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1986

UGRD Leavey Business '86
Chow, Kenton

Kenton Chow ’86, MBA ’96 is now the Chief Operating Officer of RetailNext, Inc., the leading big data analytics software company for physical retail stores worldwide. He and his wife of 19 years, Teri, live in Almaden Valley in San Jose with their two daughters, Kendra 17, and Kianna 14.

Contact Kenton
www.retailnext.net
submitted Oct. 20, 2013 3:35P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '86
Bruno, Liz
Liz Bruno '82, M.A. '86 had her jersey—No. 42—retired at a Bronco basketball game in Feb. Bruno played for SCU from 1978 through 1982 and holds the school career women’s and men’s record for rebounds with 1,218; is 16th on the school all-time points list with 1,081; and is the only Bronco women’s basketball player with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The SCU Hall of Famer is an 18-year Redmond resident and licensed clinical therapist in the dual diagnosis unit at Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, Wash. She is also an active member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond and also participates in prison ministry when she’s not at her full-time job at Fairfax Hospital. Read more about her on the Kirkland Reporter.
submitted Feb. 25, 2014 8:17A

1987

'87
Savage, John

John Savage ’87 was named Coach of the Year this season, by both Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America magazines. Savage was also named the ABCA West Region Coach of the Year earlier this summer.

One of the most respected coaches in college baseball, Savage led the Bruins to their first national baseball championship at the recent College World Series with an 8-0 win over Mississippi St. The Bruins, 49-17, rolled through the NCAA Tournament with a 10-0 record and finished 5-0 at the College World Series.
 
UCLA faced possibly the most difficult gauntlet of teams in history during its undefeated run to the national championship. The Bruins started off by beating two ranked teams in Cal. Poly and San Diego in Regional action along with San Diego St. Then UCLA travelled to No. 4 ranked Cal. St. Fullerton and eliminated the Titans two straight.
 
At the College World Series, UCLA knocked off No. 1 ranked LSU, No. 5 N.C. State, No. 2 North Carolina and then swept Mississippi State two straight in the Championship Series. Incredibly, the Bruins’ pitching staff only allowed four runs over five CWS games against these elite teams.
 
That achievement is especially relevant because Savage is also the pitching coach at UCLA and one of the best in the business.
In the 67-year-history of the College World Series, only one national champion has given up fewer runs than UCLA this year as California allowed three in 1957.
The Bruins were the first team in CWS history to allow one run or less in each of the five games they played.
 
UCLA only surrendered one run in two games played against hard-hitting Mississippi State in the Championship Finals. The lone run is the fewest ever given up by a team in the Finals.
 
UCLA’s pitchers only allowed 14 runs in 10 games during Regional, Super Regional and College World Series games. The core of every Savage team has been the remarkable pitching staffs he has molded. The top three starters on the 2013 staff included Adam Plutko (10-3, 2.25 ERA), Nick Vander Tuig (14-4, 2.16 ERA) and Grant Watson (9-3, 3.01 ERA).
 
The bullpen was incredible with All-American closer David Berg (NCAA record 24 saves in 51 appearances, 0.92 ERA, 78 strikeouts, 11 walks), James Kaprielian (34 appearances, 1.55 ERA in 40 2/3 innings), and Zack Weiss (43 appearances, 2.25 ERA in 40 innings), among others.
 
Pitchers posted a 2.55 ERA and struck out 457 batters with only 163 walks.
The staff, along with catcher Shane Zeile, only allowed 42 stolen bases in 64 attempts over 66 games and just one stolen base at the College World Series.
UCLA’s team ERA the last four years has been remarkable thanks to the tireless work of Savage.
  • 2010 (3.00 ERA).
  • 2011 (2.44 ERA).
  • 2012 (3.13 ERA).
  • 2013 (2.55 ERA).
Never in the history of UCLA baseball has the pitching been so good for so long, and that is a direct reflection of Savage who teaches every aspect of pitching to his hurlers, including the vital mental and emotional side.
 
Over his nine years, Savage has produced some of the nation’s top drafted pitchers, including Gerrit Cole (first overall pick in 2011 Draft by Pirates), Trevor Bauer (third overall pick in 2011 draft by Diamondbacks), David Huff (first round supplemental pick in 2006 by the Indians) and Rob Rasmussen (second round pick in 2010 by the Marlins), just to name a few.
Savage has guided the Bruins to the post-season in seven of the last eight seasons. 
 
He became UCLA’s first head baseball coach to lead the Bruins to the finals of the College World Series in 2010, guiding UCLA to a 51-17 record that year in a second place national finish to South Carolina.
 
Savage has also led the Bruins to their third College World Series appearance in four years and guided the Bruins to a top three Pac-12 Conference finish in each of the last eight seasons, the only Pac-12 team to do so.
UCLA has had 65 players drafted by professional baseball since Savage came on the scene.
 
Savage, 47, and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Julia (17), Jack (15), Ryan (13) and Gabrielle (11).

 

submitted Jul. 4, 2013 6:39A
'87
Oppenheimer, Peter

The Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group announced the appointment of Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87 as an independent director of the firm, effective immediately. Oppenheimer will be a member of each of the firm’s Audit, Risk, Compensation and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Public Responsibilities committees.

“Peter’s 25 years of broad experience across important industries will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel.”
 
Mr. Oppenheimer is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apple, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of electronic devices and related software services. Before becoming Chief Financial Officer at Apple, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2004, and prior to that, from 1996 to 2002, he served first as Senior Director of Finance and Controller for the Americas, then as Vice President and Controller of Worldwide Sales and later as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Before joining Apple, from 1992 to 1996 Mr. Oppenheimer was the Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Finance, MIS, Administration and Equipment Leasing Portfolio at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., a leading provider of human capital management and integrated computing solutions, and prior to that, from 1988 to 1992 he was a consultant within the Information Technology Practice at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP.
 
Mr. Oppenheimer is a member of the boards of the California Polytechnic State University Foundation and of the Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, California. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, and received an MBA from Santa Clara University.
submitted Mar. 4, 2014 12:31P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Olson, Kim

Kim Olson '87 lives with her husband, Jim Beit, and their three daughters in Bronxville, New York. She is a principal in advisory practice at Deloitte. She works in the intersection of risk management and regulation, primarily serving bank and investment bank clients. She specializes in assisting clients to implement Dodd Frank reforms, Federal Reserve stress testing requirements and capital adequacy standards, and risk and control governance structures.

submitted May. 28, 2013 8:02P
'87
Laird, Laurie
Laurie Laird '87 has left Santa Clara University as associate director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education to assume a new position as associate director of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.
 
In the 15 years that Laird has devoted to community-based learning at SCU, she has affected the lives of more than 11,000 students. Her efforts as associate director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education have been key in the creation of strong and sustainable partnerships between the University and more than 60 community organizations in the South Bay.
 
In 2011, California Campus Compact (CCC) awarded her the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence & Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education. A coalition of leading colleges and universities, CCC established the award in 1999 to inspire institutions to deepen their efforts to create and sustain authentic community campus partnerships.
 
Among her accomplishments, Laird founded and co-directed the Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship Program, which provides grants for undergraduate students for summer community-based social justice work. She also led a delegation of faculty and staff on an immersion trip to El Salvador each year.
submitted Sep. 19, 2013 10:50A
'87
Calcagno, Greg

Greg Calcagno '87 was named head football coach at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Calcagno was quarterback and captain on the St. Francis team that went 13-0 in 1982, the school's first undefeated football team. He graduated in 1983 and went on to play at Santa Clara University. He is currently the St. Francis' alumni director and assistant junior varsity football coach.

Read more in the San Jose Mercury News.

submitted May. 5, 2013 9:02P
'87
Agrimonti, Lisa

Lisa Agrimonti ’87 married her partner of eight years, Verlynn Pinkney, on December 7, 2013 in Minn. Lisa is a shareholder and energy law attorney with the law firm of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. in Minneapolis. Verlynn is a retired retail executive.

submitted Jan. 14, 2014 7:25P

1988

UGRD Leavey Business '88
Young, Kaipo

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Kaipo Young ’88 resides with his wife Dana and 11-year old triplets Keale, Maile and Makana in Oakland. Kaipo is an owner/partner in the Oakland law firm of Bartlett, Leader-Picone & Young, LLP. Kaipo's specialy is debt collections and creditor's rights in bankruptcy.

submitted Oct. 1, 2013 11:03A
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Stevens, Dan

Freshman Dorm: Swig

The family of Dan Stevens ’88 includes wife, Katie Stevens, and three children Ben (11), Olivia (9), and Estelle (5). Same employer for last 12 years at Wells Fargo Bank as a Mortgage Banker. Looking forward to the 25th this coming weekend!

submitted Oct. 7, 2013 5:16P
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Schell, Jim

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Jim Schell ’88 writes, "After many years in Japan, I am now working for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as a Realtor associate. My wife, twin daughters, and I currently reside in Oahu. Life in 'paradise' is filled with aloha and unparalleled beauty. Please contact me (jims@cbpacific.com) for information on investment properties, vacation homes, condos, etc. I am happy to help you find your own piece of paradise. Aloha!"

Contact Jim
jims@cbpacific.com www.cbpacific.com/jims
submitted May. 28, 2013 4:17P
'88
Miller Hornbeek, Susan (Miller)

Susie Hornbeek '88 and husband Gary Hornbeek and their two kids ages 11 and 8 live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Susie is a senior marketing consultant for technology companies and formerly director of Integrated Marketing at Silver Springs Networks.

submitted May. 29, 2013 3:57A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Lindblad, Paul

Paul Lindblad ’88, MBA ’92 writes, "At the start of the year we relocated to Shanghai where I have taken over responsiblity for Wacker Chemical's business in China. My wife Monica ’90 and my two daugters are settling back into Asia, though they are missing friends in Germany. They still get to summer and see family at Christmas at our place in Incline Village, but China is a far cry from Germany!"

submitted Aug. 5, 2013 7:59P
'88
Gomersall, Amy (Kremer)

Amy (Kremer) Gomersall ’88 writes, "Still living in and loving Chico, Calif,. with husband, Edson, and three kids, Peter, (16), Nicholas (14), and Grace (9). Celebrating 22 years of marriage, 20+ years of freelance graphic design with SCU and 25 years with the Class of 1988! Looking forward to our 25-year reunion with Stucco House gal Molly Emrick Scragg ’88, Liz Vierra Malone ’88, Linda May Fitzgerald ’88, and Diane Dunn ’88!"

submitted Aug. 19, 2013 10:56A
'88
Bell, Kelley (Kornder)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Kelley (Kornder) Bell ’88 lives in Ben Lomond, Calif., with her husband, custom furniture designer and creator Timothy Bell. They have 2 funny and amazing girls, Charlotte (11) and Sadie (5). Kelley is the global director of Community & Environmental Initiatives for Driscoll's Berries and sits on the Global Executive Team.

submitted Sep. 13, 2013 4:28P
'88
Basich, Frank

Frank Basich ’88 is the Inland Marine Team Lead for Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty in San Francisco. He has been in the insurance industry for 24 years and with AGCS for the last 11. He lives in Petaluma, CA with his wife of 23 years, Jennifer, and their 9-year-old son, Sam. Frank is the head coach of Sam's CYO Basketball Team in Petaluma. Frank wanted to let the class of 1988 know that the 25th Reunion was fantastic. He wrote, "It was great to catch up with so many wonderful friends. Thank you so much for all the great memories. See you all at the 30th, if not before. The class of '88 rocks!"

submitted Jan. 10, 2014 9:54A

1989

GRD Law '89
Watson, Thomas
Thomas Watson J.D. ’89 has been appointed by the city of South Lake Tahoe to serve as city attorney. Watson has served in numerous governmental capacities since 1989. A specialist in construction litigation, Mr. Watson joined the Fresno law firm of Kimble, MacMichael & Upton upon completion of an internship with the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. After three years with KMU, Mr. Watson joined the Tulare County Counsel’s office, obtaining expertise in governmental construction and entitlements, which resulted in his serving as LAFCO counsel for the County. 
 
In 2002, Mr. Watson left Tulare County to establish his current firm, Fike, Boranian & Watson. In 2005, Mr. Watson was appointed as a Judge Pro Tem for the Office of Administrative Services, a judicial arm of the State of California. Since 2008, Mr. Watson has served as the city attorney for Mendota and has been Woodlake’s city attorney for over 16 years. 
Passionate about the legal profession, Mr. Watson conducted seminars and classes about legal issues and processes in six countries on four continents. Continually engaged in legal education, Mr. Watson has served as a judge for international legal competitions in the United States, Europe and China. Mr. Watson is married to Dr. Jennifer Watson and they have two children.
submitted Jun. 14, 2013 9:40A
'89
Rodriguez, Luis
Luis Rodriguez ’89, J.D. ’92 is the first Latino and the first active public defender elected to be president of the State Bar of California, which regulates more than 237,000 attorneys in the state.
 
"I'm the first Latino and that's something to celebrate, especially in the state of California but at the same time, it's a stark reminder of how long it takes for certain groups to move up and become part of the leadership of the community," said Rodriguez.
 
The Los Angeles native, who was the first in his family to attend college, came to believe the best way to help his family and give the disadvantaged a voice was by getting a formal education and becoming an advocate of the legal system. 
 
Rodriguez was admitted to the State Bar in 1994. He is a former president of the California La Raza Lawyers Association, the Mexican American Bar Association, and the Latino Public Defenders Association.
submitted May. 22, 2013 4:50A
'89
May, Maggie (Rodee)

Maggie Rodee May ’89 writes: "My husband and I relocated to Silver Spring, M.D. in 2012, after living abroad in Vicenza, Italy for three years. My husband Tony, is serving in the U.S. Army. I am currently enrolled at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in an adult nurse practitioner program."

Contact Maggie
On Facebook: Maggie Rodee May
submitted Apr. 5, 2014 12:02P
UGRD Leavey Business '89
Lleverino, Mario

Mario Lleverino ’89, a restaurant exective with 20 years of experience, has opened Ciano's Modern Latin Flavors, a restaurant in downtown Campbell. He is also on the board of the Mexican Heritage Corporation.

Contact Mario
http://cianosmodernlatin.com/
submitted Jul. 29, 2013 11:05A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '89
Jordan, Keith

Keith Jordan ’89, J.D. ’93 writes, "I work for an amazing company that is a disruptive game-changer for the betterment of business and employees. I partner with other companies and look for ways to bring value to their business with a measurable ROI. I determine how I can improve a company's 'PIERS': Productivity, Image, Expenses, Revenue, Safety, Security, Stability."

Contact Keith
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/keith-jordan/23/6b5/273/
submitted May. 17, 2013 3:09P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '89
Darchini, Tracy

Tracy Garfinkel Darchini ’89 was promoted to Media Relations Manager for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Ore.

submitted May. 15, 2013 3:07P
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