Class Notes | Obituaries
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Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
Kevin Vogelsang ’83 recently left RBF Consulting after 11 years to become the Director of Federal Business at Alta Vista Solutions, an engineering services firm based in Richmond. He is establishing a new Alta Vista Solutions office in San Diego. Kevin and his wife, Patty, remain active presenting Catholic weekends for Worldwide Marriage Encounter in Southern California.
Teri Graf-Pulvino MBA ’83 and husband Ken, now living in Frutillar, Chile, launched Darwin's Chiloé, a Geotourism adventure following Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. New season starts November 2013. www.darwinschiloe.com
Gelsinger is married and the father of four children. He has written two books, including “The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work” (David C. Cook, 2008).
The event, launched as the Los Altos Prayer Breakfast by a group of Los Altos couples in 1995, features Christian leaders who offer their testimonies on the power of faith and prayer in their lives and as vital elements of a meaningful and vibrant life.
Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo
As I continue my work with the SCU Grand Reunion Class of 1983 30th year reunion committee, I am reminded just how deeply connections run among the SCU 'ohana (family). My wife (Mia ’84) and our eldest daughter (Sam ’10) both graduated from SCU as did my uncle and my quite legendary grandfather, A. Thomas Rowland ’31, whose heart bleeds Bronco year in and year out. I take great pride that the SCU website speaks of, and gives a bit of credit to, "Grandpa Bud." Please allow me to share via "cut & paste": "In 1981, as part of the association's 100th anniversary celebration, Jerry Kerr ’61, Bud Rowland '31, and Louis Bannan, S.J. proposed a special group be created to officially recognize alumni celebrating their Golden Reunion. The recommendation was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara University Alumni Association and, in honor of William Gianera, S.J., ’1907 and University president from 1945-1951, the Gianera Society was formed. The Gianera Society is an honorary designation with membership limited to those undergraduate alumni whose class graduated from Santa Clara 50 or more years ago. The society's sole purpose is to pay tribute to the legacy provided by our "Golden Broncos" and acknowledge their long-standing loyalty to the University, their classmates, and the Alumni Association. Gianera Society members meet every year for a luncheon during the Grand Reunion Weekend in October to induct their newest members (those attending their 50th Reunion) and renew the camaraderie and lifelong friendships that developed and flourished at Santa Clara". Rest in Peace, Grandpa Bud.
Robert G. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 was recently hired as legal counsel to the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and the Guam Department of Land Management. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix. Cruz is a retired child support referee for the Superior Court of Guam. He still serves as part-time referee for the Traffic and Small Claims Bureau, and as an associate justice pro tem for the Guam Supreme Court on occasion. His son, Dr. Jeffrey Cruz, recently completed his residency in internal medicine at U.C. Irvine Medical Center. His younger son, Keith, is a senior at Stanford University studying international relations.
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Robert G.P. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 recently participated in a four-concert tour of Tallinn, Estonia, and St. Petersberg and Moscow, Russia, with the combined Guam Cantate choir and Ramapo Cantanova choir, led by Dr. Lisa Lutter of Ramapo College, New Jersey. Cruz serves on the Cantate board and has been a member of the choir since 2010. The choir performed music in Russian, Estonian, Hebrew, Latin, and English. Cruz also sings with the 7:30 a.m. choir at the Hagatna Cathedral Basilica in Guam.
Margueritte Britton J.D. '83 joined Richmond-based CPA firm PIASCIK as tax manager. She was previously a U.S. tax consultant and manager for MG Partners in Paris and Thomas St. John in London. Britton has a J.D. from University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, Calif., and a master’s degree from the Université de Paris.
Kenneth G. Stevens ’69, MBA ’84 writes, "I am retired from NASA Ames Research Center and married to Catherine Schulbach who is still working at NASA. I also taught for several years in the early bird computer science program in the Dept. of Engineering."
Steven Ryan ’84 has been working in Jakarta, Indonesia, since 1996 as senior management in the field of freight transportation and logistics. Steven earned his master's degree in engineering from RMIT University (Australia) in 1994 and is currently pursuing his MBA. His wife, Evi, is from Indonesia and two boys, Vincent and Lawrence, attend an international school.
Timothy McMahon J.D. ’84 was selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association and one of the top 100 Irish American attorneys in the United States by the Irish Voice for 2013. Tim and his wife Lisa Twomey McMahon ’83 live in Los Gatos with their 3 children.
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Steven Laufer MBA '84 is leaving employment with the state of California, for General Motors in Phoenix.
Jeffrey Rickard J.D '85 joined Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP, in San Jose in May 2012 after many years at Alexander Hawes, LLP. Along with a colleague each time, he was awarded the Santa Clara County Trial Attorney of the Year Award in 2008 and again in 2011. He continues to handle personal injury, product liability, toxic tort and other plaintiffs' cases both in CA and elsewhere. He married Lynne Coates in October 2011 and his son, Ryan Rickard, 22, will be a senior at the University of San Diego in the fall.
Maria Lobo ’85 and her artwork were mentioned in InMenlo. Her mixed-media works on paper, wood, and canvas can be seen at the store HOME, in Menlo Park, and at marialobo.com. Working across cultures and genres, Lobo creates collectable artworks for galleries, residences, and corporate, public, and private spaces.
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."
Brent Jones '85 was inducted to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on May 23.
Jones, who grew up in the Bay Area, was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1987 draft, but he was traded to the 49ers before playing a game for the Steelers and spent his entire 11-year career in red and gold. He made the Pro Bowl four times and won three Super Bowls with San Francisco.
Read the full article in the San Francisco Examiner.
Laura (Boltz) Holck ’85 and her husband, Phil, have been called to serve as co-pastors at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross in Calgary, Canada. Laura received her doctor of ministry degree in preaching in May 2011.
Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, a structural engineering firm founded 10 years ago by Todd M. Goolkasian ’85 and Maureen (Orlando) Goolkasian ’85, has been awarded an Engineering Excellence Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for its design of the new Mountain Road 319 Bridge in Tulare County. Cornerstone was selected because of its successful use of Public Outreach and innovative construction methods. The award will be presented to Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group at the annual ACEC banquet to be held in Sacramento in February 2014.
David Drummond ’85, Google’s chief legal officer, will speak at the SCU law school commencement on May 25.
Merlene (Medeiros) Akau ’85 continues to live in Hawaii with her beautiful 22- and 24-year-old daughters. She is a Personnel Director for the State of Hawaii, Department of Education.
Acting Santa Clara County Counsel Lori Pegg J.D. ’86 has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 to the 79-member Santa Clara County Superior Court bench. Pegg has headed the county counsel's office this past year. She has been a county lawyer since 2001 and previously specialized in employment law for a number of local law firms. The San Jose resident received her law degree from Santa Clara University.
Kenton Chow ’86, MBA ’96 is now the Chief Operating Officer of RetailNext, Inc., the leading big data analytics software company for physical retail stores worldwide. He and his wife of 19 years, Teri, live in Almaden Valley in San Jose with their two daughters, Kendra 17, and Kianna 14.