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UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Tannert, Alyssa (Schaeffer)

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.

submitted Jun. 16, 2010 10:57A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
SULLIVAN, Maureen (Cosgrove)

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.

submitted Mar. 13, 2010 11:09A
Sullivan, Patricia

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.

Contact Patricia
submitted Feb. 19, 2013 11:43A
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '93
Stowe, John

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.

John Stowe was born April 15, 1966, in Lorain, Ohio.  He entered the Lady of Consolation Province of the Conventual Franciscans, Mt. St. Francis, IN, and completed collegiate and philosophy studies at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. His thesis at the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley was on the first bishop of Mexico: “Juan de Zumárraga, OFM: Bishop and Evangelizer.” During his studies in Berkeley, Fr. John was on the steering committee of the JSTB chapter of Pax Christi, the International Catholic Peace Movement. He led faculty and students to attend the annual Franciscan Desert Experience at the U.S. underground nuclear test site on Shoshone Native American lands in Nevada.  One year the Minister-General of the Friars Minor, Rev. Hermann Schalück, led the group at the site in the Eucharist.
Read more about Stowe on the JST blog.
submitted Apr. 6, 2015 9:35A
UGRD Engineering '93
Staub-French, Sheryl

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.

She is also the inaugural holder of the Goldcorp Professorship for Women in Engineering and director of the eng•cite program (, which develops and delivers a targeted recruitment strategy for UBC Engineering that aims to increase the number of women enrolled in its programs to 50 percent by 2020. Eng•cite works with teachers, counselors, parents, and high school students to promote engineering education, and provide mentorship and role models for young women who might not otherwise consider or pursue engineering careers.  For her contribution to the field of civil engineering and her commitment to the education of the next generation of practitioners, Sheryl received this award.
submitted Apr. 28, 2015 1:07P
Spartz, Todd

Todd Spartz MBA '93 has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer at Nomis Solutions.

submitted Jul. 7, 2010 11:42A
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Smith, Kevin

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.

Contact Kevin
submitted Sep. 27, 2013 11:43A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Slifer, Anissa

Anissa Slifer '93 is working as a hospitalist in Knoxville, Tenn. She and her husband, Brooks Bernardo, welcomed their first child, Taylor James, on October 25, 2010. All are doing well!!!

Contact Anissa
Anissa's email address is
submitted Jun. 7, 2011 7:34P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Slifer, Anissa

Anissa Slifer '93 and her husband Brooks Bernardo welcomed the birth of their first child, Taylor, almost a year ago on October 25, 2010. They currently live in Knoxville, TN where Anissa is working as a physician.

submitted Oct. 11, 2011 5:09A
Sifferman, Stephen

Stephen Sifferman '93, M.S. '98 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. Sifferman reflects the qualities and characteristics that best define the ideals of a Jesuit education: a passion for and commitment to excellence.

For the past 20 years, Steve Sifferman has had a distinguished career in the wireless communications industry.  Beginning as a senior software engineer at Northrop Grumman, he moved on to ArrayComm, where he worked his way up the ranks to eventually taking on the role of President of the world leader in multi-antenna signal processing software products for wireless communications. During his time with ArrayComm, he helped develop cutting-edge technologies and holds numerous patents in recognition of his work.  Respected not only for his technical ability, Steve is also lauded for his managerial and leadership abilities. In his current capacity as president and CEO of Tarana Wireless, Inc., Steve is guiding the company’s evolution from its successful first phase of technology development into broad commercialization and growth. Beyond serving his company, he impacts his field as a board member of the Telecommunications Industry Association. For his contribution to the development of wireless communication technologies and outstanding leadership within his industry, Steve was selected to receive this honor.

He continues to live in Santa Clara with his wife, Leslie Anne (Rettig) Sifferman '93, and their three children: Greg, Stephanie, and Nick.
submitted Apr. 28, 2015 1:04P
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
Sacco, Katie (Gough)

Katie Gough Sacco '93 and Mark Sacco '92 announce the birth of their third child, Wyatt Christopher Sacco. Wyatt joins big sister Lucy and big brother Owen at home in Alameda, Calif.

submitted Nov. 6, 2008 9:13A
Rooney, Kevin

Kevin F. Rooney ’93 was made partner at the law firm of Browne George Ross LLP. He was appointed co-lead class counsel by the United States District Court in Florida in a landmark class action involving a fraudulent trade school, achieving the largest known student loan forgiveness settlement in U.S. history, in excess of $140 million. Kevin lives in San Mateo with his wife, Diane, and his children, Braeden and Olivia.

submitted Apr. 14, 2015 10:43A
Raczykowski, Kristin

Kristin (Busch) Raczykowski '93 and husband Dan became the proud parents of twins, Tyler Joseph and Lexi Marie, on June 18, 2011. The family lives in Spokane, Wash.

submitted Jul. 1, 2011 10:28A
GRD Leavey/MBA '93
Pitchford, Mark

Mark Pitchford MBA ’93 was named managing director of sales and service at Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company. Pitchford will be based at the San Francisco headquarters.

Pitchford joined Esurance from Allstate, where he was senior vice president of direct sales and service. Prior to Allstate, Pitchford held senior marketing, sales, and customer service positions at Hanaro Telecom and Hanaro Media (in South Korea), Qwest Communications, and AT&T.

submitted Jun. 10, 2012 11:19A
Palomino, Jacinto

Jacinto Palomino ’93 is the Division IV District Court Judge in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is a candidate in the November 2012 election. Read a profile in the Las Cruces Sun-News.


submitted Oct. 9, 2012 5:12P
UGRD Engineering '93
Nuti, Paul

Paul M. Nuti ’93 and business partner Alborz Wozniak opened a new environmental engineering consulting firm called Veritas Environmental Consulting, Inc. in June 2013. The new firm is located in Pleasant Hill, California, and consults nationally to variety of private and public clients. Paul and wife Elizabeth (Goebel) Nuti ’93 live in Pleasant Hill with their two children, Julia and Emma.

submitted Oct. 8, 2013 10:13A
GRD Leavey/MBA '93
Miller, Kevin

Kevin M. Miller MBA '93 was promoted to Vice President of National Sales at INSULECTRO. INSULECTRO is the leading supplier of advanced engineered materials used to fabricate complex multilayer printed circuits boards (PCB) and other electronic interconnect system.

submitted Apr. 5, 2011 9:18A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Mifsud, Christina

Christina Mifsud ’93 is a certified tour guide in Florence, Italy. Travelers seeking a tour from a friendly Bronco can reach her at

submitted Dec. 8, 2014 5:41P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Michelson, Kimberly (Smoker)

Arik Michelson '92, JD '95 and Kimberly (Smoker) Michelson '93 recently visited campus with their future Broncos: Jack (9), Ian (8), Sean (5).

submitted Jul. 29, 2010 12:50P
GRD Law '93
McCracken, Thomas

Thomas P. McCracken JD ’93 was appointed Vice President of Intellectual Property at MAP Pharmaceuticals. McCracken has extensive legal experience within the healthcare industry. Most recently, he was Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel at Durect Corporation, where he was responsible for management, development and creation of all intellectual property assets.  He was previously with PowderJect Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for managing IP assets and services across all research and development functions of the company, including vaccines, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.  Prior to PowderJect, Mr. McCracken was in private patent law practice and specialized in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical engineering and medical devices. His knowledge of the biotechnology field is further supplemented with several years of technical experience in research and development at privately held biopharmaceutical companies, including research activities at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. McCracken holds a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego and a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.  He is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the State Bar of California.

submitted Nov. 29, 2010 1:25P
Magolske, Patricia (Aquino)

Patricia (Aquino) Magolske '93 and husband John Magolske—a daughter, Stella Rose, on Jan. 5, 2013. The family resides in San Francisco.

submitted Mar. 8, 2013 7:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Leonard, Brian

Brian T. Leonard 93, an attorney with Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, is included on the 2012 Southwest Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers magazine. The peer-reviewed listing is reserved for just 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state who are 40 years old or younger and who have practiced law for 10 years or less.

Leonard joined the Phoenix-based accident and personal injury law firm in 2007, following six years of working in the practice area with his father. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.

submitted Sep. 2, 2012 6:38P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Leane, Kim (Sheldahl)

Kim (Sheldahl) Leane '93 and her husband, Brigham, welcomed baby Kayla Garnett Leane on May 28, 2009. Her older sisters, Emily and Chloe, think she's pretty special. The family lives in Grand Junction, Colo.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 10:19A
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