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Psychotherapist Alexandra Kennedy '75 was a pioneer in the field of grief in the 1990s when her first book, Losing a Parent (HarperCollins), became a bestseller. Her professional work moved deeply into the field of grief and loss while her private life sought union with the Divine Feminine. The result of this 30-year journey is her third book, the just-published How Did I Miss All This Before? Waking Up to the Magic of Our Ordinary Lives (iUniverse; $19.95; ISBN 1450207987). A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kennedy has written an intimate account of courageous transformation in the midst of life's common challenges--truly a woman's path of awakening. Alexandra's three-decade quest begins with an unusual transcendent experience, unfolds through epiphanies at three sacred Earth sites, and culminates in the discovery that her yearning was always available to be fulfilled right here, in the most ordinary aspects of daily life. Through the medium of a compelling, multilayered story that is both personal and accessible, How Did I Miss All This Before? offers a unique combination of rich prose, deep professional and personal experience, interactive questions for readers, and a wealth of references from pioneers of both spirit and psychology. We tend to believe that waking up to our natural state of joyfulness comes with huge claps of thunder or miraculous events. Yet How Did I Miss All This Before? shows that life's magic happens in the most ordinary of moments, if only we are willing to see with fresh eyes. The process of awakening involves being fully present to life as it is right now. Kennedy's message is for everyone wishing to find greater openness to life in each precious moment. Kennedy, who lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., has served on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University, UC-Santa Cruz Extension, and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her writing has been featured in USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, Boston Herald, Yoga Journal, and Mothering Magazine.
Terence Kane '75 published The Wise Planner: Safeguarding Your Family's Wealth. Based upon years of legal experience, Kane has written an entertaining and well thought-out book on estate planning, legal structures and how to protect your family's wealth. He lives in San Jose, Calif., with his wife and two daughters.
Terence M. Kane TMK54@sbcglobal.net
A Bay Area native, Mr. Kane holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Santa Clara and received his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law at the University of California. Prior to joining DMB, Mr. Kane was founding partner of a pre-eminent real estate and land use law firm in the State of Arizona and has served on numerous boards, commissions and advisory groups, including the Arizona State Land Conservation Advisory Committee, the Transportation Policy Advisory Committee of the Maricopa Association of Governments, and the Board of Directors of Tiempo, Inc., developer, owner and manager of low-income affordable housing units in Arizona (affiliated with Chicanos Por La Causa). For his work with Tejon Ranch, Mr. Kane received the California Governor’s Environmental Leadership Award.
Art L. Jaramillo J.D. '75 is a partner in the law firm of Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP. He focuses his practice primarily on the areas of complex commercial and tort litigation, insurance law, antitrust and trade regulation, and public utility regulation. Jaramillo came to the firm after serving as Secretary of the New Mexico General Services Department (2006-2010), Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (2003-2005), and 26 years as a director and trial lawyer with the Santa Fe law firm formerly known as Jones, Snead, Wertheim, Wentworth & Jaramillo, P.A. (1976-2002). He is also a past president of the State Bar of New Mexico and a regular presenter of continuing legal education programs on advanced communication skills and the value of emotional intelligence in the practice of law.
Mary D. Hood '70, J.D. '75 is now director of the Heafey Law Library. For the Law School's centennial celebration compiled a bibliography of law faculty scholarship which was just published -- Santa Clara Law: A Century of Santa Clara Law Faculty Publications, 1911-2010. It can be found online on Santa Clara Law Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1041&context=facpubs
Frank Enright ’75 was inducted posthumously into the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame in November. The baseball, football, and coaching standout played football at Santa Clara University, and after college traveled to South Africa as part of American touring baseball team. He and stayed to help design and build a baseball diamond. While overseas, he coached baseball for a year in Johannesburg and played a season in Bologna. When he returned to Stockton, he spent years coaching baseball and basketball.
James J. Egan J.D. '75 was recently appointed Chief Operating Officer of Sucampo Pharmeceuticals, Inc. He joins Sucampo from ESBATech AG, a privately-held biotech company in Zurich, Switzerland, where he was Chief Business Officer with responsibility for corporate and financing strategies and corporate strategic planning. Prior to joining ESBATech, Mr. Egan was Senior Vice President, Licensing & Corporate Development at Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech company.
Richard DuBois J.D. ’75 was appointed to a judgeship in San Mateo County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59. DuBois has served as a family law commissioner for the San Mateo County Superior Court since 2002. He was a partner at DuBois and Kelly from 1983 to 2002 and a partner at Nudelman and DuBois from 1980 to 1983. He also was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of George P. Eshoo from 1975 to 1980.
Mike Donohoe '75, MBA '78 is on staff of Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese. He has served in the real estate industry for many years as a volunteer including as president of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors.
Georgianna (Lagoria) de la Torre ’75 is living in San Francisco with her husband, David. She is Vice President of Museum Management Consultants, and advises museums and cultural organizations in the US and abroad on executive leadership, planning, and audience development. Georgi and David have a son, Mateo, who just graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he is a legal assistant and currently applying to law school.. They also maintain a home on Oahu, where they lived for 20 years before returning to the Bay Area.
Peter David '75, MBA '76 was named regional general manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at Pronto Software. Previously he held a variety of sales and marketing roles at various companies including HP and Getronics.
Donna Hooper D'Anza '75 has been named sales associate at David Lyng Real Estate in Capitola, Calif.
Grace Chan MBA '75 has joined the corporate team at MerchantCircle as director of merchant monetization. Prior to MerchantCircle, Chan was sr. manager, channel strategy and product marketing at Yahoo!, and worked various positions at Intel.
Michael Canning MBA '75 has joined Multigig in Scotts Valley, Calif., as Chief Executive Officer. Cannig was president and Chief Executive Officer of SiRF Technology.
Ronald Campbell ’75 is a reporter for The Orange County Register. He got his start in journalism at Santa Clara where he edited the student newspaper. Since then, he’s won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, as well as awards from the National Education Writers and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Tony Caldwell '75 has been selected as the new Executive Director of Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority. Caldwell is currently the chief administrative and operations officer of the Housing Authority of Monterey County.
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Paige Cabral '71, MBA '75 writes, "Married 33 years to my bride Allison. Three great college grad kids; Lauren - Sonoma State, Patrick - Ohio State, and Tony - Sacramento State. Still living and working in the Bay Area for Abbott Medical Optics."
Thomas Brooks M.S. '75 writes: "From Los Gatos to Vermont to New Mexico, now back to Connecticut. Survived Hurricane Sandy then a record nor'easter. What's left? Retired and repotted."
Tommy Bonfigli '75 coached the Cardinal Newman High School boys' basketball team to a perfect regular season this year. The team was named No. 1 in the Empire high school boys' large-school basketball rankings.
Ted C. Bleckstein '75 has published DIAGNOSIS: 'Deception': The Darker Side of a Trusted Profession. It is available in paperback and hardcover. It is dedicated to helping you, the patient, take ‘control’ of your dental and oral health care. To empower you with the indispensable confidence to follow your ‘common sense’ and be able to say: “Wait a minute . . .”
Experience a provocative 'journey' into an area previously reserved for: ‘Doctors Only’ and, unlock the secrets which will challenge the proverbial ‘status quo’ embraced by most health care professionals.
As a potential patient, you must look upon the practice of modern dentistry as comprising more than just simple ‘drill and fill’ dental care; as this is the work of a technician. The dental profession is composed of educated doctors who have ‘supposedly’ been trained to provide their patients with comprehensive oral health care; the question facing the public is whether these dentists do, in fact, provide this level of responsible care for their patients. And, if they don’t, how can you tell and, what can you do about it.
Gary Bertuccelli '75 was recently promoted to Lead Social Worker at Hospice of the Valley. Gary provides emotional support to patients transitioning to hospice life, and assists caregivers on a day-to-day basis.
Timothy M. Bergquist MBA ’75 received the 2013 President's Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership at Northwest Christian University (NCU) on May 11, 2013. He is a Professor of Quantiative Analysis and has been at NCU in Eugene, Ore. since 1996. He and his wife of 42 years live in Eugene.
Ken Barna '75 was honored Nationally by The American Baseball Coaches Association for "A Quarter Century of Leadership and Devotion to Baseball" in 2009. The former high school, college, and minor league manager and coach, helped lead Canon/McMillan High School in Pennsylvania to the 4A State Baseball Championship last year.