Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Phil Johnson '71 writes: "I've been married for 23 wonderful years to my wife, Vicki, who has amazing patience and fortitude! We are raising 4 great kids, Kelly (Graduated Colorado, Boulder, 2011), Christy (Junior, Georgetown), Dan (Junior, Jesuit HS) and Tori (Freshman, St, Francis, Sacramento). We also helped our niece through high school and college and she just gradusted form Cal, Berkeley! We live up in the Sacramento area and love it! I was in Hi-Tech for 25 years (HP, Andersen Consulting, a few start-ups) and have spend the last 10 years focusing on real estate syndications. As real estate is taking a hiatus, I am looking to go back into Hi-Tech or Foundation/Non-Profit work which we did a lot of in the Sac area."
Susan E. Johnson M.A. ’71 was interviewed in May for the Standard-Examiner in an article titled "Futura Leader Inspires Others." Johnson is president and CEO of Futura Industries, an engineering company based in Utah. Her work at the company during the past several years has garnered numerous awards and write-ups in publications, including Forbes.
Susan Johnson M.A. ’71, president of Futura Industries Corp., of Clearfield, has been appointed a director of the Salt Lake City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. A native of El Paso, Texas, Johnson has a bachelor of science degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University and has done graduate studies at the University of Santa Clara and University of California, Irvine.
Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Mark Ivary '71 writes: "I was married to my late wife for 27 years until her death in 2002. We have 3 kids, Christine, Nicholas, and Adam. I have owned and operated an Ace Hardware store in Stockton, Calif., for the past 31 years, as well as being a general contractor for the past 15 years. So, German major -- hardware store......I spent 3 semesters in Europe with IES if that explains anything."
Alan Higginson '69, MBA '71 was appointed to the board of directors of Pivot3, Inc., a leading provider of unified storage and compute appliances. Higginson, Chairman, Hubspan and F5 Networks, will provide his extensive technology and leadership experience of high-growth technology companies to the Pivot3 board and its management team.
With more than 20 years of senior executive and CEO experience in technology-related industries, Higginson applies his extensive leadership skills to help young companies grow and develop. His industry experience spans both private and public companies including Atrieva, F5 Networks and Hubspan. Prior to his work with start-up organizations, Higginson spent five years at Sierra On-Line as executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.
Bob Hale M.S. '71, M.S. '79 writes, "Retired. Living in Carlsbad, Calif. Volunteering at Museum of Making Music. Enjoying life!"
Marc Haberman '71 writes: "Since the mid-60's, the University Golf Club of Santa Clara has hosted monthly golf events at local golf courses. Check out the NCGA associate club at www.universitygolfsc.com for club information and the 2013 schedule. Or call Marc Haberman ’71 @ 408-294-3431."
Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus
Theresa Grieshaber '71 writes: "Masters Degree in Library Science, University of Southern California, 1978. I have lived in Modesto, California for the last twenty years with my husband, Howard. I recently retired from my position as a reference librarian after 16 years at Stanislaus County Public Library. We are the parents of 2 grown daughters."
Mike Friedrich ’71 received a Certificate of Ministry Studies from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. in May 2012. Mike is currently enrolled in the Master of Theological Studies program at PSR. He is active in his home church, Berkeley Methodist United Church, conducting adult religious education classes and chairing the Worship Committee. Recently DC Comics reprinted in the hardcover collection Justice League, vol. 10, the comic book scripts that Mike wrote during his senior year at Santa Clara. Keen eyes will spot the SCU references in the backgrounds.
In May, Mike Friedrich '71 received a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. He is also a candidate for ordination as a deacon in the United Methodist Church (a process that will take probably four years).
Dave Fitzgerald '71 writes that he retired from USAF in 2000 and from TASC, inc. in 2010 and invested in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2012 (Northern Lieutenancy).
Karen Enz '71 writes: "M.A. Biological Sciences SJSU, M.A. Counselor Education SJSU. Currently living with partner of 16 years in Sunnyvale. Employee of the Fremont Union High School District."
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Joe '71, and wife, Sandy (Hull) Dowling '71 currently reside in Central Point, OR and own a B&B Resort & Cooking School called The Willows, www.thewillowsbedandbreakfast.com. They write: "The resort is located in the heart of the Southern Oregon Wine Region, where they enjoy hosting weddings and outdoor activites like fishing, crabbing, hiking and whitewater rafting. The couple moved back to the West Coast to open the inn in 2002, when Joe retired from USAirways, after 33 years. Joe helped to run airline operations in San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey, Orange County, Maine, and at finally at LaGuardia in NYC during 9/11. Sandy left her position as Sr. VP at the Council on Economic Education in NYC, where she raised over $10 Million per year to promote Economic Education globally, to help run the inn. Joe received his MBA from the University of Maine in 1990. They have 3 children and 3 grandaughters living in both Oregon and Maine."
Joe Dowling SCU73@aol.com 541-665-3020 www.thewillowsbedandbreakfast.com
Nancy A. (Battaini) Del Colletti '71 is the Executive Director of Rainbow's End Recovery Center in Challis, Idaho, a new substance abuse rehabilitation facility she established.
Mark d'Ercole '71 received a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Master Charles Gracie. By doing so, he becomes registered in the BJJ Federation in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is still actively competing in tournaments and is married with two sons in San Francisco.
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Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Robert G. P. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 completed a two-year term as member of the Guam Election Commission. Also served as an international observer in the Philippine National elections in May 2010 and in three elections in Kosovo while serving with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping from 1999 to 2006. Works as part-time Traffic and Small Claims Referee, Superior Court of Guam.
Robert G. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 was recently hired as legal counsel to the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and the Guam Department of Land Management. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix. Cruz is a retired child support referee for the Superior Court of Guam. He still serves as part-time referee for the Traffic and Small Claims Bureau, and as an associate justice pro tem for the Guam Supreme Court on occasion. His son, Dr. Jeffrey Cruz, recently completed his residency in internal medicine at U.C. Irvine Medical Center. His younger son, Keith, is a senior at Stanford University studying international relations.
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Robert G.P. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 recently participated in a four-concert tour of Tallinn, Estonia, and St. Petersberg and Moscow, Russia, with the combined Guam Cantate choir and Ramapo Cantanova choir, led by Dr. Lisa Lutter of Ramapo College, New Jersey. Cruz serves on the Cantate board and has been a member of the choir since 2010. The choir performed music in Russian, Estonian, Hebrew, Latin, and English. Cruz also sings with the 7:30 a.m. choir at the Hagatna Cathedral Basilica in Guam.
Robert G. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 writes that he is an adjunct professor teaching business law and intergovernmental relations at the University of Guam. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix MBA program. He was recently elected president, Guam chapter, AARP. He is a member of the Governer's Council on Senior Citizens.
William "Bill" S. Carter ’71, MSEE ’95 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient in recognition of his many contributions to the profession of engineering and to his alma mater. While earning degrees in electrical engineering at SCU, he was selected for membership in three national honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit). This 30-year veteran of the tech industry began his career at Zilog, where he designed and managed the design of NMOS microprocessors and peripherals. He later joined Xilinx, where he helped pioneer the development on the first Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a market that Xilinx invented and continues to dominate. Today he is Xilinx Fellow, the highest position a person can earn on a technical level. A Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award recipient, Carter also serves on the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board and currently is a member of SCU's Board of Fellows, and member of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society Advisory Board. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers, holds 10 U.S. patents, and recently traveled to India with SCU faculty.