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UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Flynn, Joseph

Joseph Anthony Flynn '92 was named one of Silicon Valley’s 50 most influential Irish-American people in the tech world in 2012 by the Irish Technology Leadership Group.

Flynn is the CEO and co-founder of the fast-growing Lavante, Inc., a profit recovery and supplier information management company.

In 2009, Flynn received recognition as one of the 40 leading executives under the age of 40 by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

Flynn serves on the board of directors of Work2Future, the Silicon Valley Workers Investment Board. He is both a member at large as well as the chairman of the finance committee.

submitted Mar. 18, 2012 7:00A
Fedeli, Lisa (Kellers)

Nick Fedeli and Lisa (Kellers) Fedeli '92 welcomed son Nicholas IV on Oct. 7, 2008. They live in Reno, Nev., where Nick works as an accountant and Lisa teaches Irish dance.

submitted Mar. 16, 2009 3:30P
UGRD Leavey Business '92
Fedeli, Lisa (Kellers)

Nick Fedeli ’92 and Lisa (Kellers) Fedeli ’92 welcome Cormac Frank Fedeli, born April 11, 2013. Big brother, Aengus, could not be more elated! The family lives in Reno, Nev. where Nick is the Controller for Campus Dining/Chartwells at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Lisa stays-at-home with the two boys and two basset hounds.

submitted Aug. 19, 2013 2:31P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Emerson, Mark

Mark D. Emerson '92 earned his MBA from the Foster School of Business at the  University of Washington in June 2011. He was recently promoted to Financial Controller of COMPA Industries, Inc.

submitted Jun. 30, 2011 2:01P
GRD Engineering '92
Ellis, Alan

Alan Ellis ’92 writes, "My son Kevin Anthony Ellis will attend SCU this autumn as an undergraduate with the Class of 2018 majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering."

Contact Alan
submitted May. 20, 2014 4:23P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '92
Dixon-Sorogane, Constance (Dixon)

Constance M. Dixon-Sorogane M.A. '92 is co-editor/co-author an educational binder, Hands Helping Hands, for social skills, making it more applicable to use for special education students, for the Alameda County Office of Education.

submitted Apr. 14, 2010 8:28P
Dion, Daniel

Photographer Dan Dion ’92 just published his second book, Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog (Roaring Brooke Press, 2014). A children's book told from the point of view of a service dog, it features a day in the life of co-author and disabled veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan in New York City.

Contact Danielán
submitted Jul. 18, 2014 5:53P
Crowley, Paul

SCU religious studies and pastoral ministries professor Paul Crowley, S.J., STL '92 has been appointed editor of the journal Theological Studies by its board of directors.

Fr. Crowley will continue teaching at Santa Clara while he serves in this capacity.
“Fr. Crowley’s appointment as editor of this prestigious journal of theology is a great tribute to his abilities as a theologian, writer and teacher,” said Santa Clara University President Michael Engh, S.J. “At a time when theology is being shaped more and more by the lived experiences of all people, Fr. Crowley will bring to this appointment a deep awareness and professional rigor.”
Founded and sponsored by the U.S. Society of Jesus, Theological Studies is a Catholic scholarly journal that serves the Church and its mission by promoting a deeper understanding of the Christian faith through the publication of research in theological disciples. It is located at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Through refereed articles and reviews of noteworthy books, the journal aims to recover and to help make accessible the riches of the theological tradition, and to present significant developments in current theology. It is published quarterly in English for an international readership.
Fr. Crowley is a native of Sacramento, and received a  B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union, and an S.T.L. (Licentiate of Sacred Theology) from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. His research focuses on the intersection of systematic theology with modern thought.
submitted Nov. 24, 2014 8:28P
UGRD Leavey Business '92
Courtoy, Michel

Michel Courtoy MBA ‘92, an experienced EDA executive and angel investor, has joined the Zocalo Tech, Inc, an Austin, Texas electronic design automation company’s Board of Directors. Courtoy began his career in design engineering and software engineering at Intel. He managed product marketing for layout verification software at Cadence Design Systems and held executive positions at Quickturn Design Systems, Osprey Design Systems (which he also co-founded), Aptix Corporation and Frequency Technology. As vice president of marketing for Silicon Perspective, Courtoy created the market for silicon virtual prototyping and was a key player in the company's acquisition by Cadence in 2001. He served as a vice president at Cadence Design Systems before becoming the CEO at Certess. He led Certess through sales growth to a successful acquisition by SpringSoft in 2009. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Edxact, DeFacTo and X5 Systems. He holds a BSEE from Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; an MSEE from University of California, San Diego; and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


submitted Nov. 29, 2010 12:40P
GRD Leavey/MBA '92
Courtoy, Michel


Michel Courtoy MBA ’92, EDA entreprenuer and verificiation expert, has joined Breker Verification Systems’ board of directors. 
Courtoy began his career at Intel in design engineering and software engineering. He managed product marketing for layout verification software at Cadence Design Systems. As vice president of marketing for Silicon Perspective, Courtoy created the market for silicon virtual prototyping and was a key player in its acquisition by Cadence in 2001. He served as a vice president at Cadence before becoming the CEO at Certess, leading Certess through sales growth to a successful exit by acquisition. Courtoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego; and an MBA from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.
Since its founding in 2003, Breker’s mission has been to improve upon existing verification technologies, especially as more and more chips become SoCs with embedded processors. Effective verification of such designs requires high-quality, self-verifying test cases running on the processors. These test cases must exercise a wide range of functional scenarios to ensure that the SoC can support the necessary concurrency, system-level and software functionality while meeting performance requirements. TrekSoC™ can generate these test cases automatically.
submitted Feb. 8, 2012 4:20P
UGRD Leavey Business '92
Cloud, Bennett

Bennett Cloud '92 sold his company in 2013 after 16 years and has been enjoying his career and passion as a financial advisor with Mass Mutual in Dallas, Texas.

submitted Apr. 15, 2015 1:02P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Chiu, Simon

Simon Chiu '92 was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Catholic Education Association, representing Catholic high schools in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam at the national level. He will be responsible for: continued leadership in the ministry of Catholic secondary education, communicating NCEA goals with other Catholic educators and leading regional meetings of Catholic educators and principals in the West.

Contact Simon
submitted Apr. 20, 2012 4:44P
Chiu, Simon

Simon Chiu ’92 was named president of Saint Francis High School, in Mountain View.

Contact Simon
Twitter @simonchiu
submitted Feb. 14, 2015 5:21P
Campbell, Jenny (Elmore)

Jenny Lynn (Elmore) Campbell '92 and Gabriel '00 welcomed their new baby boy, Gianni Marcel, on Jan. 6, 2012. All three recently moved back to San Diego.

submitted Sep. 28, 2012 11:29A
Calde, Karin (Bullis)

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.

submitted Apr. 25, 2009 4:28P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Buhrfiend, Jennifer (Dunn)

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.

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:39A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Brandt Rowen, Jenni (Butler)

Jenni Brandt Rowen '92 welcomed a daughter, Ivy Elizabeth, on 12/13/10. She joins older sister Hailey Lynne (9) and Dylan Michael (8).

submitted Feb. 24, 2012 7:59A
Biafore, Lani (Biafore)

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.

submitted Jul. 8, 2013 8:10A
GRD Law '92
Bellinger, Charlene

Charlene Bellinger J.D. '92 has been appointed an Administrative Appeals Judge for the Social Security Administration.

submitted Sep. 28, 2010 12:52P
GRD Leavey/MBA '92
Batista, Harald

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.

submitted Jul. 15, 2012 9:35A
GRD Engineering '92
Awsare, Saleel

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.

submitted Jun. 10, 2012 11:21A
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


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
GRD Leavey/MBA '93
Yih, Roy


Roy Yih MBA ’93 was recently featured in the San Francisco Business Times' Entrepreneur Profile series. He is CEO of  Biocare Medical, a cancer diagnostics business based in Concord. He says that he started his business in 1997 because "I saw a lot of improvement that needed to happen in health care, in diagnosing and understanding cancer."


submitted Apr. 20, 2012 2:51P
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