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2008

UGRD Leavey Business '08
Seggie, Amber (Valdivia)

Amber Valdivia '08 and Sean Seggie were married on May 15, 2010 on the Big Island of Hawaii.

submitted Jun. 4, 2010 9:35A
'08
Schmidt, Peter

Peter Schmidt ’08 married Emily Brown, Loyola Marymount graduate, on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Plantation Farm Camp in Sonoma County. They live in Sausalito.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:01P
'08
Sanidad, Cristina

Cristina Sanidad '08 and Emmanuel Gallardo are engaged to be married in Phoenix, Ariz. in May 2014.

submitted Jun. 10, 2013 11:40P
'08
Rock, Rochelle

This year, May 2014, Rochelle Rock ’08 graduated from medical school and will be entering a residency at the University of Connecticut in Emergency Medicine.

submitted May. 15, 2014 12:39P
'08
Reynolds, Marcella

Marcella Reynolds ’08 writes, "For the last year I have worked at Table Mountain Rancheria as the environmental administrative assistant. I have now been promoted to environmental specialist within the Government Affairs and Environmental Department."

submitted Jan. 24, 2013 3:46P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Ramirez, Griselda

Griselda Ramirez '08 was recently hired by The Salinas Californian newspaper to report on news and feature stories from Salinas school districts and Hartnell College, and will also report on districts in north county and south county and California State University, Monterey Bay.

submitted Jun. 18, 2010 12:39P
GRD Law '08
Radhakrishnan, Niamh (Doherty)

Niamh (Doherty) Radhakrishnan J.D. '08 is now a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor, based in the Los Angeles office.

submitted May. 3, 2012 1:39P
'08
Poulter, Stuart

Stuart Poulter '08 and Kristina Chiapella '09 were married June 30, 2012 at David Walley's Hot Springs Resort in Genoa, Nev. Stuart and Kristina celebrated their wedding with fellow SCU alums Ashley Gardner '09, Katelyn (Schlereth) Wood '08, Michael Wood, Michelle Pesce '09, Chad Dupic '09, Elizabeth Storelli '09, Stephen Smoker '09, Bethany Elias Jenner '08, Catherine Waite '08, Elizabeth Czapla '08, Lindsay Mohundro '10, Samantha Go '08, Lauren Roon '08, Kaitlin Thompson '09, Adam Boriotti '08, Deborah Thurtle '08, Krystal Wu '09 and Sam Baker '08.

submitted Jul. 6, 2012 9:13A
'08
Petersson , Viktor

Viktor Petersson ’08 is co-founder and CEO of YippieMove, a product from startup WireLoad that makes the email migration process as easy as possible. He was recently featured in an article on Tech Crunch, where he notes that YippieMove was designed to address his own needs as an SCU graduate who needed to move his mail from his student account before everything was deleted. Users of YippieMove enter their account details, and YippeeMove, which supports more than 100 email providers, handles the rest of the process without software installation. 

submitted Feb. 12, 2012 8:49A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Paz-Rangel, Ana

In 2013, Ana Paz-Rangel '08 began her graduate studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Latin American Studies.

submitted Jun. 10, 2014 5:03A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Ostertag, Katrina

Broncos Clayton Hoefer ’07 and Katrina Ostertag ’08 celebrated their wedding July 13, 2013.

submitted Jul. 23, 2013 1:48P
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Ogburn-Chow, Christina

Christina Ogburn-Chow MBA ’08 and her husband Daniel Chow - A son, Zayden Sui Yuen Chow, on April 4, 2013. The family lives in Foster City.

submitted Oct. 15, 2013 9:37A
'08
Meuleman, Laura

Patrick Welty ’08 and Laura Meuleman ’08 married in beautiful Park City, Utah on October 12. Alumni in attendence were Tara Almassy ’08, Mark Almassy ’08, Jesse Hailey ’08, Caitlin Bliss ’08, Natalie Cummins ’08, Pete Spisiak ’08, Jacob Jessick ’08, and Christ Proctor ’07. The couple lives in San Diego.

submitted Oct. 23, 2013 10:07A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Marquez , Stephanie

Stephanie Marquez ’08 writes, "After working in the California Central Valley in the Alumni Relations Office at the University of California, Merced for over four years now where I manage the Student A, I recently accepted a new job opportunity in San Diego, CA. I am so thrilled to relocate and start working in the Alumni Relations Office as the Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in January 2013. Following my experience working in higher education I realized that working with undergraduate students is my true passion and calling. I am in the process of applying to graduate school for next fall, now that my aspiration is to begin studying Higher Education Leadership at the University of San Diego."

submitted Dec. 12, 2012 9:51A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Mariscal, Zack

Becky Ahrens '07 and Zack Mariscal '08 were married December 21, 2008. They have been happily married for over a year and a half and are looking forward to many more years to come.

submitted Sep. 11, 2010 5:08P
'08
Klein, Brittany

Brittany Klein ’08 and Kiki Bosio ’09 are champions on the turf. They're teammates on the Orange County Waves Women's Soccer Team, which won the 2011 Women's Premier Soccer League National Championship on July 31 after defeating the Chicago Red Stars in a dramatic overtime finish. Bosio put the team ahead 1-0 just before halftime, and Klein assisted the game-winning goal 11 minutes into overtime. 

submitted Aug. 9, 2011 11:27A
'08
Kinslow, Lisa

Lisa M. Kinslow ’08 is serving as business manager for TDC Medical, a Vention Medical Company, a product design and development house of implantable and disposable medical devices in Sunnyvale.

Contact Lisa
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13126949&trk=tab_pro
submitted Jan. 15, 2012 4:27P
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Kaji, Samir

Samir Kaji MBA 08 joined First Republic Bank in Menlo Park, Calif. Kaji, who has 13 years of banking experience, works with venture capital and private equity clients in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining First Republic, Kaji worked for Silicon Valley Bank.

submitted Jul. 15, 2012 9:34A
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Jafari, Ashkon

Ashkon Jafari ’08 was recently invited to the White House to meet President Barack Obama and talk to White House officials about the critical issue of college completion and career readiness. “We are thrilled by our recent White House invitation! This step by the Obama Administration clearly reflects the urgency our country faces in improving college completion and making sure our workforce and economy stay competitive,” said Ashkon Jafari, co-founder and executive director of StudentMentor.org.

With nearly 50 percent of students not graduating from college, the national focus has moved from college access to college completion. This has been emphasized by the President over the course of several State of the Union addresses. The president underscored his pledge to make the United States the world leader in college attainment by 2020, promising to increase the percentage of people ages 25 to 34 that hold an associate’s degree or a bachelor degree from 40 percent to 60 percent. President Obama has even stated, “I want us to produce eight million more college graduates by 2020.”

StudentMentor.org seeks to achieve this goal by leveraging innovative technology at the core of its national mentoring program. Through this online platform, college students can conveniently search for, select and work with mentors to achieve their academic and career goals. StudentMentor.org’s mission is to increase college completion and enhance student career readiness thereby enabling a robust 21st century workforce and community.

Mentoring plays a huge role in reversing the trend of poor college completion rates, “According to a U.S. Department of Education study, students who met with advisors regularly during their freshmen year had 170% greater chance of completing their bachelor’s degree than those that did not.”

StudentMentor.org currently has over 2,000 mentors and provides its program to students from more than 600 universities nationwide. "We think this is just the beginning and can’t wait to scale our program to help tens of thousands of students every year complete college and prepare for the workforce,” said Stephanie Bravo, co-founder and president of StudentMentor.org.

About StudentMentor.org

StudentMentor.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase college completion and enhance student career readiness thereby enabling a robust 21st century workforce and community. StudentMentor.org seeks to achieve this goal by leveraging innovative technology at the core of its national mentoring program. Through this online platform, college students can conveniently find and work with mentors to achieve their academic and career goals.

submitted Jan. 12, 2012 2:04A
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Jafar, Ashkon

Ashkon Jafari ’08 is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of StudentMentor.org, the first-ever nationwide college mentoring organization. Since launching last September, the organization already has more than 1,100 mentors and students across the country utilizing our service and achieving their dreams. They have been featured on CNN/Fortune and in USA Today. Students know they want to accomplish great things in their careers, but don't know how to get there. It's this gap between education and career success that has fueled the quick growth of StudentMentor.org

submitted Feb. 15, 2011 11:17A
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Hogan, John

John Hogan M.B.A. ’08 is the founder of TeenForce, a self-sustaining non-profit organization that helps teens, ages 13-20, gain work experience. Hogan had a successful 24 year career in the mortgage banking industry, including co-founding Princeton Capital, a Los Gatos based lender. The TeenForce concept was conceived during his work at SCU, and the business plan for TeenForce was developed by Hogan along with four classmates as part of the final coursework. He resides in Los Gatos, Calif. with his wife and daughter, a senior at Los Gatos High. Their son is a college freshman.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 1:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Higgins, Josh

Josh Higgins '08 is a police officer with the City of Santa Clara.

submitted Sep. 1, 2010 2:42P
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Haase, Hillary (Boller)

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.

submitted Aug. 31, 2014 10:28A
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