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Arbios, James

James Arbios '49 writes, "17 classmates celebrated 65 years since graduation in 1949! We had a luncheon in Nobili, where we spent four happy years."

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:57P


Wenberg, Harry

Harry Wenberg '50 retired in 1982 as technical superintendent after 32 years of service with Kaiser Aluminum. He writes "Still living in our home in Saratoga since 1975. We are enjoying our new great grandaughter, Cameron, born March 17, 2015, to Courtney (Dunan) Duka '09 and husband Brent."

submitted Aug. 4, 2015 4:44P
Murphy, Bill

William Murphy '50, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, was honored on Veterans Day as a Veterans of Foreign War Hero. He received the honor by the Watsonville Veterans Association. Murphy, who graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1941 but has called Watsonville home for most of his life, was quick to downplay the distinction. “Don’t connect me with a hero’s honor,” he said. “The real heroes are still over there; they never came home.”

submitted Nov. 21, 2014 6:01P


UGRD Leavey Business '51
Tinling, Jerome
Jerome B. Tinling '51 writes, "Wife and I are fine here in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Come visit us."
submitted Nov. 15, 2014 8:23A


Edden, Joseph

Joseph B. Edden '52 writes, "Entered the Society of Jesus in 1949 and taught at Canisius High School in Buffalo and Xavier High School in New York. Received a dispensation from Pope Paul in 1973. Married for 42 years in December. Worked 11 years in photography. Taught Latin for seven years in public schools in New York and nine years of Latin and photography at Father Lopez High School in Daytona, Florida. Retired 1972." 

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 7:29P


UGRD Arts & Sciences '53
Lewis, Mel

Mel Lewis ’53 says, "Bronco spirit is defined by drive, determination, love of competition, and camaraderie!" Read more about what Santa Clara’s first African-American graduate, first African-American athlete, and first African-American ROTC graduate has to say in this exclusive SCU interview.

submitted Feb. 27, 2015 2:39P
Kilkenny, R.G.

R.G. Kilkenny '53 writes, "Bev and I have 15 grandchildren, and this June our grandaughter Abby Kilkenny '15 graduated. She has enjoyed Santa Clara." 

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:13P


McPherson, William

William "Bill" J. McPherson '54 is retired from the San Francisco 49ers with five Super Bowl rings. He and wife Elsie have been married 62 years and have five children and 11 grandchildren.

submitted Jun. 14, 2015 7:33P
Kennedy, Bill

Freshman Dorm: Kenna

Bill Kennedy ’54 writes, "Retired from medicine 17 years ago but still active on a Hospital Bioethics Committee. Two of our kids are in medical practice. Now I'm enjoying our five kids and eight grandkids with Martha, water color painting, and just kicking back in El Dorado Hills, Calif. I have become active in our local parish. Eucharistic ministry to a home bound parishoner strengthened my faith."

Contact Bill
submitted Oct. 6, 2014 8:16P


Whaling, Thomas

Thomas Whaling '55 writes, "Retired from law practice. Hoping to influence great grandkids. Active in social justice endeavors in San Juan Capistrano. Happy with kids and grandkids work/life efforts. Still trying to fathom Christian agape." 

submitted Jul. 1, 2015 2:47P
UGRD Engineering '55
Van Etten, David

Freshman Dorm: Kenna

David Van Etten ’55 writes: “Our son, David W. ’96 was recently married to Susan Rudolph in San Francisco. Mary Ann and I are to be blessed with a granddaughter, Daisy Joy, in December. David and Susan live in Oakland, Calif. After retiring in June of 2013, I've continued to be active as Director and CFO of the West Coast Companeros, Inc., to coordinate keeping the 800 strong former Jesuit group together (i.e. annual renewal in Santa Cruz, mulitple online listservs, fundraising activities for various social justice projects conducted by the Companions, etc.).”

Contact David
Email: Facebook: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn:
submitted Aug. 17, 2015 2:42P
Sheehan, William

Wally Sheehan '55 writes, "Looking forward to our 60th reunion in October."

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:42P


UGRD Leavey Business '56
McCormack, Mike

Mike McCormack ’56, a 40-year veteran of the real estate industry, has been named executive vice president of the Alaska Financial Company III, LLC.

McCormack began his career in his home state, Hawaii, where he was a prominent developer involved in real estate sales and multiple property developments. Fifteen years ago, Mike moved to Santa Barbara and was instrumental in developing Oak Creek Canyon in Montecito. He now operates his advisory firm, McCormack Pacific Ltd.
Contact Mike
Mike McCormack (805) 452-0932 or
submitted Jan. 14, 2015 1:18P


Gunther, Norman

Norman Gunther ’59, Ph.D. ’04, continues to be part of SCU's Department of Electrical Engineering’s Electron Devices Laboratory, which has advanced world-class research and scholarship in the areas of electronic devices, materials, and their manufacturing technologies. Gunther collaborates with fellow graduates of the program, advancing the methodologies used to characterize surface nanostructures of thin films used in semiconductors, and advising current graduate students as an applied mathematician.


submitted Mar. 2, 2015 12:30P
UGRD Engineering '59
Cepollina, Frank

Frank J. "Cepi" Cepollina ’59 was awarded the Carl Sagan Memorial Award for 2015. The veteran leader of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, Mr. Cepollina was granted this award by the American Astronautical Society and the Planetary Society. The award recognizes "an individual who has demonstrated leadership in research or policies advancing exploration of the Cosmos."

submitted Mar. 17, 2015 11:32A


Matteoni, Norman

Norman E. Matteoni ’60 has written Prairie Man: The Struggle between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin (TwoDot Books, June 2015), which delves into the conflict between the Lakota people and the U.S. government, shedding new light and perspective on this pivotal time in history. Matteoni is a legal scholar and practicing lawyer. He has written extensively in law review articles, appellate briefs, and a two-volume treatise on the Law of Eminent Domain in California. He also is an amateur photographer, and in 2008 he photographed areas of the northern plains, home of the Lakota.

submitted Feb. 15, 2015 3:00P


UGRD Leavey Business '61
Schrader, Jim

Jim Schrader ’61 is celebrating his 50th wedding aniversary.

submitted Jan. 27, 2015 1:02P
UGRD Leavey Business '61
Oliva, S.J., Max

Fr. Max Oliva ’61 writes, "As a result of my ministry with men and women in the corporate community both in the United States and in Canada, a sequel to my book, Beatitudes for the Workplace (2009), has recently been published. It is called The 10 Commandments for Everyday Life. Both books are available also on Kindle and both are available either from 23rd Publications or on"

Contact Max
submitted Apr. 23, 2015 10:06A
Bannan Sr., Phil

Phil Bannan Sr. '61 was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Herald Business Journal, in Snohomish County. He's been a Port of Everett commissioner as well as executive director of the Port of Everett. He was also executive director of the city of Everett under former Mayor Ed Hansen. Now he's the owner of both Scuttlebut Brewing Co. and a restaurant on the waterfront. He and his wife have four grown children: Maggie '90, twins Judy '91 and Janet '91, and son, Phil Jr. '95.

submitted May. 27, 2015 4:13P


UGRD Leavey Business '62
Wynhausen, Bob

Bob Wynhausen ’62 and Barbara (Comeau) Wynhausen celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in January. Barb was a 1963 graduate of O'Conner Hospital School of Nursing.

submitted Feb. 24, 2015 2:24P
Lobdell, Warren
Warren Lobdell '62 is living in the Sierra foothills in lovely Murphys, California,
where he writes: “We now have over 22 wine-tasting shops here in our little Murphys! It is quite fun taking a walk along Main Street. There is Presidents’ Weekend in February, when all the wine stores put on quite a party. Then in June, another celebration. You can check them out on the Calaveras Wine Alliance website. I have to say that moving to Murphys 13 years ago was a lucky decision! Now we just need rain and snow!”
submitted Jul. 5, 2015 1:58P
UGRD Leavey Business '62
Anglin, Lynn

Lynn Anglin ’62 was a member of the world champion 2014 senior softball 70-plus-year-old team OMEN 70. He also was the MVP of the tournament. This is his 24th year of playing senior softball. Lynn lives with his wife, Judy, in Fremont, Calif.

submitted Oct. 27, 2014 1:57P


UGRD Engineering '63
Rigney, Dave

Dave Rigney ’63, MBA ’73 and his wife Barbara celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Napili Bay in Maui with their daughters Pam O'Sullivan ’90, Sue Hamilton ’92, and Patti; their husbands Joe, Gerry Hamilton ’92, MBA ’03, and Tim; and eight grandchildren. Dave retired 10 years ago after 25 years with the Electric Power Research Institute, 13 years with Silicon Valley Power and PG&E and service with the U. S. Army in Vietnam.

submitted Oct. 31, 2014 9:58A
Enright, William

William Enright '63 is an adjunct reference librarian at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California. 

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:48P


Minor, John

Freshman Dorm: O'Connor

John Minor ’64 writes, "I graduated from law school in 1967, went to Newport, Ore. to spend a year at the beach as a deputy DA and start atoning for my misspent youth. Never got away. Joined in founding a law firm in 1969. Put in some long days. Tricked some folks into letting me be President of the Oregon City Attorneys Association and Chairman of the OSB Real Estate and Land Use Section. Still working and still married (47 years in December, four kids, 6 1/2 grand kids)."

Contact John
submitted Oct. 6, 2014 5:49P
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