Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in last 6 months by graduates in the 2000s
Keely Elizabeth Berg (Nelson) '05, M.A. '06 and husband Chris welcomed their daughter Annabelle Rylie Berg into the world on July 3, 2012. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where they have purchased their first home.
Angie Wilcox M.A. ’06 assumed a new role as Assistant Dean in the Student Affairs division at Stanford University after 11 years in Student Life at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She and her husband Nathan Barreras ’97 live in Redwood City.
Catherine (Cochrane) Western '05 and Andy Western '06 welcomed a beautiful daughter, Anna Elizabeth, on Feb. 3, 2014.
Kevin Teh ’06, wife Sadie, and big brother Samuel welcomed baby boy, Jacob Max, on Feb. 4, 2014. He made a surprise entrance at home where the family lives in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Michelle Rodriguez '06 married Antonio Flores in Redwood City, Calif. on Oct. 19, 2013. The wedding party included Jessica Clee '06; Denise Carrillo '05; Kyra Hanson '05; Paulina Lomeli '04; Viviana Montoya-Hernandez '04, M.A. '07; SCU Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration Elizabeth Barron Silva '01, M.A. '12; and Ruben Silva '01, MBA '07. Guests included: Victoria Duran '07; Susana Fernandez '05; Alejandra Hermosillo '05; Maria Patricia C. Miranda '06; Vanessa Blanco Otto '04, MA '08; Eric Otto MA '08; Manuel Perez '04; Jessica Ponce '07; Agustin Torres, Jr. MBA '10; and Danny Zepeda '05. The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Punta Cana and is currently residing in San Carlos, Calif.
Jacquetta Lannan J.D. '06 has quit her job as a lawyer to start Chez Franc, a gourmet hot dog eatery (and food truck) set to open this summer in Palo Alto. She credits the California Program for Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business for helping her make the career change. Read more about her endeavor in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Leslie (Maglione) Jensen '06, J.D. '09 and her husband James welcomed their first child, Samantha May, on Jan. 17, 2014.
Patrick Rugo ’07 and Megan Van Ess were married in Santa Cruz, Calif., on April 26, 2014. Pat attended UCSF Medical post-graduation and is a doctor of physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente. Megan works as a registered dental hygienist. Many SCU alumni friends and family were in attendance as they exchanged their vows under the redwoods and overlooking the Pacific. Patrick's mother is Michele Rugo M.A. '01. The couple resides in San Francisco.
Lindsay Caron ’04, MA ’07 writes: My husband James Caron and I welcomed a baby boy, Luke Andrew Caron on January 15, 2014.
Tom Wong ’08, who won the Orella Prize the year he graduated, just earned a Ph.D. in physics from UCSD. He has accepted a post-doc in Latvia to work with a computational scientist. He commented that even though his Ph.D. was from a physics dept, his advisor was basically a mathematician and he uses (of all things) Fortran95 to write a lot of his software! So all three majors at SCU (Math, Computer Science, and Physics) have served him well. , and the year he graduated (2008).
Peter Schmidt ’08 married Emily Brown, Loyola Marymount graduate, on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Plantation Farm Camp in Sonoma County. They live in Sausalito.
This year, May 2014, Rochelle Rock ’08 graduated from medical school and will be entering a residency at the University of Connecticut in Emergency Medicine.
In 2013, Ana Paz-Rangel '08 began her graduate studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Latin American Studies.
Coming from Santa Clara’s School of Engineering, where “Engineering with a Mission” is the credo, Agustin Fonts ’08 and Ryan Leary ’08 feel right at home putting their ethics, values, and talents to work in their careers. Both are employed by a company whose software is transforming the way the world approaches household energy conservation. At Opower, Fonts is the international product manager and Leary is engineering manager, accountable for promoting good engineering practices and managing software release and testing by working with engineering services and QA release management for the company’s suite of products focused on energy efficiency, customer engagement, demand response, and thermostat management.
William Amerman MBA '08 published his second novel, Sky1 - Foundation, available on Amazon, B&N, Apple and other eBook retail sites. http://www.amazon.com/Sky1-Foundation-The-Sky-Series-ebook/dp/B00IC9CS4W
Aneal Vallurupalli '09 married Daniella (Klopocki) Vallurupalli '09 on June 1, 2013 in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Celebrating with a traditional South Indian wedding--and other fellow Broncos in attendance--the couple is thrilled to be another successful SCU love story. The couple met at SCU during summer orientation just before their Freshman year.
Claire Linney '09 has been busy. Last fall, as the head coach for the Salinas High School Boy's Water Polo team, she was named MBL Coach of the Year for the second time. She is also the assistant coach of the CSUMB Women's Water Polo team and a head coach at Otter Bay Water Polo club. Out of the water she is the librarian and the athletic director at San Benancio Middle School. In the spring she was inducted into the 2014 Aptos High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Freshman Dorm: Sobrato
Haley Kaprielian '09 writes, "I moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in Nov. 2012 for a job as an Event Coordinator at Loyola Law School. I plan small events to multi-day conferences for students, alumni, and others in the legal field. I was previously working for the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara School of Law doing marketing and development. No, I do not plan on going to law school. :)"
The Traverse City-based law firm Dingeman & Dancer, PLC has added new attorney Matthew Hanley J.D. '09.
Hanley is a TC native, and attended Santa Clara University School of Law in California before moving back to Michigan.
He was admitted to the Illinois state bar in 2010, and to the Michigan state bar in 2012. He also has served as an extern for former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver, and as a law clerk for employers including the U.S. Department of Justice and CafePress.
Hanley specializes in healthcare law and civil litigation including personal injury, nursing home abuse and wrongful death cases.
In February 2014, Caroline Gardner ’09 will begin as a senior tax accountant at SRI International, one of the largest contract research institutes in the world. As a nonprofit, SRI is committed to discovery and to the application of science and technology for knowledge, commerce, prosperity, and peace. In her new role, Caroline will be responsible for tax compliance issues across the US and internationally.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Kristina Arntz ’09 is currently attending Vanderbilt University working on an MBA in Healthcare. She has been happily dating Derek Brown '09 for the past 5 years.