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UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Reiley, Carol

Carol Reiley ’04 has written a children's book, Making a Splash. Combining her engineering problem-solving skills with a desire to help kids unlock their potential, Reiley tested drafts of her book in classrooms and homes across the country before crowdsourcing its publication. For now, Reiley hopes Making a Splash will help young readers understand that “it’s not about how smart you are; it’s about how smart you can become,” and to view failure as a stepping stone to greater things, not a stumbling block. Read more in fyi.

submitted Feb. 9, 2015 2:03A
GRD Leavey/MBA '04
Radov, Nicholas

Mirela and Nicholas Radov MBA '04 are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Una Loren Radov. She arrived on 10/05/2010 and weighed 8lbs 5oz. Both mother and baby are doing fine. The family also recently moved to Los Gatos.

submitted Oct. 21, 2010 11:08A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Raby, Sara (Tobin )

Sara (Tobin) Raby ’04, husband, Chris Raby, and 2 year old son, Sean Liam welcomed daughter Sydney Quinn Raby on October 27, 2013. They live in Newark, Calif.

submitted Jan. 6, 2014 9:35P
GRD Law '04
Prupas, Jacey

Jacey Prupas ’01, J.D. ’04, an associate in the Reno office of Snell & Wilmer, has been appointed to the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners. Her three-year term began in April. She previously served as a Nevada Bar Exam Grader from 2006 to 2008. 

Prupas focuses her practice in general commercial litigation. She has experience with all stages of litigation, including pretrial discovery, trial, appellate work and alternative dispute resolution. Prupas’ practice includes representing businesses in all types of contract disputes, complex tort actions and product liability matters. She also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, both for plaintiffs and defendants. 

Prupas received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University. Also licensed in California, she is a member of the American Bar Association and the Northern Nevada Women’s Lawyer’s Association, for which she served as a board member from 2005 to 2011. She has been recognized for several years as a Nevada Super Lawyers Rising Star.

submitted Jun. 28, 2013 1:47P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Prietto, Vince

Vince Prietto '04, MDIV '10 accepted a position teaching religion and Spanish at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif.



submitted Sep. 1, 2010 11:18A
Pope, Nikki

Nikki Pope J.D. '04 co-authored Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction, published by Post Hill Publishing (2015). It features a foreword by Professor Cookie Ridolfi (School of Law) and a chapter written by Paige Kaneb (Northern California Innocence Project). Nikki writes, "Pruno is a collection of stories by and about men and women who were wrongfully convicted and spent years, and in some cases decades, imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Although what happened to these men and women is heartbreaking, their stories are uplifting and inspiring. They and their family members and friends were able to find moments of hope in some of the most hopeless places. All relied on faith of some sort to get them through their ordeal and out the other side. Most people are surprised to learn that exonerees are not entitled to the support services that are provided to parolees or ex-convicts and most do not receive any compensation for their wrongful incarceration. For these and other reasons, half of the proceeds from the sale of Pruno will be shared with the exoneree storytellers and the authors are donating a portion of their proceeds to organizations that assist the wrongfully convicted before and after their exonerations. Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope is available at online booksellers or in bulk through their publisher."

submitted Aug. 4, 2015 5:07P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '04
Phipps, Christopher

Chris Phipps '88, M.A. '04 and his wife, Corinne, welcome the birth of the their daughter Lucille Katharine on April 14, 2011. The Family lives in San Jose.

submitted May. 6, 2011 5:53P
GRD Leavey/MBA '04
Phillipp, Ken

Ken Philipp MBA ’04 has joined Ensim Corporation as its VP of sales and business development. Mr. Philipp joins Ensim from CA Technologies and brings an extensive background in the automation, virtualization, and cloud markets with more than 20 years of professional sales and leadership experience. He started his career at IBM and has held executive positions with several virtualization startups including Akimbi and Fastscale (both acquired by VMware), Solidcore (acquired by McAffee) and 4Base Consulting (acquired by CA Technologies). Ensim is the leading software platform that enables automation and orchestration for ordering, service catalog, provisioning, and billing of business users, applications, services, and infrastructure in private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

submitted Nov. 16, 2012 9:30A
GRD Law '04
Peek, Christine

Christine Peek J.D. '04 was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition -- Rising Stars, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the region. Peek practices general civil litigation with a focus on constitutional law and lawsuits against government entities. 

submitted Jul. 26, 2010 3:01P
GRD Law '04
Peek, Christine

Christine Peek J.D. 04 was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2012 Edition - Rising Stars. Recognizing the premier up-and-coming attorneys in the region, approximately two percent of the Northern California Bar received this distinction. Peek maintains a general civil litigation practice, focusing on constitutional law and lawsuits against government entities. She has experience litigating state and federal constitutional issues in a wide variety of contexts, including business regulation, nuisance, takings, election law, public employment, compassionate use, selective enforcement, illegal search and seizure, and excessive force cases. She is an active member of the Santa Clara Bar Association, currently serving on its Appellate Courts Committee.

submitted Jul. 15, 2012 9:31A
Pecoraro, Rebecca (Potter)

Former volleyball player Becky Potter '04, married Nick Pecoraro on May 24, 2014, in Pismo Beach, Calif. Other SCU alum in attendance: teammate Becky Biniek '04, Claire (Parsons) Durrell '04, Jenny (Siegel) Ruso '04, Lindsay (Uchikura) Melaas '04, and Rick Ruso '03, MBA '07.

submitted Jun. 12, 2014 2:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Ortiz, Janette

Janette Ortiz '04 and her husband welcome their first child, a baby girl, born on 7/13/11.

submitted Oct. 14, 2011 3:07P
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Obolsky, Arthur

Arthur Obolsky '04 and Caitlyn Gilley Obolsky '06 welcomed their second child, Maya Charlotte Obolsky, on July 24, 2009. She joins older sister Isabelle Alana. Arthur received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in May 2009.

submitted Sep. 9, 2009 9:55P
Obolsky, Caitlyn (Gilley)

Arthur Obolsky '04 and Caitlyn Gilley Obolsky '06 welcomed their third child, a son named Adam Daniel Obolsky on May 19, 2011. His big sisters Isabelle and Maya are smitten. The family recently relocated from San Diego to Berkeley, and maintain a thriving law practice in both Tax Disputes and Consumer Protection laws. Their websites are and

submitted Jun. 20, 2011 11:57A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Moran, Jeff
Jeff Moran '04 received a Fulbright Scholarship to serve as an English teaching assistant in Colombia. While an SCU student, Moran, from Stockton, Calif., performed in nine mainstage productions and was an actor, director, or playwright in dozens of student-created pieces. While getting his master’s in teaching English as a second language, the 32-year-old became interested in “the connection between language and culture,” which he hopes to explore during his year as a Fulbright scholar in Colombia. He also plans to work in a service project to help build sustainable social change.
President Michael Engh, S.J. said of the recipients: “Their accomplishments and intellectual endeavors represent the best of Santa Clara University. They, like Santa Clara, have a special appreciation for the international exchange of ideas and culture as a source for positive global change.”
submitted Apr. 30, 2015 12:45P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Mohnacky, Dina (Salcido)
Dina Marie Salcido ’04 and Mark Joseph Mohnacky ’04, M.S. ’05 were married at Mission San Luis Obispo on October 16, 2010. Father Ed Jalbert, C.J., of St. Joseph High School celebrated the Nuptial Mass during which the bride and groom exchanged rings. The bride is the daughter of Frank and Rosanne Salcido of Santa Maria. The groom is the son of Craig and Rose Mohnacky of Rancho Santa Fe. Members of the wedding party included maid of honor Anna Salcido, sister of the bride, of Santa Barbara; bridesmaids Tara Bussiere Salcido of Redondo Beach, Alicia Kachmarik ’04 of Anaconda, Montana, Stacy Greenwood ’04 of San Jose, Becky Biniek ’04 of San Francisco, and Lisa Hickey ’04 of Santa Monica; and flower girls Catie and Libby Nester of Edwards, Illinois, and Audrey Gruben of Snoqualmie, Washington. Best man was Drew Mohnacky, brother of the bridegroom, of Rancho Santa Fe. Serving as groomsmen were Michael Salcido of Redondo Beach, Dana Smith of Vista, Charlie Letts ’04 of Charleston, South Carolina, Darren Chamow MBA ’14 of San Mateo, and Mike Allerding of Loudonville, Ohio. A long-time friend of the bride, Christine Diaz, was vocalist, and readers included Tim Allerding, Lynsey Kehrli ’04, and AnnMarie Schmersal. Presentation of the Gifts was made by the Lennox family, and altar servers were Emma and Alex Zumbro. After Mass, reception was oceanside at SeaCrest Resort in Pismo Beach. A Santa Maria-style barbeque dinner was served to 175 guests, followed by dancing. Out-of-town guests were from Rhode Island, Ohio, Washington, Colorado, Florida, Montana, New York, South Carolina, and Illinois. Dina graduated from St. Joseph High School with the Class of 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Santa Clara University in 2004 and is a web marketing analyst and consultant for Murad Inc. of El Segundo. Mark graduated from Carlsbad High School, Class of 2000. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004 and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Santa Clara University. He is a Communication Systems Engineer for Northrop Grumman in Rancho Bernardo and is also a licensed Real Estate broker. After a honeymoon in Tahiti, the newlyweds are at home in Carlsbad.
submitted Feb. 16, 2011 12:48P
McLean, Kristen (Harada)

Evan McLean '05 and Kristen (Harada) McLean '04 welcomed a baby boy, Cooper, on April 12, 2013. The family lives in San Jose.

submitted Apr. 20, 2013 5:05P
McBride, Patrick

Patrick McBride '04 married Monique Bueltel on October 29, 2010, at Balboa Park in San Diego. Groomsmen included Panch Romero '04, Dan Vincenzi '04, and Anthony Rea '04. The couple resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

submitted Dec. 6, 2010 4:52P
UGRD Engineering '04
Lobato, Francisco

Francisco Lobato '04, M.S. '06 and Elsa Jacobo '05 welcomed their first daughter, Monica Lobato-Jacobo, on January 4, 2010. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 inches long. The family lives in San Jose, Calif.

submitted Aug. 23, 2010 8:29P
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Lee, Sara (Pfaff)

Sara (Pfaff) Lee ’04 and Matt Lee ’04 welcomed their second child, daughter Brooke Emerson, on Aug. 12, 2014. Brooke joins big brother Parker, 3.

submitted Mar. 5, 2015 9:09P
UGRD Engineering '04
Krueger, Paul

Paul Krueger '04 and Kathryn (Finneran) Krueger '05 welcomed a daughter, Samantha Mae Krueger, on March 2, 2015. The family lives in Sunnyvale, Calif.

submitted Jun. 4, 2015 8:30A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Khanna, Smriti

Smriti Khanna '04 and William Edwards were married on January 2, 2011 in New Delhi India. Guests included Jennifer Zamudio '05. Smriti and Will met in 2007 during their MBA program at INSEAD, France. The couple lives in London, where Smriti works with Nokia and Will works with Google.

submitted Feb. 3, 2011 2:57A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Kachmarik, Alicia (Wheeler)

Dan Kachmarik '04, MS Engineering '06 and Alicia (Wheeler) Kachmarik '04 welcomed their second son, Andrew "Drew" Ryan, on September 15, 2011. Older brother, Connor, is 2 and the family lives in Butte, Mont.

submitted Jan. 28, 2012 12:58P
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