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Nancy Pineda-Madrid Ph.D. ’05, assistant professor of theology and U.S. Latino/a ministry at Boston College, has recently published Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juárez (Fortress, 2011), which addresses the question: How are we to understand faith in a God who saves given the extreme violence against female humanity identified as feminicide? This book argues that while Christian salvation must be interpreted as both personal and social, in the here and now of feminicide, we learn that community is the condition for the possibility of salvation.
Megan Hochstetler '05 married Jason Pierson on August 7, 2011 at Youngberghill Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon. The outdoor wedding was attended by friends and family from across the United States and Europe. Ruth Stanton '06 was part of the wedding party. The couple currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Michael J. Piellusch MS ’05 earned a doctoral degree from Argosy University after successfully defending his dissertation on leadership styles in the U.S. Army. He is now working as an adjunct professor at Argosy. He mentions Dr. Robert J. Parden, Engineering Management Department Chair, on his acknowledgements page.
Michael J. Piellusch, DBA 7265 Scarsdale Place San Jose, CA 95120 Cell: 408-242-4564 Work: 703-601-7586
Jessica (Ballweg) Perkin ’05 is the new girls soccer coach at Aptos High School. Perkin has coached women's soccer at the University of Virginia and the University of Nevada. She was also the director of soccer operations at Rutgers. She is currently the head coach in the Santa Cruz Breakers Club organization. She has also coached in the Olympic Development Program. As a Santa Clara Bronco, Perkin helped her team win three consecutive West Coast Conference Championships [2001, '02, '03] and a national championship in 2001. She was a team caption, selected twice to the NCAA All-Tournament Team, and was named the Defensive MVP of the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
Keith W. Paulson ’69 and Claire M. Campodonico write, "Our daughter, Angela Anne Gavin M.A. ’05, was married to Tomislav Majic. Their first child, Natalia Rose, was born on July 9, 2013. Angela works full-time as an advanced-class yoga teacher in Los Gatos."
Kyle Ostrom ’05 and Marcy (Redmond) Ostrom ’05 welcomed son, Brandon, on Sept. 30, 2013. He joins big siblings Keira and Tyler. The family lives in Glendale where Kyle teaches chemistry and Marcy works at an elementary school.
Suzanne K. Nusbaum LLM '05 is pleased to announce that she has become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ann Nguyen '05 and Tyler Folck '04, J.D. '08 were married on May 9, 2009 at Mission Santa Clara. Members of the wedding party included Audrey Abar, Andrew Lefevre '04, Michael Zakowski '04, and Kathy Folck M.A. '98. Also in attendance were Erica Hernandez, Erika (Garcia) Hernandez, Vivian Myers, Michael Renzi J.D., and Stacy (Asato) Toledo J.D./MBA. The couple lives in Sacramento. Ann works as a demand planning analyst at Verifone, Inc. in Rocklin and Tyler is an attorney at Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard in Sacramento.
Greg Mohrman '05 is now engaged to Tracy Flecky '07. They are happily living together in their hometown of Denver, CO. The wedding will not be until fall 2013.
Jocelyn Stauffer ’05 married Stephen McGuire on February 16, 2013 at Mission Santa Clara de Asis with a reception following at The Sainte Claire Hotel. Becky (Bignell) Reuter ’05 and Katie Bignell ’05 were among the members of the wedding party. Bobby Reuter ’05 and Matt Hendricks ’06 provided the ceremony music. The Reverend Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. ’80 witnessed the marriage. Among the guests were Tessa Carter ’05, Tim Gill J.D. ’84, Mike Lysaght ’05, and Aaron Uchikura ’05, M.A. ’11. The couple resides in Nashville, Tenn.
Michelle Stewart '99, M.A. '05 was married on July 16, 2011 to Ryan McGovern at the Mission. Family and friends, among whom were several alumnae spanning graduations years from 1974 to 2009, celebrated after the ceremony at a reception in Mission Gardens and Adobe Lodge. The couple reside in San Jose, where Michelle is a high school counselor.
Patrick McCarthy ’05, MBA ’13 and Jennifer Oddo ’05 were married on May 24, 2014 at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. Patrick works for a real estate developer in San Francisco, and Jennifer is a registered dental hygienist in Marin county. The couple lives in San Francisco. Many broncos were in attendance including the bride's parents Claire (Tolin) Oddo ’75 and Joe Oddo ’76, M.A. ’78, Shawn French ’76, John McCarthy ’79, Jim McCarthy ’80, Kit (DiJulio) Soldato ’05, Anthony Soldato ’05, J.D. ’08, Chrissie (Moreno) Smith ’05, Gina (Scalise) Halow ’05, Kaitlin (Kardong) Mallon ’05, Andrew Whiteman ’05, Tony Vieceli ’05, Jim Miller ’05, Greg Mohrman ’05 and many others!
Ned Matthews '05, Kristin Matthews '06, and their son Connor (2 years old) welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Sophia Claire, on April 10, 2013. The family lives in Santa Clara.
Beth Simas '05, daughter of Ted '70 and Rita Simas, married Matthew Marcinek on February 16, 2013 in Sacramento, California. In attendance were over 20 Broncos from the classes of '70, '04, and '05. The couple currently resides in Houston, Texas.
Sergio Mairena MBA ’05 writes, "Bridging Silicon Valley and Napa Valley with the launch of an intelligent wine-blending platform, Mezcla!"
Mike Lysaght '05 earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology from USF in 2007. Since then, he has served in a variety counseling positions around the Bay Area. Currently he is earning the necessary 3,000 hours to become a licensed therapist in California. He and husband Colin recently celebrated five years together, and they live in Campbell, Calif.
Greg Lynn MBA '05 is heading up Software Quality at Xobni in San Francisco, delivering smart search for Outlook and mobile devices.
Gregory Lynn MBA ’05 writes; “Now working at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) on the Meshin Project, which seeks to bring order to electronic communications chaos!”
Michelle Luis '05 and Ryan Wilson were wed on August 14, 2010 at Mission Santa Clara. The bridal party included Yolanda Puga '05 and other Broncos in attendance Victoria Gregory '05. The couple now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stephanie Lam ’05, MBA ’11 received top honors for her oil painting African Child III at Salon at the Triton: A 2D Art Competition and Exhibition. This distinction also won her a solo show at the museum in 2016.
Ellen Kozarek '05, DDS, is engaged to Troy Follmar, DDS. Ellie, a graduate of the MIHS class of 2001 and Santa Clara University, met Troy, a graduate of Cornell University, at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where they both graduated in 2009. Ellie is currently a practicing dentist in the Los Angeles area, while Troy completes a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at USC. A September wedding is planned in California. They plan to make their future home in the South Bay area of San Francisco, where Troy will join his father’s oral surgery practice.