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Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 2000s
Michael MacKinnon ’02 and Melissa Ebner on April 28, 2012, in Estes Park, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Cecilia Jensen and Norm Sheppard of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada and Heinz Ebner and Holly Arnold of Boulder, Colo. She graduated from Boulder High School and attended the University of Colorado Boulder. She is employed as a nurse practitioner.
The groom is the son of Margaret and Allan MacKinnon of Juneau. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and attended Santa Clara University. He is employed as a computer software engineer. The pair make their home in Denver, Colo.
submitted Jun. 18, 2012 10:50A
Paul Laurie '02 co-founded Walking Tree Travel, a summer Peace Corps–like program for teens that works in countries from China to Costa Rica, Senegal to Spain. Annually the company senda hundreds of teens to small villages to build schools, learn about local culture, and, most important, return to teach their friends about a world outside of the United States.
submitted Mar. 15, 2013 10:01A
Kouvaris, Lindsey (Wylie)
Lindsey (Wylie) Kouvaris '02 and Nick Kouvaris MBA '07 welcomed their first child, Emilia Sharon, on June 12, 2012.
submitted Jul. 26, 2012 9:14P
UGRD Leavey Business '02
Kelly, Bethany (Stevenson)
Ian Kelly '02 and Bethany (Stevenson) Kelly '02 welcomed their second daughter, Caitlin Clara, on July 30, 2012. She joins big sister Erinne. Her middle name comes from the place her parents met: Santa Clara! The family lives in Portland.
submitted Mar. 6, 2013 7:06A
Formo, Lauren (Sexton)
Lauren (Sexton) Formo '02 and Jason Formo '02 welcomed daughter Dylan Makenzie Formo on April 17, 2012. The family resides in Seattle, Wash. Mike Sexton, SCU's VP for Enrollment Management, is a proud grandfather and already recruiting Dylan for the Class of '33.
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:00A
Flanagan, Mariah (Dyen)
Mariah (Dyen) Flanagan '02 writes that she and her husband, Patrick Flanagan, are proud to announce that on December 4, 2012, they opened the doors of their wood-fired pizzeria, Wood Fire Woodie (www.woodfirewoodie.com), in Scotts Valley, CA. Wood Fire Woodie was established in 2007 as a mobile wood-fired pizza catering company. Wood Fire Woodie specializes in thin-crust Italian style pizza cooked in a tuscan oven. The Flanagans own and operate their pizzeria and mobile unit with the direction of their two daughters, Sofia, 6, and Kirra, 4.
submitted Dec. 9, 2012 9:51P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Cameron J. Collins '02 is co-founder of Saku Collins Entertainment & Media Law Group. He has recently become an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law & co-founded The ProEquality Project (a nonprofit dedicated to acting as a bridge for those seeking to participate in the Arts in order to aid in diversifying the Arts Communities).
www.sakucollins.com www.proequalityproject.org http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13434220
submitted Jul. 29, 2012 7:44P
UGRD Engineering '02
ALDERETE, JENNIFER (Magpayo)
Jennifer (Magpayo) Alderete ’02, husband Chris, and big brother CJ (2) welcomed a baby girl, Kailee Aralina “Kaya,” on April 21, 2012. Kaya was born 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
submitted Jun. 4, 2012 3:05P
GRD Engineering '02
Vivek Agrawal M.S. ’02 has been performing stand-up comedy, in addition to his day job in the Advanced Technology Group at Applied Materials. In January, he will be performing a solo show that he wrote called "Sounds of My Dreams" at the Historic Montgomery Theater in Downtown San Jose (www.SoundsofMyDreams.com).
submitted Nov. 12, 2012 6:21P
UGRD Engineering '03
Matthew Wood '03, a practicing engineering in accident reconstruction, and wife Jennifer Wood, an HR business partner with the Bank of New York Mellon, welcomed twins on June 5, 2012 - a baby girl, Emma, and a baby boy, Bingham. The family lives in Atlanta.
submitted Jul. 12, 2012 11:31A
Wilcox, Emily (Moody)
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Emily (Moody) Wilcox ’03, MBA ’09 and husband Lee celebrated the birth of their first child, Abigail, on Aug. 18, 2011. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where Emily works as the alumni and external relations director for the Leavey School of Business at SCU.
submitted Mar. 7, 2013 5:02P
Christine Travis ’03 recently opened a pilates studio in Bakersfield. Travis and her co-owner are also instructors at Poise Pilates and Barre.
submitted Jun. 4, 2012 7:20P
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Lauren Renfort ’03 married Chris Alberts on June 18, 2011, at Cordevalle Resort in San Martin, Calif. Also in attendance were fellow SCU alums Hadyn Renfort ’07 (Groomsman), Lane Renfort ’12 (Groomsman), Barbara (Dieckman) Orellana '03 (Bridesmaid), Janice (Yee) Swearingen ’03, M.A. ’06 (Bridesmaid), Julie Angelo ’09 (Bridesmaid), Christian Pfrommer ’03, Michael Maclaren ’03, Heather (Stark) Rainusso ’03, Lindsay Gray ’12, Jason Mueller ’07, Adam Suleman ’07, Andrew Swearingen ’03, M.S. '07, and Carlos Orellana ’01.
submitted Jan. 23, 2013 2:50P
Richard Porter '03 and Grace (Lee) Porter '03 welcomed a baby girl, Kamryn Hope Porter, on August 2nd. Kamryn joins her big sister Madeline and big brother JJ. The family lives in Santa Clara.
submitted Aug. 20, 2012 8:48P
UGRD Engineering '03
Chris Paetsch '03 married Erin Tackney '02 July 9, 2011 in Essex, Mass. Monika Kunz '02 served as one of the two maids of honor, Katy Dormer '02 as a bridesmaid, Michael Neumann '03 as a groomsman, and Christian Kurpiewski '02 as an usher. Also in attendance Greg Raih '02, Ian Johnstone '02, Jen Hernandez '03, Megan (Young) Chatterji '02, Alex Keil '03, Marcy Swiatek '03 and Cori Wang '09. The happy couple resides in Cambridge, Mass., with their cat, Frau Meow.
submitted Jul. 6, 2012 2:38P
Nabasny, Nicki (Pichel)
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Nicki (Pichel) Nabasny ’03 writes that she and Mike Nabasny '03 moved to Chicago in July 2011. Nicki is currently the director of external relations at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Mike is director of sales, Midwest at Wildfire, a division of Google. They have a daughter, Mia, born Dec. 30, 2011, and are expecting their second child in August 2013.
submitted Mar. 6, 2013 2:25P
GRD Law '03
Mohr, Judith "Judy"
Judith "Judy" Mohr J.D. ’03 has been recruited by McDermott Will & Emery to lead a patent team in its Silicon Valley office. Mohr had been an intellectual property partner in King & Spalding's Redwood Shores, Calif., office for the past four years. Mohr is a life sciences specialist. Prior to joining King & Spalding in 2008, Mohr spent eight years at Perkins Coie.
submitted Aug. 13, 2012 1:32P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '03
Michelle Cwirko-Godycki '03 is the new associate director, Marketing & Communications for Alumni Relations. In this role, Michelle will oversee all marketing, communications, social media, and career networking strategies for Alumni Association programs, events and services.
Previously, Michelle worked at Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm. During her more than nine years at Edelman, she held various account management and market research roles across the firm's technology, research and sustainability practices. Most recent, Michelle served as an account supervisor within Edelman's cleantech practice, serving clients in the solar sector. Her responsibilities included managing news, media relations, content creation, editing and thought leadership initiatives. She also served as knowledge manager for the Sustainable Technology practice at Edelman, a role in which she collaborated with cleantech colleagues worldwide to develop and manage the group’s content efforts.
Prior to joining the cleantech team, Michelle led a team of analysts conducting market research. She also edited press releases, proposals and other written communications across the firm, and led the agency’s AP style certification initiative.
Michelle graduated from Santa Clara University with magna cum laude honors while receiving a bachelors of science in commerce degree with an emphasis in marketing.
submitted Feb. 4, 2013 8:15A
Former NCAA All-American and two-time Major League Soccer (MLS) Champion Ryan Cochrane ’03 has been named assistant men's soccer coach at Santa Clara. Cochrane capped off an outstanding collegiate career at SCU by helping the Broncos reach the 2003 NCAA College Cup Final Four. He went on to enjoy nine-years playing professional soccer, which included winning a pair of MLS titles with the Houston Dynamo.
submitted Jan. 11, 2013 3:48P
Bronson, Sarina (Passarelli)
Sarina (Passarelli) Bronson '03 and husband Greg were blessed with baby boy No. 3, Paul Joseph, on August 9, 2012. He joins big brothers Luke and John. The family lives in Squaw Valley, Calif., where Sarina is a stay-at-home mom.
submitted Oct. 20, 2012 8:53P
GRD Law '03
Steve Braccini '99, J.D. '03 and his wife, Teresa, welcomed their first child into the world on March 20, 2012, a son—Angelo Antonio Braccini. The family resides in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. Steve is a trust and estate litigator with Hopkins & Carley, APLC in the firm's San Jose and Palo Alto offices.
submitted Mar. 11, 2013 5:21P