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Jennifer Babcock recently joined the Law Career Services office at SCU. An alumna of the SCU School of Law, Jennifer has practiced law in both large and small law firm settings in the Bay Area. She works with third-year law students and recent graduates in all aspects of their job search. Welcome back to SCU, Jennifer.

Adam Bauman is the video coordinator for the Santa Clara men’s and women’s basketball teams. Prior to joining the Bronco staff, he had a four-month stint as a graduate assistant under Arizona State University men’s basketball Head Coach Herb Sendek. Bauman is a 2008 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a degree in Kinesiology.

Erin Berkenmeier is the new administrative assistant at the Center for Science, Technology and Society. She’s also an SCU 2008 graduate, who studied philosophy and communication. Prior to joining CSTS, she worked as a membership associate for the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.

Robert Covich is the new program associate for the Office of Undergraduate Studies. He has several years of experience in both administrative and technology positions in both start-up and enterprise class organizations. He spent a few years developing and implementing organizational quality control and audit standards, and his specialty is developing administrative process controls and compliance documentation.

SCU’s information technology department welcomes Wilfredo Hernandez, as its newest network engineer. Hernandez is also a Bronco; he received his BS in electrical engineering in 2004 and an MS in engineering management in 2009. He’s very familiar with SCU’s IT department, because he worked as a student technician for six years while completing both degrees.

A big welcome goes out to Sean Fitch. He’s the new general maintenance mechanic who is assigned to Lucas Hall, Schott Stadium, Multi-Cultural Center, Book Store, and properties at 553, 741, 753, 755, and 791 Franklin Street. For the past 20 years, Fitch worked as a carpenter, home inspector, and a general contractor.

Evelyn Lopez is the new supervisor for custodial services and overseas a team of 17 custodians who are responsible for 33 buildings on campus. Prior to joining SCU, Lopez worked at DMS Facility Services.

Say hello to Channing McCabe, administrative assistant for Faculty Support Services in the School of Law. She graduated from SCU in 2009 with a BS in psychology and is excited to be a part of the Santa Clara family.

Stop by the biology department and introduce yourself to Monica Morales, a new laboratory technician. Prior to joining SCU, she worked at Abbott Labs, a biomedical engineering company, for two years.

Development has a new data analyst for prospect research, Salena Schapp, who is also an SCU 2009 graduate. You may already know her from the psychology department, where she worked as a research assistant. She also worked at Kids on Campus for four years during her time as a student.

Another Bronco is back on campus, this time in the chemistry department, working as a laboratory technician. Greg Stettler received his BS in biochemistry in 2009, and he was also in track and field.

Alan Takeda is SCU’s newest gardener. You’ll most likely see him on the grounds of San Filippo/Campisi, Accolti Mall, Cowell Student Health Center, and the perimeter of El Camino Real. Before joining the University, Takeda worked at Northwest Landscape Company. He’s worked in nursery and the landscaping field all his life.

Amanda Jo Wilson joins Campus Safety Services as a uniformed night Campus Safety officer. Amanda grew up in Santa Clara and graduated from SJSU, where she continues to work as a volunteer employment mentor/advisor for students with disabilities. Amanda Jo is married and her husband Eric is a Police Officer with Menlo Park. They have a beautiful 18-month-old daughter.

More announcements will be made in the next edition of fyi. If you have any new hire announcements, e-mail Connie Coutain.

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