Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in last 6 months by graduates in the 1980s
After moving back to New York in late 2013, Deirdre Cherry ’81 has been appointed Northeast Division Structured Lending Exec for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
Kevin Vogelsang ’83 recently left RBF Consulting after 11 years to become the Director of Federal Business at Alta Vista Solutions, an engineering services firm based in Richmond. He is establishing a new Alta Vista Solutions office in San Diego. Kevin and his wife, Patty, remain active presenting Catholic weekends for Worldwide Marriage Encounter in Southern California.
Teri Graf-Pulvino MBA ’83 and husband Ken, now living in Frutillar, Chile, launched Darwin's Chiloé, a Geotourism adventure following Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. New season starts November 2013. www.darwinschiloe.com
Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo
As I continue my work with the SCU Grand Reunion Class of 1983 30th year reunion committee, I am reminded just how deeply connections run among the SCU 'ohana (family). My wife (Mia ’84) and our eldest daughter (Sam ’10) both graduated from SCU as did my uncle and my quite legendary grandfather, A. Thomas Rowland ’31, whose heart bleeds Bronco year in and year out. I take great pride that the SCU website speaks of, and gives a bit of credit to, "Grandpa Bud." Please allow me to share via "cut & paste": "In 1981, as part of the association's 100th anniversary celebration, Jerry Kerr ’61, Bud Rowland '31, and Louis Bannan, S.J. proposed a special group be created to officially recognize alumni celebrating their Golden Reunion. The recommendation was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara University Alumni Association and, in honor of William Gianera, S.J., ’1907 and University president from 1945-1951, the Gianera Society was formed. The Gianera Society is an honorary designation with membership limited to those undergraduate alumni whose class graduated from Santa Clara 50 or more years ago. The society's sole purpose is to pay tribute to the legacy provided by our "Golden Broncos" and acknowledge their long-standing loyalty to the University, their classmates, and the Alumni Association. Gianera Society members meet every year for a luncheon during the Grand Reunion Weekend in October to induct their newest members (those attending their 50th Reunion) and renew the camaraderie and lifelong friendships that developed and flourished at Santa Clara". Rest in Peace, Grandpa Bud.
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.
Steven Ryan ’84 has been working in Jakarta, Indonesia, since 1996 as senior management in the field of freight transportation and logistics. Steven earned his master's degree in engineering from RMIT University (Australia) in 1994 and is currently pursuing his MBA. His wife, Evi, is from Indonesia and two boys, Vincent and Lawrence, attend an international school.
Timothy McMahon J.D. ’84 was selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association and one of the top 100 Irish American attorneys in the United States by the Irish Voice for 2013. Tim and his wife Lisa Twomey McMahon ’83 live in Los Gatos with their 3 children.
Timothy D McMahon Corsiglia McMahon & Allard 96 N 3rd St 620 San Jose Ca 95112
Maria Lobo ’85 and her artwork were mentioned in InMenlo. Her mixed-media works on paper, wood, and canvas can be seen at the store HOME, in Menlo Park, and at marialobo.com. Working across cultures and genres, Lobo creates collectable artworks for galleries, residences, and corporate, public, and private spaces.
Laura (Boltz) Holck ’85 and her husband, Phil, have been called to serve as co-pastors at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross in Calgary, Canada. Laura received her doctor of ministry degree in preaching in May 2011.
Merlene (Medeiros) Akau ’85 continues to live in Hawaii with her beautiful 22- and 24-year-old daughters. She is a Personnel Director for the State of Hawaii, Department of Education.
Acting Santa Clara County Counsel Lori Pegg J.D. ’86 has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 to the 79-member Santa Clara County Superior Court bench. Pegg has headed the county counsel's office this past year. She has been a county lawyer since 2001 and previously specialized in employment law for a number of local law firms. The San Jose resident received her law degree from Santa Clara University.
Kenton Chow ’86, MBA ’96 is now the Chief Operating Officer of RetailNext, Inc., the leading big data analytics software company for physical retail stores worldwide. He and his wife of 19 years, Teri, live in Almaden Valley in San Jose with their two daughters, Kendra 17, and Kianna 14.
John Savage ’87 was named Coach of the Year this season, by both Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America magazines. Savage was also named the ABCA West Region Coach of the Year earlier this summer.
- 2010 (3.00 ERA).
- 2011 (2.44 ERA).
- 2012 (3.13 ERA).
- 2013 (2.55 ERA).
Freshman Dorm: Swig
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.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
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!
Paul Lindblad ’88, MBA ’92 writes, "At the start of the year we relocated to Shanghai where I have taken over responsiblity for Wacker Chemical's business in China. My wife Monica ’90 and my two daugters are settling back into Asia, though they are missing friends in Germany. They still get to summer and see family at Christmas at our place in Incline Village, but China is a far cry from Germany!"
Amy (Kremer) Gomersall ’88 writes, "Still living in and loving Chico, Calif,. with husband, Edson, and three kids, Peter, (16), Nicholas (14), and Grace (9). Celebrating 22 years of marriage, 20+ years of freelance graphic design with SCU and 25 years with the Class of 1988! Looking forward to our 25-year reunion with Stucco House gal Molly Emrick Scragg ’88, Liz Vierra Malone ’88, Linda May Fitzgerald ’88, and Diane Dunn ’88!"
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Kelley (Kornder) Bell ’88 lives in Ben Lomond, Calif., with her husband, custom furniture designer and creator Timothy Bell. They have 2 funny and amazing girls, Charlotte (11) and Sadie (5). Kelley is the global director of Community & Environmental Initiatives for Driscoll's Berries and sits on the Global Executive Team.
Mario Lleverino ’89, a restaurant exective with 20 years of experience, has opened Ciano's Modern Latin Flavors, a restaurant in downtown Campbell. He is also on the board of the Mexican Heritage Corporation.