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1990

'90
Zecevic, Aleksander
Aleksander Zecevic M.S. '90, Ph.D. '93 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
 
As professor of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University for the past 20 years, Dr. Zecevic also serves as associate dean for Graduate Engineering Programs. His research in the control of complex dynamic systems has resulted in a book and more than 40 publications in leading journals. His interest in the intersection between science and religion has opened the door to a constructive dialogue that transcends simplistic arguments of religious fundamentalism and radical secularism, and has resulted in the publication of two books on the subject, as well as the development of a unique course, "Chaos Theory, Metamathematics and the Limits of Knowledge: A Scientific Perspective on Religion." An excellent educator and a deeply thoughtful collaborator, Dr. Zecevic's search for truth, beauty, and knowledge honor Santa Clara's Jesuit tradition. 
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:08P
UGRD Leavey Business '90
Stone, Scott

Scott Stone MBA ’90 is running for Adams County Clerk/Recorder in Illinois. He is a native of Quincy, Ill., married to his wife, Michelle, and they have two young children. 

He is a graduate of Quincy High School, has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Illinois, and his MBA from Santa Clara University.  He comes from a family of business owners (Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates, Illinois Watch Company and Collision Solutions) that led him to manage his own construction company, Stone & Sons Construction, after his engineering career in Silicon Valley and at Glenayre Corporation.
 
Stone got into politics six years ago and has helped numerous conservative candidates while being active with the Republican Party.  In 2010, Stone served as the Adams County coordinator for Bobby Schilling’s successful congressional campaign. 
 
In 2009, Stone joined the Quincy School Board Finance Committee and was elected to the full School Board in 2011. While on the School Board, Stone has chaired the discipline policy sub-committee creating new policies for each of the school buildings, and establishing a new attitude toward personal responsibility that was previously absent.  Stone also served as a member of the contract negotiations team. 
 
"In this capacity, I worked hard to make sure those taxpayers were well served and worked to control spending," Stone said.
 
He is a longtime and active member of the Chamber of Commerce and Great River Referral Group.  He has also been a long time member of Lambert Lodge and Quincy Consistory.  
submitted Jan. 16, 2014 10:40A

1991

'91
Chastain, Brandi

World-famous soccer athlete and champion of girls’ health, Brandi Chastain '91 will give the 163rd undergraduate commencement address on June 14. Chastain’s selection to give the commencement address memorializes the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics at Santa Clara, which the University celebrates this year.

Chastain is best known for scoring the penalty kick goal that won the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup and for her passionate celebration in the moments following. Her success earned her a spot as one of People Magazine’s 25 Most Intriguing People that year, while the photo of her celebration was named one of the 100 greatest sports photos of all time by Sports Illustrated. She took home a silver medal in the 2000 Olympics and a gold medal in 2004 games.
 
More recent, Chastain co-founded the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative in 2005 with a mission to create programs and partnerships through which women athletes bring health, hope, and wholeness to the community. The initiative offers a free weekly after-school program for elementary school girls to develop self-esteem and good health practices with mentoring from women athletes from collegiate and high school teams.
 
“Brandi epitomizes the world-class leadership and fortitude that every Bronco is capable of achieving,” says SCU President Michael Engh, S.J. “She is a dedicated and disciplined athlete who is also committed to strengthening communities by advocating for and empowering young girls.”
 
Chastain was named an All-American twice in soccer during her time as a student. She was also the assistant coach for the Santa Clara Broncos from 1994 to 2000 and is currently in her fourth season as a volunteer assistant coach.
 
She will receive an honorary Doctorate of Public Service.
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:27P
GRD Engineering '91
Bhatia, Subhash

Subhash Bhatia M.S. ’91 joins Acesse Corporation as chief technology officer in the Santa Clara, CA office. Within this role, Bhatia will manage the company’s technological developments and build research and development centers in Silicon Valley, India, and China.

Bhatia comes to Acesse with over 20 years of product and technology strategy and management experience. His extensive resume includes: CTO at ProconGPS, EVP at Mobile Content Network, Division Chief of Staff and Senior Director at Yahoo!, VP Business Systems and eCommerce at Infoseek/Disney, Senior Manager at Oracle, and most recently as a technology consultant for Pleygo, AngiesList, CoreMobile Networks, and AlwaysOnVacation. This background has helped Bhatia make an easy transition into his current position as CTO with Acesse.
 
Educated in India, Canada, and California, Bhatia possesses a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Instrumentation from University of Baroda, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
submitted Dec. 12, 2013 11:49A

1992

GRD Leavey/MBA '92
Amelse, Adrian

Adrian Amelse MBA ’92 is running for County Board, District 20, in Vernon County, Wisconsin. He has 22 years of experience in manufacturing, product marketing, engineering, and business unit general management positions at Apple Computer and Cisco Systems. Amelse and his wife Donna also own Amelse Farms in Viola. 

"I am an objective problem solver seeking to make a positive contribution to Vernon County government," he says. "We purchased our farm outside of Viola 14 years ago and have an active interest in our community. A key tenet of my candidacy is to listen and learn from the community to properly represent our district. I have met with nearly 250 households over the past two months and have many more people to meet. If elected, I will put the residents of our district first and make decisions based on data vs. personal opinion or self interests."
 
Read the full profile in the Vernon Country Broadcaster.
 
submitted Mar. 24, 2014 12:07P

1993

'93
Zecevic, Aleksander
see year 1990
'93
Shih, Timothy
Timothy K. Shih Ph.D. '93 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
 
Since obtaining his Ph.D. at Santa Clara, Dr. Shih has become a full professor of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Central University, which is ranked among the top eight research institutions in Taiwan. Throughout his career, he has made major research contributions in the areas of intelligent distance learning and video technology on video repair and special effects production, garnering numerous international research and best paper awards. A prolific researcher, he has more than 480 publications and is the founder of theInternational Journal of Distance Education Technologies, where he served as coeditor-in-chief. He also served as associate editor and area editor for more than 40 journals, including IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

 

submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:05P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Kennedy, Tracey (Smith)

Tracey (Smith) Kennedy ’93 and her husband Dan and their two children, Jordan and Parker, recently moved to Austin, Texas in June 2013. Tracey now works for Cox Media Group as a Client Solutions Director.

submitted Dec. 29, 2013 7:23P
'93
Bonini, Sarah

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 sbonini@scu.edu. You may include information about funeral or memorial services as well.
submitted Jan. 8, 2014 11:28A

1994

'94
Vogt, Joanne

Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt—a boy, Reaves Augustine, on March 8, 2014. He was 9 lbs. 8 oz. and 22.25 inches long. He lives with his parents and big sister, Regina Virginia, in Chandler, Ariz.

submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:32P
GRD Leavey/MBA '94
Haugh, Shelly (O'Neil)

Shelly (O'Neil) ’94 and husband William Haugh welcomed their baby daughter, Crissan Rowan Haugh, in May 2013. She joins big brother, James, two years old.

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 2:39P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '94
Guadagno, Rosanna

Rosanna Guadagno Loewald ’94 and her husband, Tonio Loewald, welcomed twin girls, Romilly Jane and Jaelle Marie in March 2008. Rosanna and her family are moving to Dallas, Texas, where Rosanna has accepted a tenured position as an associate professor of Emerging Media and Communication and an associate professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, Dallas.

Contact Rosanna
Guadagno.socialpsychology.org
submitted Apr. 5, 2014 10:28A

1995

'95
Urling, Amy

Amy Urling ’95 was appointed "Teacher of the Year" for Northfield Middle and High School. Amy has been teaching high school science for 15 years.

Contact Amy
www.wssu.org
submitted Nov. 3, 2013 4:59A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Hicks, Josh

Josh Hicks ’95, J.D. ’98 is a new shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a firm practicing in the areas of real estate, natural resources, public policy, corporate, and litigation. Hicks is a member of the firm’s government relations department and taxation group. His tax practice focuses on Nevada state and local tax matters, ranging from tax planning to litigated tax controversies. Hicks’ government affairs practice focuses on representation before the Nevada Legislature, local governments and state government agencies. In addition, Hicks practices in all aspects of Nevada campaign finance and election law, including all aspects of ballot initiatives.

submitted Jan. 7, 2014 10:35P

1996

UGRD Leavey Business '96
Zacharias, Brian

Brian Zacharias ’96 is a new principal to the Financial and Forensic Consulting Service Group of Hemming Morse, LLP, a national accounting firm. He joins from Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc., where Zacharias was a senior manager.

Bringing nearly 20 years of experience to the firm, Zacharias advises clients on a wide range of complex matters involving financial and valuation issues for financial reporting, tax, merger and acquisition, financial turnaround and litigation matters. His valuation experience spans business valuation, intellectual property and other intangible assets, as well as valuation of options and other derivatives. Zacharias has served as an expert on civil litigation issues including economic damages, breach of contract, fraud, and business and intellectual property disputes.
 
Zacharias is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and founding member and executive committee chair of the Fair Value Exchange.
submitted Nov. 17, 2013 10:53A
GRD Leavey/MBA '96
Chow, Kenton

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.

Contact Kenton
www.retailnext.net
submitted Oct. 20, 2013 3:35P

1997

'97
Waterbury, Chantel

Chantel Waterbury '97, founder and CEO of Chloe + Isabel, was interviewed by the Huffington Post. Waterbury  launched Chloe + Isabel after a 15-year tenure in the corporate jewelry industry. She developed, designed and sourced jewelry for brands such as Kenneth Cole, Gap Inc., Macy's, Nordstrom, Target, Kohl's and specialty retailers, and served as Director of Luxury Jewelry for DFS, division of LVMH. Chantel's interest in the direct selling space stemmed from her years at Santa Clara University, where she paid her way through college selling Cutco Cutlery, and was recognized as the top producer in the Western U.S. She regularly guest lectures at Santa Clara University, San Francisco State University, and several specialty fashion and design schools, on topics ranging from product development to retail math and merchandising.

"I have been blessed with amazing mentors throughout my life that have taken me under their wings and shown me that you can get ahead with kindness, integrity, and hard work," she said. Read the full article, "Women in Business: Q&A." 
 
submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:58P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Gibbons, Kim (Bouchard)

Kim Gibbons MBA ’97 joined technology start-up NetNumber as its Chief Marketing Officer in November 2013. Kim lives with her family in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Contact Kim
www.linkedin.com/pub/kim-gibbons/4/b09/257 https://twitter.com/kim_gibbons
submitted Jan. 16, 2014 1:22P
UGRD Leavey Business '97
Daftary, Vijay

Vijay (Jay) Daftary ’97 and his wife Tara welcomed a baby boy, Neal, on Feb. 8, 2013. The family lives in Reno, Nev.

submitted Feb. 26, 2014 1:19P
'97
Blanar, David

David Blanar '97 writes, "Hallo from England! I recently wrapped up an MA in Systematic Theology & Philosophy from the University of Nottingham—yep, you read that right. Really enjoyable work, it brought back lots of memories and made me all the more grateful for Fr. Tollini's lectures. Much love from overseas!"

submitted Feb. 18, 2014 2:15P

1998

GRD Law '98
Hicks, Josh
see year 1995

1999

UGRD Engineering '99
Warner, Amy
Amy Warner '99, M.S. '00 was recently elected as vice president of Precision Analog. As such, Warner is responsible for setting and driving strategy for the Precision Analog team with the goal of sustainable growth and profitability with differentiated analog signal chain products designed for the industrial, energy and communications markets.
 
In previous roles at TI, Warner managed Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter products and served as an analog field applications engineer.  Prior to joining TI in 2004, she spent four years as a hardware engineer at Agilent Technologies.
submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:39P
UGRD Engineering '99
Tarantino, Jeffrey

Jeffrey ’99 and Sarah Tarantino welcomed Edward "Teddy" Tarantino to their family on January 23, 2014. Teddy joined big sister, Katherine. Jeff also celebrated his 10th Anniversary with Erler & Kalinowski, Inc.

submitted Apr. 1, 2014 2:11P
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