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1978

UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Tucker, Jeanine

Jeanine Tucker '78, J.D. '81 is a court operations manger for the Stanislaus County Superior Court. She oversees the daily operations of several court divisions and has participated in salary negotiations for both labor and management. Tucker is also active in community service, which she has primarily been doing through the Lions Club for the past 15 years.

submitted Mar. 24, 2011 10:12A
'78
Tucker, Jeanine

Jeanine D. Tucker ’78, J.D. ’81 is the new court executive officer with the Tuolumne County Superior Court. Tucker had worked for the Stanislaus County Superior Court since 1991. She most recently served as the operations manager for eight years, managing a staff of about 140 employees.

 
submitted May. 7, 2013 9:21A
GRD Engineering '78
Tai, Paul

Paul Tai M.S. ’78 is having a book signing on May 19, 2012, at San Jose State University. He writes; “Happy Thoughts shares a message with everybody about the importance of Happiness in our lives here now on earth, and our lives in the future Living Dimensions in another world. It also introduces the concept of combining or accepting todays Energy Frequency world in our religious beliefs to achieve a 21st Century Belief. It is the concept of science combining with religion as one to form the Living Belief or Living Religion.”

Contact Paul
cell No.: 408-202-4368; email:gusatai@gmail.com, PO Box 2450, Cupertino, CA 95015; UGRD in SJSU & HK Polytechnic University and Certificates in MBA classes Hardvard University.
submitted Mar. 23, 2012 11:31A
GRD Leavey/MBA '78
Stinger, Valerie

Valerie Stinger MBA '78 recently returned from a volunteer assignment in Malawi through CNFA, an international development nonprofit in Washington D.C. Stinger's field assignment included providing an overall scope and financial model for a small produce business.

submitted Nov. 17, 2009 4:14P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '78
Stephan, Barbara (Beard)

Barbara Beard Stephan ’74, M.A. ’78 writes that she has recently assumed the position of Clinical Director at Windhorse Integrative Mental Health in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She is delighted to be working in an environment that is in line with her view of psychologyhonoring humanistic and relational ideals, as well as an integrative/holistic approach to healthcare.

submitted Feb. 24, 2013 2:21P
GRD Law '78
Spector, Barbara

Barbara Spector J.D. ’78 was recently featured on the Los Gatos Patch website in its new Most Influential column. A government leader, vice mayor Spector has dedicated nearly 20 years of service to the town she loves and calls home since 1973. She serves as special counsel to the law firm of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, where, in addition to her civil litigation and mediation practice, she's regularly appointed by state and federal courts to resolve disputes without trial as a judge pro tem, a special master, a judicial arbitrator and a mediator. For three years, she's been selected by her Northern California colleagues as a "Super Lawyer," and, in 2003, her volunteer services to the legal profession and the community earned her the Bar Association's highest honor, the Bryl Salsman Award. Read more at http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/most-influential-barbara-spector.

 
 

 

submitted May. 3, 2012 9:28A
UGRD Leavey Business '78
Shaw, James

Jim Shaw ’78 is in his 16th season as the varsity surf coach for St. Augustine High School in San Diego. Jim is also a CPA in San Diego, maintaining a tax firm in the downtown area. Jim is married to Joy Shaw, CPA and has three children, including Jessica Shaw ’13, who is in her junior year at Santa Clara.

Contact James
jamesashawcpa.com
submitted Jan. 10, 2012 9:02P
UGRD Leavey Business '78
Schmidt, Tim

Tim Schmidt ’78 has been named a major league special assignment scout with the Angels, after serving with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a professional scout since 2007. Prior to his time with the D-Backs, he worked as a pro scout with the Seattle Mariners (2002–06) and as an international cross-checker, west coast cross-checker and area scout with the Florida Marlins (1992–2001). His first three years as a professional area scout came with the New York Yankees 1989–91. Schmidt graduated from Santa Clara University, where he was a first baseman on the Broncos baseball team from 1975-78. In 1978, the Broncos won the West Coast Conference. Following his time at Santa Clara, he played overseas in the Dutch Hoofdklasse League (1981-83) and was an assistant coach at UC Riverside from 1984-88.

submitted Nov. 17, 2011 9:32A
UGRD Engineering '78
Ronsvalle, Debra (Schram)

Debra (Schram) Ronsvalle '78 is currently a Senior Vice President in Enterprise Architecture at Bank of America in New York City.

submitted Nov. 17, 2010 2:08P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '78
Petroni-Newhouse, Diane (Petroni)

Freshman Dorm: Nobili

Diane Petroni-Newhouse ’72, M.A. ’78 has been in private practice at the Almaden Institute for more than 30 years.

Contact Diane
www.dianepetroniphd.com
submitted Jun. 6, 2012 4:05P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
peoples, randal

Randal (Randy) Peoples '78 has been appointed Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Stanford University. He is the Medical Director of Stanford's first out-of-state facility in Las Vegas, with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. In addition to his general neurosurgery practice, he has a unique position working with the athletic performers of Cirque du Soleil's seven Las Vegas based shows. Randy was recently named the Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year," an award shared in the past by former Nevada Governor Guinn and current Las Vegas Mayor Goodman. Randy has been a Las Vegas based Neurosurgeon since 1992.

submitted Aug. 19, 2012 11:27A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Morishima, Sam

Sam Morishima ’78 runs a personal training business, SnoZone, which trains skiers and snowboarders on his one-of-a-kind invention, the Endless Slope. The Endless Slope is a sort of treadmill for skiers, used to simulate the experience on the slopes. 

Contact Sam
www.endlesslope.com
submitted Nov. 29, 2010 1:47P
UGRD Leavey Business '78
Meacham, Greg

Greg Meacham ’78 wrote that he's been promoted to account manager in the division AF Solutions, Cardiac Rhythm Device Management, for Medtronic.

submitted Apr. 4, 2013 8:51A
UGRD Leavey Business '78
McDonald, Brian

Brian McDonald '78 has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance of eASIC Corp., a provider of new ASIC devices. As a key member of eASIC’s executive team, McDonald will assume a strategic role in the company that involves spearheading future growth initiatives in addition to managing the company’s financial functions. McDonald will report to eASIC’s President and CEO, Ronnie Vasishta. "I am delighted Brian has decided to join the eASIC team. His experience and understanding of the important relationships between finance and the rest of the business is extremely important as we approach the next very exciting phases of our growth,” said Vasishta. “He brings a solid proven track record of success in taking companies through the stages that eASIC is now facing. He is a well-respected financial executive in the semiconductor industry and we will benefit greatly from this experience.” Brian McDonald has over 30 years of finance experience with high technology companies. Prior to joining eASIC, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer, Sr. VP of Finance and Secretary at Advanced Analogic Technologies (AATI) a public silicon valley company. Brian was instrumental in taking AATI successfully through the IPO process in 2005. Prior to AATI Brian has held senior financial positions at Monolithic Power Systems, Elantec Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, Mattson Technology, Micro Linear, and Read-Rite Corporation. “I am in awe at how the eASIC team has successfully executed and met stringent growth targets even within a very turbulent economy and has successfully acquired an impressive portfolio of tier one corporations as customers,” said McDonald. “This solid base is a strong platform for the next phase of the company’s growth.”

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 1:44P
'78
McDonald, Brian

Brian R. McDonald ’78 has been appointed CFO of Meru Networks Inc., a leader in wi-fi networks, by its board of directors. McDonald has served as CFO in a number of rapidly growing Silicon Valley technology companies, including both publicly traded and private companies, such as eASIC Inc., Advanced Analogic Technologies, Monolithic Power Systems, and Elantec Semiconductor Inc.

submitted Jun. 14, 2013 10:03A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Mahon, Katie (Schoenberger)

Katie Mahon '78 co-authored The Miracle Chase: Three Women, Three Miracles and a Ten Year Journey of Discovery and Friendship, which was published November, 2nd 2010, by Sterling Publishing, with fellow SCU alumna Mary Beth Phillips '76. She lives in NYC with her husband and near her two daughters, both recent college grads.Visit their website at www.themiraclechase.com.

Contact Katie
www.themiraclechase.com
submitted Nov. 22, 2010 5:01A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Maher, Patrick

Patrick J. Maher ’78 has been elected as Section Representative to the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Maher previously served as the Chair of the State Bar’s Council of Section Chairs for the last two years, and Chair of the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section in 2010. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law.

submitted Apr. 1, 2014 11:39A
'78
Lovejoy, Steven

Steven Lovejoy 78 has retired after 24 years as a chemist at Lockheed Martin Space Systems and is now living with his husband Thane Kreiner, executive director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology and Society, in Sebastopol, Calif.

submitted Jan. 5, 2014 8:13A
'78
Lister , Pamela (Lister)

Pamela Lister '78 writes: "I'm working in the South Bay! My new position is with The Camp Recovery Program in Scotts Valley, marketing this wonderful program!"

Contact Pamela
Www.linkedin.com/pub/Pam-lister-lmft-ras/10/b28/a50/
submitted Oct. 8, 2013 3:14A
'78
Lee, Nancy (Gerlach)

Nancy (Gerlach) Lee ’78 recently celebrated 30 years of marriage to husband LTC Anthony Lee M.S. ’86. They have three grown children—Jessica, 29, Michael, 26, and Stephanie, 22—and in October 2012 they were blessed with their first grandchild, Autumn Jade. They live in White Lake, Mi.

submitted Feb. 27, 2013 8:47P
UGRD Leavey Business '78
Iatomase, Phil

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Phil Iatomase ’78 spent more than 20 years in the semiconductor business in Supply Chain Management and as an Information Technology professional. In 1997 he co-founded Ariba, a pioneering business-to-business Internet commerce software company.  He writes, "We took the company public in 1999 and at the peak of the market in 2000 had a higher market capitalization than General Motors and employed more than 2,300 people around the world. I left Ariba in 2001 and have spent the last 12 years as a high-tech retiree. Most of my time is spent volunteering/fundraising for various causes I beleive in—particularly education. I have been married to JoAnn Cardinale for 29 years and we have one daughter Marina Iatomase ’14, a junior finance major at SCU."

submitted Mar. 12, 2013 4:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Hubbard, John

Dr. John W. Hubbard ’78 is a senior V.P. for Pfizer, Inc. He and his wife Jeanne (Strobach) ’78 live in Doylestown, Pa. and NYC. They enjoy traveling and are involved in many children’s organizations and fundraisers.

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:22A
GRD Law '78
Hartnett, Jim

James H. Hartnett J.D. '78, former mayor of Redwood City, was appointed in April 2011 by the State Senate to the California High Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors. He is also a partner at Hartnett, Smith & Patekau, emphasizing in business & real estate law.

submitted May. 25, 2011 4:57P
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