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1957

UGRD Engineering '57
Cantoni, Charles

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.

Contact Charles
www.iEmployment-online.org
submitted Sep. 20, 2012 8:43A

1958

UGRD Arts & Sciences '58
Polk, Buck
Buck Polk ’58 was elected as trustee of the West Valley-Mission Community College District for a four-year term. Polk has worked for 36 years in the Santa Clara Unified School District as a principal, teacher, and coach; 31 of the years were in school administration.
submitted Jan. 12, 2011 11:18A
'58
Murphy, Kenneth

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. 

submitted May. 7, 2010 3:21P
'58
Mowatt, William

Bill Mowatt ’58, M.A. ’69 has recently retired from completing Team N Training marathons. Dr. Mowatt and his wife, Gail, have raised more than $75,000 for Leukemia-Lymphoma research, and now they both chair fundraising events for the Santa Cruz County Symphony. Bill still teaches the Shakespeare plays for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. They enjoy living in Santa Cruz with Mike, their lovable Airedale terrier.

submitted Sep. 19, 2013 5:38P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '58
Jones, William

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.

Contact William
cecbill@mindspring.com
submitted Dec. 6, 2010 5:20P
UGRD Leavey Business '58
Healey, James

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."

submitted Mar. 5, 2010 11:04P
'58
Gillmor, Gary

Gary Gillmor ’58, former mayor of Santa Clara and real estate businessman, will soon have a building named in his honor at Mission College.

 
submitted Jan. 23, 2013 1:00P
'58
Clark, Richard

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.

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 1:17P

1959

UGRD Arts & Sciences '59
Schmidt, Arthur (Artie)

Arthur Schmidt '59 writes: "After over ten years of retirement, I've gone back to work as one of three editors, helping Robert Zemeckis edit his latest film, Flight,  with Denzel Washington. Zemeckis and I did eight films together, including Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and the Back to the Future trilogy."

submitted Feb. 1, 2012 5:31P
'59
Gunther, Norman

Norman Gunther ’59, Ph.D. ’04, continues to be part of SCU's Department of Electrical Engineering’s Electron Devices Laboratory, which has advanced world-class research and scholarship in the areas of electronic devices, materials, and their manufacturing technologies. Gunther collaborates with fellow graduates of the program, advancing the methodologies used to characterize surface nanostructures of thin films used in semiconductors, and advising current graduate students as an applied mathematician.

 

submitted Mar. 2, 2015 12:30P
'59
Eaton, Don

Don Eaton '59, J.D. '64 notes that he brought California Gov. Jerry Brown '59 to SCU for a WPO event regarding Brown's goals for the future of California in October, 2012. Pictured here: Eaton, Brown, and their wives. The event was catered by Donna Eaton Busse '90, also pictured. Brown and Eaton were debate partners at SCU. 

submitted Apr. 23, 2013 9:32A
'59
Damrell Jr, Frank

Frank C. Damrell Jr., ’59 a retired federal judge in Sacramento, joined the Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy law firm.

Damrell, 73, who retired in October after 14 years as a U.S. District judge, heads the Cotchett firm’s new Sacramento office. The Cotchett firm, based in Burlingame, specializes in pursuing high-profile lawsuits against big defendants.

Damrell led a successful law firm in Modesto before he was appointed to the federal judgeship by President Clinton in 1997. Damrell serves on a committee with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye that is planning a summit for later this year in Sacramento focusing on restoring civic education in public schools. He intends to spend time in Washington, pressing Congress to create additional judgeships in Sacramento and elsewhere.

submitted Jan. 22, 2012 10:03A
UGRD Engineering '59
Cepollina, Frank

Frank J. "Cepi" Cepollina ’59 was awarded the Carl Sagan Memorial Award for 2015. The veteran leader of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, Mr. Cepollina was granted this award by the American Astronautical Society and the Planetary Society. The award recognizes "an individual who has demonstrated leadership in research or policies advancing exploration of the Cosmos."

submitted Mar. 17, 2015 11:32A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '59
Barbeau, Clayton

Clayton Barbeau '59 writes that he has retired from his international lecturing but continues his private practice with international clients in San Jose. He is an author, motivational speaker, and therapist. The retirement from touring was to permit him time to finish two new books.

Contact Clayton
www.claytonbarbeau.com
submitted Mar. 1, 2011 3:17P
'59
Barbeau, Clayton

Clayton Barbeau ’59 writes that he is in private practice in San Jose as a psychotherapist, marriage and family counselor. His DVDs on "Coping" and "Surviving" are used worldwide in psychology classes and hospitals and recovery programs. The book he began writing while still at Santa Clara, The Father of the Family, won the Spiritual Life Award in 1961 and has never been out of print. It was translated into Italian for use by the bishops during Vatican II. He was rated as one of the "top speakers" in the world when he chose to cease his travels and devote his attention to his practice and two new books he is writing.

Contact Clayton
Website: www.ikonpress.com barbeau@aol.com ClaytonBarbeau@facebook.com
submitted Apr. 29, 2014 8:10P
'59
Barbeau, Clayton

In 1959, prior to graduation, Clayton Barbeau ’59 was asked by the then Chairman of the Engish Dept, to please give a communion breakfast talk to the Dad's Club of St. Joseph's Church. Clay decided he had never heard of anyone talking to a Dad's Club about fatherhood. Living in the tin buildings of married student's housing and the father of three...he accepted the task. He wrote the talk, but paid little attention to the notes...and received not only a standing ovation, but the men lined up to individually shake hands and thank him. It was then that one of the Dads spotted the notes on the lectern...and asked if he could mimeograph the talk for "our wives and the men who haven't been here." Clay agreed and a week later was presented with fifty copies of his speech. On behalf of the Alumni Journal, Dr.Wade asked if they could print it. Clay gave permission, and meanwhile various priests asked for multiple copies for the persons they were counseling. It was then that Clay wrote to Naomi Burton, Thomas Merton's agent, who had asked him to write a novel. He asked if she could help his family income by getting the speech into a magazine. A few days later, he got her reply: "Too highbrow for the family magazines, too down to earth for the intellectual magazines, stick to fiction." Two days later, she phoned him to say the John Bettin, editor at Henry Regnery was in her office and she had shown him the manuscript, He wanted to know if Clay would turn it into a book. The "Father of the Family" took seven days to write. The publisher got worried because of it talked of sex and marriage in ways more unusual than anything before. After the third putting off the publication date, Clay gave an ultimatum and the book was published. The book received rave reviews ...and was given the "Spiritual Life Award" for best book on the spiritual life in the year. It was then, at the request of Cardinal Tisserant, translated into Italian for the Council Fathers dealing with family issues. The Italian translation came out with quotations from the documents of Vatican II preceding each Chapter... quotations based upon the chapters. All editions since then have had those quotes... And the book has never been out of print, but Sophia Press this year decided to revamp the cover and it has now entered its 54th year of life and to Clay's surprise, the interviewers treat it as though it is a new work.

Contact Clayton
Clayton C, Barbeau, M.A., MFT 1217 Roycott Way San Jose, Ca. 95125 WWW,Ikonpress.com
submitted Jul. 22, 2014 5:26P

1960

'60
Schott, Stephen

Steve Schott ’60 was inducted into the Santa Clara University Athletic Hall of Fame in May. A pitcher for the Broncos’ baseball team during his student days at SCU, Schott is perhaps best known as a former co-owner of the Oakland A’s. In 2004, Schott kicked off funding for a new baseball stadium at Santa Clara with a $4 million gift. The 1,500-seat Stephen Schott Baseball Stadium, designed with player development in mind and one of the premier college baseball stadiums on the West Coast, opened in April 2005 to a sold-out crowd. He and wife Patricia Schott also funded the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building, which began welcoming visitors to the Mission Campus in 2012. Schott is a founding partner of Citation Homes in Santa Clara. 

submitted Apr. 30, 2014 1:22P
'60
Ponzini, Robert

Robert Ponzini ’60 writes: "Retired in 2003 after 34 years with a small research-oriented military contractor. I worked with Kaman Sciences, which was acquired by ITT in 1999. My wife Moureen and I lived in Colorado Springs until just recently, when we relocated in Las Cruces NM to be near our children."

Contact Robert
Retired in 2003 after 34 years with a small research-oriented military contractor. I worked with Kaman Sciences, which was acquired by ITT in 1999. My wife Moureen and I lived in Colorado Springs until just recently, when we relocated in Las Cruces NM to be near our children.
submitted May. 16, 2014 10:36A
'60
Panetta, Leon
Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 will be the speaker at the 162nd Santa Clara undergraduate commencement on June 15. Said Panetta, “Sylvia and I are honored to be recognized by Santa Clara University. Santa Clara has a special place in our hearts. It’s where we first met; it is where I learned many of the core values that have guided me from the earliest days of my career.”
submitted May. 6, 2013 7:38P
'60
Nicholson, Allan

Allan Nicholson '60 and wife June traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla. in April for Allan's 60th high school reunion.

submitted Jun. 9, 2009 4:54P
'60
Matteoni, Norman

Norman E. Matteoni ’60 has written Prairie Man: The Struggle between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin (TwoDot Books, June 2015), which delves into the conflict between the Lakota people and the U.S. government, shedding new light and perspective on this pivotal time in history. Matteoni is a legal scholar and practicing lawyer. He has written extensively in law review articles, appellate briefs, and a two-volume treatise on the Law of Eminent Domain in California. He also is an amateur photographer, and in 2008 he photographed areas of the northern plains, home of the Lakota.

submitted Feb. 15, 2015 3:00P
'60
Maloney, Bob

Bob Maloney '60 reports that his oldest grandson, Brett Davey, will be attending SCU this fall as a 4th generation Bronco. He is preceded by great-grandfather Joseph Madden '24, grandfather Bob, and parents Len '84 and Cynthia '85.

submitted May. 11, 2009 9:23A
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