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UGRD Arts & Sciences '70

Timothy "Pat" Hannon '70, J. D. '74 graduated with a master's in military history from Norwich University on June 19, 2015. He is working as an administrative law judge for Social Security in San Jose.

submitted Jul. 17, 2015 3:53P
Grasser, Karrie

Karrie Grasser '70 received the 2015 Paul L. Locatelli Award for her outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Santa Clara University. She has been responsible for planning many of the University’s major events. Karrie’s eye for detail and her etiquette, sound judgment, and personal touch has shaped the University’s image for almost three decades.

submitted May. 7, 2015 2:02P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Frakes, Helene (Trescony)

Randy '69 and Helene Trescony Frakes '70 celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this June. The were the first couple to be married in the Mission Church after a hiatus of 32 years. Randy and Helene live in San Francisco. They have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters.

submitted Jul. 14, 2009 11:46A
Fettis, Mary (Cerrito)

Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis ’70, M.A. ’73 was honored by the Italian American Cultural Center Foundation for her dedication to the marine environment, Monterey's cultural past, Italian and Japanese heritages, Catholic community, and Fisherman's Wharf.

submitted Apr. 29, 2014 10:50P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Eskridge, Rob

After 30 years (31 winters) in Truckee, Rob Eskridge '70 moved back to the Santa Clara Valley. He has a small ranch on Hecker Pass, in the southern Santa Cruz mountains. He's still leading strategic planning for mid-market companies as an outside consultant, and grandfathering in San Diego and Reno.

Contact Rob
submitted Jun. 10, 2015 10:12P
GRD Law '70
Dunlap, Cal
Cal Dunlap J.D. ’70 is running for Washoe District Court judge, Dept. 9, in Nevada. Read more at
submitted Oct. 9, 2012 8:49P
GRD Leavey/MBA '70
Chen, Albert

Albert Chen ’68, MBA ’70 writes: “Returned at the end of 2011 to San Francisco after four-plus years working in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Was chief risk officer of CCB Financial Leasing Corporation, a joint venture leasing company between Bank of America and China Construction Bank.”

submitted Feb. 29, 2012 11:24A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Cardinalli, Carolyn (Antonini)

Carolyn Antonini Cardinalli ’70, M.A. ’73 retired from teaching Spanish at Amador High School in Pleasanton, Calif., in July 2011. She and husband John live in Pleasanton. Both are retired, travelling and helping babysit two grandsons, John Daniel Cardinalli 3 1/2 years and Kevin Cardinalli 1 1/2 years.

submitted Jan. 11, 2012 10:33A
Cahill, Lisa
Lisa Sowle Cahill ’70, was recognized with an honorary degree from College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass., this year. She is a theological ethicist at Boston College, where she has been teaching since 1976.
submitted May. 18, 2012 4:01P
Bottini, Bruce

Bruce Bottini ’70, J.D ’74 writes: “I am a trial lawyer in Portland, Ore., specializing in personal injury law, in practice with my wife, Marianne, and son John for over 25 years.”


submitted Apr. 26, 2012 3:33P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Bolton, Lawrence

Lawrence Bolton '70 is president of the Foster Youth Education Fund, a nonprofit charity dedicated to assisting former foster youth attending college in Northern California.

Contact Lawrence
(916) 804-6380.
submitted May. 26, 2015 6:15P
Awtrey, Dennis

Dennis Awtrey ’70 writes: “After several years of retirement, my wife, Peggy, and I have opened a bed-and-breakfast on the north Oregon Coast in Manzanita.”

Contact Dennis
The Awtrey House at Neahkahnie-facebook
submitted May. 3, 2012 3:08P


GRD Law '71
Sullivan, Donald

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Donald J. Sullivan ’68, J.D. ’71 received the prestigious Judge of the Year Award for 2013 from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association at its annual black tie dinner at the Ritz Carleton Hotel in San Francisco. Sullivan currently presides over a trial department in the criminal division. Besides serving in the criminal division soon after his appointment to the bench by Governor Davis in 2003, Sullivan has previously served as a Judge in the Unified Family Court doing family and juvenile dependency matters and has had a variety of Civil Court assignments, including jury trials, elder abuse and civil harassment. Sullivan reports that he immensely enjoyed the 45th reunion of his class of ’68 and wishes he had had more time to  spend chatting with his classmates. Sullivan lives in Mill Valley with his wife, Genevieve.

submitted Mar. 4, 2014 8:09A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Straw MD, William

On May 1, 2010, William E. Straw '71  was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif., after serving as 28 years as Team Physician for the Lancers.

submitted Sep. 15, 2010 5:25P
Straw, William

On May 1st, William Straw '71 was inducted into the St. Francis High School Sports Hall of Fame in Mountain View, Calif. for 28 years of service as the team physician.

submitted Jun. 8, 2010 11:47A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Straw, William

Dr. William E. Straw '71 was inducted into the St. Francis High School Sports Hall of Fame in Mountain View, Calif., for 28 years service as Team Physician.

submitted Sep. 1, 2010 3:34P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Stoelker, James

James L. Stoelker '71, of Saratoga, was appointed to the Santa Clara County Superior Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Soelker has been a principal at Mount and Stoelker since 1988. Previously, he was a partner for Mount, Kraw and Stoelker in 1987, Eller, Burt and Stoelker from 1984 to 1987 and Garrison, Townsend and Orser from 1983 to 1984. Stoelker served as a staff litigation attorney for Western Title Insurance from 1976 to 1983 and an associate attorney for Atwood and Hurst from 1974 to 1975. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Santa Clara University.


submitted Dec. 7, 2010 3:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Springer, Mary (McQuade)

Mary McQuade Schrey Springer '71, relocated to Eugene, Oregon in 2009 and has been instrumental in bringing the non-profit SecondSaturday to Eugene. One of the oldest non-profits in the United States, Second Saturday's mission is to keep divorcing women and their children out of poverty through education and support. Through her private psychotherapy practice she has also spearheaded a Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren Network and is on the Board of the Oregaon Association of Collaborative Professionals. She and her husband, Dean, also enjoy exploring Oregon backroads and her two granddaughters.

Contact Mary
submitted Jul. 15, 2011 7:47P
GRD Law '71
Sprigman, Charles

Charles J. Sprigman Jr., J.D. '71 has joined the Hoffman DiMuzio firm as Of Counsel. Following his graduation from Middlebury College in Vermont, Sprigman served two years as a line infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara Law School in Santa Clara, Calif. He has practiced law in Gloucester County since 1971. During his professional career, Sprigman has served as a municipal solicitor, school board attorney, prosecutor, and municipal court judge throughout Gloucester County, N.J. He has also acted as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, Committee on Civil Jury Charges and the District Ethics Committee. Sprigman has devoted time to his community as a councilman in the Borough of Wenonah, trustee of the Wenonah Swim Club and member of the Administrative Board of the Kemble Methodist Church. He and his wife of 44 years reside in Wenonah, N.J.

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 2:14P
Smith, Tim (Smith)

Tim Smith '71, a licensed clinical social worker, recently retired after 28 years working as a clinical supervisor and mental health clinician with the Dept. of Behavioral Health in Fresno.

Contact Tim
submitted Jun. 8, 2013 5:58P
Schrey-Springer, Mary (McQuade)

Mary McQuade Schrey ’71, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon and California, recently was placed on the Supervisory Registery for the State of Oregon and opened up an additional office at 1210 Pearl St, Eugene, Ore. She and her husband, Dean, spend as much time as possible in their second home in Kona, HI.

Contact Mary
submitted Jul. 2, 2013 2:43P
Schrey, Mary

Mary (McQuade) Schrey-Springer '71 writes that she has retired from her private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist. "My husband Dean and I will be dividing our time between our home in Kailua Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and our home on wheels on the mainland, which will help us to travel among our combined nine grandchildren. While practicing, I was fortunate, in addition to seeing individuals and families, to have facilitated a group for Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren for four years. I am hoping to continue to support and encourage these selfless parents with my writings. Aloha."

submitted Oct. 13, 2015 12:20P
UGRD Leavey Business '71
Schiavenza, James (N/A)

James M. Schiavenza '71, J.D. '74 has been named dean of Lincoln Law School of Sacramento where he has been an adjunct professor of law for more than 25  years. He recently retired from the State Attorney Genral's Office where he has worked since 1975. Jim, his wife, Ellen, and daughter Kathleen reside in Sacramento.

Contact James
James M. Schiavenza, Dean Lincoln Law School of Sacramento 3140 J Street Sacramento,CA 95816 (916) 446-1275
submitted Mar. 27, 2011 10:40A
Russell, Christine

Christine A. Russell '71, MBA '83 has been appointed chief financial officer of UniPixel. Russell brings to the position more than 30 years of CFO and senior management experience for private and publicly traded technology companies. Over the course of her career, she has completed a number of IPOs, as well as both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions.

Russell previously served as CFO of Vendavo, a provider of B2B price optimization software solutions, where she helped grow revenue 20% year-over-year and generate a record bookings quarter before helping lead the company's sale to a private equity firm earlier this year. 
Russell currently serves as director and audit committee chair of QuickLogic Corporation, and previously served as director and audit committee chair of Peak International. She is currently the chairman of Silicon Valley Directors Exchange (SVDX) which affiliates with the Stanford Rock Center. Other roles included president of Financial Executives International (Silicon Valley Chapter), and emeritus member of the business school advisory board at the University of Santa Clara, Leavey School of Business. 
submitted May. 30, 2015 1:14P
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