Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 2000s
Maya Vestal Apolinario ’02 and Paulo Apolinario ’02 welcomed daughter Sara Alexandra on October 12, 2012. Her proud big brother, Marco Cruz, is three years old, and the family lives in San Jose.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Emily (Moody) Wilcox ’03, MBA ’09 and husband Lee celebrated the birth of their first child, Abigail, on Aug. 18, 2011. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where Emily works as the alumni and external relations director for the Leavey School of Business at SCU.
Valerie (Martin) Visse '03 and Nicholas Visse '05, MBA '10 were married on March, 23, 2013, in Sacramento. In attendance were Matron of Honor Kalie (Bass) Ward '03, Best Man James (Jamie) Arntz '05, groomsman John Paul Vasicek '05, and other Broncos Diana Passadori '03, J.D. '06, Daniel Figoni '03, MBA '07, Matt Ward '03, and Bobby McCarthy '05. The newlyweds honeymooned in Bora Bora. The couple lives in Sunnyvale, CA.
Roselyn "Rosie" Siino ’03 married Steven on Sept. 18, 2010. The ceremony was held at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, with reception at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco. In attendance were bridesmaids Ashley Weger ’03; Renee (Morrell) Meadowcroft ’03, MBA ’12; Gaelen O'Connell ’02; Jennifer (Getz) Olmstead ’03; and dear guests Michelle (Lower) Rayburn ’03 and Lisa (DiSanti) Leopard ’03. Rosie has been working in wealth management for the last ten years. In 2012 she obtained her Master of Science degree in Financial Planning from Golden Gate University and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM Professional. She currently works for Wells Fargo Private Bank in San Francisco where she and her husband reside.
Roselyn Siino ’03 recently accepted a position as Financial Planner at Mosaic Financial Partners in San Francisco. Mosaic Financial Partners is an independent investment advisory firm that provides both financial planning and investment management services to individuals and families.
More information can be found at: http://mosaicfp.com/roselyn-siino-cfp%C2%AE
Sharon Shelton ’03 wed David Feigelson on November 9, 2013 on a yacht in Newport Beach, Calif. Sharon and David met at Santa Clara while David was visiting his groomsmen Matt Krueger ’03. Other Broncos in the wedding party:Merrin Thompson 02', Chrissy Towle (Hirsch) 03' and Cindy Hirsch ’03. Other Broncos in attendance were Amy Hoefer (Grabill) ’03, Ynez Carrasco ’02, Jamie Jameson (Swintek) ’02, Miranda McAnany ’02, Kasey De La Cruz (Shemwell) ’02, Christina Vick ’04, Jessie Mechem ’04, and Kim Gaube (Helton) ’03. Sharon and David reside in Redwood City, CA where Sharon works as a VP for Comerica in San Jose, providing financing for start-up/pre-profit companies. David works for Genentech as a Global Project Manager.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Lauren Renfort ’03 married Chris Alberts on June 18, 2011, at Cordevalle Resort in San Martin, Calif. Also in attendance were fellow SCU alums Hadyn Renfort ’07 (Groomsman), Lane Renfort ’12 (Groomsman), Barbara (Dieckman) Orellana '03 (Bridesmaid), Janice (Yee) Swearingen ’03, M.A. ’06 (Bridesmaid), Julie Angelo ’09 (Bridesmaid), Christian Pfrommer ’03, Michael Maclaren ’03, Heather (Stark) Rainusso ’03, Lindsay Gray ’12, Jason Mueller ’07, Adam Suleman ’07, Andrew Swearingen ’03, M.S. '07, and Carlos Orellana ’01.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Nicki (Pichel) Nabasny ’03 writes that she and Mike Nabasny '03 moved to Chicago in July 2011. Nicki is currently the director of external relations at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Mike is director of sales, Midwest at Wildfire, a division of Google. They have a daughter, Mia, born Dec. 30, 2011, and are expecting their second child in August 2013.
Michelle Cwirko-Godycki '03 is the new associate director, Marketing & Communications for Alumni Relations. In this role, Michelle will oversee all marketing, communications, social media, and career networking strategies for Alumni Association programs, events and services.
Former NCAA All-American and two-time Major League Soccer (MLS) Champion Ryan Cochrane ’03 has been named assistant men's soccer coach at Santa Clara. Cochrane capped off an outstanding collegiate career at SCU by helping the Broncos reach the 2003 NCAA College Cup Final Four. He went on to enjoy nine-years playing professional soccer, which included winning a pair of MLS titles with the Houston Dynamo.
"There is no doubt Ryan is going to help this program grow and become better," said Santa Clara men's soccer head coach and Bronco Hall of Famer Cameron Rast. "First and foremost, his background as a player is exceptional. He just finished up his professional career and was already transitioning into coaching, so it's a natural fit."
A native of Portland, Ore., Cochrane became one of the most accomplished players in school history during his three years on SCU's Mission Campus (2001-03). Cochrane started every game he was available for, serving as the team's central defender. He earned Soccer America Freshman All-America honors in 2001 and All-America Honorable Mention recognition in 2002.
In 2003, Cochrane anchored a Bronco defense that posted 12 shutouts, went 16-4-4, won the West Coast Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA College Cup Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. He was named an NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-American in 2003 and a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
More recent, during his last two years playing professionally, Cochrane served as an assistant coach at the collegiate level with San Antonio's Trinity University in 2012 and at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. in 2011.
Steve Braccini '99, J.D. '03 and his wife, Teresa, welcomed their first child into the world on March 20, 2012, a son—Angelo Antonio Braccini. The family resides in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. Steve is a trust and estate litigator with Hopkins & Carley, APLC in the firm's San Jose and Palo Alto offices.
Kristin (Love) Boscia ’03, J.D. '08 and Chris Boscia J.D. ’08, welcomed their second child, Evelyn Love Boscia on July 26, 2013. Big sister, Kate, is delighted.
Gina Policastri ’00, J.D. ’03 is a partner at Lonich & Patton, LLP in San Jose. She is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist. She and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Bianca, in 2011. The family lives in Willow Glen.
Oscar Silva '04 received his PhD in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. As a Medical Scientist Training Program participant, he will be returning to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to complete his medical training.
Stephanie (Flint) Shaire '04, husband Michael Shaire and big brother Elliot welcomed baby Ethan on March 15, 2013. The family lives in Charlotte, NC.
In April 2013, Noelani Sallings '04 joined San Jose Jazz as director of business development. This organization has been around for more than a quarter of a century focusing on education, performance, and music.
Ashley Ritchie ’04, former opinion editor for her college newspaper at Santa Clara University, is an anchor at KMPH Fox 26, covering the Midwest. She received the 2005 Spot News Story of the Year from the Missouri Broadcaster's Association for her coverage of the Greg Norman murder trial. That same year, she also won first place for her investigative story on DWI checkpoints in Springfield. Ritchie's first children's book, Mr. Pickles Paints the Town, was released in March 2013.
Jacey Prupas ’01, J.D. ’04, an associate in the Reno office of Snell & Wilmer, has been appointed to the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners. Her three-year term began in April. She previously served as a Nevada Bar Exam Grader from 2006 to 2008.
Prupas focuses her practice in general commercial litigation. She has experience with all stages of litigation, including pretrial discovery, trial, appellate work and alternative dispute resolution. Prupas’ practice includes representing businesses in all types of contract disputes, complex tort actions and product liability matters. She also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, both for plaintiffs and defendants.
Prupas received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University. Also licensed in California, she is a member of the American Bar Association and the Northern Nevada Women’s Lawyer’s Association, for which she served as a board member from 2005 to 2011. She has been recognized for several years as a Nevada Super Lawyers Rising Star.