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Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Andy Western '06 is an associate at the international law firm Latham & Watkins LLP in their Orange County, Calif. office where he practices in the areas of corporate transactions and public company representation. After graduating from SCU, he attended and graduated from the UCLA School of Law. Andy lives in Irvine, CA with his wife Catherine (Cochrane) Western '05, who is Director of Planning and Allocation at BCBG Max Azria. Andy and Catherine will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on July 8, 2011.
Catherine (Cochrane) Western '05 and Andy Western '06 welcomed a beautiful daughter, Anna Elizabeth, on Feb. 3, 2014.
Sierra Lovelace ’06 and Matthew Warner on September 21, 2013 at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Calif. Emily Daoro ’06, Trish (Folse) Garber ’06, and Lindsey (Lantis) Snider ’06 were bridesmaids. The couple lives in San Francisco, Calif.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 300
Kate Trevelyan-Hall '06 currently works as the Foundations & Grants Associate for the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). CORAL is an international non-profit organization based in San Francisco that works around the world to unite communities to save coral reefs. Through this job she recently became SCUBA certified and in December 2010 had an opportunity to dive in Mexico (along the Riviera Maya) to see the important work CORAL is doing there to protect their reefs. She writes that, in addition to work, she lives in the East Bay with her boyfriend and often hangs out with fellow SCU friends: Sara Iino '06, Courtney Branich '06, Kendra Middendorf '06, Lena Shaw '06, Dinelle Lucchesi '06, Jamie Campbell '06, Jennifer Sbicca (Grisaitis) '06, Kenny Waggoner '06, Trevor Hansen '07, and Annie Thompson '07.
Kevin Teh '06 and wife Sadie welcomed a baby boy, Samuel, on August 6, 2011. The family is enjoying their home in Nashville, TN.
Kevin Teh ’06, wife Sadie, and big brother Samuel welcomed baby boy, Jacob Max, on Feb. 4, 2014. He made a surprise entrance at home where the family lives in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Michelle Evanson '06 and Scott Sweeney '08 were married in Snoqualmie, Washington on July 31, 2010. The bridal party included Kevin Sweeney '05, Sarah Egan '06, Jessica Moses '06, Peter Lowry '08, Matthew Hatzke '08, and Jerred O'Connell '08. Also in attendance: Nikki Strehlow '06, Cristina Rodarte '06, Alex Diaconou '06, Matthew Reardon '06, Katrina Welch '06, Ryan McKernan '06, Brittney Salvatore '06, Esther Ayorinde '06, Heidi Spurgeon '06, Kirsten Cornell '07, Cassie Conching '07, Pomai Hanson '08, Matthew Marquess '08, Brendon Bula '09, Tyeler O'Connell '10, and Trevor Hatzke '10.
Scott Sweeney ’08 and Michelle (Evanson) Sweeney ’06 welcomed their first son, Oliver Edward on March 12, 2014. They currently reside outside of Seattle.
Kathleen Fitzsimmons ’06 and Patrick Sullivan on Oct. 1, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Church in San Diego, Calif. The couple currently lives in San Diego.
Kathleen Fitzsimmons ’06 and Patrick Sullivan were married on Oct. 1, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Church in San Diego, Calif., where they currently live.
Johan Sulaiman MBA ’06 joined OneWest Bank in Pasadena, Calif. in July 2013, as vice president, Forecast and Modeling.
Niamh Conlon '06 and Michael Storie married in San Jose, California at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph on August 6, 2011. The ceremony was presided by Father Paul Soukup S.J. The bridal party included Brian Ross '08. Also in attendance: Stephanie Currier '06, Natalie Genco '06, Bob Pfahnl '06, Matt Lightner '06, Katie Roberts Payer '06, Alex Diaconou '06, M.S. '07, Ashley Penrod Cobb '06, Kristina Casuga McMinn '05, Scott McMinn '05, Brent Izutsu '05, Leah Verhoeven '05, Travis Merz '05, Jeanne Marie Hood '06, Ryan McKernan '06, Eli Girod '06, M.S. '08, Kari Kallio Girod '06, Robyn McElhiney Palmer '07, Andrew Zilli '06, Kevin Wetzel '08, Stephanie Arnold '09, Ted Theocheung '87, and Catherine Chalfant Murua '04. They now reside in Sunnyvale, CA.
Michael Spencer MBA ’06 and his wife, Elizabeth, are thrilled to announce the birth of their third son, Matthew Collins Spencer. He was born on May 23, 2012. The family lives in the Old Fig Garden neighborhood of Fresno.
Allie Marie Smith '06, founder of "Wonderfully Made," developed the first mobile app designed to help women and girls have a positive body image: Body Beautiful™, which has already charted as a top paid app in the Health and Fitness category, features inspirational quotes, media articles, videos and tools to help users cultivate a positive self-image and fight body dissatisfaction. The app hosts a growing collection of quotes from celebrities, athletes, self-esteem experts and authors such as Tyra Banks, Demi Moore, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and even Ben Stiller’s character in the movie Zoolander. Body Beautiful’s unique photo-stamp feature allows users to encourage a friend by imprinting an inspiring quote or phrase on a photo of her.
Patrick Semansky '06, a professional photographer who has covered events ranging from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, has been hired by The Associated Press as a staff photographer in the Baltimore bureau. Semansky started his career as a freelance photographer with the AP in New Orleans in 2006. He later was hired as a temporary AP staffer based in that city. He was an integral member of a team of AP journalists covering the 2010 Gulf oil spill. "Patrick will help the AP bolster its already-strong photo report for members in the region," said John Pain, the AP's Mid-Atlantic chief of bureau. "He will provide the compelling coverage of news and sports that our members find essential and can rely on."
Mateja Schuck '06 has begun her first year in the Linguistics Ph.D program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She plans to conduct research on the cognitive parallels of music and language, and the use of music in second language acquisition systems.
Jennifer Sbicca ’06 and Joshua Sbicca ’05 are thrilled to be returning to Santa Clara this summer. Jennifer will graduate from University of Florida College of Medicine this May and start an internal medicine residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for one year. Joshua will be performing research for his Ph.D. in sociology throughout California. In the summer of 2013, they will move to Los Angeles so Jennifer can begin a three-year dermatology residency at the University of Southern California.
Lindsey Hart ’06 and Jonathan Saxon on Oct. 27, 2012. The wedding party included SCU alumni Katie Reedy ’06, Kendall Craver ’06, Claire Bickenbach ’06, and Chrissie (Moreno) Smith ’05. Also in attendance were Maggie (Kaufman) Coffey ’07, Marisa (Randazzo) Fillmon ’06, Drew Gulick ’06, Francesca (Zanfini) Koscielak ’06, Brian Koscielak ’06, Varant Ovanessoff ’06, Alex Rhodes ’06, Blake Twisselman ’05, and Michael Vincent ’06. The couple lives in Chicago, Ill.
Tara Rolle, MA education '06, is assistant principal and director of admissions at Moreau Catholic High School, a college preparatory School in the Holy Cross Tradition. She is in her third year of service at MCHS. In addition to serving as an educational administrator, Tara is in her second year of work on her doctorate in educational leadership, administration and policy at Pepperdine University. Tara lives in Campbell, Calif.
Michelle Rodriguez '06 married Antonio Flores in Redwood City, Calif. on Oct. 19, 2013. The wedding party included Jessica Clee '06; Denise Carrillo '05; Kyra Hanson '05; Paulina Lomeli '04; Viviana Montoya-Hernandez '04, M.A. '07; SCU Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration Elizabeth Barron Silva '01, M.A. '12; and Ruben Silva '01, MBA '07. Guests included: Victoria Duran '07; Susana Fernandez '05; Alejandra Hermosillo '05; Maria Patricia C. Miranda '06; Vanessa Blanco Otto '04, MA '08; Eric Otto MA '08; Manuel Perez '04; Jessica Ponce '07; Agustin Torres, Jr. MBA '10; and Danny Zepeda '05. The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Punta Cana and is currently residing in San Carlos, Calif.
In May, Alicia Rice ’06 was a special guest performer in Aquamania: A Blast from the Past, a water ballet integrating elements of swimming, dance, and gymnastics. The performance was presented by the Santa Clara Aquamaids, the most decorated synchronized swimming club in the world; it's produced more USA Olympic Synchronized Swimmers than any other club since synchronized swimming became an Olympic sport in 1952. Rice, who left Arizona at age 16 to train with the Aquamaids in 2000, is an Olympian who graduated from Santa Clara University with cum laude honors. She was a performer in La Reve at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort from 2007-2012 and recently returned to the Aquamaids to assist with choreography and artistic development.