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1979

'79
Napolitano, Janet

Janet Napolitano ’79 will step down as head of Homeland Security to become the first woman to head the University of California system.

 
submitted Jul. 19, 2013 3:38P
'79
Mandell, Brad

Brad Mandell ’79 is now VP of Global OEM Big Data Sales at WANdisco, a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development

Brad Mandell joins WANdisco from MapR, where he was Worldwide VP of Field Operations. Mr. Mandell has been building and expanding field operations teams in field marketing, business development and services and support for over 25 years. Prior to MapR, he was Worldwide VP of Enterprise Business for Juniper, responsible for developing the strategic enterprise business for entering the switching market, new acquisition due diligence and lead field integration of enterprise solutions. Before Juniper, he held senior management positions with Peribit Networks, 3Com, Consentry and Cisco. Mr. Mandell has his BSc in Finance and Management from the University of Santa Clara.
 
submitted Aug. 30, 2013 10:11A
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Kisling, Priscilla

Priscilla Kisling '79, MBA '85 writes, "Moved to Portland, Ore. area, in Jan. 2014, and started working for Business Valuation Resources, LLC, in Feb. 2014 as CFO. Business Valuation Resources is a niche publisher of business valuation guides, books and on-line resources for the professional business appraiser. This big change allows me to be in the same area as my daughter, Kristina, who graduated from University of Portland in May 2013 and is working in the Portland area."

Contact Priscilla
www.bvresources.com
submitted Mar. 13, 2014 1:18P
'79
Hurtubise, Mark

 Mark Hurtubise M.A. ’79, President and CEO of Inland Northwest Community Foundation, was recognized in the May 2013 issues of Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine as one of "Power 50," who is making things happen in the North Idaho/Eastern Washington region.

submitted Jan. 17, 2014 9:35A
GRD Engineering '79
Hale, Bob

Bob Hale M.S. '71, M.S. '79 writes, "Retired. Living in Carlsbad, Calif. Volunteering at Museum of Making Music. Enjoying life!"

submitted Feb. 7, 2014 1:10P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Ebert, James

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.

Contact James
James R. Ebert KITAGAWA & EBERT, P.C. 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 960 Irvine, CA 92618 Tel (949) 788-9980 Fax (949) 788-0918 jre@japanuslaw.com
submitted Aug. 6, 2013 10:26A
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Duncan, Paul

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??

Contact Paul
May do Complicated/Important Business Consulting
submitted Dec. 31, 2013 2:49P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Dee, Michael

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.

Contact Michael
LinkedIn page
submitted Jan. 29, 2014 12:18P
'79
Cosbie, Doug

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.

After his playing career ended in 1989, Cosbie started an impressive coaching career, beginning with a volunteer position at his alma mater, Santa Clara. He also held positions as an assistant under legendary head coach Bill Walsh at Stanford University, as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of California, Berkeley, and as athletic director and head football coach at Menlo University. Cosbie also held head football coaching positions at Sacramento High School from 2006-09 and for a semi-professional team in Italy in 2010.
 
submitted May. 28, 2013 8:54A
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Cordial, Charles

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.

Contact Charles
www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cordial/0/883/823/
submitted Oct. 31, 2013 10:41A
'79
Clause, Kristen (Zissler)
Kristen (Zissler) Clause ’79 and George Clause ’75, J.D. ’79 began their 35th year of marriage by renewing their weddding vows in a  private ceremony at the Jesuit Novitiate in Los Gatos. Carlo Farina, S.J., presided over the occasion, as he did for their wedding at the Mission Church in 1979. Kristen teaches second grade at St. Christopher in San Jose, and George continues to practice law. They have three children: Julia, Luke ’07 and Jeff J.D. ’14.
 
submitted Sep. 26, 2013 1:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '79
Bowler, Michael

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.

submitted Jul. 10, 2013 1:51P

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