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1977

'77
McNulty, Gregory

Gregory McNulty ’77 recently joined the Honorable Everett Alvarez Jr. ’60 as chief technology officer for Alvarez and Associates. Company founder and CEO Everett Alvarez Jr. was the first U.S. combat pilot shot down over Vietnam and held as a POW for more than eight years in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" and later served under four U.S. presidents in senior level positions.

submitted Jan. 23, 2013 1:41P
'77
McKiney, Kristi (Kjos)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Kristi (Kjos) McKiney ’77 writes: "This year I celebrated my 30th anniversary of marriage to my wonderful husband Frank, and the graduation of my youngest daughter, Michelle, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As an independent technical writer, I specialize in writing documentation and online help for software and hardware products at Agilent Technologies. I love the challenge and learning opportunities, along with the freedom to work from home."

submitted Sep. 13, 2012 4:49P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '77
Maurins, Arnie

Arnie Maurins '77 is the Director of the Washoe County Library System based in Reno, Nevada. He and his wife, Cathy, live in Sparks.

submitted Dec. 7, 2010 4:21P
'77
Maurins, Arnie

Arnie Maurins ’77 was recently interviewed by NewsReview.com about the role of the library in a high-tech world. Maurins became director of the Washoe County Library System in 2008. He said, "There’s some limitations on what we can do as far as what the county does with technology. They’re generally one or two releases behind the latest software and that kind of thing, but I think within those limitations … we’re doing pretty well. Staff is starting to use mobile devices like tablets out in the stacks, helping people. And we’re going to start lending out those kinds of things to the public for them to use and maybe having a bar setup in the library where they can use those kinds of things and try out the latest stuff."

 

submitted Jan. 16, 2014 11:08A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '77
Logan, Kristy

Kristy Logan '77 opened her own studio in 2011: Water Lily Studio, in Walnut Creek, Calif. She teaches classes in yoga, yoga-dance, pilates mat, meditation, and yoga-&-poetry.

Contact Kristy
www.waterlilystudio.org
submitted Oct. 29, 2012 3:58P
UGRD Leavey Business '77
Lawless, Tom
In March, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appointed Tom Lawless ’77, J.D. ’82, a Phoenix attorney, to serve a five-year term on the Arizona Racing Commission.
 
A shareholder in the Phoenix law firm of Milligan Lawless, PC, specializing in estate planning and corporate law, Lawless has a broad-based practice representing individuals and companies across many industries. He takes over for Burt Kruglick, whose term expired in January 2014.
 
“It’s an honor to be selected to serve as a member of the Arizona Racing Commission,” Lawless said. “I look forward to working with the other commission members and all stakeholders involved in Arizona’s thoroughbred, quarter horse and greyhound racing communities.”
 
Lawless graduated magna cum laude from the University of Santa Clara Law School in 1982 and also holds a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Denver, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.
 
Lawless is a life member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, and has been an avid fan of thoroughbred racing. The Arizona Racing Commission is a five-member body that prepares and adopts rules to govern racing meetings as may be required to protect and promote the safety and welfare of the animals participating in racing meetings; protect and to promote public health, safety and the proper conduct of racing and pari-mutuel wagering. 
submitted Mar. 24, 2014 11:36A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '77
Kelley, John

John Kelley ’77 recently purchased a home in Victorville, Calif. and currently works at Time Warner in direct sales.

submitted Jun. 2, 2014 10:57A
GRD Law '77
Jensen, Thomas

Thomas E. Jensen ’74, JD ’77, is living the retired life at 8800 feet, in a mountaintop log home 40 miles west of Colorado Springs. Living the life!

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 2:46P
GRD Law '77
Howell, Steven

Steven Howell J.D. '77 will retire as a judge at the end of February 2011, after more than 24 years on the bench. Howell told the Mercury-Register he really enjoys his job, but heart surgery about a year ago prompted him to reflect on his future.

Howell was first appointed to the South Butte County Municipal Court in September 1987 and the Superior Court in May 1996, according to a court press release.

He was re-elected without challenge five times, most recently in 2011. Howell is believed to be the second-longest serving judge in the county. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as presiding judge for 14 years. Howell concluded his latest term last year.

submitted Jan. 9, 2012 4:21P
'77
Hernandez, Luis

Luis Hernandez '77 writes that twin grandsons Ethan and Owen Hernandez were born on Dec. 27, 2008 to son Erick in Stockton. Son Michael graduated from Notre Dame in May. Hernandez was interim city attorney in April 2008 and city attorney in September 2008 for the city of El Centro, where he has worked since February 1995.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 2:51P
UGRD Leavey Business '77
Hawkins, James

James B. Hawkins ’77 has been appointed to the board of directors of Digirad Corporation, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and personnel and equipment leasing services, and will serve as chair of the Compensation Committee. Hawkins has more than two decades of experience as chief executive of successful medical device companies. Since April 2004, Mr. Hawkins has served as the president, CEO, and a director of Natus Medical Incorporated, a provider of healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring, and tracking of common medical ailments such as hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and certain newborn conditions. Prior to joining Natus Medical, Mr. Hawkins was president, CEO, and a director of Invivo Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of multi-parameter vital sign monitoring equipment, and its predecessor from 1985 through January 2004. Mr. Hawkins also served as Secretary of Invivo from 1986 until January 2004. Mr. Hawkins has served as a Director of IRIDEX Corp. since October 2007. Mr. Hawkins holds an undergraduate degree in Business Commerce from Santa Clara University and holds a M.B.A. from San Francisco State University.

 
submitted Apr. 26, 2012 4:49P
GRD Law '77
Hardy, John

 John Hardy J.D. '77 was appointed as General Counsel for Lee Enterprises of Little Rock, AR.

submitted Sep. 2, 2010 11:09A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '77
Hansen, Valerie

Valerie D. Hanson '77 has been employed as a RN at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford for the last 11 years at the Level II nursery/special care.

submitted Jul. 9, 2009 2:48P
UGRD Engineering '77
Hagerman, John

John Hagerman MBA ’77 has joined CEO Advisor Franchising Inc., a franchisor of business advisory firms serving the needs of CEOs, presidents and business owners of small and mid-size companies, as CEO Advisor of Silicon Valley.

Hagerman is a seasoned technology executive and business advisor with broad-based business experience and expertise in strategy, growth, business development, manufacturing, operations, and finance. John was previously the President of OSR Marketing, Inc., a business and marketing advisory firm that advised small and mid-size business owners. John was formerly the Vice President of Business Development of Myricom Corp., Vice President of Sales at Exar-Neterion, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at NetEffect, Inc., and Vice President of Product Management at 3COM Corporation. John Hagerman achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) from the University of Santa Clara.
submitted Sep. 6, 2013 2:15P
GRD Leavey/MBA '77
Gomo, Steve

Steve Gomo MBA '77 was appointed to the board of NetSuite Inc., a provider of cloud-based financials and ERP software suites. Gomo was most recently the CFO and executive vice president of NetApp, serving at the company from August 2002 until his recent retirement in December 2011. Gomo also serves on the board of directors of SanDisk, Enphase Energy, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation at Oregon State University.

submitted Mar. 25, 2012 8:22A
'77
Cucalon, Debbie

Debbie Cucalon '77 writes: "I'm still doing property management & rentals for my family. In addition, I have just completed my debut CD titled, "Love Journey", an eclectic mix of jazz, sass, Latin, blues & inspiring ballads. There are 5 cover tunes & 6 originals. You can check it out @ cdbaby.com, Itunes. com or Amazon.com. Enjoy!!"

Contact Debbie
LinkedIn, Facebook, cdbaby.com,Worldwidewhoswho.com, Itunes.com, Amazon.com
submitted Oct. 10, 2012 5:38P
GRD Law '77
Charney, Howard
Howard S. Charney MBA ’73, J.D. ’77 has been elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees. Charney is an engineer, serial entrepreneur, patent law attorney, and a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley's high-tech industry. As senior vice president at Cisco, he contributes to the networking company's strategy and direction, advises customers on implementing critical Internet technologies, and communicates Cisco's vision to key audiences worldwide. He was one of the four founders of 3Com Corporation, and the founder of Grand Junction Networks, which invented Fast Ethernet and low-cost switching, and which was purchased by Cisco in 1995. In addition to his SCU degrees, he received a bachelor's and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He sits on the boards of several technology companies, and is on the advisory board for SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society.
 
submitted Jun. 18, 2012 8:58P
GRD Leavey/MBA '77
Carter, Jean

Jean H. Carter MBA '77 writes that she is enjoying the challenge of learning a new skill, after a career as a business analyst. Creative writing is her new passion, requiring a whole new approach to communication. 

submitted Feb. 21, 2012 10:01A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '77
Cacciari, Lisa

Lisa “Lia” Cacciari ’77 is publishing the literary historic novel Hieros Gamos later this year. Cacciari, a medievalist and anglophile of longstanding, plans to follow with publication of the saga Fyr Boren. Both works are set in the north of England during the Middle Ages.

Contact Lisa
http://www.stanford.edu/~cacciari/
submitted Feb. 8, 2012 12:46P
'77
Bogner, Larry

Larry Bogner '73, MBA '77 reports that he recently retired after more than 30 years as a civil engineer, the last 16 at Napa County's Public Works Department.

submitted Jan. 6, 2010 1:04P
GRD Law '77
Bissonette, Lee

Lee R. Bissonette J.D. '77 is chair of Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC's Medical Malpractice/Catastrophic Injury Group in Minneapolis, where he assists families and individuals with a broad range of injury cases. He has more than 25 years of experience representing victims with catastrophic injuries, including those caused by medical malpractice. In 2006, Bissonette was named a "Super Lawyer", recognized among the top 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.

submitted Mar. 25, 2011 2:32P
GRD Leavey/MBA '77
Barrett, James

Dr. James Barrett MBA ’77 was honored by the Tech Council of Maryland with its Lifetime Achievement Award, in March. The award is given each year to a local individual who has gone above and beyond to serve the community at large over the course of his or her career. Recipients display commitment and leadership both in the field and within their company, fostering new ideas and encouraging creativity. The recipient also demonstrates generosity and compassion, making sure their work benefits others.

Barrett is a general partner at New Enterprise Associates, one of the world's largest venture capital firms. He focuses on investing in healthcare technologies and therapeutics as a pioneering figure in the field of biotechnology, during which he worked with companies that focused on gene therapy, targeted cancer therapies, rare diseases and the first implantable glucose sensor. In 2012, Barrett was on the Forbes Midas List.

submitted Feb. 28, 2013 12:11P
GRD Law '77
Ball, Ron

Ron Ball J.D. ’77 announced he will retire at the end of the year after 26 years of service to the City of Carlsbad. Carlsbad City Attorney Ron Ball was hired the day before the people of Carlsbad adopted the Growth Management ordinance, which became the road map for guiding development for the next 26 years and beyond. At that time, the City was less than half of its current size. Ball worked as assistant city attorney until 1991, when the City Council appointed him as its second full-time City Attorney in the City’s history.

 

 

submitted Sep. 14, 2012 11:59A
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