Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in last 6 months by graduates in the 2000s
Katie Susemihl ’97, J.D. ’05 and Ryan Bennie welcomed their first child, Thomas Ryan Bennie, on June 28, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. The family lives in Santa Rosa.
Travis Salha ’05 and Nicola van Rensburg were married on April 17, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Matt Tuttle '05 served as best man. Other Broncos in attendance included Katy Tuttle '05 and Kristin Belanger '05. The couple met in London, United Kingdom, and now live in San Jose.
Patrick McCarthy ’05, MBA ’13 and Jennifer Oddo ’05 were married on May 24, 2014 at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. Patrick works for a real estate developer in San Francisco, and Jennifer is a registered dental hygienist in Marin county. The couple lives in San Francisco. Many broncos were in attendance including the bride's parents Claire (Tolin) Oddo ’75 and Joe Oddo ’76, M.A. ’78, Shawn French ’76, John McCarthy ’79, Jim McCarthy ’80, Kit (DiJulio) Soldato ’05, Anthony Soldato ’05, J.D. ’08, Chrissie (Moreno) Smith ’05, Gina (Scalise) Halow ’05, Kaitlin (Kardong) Mallon ’05, Andrew Whiteman ’05, Tony Vieceli ’05, Jim Miller ’05, Greg Mohrman ’05 and many others!
Sergio Mairena MBA ’05 writes, "Bridging Silicon Valley and Napa Valley with the launch of an intelligent wine-blending platform, Mezcla!"
Javier Gonzalez '05 was appointed by the United States Commission on Civil Rights to serve on the California State Advisory Committee on June 20, 2014. The State Advisory Committee members assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions. Javier lives in San Jose.
Guadalupe Escobar ’05 was awarded a Mary S. Taylor–Ruth N. Frey Scholarship by the Santa Clara Woman's Club. Escobar, who is currently enrolled in DeAnza College’s nursing program. “Both these young women were truly outstanding, with positive attitudes, a clear idea of their career path, good grades and both work part-time,” said Woman’s Club Past President Nancy Jo Banko.
Chris Duchesne ’06 married Michelle Donecho ’05, M.A. ’10 on July 12, 2014 at the Mission Santa Clara de Asis with a reception following at the Adobe Lodge. The wedding party included Matt Duchesne ’05 and Trey Miller ’13. The couple honeymooned in Maui and resides in Menlo Park.
Jessica Frank ’05 and Peter Brown were married on Aug. 9, 2014 at the Vine Hill House at O'Connell Vineyards in Sebastopol, Calif. Kristin Belanger ’05 and Katy Tuttle ’05 served as maid & matron of honor. Several other Broncos were in attendance, along with guests from Australia and Germany. The happy couple currently resides in San Francisco, Calif.
David Rodriguez ’05 and Christine Badal ’07 welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eddie Alexander, on Jan. 11, 2014.
Angie Wilcox M.A. ’06 assumed a new role as Assistant Dean in the Student Affairs division at Stanford University after 11 years in Student Life at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She and her husband Nathan Barreras ’97 live in Redwood City.
David Terrazas MBA '01, J.D. ’06, has been re-elected to the Santa Cruz City Council. He is a manager with Valley Transit Authority.
Scott Sweeney ’08 and Michelle (Evanson) Sweeney ’06 welcomed their first son, Oliver Edward on March 12, 2014. They currently reside outside of Seattle.
Hilary Ruth Sledge J.D. ’06 and Lateef A. Sarnor were married Nov. 1 in Sonoma, Calif. Judge Denise Page Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan officiated, with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III, a minister of Plymouth United Church of Christ, taking part.
Yoana Picazo ’06 writes, "My family welcomed lovely baby boy Noel on Dec. 26, 2013 in Kentucky. He weighed 10 lbs. 8 oz. and was 22 inches long!!!"
Brent Haase ’08 and Hillary (Boller) Haase ’06 are the proud parents of future Bronco Louis William Haase, born Aug. 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM. 6 lb., 0.9 oz., 18 1/4 in. Louis joins big brother Ollie, a German Shepherd, at home in Greenwood Village, Colo.
Megan Katherine Conlin ’06 of San Jose, Calif. wed Alexander "Zandy" James Eckrich of Kalamazoo, Mich. on Sep. 13th, 2014 at Mission Santa Clara in front of God, family and fellow SCU alumni including bridesmaid Christina Alexander ’06. Broncos in attendance included Rachel (Greenberg) Rasmusson ’06, Brandon Rasmusson ’06, Chrissy (Brooks) Rice ’06, Michael Tirabassi ’06, Tara (Heitman) Tirabassi ’06, Jenica (Mariani) Maldenado ’06, Kellan McNamara ’06, Alex Barrera ’06, Walt Stephenson ’06, Ryan Johnson ’06, Varant Ovanessoff ’06, Claire Bickenbach ’06, Kendall Craver ’06, Vince Castro ’06, and Erin Kunse ’07. "Shout" played on repeat the entire night. The newly married couple currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
In August, Kyle Stephenson ’07 earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. He and wife Ashley Schweickart ’07 recently relocated to Monterey, California, where Kyle accepted a tenure track faculty position at California State University Monterey Bay.
Elizabeth (Elliott) Skibbe MBA ’07 and husband David welcomed their third child, Jacob, in July 2013. He joins Abigail, 3, and Ryan, 2. The family resides in Minnesota.
Patrick Rugo ’07 and Megan Van Ess were married in Santa Cruz, Calif., on April 26, 2014. Pat attended UCSF Medical post-graduation and is a doctor of physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente. Megan works as a registered dental hygienist. Many SCU alumni friends and family were in attendance as they exchanged their vows under the redwoods and overlooking the Pacific. Patrick's mother is Michele Rugo M.A. '01. The couple resides in San Francisco.
Chris Chang ’07 and Quyen (Le) Chang ’07, MBA ’12 married on Aug 30., 2014, in Maui, HI. The wedding party included Neha Sharma ’07, Gillian Rimicci ’07, Jenna O'Connor ’07, Jessica Kremer MBA ’12, Joanne Wang ’09, Martin Lewis ’09, Greg Moore ’08, Raymond Chiu ’08, and Mimi Pham ’16. The couple currently live in San Francisco.
Mary (Chandler) Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 married Nick Carlich on April 26, 2014, in an awesome barn in Canby, Ore. Representing SCU as bridesmaids were Betsy Seus ’04, Amanda Kremer ’04, Becca (Johansen) Auten ’04, and Inna Petrovsky J.D. ’07. The bride didn't realize until now how many of her bridesmaids were from SCU. Go Broncos!
Tom Wong ’08, who won the Orella Prize the year he graduated, just earned a Ph.D. in physics from UCSD. He has accepted a post-doc in Latvia to work with a computational scientist. He commented that even though his Ph.D. was from a physics dept, his advisor was basically a mathematician and he uses (of all things) Fortran95 to write a lot of his software! So all three majors at SCU (Math, Computer Science, and Physics) have served him well. , and the year he graduated (2008).