Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
Kate McDermott '76 is the creator and founder of Art of the Pie. Since 2006 she has taught the time-honored craft of pie making to thousands. One of the most highly sought-after culinary instructors in the United States, Kate is widely acknowledged as one of the best makers of pie ever. Named "Food Rock Star" by Seattle Magazine, Kate has given her Art of the Pie workshop to food luminaries and has received high praise from Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet, Dorie Greenspan, Elise Bauer (Simply Recipes) and many others. Her blackberry pie was featured in Saveur Magazine's Top 100 Issue and appeared on the cover. She has been written about in numerous books, magazines & blogs by award-winning authors. A practitioner of kindness, she aspires to pass on the craft of pie-making to as many as she can. She has two children and lives at her home, Pie Cottage, in Port Angeles, WA.
http://artofthepie.com http://artofthepie.com/wordpress http://twitter.com/katemcdermott https://pinterest.com/artofthepie/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-the-Pie/162210717203760
Dr. Patrick J. Lydon '76 is Director of Clinical Markering and Training for NeoVista Inc. An early phase Medical Device and Clinical Research company in Newark, Calif. Pat is on an extended two-year assignment in Europe -- living in London. "Come visit," he writes.
Dr. Pat Lydon '76 is an optometrist and the Director of Global Clinical Training and Marketing for NeoVista, Inc — an Ophthalmic Medical Device and Clinical Research firm based in the Bay Area. He is based in London, England. Enjoying golf, poker, scuba, and guitar — plus catching up with old friends. Feel free: email@example.com
Call me on 510-402-7076. Or firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret A. Leonard '76, J.D. '79 retired from her private law practice in 2008 and recently rejoined the workforce as an adventure guide. Her new company, Slow Adventure (www.slowadventure.us), takes hikers/walkers on a four day, 40 mile journey along the Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz to Monterey, on North America's only coastal serf guided inn to inn walking vacation. Margaret continues to live in Santa Cruz with her spouse, Clare, who celebrate 25 years together next month (June 2010).
www.slowadventure.us Facebook page: Slow Adventure
Peter C. Horan '76 is CEO of Goodmail Systems, a venture funded internet company. Over the past 10 years, Peter has been CEO of several Internet companies including About.com (which was sold to the New York Times) and AllBusiness.com (which was sold to D&B). He lives in San Carlos with his second wife, Pam. Peter has four children (27, 25, 21, 15) with his former wife Joan (Maggi) Horan '77.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Mike Hindery '76 writes: "I live in Palo Alto with my 15 and 13 year old sons -- James and Michael -- who are sharing with me the adventure of parenting! I work at the University of California, San Francisco as, appropriately, the VICE Dean."
Rose Herrera '76, M.A. '87 is a San Jose city councilwoman. The tech consultant and neighborhood activist previously founded Cinnamon Software, which manufactured applications for businesses.
Esau Herrera ’72, J.D. ’76 is proud to report that his daughter, Kiara ’12, recently graduated from SCU and promptly joined AmeriCorps to "save the world." Esau is serving as president of the school board at Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, the same district that he attended as a child.
Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo
Tom Henry '76 currently directs all marketing activities for Logitech - Americas.
Chris Hasney '76 published the ebook Simplicity Bridge for beginners. He still resides in Southern Arizona near Fort Huachuca.
Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
Joe Harkins '76 writes: "I live in San Ramon, CA with my wife of 30 years. We raised three children (28, 25, and 23). Last year was a big year for us with the birth of our first grandchild, the marriage of our middle daughter, and the graduation of my youngest as a Civil Engineer from Santa Clara. I work at Lawrence Berkeley Lab managing design and construction of laboratories and scientific stuff."
Larry Freitas '76 lives in Aptos, Calif., and is teaching economics and government classes and U.S. history at Watsonville High School, and finds time for surfing, sailing, and travelling during the summer months.
Candace Forbes MBA ’76, an entrepreneur-philanthropist, received an honorary doctor of science degree during Cal Poly’s 2012 spring commencement ceremonies, along with her husband, Bert, and Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Apple Inc.
The Forbeses co-founded Ziatech Corp. in 1976, and under their leadership for the next 24 years, Ziatech moved to the forefront of its high-tech niche and was acquired by the Intel Corp. in 2000.
Candace leveraged the success of Ziatech to support her lifelong interest in expanding educational opportunities for children locally and internationally. She has been involved with an array of institutions and organizations locally, including Cal Poly, Cuesta College, the Performing Arts Center, and Woods Humane Society, and globally with UNICEF, CARE and American Field Service (AFS), a nonprofit international exchange organization for students and adults.
Oppenheimer began his distinguished career with Apple in 1996 as controller for the Americas. Currently he oversees all of the company’s financial operations. Oppenheimer, who has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from Cal Poly, serves as a member of the Cal Poly President’s Cabinet and is a founding member of the Cal Poly Foundation board of directors.
Robin Ferrari '76 writes, "After initially working with Arthur Young for five years, then years at Pizza Time Theater, Businessland and some consulting, I have been retired since 1994. Have four children and six grandchildren. Have enjoyed cooking, traveling and golfing over the years. My husband, Gerry, graduated in 1970 and is a member of the Board of Fellows."
Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus
Robin Ferrari '76 writes: "By the way, I wanted my classmates to know that I was a recipient of scholarship money to attend SCU. So, giving is personal to me! Classmates of 1976, please consider pledging or giving to the scholarship fund of your choice. It is IMPORTANT for the future of SCU- I know how much it meant!! "
Peter David '75, MBA '76 was named regional general manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at Pronto Software. Previously he held a variety of sales and marketing roles at various companies including HP and Getronics.
Marcia Daszko '76, Business Strategist, founded her executive consulting firm, Marcia Daszko & Associates in 1994 in Santa Clara (mentored by Dr. W. Edwards Deming who transformed Japan) after a career in marketing and corporate communications and living in Switzerland. She serves executive teams from start-ups to the Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits, school districts, and government in Strategic thinking, planning, implementation and innovation to accelerate exponential and sustainable growth. She has founded 3 non-profits, is a published author, and teaches MBA classes in management and marketing. She has one married son and two vibrant grandchildren! Her passions are travel, golf, and boating. See my web-site and Link on LinkedIn.
http://www.mdaszko.com www.linkedin.com/in/marciadaszko also on Twitter and Facebook
Marcia Sullivan Daszko '76 has been nominated for the international Quality award, the 2012 Deming Medal. She is CEO of Marcia Daszko & Associates, a business strategy, transformation, and innovation consulting firm working with private to Fortune 500 corporations. It is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with a satellite office in Madison, WI.