Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in 2009
Aneal Vallurupalli '09 married Daniella (Klopocki) Vallurupalli '09 on June 1, 2013 in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Celebrating with a traditional South Indian wedding--and other fellow Broncos in attendance--the couple is thrilled to be another successful SCU love story. The couple met at SCU during summer orientation just before their Freshman year.
Brett Riese ’09 and Lisa Hill ’09 on August 24th, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. The wedding party included Lisa's sister, Jennifer Hill ’11, along with Colleen Kleier ’09, Tara O'Flaherty ’10, and Jonathan Boales ’10. The couple currently lives in Renton, Wash.
John Michael Reyes ’09, M.Div ’13 is currently the Campus Minister for Liturgy at Seattle University and cantors for Christ our Hope Parish, the newst Catholic Church in Seattle, Wash.
Brian Reeves ’09 and Annie Drinkward ’11 were married on July 13, 2013 in Newberg, Ore. Fellow SCU alumni in attendance included Dan Drinkward ’00, Dan Ruffoni ’09, Andrew Smith ’09, Mikell Warms ’11, Ross Ruecker ’09, Ami Cobb ’11, Chelsea Verhasselt ’11, Steven Connolly ’10, Kim Aagaard ’12, Nick Devich ’11, Anthony Galvan ’09, Chris Haley ’09, Maria Jarrell ’09, Ryan Ono ’09, Geoff Demander ’09, Kate Rawlings ’10, Jimmy Shoven ’08, Meghan Doocy ’10, Ryan Carlton ’08, Brendon Bula ’09, Josh Shumsky ’08, and Andrew Schneider ’09.
Grace Nixon '09 joyously married Bobby Peterson, whom she met while studying abroad, in Rapid City, South Dakota on June 23, 2012. The wedding party included Rochelle Rock '07 and Annie Rovzar '09. Other Broncos in attendance were Christopher Foster '08 and Renee Lucas-Foster '08, Sam Baker '08, Krystal Wu '09, and Karen (Mulcahy) Ingalls '89. The couple lives in New Orleans.
Brahmani (Nandamuri) Nara ’09 has taken over as the executive director of Heritage Foods Ltd., after completing her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has previously worked with the venture capital arm of Temasek Holdings and as VP, Heritage.
Tae-Woong Koo J.D. '09 has been named president of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. Koo is an intellectual property attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, based in Palo Alto. Koo's practice focuses on prosecution, protection, enforcement, and monetization of intellectual property rights.
John Kidde ’09 decided to do something crazy and quit his job to take a month-long internship in South Africa. From there he will circle to globe by going to Hong Kong and then meet Sean Murphy ’09 in Tokyo before heading home.
Freshman Dorm: Sobrato
Haley Kaprielian '09 writes, "I moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in Nov. 2012 for a job as an Event Coordinator at Loyola Law School. I plan small events to multi-day conferences for students, alumni, and others in the legal field. I was previously working for the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara School of Law doing marketing and development. No, I do not plan on going to law school. :)"
John Hogan MBA '09 was recognized as a "Champion of Change” by the White House for being particularly innovative and effective in answering the administration’s Youth Jobs+ challenge. The Youth Jobs+ program was created as a way to engage local elected officials, along with business and community leaders, to work together to connect young people with summer and year-round job opportunities.
The Traverse City-based law firm Dingeman & Dancer, PLC has added new attorney Matthew Hanley J.D. '09.
Hanley is a TC native, and attended Santa Clara University School of Law in California before moving back to Michigan.
He was admitted to the Illinois state bar in 2010, and to the Michigan state bar in 2012. He also has served as an extern for former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver, and as a law clerk for employers including the U.S. Department of Justice and CafePress.
Hanley specializes in healthcare law and civil litigation including personal injury, nursing home abuse and wrongful death cases.
In February 2014, Caroline Gardner ’09 will begin as a senior tax accountant at SRI International, one of the largest contract research institutes in the world. As a nonprofit, SRI is committed to discovery and to the application of science and technology for knowledge, commerce, prosperity, and peace. In her new role, Caroline will be responsible for tax compliance issues across the US and internationally.
Chad E. Dupic ’09 and Michelle L. Pesce ’09 were married October 19, 2013, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, N.M. The couple resides in San Francisco. Chad is a CPA at BDO USA, LLP; Michelle works as a Project Manager for Genentech, Inc. Chad and Michelle celebrated their wedding with Professor Angel Islas and fellow SCU alumni: Kaitlin Thompson ’09, Catherine Waite '08, M.A. ’14, Michael Taylor ’09, Derek Brown ’09, Kristina Arntz ’09, Jon Takara ’09, Michael Casado ’10, Ashley Gardner ’09, Kristina Chiapella Poulter ’09, Stuart Poulter ’08, Kristina Alvarez ’09, Addison Schroeder ’09, Elizabeth Carter ’09, Juan Ramirez ’09, Elizabeth Czapla '08, Jeff Matlock ’08, Lauren Roon ’08, Ben Burford '09, Arthur Gallanter ’12, Danielle Espinal ’12, and Madeline (Cheng) Hile ’09.
Nicholas Bass ’09 was recently engaged to Helen Kelley, and celebrated 5 years with Lockheed Martin Space Systems.