Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1990s
Steve Calde and Karin (Bullis) Calde '92 announce the adoption of daughter Lula Tarikie from Ethiopia. She joins big brothers Jack, 7, and Finn, 4. The family lives in the Portland area. Steve is principal interaction designer for Cooper, and Karin is working on her dissertation in clinical psychology.
Dr. Jennifer D. Dunn-Buhrfiend ’92 and husband Tim announce the birth of William Timothy Richard, Sept 29, 2010. He joins big sister Kathleen (8), Maureen (6), and Colleen (4). The family resides in Elmhurst, Ill. Jennifer practices obstetrics and gynecology in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Jenni Brandt Rowen '92 welcomed a daughter, Ivy Elizabeth, on 12/13/10. She joins older sister Hailey Lynne (9) and Dylan Michael (8).
Lani L. Biafore ’92 is serving as In-House Staff Attorney for Delta Gamma Executive Offices in Upper Arlington, Ohio. While at Santa Clara, she was a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She, daughter Lia, and husband, Dr. Michael S. O'Mara, moved to the Columbus, Ohio area in 2012.
Charlene Bellinger J.D. '92 has been appointed an Administrative Appeals Judge for the Social Security Administration.
Harald Batista MBA ’92, an entrepreneur with more than two decades of sales and marketing experience, was named to Prophecy Platinum Corporation’s board of directors.
Saleel Awsare M.S. ’92 was named vice president and general manager at Conexant Systems Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications. With more than 25 years experience, he will head its audio, embedded modem, and fax businesses.
Prior, Awsare served as president of Nuvoton’s U.S. operations and general manager of the company’s audio and voice divisions. He has five patents and has written for multiple publications.
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.
Helen Yi '93 and James Choi were married on May 16, 2009 at Mission Santa Clara. Presided by Christopher Cartwright, S.J. and Reverend Sungho Lee. The bride was walked down the aisle by her mother and father, Mary and Peter Yi. The bridal party included Bridesmaids Mai Townsend, Jenny Hong, Karen Parker, Karen Moore and Kara Pendleton; Groomsmen CK Chang, Sung Cho, Rockson Liu, Sam Liu and Dennis Pham; Junior Bridesmaids Rosalia Costa and Victoria Costa; Flower Girls Victoria Baer, Haley Hong, Olivia Judd and Sydney Judd; Junior Groomsmen Steven Choi and Edward Choi; and Ring Bearer Thomas Choi. Over 200 guests witnessed the ceremony and the celebration continued at the Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. The couple honeymooned in Paris and will welcome their first baby in September 2010.
Helen K. Yi '93 and husband James Choi welcomed their first child, Andrew James on August 26, 2010. Baby Andrew weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long and has been smiling nonstop almost since the day he arrived. Helen and James were married on May 16, 2009 at Mission Santa Clara. Andrew's Mommy continues to serve as Vice President and General Counsel at The Matteson Companies, a Redwood City-based real estate investment, management and development company.
Helen K. Yi '93 and James S. Choi welcomed their second son on April 16, 2013. Aaron David Choi was born on April 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City and joins proud big brother Andrew. Helen continues to serve as General Counsel for The Matteson Companies, a peninsula based property management, development and investment company.
David Wiesner ’89, MBA ’93 has joined Edgewood Partners Insurance Center as managing principle and regional director in its Employee Benefits Consulting Division. EPIC is a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant. Wiesner brings 25 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.
As regional director, Wiesner will focus on growing EPIC's employee benefits consulting business in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, recruiting and adding producer/consultants and specialty service teams, and fully integrating EPIC's national Employee Services Platform into local client offerings. Wiesner will be based in San Francisco and will report locally to John Connell , EPIC's President, Employee Benefits of California.
Chris Turner '93 and Elizabeth Horner were married at Kennolyn Hilltop Hacienda in Soquel, CA on October 16, 2010. The bridal party included Kevin Lum Lung '93, Alexei Peters '93 and Darren Filpi '94. Alumni in attendance included R. Michael Johns '93, Michael Larriva '93, John MacGregor '94, Alex Hauser '92 and Michelle (Belforte) Hauser '92. Chris currently produces the PBS television series "Independent Lens" at ITVS in San Francisco. The couple lives in Oakland, CA.
Chris Turner '93 and wife Lisa welcomed their first child, Casey Forrest, on January 25, 2012. He joins the family home in Oakland. Chris produces the independent film series Independent Lens for PBS, and Lisa is a middle school English teacher.
Chris Turner ’93 currently oversees Discovery Communications' original internet networks and lives in San Francisco. He and wife Lisa welcomed a baby girl, Thea Lucia Turner, on June 15, 2014. She joins brother Casey (2).
@crztrnr www.facebook.com/iamchristurner www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-turner/2/683/943/
Alyssa (Schaeffer) Tannert '93 and Thomas Tannert '94, '99 & '04 welcomed a baby boy, Rollan Hans, on Feb. 8, at 8 lbs. 8 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. He joins big sister Larena, age 4. The family lives in San Jose.
Maureen (Cosgrove) Sullivan '93 and husband Drew welcomed a baby girl, Catherine Adele, on May 21, 2009. Catherine joins big brother Daniel, age 3. Maureen is a freelance writer and editor. The family lives in Overland Park, KS.
Patricia L. Sullivan '93 is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Who Wins? Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict, was published by Oxford University Press in July 2012.
Pope Francis has named John Stowe M.Div. ’93, STL ’95, to be the third bishop of Lexington, Kentucky.
Lexington is designated as a mission diocese within the United States: the geographic, demographic and economic characteristics indicate an acute need to evangelize Gospel values and to provide outreach services elevating human dignity and eliminating human suffering. It has 39 priests, and 6 Jesuits work in the diocese. Bishop-elect John’s vision of his ministry dovetails with the mission of his Alma Mater, JSTB: “reverent and critical service of the faith that does justice” and of Pope Francis’ hope that we become a church of the poor.
Sheryl Staub-French '93 received the School of Engineering's 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, which honors alumni whose accomplishments in their professions, communities, and/or service to the School of Engineering have set them apart. Staub-French reflects the qualities and characteristics that best define the ideals of a Jesuit education: a passion for and commitment to excellence.
Since obtaining her bachelor’s degree at Santa Clara, Sheryl Staub-French went on to earn her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. She is currently associate professor of civil engineering at University of British Columbia. An active proponent of the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM)—a digital process for modeling the spatial, functional, and contextual dimensions of a construction project—Sheryl researches and develops tools and techniques to better support multidisciplinary decision processes in the increasingly complex field of construction coordination. During the past 15 years she has contributed more than 50 papers in leading journals and conferences in BIM and topics related to the technological and organizational issues associated with its implementation.
Todd Spartz MBA '93 has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer at Nomis Solutions.
Kevin Smith ’93 is the vice president of software development for Ellucian, a leading provider of software and services for Higher Education institutions. Kevin currently resides near Washington D.C. with his wife Kate, and their 3 boys - Jackson, Sean, and Daniel.