Class Notes | Obituaries
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Michael Ryan ’11 writes, "I started working for Tesla Motors in 2011 while finishing up my senior design project. Working up from a Product Specialist on the sales floor to a Store Manager in White Plains, it has been great having a mechanical engineering background from SCU. I encourage any and all Broncos globally to step foot into a Model S and feel the rush of electric propulsion. If you are in the New York area, please reach out to me. I would be happy to show you what electric vehicles are all about.
In Engineering 101 back in 2007, we were told to use the knowledge we obtained on campus for the good of mankind. I have now spoken and emailed over 50,000 people globally and seen owners grin at the sight of their new vehicles which have no tail-pipe. I'm excited to say that Tesla is now working on our second full production vehicle, a crossover called the Model X. Tesla vehicles, including the award winning Model S, have driven over 750 millions miles on electricity. The age of combustion for individual transportation will be coming to a close soon. With many more Broncos now at Tesla Motors, our alumni are on the front lines making a huge difference in the world of transportation.
I hope all is well in Sunny California. I opted to jump back to the temperate climate of the Northeast, but my attitude towards work, life and my fellow human being is always as positive and warm as the culture where I got my degree from in Santa Clara, California. Bronco for life!"
Michael Ryan MRyan@teslamotors.com 917-453-2540
Robert J. Rosser '11 spent last summer in Tanzania, Africa, teaching at the Rift Valley Children's Orphanage. He has recently moved to New York City and is working as a sales associate for Green Mountain Energy Company, aiming to convert all of Manhattan's small businesses to clean, renewable wind power.
Matt Renner ’11 and Matt Green ’15 have been appointed as application engineers by Future Facilities North America leading provider of data center design and operational management software. Future Facilities NA has relocated its headquarters to 2055 Gateway Place, San Jose, to meet the needs of its expanding staff and customer base throughout the United States and Canada.
“Over the last year, Future Facilities has experienced explosive growth from customers looking to get accurate visibility into their data centers,” said Sherman Ikemoto, General Manager, Future Facilities NA. “We’re delighted to bring on board Mr. Green and Mr. Renner – accomplished thermal engineers who will help us ensure that our clients’ data centers operate at peak efficiency.”
Last month, Future Facilities announced its participation in Facebook’s Open Compute Project, whose mission is to form an open IT hardware and data center design community. By open-sourcing its 6SigmaViewer, Future Facilities will enable adoption of streamlined communication between suppliers and end-users and encourage innovation from IT hardware and data center manufacturers. In effect, 6SigmaOpenViewer is positioned to become a common language for the Open Compute community that will help to overcome the barriers to communication traditionally found in the data center industry.
Fulgence Ratsimbazafy, S.J., STD ’11 writes: “Greetings from Madagascar. I will be in charge of the School of Social Communication and Journalism (a four-year program after high school that delivers a master’s degree and has about 300 hundred students) until the director returns from tertianship. Then I will return to my field of theology. From January 2012 after the Provincial Congregation, I will be the delegate for formation of the Province. I wish you all the best and blessings.”
Justin Porter MBA ’11 has been elected to the board of director's for COMMON, the world's largest group of IBM and IBM-compatible information technology users. Porter is the director of technology for Westside Produce in Firebaugh, Calif.
Matthew Oehler ’11 writes: “It has been more of a struggle than I hoped. The zero job offers, the low pay, and the struggle of my family seem to be the only new news. But life has been the adventure. Finding ways to make the payments, support my family, and still have fun have made postgraduation interesting. The struggles have really honed my budgeting skills, and my decision skills. I feel more capable than ever that I am a qualified business person, that I could survive in any field. With the economy supposedly turning around, I have hope that not only my life, but my families lives, will be beneficial in the future.”
Christopher Noller '11 writes: "My daughter, Hazel Anne Noller just turned 3 and she loves her new balllet dance classes at the YMCA."
Natasha Cabiria Nanda M.A. '11, a daughter of Margaret E. Nanda and Kapil K. Nanda of Los Gatos, was married June 20 in Santa Clara to Nickhil Avinash Bhave, a son of Dr. Sujata A. Bhave and Avinash S. Bhave of Lexington, Mass. Michael Engh, S.J., performed the ceremony at Mission Santa Clara de Asís. On June 19, Pandit Prabhakar Sathe, a Hindu priest, led a Hindu ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
On Nov. 15, Robbie McGowan ’11 married college sweetheart Caity Happ ’11. They had a wonderful reception at Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill. Several of their college friends attended the blessed ceremony. They currently live in Campbell and are adjusting to married life quite well.
Chris Max '11 was featured in the article “U.S. Students Investing in Their Future,” at ChinaDaily.com. The article discusses how American students are looking to China to boost hiring credentials.
The story reports that the 22-year-old business major flew to China to learn the language with the hope of increasing his prospects for employers. For the past two and a half months, Max has studied Mandarin at the Hutong language school in Beijing.
"China is huge right now," Max says in the article. "Having a business background and being able to speak Mandarin will be a big selling point to employers."
Christian Max '11 is in China studying Mandarin and working with new American students. He has received high marks on his Level 5 (out of 7) examinations. He now speaks five languages.
Let's Go Broncos!!
Stephanie Lam ’05, MBA ’11 received top honors for her oil painting African Child III at Salon at the Triton: A 2D Art Competition and Exhibition. This distinction also won her a solo show at the museum in 2016.
Katie Kurtz '11 is currently serving in Yakima, Wash., at Yakima Neighborhood Health as an outreach worker through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.
Paul Kosloski '11 recently finished a year of service in Anchorage, Alaska, with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. He served at Bean's Café Day Shelter and then Karluk Manor Housing First. Both service placements involved support and companionship for people experiencing chronic alcoholism and chronic homelessness.
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Trinity Klein M.A. '12, a Palo Alto High School English teacher, has been chosen as a new assistant principal for Gunn High School in the the Palo Alto Unified School District. Klein will replace Wesley Cedros, who left his position at Gunn to accept an administrative position in the Tamalpais Union High School District. Klein has taught at Palo Alto High School for 14 years. She began her career as an English teacher and served as the instructional supervisor of Paly's English department for six years. Last year she served in a leadership role as a teacher on special assignment, according to a district announcement. She attended the University of Massachusetts and holds a bachelor's degree in comparative literature. She holds a single-subject teaching credential from San Francisco State University and master's in education and has a pending administrative-services credential from Santa Clara University.
Kevin Klasila '11, a goalkeeper, was signed by the Charleston Battery for the upcoming United Soccer Leagues pro season.
Lisa Jocewicz M.A. ’11 was hired in November as director of Records and Operations, Graduate Programs, School of Engineering at SCU. Lisa has a degree in education administration with an emphasis on higher ed. Her role includes assisting students with registration, transfer credit, orientation, and graduation, creating quarterly class schedules, and processing adjunct faculty contracts, among much more.
Tyler Ichikawa ’11 writes, "I am now a technical recruiter at Apex. Let me know if you or your company have any staffing needs!"
Erin Gay '04, MA '11 married Eric Hulderson on June 4, 2011. The wedding was held at Radonich Ranch in Los Gatos, CA. Rev. Aimee Moiso, Santa Clara Director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministries, presided over the ceremony. Other broncos in attendance included Katie Delor Childers, Torri Granger, Katie Gottlieb, Veronia Murphy, Ellen Peterson, Courtney Peterson Nilsson, Paul Nilsson, Scott Peterson, Jessica Gagnon, Anne Volz, Chris Madruga, Annie Colbeck, Victoria Reyes and Mike Theoharis.
Jennifer Hinds ’11 is a 2014 graduate of Loyola Law School Los Angeles. She graduated in the top 5 percent of her class and was awarded Order of the Coif Award, given to those who are at least in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. She passed the July 2014 California Bar Examination on her first attempt and is now a litigation associate with a Los Angeles law firm.
Justin Hester '11 writes: "'To be great is to be misunderstood.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson."