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1972

'72
Moorhead, Gary

Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 announced the appointment of Gary L. Moorhead ’72 to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court. Moorhead, 63, of Laguna Niguel, has been a managing partner at Pohlson and Moorhead LLP since 1980. He was an associate at Schell and Delamer from 1976 to 1980. Moorhead earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University.

submitted Dec. 30, 2013 12:46P
'72
Dowd, Ed

A veteran real-estate investor, financier, and CEO who has learned the healing qualities of art has donated $12 million to Santa Clara University to help build a grand, three-story art and art history facility on campus by 2016.

The generous gift of Ed Dowd ’72, owner of EMD Properties, Inc., Los Altos, forms the foundation for a campaign that aims to raise $26 million for the new 43,500-square-foot building.
 
The modern and dramatic Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will unite SCU’s entire undergraduate community around creativity and innovation, offering centralized studio space, classrooms, gallery displays, a sculpture garden, as well as ample space for faculty, students, visiting artists, and scholars to congregate.
 
“We are deeply honored and grateful that Ed Dowd has so generously provided this important foundation upon which Santa Clara University will build the new artistic center of campus,” said Michael Engh, S.J., president of Santa Clara University.
 
Dowd, who graduated from Santa Clara University in 1972 with a degree in science and commerce, said he became interested in art after the purchase of his home in San Francisco where he began collecting art. This led to the funding of a public-art project at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Mountain View campus, where he receives treatment for the multiple sclerosis that’s been part of his life since 1993.
 
“Art transcends all time and seems like a great cause to me,” said Dowd, who says he wants his legacy to extend beyond business causes. “I have a desire to use my resources to create a better world, and I feel a world filled with art is a far more enjoyable place."
 
A glass sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly will grace the lobby of the new building at SCU.
 
After Dowd’s insistence that a Chihuly sculpture be installed at the PAMF Mountain View facility, letters poured in from patients with gratitude. Many described the healing power of the piece. Dowd did not realize until later the effects an iconic sculpture such as the Chihuly would have on the medical center. After a few years it became clear this sculpture not only assisted patient recovery but also drew a spectacular group of doctors to the facility. It also attracted special attention to the city of Mountain View, as people from all over the world came just to see the sculpture. It is Dowd’s hope that the installation of a Chihuly sculpture at SCU will draw special attention to the University’s art programs and inspire students for years to come: a good fit for the university’s goal to educate the whole person.
 
The new building will replace the current 25,900-square-foot building located along The Alameda. In addition to about 150 art and art history majors on average, each year more than 1,000 students across multiple majors take classes at the current building and others around campus.
 
“The creation and study of art plays an integral role in Santa Clara’s emphasis on educating the whole person,” said professor Blake de Maria, chair of the Department of Art & Art History. “Students who take our courses engage both critically and creatively with the visual world, opening channels of innovative thinking, creativity, and expression.”
 
“As a double major in studio art and engineering, the opportunity to study art and engineering at the same time has allowed me to exercise my creativity in a fun and enjoyable way,” said SCU student Samira Almendras ’14. “Exposure to art is a very important part of being a student and a well-rounded person.”
The new building is part of a major redesign of the north side of SCU’s campus into a vibrant arts-focused quadrant, and will serve as the signature structure of the University’s north entrance. It will be located near the University’s Mayer Theatre, music and dance building, Fess Parker Studio, and Recital Hall.
 
Other features of the building as currently envisioned:
  • A dramatic design, selected by Dowd and funded by the Sobrato Group, featuring a dome with circular walkway and an outdoor sculpture garden
  • Flexible studios that can accommodate teaching of multiple mediums
  • Technology-rich classrooms, some optimized for 3-D projects
  • A 1,600 square foot gallery, and additional space to feature works of SCU students, faculty, and visiting artists
  • Darkroom, film lab, and lighting studios for photography
Dowd, a long-time resident of Los Altos, currently resides in San Francisco. His profession thrived while at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. He was a founder of San Jose National Bank, Commerce Savings and Loan, and is a former member of Santa Clara University’s Board of Fellows. He was formerly vice chairman of the California State Athletic Commission, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown ’59, for which he represented California at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1965 to 1969.
“I would like to thank Terri Eckert, director of operations at EMD Properties, Inc., and those at SCU who played a vital role in bringing this project to fruition,” said Dowd.
 
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Daly, Kerry (n/a)

Kerry K. Daly ’72 has moved from San Francisco to Hollywood, Florida to open "An English Majors Bookstore" in early 2014.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 8:08A
'72
Anastasio, Kathleen (Viery)

Kathleen Viery ’72 married Louis Anastasio Jr. on October 13, 2013 on Block Island, R.I. The honor attendants were the Louis’ four granddaughters. Kathleen is a retired Chief Financial Officer. Louis is a retired teacher and swim coach.

submitted Jan. 14, 2014 12:41P

1973

GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Wise, Peter (NA)

Peter Wise ’69, MBA ’73 will finally retire next year - what a long strange trip it's been. He plans devote time to Puppy Mill rescues and awarness. He and his wife Julie live in Louisville, Colo.

submitted Apr. 30, 2014 8:00A
GRD Law '73
Swartz, Andrew

Andrew Swartz ’73 has been a partner for Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy law firm located in Monterey, Calif. since 1974. He is married to Kiane Swartz, and they reside in Monterey. They have two grown sons: Adam, a longtime Chicago firefighter married with one daughter, and Alex, a business analyst for Visa.

submitted Aug. 11, 2013 5:22P
'73
Reis, Alvaro

Alvaro A. Reis MBA '73 writes that he is retired and has been enjoying lectures and OLLI activities at SCU, doing in-state travel, and catching up with family and friends. He adds that he reads Santa Clara Magazine from cover to cover.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:12P
'73
Maydonovitch, John
John Maydonovitch M.S. '73 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
 
As chair of the Industry Advisory Board, he has provided outstanding leadership and secured donations to support engineering programs. In 1999, he established two awards to honor the late professor Gerald Markle, founder of the Applied Mathematics Department—one recognizing excellence in teaching, and one supporting student scholarship. As CEO of MCE, a local manufacturing company, he regularly recruits Santa Clara engineering students for internships, providing important mentoring and job experience, while exemplifying the Jesuit model of giving back.
 

 

submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:02P
'73
Fox, John

John Fox ’73 is director of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

submitted Aug. 6, 2013 10:21A
'73
Fox, Greg

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Greg Fox ’73 is married to Anita Ruud, lives in San Francisco and they are blessed with three daughters Anna-Kristina, Elisabeth and Alexandra. He is a partner of the San Francisco law firm Bertrand, Fox & Elliot.

submitted Oct. 3, 2013 11:11P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '73
Fettis, Mary (Cerrito)

Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis ’70, M.A. ’73 was honored by the Italian American Cultural Center Foundation for her dedication to the marine environment, Monterey's cultural past, Italian and Japanese heritages, Catholic community, and Fisherman's Wharf.

submitted Apr. 29, 2014 10:50P
'73
Cattrell, David

David Cattrell MBA ’73 has joined the board of Getabout, a van service for seniors and those needing special assistance, in New Canaan, Conn. Originally from San Diego, he spent 39 years in commercial banking with Bankers Trust Company and Citibank. He retired as a managing director in Citi's Greenwich private banking office in 2011. Before that, he was with Lockheed Missiles & Space Company for five years as a systems engineer.

Cattrell also is vice president of the board of directors of New Canaan Group Home Inc., which owns and operates South Avenue Cottage, a home for six adults with developmental disabilities. He is active with St. Michael's Lutheran Church, where he serves on the congregation counsel as vice president and assistant treasurer. He and his wife, Penny, have lived in New Canaan for 25 years.
submitted Jul. 15, 2014 2:00P
'73
Bogner, Larry

Larry Bogner '73, MBA '77 reports that all is well with him and his wife Lynda in Napa.

submitted Apr. 16, 2014 2:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Bishop, Julie (Clinnin)

Retired teacher Julie (Clinnin) Bishop '73 is an Ignatian Volunteer in San Diego at the Jesuit middle school Nativity Prep, where she has volunteered for six years. She learned about Ignatian Spirituality from her daughter Erin Bishop '03, MTS '09, who served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after college at the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, in New Jersey. Erin now works in Campus Ministry at the University of San Diego. Read more about them here.

submitted May. 16, 2014 12:55P

1974

UGRD Arts & Sciences '74
Scott, Dave

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Dave Scott ’74, J.D. ’77 writes, "Practiced law until 1981 then went to work for a subsidiary of NV Philips. Started a small electronics company in 1983. Sold it in 2002 and retired. Currently split time between Saratoga, Calif. and Aspen, Colo. area and travel around the world with my wife. Do volunteer work for the United States Tennis Association."

Contact Dave
https://www.facebook.com/davey.scott
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 3:26P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Rodriguez, Ed

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Ed Rodriguez '74 writes, "I am a retired Senior Partner after a 39-year career with KPMG, principally in Silicon Valley. My wife, Pam, and I split our time between our homes in Saratoga, Calif. and Truckee/Northstar in North Lake Tahoe. Our future includes extensive travel and spending time with our 4 married kids (3 daughters and a son) and their spouses as well as our 4 grandchildren (and one more on the way), all of whom live in Silicon Valley."

submitted Mar. 17, 2014 3:48P
'74
Nystrom, Deborah (Vicas)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Deborah (Vicas) Nystrom '74 writes, "Living in the coldest state of the lower 48, Minnesota, with my true Midwesterner husband. We have two grown children who attended another Jesuit school, Creighton University. No grandkids yet. At this point in my life, my passions are making paintings, organic gardening, and exercise. I am a certified occupational therapist assistant but have worked in special education for a number of years. See you all at the grand reunion! Please show up for 40th reunion, I haven't been to one in 35 years!!"

submitted Jan. 7, 2014 6:17P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Mattos, Steven

Steven Mattos '74 writes, "Moved to Lodi, Calif., in semi-retirement state. Will be consulting with Amazon on their opening of a new 1.2-million-square-foot fulfillment warehouse in Tracy, Calif. Still blessed with my four children—now adults—and my four grandchildren, with one more due next March. All is good in life. Hello to all my fellow Broncos, Class of 1974."

submitted Sep. 23, 2013 1:35P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
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
UGRD Arts & Sciences '74
Haston, Joanna (Fonseca)

Joanna Haston '74 writes, "Greetings, Class of '74! Lyn '74 and I look forward to seeing you at the Grand Reunion in October. Blessings."

Contact Joanna
www.facebook.com/joanna.haston www.linkedin.com/pub/joanna-haston/44/b91/1a2
submitted Mar. 27, 2014 6:08A
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Caratan, Tina

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Tina Caratan ’74 writes, "Forty years after receiving my bachelor's degree at SCU, I decided to gain my master's. I proudly graduated with a master's in nonprofit administration (with honors!) in May from USF. But never fear—once a Bronco, always a Bronco!"

submitted Jun. 4, 2014 6:00A
'74
Brutoco, Rudolf

Rudolf L. Brutoco '74 is being honored by Western University of Health Sciences as a health care pioneer at its annual A Tribute to Caring gala on Nov. 9, 2013. He is receiving Western U’s highest award, the Elie Wiesel Humanism in Healing Award, presented to individuals who best represent the philosophy and values of the university and have actively incorporated them toward the betterment of the human condition.

Receiving the award is a tremendous honor, Dr. Brutoco said.
 
“Elie Wiesel devoted his life to humanism. It’s a tremendous affiliation and association,” he said. “It’s especially gratifying because my career has been multifaceted—personal health care, public health issues, philanthropic issues—but one thing that has connected my whole life’s work is regard for human beings and regard for the individual. So to have this award recognizing humanism places appropriate emphasis on the core value of my life’s work.”
 
A specialist in Behavioral and Developmental Medicine, with expertise in psychiatry, Dr. Brutoco’s career has been devoted to treating those with special needs, or going through temporary but difficult challenges. His professional goal has been to help individuals achieve their full potential, particularly when they encounter obstacles to personal happiness and fulfillment.
 
Dr. Brutoco’s wife, Diana '74, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1988. She needed a bone marrow transplant to survive, but her family members weren’t a match and, at the time, few people were registered as donors.
 
Dr. Brutoco developed the concept and led an international grassroots movement to educate, motivate, recruit, test, finance and register bone marrow donors. The visionary Life-Savers Foundation of America formed synergistic relationships with huge agencies, institutions and non-governmental organizations, including the American Red Cross, National Institute of Health, Roche Lab and many others, in order to maximize the impact of the movement. Through Dr. Brutoco’s leadership of the Foundation, as well as leadership within the fledgling National Marrow Donor Program, the ranks of the donor pool rose exponentially in support of the new life-saving technique of bone marrow transplantation.
 
This effort brought together government officials, agency heads, top doctors and, most important, the public at large, Brutoco said. The doctor who performed Diana Brutoco’s successful marrow transplant received the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in bone marrow transplants. Dr. Brutoco himself received much acclaim for his work and leadership in promoting and facilitating marrow and stem cell transplants.
 
But this breakthrough medical technology was useless to those who could not find a donor match. For that technology to reach its full potential, it required a vast number of volunteers to come forth and say, “I will save the life of a stranger.” There are now more than 6 million Americans registered as volunteer “Life-Savers” through the donation of their marrow or stem cells.
 
“We’ve received a lot of expressions of gratitude through the years from patients’ families,” Brutoco said. “But we’ve received even more appreciation from donors. They got a chance to make a difference in the lives of someone else. We were blessed to be the facilitator of that. We are giving people a chance to be their best self. It’s a way to truly connect one soul to another in this shared human journey that is life. Through selfless donation of marrow and stem cells, and the acceptance of that by the recipient, goodness comes forward in the most essential way.”
 
submitted Oct. 25, 2013 11:51A
'74
Bernbrock, Chris

Chris Bernbrock '74 retired from IBM on Dec. 31, 2013 - after nearly three decades of fascinating, mostly global, roles with the company. He can now be found these days enjoying long walks and Tai Chi on the beaches of Orange County in Southern California with his beautiful wife of 37 years, Yoopin.... and becoming increasingly involved in their parish community of Holy Spirit, in Fountain Valley. They will be attending the weekend portion of the class reunion in October.

submitted Apr. 23, 2014 2:41P
'74
Beamish, Rita

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Rita Beamish '74 is the project editor of the newly released The Upside of Aging, a wide-ranging, factually-based book that reveals the vast opportunities of our aging world. Yes, there is in fact an upside.

Contact Rita
rcbeamish@comcast.net
submitted Apr. 26, 2014 2:05P

1975

'75
Sager, Sherri

Sherri Sager '75 just celebrated her 20th anniversary at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, where she serves as chief government and community relations officer.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:16P
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