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Freeman, Robert

Robert Freeman ’81, a Los Altos High School Teacher, will be honored with the Palo Alto Kiwanis Club's first Angel Award later this month for his work with One Dollar for Life, the nonprofit organization he founded.

The Angel Award was created to celebrate an individual or organization who mentors and impacts children in the community and throughout the world.

Freeman founded the nonprofit because he was frustrated with "teenagers' sense of impotence in being able to make a difference in the world." So, he made a model by which anyone, by donating a dollar, could participate and change the world -- provided everyone did so.

Through One Dollar, Freeman is working to get children in developing countries complete access to food, education and health care by providing transportation to schools, educated teachers and necessary nutrients. In five years, One Dollar has raised approximately $209,000 from middle and high school students and has completed numerous projects including sending 250 tennis shoes to students in Malawi and buying 20 piglets to save 20 Nepalese girls from being sold into slavery.

Read the full story in the Palo Alto Online News.

submitted Oct. 15, 2012 6:26P
UGRD Leavey Business '81
Fellenz, Chris

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Chris '81 and Diane Fellenz '83 live in San Jose. Chris is a management consultant in areas of strategy, communications, process improvement & quality systems. Diane works at Bellarmine College Prep, in the Academic Resource Center. Their 3 children are still students: Kyle at USD Law, Curtis at UC Davis, and Janelle at Archbishop Mitty HS.

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submitted Sep. 25, 2011 9:27P
Fairbank, Matt

Freshman Dorm: Graham 100

Matt Fairbank '81 lives in Yakima, Wash., where he settled after being in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps right out of SCU. He directs the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties, a non-profit mediation and conflict resolution center. He, his wife Michele and daughter Hannah enjoy the great outdoors, meaningful work, international travel. Hannah is a high school senior preparing for college. "Maybe SCU?" he writes.

submitted Sep. 8, 2011 7:06A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Eder, Stanley

Larry Eder '81, aka Stanley L. Eder, Jr., lives in Fort Atkinson, Wisc. He is president of the Running Network, LLC, which represents 23 specialty print magazines and 28 websites focused on the sport of running. He has been fortunate to have been credentialed as a journalist for the last six Summer Olympics. Divorced, Larry has a son, Adam, who is a musician/videographer.

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submitted Sep. 30, 2010 6:32P
UGRD Leavey Business '81
Doyle, Nancy (Lynch)

Nancy Doyle '81 writes: "Just retired from my current Administrative position of Dean of Students at St. Francis High School, Sacramento. I will be moving to the Counselling Deapartment of the same High School. Two out of three of my children have graduated from College. One to go, woo hoo!"

submitted Jul. 7, 2011 3:38P
UGRD Engineering '81
Dittmann, Norm

Norm Dittmann BSEE '81, MBA '83 is now the chairman of the Illuminating Engineering Society's Roadway Lighting Committee. Norm has been living in Snohomish WA for the past 20 years and owns a small manufacturing company - PLC-Multipoint, which makes lighting controls for buildings and transportation systems. His wife Susan is a hospice nurse for a local hospital. His children Craig, 17, Katherine and Neil 14, are avid cross country runners.

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submitted Jan. 15, 2011 9:07P
De Marco, Edythe

Edythe De Marco '81 is vice president and wealth management advisor of the De Marco Group for Merrill Lynch and a member of Merrill Lynch's Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council to Management, a national committee composed of 15 financial advisors.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:25P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
De Marco, Edythe

Edythe De Marco '81 is vice president and wealth management advisor of the De Marco Group for Merrill Lynch and a member of Merrill Lynch's Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council to Management, a national committee composed of 15 financial advisors. De Marco has been recognized among the top advisors in Rhode Island by Barron’s magazine on the “America’s Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State” list that was published in the February 21, 2011, edition.

submitted Mar. 24, 2011 11:36A
De Marco , Edythe

Edythe M. De Marco '81 has been nationally recognized among the top advisors in Rhode Island by Barron's magazine in its annual "America's Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State" list, published in February. Advisors considered for Barron's "America's Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State" ranking have a minimum of seven years' financial services experience and have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. Numerous quantitative and qualitative measures (including assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice) determine the financial advisor rankings.

"We believe Edythe's inclusion on the list is highly merited and underscores her commitment to developing strong relationships with clients. Barron's recognition of so many Merrill Lynch advisors on its annual list confirms our commitment to providing clients with outstanding talent and top-quality service to help them achieve their financial goals," said Gary Hernandez, Managing Director of the Merrill Lynch office in Providence. Ms. De Marco resides in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and has been a part of Merrill Lynch's Providence office for 31 years.

submitted Apr. 8, 2013 12:04P
Davis, Mark

Mark Davis ’81 is director of humanities at Monterey Coast Preparatory in Scotts Valley. The school offers a college preparatory education for students who learn differently. Students in the program learn to advocate for themselves, to understand their strengths, to know how they learn best, and to use tools, technologies and systems that best support their learning. Mark lives in Santa Cruz at the edge of Seabright Beach.

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submitted Dec. 14, 2014 10:26A
GRD Leavey/MBA '81
Chladek, Melanie

Melanie Chladek MBA '81 was promoted to Administrative Partner and CFO of Institutional Venture Partners.

submitted Sep. 21, 2010 11:39A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Ching, Armina

Armina Ching ’81 was recently sworn in as first deputy prosecuting attorney for the city and county of Honolulu. Ching has worked for the Honolulu Prosecutor's Office for nearly 27 years.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 3:07P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Cherry, Deirdre

Deirdre A. Cherry '81, has relocated to New York City as a director with Merrill Lynch providing structured lending expertise for the Northeast Private Banking & Investment Group.

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submitted Oct. 2, 2012 4:47P
Cherry, Deirdre

After moving back to New York in late 2013, Deirdre Cherry ’81 has been appointed Northeast Division Structured Lending Exec for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

submitted Oct. 6, 2013 6:59P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '81
Carey, Theresa

Theresa Carey M.S. '81 is a contributing editor to Barron's Magazine and has written "The Electronic Investor" column for over ten years. Along the way, she has authored the annual review of online brokers for Barron's since 1996 and has written nearly 200 columns describing tools for investors and traders. Carey is also the finance industry editor for

submitted May. 25, 2011 1:02P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Benham, Brigid (Modena)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Brigid (Modena) and Mike Benham '81 will celebrate their 29th Wedding Anniversary this July. They currently reside in San Mateo with their 4 children close-by and eagerly await the arrival of their first grandchild in August. They look forward to their reunion in October.

submitted Mar. 24, 2011 7:54P


Worthington, Renee (Vizzard)

Renee Worthington '82 is currently a Program Officer at Meridian International Center, designing and implementing professional programs for the United States Department of State's International Visitor. Visitors come from all over the world to meet with their professional counterparts in their specific areas of expertise. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband, Sam, who is CEO of InterAction, a membership organization for U.S.-based international non-profits. They have three children: Rachel, 24; Jamie, 21; and Lindsay, 17. Rachel currently lives in Argentina, working on a small-holder farm. Jamie is a senior at Emerson College in Boston, and Lindsay is in her senior year of high school.

submitted Oct. 11, 2012 11:01A
Verbica, Peter

Peter Verbica ’82, J.D. ’99 is now at Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth Management Group in Silicon Valley. His oldest daughter, Vanessa, serves as an IT petty pfficer with the U.S. Navy. His second oldest daughter, Madeline, is a ballerina, graduating from Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Nadick, Mass.

submitted Mar. 13, 2012 5:26P
Verbica, Peter

Peter Verbica ’82 joined the Global Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch's Silicon Valley Complex. He is the proud dad of four talented daughters. His oldest daughter serves as an IT petty officer for the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier. His second daughter, a ballerina, just graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts near Boston, Mass., and is doing a Summer Intensive at Princeton Ballet. His third daughter is on the varsity tennis team at Fountain Valley School in Colorado, and his youngest daughter is an avid long-distance runner.

submitted Jun. 27, 2012 3:48P
GRD Law '82
Veltman, Rebecca

Rebecca Veltman J.D. '82 is enjoying her retirement and her first grandchild, Roman, who just turned four.  She plans to volunteer for the local courts which are suffering cutbacks for the coming year.  All that and travel are keeping Rebecca very busy. 

submitted Apr. 12, 2010 3:38P
GRD Law '82
Veltman, Rebecca

Rebecca Veltman J.D. ’82 writes: “Enjoying my retirement—traveling, reconnecting with old friends and family, and my new granddaughter, Mikayla, who joined her 5-year-old brother, Roman, in December. I am happy to have both daughters close by.”

submitted Apr. 26, 2012 3:53P
Squeri, Tom

Tom Squeri '82, J.D. '85, longtime vice president and general counsel of Granite Rock Co., was named as the company's president and CEO. Squeri worked for two private law firms in the San Franciso Bay Area that specialized in construction litigation prior to joining Graniterock: San Francisco's Pettit and Martin, where he became a partner in 1993, and the San Jose office of Coudert Brothers.

submitted Jul. 29, 2012 11:13A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '82
Sly, Julie

Julie A. Sly ’82 is editor of Catholic Herald Magazine, a bimonthly publication of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento. She is also a freelance writer for various publications and websites.


submitted May. 16, 2011 11:28A
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