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Showing class notes submitted in last 6 months by graduates in the 1990s
Debbie A. Klis '90 has been named to Maryland's Top 100 Women list by The Daily Record. The list recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved professional success and making a difference through their leadership, community service, and mentoring.
Ms. Klis, of counsel in Ballard Spahr's Bethesda office, concentrates on transactional matters in an array of business, securities, and tax issues. She is known for her work with investment management companies, including the formation and operation of EB-5 immigration investment funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, SPACs, real estate funds, oil and gas funds, and international master-feeder structures.
Ms. Klis is president and director of Women Ambassadors for Business, Inc., and a member of the Women’s Business Organization and eWomen’s Networking Inc. In her community, Ms. Klis is a judge for the Start-Right Business Plan Competition of Montgomery County, an instructor and mentor for the Maryland Women’s Business Center, and chair of the Social Action Committee of the Beth Sholom Congregation.
submitted Apr. 8, 2013 11:31A
GRD Law '90
Adrienne M. Grover J.D. ’90 was appointed by Gov. Gerry Brown ’59 as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal. Grover has served as a judge for the Monterey County Superior Court since 2002. She served as county counsel for Monterey County from 1999 to 2002 and as deputy county counsel from 1995 to 1999. She worked for Calaveras County from 1992 to 1995, serving first as assistant county counsel and then deputy county counsel. Grover was an associate attorney at Long and Levit LLP from 1990 to 1992.
submitted Dec. 2, 2012 5:27P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '91
Tracy Thiem M.A. '91 is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Therapist, & Spiritual Counselor in Petaluma, California.
submitted Nov. 29, 2012 2:57P
Mark Haladwala ’91 writes that he is living in Birmingham, Ala. He works at BBVA Compass as head of the Consumer Segment for Alabama and Florida. Mark is married to Georgina Haladwala and has three daughters.
submitted Dec. 8, 2012 12:55P
Patricia L. Sullivan '93 is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Who Wins? Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict, was published by Oxford University Press in July 2012.
submitted Feb. 19, 2013 11:43A
Magolske, Patricia (Aquino)
Patricia (Aquino) Magolske '93 and husband John Magolske—a daughter, Stella Rose, on Jan. 5, 2013. The family resides in San Francisco.
submitted Mar. 8, 2013 7:00P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '93
Colvert, Lara (Zientek)
Lara E. Zientek Colvert '93 writes that she is pursuing psychology in the form of massage therapy. Over the years, her bodywork studies have taken her to Oakland and Hawaii, where she spent a very relaxing four weeks learning Lomi Lomi massage. She currently works as an on-call therapist in Campbell, stays involved with her two beautiful children, Tia and Stephen, sings with Ladyesong Vocal Ensemble, as well as another small group, and occasionally gets to perform with her husband, Bill Colvert, who is the trained "real" singer in the family. She also loves to spend time with her amazingly supportive friends, hiking, biking, singing, and taking her children to Santa Clara University every now and then to see all of the changes.
submitted Dec. 24, 2012 3:42A
Vogt, Joanne (Bannan)
Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt welcomed daughter Regina Virginia Vogt on September 30, 2012.
submitted Jan. 16, 2013 7:59A
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '94
Jim Fleming, S.J., M.Div. ’94, executive VP of Wheeling Jesuit University, has been appointed the institution’s tenth president by the board of trustees, effective July 1, 2013. He will succeed Mr. Richard Beyer, who has decided not to seek a second term.
“Fr. Fleming is ideally suited to serve as president of the university. He is a dynamic and visionary leader who possesses a keen knowledge of the university and, obviously, the Jesuit values on which it was founded and continues to operate.” said Mimie Helm, chairman of the university’s board of trustees.
She added, “In his three years as a senior member of the university’s administration, Fr. Fleming has forged close relationships with faculty, staff and students, as well as political and community leaders throughout the state. He has been instrumental in guiding the development and implementation of the university’s long-term strategic plan, while taking on key operational responsibilities. Fr. Fleming is distinctly qualified to build on the momentum generated in recent years and to lead the university’s continued growth as one of the nation’s best liberal arts institutions.”
Fleming, 53, joined Wheeling Jesuit University in 2010 as the institution's first vice president for mission and identity and then chief of staff. He became executive vice president in 2012. He previously served as director of mission planning and assessment for Boston College and was a member of that faculty from 2000–2010.
At Wheeling Jesuit, he has overseen the university’s operations; focused on strategic leadership for program development, implementation and assessment; and led university-wide collaboration on new initiatives. He is the author of numerous articles and publications, and holds a doctorate in education policy, organization, measurement and evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a native of Lowell, Mass., and a priest with the New England Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
submitted Mar. 11, 2013 11:54A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '94
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
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
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
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
Chantel Waterbury ’97, founder and CEO of chloe + isabel, was listed in "More 40 under 40" by Fortune magazine. Although the 37-year-old didn't make the main list of business' hottest rising stars, she was nevertheless recognized as being among the latest players on the direct-sales jewelry scene, helping sellers set up virtual store fronts and offering them a range of jewelry to hawk using their social networking savvy. Waterbury has more than 14 years of experience developing jewelry for retailers like Macys, Old Navy, and LVMH's DFS Galleria.
submitted Dec. 13, 2012 10:36A
GRD Law '97
Laura Lee Norris J.D. ’97 has been named founding director of the new Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic at Santa Clara's School of Law.
Initially, the clinic will represent entrepreneurs with some connection to Santa Clara University, such as alumni or students running start-up ventures. The clinic will serve the dual purposes of providing SCU-affiliated startups with high-quality, affordable legal help, and giving SCU Law students real-life exposure to legal issues that confront high-tech or other Silicon Valley companies.
In addition to her role as clinic director, Norris will be an assistant clinical professor overseeing a group of law students who will work in the clinic. The students will counsel early-stage Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in legal interactions including business formation, financing, contracts, and intellectual-property transactions.
submitted Apr. 8, 2013 4:38P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Lao, Yan Yuen Brenda
Yan Yuen Brenda Lao MBA ’97 writes, "I am working at Hong Kong Baptist University now."
submitted Jan. 22, 2013 3:39P