Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Will Shadish '71 and his wife, Cindy, live in Mariposa, Calif. Will is Professor, Founding Faculty, and Chair of Psychological Sciences at University of California, Merced. He moved to Merced in 2003 after 30 years in the midwest. He writes: "UC Merced is the first research university built in the US in the 21st century, and it has been both interesting and a challenge to build a university from the ground up (it was a golf course in 2002)."
Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
John G. Schroeder '72 and Silvia R. Schroeder '75 have been married 38 years and have two children, Michael '10 and Steven. After 18 years in the private practice of law, John started working at the Superior Court. John is a Superior Court Commissioner with the County of Santa Clara. Silvia is a retired elementary-school teacher. John, Silvia, and Steven live in Santa Cruz, where they enjoy the beach. Michael lives in the Los Angeles area and is working in the film industry with some other SCU grads.
Frank Schiro '72 enters his 37th year of teaching at Lindsay High School. He and his wife Kathy enjoy their large family of six children and 17 grandchildren.
Frank Schiro '72, (The Cave), retired June 2011 after spending 37 years teaching and coaching football at Lindsay High School. The 1996 California Teacher of the Year, by the California League of California High School, lives in Visalia with his wife, Kathy, and their 6 children and 19 gradnchildren. Frank now works in his non-profit organization, The Stoa Project, which he and his wife formed in 2011, honoring teachers with cash awards for work in reforming educational institutions.
David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Still enjoying living up in the San Juans—probably never retire."
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Kayte Sherman Russell '72 writes: "I have been a GrandmaBear for almost 8 years. Kathleen and Troy have been married for 10 years. I have been a teacher for 34 years. I presently teach 7th & 8th grades at St. Pius X School, Chula Vista, CA. I am passionate about learning and teaching about the Holocaust, tolerance, American history, English, language, and morality. I have been to Israel; I was part of the first USC Shoah Foundation Institute Leichtag Family Foundation Workshop for teachers. I will be attending the Finding History, Finding Ourselves Holocaust Seminar in June. I have had a pen pal in Pennsylvania for 28 years. I will be visiting her in July. I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. I can now speak Spanish fairly well. I keep in touch with a few close SCU friends and through them, with others. I taught Mike Beresky's daughter; I have the son of one of my former 5th grade students, Jose Vizcaino Jr., going to SCU this year! I have been teaching a LONG time!"
G Edward Rudloff Jr. J.D. '72 writes "We are very proud that our own son, Christian, is graduating this June from the University of California, Davis, with his B.A. in political science."
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Barbara (Furey) Rosenthal ’72, M.A. ’74 writes: "Retired educator, widowed, two daughters."
Ed Rockdale '72 writes: "Exciting news? Nah; but I found a great job (civilian Navy at China Lake) out of college (thanks, SCU), married (still am), had kids (love 'em), lost hair, retired recently, and am enjoying life after work."
Terry (Goodfield) Rice ’71, M.A. ’72 writes, "Alain Pinel Realtors keeps me busy up and down the Peninsula and even over to Santa Cruz, selling homes. It's truly amazing and fun. I continue with my love of airplanes by volunteering at the SFO International Airport Museum. This gives me an opportunity to see my Pan American friends and 'talk over the Old Days.' In fact, we had a fun-filled PAA reunion in Monaco a few months ago."
Alain Pinel Realtors 657 University Avenue Palo Alto, California 94301
William "Bill" Pursley J.D. ’72 writes, "Hi, Everybody. I hope all of you can attend our reunion. You'll see that only a few of us have noted on the website that we are coming. But many more should be attending, they just haven't noted it yet. I am practicing Workers' Comp law all over the state, representing both sides of the fence. I had a great time at our reunion 5 years ago. All we did was sit around and shoot the bull. It was really heartwarming. So please come! Thanks."
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Diane Petroni-Newhouse ’72, M.A. ’78 has been in private practice at the Almaden Institute for more than 30 years.
Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters '72, is Provost of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. She and her husband, Tim McMahon, a teacher, have two college-age children, Maggie and Blaise.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Mary Ann Peters ’72 writes: "After 30+ years as a diplomat, I am back home in Newport, RI, where I am the provost of the Naval War College. My husband, Tim McMahon, is a teacher here and our children, Maggie and Blaise, are in college in Massachusetts."
Martina Nicholson '72 writes, "I am still practicing OBGYN in Santa Cruz, Calif. Recently got to sing at Blues Alley in Georgetown, with Second Wind Bandits--a song I co-wrote with Bill Mulroney, called "Velveteen Rabbit". You can check it out on the band's site at MYSPACE.COM.
Michael A. Nichols ’66, J.D. ’72 reports that he has been practicing Criminal Defense Law in Sunnyvale since 1976, and prior to that he was a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County.
Peggy (Lautze) Metzger '72 and Greg Metzger '73 celebrated their daughter Ellen's graduation from SCU on June 12th. Peggy and Greg live in Connecticut. Greg is with GE Capital and Peggy is an Occupational Therapist with special needs students.
Denise Traficanto McGraw ’72, M.A. ’74 teaches first grade at an Orange County Magnet School. Her husband Ambrose is semi-retired as a federal auditor and business professor. Both their adult daughters work as teaching assistants, respectively in Orange County and in northern France.
Tom MacManus ’72 currently resides in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, where he runs his own real estate appraisal company.
William T. Loris '68, J.D. '72 serves as PROLAW's Program Director and as a Senior Lecturer at Loyola University Chicago's Law School. He comes to Loyola after a distinguished career in international service. He served for five years in Abidjan, Ivory Coast as a Regional Legal Advisor for West Africa to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), working on the legal aspects of the USAID program across West and Central Africa, followed by five years in Cairo as a Legal Advisor in USAID's Egypt mission. He then co-founded the International Development Law Institute, a Dutch foundation, which was later transformed into an inter-governmental organization, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), by an international convention. IDLO is now a key international institution in the promotion of the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition, and countries emerging from violent conflict.
Anna Likos ’72 writes: “I am currently living in Morocco, working for the CDC as the resident advisor to the Ministry of Health. After 2.5 years in Haiti and 2 years in the Ivory Coast, Moroccan life is wonderful! I expect, though, to return soon to the U.S., to which my husband and I are both looking forward.”
Michael J. Kennedy ’72 is a retired science teacher who now volunteers at California State University Stanislaus, at the Community Hospice, and several other organizations. He also travels internationally.
Linda Kaminski ’72 was named superintendent of California’s Azusa Unified School District. Kaminski has worked for years as an administrator as well as a bilingual teacher and was selected as superintendent because of her "variety of experiences," Azusa's school board president said in an interview. Karminski has a master's degree from Pepperdine and a master's and doctorate from Harvard University's Urban Superintendents Program.