Class Notes | Obituaries
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Dr. Patrick J. Lydon '76 is Director of Clinical Markering and Training for NeoVista Inc. An early phase Medical Device and Clinical Research company in Newark, Calif. Pat is on an extended two-year assignment in Europe -- living in London. "Come visit," he writes.
Dr. Pat Lydon '76 is an optometrist and the Director of Global Clinical Training and Marketing for NeoVista, Inc — an Ophthalmic Medical Device and Clinical Research firm based in the Bay Area. He is based in London, England. Enjoying golf, poker, scuba, and guitar — plus catching up with old friends. Feel free: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call me on 510-402-7076. Or email@example.com
Margaret A. Leonard '76, J.D. '79 retired from her private law practice in 2008 and recently rejoined the workforce as an adventure guide. Her new company, Slow Adventure (www.slowadventure.us), takes hikers/walkers on a four day, 40 mile journey along the Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz to Monterey, on North America's only coastal serf guided inn to inn walking vacation. Margaret continues to live in Santa Cruz with her spouse, Clare, who celebrate 25 years together next month (June 2010).
www.slowadventure.us Facebook page: Slow Adventure
Chi-Chia Hsieh Ph.D. '76 is Chairman of Taiwan Science Park Associations.
Peter C. Horan '76 is CEO of Goodmail Systems, a venture funded internet company. Over the past 10 years, Peter has been CEO of several Internet companies including About.com (which was sold to the New York Times) and AllBusiness.com (which was sold to D&B). He lives in San Carlos with his second wife, Pam. Peter has four children (27, 25, 21, 15) with his former wife Joan (Maggi) Horan '77.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Mike Hindery '76 writes: "I live in Palo Alto with my 15 and 13 year old sons -- James and Michael -- who are sharing with me the adventure of parenting! I work at the University of California, San Francisco as, appropriately, the VICE Dean."
Michael Hindery ’76 has been selected to succeed Bob Warren as vice president for finance and administration at SCU. Mike currently is the vice dean for administration, finance, and clinical programs at the University of California, San Francisco.
Rose Herrera '76, M.A. '87 is a San Jose city councilwoman. The tech consultant and neighborhood activist previously founded Cinnamon Software, which manufactured applications for businesses.
Esau Herrera ’72, J.D. ’76 is proud to report that his daughter, Kiara ’12, recently graduated from SCU and promptly joined AmeriCorps to "save the world." Esau is serving as president of the school board at Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, the same district that he attended as a child.
Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo
Tom Henry '76 currently directs all marketing activities for Logitech - Americas.
Chris Hasney '76 published the ebook Simplicity Bridge for beginners. He still resides in Southern Arizona near Fort Huachuca.
Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
Joe Harkins '76 writes: "I live in San Ramon, CA with my wife of 30 years. We raised three children (28, 25, and 23). Last year was a big year for us with the birth of our first grandchild, the marriage of our middle daughter, and the graduation of my youngest as a Civil Engineer from Santa Clara. I work at Lawrence Berkeley Lab managing design and construction of laboratories and scientific stuff."
Phyllis Hamilton J.D. ’76 has been appointed chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Hamilton is the first African-American woman in the court’s history to fill this position.
Richard Gilbert MBA ’76 has been brought on as executive vice president of business development and as a member of the board of directors for Wialan Technologies Inc., a next-generation wireless telecommunications provider.
Kenneth Giebel '69, MBA '76 has been appointed director of homeownership at California Housing Finance Agency by Gov. Jerry Brown '59. California Housing Finance Agency provides home mortgage financing to first-time homebuyers and renters in California. It also provides mortgage insurance; permanent financing for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of existing or new construction of rental housing; and multifamily rental development properties management services. Giebel, 68, of Lincoln, has served as acting director of single family lending for the agency since 2012 and was director of marketing from 2002 to 2012. He was director of promotions and ethnic advertising at the California State Lottery from 1994 to 2002. Prior to the Lottery position, Ken worked in marketing, advertising, and promotion positions for a number of Fortune 500 Companies.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Shawn French ’76 writes, "Relocated to North Texas after 6 years in AZ taking care of parents, who both have passed on. Reunited with our daughters, grandchildren, diocese and friends."
Am the Faith Formation Program Manager at Our Lady of Angels parish in Allen, Texas
Larry Freitas '76 lives in Aptos, Calif., and is teaching economics and government classes and U.S. history at Watsonville High School, and finds time for surfing, sailing, and travelling during the summer months.
Candace Forbes MBA ’76, an entrepreneur-philanthropist, received an honorary doctor of science degree during Cal Poly’s 2012 spring commencement ceremonies, along with her husband, Bert, and Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Apple Inc.
The Forbeses co-founded Ziatech Corp. in 1976, and under their leadership for the next 24 years, Ziatech moved to the forefront of its high-tech niche and was acquired by the Intel Corp. in 2000.
Candace leveraged the success of Ziatech to support her lifelong interest in expanding educational opportunities for children locally and internationally. She has been involved with an array of institutions and organizations locally, including Cal Poly, Cuesta College, the Performing Arts Center, and Woods Humane Society, and globally with UNICEF, CARE and American Field Service (AFS), a nonprofit international exchange organization for students and adults.
Oppenheimer began his distinguished career with Apple in 1996 as controller for the Americas. Currently he oversees all of the company’s financial operations. Oppenheimer, who has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from Cal Poly, serves as a member of the Cal Poly President’s Cabinet and is a founding member of the Cal Poly Foundation board of directors.
Robin Ferrari '76 writes, "After initially working with Arthur Young for five years, then years at Pizza Time Theater, Businessland and some consulting, I have been retired since 1994. Have four children and six grandchildren. Have enjoyed cooking, traveling and golfing over the years. My husband, Gerry, graduated in 1970 and is a member of the Board of Fellows."
Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus
Robin Ferrari '76 writes: "By the way, I wanted my classmates to know that I was a recipient of scholarship money to attend SCU. So, giving is personal to me! Classmates of 1976, please consider pledging or giving to the scholarship fund of your choice. It is IMPORTANT for the future of SCU- I know how much it meant!! "
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Phillip Duhe ’74, MBA ’76 writes, "I can't believe it has been 40 years since graduation in the Mission Gardens. My wife Janet and I have resided in American Canyon, Calif. since 1989 and celebrated 35 years of marriage this June. We've put two kids through UC Berkeley where they played in the Cal Marching Band (sorry SCU, but no football team). I work as an Analytics Consultant with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Our daughter, Jessica, is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Hospital-SF and son Justin, a Briefing Manager at Oracle Corp. As my spouse will be in the UK in October, I will be attending the SCU Class of '74 Reunion solo and visiting my niece who is a member of the SCU Class of 2017. SCU Memories: Panty raid in Freshman Orientation Week; Dorm room fire on my floor in Graham; Friday nights at the pool hall and bowling alley in Benson."