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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 Champions of Change were recognized for helping connect young people with jobs and skills, creating opportunities in communities across this country.
John Hogan is the CEO and founder of TeenForce, a San Jose–based nonprofit dedicated to solving the youth employment crisis by meeting the hiring needs of businesses. TeenForce is built on the staffing agency model and provides employers with an opportunity to hire work-ready youth ages 14 –24 while also strengthening local communities. TeenForce delivers work-readiness training, skills development, job placement services, and career mentoring to ensure youth improve life outcomes through their employment experiences. As part of its Youth Jobs+ effort, TeenForce partnered with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce to generate 100 jobs for current and former foster youth in 2013.
Hogan also co-chairs the Opportunity Youth Partnership effort in Santa Clara County as part of a Collective Impact initiative inspired by the White House Council on Community Solutions and the Aspen Institute.
submitted Sep. 26, 2013 4:26P
GRD Law '09
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.
submitted Feb. 14, 2014 12:30P
UGRD Leavey Business '09
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.
submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:10P
Dupic, Michelle (Pesce)
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.
submitted Jan. 2, 2014 10:27P
UGRD Engineering '09
Nicholas Bass ’09 was recently engaged to Helen Kelley, and celebrated 5 years with Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
submitted Sep. 16, 2013 4:57P
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Angela Elaine Poth ’10 and Ryan Aaron Lyles ’10 on November 9th, 2013, in Scottsdale AZ. The wedding party included Sarah Hwang ’10, Vaishali Parekh '11, Kellie Quist '10, Nicole Murai '11, Benito Van Anda '10, Patrick Boocock '10, Michael Ford '09, Jordan Fujimoto '11, and Kevin Talebbeik '11. Other Broncos in attendance included: Ye Rin Cha '10, Natasha Gupta '12, Danny Huang '12, Emily Sullivan '12, Bertina Kwan '11, Jaya Pareek '10, Cheryl Taguma '10, Mairanne Wallis '10, Chris Woodhouse '10. The newlyweds live in Morgan Hill, Calif.
submitted Nov. 1, 2013 1:08P
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Nelson, Emily (Moellentine)
Emily Moellentine ’10 and Alex Nelson ’10 were married on Oct. 26, 2013 in Carmel, Calif.
submitted Feb. 7, 2014 1:54P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Sarah R. Cafasso ’10 completed a two-year Peace Corps service in October. She served as an Environment volunteer in rural Philippines where she promoted marine conservation and sustainability. She now works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco, where she is a Community Involvement Coordinator in the Region 9 Superfund Division.
submitted Nov. 5, 2013 5:21P
Ron Alvarado ’10 and Matt McDonald ’10 have launched Ficks, a "cocktail fortifier" that includes electrolytes, amino acids, and other goodies like milk thistle that are said to help keep the morning after from being a total nightmare. Think of it as a smoothie boost for your vodka tonic.
They came up with the idea while in college (where else?) and reached out to an organic and natural foods lab to create Ficks using natural ingredients and another company that makes the vitamin blend that goes into Vitamin Water. The pair launched an IndieGoGo campaign in October.
submitted Nov. 5, 2013 10:21A
GRD Leavey/MBA '11
Bauer, Jennifer (Cooke)
Jennifer (Cooke) Bauer ’01, MBA ’11 married Jeffrey Bauer MBA ’11 on Saturday, July 27, 2014 in Burlingame, Calif. Cindy (Barrango) Rodondi ’01 served as a bridesmaid. Many SCU undergraduates and MBA graduates were in attendance from the classes of ’01 and ’11 respectively. The happy couple lives in San Jose, Calif.
submitted Jan. 17, 2014 3:11P
UGRD Leavey Business '12
Claudette Linzey ’12 recently began working at Barney & Barney, LLC as the Digital Media Communications Associate, joining Scott Terrill ’13, her former classmate. She is living in the La Jolla area.
submitted Jan. 7, 2014 9:11P
Both Dana Knudsen ’12 and Tanya Schmidt ’12 who played volleyball for the Broncos are now playing professionally in Europe. Dana in Murcia, Spain and Tanya in Germany. Thanks to SCU for giving both girls the opportunities and growth to reach to a higher level. Go Broncos!
submitted Jan. 31, 2014 11:49A
UGRD Leavey Business '12
The Houston Dash have acquired goalkeeper Bianca Henninger ’12 from FC Kansas City in exchange for the team’s third-round selection in the 2014 NWSL college draft, the team announced in January.
Henninger, recently on loan with FC Bayern Munich of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga, played four years at Santa Clara University before being selected by the Philadelphia Independence of the now-defunct WPS in 2011.
Henninger, 23, also played with the New York Fury of the WPSL Elite before being drafted by FC Kansas City in early 2013.
The Los Gatos, Calif. native was also a member of the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup championship team and played in all 5 games for the Gold-Medal winning U.S. team in the 2010 CONCACAF U20 World Cup qualifying tournament.
“We made a great trade in solidifying our goalkeeping needs,” Dash head coach Randy Waldrum said. “Bianca played for me with our U-23's, and she is one of the best young US goalkeepers out there.”
submitted Jan. 16, 2014 10:44A
Holly Hanbury-Brown ’12 is now an associate editor at Discovery Girls Magazine! Thank you to Steven Saum for teaching me so much about publishing a quality magazine with high standards and a mission to better our world. Shoutouts to Chuck Barry, Clay Hamilton, and Russ Morris too! Long live Bucky!
submitted Oct. 5, 2013 12:25P
GRD Leavey/MBA '12
Carey DeAngelis ’05, MBA ’12 and Ben Fredlake were married on November 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The couple resides in Phoenix, Ariz.
submitted Jan. 8, 2014 7:46P
Gabi Solis ’13 attended the American Bach Solists Acadamy in San Francisco this past summer where she was a soloist in Bach's Mass in B Minor and Biber's Missa Salisburgensis. A late-night call this fall from the renowned music director Jeffrey Thomas included an invitation to perform with the professionals performing Handel's Messiah at Grace Cathedral Church in San Francisco and at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis in December 2013.
submitted Dec. 16, 2013 11:52A
GRD Engineering '13
Annapurna Devagiri '13 writes that she is a computer science engineering grad as of September 2013.
submitted Jan. 10, 2014 11:05A
Roselyn Siino ’03 has recently joined Mosaic Financial Partner's wealth management team. Roselyn is a CFP who has been contributing her advice and knowledge to the wealth management industry for the past 10 years and is very excited to be continuing her career with Mosaic.
Roselyn Siino comes to Mosaic with a decade of experience in the wealth management industry, most recently working with Wells Fargo Private Bank and Merrill Lynch Trust Company. She has done a great deal of work helping high net worth clients understand and navigate complex financial planning topics such as cash-flow analysis, insurance and education funding needs, employee stock options and estate planning. Rosie is a CFP professional, has a Master of Science in Financial Planning from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association and Financial Women of San Francisco.
“I am happy to be joining Mosaic Financial Partners because I believe that financial planning should be done in a holistic way. The advisors at Mosaic Financial Partners get to know the client as a person and provide individualized financial planning and customized advice to each client. This deep understanding of a client’s goals and objectives allows Mosaic Financial Partners to devise an investment strategy that is suitable to each client’s particular needs. I am looking forward to working with our clients and am thrilled to be joining a wonderful team of people.”
A native San Franciscan, Rosie enjoys traveling, jogging, dining out at one of San Francisco’s many restaurants, catching a performance of the opera, symphony, or favorite musician in town, cheering on her home teams of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants, and spending time with her family.
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submitted Oct. 13, 2013 11:15P
GRD Law 'wn
Pouya Shahbazian J.D. ’03 was profiled in The Hollywood Reporter. He is a manager-producer at New Leaf Literary & Media, a management/production business that includes the hotly anticipated film Divergent, based on a YA novel Shahbazian discovered and placed at Summit. (He has a producer credit). Among his other high-profile sales: Patrick Lee's Runner to Warner Bros. with Justin Lin directing, and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Boneto DreamWorks.
The London-born book-to-film manager, whose wife is pregnant with their second child, also is doing some writing of his own. He's co-authoring a YA novel titled Scan, which is set for May release, and then will follow up in 2015 with a sequel, Burn.
submitted Nov. 7, 2013 1:37P
Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 announced the appointment of Gary L. Moorhead ’72 to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court. Moorhead, 63, of Laguna Niguel, has been a managing partner at Pohlson and Moorhead LLP since 1980. He was an associate at Schell and Delamer from 1976 to 1980. Moorhead earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University.
submitted Dec. 30, 2013 12:46P
Sarah Bonini J.D. '93 has joined the Campus Ministry staff as senior administrative assistant. Sarah has a long history with SCU, beginning with her work in Orradre Library in 1989. She served as a resident director for several years as well, and most recently worked with the Northern California Innocence Project as project manager since 2010. We are thrilled to have her share her administrative and pastoral gifts with our team.
Sarah will carry on the custom of sharing bereavement notices with the campus community on behalf of our members who have lost loved ones and wish to share that information. So many have found this tradition a means of both offering and receiving support in a time of grief. It is our policy to send out information only if the SCU member wishes it to be shared. Please send any such information directly to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may include information about funeral or memorial services as well.
submitted Jan. 8, 2014 11:28A
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