Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
Allene Feldman M.A. ’79 has just received her SIT-TESOL teaching certification from the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute. Allene, who is the owner of Argus Publishing Group in New York City, is confident that her new certification will help her and her staff write, edit, and create engaging Common Core materials for English language learners.
James R. Ebert ’79 was recently admitted to practice law in the state of Nevada. He has previously been admitted to pratice law in California and Georgia, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Ebert continues to practice law in Irvine, Calif., where he handles business litigation cases. He was featured in an article published by The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune about a $2,225,000 arbitration award he won against a major bank for his clients.
James R. Ebert KITAGAWA & EBERT, P.C. 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 960 Irvine, CA 92618 Tel (949) 788-9980 Fax (949) 788-0918 email@example.com
Paul Duncan ’79 writes that he is "Semiretired and writing a book called High Technology and Complex Decision-Making. Spends time fishing. When Sony was first coming out with a compact disk, I worked on that as a consultant and had the name changed. They wanted to call it WORM (Write Once Read Many Times) and I convinced them that wouldn't go well in the States. I worked on over a thousand projects. I did the strategic two year and five year strategic planning for Kodak and its affiliates. I helped manage and market the introduction of the first color copier. I okayed the underseas cable in the Atlantic for private networks. From '75 to '79 my girlfriend at the time made me a handmade quilt bedspread and I still use it every night. It's still in great shape. After SCU went to grad school at Berkeley, but you just don't get that SCU community. Personal edict: 'Never abandon your own ship.'" I am the West Coast Director of the Pathological Liars Society. But then, how can you believe that??
May do Complicated/Important Business Consulting
Michael Dee '79 is in real estate/store development with 7-Eleven, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for new store site selection and construction of new 7-Eleven stores throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. He and his wife, Julie, live in Dallas with their 3 daughters, Lauren, Nicole, and Mary.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Michael Dee ’79 recently joined the Henry S. Miller Company in Dallas, Texas a President, Retail Division. Henry S Miller is a 100 year old private commercial real estate firm. Michael resides in Dallas with his wife, Julie, and their 3 daughters, ages 19, 16 & 13.
Michael Dee ’79 writes that he is president of the Retail Division of Henry S Miller Company. The company is the oldest private real estate firm in Texas and is celebrating 100 years in business in 2014. Michael lives in Dallas with his wife, Julie, and their three daughters.
Doug Cosbie ’79 has been named athletic relations associate and head football coach at Kamehameha Schools Kap'lama. Cosbie joins the Warriors with an extensive background in athletics, playing for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League for 10 years under legendary coach Tom Landry, being selected to the Pro Bowl in each season from 1983-85. He played his collegiate ball at Santa Clara University before being drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft.
Steve Cordial MBA ’79 writes that he is living in Seattle, Wash. Having raised 5 children, and now enjoying 6 grandchildren, Cordial is changing his focus from business to socially responsible nonprofit activities.
Eileen A. Clark, mother of Lorraine "Lori" Clark ’79, deceased, writes: “So very happy she went to Santa Clara. She was so happy to attend Santa Clara and had so many good days there.”
Lesli Caldwell J.D. '79, chief deputy public defender, has been appointed to Solano County Public Defender by the county Board of Supervisors.
Lesli Caldwell J.D. '79 was, on July 25, 2010, appointed as the Solano County Public Defender. Lesli also celebrated 30 years as a public defender in July.
see Solano County Public Defender website
Leslie Burton '79 has been named the director of the U.S. legal studies LL.M. program at Golden Gate University School of Law, where she is a professor of legal writing.
Leslie Burton J.D. ’79 writes, "I am a Professor and the Director of Graduate Law Programs at Golden Gate University School of Law, where I have worked for 20 years. I have been married for 27 years to Jeff Wurms, a reformed lawyer who is now working on his teaching credential to teach high school. Our daughter Chelsea graduated last year from Mount Holyoke College. I live in Oakland and I am a huge Oakland booster. I love to travel and do it whenever I can. I have taught in Prague, Germany, and Istanbul."
Randolph E Breschini MBA '79 is CEO of Rift Valley Group with headquarters in Harare Zimbabwe. The Group consists of 18 agro-industrial companies operating in Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe with more than 20,000 employees, 1 million acres of land, 14 factories, and revenues nearly $200 million.
Michael J. Bowler ’79 published a novel called A Boy and His Dragon, which is set in the cities of San Rafael and San Francisco in the year 1970. It’s available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle download. He has another novel coming out in March or April through Outskirts Press entitled A Matter of Time. The principle setting for this novel is Santa Clara University in the year 1986. It also involves the sinking of Titanic. So Santa Clarans and Titanic-philes should enjoy this book, especially if they attended the university in the early eighties.
Michael J. Bowler ’79 writes, "My novel, A Matter of Time, which is set on the Santa Clara Campus in the year 1986, is a Silver Medal Award Winner in the 2012 Reader's Favorite Book Competition. I'll be traveling to Miami in November to accept the award and promote my book (and Santa Clara!)."
Michael J. Bowler ’79 has published the edgy young-adult novel Children of the Knight, which reflects his many years working with marginalized youth in Southern California. A young King Arthur leads a crusade of unwanted kids against an adult society that discards and ignores them. The well-trained army—the children of the knight—eventually win the hearts and minds of the populace at large, and gain a truer understanding of themselves and their worth to society.
Bowler is an award-winning author of three novels. He grew up in San Rafael, California. He taught high school in Hawthorne, California for a number of years, both general education and to students with learning disabilities. He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to seven different boys with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a long-time volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California. He has been honored as Probation Volunteer of the Year, YMCA Volunteer of the Year, California Big Brother of the Year, and National Big Brother of the Year. The ?National? honor allowed he and three of his Little Brothers to visit the White House and meet the president in the Oval Office. He has already completed the sequel to Children of the Knight and is hard at work on the third volume in the trilogy.
L. Michael Bogert ’79, former regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 office in Seattle and counselor to the secretary of the Department of the Interior, has joined Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Boise office as a shareholder. Bogert joins a team of more than 20 environmental law attorneys and will lead the firm’s environmental law practice in Idaho.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Rich Bluth ’79 and Anne Nickel Bluth ’79 celebrated 34 years of marriage in June 2014 and are enjoying their newly "emptied nest" in Seal Beach, Calif. where they have lived since their Santa Clara Mission wedding. They have been blessed to have all four of their children graduate from Catholic universities. Their youngest son, Mark Bluth ’14 graduated this June from Santa Clara in Philosophy and Economics . Mark's twin brother Tom Bluth graduated from University of Portland just a month earlier in May 2014. Their daughter, Maria (LMU 2011) relocated to San Francisco in June, where she works at De Marillac Academy. Also this May, their oldest son, Danny Bluth (College of the Holy Cross, 2009, St Joseph's University 2012) married Kelly Casey (College of the Holy Cross, 2009) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they both live and work. Rich has worked for the Irvine Company for the past 7 years, and is currently Vice President, Energy Management. Anne spends her time in support of her family near and far, (mostly far now).
Gayten Bernal '79 joined the Global Women's Leadership Network, a program of Santa Clara University, as "Parterneship Manager." She has been married 28 years and resides in Portola Valley with her husband, Scott Harmon.
Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson J.D. ’79, a Superior Court of Guam Judge, is retiring. Sworn-in in April 1998, her contribution to the Guam Judiciary includes her work with Presiding Judge Alberto C. Lamorena III in developing the Guam’s therapeutic court approach to address family violence, drug and alcohol related crimes, and juvenile justice. She is credited with the creation of the Driving While Influenced (DWI) Court and the rules of procedure and practice in the field of domestic violence. Judge Barrett-Anderson has been recognized nationally for this work in the past, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the Federal Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice. Prior to her appointment by Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez, Barrett-Anderson served as a member of the 23rd and 24th Guam Legislatures, Attorney General of Guam during the Administration of Governor Joseph F. Ada (1987–1994), and Legal Counsel to the Guam Department of Education (1981–1985)