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Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 1990s
Baughn, Mariah (Youngkin)
Mariah (Youngkin) Baughn '94 has completed a pathology residency at U.C. San Diego and a hematopathology fewlloship at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. She has accepted a position as a staff pathologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. She resides in San Diego with husband Jeff Baughn MBA '03 and son Evan (10).
submitted Mar. 15, 2013 6:04P
Kelley Wall ’95 has been named a director at Rose Ryan, a finance and accounting consulting firm based in Silicon Valley. Wall, who has worked at RoseRyan since 2005, will add the responsibility of creating new-product strategy to her current role of leading the firm’s Technical Accounting Group.
“Kelley is a dynamo who has a keen sense of the operational challenges posed to companies by changes in the technical accounting and reporting landscape,” says Kathy Ryan, RoseRyan CEO and CFO. “She will hone and lead our efforts to be a leader in providing strategic finance services to public and private companies. Kelley’s experience leading our TAG group has ideally positioned her for this new role at RoseRyan. She’s smart and incredibly savvy.”
Prior to joining RoseRyan, Wall held a number of senior management roles at Symantec, Adaptec, and Price Waterhouse (now PwC).
submitted Mar. 28, 2013 8:47A
UGRD Engineering '95
Rapp, Amy (Brydon)
Amy Brydon Rapp '95 and Toby Rapp welcomed their son, Andrew, on Feb. 21, 2013. Amy works for Nike and the family lives in Portland, Ore.
submitted Mar. 6, 2013 5:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Eric Olson ’95 accepted a role as Genentech Product Development's Business Lead for the Smarter Information Management (SIM) initiative. SIM is a multi-year initiative aimed at transforming how the company manages and uses its vast clinical information. Eric, his wife, Kristin, and daughters, Greta and Sofie, will relocate as ex-pats to Basel, Switzerland, where Roche (Genentech's parent company) is headquartered.
submitted Nov. 15, 2012 4:56P
Ron Hansen M.A. ’95, M.Div. ’04 is this year’s recipient of the Evil Companions Award, which honors a writer who hails from the West or writes about it. Hansen is an Omaha native who teaches literature at Santa Clara University. He has earned numerous honors in his four decades as a novelist, essayist and short-story writer, including the status of creating one of the longer and more intriguing titles in contemporary fiction: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
submitted May. 6, 2013 9:09P
Joe Greenspan ’95 and his wife, Marla, welcomed their second child, Ryan Matthew, on June 1, 2012. Ryan joins brother Evan, 5, in the family's Phoenix home.
submitted Jun. 7, 2012 9:49P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '95
Lisa A. Cesario M.A. ’95 is the new superintendent at the Las Lomitas School District, leaving her six-year post as an assistant superintendent of the Santa Clara Unified School District.
submitted May. 23, 2012 4:41P
GRD Engineering '95
Carter, William "Bill"
William "Bill" S. Carter ’71, MSEE ’95 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient in recognition of his many contributions to the profession of engineering and to his alma mater. While earning degrees in electrical engineering at SCU, he was selected for membership in three national honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit). This 30-year veteran of the tech industry began his career at Zilog, where he designed and managed the design of NMOS microprocessors and peripherals. He later joined Xilinx, where he helped pioneer the development on the first Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a market that Xilinx invented and continues to dominate. Today he is Xilinx Fellow, the highest position a person can earn on a technical level. A Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award recipient, Carter also serves on the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board and currently is a member of SCU's Board of Fellows, and member of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society Advisory Board. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers, holds 10 U.S. patents, and recently traveled to India with SCU faculty.
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:37A
GRD Leavey/MBA '95
Cannestra , Michael
Michael Cannestra MBA ’95 was named vice president of business development at Horizon Technology, an international distributor of storage devices, displays and system parts.
Cannestra has more than 20 years of progressive sales operations and financial experience. He will be responsible for all facets of business development for Horizon Technology including the strategic partnerships, channel development and acquisition of the new business and sales operations. He comes to Horizon Technology from Western Digital as senior director of sales operations for the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies brand. Prior to WD, Cannestra was the senior director of sales operation at Seagate.
submitted Sep. 17, 2012 6:54P
David Banmiller ’95 is a managing director at KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., the corporate and investment banking arm of KeyCorp.
Banmiller joined KeyBanc Capital Markets from Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Houston, where he served as director of investment banking and managed client relationships, both US and international, in the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors within the energy and power group. Before Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he was a vice president at Bank of America NA in Dallas.
submitted Oct. 1, 2012 7:30P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Wade, Garrett (Wade)
Garrett Wade '96 and his wife Lisa welcomed their second daughter, Madison Riley Wade, into the world June 4, 2012.
submitted Jul. 13, 2012 10:03A
Alison Tanigawa ’96 was named advertising and media director for Island Insurance Company in Hawaii. Tanigawa, who has nearly 15 years of experience, will be responsible for managing the company’s advertising and media activities. Prior she was the marketing manager for DTRIC insurance.
submitted Aug. 4, 2012 7:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '96
Reasoner, Erin (McCarthy)
Erin (McCarthy) Reasoner ’96 completed Ironman Arizona on November 18, 2012. It took her 13 hours, 58 minutes to finish the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. Fellow Bronco Karen (McCormick) Ekizian ’96 was part of the amazing cheering crew. Erin has completed two half Ironman distance triathlons; this was her first full distance. Erin and husband Scott have three girls: Olivia, 8, Bridget, 5 and Audrey, 2. The family lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.
submitted Nov. 20, 2012 8:22A
Rick Loayza '96 and Cristina Loayza welcomed a child, Derek Joshua Loayza, on Nov. 18, 2011. He joins brother Jacob (7) and sister Alexis (5). The family lives in Nashville, Tenn.
submitted Jul. 11, 2012 1:04P
Kelperis , Jason
Jason Kelperis '96, a math teacher at St. Helena High, who has been teaching for the St. Helena Unified School District since 2001, was profiled in the Napa Valley Register on his teaching style and how he measures success. Kelperis and his wife have four sons, ages 3, 5, 8 and 11.
submitted Oct. 28, 2012 7:16P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Lauren Gallagher '96 and husband Don Reierson welcomed their second child, Fiona Jane Reierson, June 28, 2012. She joins their 2-year-old daughter Adelyn Mae. The family lives in Los Gatos, Calif. Lauren is controller at Humane Society Silicon Valley.
submitted Jul. 13, 2012 12:11P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Michael Cole '96 and wife Teresa welcomed their son, Cameron, on Nov. 3, 2011. Cameron joins his sister Sienna, age 4. They live in San Diego.
submitted Oct. 3, 2012 9:46P
GRD Law '96
Dennis Chiu J.D. ’96, an attorney and community leader in Santa Clara County, is a candidate for the El Camino Hospital District Board. He is running on a reform platform that emphasizes transparency after the purchase of the Los Gatos hospital, a critical grand jury report in 2011, and a LAFCo service review and audit that raised concerns. Read at interview with him at losaltos.patch.com.
submitted Oct. 22, 2012 12:48P
GRD Law '96
Shauna L. Chastain ’91, J.D. ’96 is President of the Solano County Bar Association, and Bay Area Chapter Director of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.
submitted Sep. 10, 2012 3:09P
Mary Bannan Bruno '96 and Phil Bruno—Berchman Kyle Bruno, born July 28, 2012.
submitted Aug. 22, 2012 4:44A
Mike Betz '96 and Alisa (Harmon) Betz '97 are pleased to announce the birth of their third (and final) future Bronco, Charles Donald Betz on Oct. 14, 2012. Charlie joins his siblings Alice and Henry and has the distinct privilege of being the proud owner of numerous articles of hand-me-down SCU gear! Here's to hoping they all get in to SCU! Third one's free, right?
submitted Jan. 17, 2013 10:18A