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2007

GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '07
Caron, Lindsay (Westby)

Lindsay Caron ’04, MA ’07 writes: My husband James Caron and I welcomed a baby boy, Luke Andrew Caron on January 15, 2014.

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:42P
'07
Brown, Lauren (Feeney)

Lauren Feeney ’07 married Colin Brown on September 22nd in Los Altos, Calif. Also in attendance were bridesmaid Stephanie (Young) Renfro '05, Mary Pat Lee ’07, Jenevieve Francisco ’07, Stephanie Edwards ’07, Tessa Weston ’07, Sara Pauk ’07, Mia Stephenson ’07, Katy Lackey ’07, Omid Faghiri ’07, Tanya Landsberger ’06 and Jeff Renfro ’06.  Lauren is a Senior Research Associate at Genentech, Inc. and Colin works as a character animator. The couple lives in Mountain View.

submitted Sep. 28, 2013 6:49P

2008

'08
Schmidt, Peter

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.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:01P
'08
Rock, Rochelle

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.

submitted May. 15, 2014 12:39P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Paz-Rangel, Ana

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.

submitted Jun. 10, 2014 5:03A
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Ogburn-Chow, Christina

Christina Ogburn-Chow MBA ’08 and her husband Daniel Chow - A son, Zayden Sui Yuen Chow, on April 4, 2013. The family lives in Foster City.

submitted Oct. 15, 2013 9:37A
'08
Meuleman, Laura

Patrick Welty ’08 and Laura Meuleman ’08 married in beautiful Park City, Utah on October 12. Alumni in attendence were Tara Almassy ’08, Mark Almassy ’08, Jesse Hailey ’08, Caitlin Bliss ’08, Natalie Cummins ’08, Pete Spisiak ’08, Jacob Jessick ’08, and Christ Proctor ’07. The couple lives in San Diego.

submitted Oct. 23, 2013 10:07A
'08
Fonts, Augustin

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.

The company’s recent successful IPO was exciting, but both Leary and Fonts claim it is the founders’ mission to lower energy use that is most gratifying. Their careers in the energy industry really started when they joined the 2007 Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon team as undergraduates. After graduating, they founded their own start-up, Valence Energy, with other teammates.
 
submitted Apr. 22, 2014 10:14P
'08
Eschman, Chad

Chad Eschman ’08, Lauren Baines ’08, Matthew Johns ’09, Devin Bertsch ’09, and Scotty Arnold ’08 have been selected to participate in The Araca Project's fall productions in New York City. They are self-producing Eschman's new play, The Memory Tax, which runs off-Broadway September 2013 at The American Theatre of Actors. Find out more at www.thememorytax.com.

Contact Chad
thememorytax.com indiegogo.com/projects/the-memory-tax/x/4236614 twitter.com/TheMemoryTax#
submitted Aug. 15, 2013 12:45P
'08
Burke, John

John Burke ’08 and Molly Fitzgerald ’08, were married in Boston, Mass., on July 27, 2013. Broncos in attendance were: Sam Fitzgerald '10, Andrew Engel '08, Matthew Paver '08, Andrew Guglielmi '08, Taylor Whelan '08, Brian Biniek '08, Michael Truettner '08, William Syme '08, Brody Angley '08, Laura Harding '10, Caroline Morrissey '09, Betsy Dalby '07, Austin Woody '08, Jeffrey Lombard '08, Scott Kirk '08, Russell Murphy '08, Timothy Chang '08, Jennifer Knutson '10, Molly Ganey '10, Caitlyn Connolly '08, Kendal Flatley '08, Alexandra Haggerty '08, John Burke '08, Molly Fitzgerald '08, Amy Freier '08, Timothy Lynch '08, Jacqueline Tash '08, Allison Paver '10, Wesley Sheffield '10, Patrick Flanagan '08, Salman Shariat '08, Meghan Woody '10, Maggie Burke '13

submitted Aug. 2, 2013 12:43P
'08
Boscia, Kristin (Love)

Kristin (Love) Boscia ’03, J.D. '08 and Chris Boscia J.D. ’08, welcomed their second child, Evelyn Love Boscia on July 26, 2013. Big sister, Kate, is delighted.

submitted Aug. 26, 2013 4:37P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Baines, Lauren

Lauren Baines ’08 is one of three winners of the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award, named for the late newspaper columnist who was a fervent champion of the arts locally and established by the Rotary Club of San Jose.

Baines won the Anna Halprin dance award her senior year at Santa Clara University, where she earned a B.A. and B.S. in theater arts, art history and psychology. This fall she starts the MFA program at Mills College, majoring in choreography and performing. In addition to performing, Baines is project manager for education and artistic programs at Montalvo Arts Center and assistant artistic director for the Cardboard Box Theatre Project.

 

Contact Lauren
laurenbaines.com
submitted Jul. 29, 2013 11:38A
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Amerman, William

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

Contact William
http://www.amazon.com/Sky1-Foundation-The-Sky-Series-ebook/dp/B00IC9CS4W
submitted Feb. 21, 2014 3:39P
'08
Almassy, Tera (Linsley)

Tera (Linsley) Almassy ’08 and Mark Almassy ’08 - their first child, Kent Conroy, on August 13. They live in Brooklyn, New York.

submitted Oct. 18, 2013 1:22P

2009

UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Vallurupalli, Daniella (Klopocki)

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.

submitted Feb. 13, 2014 11:27A
UGRD Leavey Business '09
Riese, Lisa (Hill)

Brett Riese ’09 and Lisa Hill ’09 on August 24th, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. The wedding party included Lisa's sister, Jennifer Hill ’11, along with Colleen Kleier ’09, Tara O'Flaherty ’10, and Jonathan Boales ’10. The couple currently lives in Renton, Wash.

submitted Sep. 29, 2013 9:09A
UGRD Engineering '09
Reeves, Brian

Brian Reeves ’09 and Annie Drinkward ’11 were married on July 13, 2013 in Newberg, Ore. Fellow SCU alumni in attendance included Dan Drinkward ’00, Dan Ruffoni ’09, Andrew Smith ’09, Mikell Warms ’11, Ross Ruecker ’09, Ami Cobb ’11, Chelsea Verhasselt ’11, Steven Connolly ’10, Kim Aagaard ’12, Nick Devich ’11, Anthony Galvan ’09, Chris Haley ’09, Maria Jarrell ’09, Ryan Ono ’09, Geoff Demander ’09, Kate Rawlings ’10, Jimmy Shoven ’08, Meghan Doocy ’10, Ryan Carlton ’08, Brendon Bula ’09, Josh Shumsky ’08, and Andrew Schneider ’09.

submitted Aug. 21, 2013 1:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Kidde, John

John Kidde ’09 decided to do something crazy and quit his job to take a month-long internship in South Africa. From there he will circle to globe by going to Hong Kong and then meet Sean Murphy ’09 in Tokyo before heading home.

submitted Oct. 7, 2013 6:43A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Kaprielian, Haley

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. :)"

submitted Feb. 25, 2014 7:42P
GRD Law '09
Jensen, Leslie (Maglione)

Leslie (Maglione) Jensen '06, J.D. '09 and her husband James welcomed their first child, Samantha May, on Jan. 17, 2014.

submitted May. 18, 2014 7:14P
'09
Hogan, John

John Hogan MBA '09 was recognized as a "Champion of Change” by the White House for being particularly innovative and effective in answering the administration’s Youth Jobs+ challenge. The Youth Jobs+ program was created as a way to engage local elected officials, along with business and community leaders, to work together to connect young people with summer and year-round job opportunities.

The Champions of Change were recognized for helping connect young people with jobs and skills, creating opportunities in communities across this country.
 
John Hogan is the CEO and founder of TeenForce, a San Jose–based nonprofit dedicated to solving the youth employment crisis by meeting the hiring needs of businesses. TeenForce is built on the staffing agency model and provides employers with an opportunity to hire work-ready youth ages 14 –24 while also strengthening local communities. TeenForce delivers work-readiness training, skills development, job placement services, and career mentoring to ensure youth improve life outcomes through their employment experiences. As part of its Youth Jobs+ effort, TeenForce partnered with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce to generate 100 jobs for current and former foster youth in 2013.
 
Hogan also co-chairs the Opportunity Youth Partnership effort in Santa Clara County as part of a Collective Impact initiative inspired by the White House Council on Community Solutions and the Aspen Institute. 
 
 
Contact John
http://www.teenforce.org/
submitted Sep. 26, 2013 4:26P
GRD Law '09
Hanley, Matthew

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.
 

submitted Feb. 14, 2014 12:30P
UGRD Leavey Business '09
Gardner, Caroline

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.

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:10P
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