Class Notes | Obituaries
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Hilary A. Tone '07 graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's of Public Diplomacy in May 2009. After relocating to Tucson, Ariz. over the summer, she now works as the communications coordinator for a nonprofit human rights organization called Border Action Network.
After nearly three years as an editor and program director at Media Matters for America, Hilary A. Tone '07 is now director of communications for D.C. Public Schools in Washington, D.C. She also teaches dance at a competitive studio in Virginia and is part of the Capitol Movement Dance Company, which sent her on a military appreciation tour last fall. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
Gabriela Tchaga '07 married Paul Garces on August 20th, 2011. The wedding was held at Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, CA. Bridesmaids include Carolyn Gregory '07 and Nina Stellini '07. Other Broncos in attendance include Christy Trombly '07, Brittany Glattly '07, Summer McCormick '08, Jessica Lindsley '08, Marilena Mahan '08, and Josh Higggins '07.
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.
Daniel Soares '07 and Casey Butzberger '08 on Dec. 31, 2011 in Dallas.
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.
SoHee Shin, RSCJ, MTS ’07 writes: “After I returned to Seoul from the Philippines, I have been invited to give retreats and workshops on spiritual direction or discernment for other orders. From time to time, I notice that their needs are shaping my life, which is consonant with my own vision/desire. I decided to do a doctoral program in Religious Studies (Area: Christian Spirituality) at Sogang University (Jesuit University in Seoul) starting in March, 2012. I continue to give retreats and workshops during school breaks.”
Laurel Sevier J.D. '07 has been appointed a co-chair of the Women Lawyers Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA). Associates in the firm’s Family Law Practice, Sevier’s appointment is effective immediately and runs through 2011. The Women Lawyers Committee is charged with studying issues and developing projects relating to women in the legal profession, as well as initiating several community service projects each year.
James Servino '07, Lauren Clyne '07, and Joshua Crosson '06 are all living in Washington, DC, and working for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender Equality at the Human Rights Campaign.
Ashley Schweickart '07 and Kyle Stephenson '07 were married on April 23, 2011 at Palmdale Estates in Fremont, Calif. In attendance were fellow SCU alums Danielle Granieri '07, Sara Forrester '07, Seena Kallingal '07, Patrick Rugo '07, Matthew Cherry '07, Daniel Chance '07, and Reinhard Cate '07.
Angela Schiavone ’07 married her longtime love, James Hannibal, at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View on Oct. 18, 2014. They were surrounded by friends and family under clear blue skies. Her and her husband run a wedding photography business, ShootAnyAngle (http://shootanyangle.com/weddings/), so they trained their own side shooters to handle the wedding pictures. There were a lot of special touches for the day: there were "Hidden Mickey Mouses" around the ceremony and reception, the bride's bouquet included trinkets from family members who had passed, the groom wore a wooden bowtie in memory of his grandfather who had passed, there were antique books and cameras to showcase their passions, the cake stand was made by the Father of the Bride, the Father Daughter dance was a recording of the bride singing, and the bride's shoes contained around 1,000 Swarovski crystals that she had attached by hand. It was a perfect day! Maren Lovgren ’06 and Hayley Lovgren ’08 served as bridesmaids (and they are the groom's cousins)!
Patrick J. Rugo '07 received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UCSF Medical at commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2013. Pat and long-time girlfriend, Megan Van Ess, also became engaged.
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.
Boaz Ronkin MBA ’07 joined Ensighten, a Tag Management System provider, as senior director of product marketing. He brings in extensive background in marketing optimization, personalization, and web analytics.
Landon Reese '08 and Jacinth Meskers '07 were wed on May 22, 2010. The couple was married at her parents house in Aurora, Oregon. The wedding party included James Bickford '08, Ryan Shulz '08, Nick Leong '08, and Alix Bogehold '07. The couple resides in Boise, Idaho.
Landon Reese '08 and Jacinth (Meskers) Reese '07 announce the birth of their first baby girl, Kamari Sanne Reese, born on May 31, 2011. The family lives in Boise, Idaho.
Stacey Thiell '07 married Ian Ramskov on August 8, 2010 at the Mission Church.
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Anita L. Ellias '06 married Trevin J. Phillips '06 in Somis, CA on July 24, 2010. Toby Hardman '06, Broderick Smith '06, Vince Castro '06, Jennifer Gottschalk '08, Katrina Welch '06, Michelle Rhoney '06, and Diane Snodgrass '06 were all in the wedding party. Other Broncos in attendance: Melissa Diamond '06, Holly (Honnen) Smith '06, Christina Alexander '06, Alex Tosti '08, Michael Haro '05, Greg Berber '05, Vinnie DiCarlo '05, Ryan Kunkle '05, and Spencer Rand '05. Anita currently works as a United States History teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles, Calif., and Trevin works as a whole sale insurance broker in Los Angeles, Calif.
Anthony (A.J.) Perry ’07 married Lyssa Hughes on May 25, 2014 in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego Rowing Club. The wedding was officiated by SCU grad See Yew Mo M.S. ’12 and other Broncos in attendance included: Michael Zozos ’06, Alvin Chen ’07, Michael Wiesner ’05, J.D. ’11, Taylor Thorn ’08, Katie (Fitzsimmons) Sullivan ’06, Tania Samsonoff ’10, and Bucky the Bronco!