Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 1980s
Jeffrey Rickard J.D '85 joined Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP, in San Jose in May 2012 after many years at Alexander Hawes, LLP. Along with a colleague each time, he was awarded the Santa Clara County Trial Attorney of the Year Award in 2008 and again in 2011. He continues to handle personal injury, product liability, toxic tort and other plaintiffs' cases both in CA and elsewhere. He married Lynne Coates in October 2011 and his son, Ryan Rickard, 22, will be a senior at the University of San Diego in the fall.
Maria Lobo ’85 and her artwork were mentioned in InMenlo. Her mixed-media works on paper, wood, and canvas can be seen at the store HOME, in Menlo Park, and at marialobo.com. Working across cultures and genres, Lobo creates collectable artworks for galleries, residences, and corporate, public, and private spaces.
Priscilla Kisling '79, MBA '85 writes, "Moved to Portland, Ore. area, in Jan. 2014, and started working for Business Valuation Resources, LLC, in Feb. 2014 as CFO. Business Valuation Resources is a niche publisher of business valuation guides, books and on-line resources for the professional business appraiser. This big change allows me to be in the same area as my daughter, Kristina, who graduated from University of Portland in May 2013 and is working in the Portland area."
Brent Jones '85 was inducted to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on May 23.
Jones, who grew up in the Bay Area, was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1987 draft, but he was traded to the 49ers before playing a game for the Steelers and spent his entire 11-year career in red and gold. He made the Pro Bowl four times and won three Super Bowls with San Francisco.
Read the full article in the San Francisco Examiner.
Laura (Boltz) Holck ’85 and her husband, Phil, have been called to serve as co-pastors at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross in Calgary, Canada. Laura received her doctor of ministry degree in preaching in May 2011.
Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, a structural engineering firm founded 10 years ago by Todd M. Goolkasian ’85 and Maureen (Orlando) Goolkasian ’85, has been awarded an Engineering Excellence Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for its design of the new Mountain Road 319 Bridge in Tulare County. Cornerstone was selected because of its successful use of Public Outreach and innovative construction methods. The award will be presented to Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group at the annual ACEC banquet to be held in Sacramento in February 2014.
David Drummond ’85, Google’s chief legal officer, will speak at the SCU law school commencement on May 25.
Merlene (Medeiros) Akau ’85 continues to live in Hawaii with her beautiful 22- and 24-year-old daughters. She is a Personnel Director for the State of Hawaii, Department of Education.
Acting Santa Clara County Counsel Lori Pegg J.D. ’86 has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 to the 79-member Santa Clara County Superior Court bench. Pegg has headed the county counsel's office this past year. She has been a county lawyer since 2001 and previously specialized in employment law for a number of local law firms. The San Jose resident received her law degree from Santa Clara University.
Kenton Chow ’86, MBA ’96 is now the Chief Operating Officer of RetailNext, Inc., the leading big data analytics software company for physical retail stores worldwide. He and his wife of 19 years, Teri, live in Almaden Valley in San Jose with their two daughters, Kendra 17, and Kianna 14.
John Savage ’87 was named Coach of the Year this season, by both Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America magazines. Savage was also named the ABCA West Region Coach of the Year earlier this summer.
- 2010 (3.00 ERA).
- 2011 (2.44 ERA).
- 2012 (3.13 ERA).
- 2013 (2.55 ERA).
The Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group announced the appointment of Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87 as an independent director of the firm, effective immediately. Oppenheimer will be a member of each of the firm’s Audit, Risk, Compensation and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Public Responsibilities committees.
Kim Olson '87 lives with her husband, Jim Beit, and their three daughters in Bronxville, New York. She is a principal in advisory practice at Deloitte. She works in the intersection of risk management and regulation, primarily serving bank and investment bank clients. She specializes in assisting clients to implement Dodd Frank reforms, Federal Reserve stress testing requirements and capital adequacy standards, and risk and control governance structures.
Greg Calcagno '87 was named head football coach at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Calcagno was quarterback and captain on the St. Francis team that went 13-0 in 1982, the school's first undefeated football team. He graduated in 1983 and went on to play at Santa Clara University. He is currently the St. Francis' alumni director and assistant junior varsity football coach.
Read more in the San Jose Mercury News.
Lisa Agrimonti ’87 married her partner of eight years, Verlynn Pinkney, on December 7, 2013 in Minn. Lisa is a shareholder and energy law attorney with the law firm of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. in Minneapolis. Verlynn is a retired retail executive.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Kaipo Young ’88 resides with his wife Dana and 11-year old triplets Keale, Maile and Makana in Oakland. Kaipo is an owner/partner in the Oakland law firm of Bartlett, Leader-Picone & Young, LLP. Kaipo's specialy is debt collections and creditor's rights in bankruptcy.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
The family of Dan Stevens ’88 includes wife, Katie Stevens, and three children Ben (11), Olivia (9), and Estelle (5). Same employer for last 12 years at Wells Fargo Bank as a Mortgage Banker. Looking forward to the 25th this coming weekend!
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Jim Schell ’88 writes, "After many years in Japan, I am now working for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as a Realtor associate. My wife, twin daughters, and I currently reside in Oahu. Life in 'paradise' is filled with aloha and unparalleled beauty. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on investment properties, vacation homes, condos, etc. I am happy to help you find your own piece of paradise. Aloha!"
Susie Hornbeek '88 and husband Gary Hornbeek and their two kids ages 11 and 8 live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Susie is a senior marketing consultant for technology companies and formerly director of Integrated Marketing at Silver Springs Networks.
Paul Lindblad ’88, MBA ’92 writes, "At the start of the year we relocated to Shanghai where I have taken over responsiblity for Wacker Chemical's business in China. My wife Monica ’90 and my two daugters are settling back into Asia, though they are missing friends in Germany. They still get to summer and see family at Christmas at our place in Incline Village, but China is a far cry from Germany!"
Amy (Kremer) Gomersall ’88 writes, "Still living in and loving Chico, Calif,. with husband, Edson, and three kids, Peter, (16), Nicholas (14), and Grace (9). Celebrating 22 years of marriage, 20+ years of freelance graphic design with SCU and 25 years with the Class of 1988! Looking forward to our 25-year reunion with Stucco House gal Molly Emrick Scragg ’88, Liz Vierra Malone ’88, Linda May Fitzgerald ’88, and Diane Dunn ’88!"