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1976

UGRD Leavey Business '76
Zorn, Daniel

Daniel T. Zorn ’76 is director of finance and technology services at Cal State University San Marcos.     

submitted May. 20, 2011 10:19A
GRD Law '76
Yates-Carter, Lynne (Yates)

Lynne Yates-Carter ’72, J.D. ’76 is celebrating her 30th year as a certified specialist. She is a litigator and also serves as an expert witness on family law issues.

Contact Lynne
Facebook, LinkedIn
submitted Mar. 8, 2013 11:46A
'76
Williams, Patricia

Patricia Williams '76 moved from Ohio to Oregon. She is enjoying 36 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. She is serving as secretary to Amici d' Italia, an Italian cultural organization.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 2:58P
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
Tarzwell, Jeff

Jeff Tarzwell '76 if CFO for Redwood City Electric. His wife Bridget '75, MBA '76 is busy building her printing business in Sacramento.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 1:47P
'76
Strunck, Robert

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

Robert Strunck '76 writes: "I am retiring from the Cook County Office of the Public Defender on July 31 to enter Private Practice, specializing in, what else, Criminal Defense. It has been quite a ride from representing an individual who currently sits atop the standings for the most murder convictions in the history of the State of Illinois to the Abolition of the Death Penalty, with 2 victories in Triple Murder cases thrown in for good measure. I spent the last 22 years of a 30 year stretch in the Murder Task Force....I have seen and heard it all. George Giacomini would have made a great Judge."

submitted Jul. 10, 2011 7:48A
'76
Stork, Patrice (Mueller)

Patrice (Mueller) Stork '76 welcomes her first grandbaby, Caitlin.  Her daughter is also an '09 SCU graduate.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:37P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Sherman-Braatz, Mimi (Sherman)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Mimi Sherman-Braatz '76 writes: "Since 1984, I've been running my own advertising and marketing company, Mimi Braatz & Associates. My husband, Skip, is a commercial RE broker and we have two 'kids'. Biggest news -- our daughter Lauren and her husband just had a baby boy named Max on 2/19/11. Our son Mark is head of Operations and Sales & Marketing for a Bay Area tech start-up, Etology, Inc. We live in the Willow Glen neighborhood of SJ."

Contact Mimi
mimi@mimibraatzandassociates.com
submitted Mar. 18, 2011 2:31P
'76
Schumann, Steven

Steven Schumann '76 writes: "Back to managing the work at SLOCO Data & Printing after visiting Cabo San Lucas for 11 days. Adjusting to two adult children now back living at home with us parents. Maybe I should ship them off to Santa Clara!"

Contact Steven
805.441.3039
submitted May. 20, 2011 4:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Rothbrust, Florian

Florian Rothbrust ’76 writes: "We are expecting our second grandchild in December 2012."

Contact Florian
Facebook and Linkedin
submitted Jul. 6, 2012 6:41A
'76
Rosenthal, Patricia James (James)

Patricia Rosenthal ’76 writes, "Our son, Samuel James Rosenthal, was married May 31, 2014, to his high school sweetheart of 11 years. Sam is finishing his PhD at Stanford, and his wife, Allison, is finishing her PhD at Cal. Sorry, SCU! As for Marty and me, we are living our plan to travel until there is no 'go' left, and then we'll look into cruises. Our latest trip was six weeks in Turkey, and the next will be a month in Paris to celebrate our 30th."

submitted Jul. 1, 2014 5:04P
GRD Law '76
Pichon, Risë

Risë Pichon ’73, J.D. ’76 was honored with the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award in October 2011 in honor of her work for equality and human rights during her career. 

 
In April, Pichon was named among this year's 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Read the full interview at 
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-edition/2012/04/06/women-of-influence-rise-jones-pichon.html.
 
Pichon has been a California Superior Court judge of the County of Santa Clara since 1998. She is currently the assistant supervising judge of the Superior Court’s Criminal Division, the chairperson of the Superior Court Jury Standards Committee, and is a member of a number of other court committees. She previously served as a judge of the Municipal Court from 1984 to 1998 when the trial courts unified, and as a court commissioner from 1983 to 1984. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara Law in 1976 and a B.S. in mathematics from SCU in 1973. She served as supervising judge of the Palo Alto Court Facility from 2006 to 2009; supervising judge of the Sunnyvale Court Facility from 1999 to 2001; presiding judge of the Municipal Court from 1999 to 2001; and is currently serving her second term by election on the Santa Clara County Superior Court Executive Committee. She was appointed by the California Supreme Court to the California Commission on Judicial Performance and served from 1999 to 2007, including service as chairperson from 2002 to 2004. She was appointed to the Judicial Council of California by the chief justice of the California Supreme Court and served from 1994 to 1997. She is a member of The California Judges Association, the American Bar Association, the American Leadership Forum and the American Inns of Court, William A. Ingram Inn, and she currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Thomas More Society as its president, and is a member of the advisory board for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU.

 

submitted Mar. 2, 2012 2:57P
'76
Ontiveros, Margaret (Porter)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Margaret "Gret" Ontiveros '76 has been teaching for the last 35 years. She is currently beginning her fifth year as principal of Juan Pacifico Ontiveros School. She and her husband Paul have six adult children. "Regrettably, none are Broncos," she writes. Margaret enjoys running, working in her rose garden, and spending time with friends and family.

submitted Sep. 9, 2011 5:29A
'76
O'Hara, Dennis

Dennis O'Hara '76 has been honored for the second year as a "Power Broker" by Risk & Insurance magazine. This honor comes as Risk & Insurance performs research to identify the top men and women in the property/casualty brokerage segment of the insurance industry. His classification and industry focus within the awards is nonprofits. "More important," he writes, "I've been SCU's insurance broker for the last eight years -- and hopefully many more to come. I lead at team at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. that coordinates insurance analysis, purchasing and risk management consulting at SCU (and USF, Loyola Marymount and the California Jesuit Province). On the SCU campus we are directed by and support Bob Warren, Harry Fong and Sam Florio."

Contact Dennis
http://www.riskandinsurance.com/brokersummary.jsp?brokerYear=2009
submitted May. 6, 2009 11:10A
UGRD Leavey Business '76
O'Hara, Mike

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Mike O'Hara '76 writes: "Mary '77 and I are healthy and living in San Diego. Children are Sean, Dan, Katie, Jim and Patrick. We root for the Aztecs and USD these days."

submitted Jun. 25, 2011 3:33P
'76
Morici , Martin

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Martin Morici '76 writes: "I have been in the commercial real Estate business for 34 years. I have two children: Adianna, who is 27, and Mary, who is 25. They are both graduates of Jesuit education--Mary from Loyola Chicago and Adrianna from Loyola Chicago. I am living my passion of travel and spend a month a year traveling the European continent and learning Italian."

submitted May. 13, 2011 9:08A
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
Miller, Jeffrey
Jeffrey A. Miller ’73, MBA ’76 has been elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees. Miller has more than 35 years of high-tech experience in semiconductors, hardware, and software companies. Prior to establishing the business-consulting firm JAMM Ventures, Miller was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, mentoring CEOs of portfolio companies. He was previously chairman and CEO of Documentum, an enterprise document-management software company that became one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country under Miller's leadership. He spent the early years of his career at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, also holding senior marketing and general management executive positions at Adaptec and Cadence Design Systems. He serves or has served on the boards of Lithium, MarkLogic, McAfee, Accept Corp., Data Domain, Datameer, ServiceNow, Unicru and American Prairie Reserve. He was previously co-managing director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society.
 
submitted Jun. 18, 2012 9:04P
'76
McDermott, Kathleen

Kate McDermott '76 is the creator and founder of Art of the Pie. Since 2006 she has taught the time-honored craft of pie making to thousands. One of the most highly sought-after culinary instructors in the United States, Kate is widely acknowledged as one of the best makers of pie ever. Named "Food Rock Star" by Seattle Magazine, Kate has given her Art of the Pie workshop to food luminaries and has received high praise from Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet, Dorie Greenspan, Elise Bauer (Simply Recipes) and many others. Her blackberry pie was featured in Saveur Magazine's Top 100 Issue and appeared on the cover. She has been written about in numerous books, magazines & blogs by award-winning authors. A practitioner of kindness, she aspires to pass on the craft of pie-making to as many as she can. She has two children and lives at her home, Pie Cottage, in Port Angeles, WA.

Contact Kathleen
http://artofthepie.com http://artofthepie.com/wordpress http://twitter.com/katemcdermott https://pinterest.com/artofthepie/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-the-Pie/162210717203760
submitted May. 27, 2013 11:29A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Lydon, Pat (na)

Dr. Patrick J. Lydon '76 is Director of Clinical Markering and Training for NeoVista Inc. An early phase Medical Device and Clinical Research company in Newark, Calif. Pat is on an extended two-year assignment in Europe -- living in London. "Come visit," he writes.

Contact Pat
plydon@neovistainc.com
submitted Mar. 16, 2011 2:32A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Lydon, Pat

Dr. Pat Lydon '76 is an optometrist and the Director of Global Clinical Training and Marketing for NeoVista, Inc — an Ophthalmic Medical Device and Clinical Research firm based in the Bay Area. He is based in London, England. Enjoying golf, poker, scuba, and guitar — plus catching up with old friends. Feel free: plydon@neovistainc.com

Contact Pat
Call me on 510-402-7076. Or plydon@neovistainc.com
submitted Jul. 18, 2011 1:19A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Lodge, Joseph
Joseph Lodge ’76, J.D. ’80 was appointed to Arizona’s Coconino County Superior Court. “Mr. Lodge is known as one of the finest prosecutors in the State of Arizona,” said Governor Brewer. “His legal experience and outstanding personal and professional reputation make him well qualified to be a superior court judge.” Joe Lodge has worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1989, where he currently serves as the Branch Chief in the Flagstaff office. Prior to serving as a U.S. Attorney, he worked as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army from 1981 to 1989. He received his licensed to practice law in Arizona in 1992. As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Lodge prosecuted procurement fraud, white collar offenses and violent crimes occurring on northern Arizona Indian reservations. From 1995 to 1999 he served as the U.S. Attorney’s Office tribal liaison. As a JAG officer he helped soldiers and their families with domestic relations issues, contracts, wills and other civil matters. He also advised commanders on the applicable provisions of the Geneva Convention, rules of engagement and the law of appropriate targets. Mr. Lodge is reflective of Governor Brewer’s continuing effort to identify and appoint judges who share her philosophy that judges should strictly interpret and apply the laws as written by the Arizona Legislature. “It is an honor to appoint Joe Lodge to the Coconino County Superior Court,” said Governor Brewer. “He is an outstanding attorney who will serve the citizens of Coconino County well as their newest judge.”
submitted Feb. 16, 2011 12:13P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Leonard, Margaret

Margaret A. Leonard '76, J.D. '79 retired from her private law practice in 2008 and recently rejoined the workforce as an adventure guide. Her new company, Slow Adventure (www.slowadventure.us), takes hikers/walkers on a four day, 40 mile journey along the Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz to Monterey, on North America's only coastal serf guided inn to inn walking vacation. Margaret continues to live in Santa Cruz with her spouse, Clare, who celebrate 25 years together next month (June 2010).

Contact Margaret
www.slowadventure.us Facebook page: Slow Adventure
submitted May. 17, 2010 2:55P
'76
Kelley, Patric

Patric Kelly J.D. '76 and wife Connie, of Morgan Hill, welcomed their second granddaughter, Kelsi Nessa Engles, on Nov. 21, 2008.

 

submitted May. 19, 2009 3:19P
GRD Engineering '76
Hsieh, Chi-Chia

Chi-Chia Hsieh Ph.D. '76 is Chairman of Taiwan Science Park Associations.

submitted May. 16, 2013 7:24A
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