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Kevin J. Donahue '68 was named the California State Athletic Director of the Year for 2010-2011. He was also honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Central Coast Section Athletic Directors Association, and the In Via Award from Serra High School, the highest honor the school confers on non-alumni. Donahue recently retired from Serra High School in San Mateo after 31 years at the school, where he served as Athletic Director the past 30 years. He lives in Danville with his wife Robin.
Ken Caillat ’69, Grammy-winning producer best known for producing the Fleetwood Mac record Rumours—the third largest-selling album of all time—just released the book Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, which tells the wild, poignant, and exhilarating story behind the album’s creation. Following the huge commercial success of Rumours, Caillat also produced Tusk (1979), Live (1980), Mirage (1982), and The Chain (box set, originally released in 1992) for the British-American rock band.
Steve Bric ’69 writes that he is president of Hibernia Woolen Mills, which he founded in 1997. The extremely successful company manufactures residential and contract wool carpeting, with plans for growth. He operates the business with his wife, Sharon Bric, whom he married in January 1979. "We enjoy the special friendships we have with our staff," writes Bric, who has two kids: Erin (who graduated from Boston College ) and Kevin ’05.
While at SCU, Bric was station manager at KSCU Radio Station from 1967–1968. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. After four years in ROTC, he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant. He completed officer’s basic at Fort Bliss, Texas, in air defense artillery, and served two years at Fort Ord, Calif., as a range officer with combat skills. Bric served four years in reserve duty with the rank of captain. His brother was killed in action in Vietnam while serving with Special Forces Secret Unit (SOG), facts only discovered 10 years ago, when Secrecy Agreements ran out.
Joseph A. Braun, Jr. '69 is the coordinator of professional development for the National Council for the Social Studies and led the third annual Teacher Education Institute on Powerful and Authentic Social Studies on the SCU campus in July. He is the co-author of "An Introduction to Standards-Based Reflective Teaching in Middle and High Schools" published by Teachers College Press. He lives in Carmel, Calif., with his wife, Anne Gosch, who is the librarian at Palma High and he is a co-founder of the band Doc Ricketts Crickets.
Charles Botsford J.D. '69 is fully retired!
Frank Boitano ’69, MBA ’74 and his daughter Lauren summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on Jan. 17, 2013.
Robert Barengo '69 has been elevated from Nevada Tax Commissioner to the position of Chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission. Mr. Barengo is an attorney in Reno, Nev., and is a former Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly. His record of public service in Nevada includes serving on the Nevada Tax Commission since 2003, serving as a member of the Nevada Insurance Commission (1996-2003), serving in the Nevada Assembly (1972-1982) and serving as a member of the City of Reno Financial Advisory Board (1998-1991).
Edward Walsh '70, who retired from City of San Francisco service in Jan. 2009, went back to school to study math and science (his worst subjects in high school and college) toward a BS in Biology. He is also a commissioner/trustee of the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund, which funds medical care for retired City of San Francisco employees.
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Ed Walsh '70 retired Jan. '09 from the City of San Francisco after 34 years and has gone back to school to study math, botany, and music. He also serves as Trustee of the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund for retired employees of the City of San Francisco.
Joseph A. Thomas-Sawaya '69, MBA '70 is recovering from cancer, mesothelioma, working part time as a psychologist in San Jose. Joseph has four children and eight grandchildren.
Steve Schrey '70 has transitioned from his trial lawyer practice in San Francisco to a mediation and arbitration practice. He also now resides in Tiburon.
Greg Rixon '70 is celebrating the launch of his new enterprise, EGI, Golf, a company providing expert golf instruction at courses and facilities throughout Northern Virginia. After careers in both the U.S. Army and corporate public affairs, he began a professional career as a sales and operations manager with Golf Galaxy before branching off as a custom equipment fitter, swing analyst, private instructor and occasional competitor. "My mom always wanted me to play golf saying it would be good for business (It was). She'd be surprised to know it now is my business." Greg and his wife Wanda reside in Chantilly, VA; son Geoffrey (Fordham, '07) lives in nearby Herndon, VA.
Ed Northup ’70 joined CooperVision as president of the Asia Pacific Region. He brings to the company extensive international and general management experience in the medical device industry.
Prior to CooperVision, he was senior vice president for Thoratec Corporation, and chief operating officer for Mentor Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company. He also held several global positions at Boston Scientific, including president of the international and pain management businesses, as well as commercial and operational roles with Baxter Healthcare.
Rex Moser '70 retired in December after 26 years in foreign affairs for the Department of State and service in South Asia and Latin America. He is retiring to Santa Barbara and looks forward to many years of travel and cultural experiences.
Al Morici J.D. '70 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation. It is the largest Hospice in the country, treating over 1,200 patients per day.
Arthur Money M.S. '70 was appointed to the Government Advisory Board at Iridium Communications Inc. He previously served as the chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force.
Nancy Mazza '70, Yvonne Hall '70, Pattie (Brown) Dullea '70, Melba (Englert) Tracy '70, Jan Morey '70, and Celia (Cantley) Sartor '70 celebrated their 60th birthdays with a long weekend in New York. They also celebrated 40 + years of friendship as they met during freshman year at SCU.
Norm Matzen ’70 retired in 2004 from Etymotic Research doing R&D for the ear. Norm and his wife, Terri, live in El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Norm still does consulting and expert witness work.
Mary D. Hood '70, J.D. '75 is now director of the Heafey Law Library. For the Law School's centennial celebration compiled a bibliography of law faculty scholarship which was just published -- Santa Clara Law: A Century of Santa Clara Law Faculty Publications, 1911-2010. It can be found online on Santa Clara Law Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1041&context=facpubs
Henry Hansel ’70 and son Justin Hansel ’96 oversee the largest group of car dealers in Sonoma County, a business with $288 million in sales last year. Henry Hansel is the son of the group’s founder, Walter C. Hansel, and is president of the Hansel Auto Group, which has four dealerships in Santa Rosa and three in Petaluma. Justin Hansel, one of two group general managers, is the fifth generation in the transportation business.
Randy '69 and Helene Trescony Frakes '70 celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this June. The were the first couple to be married in the Mission Church after a hiatus of 32 years. Randy and Helene live in San Francisco. They have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters.
Albert Chen ’68, MBA ’70 writes: “Returned at the end of 2011 to San Francisco after four-plus years working in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Was chief risk officer of CCB Financial Leasing Corporation, a joint venture leasing company between Bank of America and China Construction Bank.”
Carolyn Antonini Cardinalli ’70, M.A. ’73 retired from teaching Spanish at Amador High School in Pleasanton, Calif., in July 2011. She and husband John live in Pleasanton. Both are retired, travelling and helping babysit two grandsons, John Daniel Cardinalli 3 1/2 years and Kevin Cardinalli 1 1/2 years.