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Max Oliva, S.J. ’61 was recently featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the success of his "attention-getting" ministry, Ethics in the Marketplace. Through short talks to business groups, full-length seminars, or individual sessions, Fr. Oliva works with businesspeople—Catholics or non-Catholics—to try to sort through quandaries they encounter in the office: How should a businessperson deal with a larcenous partner, lay off people to satisfy cash flow necessities yet not crush the spirit of the former employees, or handle a contract dispute with a client?
"My experience is there's not a lot of people you can talk to about this stuff," Oliva said. "You don't want to talk to your boss. You can't talk to a pastor because he is overwhelmed with other things. You don't want to take it home and make it a big problem." That's when Oliva comes in.
Read the full article here.
submitted Nov. 8, 2012 3:27A
Dennis Kennedy ’61 was appointed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors to the District 1 seat.
Kennedy, a registered professional mechanical engineer, served as mayor of Morgan Hill from 1991 to 1992, and from 1996 to 2006. He led the city’s efforts to advance the Upper Llagas Creek Flood Protection Project. He serves on five non-profit boards and is currently a member of the water district board’s Environmental Advisory Committee. He served on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan planning committee and was the past chair of the South County Regional Wastewater Authority.
District 1 includes the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, the town of San Martin, the Evergreen and Silver Creek neighborhoods of San Jose, parts of south San Jose; and hills east of San Jose and Milpitas. His term ends Dec. 5, 2014.
submitted Feb. 4, 2013 9:24P