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UGRD Leavey Business '07
Pascual, Elizabeth (Sandoval)

Elizabeth Sandoval ’07 and Joewel Pascual on Dec. 17, 2011, at the Santa Clara Mission. The ceremony was presided by Father Matthew Carnes, S.J. Broncos in attendance were: Maria Sandoval ’98, Anna Carroll 07, Kerry Vann 07, Greg Phipps 07, Omid Faghiri 07, Ira Movshovich 08, Virginia Suarez 08, and Sara Garcia 10. Liz works for XOOM Corporation in San Francisco, and Joewel is pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy. The couple resides in Newark, Calif.

submitted Feb. 10, 2012 3:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Ostertag, Katrina

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

submitted Jul. 23, 2013 1:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Ohkawa, Kenji

Kenji Ohkawa ’07, a project manager at Hallmark Construction, one of Northern California’s leading general contractors, is quickly earning a reputation for his enthusiasm, tenacity, and most notably, his results. Recently, Ohkawa completed a slew of projects for the Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms. These extensive renovations included complex, opulent finishes that were completed under fast-track schedules while each client’s business carried on as usual. While the ability to think on his feet is an asset, Ohkawa likes to give credit to his rigorous planning and constant communication with clients and field personnel as well. Ohkawa is quickly becoming an authority on sustainable building. As a LEED Accredited Professional he has driven LEED certification, which indicates a building has achieved a high level of environmental performance with a minimal carbon footprint. Clients turn to Ohkawa for consultation on how to incorporate green practices into their project. Combining his LEED credentials with his Engineering Degree from Santa Clara University, Ohkawa has shown clients how sustainable design and construction practices can build long-term value. Despite these demanding times and rigorous schedules leaving little margin for error, Ohkawa continues to deliver, exclaiming “It’s fun.”

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 12:31P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
O'Donoghue, C. Paige (Wilson)

C. Paige (Wilson) O'Donoghue ’07 married Colin O'Donoghue on Sept. 10, 2011.

submitted Mar. 26, 2013 8:08A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
O'Connor Mershon, Megan (O'Connor)

Megan O'Connor Mershon ’07 writes, "On May 27th, 2012 Zach Mershon ’07 and I got married."

submitted Aug. 11, 2012 7:21A
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Moody, Jenny


Jenny Moody '07, Assistant Director, Chapters and Groups for the SCU Alumni Association and Brian Sullivan were married on May 8, 2010. The ceremony was at Mission Santa Clara, presided by Father Jack Treacy, S.J. '77. The bridal party included Emily Wilcox '03 '10, Kate Hurley '09, and Julia Niles '07. Other Broncos in attendance: Craig '04 and Melissa Corica '04, Michael Ledesma '07, Andrea Nicholson '07, Emily Houdeshell '07, Daniele Gardner '08, Hector Guzman '07, Anthony Young '09, Joey Karp '09, Missy Reinhardt '08, Kristen Harvey '07, John Spieth '06, Tracy Silvey '07, Maggie Spicer '07, Carey DeAngelis '05, Maureen Muscat '91 '99, Kathy Kale '86, Arnie '86 and Maria von Massenhausen '87. Other SCU community members in attendance were Father Michael E. Engh, S.J. and Jim Briggs (President's Office).

submitted Jun. 4, 2010 3:05P
GRD Law '07
Mineta, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Mineta ’88 was named by Gov. Schwarzenegger to the Monterey County Superior Court . Mineta has served the bench as a legal research attorney for the past five years, and she will become the 19th judge on the Monterey County Superior Court bench.


submitted Nov. 19, 2010 2:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Melo, Brittany (Dove)

Brittany Dove '07 and Joey Melo '07 got married on July 17, 2010 in Dallas, Tex. They now happily reside in Monterey, Calif., where Brittany works as a registered nurse and Joey works as a doctor of physical therapy.

submitted Sep. 13, 2010 9:44A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '07
Luedtke, Mark

 Mark Luedtke, S.J., MDIV '07 was ordained a Jesuit priest June 11 on the campus of Marquette University by Bishop Blase J. Cupich of the Diocese of Rapid City, S.D. As a Jesuit, Luedtke earned a master of arts in social philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 2004, and most recently a master's degree in divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. His priestly formation has included service as a chaplain; with men's and women's volleyball teams at Loyola University Chicago; as an assistant with SPRED (a Catechism for the developmentally disable in Chicago); as a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults co-director in Oakland; and as a retreat co-director at St. Theresa Parish in Oakland. Luedtke is eager to begin his next assignment, which will be a two-year cycle of preparation for service in high school administration.

submitted Sep. 1, 2010 12:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Lane, Louis

Louis Lane Jr. '07, MBA '13 is a Campaign Manager at the non-profit organization Junior Achievement of Northern California, which promotes financial literacy and work readiness skills to children K-12 throughout 23 counties in California.

Contact Louis
submitted Oct. 18, 2010 10:48A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '07
Lafranconi, Scott

Kim Kelley '03, M.A. '05 and Scott Lafranconi '03, M.A. '07 were wed on June 13th at Mission Santa Clara. Heather Kelley '99 was the Maid of Honor. The couple makes their home in Almaden Valley of San Jose.

submitted Sep. 7, 2009 8:16A
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Knowles, Thomas

Thomas Knowles '07 married Jessie Ann Feeny on July 16 at the Bar W Ranch in Whitefish, Mont.

submitted Aug. 9, 2011 11:29A
Kimyacioglu, Yasemin

Yasemin Kimyacioglu '07 volunteers for an HIV/AIDS treatment project in Botswana.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:47P
GRD Law '07
Khalfin, Alan

Alan D. Khalfin J.D. ’07 was named managing attorney of Vaksman Law California. A native of the Bay Area, Khalfin has vast experience in estate planning, asset protection, and start-up law and strategy. He received his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, attended Cornell Law School’s Institute of International and Comparative Law, and holds a BA from UCLA.

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 3:27P
Juarez, Julie

Julie Juarez ’07 has been named manager of social media and communications at USA Hockey, where's she'll be the primary contact for the U.S. Women's National Team Program and also oversee USA Hockey's social media efforts. Juarez served as a media relations assistant for the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks during the 2011–12 season. She also worked with the Sharks during the 2006–07 campaign as a media relations intern. She worked in SCU's athletic media relations department 2009–11. Juarez played NCAA Division I soccer at Santa Clara. She was the starting goalkeeper 2003–06 and earned All-America honors while helping the Broncos to the 2004 NCAA Women's College Cup.



submitted Aug. 13, 2012 1:21P
Jones, Cara (Daw)

Cara Daw ’07 and Lucas Jones M.S. ’10 were married at Mission Santa Clara on March 16, 2013; by officiant Luis Calero, S.J., M.Div., S.T.M., ’83. Bridesmaids included Maid of Honor Tara King ’07, J.D. ’10, Jackie Da Costa ’07, Kelley DeGoede, Sheila (Jones) Dokulil, Michelle Hostrup ’07, Katie Miller, and Katie Omura ’07. Groomsmen included Best Man Nick Svoboda, John Daw ’03, Michael Daw ’02, Andy Dokulil, Alex Reinkordt, Ben Stalder, and James Vaske. Cara is an active CPA and works in the Finance department at Google Inc. Luke is the Engineering Lead at GENWI, a Silicon Valley-based startup. The couple now resides in San Mateo.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 3:09P
Jalaan, Mercedes

Mercedes Lourdes Jalaan '07 and Edward-Elex Cary Arteche '05 were married on Aug. 4, 2012, at the Mission Church. 

Wedding party members included: Alberto Lata '09, Mariah Fabro '13, Zinnia Amoyen '06, and Alicia Jacinto '06. In attendance: Anthony Barsotti '88, Justin Bruce '04, M.S '05, Abigail Aguilar '04, Mark Bactol '05, Jose Mendoza '05, Marlon Evangelista '05, Aldwin DeTorres '04, Abbygail Reyes '05, Eryn Reyes Leong '06, Brandon Bondoc '07, Danielle Schnabel '07, MaryAnne Viegelmann '07, Jeffrey Simon '07, M.S '07, Alizon Fularon '07, Ryan Ayalde '08, Eric Ledesma '09, Michelle Garcia '09, and John-Carlo Guevara '14.
submitted Sep. 14, 2012 11:34A
Hatzke, Matt

Matt Hatzke '07, former San Jose Earthquakes soccer player, recently wrote an editorial for Outsports. "My life hasn't been the same," he writes, since coming out to family and friends in 2013, "as I have found happiness like I couldn't understand before. I finally felt my life finding completion...I finally felt comfortable in my own skin."

Matt was acquired by the Earthquakes in 2008 after first being drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the fourth round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and being traded. Prior to his professional career, he was a 2006 and 2007 All-West Coast Conference selection for Santa Clara University, playing 81 games in his four years in school.
Matt now practices dentistry with his parents in San Jose and is in a happy relationship.
"While my playing days are behind me--I do venture onto the pitch for Santa Clara alumni games--I know I can still contribute to the beautiful game in other ways," he writes, hoping to be role model for other young athletes.
submitted Jun. 28, 2015 11:22P
Harter, Brady

Brady Harter ’07 married Francesca Budelli at Mission Santa Clara on June 30. Members of the wedding party included alums: Colin Harter ’04, Darren Harter ’11, Mark Litchman ’07, Thomas Knowles ’07, Daniel Soares ’07, Laura Hater ’04, Nicole Mendez ’07, and Elizabeth Weeker ’07Dennis Harter '73 and Ann Harter ’73 are parents of the groom, and Robert Franceschini ’52 is the grandfather of the bride.


submitted Jul. 5, 2012 10:33A
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Harter, Brady

Brady Harter ’07 and his wife Francesca welcome their newest addition, Gianna Nadine, on Jan. 28. They live in Redwood City. Mom and baby are doing great! She already has Daddy wrapped around her finger.

submitted Apr. 10, 2015 3:31P
Gutierrez, Yadhira

Seasoned family law attorney Yadhira N. Gutierrez J.D. '07 joined Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm, as an associate. Gutierrez has exclusively focused on family law since January 2008 and offers her clients a full range of services, from premarital and marital agreements to strong advocacy representation when issues cannot be resolved by mutual agreement. Gutierrez is often appointed by the court to act as minor’s counsel, representing children who don’t otherwise have a voice in the family law process. She is also active in the community, working with the Santa Clara County Pro Bono Project and as a Spanish Family Court Services Orientation Instructor for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2014, the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section honored her with the Henry B. Collada Memorial Award. This distinction recognizes extraordinary service, contribution and professionalism with a focus on the betterment of families and children involved with Family Court.

submitted Apr. 23, 2015 8:49A
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Gray, Carly (Syke)

Benton Gray '05 and Carly Syke '07 were married on September 18, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. Alumni in the bridal party included: Megan Brown 07, Jenny Adams 07, Betsy Dalby 07, Kaitlin Kelty 07, Tony Soldato '05, Charlie Nichols '05, Evan McLean '05, Nick Velis '05, John Robertson '05, Nick Pizzariello '05. Other SCU Alumni in attendance were: Brooke Hennon 07, Jenny Keaton 07, Courtney Titus '07, Stephanie Metzger '08, Michelle Beaularier '08, Kit (DiJulio) Soldato 05, Jen Oddo 05, Tony Viecilli 05, Pat McCarthy '05 Andrew Whiteman 05, Dave Praklet 05, Libby Stearns '06, Kristen (Harrada) McLean '04, Jessica Dow '05, Brian Betz '05, Blake Twisselman '05. Carly and Benton currently reside in Seattle, where Benton is finishing his MBA at UW and Carly works at a digital advertising agency.

submitted Oct. 6, 2010 4:19P
UGRD Engineering '07
Grace, Brendan

Brendan Grace '07 and wife Megan welcome their first child, daughter Emma Rose, on September 22, 2011. The family resides in Pleasanton, Calif.

submitted Jan. 30, 2012 4:26P
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