Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 2000s
Enrique Flores ’01, M.A. '06, through his nonprofit East Side Heroes, coordinated Unity Day II in East San Jose, in March. The event strives to promote peace amid gang-troubled communities by encouraging gang members and former member—and those whose lives have been touched by the violent feuds—to bring in gang paraphernalia in exchange for gift cards and to participate in a march through residential streets to promote peace.
Christine Epres '01 married Philip Yeager on August 19, 2011 in Maui, Hawaii. Christine is a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Christine and Philip live in Washington, DC.
Angel Diaz ’99 and Alma Diaz Parra ’01 welcomed their first child, Eduardo Angel, on September 7, 2011. The family resides in Los Angeles.
Angel Diaz ’99 and Alma Diaz Parra ’01 welcomed their second child, Antonio Ernesto, on Oct. 27, 2014. He joins big brother Eduardo Angel who is three years old and the family resides in Los Angeles.
Lisa Dazols ’01 and Jennifer Chang at San Francisco City Hall. In attendance were Cheryl Dumesnil (former SCU faculty), Sarah (Canepa) Pastran ’01, Armando Pastran ’01, Kelly (Linder) Ernst ’01, Jonathan Ernst ’01, Michele (Eggers) Lago ’01, Aimmon Lago ’01, Joseph Albers ’02, and Karen (Dazols) Albers ’01. The newlyweds also have a film coming out in the spring called Out and Around: Stories of a Not-So-Straight Journey (www.OutandAround.com).
Mark A. Davis ’01 and his wife, Rachel, welcomed their daughter, Leila Magdalene Antoun Davis, on July 14, 2011. She was born at home into her daddy's loving hands. Mark is a partner at Davis Enterprises in Phoenix, Ariz.
Mark Davis '01 and Rachel Davis are delighted to announce the arrival of their third child, Clara Mariam Davis, who was born at home on Nov. 22, 2013. Best wishes to all of the SCU alumni and their families!
Paul Curtis '01 and wife Barbie - their first child, son Jackson Oliver on October 14, 2009. He was 8 pound, 7 ounces and 20 inches long. The family lives in San Francisco.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 200
Jennifer Cooke '01 wites: "I live in San Mateo and work as the Director of Marketing for Strikeforce MMA in San Jose. I'm about to graduate from the SCU MBA program in June 2011!"
Jayne (Whitney) Cantello '01 and husband Joseph Cantello welcomed their second son, Samuel William, on May 25, 2010. He joins big brother Joseph Christian, 2. The happy family resides in Oakley, CA.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Tara A. Cano '01 owns a home in Campbell, Ca. and is a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in downtown San Jose.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Andrea Cairella '01 opened her own private counseling practice in the spring of 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz. where she specializes in trauma and couples therapy. In the fall of 2011, she will be opening up another True Potential Counseling center in Milan, Italy and leading couple's workshops throughout Europe.
www.TruePotentialCounseling.com http://truepotentialcounseling.wordpress.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/andreacairella http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chandler-AZ/True-Potential-Counseling/294388754543?ref=ts&__a=9&ajaxpipe=1
Kristin (Simms) Byrnes '01, M.Div. '05 and her husband Billy have accepted volunteer positions for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement. They leave the beginning of September for Waslala, Nicaragua. They will serve as English teachers at Instituto Agropecuario de Waslala, which is a teaching farm and certified secondary school that offers educational opportunities focused on diversified and sustainable farming practices specifically designed for the Waslala region of Nicaragua. Billy and Kristin will also participate in some of the various ministries the local parish provides.
Kristin (Simms) Byrnes ’01, M.Div. ’05 is happy to be back in the Bay Area and teaching at Archbishop Mitty High School, after serving for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement in San Nicolás, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Billy, welcomed their first child, William James Byrnes on October 17, 2013. He has since blessed their lives with so much joy and love that they overlook the sleepless nights. They hope to return to Nicaragua soon for a visit, to introduce their son to the many friends they left behind.
Nick Buccola '01 accepted a tenure track appointment in the Department of Political Science at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
Nicholas Buccola '01, associate professor of political science at Linfield College, received the Samuel H. Graf Faculty Achievement Award, which recognizes a faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the college that extends beyond his or her regular duties. Buccola earned an Enduring Questions grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, recognizing the innovative design for his course, What is Freedom? This past year, Buccola has published or had accepted for publication nine separate works, and he currently has two book contracts. He coordinates the successful Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, which has brought a wide range of world-class scholars to Linfield and provided a forum for discussion for faculty, students and the McMinnville community.
Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus
Roy Brooks '01 was recently accepted for Fall 2011 entrance into the Ph.D. studies program in Theatre History and Criticism at the University of Georgia. He plans to study and write about the intersections of philosophy and performance--especially as they relate to identity, spirituality, and the human person.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 200
Dominic Boitano '01 and Courtney Daniels '03 were wed in Carmel, Calif., on May 14, 2011. Dominic is working in Irvine for a real estate pension fund advisor and development company. He has advised clients on real estate transactions valued in excess of $5 billion. Courtney received her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from USC and is working with special needs children in the Hermosa Beach School District.
Adam Blaylock ’01 was promoted to partner from senior manager. Blaylock is a member of Ernst & Young LLP?s Assurance practice in San Jose, where he serves technology clients, including large multinationals, as well as clients in the solar industry. He previously served as a Professional Practice Group resident in the West Region, where he assisted client service teams with complex technical accounting matters and facilitated executive training sessions. Blaylock graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor?s degree in Accounting and a minor in Mathematics from Santa Clara University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in California and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.