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1987

GRD Leavey/MBA '87
Mueller, Ron

Ron Mueller MBA ’87 has started a freelance content marketing business (muellercopywriting.com) after retiring from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

Contact Ron
muellercopywriting.com
submitted Dec. 10, 2014 8:51A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Mendizabal, Gregory

Alexa Xianlan Mendizabal was born on 3 Sept. 2009 to Greg Mendizabal '87 and Jennifer Wang in Kirkland, Washington. She joins her sister, Kira, who turns 4 in November, and her parents who live in Kenmore, Washington.

submitted Sep. 6, 2009 6:43P
UGRD Leavey Business '87
McBride, Daniel

Daniel G. McBride '87 is the Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for The Cooper Companies based in Pleasanton, Calif. Dan and his wife, Maya, live in Orinda with their three children, Aidan (12), Liam (9) and Kieran (5).

submitted Apr. 24, 2012 10:39P
UGRD Leavey Business '87
Marshall, Chris

After departing from the Rose Garden, I headed straight to Belize, Central America, for a year-long stint as a PE coach to 750 primary schoolkids. Had no idea what I was getting into, but it was a hoot. Upon re-entry, driving back to the Bay Area for an indoor job, I stopped by a friend's house in LA and never quite made it any farther north. Through a course of unpredictable events, I eventually acquired my wonderful wife (Paula), two fantastic boys (Andy, Kevin), a hefty mortgage, and a dog (which I tried to get rid of). Along the way, I kept moving south and currently live in the Los Alamitos/Seal Beach area. Someday I might find myself in Central America again--who knows?Education, with the exception of UCLA grad school, has been all Jesuit training since kindergarten--I kid you not. So I've been conditioned to always ask why. Why am I here? Why not? How did I get here?, somewhat like that Talking Heads song, "Once in a Lifetime." This is probably more than you need to know. Perhaps I'll find answers at the 25th Reunion. Perhaps not. Either way, I'm excited about attending with Paula. For work, I'm currently with a company, DealerTrack, none of you have heard of unless you're in the automotive industry. I've been on the client side, the agency side, and the marketing partner side. When asked which I liked best, I tell people they all have their up sides. My interests: At this moment, I'm interested in figuring out how not to forget to wind up the cuckoo clock. Due to the fact that kite boarding was no longer conducive to my lower back, I've become an avid stand-up paddleboarder (what's SUP?), and one can frequently find me on the water at 7:00 am. The key to all of this is trying to keep a balance in life. If you know how, please share (cmcycle@gmail.com).  Music-wise: Still living in the '80s. For favorite movies there are four: Field of Dreams; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; How to Train Your Dragon; and Dumb and Dumber because I can't believe something so stupid could be so entertaining.

Contact Chris
cmcycle@gmail.com 562-248-6789
submitted Oct. 8, 2012 9:22A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '87
Maloney, Diane

Diane E. Maolney, M.A. '87 is Director of Field Education at Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies.

submitted May. 27, 2011 12:16P
'87
Laird, Laurie
Laurie Laird '87 has left Santa Clara University as associate director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education to assume a new position as associate director of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.
 
In the 15 years that Laird has devoted to community-based learning at SCU, she has affected the lives of more than 11,000 students. Her efforts as associate director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education have been key in the creation of strong and sustainable partnerships between the University and more than 60 community organizations in the South Bay.
 
In 2011, California Campus Compact (CCC) awarded her the Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence & Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education. A coalition of leading colleges and universities, CCC established the award in 1999 to inspire institutions to deepen their efforts to create and sustain authentic community campus partnerships.
 
Among her accomplishments, Laird founded and co-directed the Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship Program, which provides grants for undergraduate students for summer community-based social justice work. She also led a delegation of faculty and staff on an immersion trip to El Salvador each year.
submitted Sep. 19, 2013 10:50A
'87
Krupa, Michael

Michael Krupa ’87 joined Mercer as the technology strategist for its global talent business. In this role, based in Portland, Ore., he will be responsible for further enhancing the vision and strategy for client-facing technology solutions that support product and consulting offerings across Mercer's Talent business. He will also advise senior leadership on all aspects of technology-driven market changes that can meet the needs of clients and support business growth.

He has more than 20 years of experience in all facets of HR and IT applications and is a well-known speaker and blogger regarding HR technology. He joins Mercer from Knowledge Infusion, where he was director of technology, responsible for designing the technical architecture and planning service offering for the firm's deployment practice as well as consulting in this area for numerous clients.

Prior to Knowledge Infusion, he held a number of technology-related senior management positions of increasing responsibility at such leading organizations as Charles Schwab, InfoBox, Inc. (where he was the founder and CEO) and Kaiser Permanente.

submitted Sep. 17, 2012 7:38P
'87
Krenek, Jenny (Merk)

Jenny (Merk) Krenek '86 writes: "I have been married to Jeff Krenek '87 for 17 years. We have four children; Alex and Maddy, 15, Leah, 13, and Peter, 11 (hopefully some future Broncos in the bunch). We lived in the Bay Area for many years but have called Portland home for the past 14. I'm a stay at home mom, which of course means I'm not home much, mostly driving between schools, sports, and activities. Pleasant surprise to find several Bronco families at our local elementary. There's an instant connection with fellow Santa Clara grads. Looking forward to catching up at the 25th reunion!"

submitted Mar. 16, 2011 4:17P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Johnson, Kim

Kim (Johnson) Flodin '87, a photo supervisor with The Associated Press in Los Angeles, has been appointed News Editor/Photos for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. She is based in Dallas.

submitted Sep. 7, 2010 2:38P
UGRD Leavey Business '87
Jay, Steven

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

Steven "Blue" Jay ’87 has been living in Chicago since 2010 where he works as a Consultant/Project Manager for Infor Global Solutions. Married to Laura, whom he met at fellow alum Jay Holmes' ’87 wedding, Steven and Laura have three children, Sarah(9), Margaret(8) and Griffin (5). Steven still cant believe the hockey team he followed since his youth, the LA Kings, are Stanley Cup Champions!

submitted Sep. 7, 2012 4:55A
GRD Leavey/MBA '87
Hu, Jackson

Jackson K. Hu MBA ’87 was added to IKOS System’s board of directors. He is president and CEO of SiRF Technology, Inc. and has 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including all phases of development, marketing and management. Prior to SiRF, Hu was senior vice president and general manager at S3, Inc., where he helped to grow the company from a start-up to a company with revenues of approximately $450 million. In addition to architecting and managing the development of S3's venerable 2D GUI accelerator families, he also created an operations and quality infrastructure for very high volume production. Before S3, he held positions at Western Digital as director of graphics engineering, at Verticom as director of engineering and at Zilog as a project leader.

submitted Sep. 22, 2010 12:52P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Houlihan, Gerry

Gerry Houlihan '87, JD '97 married Karen Dalhuisen on November 24, 2011. The couple resides in San Jose. Gerry is an attorney with Matteoni, O'Laughlin & Hechtman in San Jose.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 3:01P
GRD Law '87
Hilst, Steven

Steven Hilst J.D. '87 joined the Los Angeles personal injury law firm of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C., as a senior associate.

A veteran California accident and injury attorney, Hilst has spent more than 20 years fighting insurance companies and wrongdoers to obtain maximum compensation for accident victims and their families. His personal injury and wrongful death litigation experience includes cases involving car accidents, premises liability, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, construction site accidents and a wide variety of other accident types.

In 2001, Hilst received the rank of Associate with the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only bar association of the most talented trial attorneys in the country and an honor that only one percent of U.S. attorneys achieve. To qualify for membership in ABOTA, an attorney must not only prove their abilities as a trial lawyer but must also demonstrate the virtues of professionalism and integrity.

Hilst also has obtained the rank of master with the American Inns of Court, served on the board of directors of the ABOTA/William J. Rea Inn of Court and served on the faculty of the ABOTA/Jack Daniels trial school. He was the first president of the California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno Trial Practice Inn of Court, a fraternal organization which teaches trial techniques to attorneys.

He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition to serving as a trial attorney, he has successfully argued appeals that have resulted in published opinions.

Beyond his legal practice, Hilst serves on the board of directors of the Trojan Club of Beach Cities. He is also active in his local Parish, St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, where he teaches adult religious education and is a Sunday lector.

submitted Jan. 30, 2012 3:20P
'87
Herrera, Rose

 

Rose Herrera '76, M.A. '87 is seeking a second term as San Jose City Councilwoman, District 8, in this year's election. The incumbent is facing a tight race, particularly in the aftermath of pension reform Measure B. Read more at MercuryNews.com and www.roseforsanjose.com.

 

submitted Oct. 22, 2012 12:37P
GRD Leavey/MBA '87
Hayden, Ralph

Ralph Hayden MBA ’87 just took on a new role as director, OEM Support Programs, at Fusionio, a division of the SanDisk company.

submitted Aug. 20, 2014 8:16A
'87
Harney, Kevin

Kevin Harney '85 and Gina (Hornecker) Harney '87 live in Georgetown, Mass. Their eldest son, Michael, will be starting his freshman year at SCU this fall.

submitted Jun. 10, 2009 4:20P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Handshaw, Kelley (Sessions)

Kelley Handshaw (Sessions) ’87 received her MBA from Averett University in December 2011 and was inducted in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society. She lives with her husband, Harry, and daughter Emily in Richmond, Va.

submitted Nov. 12, 2012 2:59P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Greeley, Robert

Robert Greeley '87, J.D. '97, received Santa Clara County Bar Association's Diversity Award on October 19, 2010, in recognition of his commitment and leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession.  Robert's law firm in San Jose focuses exclusively on the rights of employees.

Contact Robert
408.277.6800
submitted Dec. 11, 2010 5:29P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Gallagher, Michael

Michael Arthur Gallagher '87 graduated in May 2011 with and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University after successfully defending his dissertation: Compassion, Accountability, and Collaboration: Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools. Michael is an Assistant Superintendent in the Sunnyvale School District.

submitted May. 17, 2011 7:31P
'87
Ferguson, Dan

Dan Ferguson ’87 was named president and CEO of AdvanTel Networks, a leading communications integrator. Prior, Ferguson was chief financial officer and vice president of sales for AdvanTel Networks.

Ferguson brings over 25 years of sales, finance and overall industry experience to his new role at AdvanTel Networks. He joined AdvanTel Networks as their first bookkeeper during an internship in 1986. He has remained at AdvanTel Networks since graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Finance from Santa Clara University.

submitted Sep. 11, 2012 8:31P
GRD Leavey/MBA '87
Dibachi, Rhonda

Rhonda Dibachi MBA '87 is co-founder and and Chief Operating Officer for The Noribachi Group LLC, a private equity firm focused on CleanTech. They have funded and are building several Clean Tech businesses from LED/solar lighting to custom solar material manufacturing to light-powered consumer electronics to home energy storage systems. Dibachi serves as the COO for many of The Noribachi Group’s portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding the Noribachi Group, she was a co-founder of Niku Corporation, an enterprise software company that served the needs of project and resource management organizations. She served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning and Senior Vice President of Development. She was responsible for the design and development of Niku’s products. Earlier, Dibachi was an executive for Webvan, the online grocery store. She also held a number of positions in Oracle’s Business Applications division, including Director of Testing, Development Manager and Architect. She is co-author of Just Add Management: Seven Steps to Creating a Productive Workplace and Motivating Your Employees In Challenging Times (McGraw-Hill, 2002). Dibachi also serves on the New Mexico State Board of Finance.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 1:06P
'87
Cardestam, Monica

Monica Cardestam '87 took a voluntary separation package and left her position as director of pricing for Walgreens after 26 years with the company. She plans to spend time with her three kids before returning to work.

submitted May. 8, 2009 11:50A
'87
Calcagno, Greg

Greg Calcagno '87 was named head football coach at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Calcagno was quarterback and captain on the St. Francis team that went 13-0 in 1982, the school's first undefeated football team. He graduated in 1983 and went on to play at Santa Clara University. He is currently the St. Francis' alumni director and assistant junior varsity football coach.

Read more in the San Jose Mercury News.

submitted May. 5, 2013 9:02P
'87
Boroughs, Philip

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., STL '87, assumed office as the 32nd president of Holy Cross on Monday, Jan. 9. 

Immediately before coming to Holy Cross, Fr. Boroughs served as vice president for mission and ministry at Georgetown University. In addition to overseeing a division of the university as well as directing ministry on campus and at Georgetown University Hospital, Fr. Boroughs was responsible for numerous programs for faculty, staff, students, and alumni which advanced Catholic and Jesuit identity. 

During his eight-year tenure at Georgetown (2003-2011), he raised funds to develop and endow the Calcagnini Contemplative Center currently under construction, to renovate the historic Dahlgren Chapel, and to endow positions and programs for the Office of Mission and Ministry.

Fr. Boroughs, 62, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and raised in Seattle. He earned his BA from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., in 1973, and received a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology (Chicago) in 1978.  He holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley (1987) and received a PhD in Christian spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkley, Calif.) in 1989. 

He entered the Jesuit order in 1967, was ordained a priest in 1978, and made his final vows as a Jesuit in 1986.

Prior to coming to Georgetown, Fr. Boroughs served as the rector of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University where he was also a faculty member in the School of Theology and Ministry. Previously, he taught religious studies at Gonzaga University (1989-91), served as the assistant novice director for the Oregon Province of Jesuits (1980-82), and was a parish priest at St. Leo Church in Tacoma, Wash. (1978-80). A former member of the Board of Trustees at the University of San Francisco, he also served as a member of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees (2008-2011).

Fr. Boroughs was elected by the College's Board of Trustees in May of last year to succeed Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J.  Fr. McFarland, who retired after a highly successful 12-year presidency, will begin a sabbatical at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU.

submitted Jan. 9, 2012 4:27P
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