Class Notes | Obituaries
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandy Bellevue '87 married Willie Grover on Oct. 17, 2008 at San Francisco City Hall. After 15 years together, the women are thrilled to be legally wed. The couple lives in Berkeley.
Larry Bartlett '87 married Kristen Poole on April 25, 2009 in Modesto, Calif. They currently reside in Modesto.
Larry Bartlett '87 and wife Kristen welcomed a baby boy, Andrew Michael on February 22, 2010. The live in Modesto, CA.
Eric Lawrence Barrett '87 recently completed his 20th year with the New York Life Insurance Company, earning the proud distinction of "Senior NYLIC"
Eric Barrett ’87 will be celebrating his 25th year anniversary as President of Barrett Insurance Services in San Mateo, Calif. He volunteer coaches at Sequoia High School in Redwood City on the JV boys basketball team.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Scot Asher ’87 and Sheila (Ward) Asher ’86 have lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1997 with their two daughters. Scot is the director of Global Alliances for First Advantage Corp., where he has worked since 2000. The Ashers are looking forward to being back on campus this fall, when their daughter Maggie '16 will be joining the Bronco family.
Mike Arnold ’86 will soon celebrate his 28th year with State Farm Insurance, where he is VP of Operations–Property and Casualty Claims. He and his wife, Valerie Bettencourt Arnold ’87, have been married for 27 years and live in Bloomington, Ill. They have two daughters. Their youngest is a junior in high school while their oldest has returned to the Bay Area and is working full-time in Pleasanton upon graduating from college from North Carolina State University.
Hap Albers '87 writes: "We live in the Salinas City foothills. My wife, Kathryn, and I have been together for 14 years and have two awesome little kids, Rhiannon 9.5, and Brenndon, 8. My work consists of real estate brokerage—mostly apartment buildings in the Central Coast area and residential real estate. My wife and I own our own growing firm, Albers Real Estate. She is the brains, and I talk a lot. Call if you are in the Monterey or Salinas areas."
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Lisa Agrimonti ’87 married her partner of eight years, Verlynn Pinkney, on December 7, 2013 in Minn. Lisa is a shareholder and energy law attorney with the law firm of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. in Minneapolis. Verlynn is a retired retail executive.
The Honorable Christopher E. Acker J.D. ’87 has been elected Vice President of the Colorado County Court Judges Association.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Kaipo Young ’88 resides with his wife Dana and 11-year old triplets Keale, Maile and Makana in Oakland. Kaipo is an owner/partner in the Oakland law firm of Bartlett, Leader-Picone & Young, LLP. Kaipo's specialy is debt collections and creditor's rights in bankruptcy.
Samuel Viroslav MBA ’88 writes, "New 50 MW Wind project, enters operation in Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Developers: Acciona Energy Grupo Ecoenergia VL S.A."
Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Charmie (Cruz) Vince '88 writes that she is director of admissions for Brookewood School in Kensington, Md. She helped found this all-girls Catholic school for grades 1–12 in 2006 in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Bob Vince, live in Bethesda, Md. Charmi Ellaine, age 21, is a student at the University of Dallas. Tommy, age 17, will be attending the Catholic University of America in D.C. Serena, age 15, is a freshman at Brookewood School.
Federico (Fred) Vaca '88 was recruited to Yale University-School of Medicine as a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Senior Faculty Researcher. He is now living in Southport, Connecticut with his wife and two boys—ages 14 and 12.
Mark Stone J.D. ’88 was recently profiled in the “Meet Your Neighbor” column of ScottsValleyPatch.com. Stone is a county supervisor, representing the fifth district of Santa Cruz County, and the vice chair of the California Coastal
Commission. When asked what he is most known for, he responded, “Regardless of anything else that I do or have done, the fact that I successfully swam the English Channel in 2009 is something that most people want to hear about. I’m also known for my environmental policies and my work with health and welfare issues affecting the county’s children.” Read more at the Scotts Valley Patch.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
The family of Dan Stevens ’88 includes wife, Katie Stevens, and three children Ben (11), Olivia (9), and Estelle (5). Same employer for last 12 years at Wells Fargo Bank as a Mortgage Banker. Looking forward to the 25th this coming weekend!