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Monica Cardestam '87 took a voluntary separation package and left her position as director of pricing for Walgreens after 26 years with the company. She plans to spend time with her three kids before returning to work.
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.
Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., STL '87, assumed office as the 32nd president of Holy Cross on Monday, Jan. 9.
Immediately before coming to Holy Cross, Fr. Boroughs served as vice president for mission and ministry at Georgetown University. In addition to overseeing a division of the university as well as directing ministry on campus and at Georgetown University Hospital, Fr. Boroughs was responsible for numerous programs for faculty, staff, students, and alumni which advanced Catholic and Jesuit identity.
During his eight-year tenure at Georgetown (2003-2011), he raised funds to develop and endow the Calcagnini Contemplative Center currently under construction, to renovate the historic Dahlgren Chapel, and to endow positions and programs for the Office of Mission and Ministry.
Fr. Boroughs, 62, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and raised in Seattle. He earned his BA from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., in 1973, and received a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology (Chicago) in 1978. He holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley (1987) and received a PhD in Christian spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkley, Calif.) in 1989.
He entered the Jesuit order in 1967, was ordained a priest in 1978, and made his final vows as a Jesuit in 1986.
Prior to coming to Georgetown, Fr. Boroughs served as the rector of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University where he was also a faculty member in the School of Theology and Ministry. Previously, he taught religious studies at Gonzaga University (1989-91), served as the assistant novice director for the Oregon Province of Jesuits (1980-82), and was a parish priest at St. Leo Church in Tacoma, Wash. (1978-80). A former member of the Board of Trustees at the University of San Francisco, he also served as a member of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees (2008-2011).
Fr. Boroughs was elected by the College's Board of Trustees in May of last year to succeed Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Fr. McFarland, who retired after a highly successful 12-year presidency, will begin a sabbatical at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU.
Sandy Bellevue '87 married Willie Grover on Oct. 17, 2008 at San Francisco City Hall. After 15 years together, the women are thrilled to be legally wed. The couple lives in Berkeley.
Larry Bartlett '87 married Kristen Poole on April 25, 2009 in Modesto, Calif. They currently reside in Modesto.
Larry Bartlett '87 and wife Kristen welcomed a baby boy, Andrew Michael on February 22, 2010. The live in Modesto, CA.
Eric Lawrence Barrett '87 recently completed his 20th year with the New York Life Insurance Company, earning the proud distinction of "Senior NYLIC"
Eric Barrett ’87 will be celebrating his 25th year anniversary as President of Barrett Insurance Services in San Mateo, Calif. He volunteer coaches at Sequoia High School in Redwood City on the JV boys basketball team.
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Scot Asher ’87 and Sheila (Ward) Asher ’86 have lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1997 with their two daughters. Scot is the director of Global Alliances for First Advantage Corp., where he has worked since 2000. The Ashers are looking forward to being back on campus this fall, when their daughter Maggie '16 will be joining the Bronco family.
Hap Albers '87 writes: "We live in the Salinas City foothills. My wife, Kathryn, and I have been together for 14 years and have two awesome little kids, Rhiannon 9.5, and Brenndon, 8. My work consists of real estate brokerage—mostly apartment buildings in the Central Coast area and residential real estate. My wife and I own our own growing firm, Albers Real Estate. She is the brains, and I talk a lot. Call if you are in the Monterey or Salinas areas."
Hap Albers email@example.com www.albersrealestate.com
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.
The Honorable Christopher E. Acker J.D. ’87 has been elected Vice President of the Colorado County Court Judges Association.
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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.
Samuel Viroslav MBA ’88 writes, "New 50 MW Wind project, enters operation in Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Developers: Acciona Energy Grupo Ecoenergia VL S.A."
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Charmie (Cruz) Vince '88 writes that she is director of admissions for Brookewood School in Kensington, Md. She helped found this all-girls Catholic school for grades 1–12 in 2006 in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Bob Vince, live in Bethesda, Md. Charmi Ellaine, age 21, is a student at the University of Dallas. Tommy, age 17, will be attending the Catholic University of America in D.C. Serena, age 15, is a freshman at Brookewood School.
Federico (Fred) Vaca '88 was recruited to Yale University-School of Medicine as a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Senior Faculty Researcher. He is now living in Southport, Connecticut with his wife and two boys—ages 14 and 12.
Mark Stone J.D. ’88 was recently profiled in the “Meet Your Neighbor” column of ScottsValleyPatch.com. Stone is a county supervisor, representing the fifth district of Santa Cruz County, and the vice chair of the California Coastal
Commission. When asked what he is most known for, he responded, “Regardless of anything else that I do or have done, the fact that I successfully swam the English Channel in 2009 is something that most people want to hear about. I’m also known for my environmental policies and my work with health and welfare issues affecting the county’s children.” Read more at the Scotts Valley Patch.
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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!
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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!"
Dr. Jimmy Roehrig M.S. ’88 has joined Matakina International, a leader in the development of objective volumetric measurement of breast density. Roehrig will provide scientific depth to the U.S. sales effort and strategic planning for product development and intellectual property, particularly with the software Volpara, designed to help overcome the limitations of mammography to detect cancer in women with dense breasts; it generates objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density values along with a BI-RADS Breast Density Classification for mammograms acquired from any commercially available digital mammography system.
Roehrig, who co-founded R2 Technology, served as chief science officer and was responsible for building the technical team that produced the ImageChecker® computer-aided detection (CAD) system, the first CAD system approved by the FDA. As VP of Advanced Development, Dr. Roehrig led the development and refinement of R2’s proprietary algorithm for the earlier detection of breast cancer and managed efforts to apply the technology to other diseases. Upon the acquisition of R2 by Hologic, Inc, Dr. Roehrig remained until 2012, working primarily in the field of quantitative DCE MRI for breast imaging.
Dennis Polk ’88 was appointed to the board of directors at SYNNEX Corporation, a business process services company. Polk originally joined SYNNEX in 2002 as senior vice president of corporate finance and chief financial officer. In 2006, he was promoted to chief operating officer. Polk also serves on the board of directors of Terreno Realty Corporation.
Before joining SYNNEX, Polk was vice president of finance at DoveBid Inc., a capital asset disposition services firm. Prior to DoveBid, he served at Savoir Technology Group, Inc., a computer systems distributor and contract manufacturer, where he was the senior vice president and chief financial officer, and at Grant Thornton LLP, where he was an audit manager.
Jill M. Pietrini J.D. ’88 joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice group, based in Los Angeles. Pietrini joins from Manatt in Los Angeles, where she chaired the firm's intellectual property and intellectual property litigation practice group.
Pietrini's practice encompasses the full breadth of intellectual property law, with focus on trademark, dilution, trade name, trade dress, copyright, right of publicity, unfair competition, patent litigation and appellate practice; registration and maintenance of trademarks before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and copyrights before the United States Copyright Office; prosecution and defense of more than 450 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings in the U.S. and opposition and invalidation proceedings outside the U.S.; international registration and maintenance of trademarks; registration and enforcement of Internet domain names, including ICANN arbitrations; procurement and negotiation of licenses and intellectual property transfer and securitization agreements; management of 8,500+ portfolios and trademarks; and strategic counseling in the intellectual property area.
Pietrini's clients include: Summit Entertainment, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Gwen Stefani, Cafe Press, Metallica, Will Smith, and Gerawan Farming.
Chris Phipps '88, M.A. '04 and his wife, Corinne, welcome the birth of the their daughter Lucille Katharine on April 14, 2011. The Family lives in San Jose.
Michelle Myers '88 was named head coach of the LMU women's soccer program.
Myers has been a mainstay of the LMU coaching staff for well over a decade, joining the program as an assistant coach in 1996. She helped the program to its first NCAA College Cup appearance in 2002 and consistently signing some of the best recruiting classes in the nation.
Myers has been an active member of the Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) since 1996. Myers has led her teams to 10 ODP regional championships and three national titles.
Prior to LMU, Myers served one year as head coach of the women's program at Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana and spent three seasons guiding one of the top prep girl's soccer programs in Southern California at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Her first taste of coaching came in the dual role of junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach at Los Altos High School in the S.F. Bay Area.
She played four seasons at Santa Clara, and as a senior, she helped the Broncos to a 10-4-3 overall record and a No. 17 national ranking, the first national ranking in program history. In her four seasons (1984-87) at SCU, the team totaled an overall record of 46-17-10.
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.