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James Rowe ’54 writes: "Just moved to Pasadera CC Monterey."
Jack D. Kuehler ’54, MSEE ’86 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for his many contributions to the field of engineering and for leading by example, furthering not only the engineering profession, but the School of Engineering at Santa Clara as well. Kuehler worked his way up from the position of associate engineer at IBM’s San Jose Research Laboratory in 1958 to become president of the international giant in 1989. In industry and here at SCU, Kuehler was revered for his leadership, intelligence, warmth, and mentoring. Over the years, he was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, IEEE Fellow, Santa Clara University Trustee, and School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. He was a dogged promoter of innovation and creativity in the technical arena as a means for ensuring national security and technological competitiveness for the United States. As such, he and his wife, Carmen, created a research fund allowing promising SCU engineering undergraduates to join faculty in summer research.
Charles B. French '54 writes: "Retired from family medicine 7 years, Tehama Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil since 2005."
Thomas Whaling '55 is retired and serves on the boards for Irvine Spectrum Rotary, Outreach to Africa, South County Outreach, and West Coast Companeros.
William "Bill" E. Terry ’55 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for his contributions to engineering in Silicon Valley and to excellence in engineering education at SCU. Prior to his retirement in 1993, Terry was executive vice president of the Measurement Systems Sector and a director of the Hewlett-Packard Company, having worked his way through various positions since joining the company in 1957 as a sales engineer. Terry has taken a number of leadership roles within Silicon Valley, serving as chairman of the American Electronics Association, Santa Clara County Manufacturing Group, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. He has also served as an advisory board member for the School of Engineering, and as a member of the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees for Santa Clara. He is a recipient of the School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award. He and his wife, Janice, have been active proponents of excellence in Jesuit teaching, having established a professorship supporting the advancement of the academic quality and educational mission of SCU as a Jesuit and Catholic University, and a scholarship fund for undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in engineering.
Frank Murphy Jr. '55, J.D. '57 and wife Sally are enjoying the Oregon high desert and visits by multiple children and grandchildren.
Roberto Iniguez '55 writes that his 18-year-old grandson has recovered from open heart surgery.
The Castle Companies completed their 43rd year in the construction industry with the semi-retirement of founder and president Paul Baldacci '55.
Barnard J. Vogel Jr. ’51, J.D. ’56 writes: “A group of us from '51 along with spouses or dates get together 2 or 3 times a year for over 10 years. Inlcudes Jim Vaudanga '51, Neil Moran '51, Don Iden '51, Angelo Siracusa '51, Sam Winklebleck '51, Pierre Bouquet '51.”
Dick Scanlan '56 reports that all is well, for an old guy.
John Sanbrook '56, JD '59 has published biography of his father's life "In My Father's Time.” He has been married for 46 years to the former barbara Jean Wallen of St. Louis, Mo. They make their home in Yuba City and have two grown children: Scott, with the Department of Justice in San Francisco and Stacy Lee Barker of Tulsa, OK, and two grandchildren, Brooke and Zacharia. John was admitted to the Bar in 1960. He spent his first three years in the Santa Cruz County Counsels Office. In December 1963, (at the age of 28) he was appointed Yuba County's first County Counsel (at the time the youngest County Counsel in the State of California). In Jan. 1966 he joined the Marysville Law Firm of Rich, Fuidge, Dawson, Marsh, Tweedy and Morris, a firm that specialized in the defense practice. There he spent the better part of 30 years in an active defense practice. He was the lead defense counsel for the County in the complex flood litigation, which arose out of the levee break south of Marysville in 1986. He also served as the City Attorney for several cities in the Yuba/Sutter County area and as District Counsel for numerous special districts in the bi-county area. He served on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Defense Association and was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and past President of the Yuba Sutter Bar Association. At the end of 1995, following a major health issue, he retired from the Marysville Firm that bore his name. He has remained active since his retirement in the community serving on the Yuba City and Sutter County Planning Commissions, the Sutter County Assessment Appeals Board and the Sutter/Yuba County Mosquito and Vector Control Board.
Richard Quinlan '56 retired on June 5 after 44 years as a senior vice president for Smith Barney.
Lawrence F. Terry '57, J.D. 62, retired Judge of the Superior Court, and his wife Anna Marie Terry (College of Notre Dame '58) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8, 2009, with a special Mass followed by dinner with family, classmates, and friends at the Adobe Lodge.
Judge Lawrence Terry '57, J.D. '62 was honored by the Santa Clara County Medical Association at its annual awards banquest held on June 8, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. He was selected to receive the association's annual citizens award in recognition of his significant contribution to the health field. Judge Terry was instrumental in establishing the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County which has gained State and National recognition for its innovative work in introducing treatment and recovery in criminal drug cases.
Lu Jenkins '57 is still chasing the ball around, the little white one now. Life is so sweet!
Lawrence G. Desmond ’57 writes: "The University of New Mexico Press has just informed me that my biography of the pioneering 19th century photographer and writer Alice Dixon Le Plongeon is now available from Amazon on Kindle. The title of the book is Yucatan Through Her Eyes: Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Writer and Expeditionary Photographer. It's gotten rave reviews. Alice left London in 1873 at age 22, and spent the next 11 years in the jungles of Yucatan and Belize photographing, exploring, and writing about the ancient Maya. Hope you like it. And, if you are interested in Coast Guard rescues, lighthouses, and some funny stories, I just published a memoir: Blue Water and Rocky Lights: My Life in the U.S. Coast Guard, 1957–1960. It includes a chapter on Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J., who convinced me to join the Coast Guard when I was a senior, and is loaded with my photos of life on the ships, rescues, huge waves(!), and the St. George Reef lighthouse. The publisher is Blurb and you can preview it at: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3339067."
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Charles Cantoni ’57 has published iEmployment: A Voter's Guide to Economic Recovery. The book (available on Amazon) is, in part, a follow-up to his immersion trip to Nicaragua last September with Dean Godfrey Mungal and School of Engineering professors. Mr. Cantoni is a member of the School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
Kenneth Murphy '58 joined the automotive practice of Arent Fox LLP as counsel. His practice emcompasses an array of sectors within the automotice industry, including business entity formation, structured financing, acquisition and development of dealership facilities, business planning, and regulatory compliance.
Bill Jones '58 is currently on the Board of Amnesty International USA. Bill has been an activist with Amnesty since he retired from the Foreign Service in 1999.
Jim Healey '58 and Tim Goode '58 bat first and second for the Vintage Old Timers senior slow pitch softball team coached by Jack Healey, long time Bronco football and basketball radio play by play man. Tim's brother Chris wrote a new book, California Baseball From the Pioneers to the Glory Years. Several former SCU players are featured in it. And Jim has a story about baseball on the Mother Road in the Feb. 2010 issue of the Route 66 Magazine entitled: "Get Your Hits on Route 66."
Gary Gillmor ’58, former mayor of Santa Clara and real estate businessman, will soon have a building named in his honor at Mission College.
Richard B. Clark '58 is still attending First Friday Mass and luncheons. He continues to follow Bronco basketball and baseball, not to mention the Giants, 49ers and Sharks.