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GRD Leavey/MBA '75
Cabral, Paige

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Paige Cabral '71, MBA '75 writes, "Married 33 years to my bride Allison. Three great college grad kids; Lauren - Sonoma State, Patrick - Ohio State, and Tony - Sacramento State. Still living and working in the Bay Area for Abbott Medical Optics."

Contact Paige
submitted Sep. 30, 2011 9:38P
Buckley, Michael

Michael Buckley J.D. '75 was appointed the Board of Bar Examiners by the Nevada Supreme Court.

submitted Aug. 26, 2014 1:12P
GRD Engineering '75
Brooks, Thomas

Thomas Brooks M.S. '75 writes: "From Los Gatos to Vermont to New Mexico, now back to Connecticut. Survived Hurricane Sandy then a record nor'easter. What's left? Retired and repotted."

submitted Dec. 1, 2012 7:08P
Bonfigli, Tommy

Tommy Bonfigli '75 coached the Cardinal Newman High School boys' basketball team to a perfect regular season this year. The team was named No. 1 in the Empire high school boys' large-school basketball rankings.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:07P
Bleckstein, Ted

Ted C. Bleckstein '75 has published DIAGNOSIS: 'Deception': The Darker Side of a Trusted Profession. It is available in paperback and hardcover. It is dedicated to helping you, the patient, take ‘control’ of your dental and oral health care.  To empower you with the indispensable confidence to follow your ‘common sense’ and be able to say: “Wait a minute . . .”

Experience a provocative 'journey' into an area previously reserved for: ‘Doctors Only’ and, unlock the secrets which will challenge the proverbial ‘status quo’ embraced by most health care professionals.

As a potential patient, you must look upon the practice of modern dentistry as comprising more than just simple ‘drill and fill’ dental care; as this is the work of a technician. The dental profession is composed of educated doctors who have ‘supposedly’ been trained to provide their patients with comprehensive oral health care; the question facing the public is whether these dentists do, in fact, provide this level of responsible care for their patients. And, if they don’t, how can you tell and, what can you do about it.

submitted Nov. 26, 2008 6:17P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
Bertuccelli, Gary

Gary Bertuccelli '75 was recently promoted to Lead Social Worker at Hospice of the Valley. Gary provides emotional support to patients transitioning to hospice life, and assists caregivers on a day-to-day basis.

submitted Aug. 12, 2010 11:33A
UGRD Leavey Business '75
Bergquist, Timothy

Timothy M. Bergquist MBA ’75 received the 2013 President's Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership at Northwest Christian University (NCU) on May 11, 2013. He is a Professor of Quantiative Analysis and has been at NCU in Eugene, Ore. since 1996. He and his wife of 42 years live in Eugene.

submitted Aug. 23, 2013 1:10P
Bergquist, Timothy

Tim Bergquist MBA '75 co-authored the textbook Understanding Business Statistics, which was published by Wiley in December 2013. He is a professor of quantitative analysis at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore., since 1996. He received his PhD in Decision Sciences from University of Oregon in 1996. He retired from the US Air Force as a major in 1991.

submitted May. 16, 2014 12:33P
Barna, Ken

Ken Barna '75 was honored Nationally by The American Baseball Coaches Association for "A Quarter Century of Leadership and Devotion to Baseball" in 2009. The former high school, college, and minor league manager and coach, helped lead Canon/McMillan High School in Pennsylvania to the 4A State Baseball Championship last year.

submitted Jan. 17, 2010 9:23P
UGRD Leavey Business '75
Barich, Don

Don Barich '75 is a candidate for the U.S. Congress in 2010 representing the 15th District of California encompassing Santa Clara, West San Jose, Los Gatos, Milpitas and parts of Gilroy.

Contact Don
submitted Jan. 5, 2010 12:47P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
Baker, Deborah (Evans)

Debbie (Evans) Baker B.S. '75, MA '85 wishes to announce that daughter Julie Baker received her MBA from Santa Clara in June 2009. Subsequently, she married Ryan Broms at the Mission Church on Oct. 3, 2009. In addition, Debbie and her husband, Paul were blessed with their first grandchild, Logan Swirsding on Jan. 22, 2009. His parents are Debbie and Paul's older daughter, Katie, and her husband, Dave. Debbie lives in Los Altos, Calif., and is a volunteer with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County working with the clients of the Refugee Resettlement Program and has had a Bhutanese family and an Iraqi woman living with her and her husband within the last couple of years. Life is great!

Contact Deborah
submitted Feb. 23, 2010 5:45P
Baker, James

James Baker ’75, J.D. '80, veteran ERISA litigator, has joined Baker & McKenzie as a partner in the San Francisco/Palo Alto office, adding 30 years of experience in the entire spectrum of employee benefit and executive compensation matters.

Described by Chambers USA as “an ERISA legend on the West Coast,” Mr. Baker’s practice focuses on ERISA litigation and the counseling of employers on ERISA, employee benefit and executive compensation issues. Among Mr. Baker’s most notable cases, he was the lead attorney in five ERISA stock drop class action cases resulting in consecutive client victories using five different legal theories: In re First American Corp. ERISA Litigation, (C.D. Cal. 2009); In re Dell ERISA Litigation, (W.D. Tex. 2008); Spivey v. The Southern Company, (N.D. Ga. 2006); In re Administrative Committee ERISA Litigation, (N.D. Cal. 2005); and Ogden v. Americredit Corp., (N.D. Tex. 2005). He also regularly represents clients in federal district and appellate courts across the country.

“We are very pleased that Jim has joined Baker & McKenzie,” said Rick Hammett, Chair of the firm’s North American Compensation and Employment Law Practice Group. “Jim is widely regarded as one of the top ERISA litigators in the U.S., and he joins a strong ERISA litigation practice at our firm.  I know our clients will value his significant experience and insight, particularly in ‘stock drop’ cases, which continue to be an issue for many companies.”

“Jim is a great addition to our San Francisco/Palo Alto Office,” said Shane Byrne, Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.  “His impressive experience and credentials enhance our strong employment law practice, and increase the range of services we can offer clients in California and beyond.”

“I’m excited to join Baker & McKenzie,” said Mr. Baker.  “Baker & McKenzie has one of the preeminent global employment practices, and its impressive depth and international reach are terrific complements to my practice.”

Mr. Baker has been repeatedly cited as one of the top employment law and ERISA litigation lawyers in the U.S.  Best Lawyers in America named Mr. Baker as the 2012 “ERISA Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for San Francisco, and the National Law Journal has honored him as one of the nation's 40 best ERISA attorneys.  Recognized in Chambers USA every year since 2007, the leading directory noted in 2011 that he has been “handling very prominent cases and producing work of the highest quality.” In addition, he’s been listed in other legal directories as a leading attorney nationally for ERISA litigation, including the Legal 500 US (2008–2011), The Best Lawyers in America (2009–2012), and Northern California Super Lawyers (2005–2011). He was inducted into the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel as a Fellow in 2011.

Mr. Baker is co-chair of the American Bar Association’s ERISA and Pension Litigation Subcommittee of the Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation. Since 2006 he has been the primary author and Editor of the “ERISA Litigation” chapter for the ABA’s Annual “Developments in Business and Corporate Law” treatise. He is the Contributing Editor of the Benefits Law Journal. He also serves as a mediator on ERISA cases for the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern districts of California. In addition, he is a volunteer attorney for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel.

Mr. Baker previously practiced at Winston & Strawn.  He received his B.A. in 1975 and his J.D. in 1980 from Santa Clara University. He received his L.L.M. in Tax from Georgetown University in 1983.


submitted Mar. 30, 2012 4:54P
GRD Law '75
Atlas, J Mark

Mark Atlas '72, J.D. '75 has joined the Sacramento-based law firm Downey Brand as Of Counsel in their water practice group. Mark also still has an office in Willows, and specializes in water rights, public agency and resources law, as well as business and estate planning. Downey Brand is Sacramento's largest law firm, with offices in several other Northern California cities and Reno, Nevada. The firm is not only noted for its water law practice, which dates back to its founding in 1926, but it is also recognized for its work in business, environmental, renewable energy, employment and family law.

submitted Jan. 28, 2011 4:04P


UGRD Leavey Business '76
Zorn, Daniel

Daniel T. Zorn ’76 is director of finance and technology services at Cal State University San Marcos.     

submitted May. 20, 2011 10:19A
GRD Law '76
Yates-Carter, Lynne (Yates)

Lynne Yates-Carter ’72, J.D. ’76 is celebrating her 30th year as a certified specialist. She is a litigator and also serves as an expert witness on family law issues.

Contact Lynne
Facebook, LinkedIn
submitted Mar. 8, 2013 11:46A
Williams, Patricia

Patricia Williams '76 moved from Ohio to Oregon. She is enjoying 36 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. She is serving as secretary to Amici d' Italia, an Italian cultural organization.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 2:58P
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
White, Kelly
Kelly White MBA ’76 is part of a new commercial lending team that has joined the Bank of the Pacific, expanding its presence in Salem, Oregon. White specializes in commercial real estate lending. He has spent 20 years in banking, the last 15 of which were in Oregon. Kelly has a strong diversified background in banking, most recent as a commercial real estate lender serving the Willamette Valley. He has been an active member of the Salem Rotary Club for the past 17 years.
submitted Feb. 1, 2015 3:14P
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
Tarzwell, Jeff

Jeff Tarzwell '76 if CFO for Redwood City Electric. His wife Bridget '75, MBA '76 is busy building her printing business in Sacramento.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 1:47P
Strunck, Robert

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

Robert Strunck '76 writes: "I am retiring from the Cook County Office of the Public Defender on July 31 to enter Private Practice, specializing in, what else, Criminal Defense. It has been quite a ride from representing an individual who currently sits atop the standings for the most murder convictions in the history of the State of Illinois to the Abolition of the Death Penalty, with 2 victories in Triple Murder cases thrown in for good measure. I spent the last 22 years of a 30 year stretch in the Murder Task Force....I have seen and heard it all. George Giacomini would have made a great Judge."

submitted Jul. 10, 2011 7:48A
Stork, Patrice (Mueller)

Patrice (Mueller) Stork '76 welcomes her first grandbaby, Caitlin.  Her daughter is also an '09 SCU graduate.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:37P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Sherman-Braatz, Mimi (Sherman)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Mimi Sherman-Braatz '76 writes: "Since 1984, I've been running my own advertising and marketing company, Mimi Braatz & Associates. My husband, Skip, is a commercial RE broker and we have two 'kids'. Biggest news -- our daughter Lauren and her husband just had a baby boy named Max on 2/19/11. Our son Mark is head of Operations and Sales & Marketing for a Bay Area tech start-up, Etology, Inc. We live in the Willow Glen neighborhood of SJ."

Contact Mimi
submitted Mar. 18, 2011 2:31P
Schumann, Steven

Steven Schumann '76 writes: "Back to managing the work at SLOCO Data & Printing after visiting Cabo San Lucas for 11 days. Adjusting to two adult children now back living at home with us parents. Maybe I should ship them off to Santa Clara!"

Contact Steven
submitted May. 20, 2011 4:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Rothbrust, Florian

Florian Rothbrust ’76 writes: "We are expecting our second grandchild in December 2012."

Contact Florian
Facebook and Linkedin
submitted Jul. 6, 2012 6:41A
Rosenthal, Patricia James (James)

Patricia Rosenthal ’76 writes, "Our son, Samuel James Rosenthal, was married May 31, 2014, to his high school sweetheart of 11 years. Sam is finishing his PhD at Stanford, and his wife, Allison, is finishing her PhD at Cal. Sorry, SCU! As for Marty and me, we are living our plan to travel until there is no 'go' left, and then we'll look into cruises. Our latest trip was six weeks in Turkey, and the next will be a month in Paris to celebrate our 30th."

submitted Jul. 1, 2014 5:04P
GRD Law '76
Price Jr., Curren

After serving seven years in the California Legislature (51st Assembly District and 26th Senate District) Curren D. Price Jr. J.D. '76 has returned to public service in Los Angeles. In June 2013, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, 9th District. On the council he chairs the Economic Development Committee and serves on the ad hoc committee to oversee and coordinate the city's bid and participation in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. He is married to businessswoman and social activist Del Richardson, and they have two grown children and three grandkids.

submitted Aug. 28, 2015 4:19P
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