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1969

UGRD Engineering '69
Goulart, Jose
Professor (Ret.), University of the Azores, Portugal.
submitted Jan. 28, 2014 11:32P
'69
Fritz, L. Laura (Fritz)

L. Laura Fritz '69 earned a master's of science degree in counseling psychology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She lives with her husband, Mike Weber, in Las Vegas.  After years in private practice as a therapist and serving on several nonprofit boards, Laura became a professional fundraiser for the University and Community College System of Nevada for over 10 years.  Currently, Laura is a professional fundraiser with Catholic Healthcare West's St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation and recenlty voted Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Las Vegas Chapter.

submitted Oct. 26, 2008 10:11A
'69
Foley, Patrick

Dr. Patrick Foley M.A. '69 has recently published his book Missionery Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans (Texas A&M University Press). He has spent more than 20 years researching and writing the book.

submitted May. 10, 2013 11:41A
'69
Foley, Charles

Charles Foley ’69 writes: In March 2013 Texas A&M University published my biography of the first Catholic bishop in Texas, French Vincentian Jean-Marie Odin. The book was more than twenty years in research and writing and is being well received. A few weeks ago the Texas State Senate awarded me a proclamation for the book being published. Odin was named Bishop of Galveston in 1847 and second Archbishop of New Orleans in February 1861.

submitted Jan. 9, 2014 6:13P
'69
Donahue, Kevin

Kevin J. Donahue '68 was named the California State Athletic Director of the Year for 2010-2011. He was also honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Central Coast Section Athletic Directors Association, and the In Via Award from Serra High School, the highest honor the school confers on non-alumni. Donahue recently retired from Serra High School in San Mateo after 31 years at the school, where he served as Athletic Director the past 30 years. He lives in Danville with his wife Robin.

submitted Jun. 22, 2011 7:39A
UGRD Leavey Business '69
Caillat, Ken

Ken Caillat ’69, Grammy-winning producer best known for producing the Fleetwood Mac record Rumours—the third largest-selling album of all time—just released the book Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, which tells the wild, poignant, and exhilarating story behind the album’s creation. Following the huge commercial success of Rumours, Caillat also produced Tusk (1979), Live (1980), Mirage (1982), and The Chain (box set, originally released in 1992) for the British-American rock band.

In 2003, Caillat produced and engineered former Fleetwood Mac band member Christine McVie’s solo album, In the Meantime, in London. The project took four months and was McVie’s first album in over ten years. Some of his other credits include Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Warren Zevon, The Rambles, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson, just to name a few. 
 
The sixty-five year old California native holds a BSC from the University of Santa Clara and has been an active member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for over 27 years. He is the father of singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and produced her albums Coco (2007), Breakthrough (2009), and All of You (2011). Read an interview with him at Smashing Interviews Magazine.
 
submitted Mar. 30, 2012 1:34P
'69
Bric, Steve

Steve Bric ’69 writes that he is president of Hibernia Woolen Mills, which he founded in 1997. The extremely successful company manufactures residential and contract wool carpeting, with plans for growth.  He operates the business with his wife, Sharon Bric, whom he married in January 1979. "We enjoy the special friendships we have with our staff," writes Bric, who has two kids: Erin (who graduated from Boston College ) and Kevin ’05.

While at SCU, Bric was station manager at KSCU Radio Station from 1967–1968. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. After four years in ROTC, he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant. He completed officer’s basic at Fort Bliss, Texas, in air defense artillery, and served two years at Fort Ord, Calif., as a range officer with combat skills. Bric served four years in reserve duty with the rank of captain. His brother was killed in action in Vietnam while serving with Special Forces Secret Unit (SOG), facts only discovered 10 years ago, when Secrecy Agreements ran out.

 
In 1972, Bric joined his father's sales agency selling carpet yarns and backings. He moved to Manhattan Beach, Calif., and has lived there since. In 1984, upon his dad's death, he continued the business with Candlewick Yarns. In 1994 he founded Woolshire Carpet Mills, which sold in 1997, when he founded Hibernia Woolen Mills. "We are most fortunate," writes Bric.
submitted Jan. 14, 2013 11:54A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '69
Braun, Joseph

Joseph A. Braun, Jr. '69 is the coordinator of professional development for the National Council for the Social Studies and led the third annual Teacher Education Institute on Powerful and Authentic Social Studies on the SCU campus in July. He is the co-author of "An Introduction to Standards-Based Reflective Teaching in Middle and High Schools" published by Teachers College Press. He lives in Carmel, Calif., with his wife, Anne Gosch, who is the librarian at Palma High and he is a co-founder of the band Doc Ricketts Crickets.

submitted Jun. 19, 2009 1:38P
'69
Botsford, Charles

Charles Botsford J.D. '69 is fully retired!

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 3:32P
'69
Boitano, Frank

Frank Boitano ’69, MBA ’74 and his daughter Lauren summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on Jan. 17, 2013.

submitted May. 15, 2013 3:13P
'69
Barengo, Robert

Robert Barengo '69 has been elevated from Nevada Tax Commissioner to the position of Chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission. Mr. Barengo is an attorney in Reno, Nev., and is a former Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly.  His record of public service in Nevada includes serving on the Nevada Tax Commission since 2003, serving as a member of the Nevada Insurance Commission (1996-2003), serving in the Nevada Assembly (1972-1982) and serving as a member of the City of Reno Financial Advisory Board (1998-1991). 

submitted Sep. 28, 2009 3:19P
UGRD Leavey Business '69
Andre, jim

Freshman Dorm: Kenna

Jim Andre ’69 writes, "Now retired, I am completing my third voyage teaching on Semester at Sea, Spring 2014. After working in accounting and owning a retail business for a few years, I began my teaching career at the University of Southern California in 1984. I live with my partner of 26 years, Paul Kellogg, in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles."

submitted Apr. 8, 2014 12:48A
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