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UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Slifer, Anissa

Anissa Slifer '93 is working as a hospitalist in Knoxville, Tenn. She and her husband, Brooks Bernardo, welcomed their first child, Taylor James, on October 25, 2010. All are doing well!!!

Contact Anissa
Anissa's email address is
submitted Jun. 7, 2011 7:34P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Slifer, Anissa

Anissa Slifer '93 and her husband Brooks Bernardo welcomed the birth of their first child, Taylor, almost a year ago on October 25, 2010. They currently live in Knoxville, TN where Anissa is working as a physician.

submitted Oct. 11, 2011 5:09A
Sifferman, Stephen

Stephen Sifferman '93, M.S. '98 received the School of Engineering's 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, which honors alumni whose accomplishments in their professions, communities, and/or service to the School of Engineering have set them apart. Sifferman reflects the qualities and characteristics that best define the ideals of a Jesuit education: a passion for and commitment to excellence.

For the past 20 years, Steve Sifferman has had a distinguished career in the wireless communications industry.  Beginning as a senior software engineer at Northrop Grumman, he moved on to ArrayComm, where he worked his way up the ranks to eventually taking on the role of President of the world leader in multi-antenna signal processing software products for wireless communications. During his time with ArrayComm, he helped develop cutting-edge technologies and holds numerous patents in recognition of his work.  Respected not only for his technical ability, Steve is also lauded for his managerial and leadership abilities. In his current capacity as president and CEO of Tarana Wireless, Inc., Steve is guiding the company’s evolution from its successful first phase of technology development into broad commercialization and growth. Beyond serving his company, he impacts his field as a board member of the Telecommunications Industry Association. For his contribution to the development of wireless communication technologies and outstanding leadership within his industry, Steve was selected to receive this honor.

He continues to live in Santa Clara with his wife, Leslie Anne (Rettig) Sifferman '93, and their three children: Greg, Stephanie, and Nick.
submitted Apr. 28, 2015 1:04P
Shih, Timothy
Timothy K. Shih Ph.D. '93 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
Since obtaining his Ph.D. at Santa Clara, Dr. Shih has become a full professor of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Central University, which is ranked among the top eight research institutions in Taiwan. Throughout his career, he has made major research contributions in the areas of intelligent distance learning and video technology on video repair and special effects production, garnering numerous international research and best paper awards. A prolific researcher, he has more than 480 publications and is the founder of theInternational Journal of Distance Education Technologies, where he served as coeditor-in-chief. He also served as associate editor and area editor for more than 40 journals, including IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:05P
Sacco, Katie (Gough)

Katie Gough Sacco '93 and Mark Sacco '92 announce the birth of their third child, Wyatt Christopher Sacco. Wyatt joins big sister Lucy and big brother Owen at home in Alameda, Calif.

submitted Nov. 6, 2008 9:13A
Rooney, Kevin

Kevin F. Rooney ’93 was made partner at the law firm of Browne George Ross LLP. He was appointed co-lead class counsel by the United States District Court in Florida in a landmark class action involving a fraudulent trade school, achieving the largest known student loan forgiveness settlement in U.S. history, in excess of $140 million. Kevin lives in San Mateo with his wife, Diane, and his children, Braeden and Olivia.

submitted Apr. 14, 2015 10:43A
Raczykowski, Kristin

Kristin (Busch) Raczykowski '93 and husband Dan became the proud parents of twins, Tyler Joseph and Lexi Marie, on June 18, 2011. The family lives in Spokane, Wash.

submitted Jul. 1, 2011 10:28A
GRD Leavey/MBA '93
Pitchford, Mark

Mark Pitchford MBA ’93 was named managing director of sales and service at Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company. Pitchford will be based at the San Francisco headquarters.

Pitchford joined Esurance from Allstate, where he was senior vice president of direct sales and service. Prior to Allstate, Pitchford held senior marketing, sales, and customer service positions at Hanaro Telecom and Hanaro Media (in South Korea), Qwest Communications, and AT&T.

submitted Jun. 10, 2012 11:19A
Palomino, Jacinto

Jacinto Palomino ’93 is the Division IV District Court Judge in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is a candidate in the November 2012 election. Read a profile in the Las Cruces Sun-News.


submitted Oct. 9, 2012 5:12P
UGRD Engineering '93
Nuti, Paul

Paul M. Nuti ’93 and business partner Alborz Wozniak opened a new environmental engineering consulting firm called Veritas Environmental Consulting, Inc. in June 2013. The new firm is located in Pleasant Hill, California, and consults nationally to variety of private and public clients. Paul and wife Elizabeth (Goebel) Nuti ’93 live in Pleasant Hill with their two children, Julia and Emma.

submitted Oct. 8, 2013 10:13A
GRD Leavey/MBA '93
Miller, Kevin

Kevin M. Miller MBA '93 was promoted to Vice President of National Sales at INSULECTRO. INSULECTRO is the leading supplier of advanced engineered materials used to fabricate complex multilayer printed circuits boards (PCB) and other electronic interconnect system.

submitted Apr. 5, 2011 9:18A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Mifsud, Christina

Christina Mifsud ’93 is a certified tour guide in Florence, Italy. Travelers seeking a tour from a friendly Bronco can reach her at

submitted Dec. 8, 2014 5:41P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Michelson, Kimberly (Smoker)

Arik Michelson '92, JD '95 and Kimberly (Smoker) Michelson '93 recently visited campus with their future Broncos: Jack (9), Ian (8), Sean (5).

submitted Jul. 29, 2010 12:50P
GRD Law '93
McCracken, Thomas

Thomas P. McCracken JD ’93 was appointed Vice President of Intellectual Property at MAP Pharmaceuticals. McCracken has extensive legal experience within the healthcare industry. Most recently, he was Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel at Durect Corporation, where he was responsible for management, development and creation of all intellectual property assets.  He was previously with PowderJect Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for managing IP assets and services across all research and development functions of the company, including vaccines, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.  Prior to PowderJect, Mr. McCracken was in private patent law practice and specialized in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical engineering and medical devices. His knowledge of the biotechnology field is further supplemented with several years of technical experience in research and development at privately held biopharmaceutical companies, including research activities at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. McCracken holds a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego and a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.  He is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the State Bar of California.

submitted Nov. 29, 2010 1:25P
Magolske, Patricia (Aquino)

Patricia (Aquino) Magolske '93 and husband John Magolske—a daughter, Stella Rose, on Jan. 5, 2013. The family resides in San Francisco.

submitted Mar. 8, 2013 7:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Leonard, Brian

Brian T. Leonard 93, an attorney with Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, is included on the 2012 Southwest Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers magazine. The peer-reviewed listing is reserved for just 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state who are 40 years old or younger and who have practiced law for 10 years or less.

Leonard joined the Phoenix-based accident and personal injury law firm in 2007, following six years of working in the practice area with his father. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.

submitted Sep. 2, 2012 6:38P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Leane, Kim (Sheldahl)

Kim (Sheldahl) Leane '93 and her husband, Brigham, welcomed baby Kayla Garnett Leane on May 28, 2009. Her older sisters, Emily and Chloe, think she's pretty special. The family lives in Grand Junction, Colo.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 10:19A
GRD Leavey/MBA '93
Krakauer, Bob

Bob Krakauer ’88, MBA ’93 has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact, enterprise workforce optimization, and Microsoft platform solutions.  Playing a key role on the management team, Krakauer will provide strategic financial direction to the company.

Prior to joining the Aspect team, Krakauer was working with Permira Capital as Interim CFO in the carve-out of Genesys from Alcatel-Lucent. He brings more than 20 years in managing technology-related companies and has extensive experience raising debt and equity capital.
He is currently a member of the advisory board at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.
submitted Jul. 26, 2012 11:02A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '93
Kisling, Jeffrey

Jeff Kisling '93 M.A. has received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology. Jeff has a private psychotherapy practice in Los Altos, where he specializes in sexuality and health concerns. He lives in Palo Alto.

Contact Jeffrey
submitted Sep. 14, 2010 5:55P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Kennedy, Tracey (Smith)

Tracey (Smith) Kennedy ’93 and her husband Dan and their two children, Jordan and Parker, recently moved to Austin, Texas in June 2013. Tracey now works for Cox Media Group as a Client Solutions Director.

submitted Dec. 29, 2013 7:23P
GRD Law '93
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
submitted May. 17, 2013 3:09P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '93
Johnson, Michael

Michael R. Johnson ’92, M.A. ’93 has been hired as the new Middle School Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre, an international school in Caracas, Venezuela. He will be moving to Caracas in August along with his wife Christina, daughter Danielle (9), and son Derek (6). Mike is currently assistant principal at Carmichael Middle School in Richland, WA.

submitted Jan. 3, 2010 5:06P
Johnson, Michael

Michael R. Johnson ’92, M.S. ’93 is completing his fourth year as Middle School Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre, an international school in Caracas, Venezuela. Recently he was appointed to the Middle School Principal position at the Anglo-American School of Moscow for the 2014-2015 school year. He will move to Moscow this summer with his wife, Christina, daughter Danielle (14), and son Derek (11).

submitted Apr. 29, 2014 6:18P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Hornecker, Jim

Jim Hornecker ’93 and his wife Andrea welcomed their seventh child, Luke Sebastian Hornecker, on March 28, 2014. They live in Chaska, Minn.

Contact Jim
submitted May. 26, 2014 2:01P
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