Class Notes | Obituaries
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Kristin (Simms) Byrnes '01, M.Div. '05 and her husband Billy have accepted volunteer positions for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement. They leave the beginning of September for Waslala, Nicaragua. They will serve as English teachers at Instituto Agropecuario de Waslala, which is a teaching farm and certified secondary school that offers educational opportunities focused on diversified and sustainable farming practices specifically designed for the Waslala region of Nicaragua. Billy and Kristin will also participate in some of the various ministries the local parish provides.
Kristin (Simms) Byrnes ’01, M.Div. ’05 is happy to be back in the Bay Area and teaching at Archbishop Mitty High School, after serving for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement in San Nicolás, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Billy, welcomed their first child, William James Byrnes on October 17, 2013. He has since blessed their lives with so much joy and love that they overlook the sleepless nights. They hope to return to Nicaragua soon for a visit, to introduce their son to the many friends they left behind.
Nick Buccola '01 accepted a tenure track appointment in the Department of Political Science at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus
Roy Brooks '01 was recently accepted for Fall 2011 entrance into the Ph.D. studies program in Theatre History and Criticism at the University of Georgia. He plans to study and write about the intersections of philosophy and performance--especially as they relate to identity, spirituality, and the human person.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 200
Dominic Boitano '01 and Courtney Daniels '03 were wed in Carmel, Calif., on May 14, 2011. Dominic is working in Irvine for a real estate pension fund advisor and development company. He has advised clients on real estate transactions valued in excess of $5 billion. Courtney received her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from USC and is working with special needs children in the Hermosa Beach School District.
Adam Blaylock ’01 was promoted to partner from senior manager. Blaylock is a member of Ernst & Young LLP?s Assurance practice in San Jose, where he serves technology clients, including large multinationals, as well as clients in the solar industry. He previously served as a Professional Practice Group resident in the West Region, where he assisted client service teams with complex technical accounting matters and facilitated executive training sessions. Blaylock graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor?s degree in Accounting and a minor in Mathematics from Santa Clara University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in California and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Jennifer (Cooke) Bauer ’01, MBA ’11 married Jeffrey Bauer MBA ’11 on Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Burlingame, Calif. Cindy (Barrango) Rodondi ’01 served as a bridesmaid. Many SCU undergraduates and MBA graduates were in attendance from the classes of ’01 and ’11 respectively. The happy couple lives in San Jose, Calif.
Eric Ballatore '01 and Rosario Lopez Ballatore '01 welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Giovanni on April 25th, 2010. The family lives in Valley Ford, California.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Mark Babula '01 writes: "I married Shawna (O'Day) in 2005 and we have a daughter and a son. I earned my doctorate in psychology 2007 and now work as a psychologist in Ohio."
Carrie (Fuller) Asprinio ’01 and husband Jim Asprinio welcomed their second son, Kyler Max, on March 5, 2013. He joins brother Braylen, 2. Proud Grandpa and SCU alumnus Jerry Fuller ’74 couldn’t be happier. The family lives in Seattle, Wash.
Jaime (Novotny) Allen '01 is the director of education at Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas. She and husband, Ron, have no children but are filling their lives (naturally) with a multitude of pets. Minky, Bouncer, Miss Emily, and Munchkin complete their family. They live in San Jose.
Katie (Barlag) Ackerman '01 and husband Brian welcomed their second daughter, Adeline Paige, on December 3, 2009. Addie joins her big sister, Gracie, 4. The family lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Matthew Zilli ’02 was newly appointed Vice President of Marketing at LineStream Technologies. Recent leadership positions he has held include head of sales and marketing at VideoGenie; and product and business development manager at Rovi Corp (formerly Macrovision).
Jeannine Torres '02 has completed her MBA at NYU's Stern School of Business where she was a Consortium Fellow. She has also begun her studies at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government where she is pursuing her MPA in public policy.
Stephen Tonna '01 and Margery (Blain) Tonna '02 welcomed a baby boy, Joshua, to the world on February 23, 2010. The family resides in Willow Glen, and Joshua's proud parents both work in marketing at Apple Inc. in Cupertino.
Steffan Tomlinson MBA ’02 was named chief financial officer of Palo Alto Networks, a Santa Clara based network security company known for its Next Generation Firewalls.
From 2005 to 2011, Tomlinson served as CFO of Aruba Networks, playing a key role in the company’s Initial Public Offering, something attractive to Palo Alto Networks as the company moves closer to an IPO.
From 2000 to 2005, Tomlinson served multiple roles including CFO of Peribit Networks, a WAN optimization technology company acquired by Juniper Networks in 2005 in a deal valued at approximately $337 million. He earned an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
Andrew Thompson '03 and Beth (Livingston) Thompson '02 welcomed their daughter Alice Eliza Joy on August 21, 2012. Alice joins big brothers Henry and Timothy. The family lives in San Jose.
Joseph Thannickal M.A. ’02 writes that his book, Gifted Journey, has been published in India by Pauline Media. "It deals with finding Meaning in life and enriching our spirituality. Some people have found it a good bridge between Viktor Frankl's contribution of meaning in life and Catholic Spirituality. I enjoyed writing it, and I want to thank many people who have given me positive feedback. By the way, St.Paul's has just told me they are going for a second print. It is not available in the US. Anyone wanting to order a copy, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall try to get a copy to you. Thanks and God Bless you all in all you do. Fr. Joe Thannickal Bangalore."
On completing three terms as Program Director at Don Bosco Renewal Centre in Bangalore, Joseph Thannickal M.A. ’02 has been granted a sabbatical year at Fordham University and JST Berkeley to complete some writing work. Following his sabbitcal, Joseph will return to India to take up another interesting assignment. Currently he is enjoying the warm humidity of NY.