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Tara Macken '06, an actress/stuntwoman, is playing a fighter – a District 4 tribute – in "The Hunger Games." The film, based on the first book in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, is about a teenager who lives in a post-apocalyptic world. The games are an annual event in which boy and girls aged 12 to 18 compete in televised battles in which only one of them can survive.
Machen’s big break was appearing on "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. She will be in the next installment of the "G.I. Joe" franchise and the next reboot of "Star Trek."
Veronica Lowman '06 was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army. Lowman began her training in ROTC Basic Officer Leadership Course I at Santa Clara University and upon graduation was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a 2nd lieutenant. She is currently stationed at the Presidio in Monterey.
Francisco Lobato '04, M.S. '06 and Elsa Jacobo '05 welcomed their first daughter, Monica Lobato-Jacobo, on January 4, 2010. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 inches long. The family lives in San Jose, Calif.
Jasmin Llamas ’06, M.A. ’09, a graduate student in the University of California–Santa Barbara Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has received two grants to help fund her research: a Chicano Studies Institute (CSI) Grant and a Graduate Research Award for Social Science Surveys. This is Llamas’s second CSI grant.
Ryan Kennedy '05 and Sara (Brown) '06 were married surrounded by family and friends on June 2, 2012, in southwest Michigan.
Catherine M. Kelly M.Div. ’06, husband Andrew, and son Michael welcomed Rafael James, born Oct. 3, 2011.
Leslie Maglione '06 married James Jensen on October 9, 2010 at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. In attendance were Joseph Maglione '77, Celia Raffetto Maglione '77, Jay Maglione '13, Claudia Panontin Jones '77, Mary Conlon Almassy '77, Steve Almassy '77, Alicia Del Prado, Katie Kiely '07, and Stephanie Rocha.
Toriana S. Holmes '06 is an associate practicing bankruptcy law at the law firm of Severson & Werson, P.C. in San Francisco.
Kent Harkness ’05 and Elizabeth Warburton ’06 were married in Houston, Texas on August 16, 2012.
Brent Haase ’08 and Hillary Boller ’06 on Aug. 24, 2013 at Mission Santa Clara. Father Arthur Liebscher presided. The wedding party included Kathleen (Render) Pacini ’06, Patrick Befort ’08, and Alexander Sweidan ’08. Family include Holly (Mindling) Boller ’76 and Carl Mindling ’72, MBA ’75. The happy couple live in Littleton, Colo. with their dog, Ollie. Other alumni in attendance: Andy Pacini ’06, Ben Seidenstein ’11, Ben Strobel ’08, Bobby Petrini ’07, Brady Pivirotto ’09, Caitlin Vaughn ’06, Chris Wilderotter ’06, Christel Allen ’06, Cristina Sansone ’11, Claire Bickenbach ’06, Elliott Bosslet ’06, Greg Mohrman ’05, Gustavo Gomez ’08, Jake Lyssy ’10, Jenn (Peck) Zessin ’06, Jim Miller ’05, Katherine Deleon ’11, Kelly (Steinwascher) Miller ’08, Kelly (Wells) Kasper ’10, Kendall Craver ’06, Kim Bedolla ’10, Lesley Miller ’06, Matt Steele ’09, Michael Strockis ’08, Patrick Tynan ’08, MBA ’12, Patty Tedesco ’74, Tom Cummins J.D. ’11, and Tracy Flecky ’07.
Bently Guglielmi ’06 writes: “My little sister, Jacqueline Taylor ’12, just graduated from SCU, along with my sister-in-law Gina Guglielmi ’12 and my first cousin Stephanie Carmassi ’12. This was a special graduation because we are the fifth generation to attend this fine university, yes fifth. It dates back to Adolph Gericke ’89, followed by Emile Maloney ’26 and his brother Harold Maloney ’24. Emile’s son and my uncle, Richard Maloney ’52, is our grandmother’s (Sheila Carmassi’s) brother. Sheila married Herm Carmassi, from the dynamic class of ’56, and their son Steve Carmassi ’84 is Stephanie’s father. I even attended his graduation in the Mission Garden back in the day. To go a step further, my husband, Tony Guglielmi ’06, and I were married by Father Tony Sauer ’56, good friend and classmate of Herm Carmassi. Fr. Sauer also baptized a future bronco: Giuliana. We took a photo at the picnic, which I hope to find, of three of the five generations who recently attended this warm ceremony last Saturday. They included my grandfather Herm, his son Steve, his daughter Stephanie, my brother Ryan Taylor ’10, my sister Jacqueline, my husband Tony, and his sister Gina. We are so proud to be a part of this fine institution. Let the tradition continue.”
Lisa (Duncan) Guglielmelli '06 married her high school classmate, Dustin Guglielmelli, in June 2010. The wedding took place in Livermore, CA and they now make their home in Dublin, CA. The bride was walked down the aisle by her father, Phillp C. Duncan '82 and her sister Stacey M. Duncan '01 was her bridesmaid. There were also SCU friends in attendance.
Jack Gillum '06 has been named a campaign finance and investigative reporter for the Associated Press. He will be covering the role of money in the upcoming 2012 election cycle at a time when court rulings have radically changed how outside groups can influence elections. Prior to joining AP's Washington bureau, Gillum was an editor with USA Today and, before that, with the Arizona Daily Star. His notable work includes uncovering testing irregularities in big-city schools and the growing role of government subsidies in college sports programs.
Christina L. Flynn '06 is joining the Utah Shakespeare Festival Educational tour for the first time. She is one of the members of the acting company for USF's 2012 tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Originally from San Diego, she received her B.A in theatre arts from Santa Clara University and her M.F.A in acting from Wayne State University. Flynn also studied at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.
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.
Marisa Randazzo '06 has married Quintin Fillmon of Santa Rosa, CA, in Los Angeles on August 15, 2009. Along with Marisa's brother, Bubba Randazzo '98 and his wife Amy Randazzo '98, Francesca Koscielak '06, Carly Bird-Vogel '06, Ellie Meneffee '06 and Angela Saldivar '06 were all in the wedding party. Marisa currently works as a buyer at the Univerisity of Southern California and Quinn, a UCLA grad, works for a sales company in Los Angeles. After their wedding, Quinn and Marisa honeymooned in Europe and currently reside in Santa Monica. Other broncos in attendance: Brian Koscielak '06, Nikki Strehlow '06, Katie Reedy '06, Lindsey Hart '06, Mike Vinvent '06, Kendall Craver '06, Varant Ovenessoff '06, Michaela Cawley '06, Alex Rhodes '06, Joseph Zanfini '08, Joanne & Todd McDonald '87 and John & Melissa Riley '98.
On July 20, 2010, Brandon "Bubba" Randazzo '98 and Amy Puccetti Randazzo '98 had a baby girl named Addison Marie (pictured on right). Addie joins her older brother Jake, (6 years), and sis Sofia (1 1/2 years). Six days later on July 26th, Bubba's younger sister, Marisa Randazzo Fillmon '06 and her husband Quinn, gave birth to their first baby girl, Gianna Margaret Grace (pictured on left). Both cousins are doing great and are sure to be future Broncos!!
Marisa Randazzo Fillmon ’06 and her husband, Quinn, gave birth to their daughter, Ava Patricia Grace, on Jan. 6, 2012. Ava joins her big sis, Gianna (18 months). The Fillmon family resides in Long Beach, Calif.
Christina Fialho ’06, J.D. ’12 and her colleague Christina Mansfield were named 2012 Echoing Green Fellows for Social Change. Echoing Green provides more than $2 million in seed support social entrepreneurs from around the world every year.
The pair will launch a new project -- Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) -- with support from Echoing Green for the first two years. CIVIC is a national network of immigration detention visitation groups, with a mission to end the isolation and abuse of persons in immigration detention by building and strengthening community visitation programs across the U.S. They will provide support to current visitation groups, resources and training to new groups, and a communication platform for all visitation groups.
Fialho, a social activist for immigrant rights and the daughter of an immigrant, has assisted in defending immigrants from detention and deportation before the U.S. Immigration Courts and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She currently serves on the steering committee of the Detention Watch Network, and her scholarly publications focus on the intersection of immigration law, constitutional law, and international human rights. Prior to starting CIVIC, she co-founded the first immigration detention visitation program in California.