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Scherer, Caleb
Caleb Scherer '15 received the Isabel Jones Academic Achievement Prize and the Delta Sigma Scholarship Key. He was nominated by faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the Leavey School of Business. With a degree in finance, he currently works full-time for a commercial real estate firm.
submitted Jul. 20, 2015 1:21P
Rugo, Albert

Albert James Rugo J.D. '15 has accepted a position with an intellectual property rights law firm in the Bay Area. He will begin this fall upon passing the bar exam. Rugo credits David Yosifon with being a great teacher and mentor. In his first year of law school, Rugo received a personal letter from the Hon. Richard E. Tuttle, a former Calaveras Superior Court judge, who encouraged him to complete his studies, noting the profession needed more young people with both ambition and compassion.

submitted Jul. 22, 2015 3:26P
Roe, Sean

Sean Roe '15 received the Leavey School of Business Leadership Award. He was nominated by faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the Leavey School of Business.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 1:10P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '15
Ponce, Alexzander

Alexzander Ponce M.A. '15 writes that he will be getting married within the next two years!

Contact Alexzander
Alexzander Ponce
submitted May. 14, 2015 10:58A
Peterson, Logan

Logan Peterson '15 reveived the Outstanding Student in Finance Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success. In September, Logan begins work at Apple.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:55P
Nauman, Alex

Alex D. Nauman '15 received the Leavey School of Business Leadership Award. He was nominated by faculty for exemplifying the mission of the University, as well as for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the Leavey School of Business.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 1:08P
Mok, Rico

Rico Mok '15 was named the 2015 Outstanding Student Entrepreneur. This honor is awarded annually by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in recognition of significant achievements in the program, acknowledgment of accomplishments in entrepreneurship, and the promise of future success.   

While at SCU, he worked on his initial startup, BuildACircle, as it evolved into Moments-Remembering the past ( Rico then co-founded OneRent ( in 2014 with fellow Broncos Greg Toschi ’16, Arman Dezfuli-Arjomandi ’15, and Chuck Hattemer ’16. It has streamlined the infrastructure of the property management industry. From a group of four co-founders, “We were fortunate enough to have many great fellow Broncos join us, from investors to coworkers,” they write. “We are proud to say that a majority of the 19 person team is fellow Bronco students and alums!” 


submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:50P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '15
Milliken, Brad

Brad Milliken M.A. ’15 writes: “As we transition from being fellow graduate students to being professional colleagues, I look forward to keeping in touch as we become licensed therapists. The growth that started in the CPSY program at SCU continues as we gain clinical experience.”

submitted May. 19, 2015 9:36A
GRD Law '15
Magaña, Gustavo

Alumni Gustavo Magaña ’12, J.D. ’15 and Melanie Reyes ’12 were wed on Nov. 1, 2014. Alumni in attendance: Melissa Minato ’12, Albenis Curiel ’12, Iman Latif ’12, and Farhan Choudhury ’13. Current Law students in attendance: Diego Aviles J.D. ’15, Joseph Nave J.D. ’15, and Andrew Goetz J.D. ’15. The mass was presided by Father Michael Engh.

submitted Mar. 3, 2015 5:04P
Loya, Katarina

Katarina M. Loya '15 received the Outstanding Student in Management Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:56P
Li, Olivia

Olivia Li '15 received the Student Life Award to recognize her contribution to improving the overall quality of life in the Santa Clara University community. She was a CF for two years and then an ARD her senior year. She also worked in the Undergraduate Business Programs Office for three years as a programs assistant. She is currently studying for and taking the CPA exams, then starting in January she will be heading to Georgia to volunteer with Jubilee Partners teaching refugees English for six months. Next fall she will start at KPMG as an audit associate.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:33P
Laniauskas, Lukas

Lukas M. Laniauskas, S.J. M.Div. '15 is one of 28 Jesuits ordained into priesthood this summer by the Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church.

Lukas, 31, grew up in a Lithuanian-American family in Cleveland, where he attended Catholic schools, which proved to be formative in his own vocation. He graduated from Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio, in 2002 and then went to Loyola University Chicago. During college he began to think about the priesthood and visited different religious orders. While studying at Loyola Chicago’s Rome Center, he met the provincial of the Jesuits’ Lithuanian Province, who asked Fr. Laniauskas one question: “Where do you think God’s calling you?” That was his first experience of Ignatian spirituality, and from there he discerned that becoming a Jesuit was God’s will for his life.

In 2004, he joined the Society of Jesus in Lithuania. After completing the novitiate there, he returned to the United States to finish his formation. Back at Loyola University Chicago, Fr. Laniauskas received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He was then missioned for three years to St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy in Toledo, Ohio, where he served as chair of the theology department and taught junior high and high school students.

In 2012, Fr. Laniauskas began studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, where he completed a Master of Divinity degree. He served as chaplain of the Berkeley Fire Department, responding to emergencies as well as attending to the spiritual needs of the firefighters at the city’s seven stations. He also served as a deacon at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Oakland, California, and stayed active in the Lithuanian community in Los Angeles and in the Midwest, including serving on a board of trustees for a Lithuanian youth camp.

Central to Fr. Laniauskas’ vocation is loving people, and through this he’s learned that his priesthood belongs to the people. He will celebrate his first Mass as a Jesuit priest at Camp Dainava in Manchester, Michigan, and then serve as chaplain at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago while pursuing a doctorate in ministry.

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 5:20P
Huang, Jessica

Jessica Huang '15 received the Outstanding Student in Accounting and Information Systems Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department faculty for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success. She now works full-time at Apple Inc in Cupertino.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 12:40P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '15
Colvin, Suzanne (Lyons)

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Suzanne (Lyons) Colvin '00, M.A. '15 loved her time at SCU so much that she decided to go back for more! Suzanne completed her master's in educational administration in June 2015. She is currently the Leadership Academy director and AP biology teacher at Presentation High School, in San Jose. Suzanne lives with her husband, Brent, and their cats in San Jose.

submitted Aug. 31, 2015 9:36P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '15
Climaco, Julian

Julian A. Climaco, S.J. M.Div. '15 is one of 28 Jesuits ordained into priesthood this summer by the Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church. Climaco, 40, was born in Cebu, Philippines, and lived there until he was 10, when his family immigrated to Los Angeles. While earning a Master of Divinity degree, he used his nursing skills to help at a free medical clinic (Street Level Health) for immigrants and the poor in Oakland. He says the connection to the Society of Jesus sort of came full circle when he joined since he had attended Sacred Heart School (a Jesuit primary and secondary school in Cebu, Philippines). It has since changed its name to Ateneo de Cebu.

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 5:37P
Bastone, Frankie

Frankie Bastone '15 is SCU's new assistant director of Student & Young Alumni Giving. No stranger to University Relations, he was involved with the Senior Gift Committee, which he will now oversee, and worked in a number of different roles as a student employee with the Alumni Association. In his new role, Frankie will be responsible for the Student Philanthropy and Senior Gift programs; the Santa Clara Fund letter writing program; the Sprinksgiving event; Young Alumni giving one to four years out; and will partner with the assistant director of Student & Young Alumni Programs, in Alumni Relations, to administer the Young Alumni Soiree.




submitted Sep. 18, 2015 8:05A
UGRD Engineering '15
Allport, JP

JP Allport '15 writes, "Currently a support engineer, MultiTouch Ltd."

Contact JP
submitted Jun. 29, 2015 7:14P


Tunzi, Gabriela

Gabriela Tunzi J.D. '12 and Martin Behn J.D. '12 were united in marriage on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Santa Clara Mission Church in Santa Clara, with Fr. Peter Abdella presiding. An outdoor reception was held at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View. Gabriela is the daughter of Dr. Marc Tunzi and Dr. Danielle Acton of Salinas. She is a 2005 graduate of Salinas High School and a graduate of UCLA and the Santa Clara University School of Law. Martin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Diane Behn of San Luis Obispo. He is a 2004 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School and is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Santa Clara University School of Law. Gabriela and Martin are both members of the California Bar. Gabriela works for San Mateo County; Martin works for a private law firm in Palo Alto.

Attendants for the bride included maid of honor, Dominique Tunzi, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included college friend Vicky Sinnett-Smith, law school friend Crystal Roberts J.D. '12, and Whitney Behn, sister of the groom. Best man was Brendan Till, college friend of the groom. Groomsmen included law school friend Jake Smith J.D. '12, high school friend Max Benson, and Matthew Tunzi, brother of the bride. The couple make their home in the San Francisco Bay area.

submitted Sep. 18, 2015 8:18A
Tradewell, Steve

Steve Tradewell '90 was among 11 recipients of the CFO Recognition Award, bestowed by the North Bay Business Journal, for making a significant impact on the health of local companies and the economy.

Steve is the CFO of Napa Valley Vintners. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he has spent most of his life within a few hours of home. After deciding that a career in academia was not him, Steve spent time working in the film industry as the director of finance and operations of the California Film Institute. After seven years there, the Napa Valley Vintners called, and for the past 11 years has enjoyed learning about and growing with the Napa Valley wine industry. He currently lives in Napa, with his wife, Linda, and four dogs.

Steve's advice for young emerging financial leaders: "Develop a personal “brand” based on integrity, dedication, and follow-through. Also, avoid the temptation to try and be “right” all of the time. There is a lot that can be learned by listening and via thoughtful reflection."


submitted Sep. 11, 2015 9:08A
Scott, Tony

Tony Scott J.D. '92 is the new United States chief information officer and administrator of OMB’s Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology. Under Tony’s leadership, the Administration will continue to build on the remarkable work done by former CIOs in changing the way the federal government manages IT. 

Tony brings more than 35 years of global leadership and management experience to build upon our progress and drive continued success. He will drive the Administration’s Smarter IT Delivery Agenda and the core objectives across the Federal IT portfolio: (1) driving value in Federal IT investments, (2) delivering world-class digital services, and (3) protecting Federal IT assets and information.


submitted Sep. 11, 2015 11:30A
GRD Jesuit School of Theology 'wn
Santos, Nicholas

Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, welcomes Nicholas J.C. Santos, S.J., MTS '02, Ph.D. to its Board of Trustees. Fr. Santos brings a wealth of experience in Jesuit higher education. He is an assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, and the co-director of Marquette’s social innovation initiative. He advises Marquette’s Alpha Sigma Nu chapter as well as the student chapter of Changemakers, which expands social innovation and entrepreneurship among students to help tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

A native of Pune, India, Santos holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in businessfrom the University of Pune; bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and theology from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, also in Pune; a master’s in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University; and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Marquette University.

Prior to entering the Jesuits, Santos was an accountant for a chemical distributor and transportation company. As a Jesuit, he taught for eight years at St. Vincent’s College of Commerce in Pune, which has a special emphasis on providing business education to low-income students. He spent three years as a visiting scholar and post-doctoral fellow at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and was also involved with the Global Social Benefit Incubator program of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara.

submitted Sep. 11, 2015 9:25A
Lindemann, Kathie

Flex Pharma announced the appointment of Kathie Lindemann '83 as its chief operating officer.

Prior to joining Flex Pharma, Ms. Lindemann served as COO at DAVIDs TEA Inc. Ms. Lindemann also spent 19 years at Starbucks, where she held several leadership roles including senior VP, Starbucks Foodservice, SVP US Business Operations, and SVP International Operations, Store Development and Global Business Systems. She has been a director of Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. since June 2009. 

“Since we see substantial opportunity to develop our consumer product as a global brand, I am looking forward to working with Kathie to leverage her extensive experience building and running operations ex-US as we plan to access key international markets,” commented Marina Hahn, president of Consumer.


submitted Sep. 11, 2015 8:51A
Lamble, John

 Former Santa Clara standout John Lamble '14, winner of 81 career singles matches during his time as a Bronco, captured his first professional title in doubles over the weekend.

Partnering with Alan Kohen from Argentina, the duo rolled through the field at the USA F23 Futures event in Edwardsville, Ill. en route to the final on Sunday. In the tournament-deciding match, Lamble and Kohen came back to down the Great Britain pairing of Scott Clayton and Richard Gabb by a score of 3-6, 7-6(4), 10-7.

"I'm very proud of John and the momentous accomplishment that he has just accomplished in his professional career," said Santa Clara Head Coach Derek Mills. "John was a terrific player when he was a Bronco and I'm happy that he has continued his success at the next level."

While competing at Santa Clara, Lamble racked up three All-WCC Doubles Team awards, two All-WCC Singles accolades, and was a highly ranked player in the conference as well as the Northwest Region on a consistent basis. The Saratoga, Calif. native ranks second all-time on both Santa Clara's singles and doubles wins lists. In his final year on the Mission Campus in 2013-14, Lamble tallied 21 victories in singles competition and completed a near-perfect 15-2 mark in doubles action.


submitted Sep. 11, 2015 8:45A
Dion, Philip
Philip J. Dion J.D. '94, MBA '94 joins American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, as vice president, Technology Business Development. Dion, 47, was previously with UNS Energy Corp. as senior vice president, Public Policy and Customer Solutions, since 2013. Prior, he was responsible for the direction and execution of regulatory and legislative strategy at the federal and state levels for UNS Energy Corp. He also had oversight of customer service and engagement, marketing, corporate communications, customer programs and community relations. Prior to his tenure with UNS Energy Corp, Dion was an advisor to a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as a Commissioner at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Dion also was a deputy Maricopa County attorney and an administrative law judge at the Arizona Corporation Commission.
submitted Jun. 14, 2015 7:55P
GRD Engineering 'wn
Amato, Michael

Michael Amato '07, M.S. '11 and Bianca Vallorz '07, tied the knot at the beautiful Mission Santa Clara on January 24, 2015! Even though the wedding was in the middle of winter, they were blessed with wonderful 70-degree weather and not a cloud in the sky! They currently live in San Jose, with Bianca supporting the local community working at Family Supportive Housing and Michael working at Apple.

submitted Jul. 31, 2015 7:57P
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