Class Notes | Obituaries
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Kenneth F. Hanson '68 writes that the Class of 1968 grads Phillips, Lenihan, Del Porto, Erb, Austin, Hornberger and Hanson had their annual central coast "campout" at Sea Pines Resort on February 20. The golf was bad but friendships endure!
Huntly Gordon MBA ’70 has been dubbed "The World's Most Interesting Man" by the Santa Cruz Sentinel. That's because 35 years of adventure travel have given him countless stories: the time he ran with the bulls through the narrow, twisting streets of Pamplona, Spain; when he was trapped in Tehran during the 1978 Iranian Revolution; when he walked into a gun battle on a dark street in Cuzco, Peru; the time he encountered primitive Dani tribesmen, their fierce, naked bodies covered only by strategic gourds.
James W. Foley '68, P.E., S.E., G.E., of Saratoga, California, has been awarded the NCEES Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to the engineering and surveying professions. NCEES recognized the 2010 award winners at its Annual Meeting, held August 18–21 in Denver. Since becoming a member of the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in 1998, Foley has served as board president, vice president, and chair of various committees. He has written articles on the regulation of the engineering profession in California, and when the board assumed responsibility for regulating the practices of geology and geophysics, Foley participated in informational meetings to address licensees’ concerns. He is currently the board liaison to its Geotechnical Engineering and Geology technical advisory committees. Foley was a member of the NCEES Committee on Finances from 2007 to 2010 and served as chair for three years. He was a member of the Examination Administration Task Force from 2004 to 2006 and a member of the Fire Protection/Design-Build Task Force in 2003–04. Foley is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, the California Geotechnical Engineering Association, the American Public Works Association, and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation.
Kevin J. Donahue '68 was named the California State Athletic Director of the Year for 2010-2011. He was also honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Central Coast Section Athletic Directors Association, and the In Via Award from Serra High School, the highest honor the school confers on non-alumni. Donahue recently retired from Serra High School in San Mateo after 31 years at the school, where he served as Athletic Director the past 30 years. He lives in Danville with his wife Robin.
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Edward Desmond ’68 writes that he is living in San Lorenzo, Calif., with his wife, Grace, and still working as a microbiologist.
Albert Chen ’68, MBA ’70 writes: “Returned at the end of 2011 to San Francisco after four-plus years working in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Was chief risk officer of CCB Financial Leasing Corporation, a joint venture leasing company between Bank of America and China Construction Bank.”
Victoria Ann Burnett ’68 writes, "I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist at the Christian Counseling Center in San Jose, Calif. for twelve years."
Theodore E. Burke ’68 writes: “Co-owner of Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola and having complelted 12-years of services as the California State Representative on the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association, I was recently elected Director Emeritus, a lifetime position.”
Helen Baumann '68 is living happily in Palo Alto, practicing law in Redwood City, and hoping that her 16 year old granddaughter decides to come to Santa Clara for college.
Peter Wise BSME '69, MBA '73 came out of retirement and accepted a faculty research associate position at the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in 2009. He lives with his wife, Julie, and their three dogs in Louisville, Colo., where they enjoy rides on the Harley, writing their blogs, and conducting research on Julie's book about Christian Sacred Sexuality.
Thomas M. Wendel MBA '69 is on the board of directors of Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.
Joseph A. Thomas-Sawaya '69, MBA '70 is recovering from cancer, mesothelioma, working part time as a psychologist in San Jose. Joseph has four children and eight grandchildren.
Terrence Stinnett J.D. '69 left his law firm at the end of 2006 to become general counsel and corporate secretary for Fremont Bank, a $2 billion community bank in the San Francisco Bay Area owned by his family. He has been on the board of both the bank and the holding company for 19 years. He is also chair of two board committees and serves on two other board committees.
Terrance L. Stinnett J.D. ’69 has been recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a result of his excellence in both the fields of banking and legal services. Terrance currently serves as general counsel and secretary for Fremont Bank and Fremont Bancorporation. He has been a member of the board of directors of both corporations since 1990.
Roger V. Smith MBA '69 has been President of Smith Venture Group since 1994, and he has been an Owner of Smith Venture Group since January 1999. Smith is recognized as a leader in the financial community. He has served on the boards of Silicon Valley Bancshares, Greater Bay Bancorp, and the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, and he currently holds the position of Director at Bell Microproducts Inc., ReSourcePhoenix.com, and Venture Lending & Leasing III Inc.
Thomas L. Simpson '69, J.D. '73 is a lawyer and Certified Family Law Specialist with his own three-attorney firm in Glendale, Calif. He was recently elected President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter. He resides in La Canada with his wife, Lili.
Christopher J. Reynolds '69 writes, "On April 1, 2011, the Maryland State Senate consented to my appointment by Gary D. Maynard, Maryland Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, approved by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, as a member of the Maryland Parole Commission. This will require that I close my private law practice in which I have engaged for the past 40 years but the challenge of the new position will allow me to transform my professional career into one of public service."
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Dennis Raefield ’69 has joined the board of directors of Viscount Systems Inc., a high-technology supplier of security systems and software. Raefield has a long and distinguished career in the access control and security industry. Mr. Raefield was president of Honeywell Access Systems, a $100M+ division of Honeywell International, which manufactures enterprise-level access control systems for Fortune 100 clients. Prior, Raefield was president of Pinkerton Systems Integration (now Securitas), a $70M+ security system integration business installing video, access control, and alarms to Fortune 500 clients. He was also owner/CEO of Omega Corporate Security, a West Coast premier systems integrator based in the San Francisco area. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and is a member of ASIS, SIA, ESA, ISIO, CAA, and CSAA.
Stephen Pineau, Viscount Systems' Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Dennis Raefield is a valuable addition to our Board. His profile and experience running some of the largest access control companies in the industry will bring enormous insight to our Company. We are honored that he has agreed to join our Board of Directors."
Mr. Raefield remarked, "I am excited to be affiliated with Viscount Systems and hope to assist them in the growth of their flagship enterprise access control solution. Steve Pineau has assembled a strong team with a novel concept in centralized access control decision making, which has real world value for those larger enterprises desiring strong control over their sensitive data. I look forward to adding value as a Board member."
Michael Murphy ’69 writes that his current position is solutions developer, Acxiom Corp.
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.
Patrick Mason ’69 writes, "I would be remiss if I did not add some facts on my wife, Christine Bjorklund 72. We have been married (by Father Pat Carroll at Mary Lautze Garland 70's resort in Sedona, Ariz.) for 33 years. Chris was the on-air Consumer Reporter for KGO-AM radio for 15 years and served on the Board of Directors of Consumer Reports Magazine for 24 years. She is currrently a Consumer Quality Consultant for Diamond Certified, a services rating company, and Podcast Editor for AllBusiness.com, a website for small business owners. She also works as a water aerobic exercise instructor at The Olympic Club and UCSF Mission Bay in San Francisco. Our two grown children went to Georgetown (Dan of New York City) and U of Portland and USF (Molly of Novato)."
Marilee Pierotti Lau '69 has been appointed to the ERISA Department of Labor Advisory Council in Washington, D.C., for a three-year term.
Jim C. Jones J.D. '69 retires after more than seven years as county council for Calaveras County. On Tuesday, July 12, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a Resolution thanking Council Jones for his outstanding service to the county.