Class Notes

Class Notes | Obituaries

Submit a Class Note or Obituary »

Showing class notes submitted in last 6 months

1971

GRD Law '71
Sullivan, Donald

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Donald J. Sullivan ’68, J.D. ’71 received the prestigious Judge of the Year Award for 2013 from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association at its annual black tie dinner at the Ritz Carleton Hotel in San Francisco. Sullivan currently presides over a trial department in the criminal division. Besides serving in the criminal division soon after his appointment to the bench by Governor Davis in 2003, Sullivan has previously served as a Judge in the Unified Family Court doing family and juvenile dependency matters and has had a variety of Civil Court assignments, including jury trials, elder abuse and civil harassment. Sullivan reports that he immensely enjoyed the 45th reunion of his class of ’68 and wishes he had had more time to  spend chatting with his classmates. Sullivan lives in Mill Valley with his wife, Genevieve.

submitted Mar. 4, 2014 8:09A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Mills, Linda

Linda A. Mills '71 is now serving on the board of directors for Navient, the nation's leading loan management, servicing, and asset recovery company. Mills is currently corporate vice president of operations for Northrop Grumman, a leading global security provider of advanced solutions for defense, intelligence, civil agency and commercial customers.

At Northrop Grumman, Mills is responsible for driving effective operations to enable top performance, innovation, and affordability. She has direct responsibility for corporate programs, quality, technology and engineering and the associated corporate councils.
 
In 2012, she received the Federal 100 Award from Federal Computer Week, recognizing government and industry leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community. Last year she was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune magazine.
 
submitted May. 22, 2014 10:09A
GRD Engineering '71
Hale, Bob

Bob Hale M.S. '71, M.S. '79 writes, "Retired. Living in Carlsbad, Calif. Volunteering at Museum of Making Music. Enjoying life!"

submitted Feb. 7, 2014 1:10P
GRD Engineering '71
Goulart, Jose
Professor (Ret.), University of the Azores, Portugal.
submitted Jan. 28, 2014 11:32P
'71
Cruz, Robert

Robert G. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 writes that he is an adjunct professor teaching business law and intergovernmental relations at the University of Guam. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix MBA program. He was recently elected president, Guam chapter, AARP. He is a member of the Governer's Council on Senior Citizens.

submitted May. 27, 2014 4:37P

1972

'72
Peters, Mary Ann

Former ambassador Mary Ann Peters '72 has been appointed chief executive officer of The Carter Center. Peters, leaving a position as provost of the U.S. Naval War College, will provide vision and leadership for The Carter Centerand will oversee all program implementation and operations.

The Carter Center is the not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1982 to "wage peace, fight disease, and build hope" worldwide. The Center has improved the quality of life for many millions of people in 80 nations by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production.

 
Peters has been provost of the U.S. Naval War College since September 2008. Previously, she was dean of academics of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch — Partenkirchen, Germany. 
 
Prior to becoming dean of the college, Peters served as associate director for international liaison at the Marshall Center. Peters spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. From 2000 to 2003, she was U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, leading the mission's efforts in support of the war on terrorism and other key U.S. foreign policy goals. She received a Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 2003 for her work there.
Prior to her posting in Dhaka, Peters was the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, responsible for the management of the embassy and supervision of the six U.S. consulates general in Canada.
 
From 1995 to 1997, Peters served in the White House as director for European and Canadian Affairs at the National Security Council. Among other portfolios in this position, Peters worked on the diplomatic and security aspects of the search for peace in Northern Ireland. 
 
From 1993 to 1994, Peters served as deputy assistant secretary of state with oversight responsibility for U.S. relations with 19 Western European countries and Canada. In this capacity she acted as the U.S. chair of the U.S. — Canada military coordination body, the Permanent Joint Board on Defense. A senior diplomat, Peters also has served in Sofia, Bulgaria, as deputy chief of mission; in Moscow as economic counselor; and in Mandalay, Burma, as principal officer. 
 
From 1988 to 1990, Peters was the deputy director of the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh Affairs in the State Department. She began her career as a vice-consul in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1975.
 
Peters holds a bachelor of arts degree from Santa Clara University and a masters of international studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Her formal education also included courses at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. Peters is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Women in International Security.

 

 

submitted Apr. 24, 2014 11:06A
'72
Dowd, Ed

A veteran real-estate investor, financier, and CEO who has learned the healing qualities of art has donated $12 million to Santa Clara University to help build a grand, three-story art and art history facility on campus by 2016.

The generous gift of Ed Dowd ’72, owner of EMD Properties, Inc., Los Altos, forms the foundation for a campaign that aims to raise $26 million for the new 43,500-square-foot building.
 
The modern and dramatic Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will unite SCU’s entire undergraduate community around creativity and innovation, offering centralized studio space, classrooms, gallery displays, a sculpture garden, as well as ample space for faculty, students, visiting artists, and scholars to congregate.
 
“We are deeply honored and grateful that Ed Dowd has so generously provided this important foundation upon which Santa Clara University will build the new artistic center of campus,” said Michael Engh, S.J., president of Santa Clara University.
 
Dowd, who graduated from Santa Clara University in 1972 with a degree in science and commerce, said he became interested in art after the purchase of his home in San Francisco where he began collecting art. This led to the funding of a public-art project at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Mountain View campus, where he receives treatment for the multiple sclerosis that’s been part of his life since 1993.
 
“Art transcends all time and seems like a great cause to me,” said Dowd, who says he wants his legacy to extend beyond business causes. “I have a desire to use my resources to create a better world, and I feel a world filled with art is a far more enjoyable place."
 
A glass sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly will grace the lobby of the new building at SCU.
 
After Dowd’s insistence that a Chihuly sculpture be installed at the PAMF Mountain View facility, letters poured in from patients with gratitude. Many described the healing power of the piece. Dowd did not realize until later the effects an iconic sculpture such as the Chihuly would have on the medical center. After a few years it became clear this sculpture not only assisted patient recovery but also drew a spectacular group of doctors to the facility. It also attracted special attention to the city of Mountain View, as people from all over the world came just to see the sculpture. It is Dowd’s hope that the installation of a Chihuly sculpture at SCU will draw special attention to the University’s art programs and inspire students for years to come: a good fit for the university’s goal to educate the whole person.
 
The new building will replace the current 25,900-square-foot building located along The Alameda. In addition to about 150 art and art history majors on average, each year more than 1,000 students across multiple majors take classes at the current building and others around campus.
 
“The creation and study of art plays an integral role in Santa Clara’s emphasis on educating the whole person,” said professor Blake de Maria, chair of the Department of Art & Art History. “Students who take our courses engage both critically and creatively with the visual world, opening channels of innovative thinking, creativity, and expression.”
 
“As a double major in studio art and engineering, the opportunity to study art and engineering at the same time has allowed me to exercise my creativity in a fun and enjoyable way,” said SCU student Samira Almendras ’14. “Exposure to art is a very important part of being a student and a well-rounded person.”
The new building is part of a major redesign of the north side of SCU’s campus into a vibrant arts-focused quadrant, and will serve as the signature structure of the University’s north entrance. It will be located near the University’s Mayer Theatre, music and dance building, Fess Parker Studio, and Recital Hall.
 
Other features of the building as currently envisioned:
  • A dramatic design, selected by Dowd and funded by the Sobrato Group, featuring a dome with circular walkway and an outdoor sculpture garden
  • Flexible studios that can accommodate teaching of multiple mediums
  • Technology-rich classrooms, some optimized for 3-D projects
  • A 1,600 square foot gallery, and additional space to feature works of SCU students, faculty, and visiting artists
  • Darkroom, film lab, and lighting studios for photography
Dowd, a long-time resident of Los Altos, currently resides in San Francisco. His profession thrived while at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. He was a founder of San Jose National Bank, Commerce Savings and Loan, and is a former member of Santa Clara University’s Board of Fellows. He was formerly vice chairman of the California State Athletic Commission, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown ’59, for which he represented California at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1965 to 1969.
“I would like to thank Terri Eckert, director of operations at EMD Properties, Inc., and those at SCU who played a vital role in bringing this project to fruition,” said Dowd.
 
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:08P

1973

GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Wise, Peter (NA)

Peter Wise ’69, MBA ’73 will finally retire next year - what a long strange trip it's been. He plans devote time to Puppy Mill rescues and awarness. He and his wife Julie live in Louisville, Colo.

submitted Apr. 30, 2014 8:00A
'73
Reis, Alvaro

Alvaro A. Reis MBA '73 writes that he is retired and has been enjoying lectures and OLLI activities at SCU, doing in-state travel, and catching up with family and friends. He adds that he reads Santa Clara Magazine from cover to cover.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:12P
'73
Maydonovitch, John
John Maydonovitch M.S. '73 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
 
As chair of the Industry Advisory Board, he has provided outstanding leadership and secured donations to support engineering programs. In 1999, he established two awards to honor the late professor Gerald Markle, founder of the Applied Mathematics Department—one recognizing excellence in teaching, and one supporting student scholarship. As CEO of MCE, a local manufacturing company, he regularly recruits Santa Clara engineering students for internships, providing important mentoring and job experience, while exemplifying the Jesuit model of giving back.
 

 

submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:02P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '73
Fettis, Mary (Cerrito)

Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis ’70, M.A. ’73 was honored by the Italian American Cultural Center Foundation for her dedication to the marine environment, Monterey's cultural past, Italian and Japanese heritages, Catholic community, and Fisherman's Wharf.

submitted Apr. 29, 2014 10:50P
'73
Bogner, Larry

Larry Bogner '73, MBA '77 reports that all is well with him and his wife Lynda in Napa.

submitted Apr. 16, 2014 2:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Bishop, Julie (Clinnin)

Retired teacher Julie (Clinnin) Bishop '73 is an Ignatian Volunteer in San Diego at the Jesuit middle school Nativity Prep, where she has volunteered for six years. She learned about Ignatian Spirituality from her daughter Erin Bishop '03, MTS '09, who served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after college at the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, in New Jersey. Erin now works in Campus Ministry at the University of San Diego. Read more about them here.

submitted May. 16, 2014 12:55P

1974

UGRD Arts & Sciences '74
Scott, Dave

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Dave Scott ’74, J.D. ’77 writes, "Practiced law until 1981 then went to work for a subsidiary of NV Philips. Started a small electronics company in 1983. Sold it in 2002 and retired. Currently split time between Saratoga, Calif. and Aspen, Colo. area and travel around the world with my wife. Do volunteer work for the United States Tennis Association."

Contact Dave
https://www.facebook.com/davey.scott
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 3:26P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Rodriguez, Ed

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Ed Rodriguez '74 writes, "I am a retired Senior Partner after a 39-year career with KPMG, principally in Silicon Valley. My wife, Pam, and I split our time between our homes in Saratoga, Calif. and Truckee/Northstar in North Lake Tahoe. Our future includes extensive travel and spending time with our 4 married kids (3 daughters and a son) and their spouses as well as our 4 grandchildren (and one more on the way), all of whom live in Silicon Valley."

submitted Mar. 17, 2014 3:48P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Jensen, Thomas

Thomas E. Jensen ’74, JD ’77, is living the retired life at 8800 feet, in a mountaintop log home 40 miles west of Colorado Springs. Living the life!

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 2:46P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '74
Haston, Joanna (Fonseca)

Joanna Haston '74 writes, "Greetings, Class of '74! Lyn '74 and I look forward to seeing you at the Grand Reunion in October. Blessings."

Contact Joanna
www.facebook.com/joanna.haston www.linkedin.com/pub/joanna-haston/44/b91/1a2
submitted Mar. 27, 2014 6:08A
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Caratan, Tina

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Tina Caratan ’74 writes, "Forty years after receiving my bachelor's degree at SCU, I decided to gain my master's. I proudly graduated with a master's in nonprofit administration (with honors!) in May from USF. But never fear—once a Bronco, always a Bronco!"

submitted Jun. 4, 2014 6:00A
'74
Bernbrock, Chris

Chris Bernbrock '74 retired from IBM on Dec. 31, 2013 - after nearly three decades of fascinating, mostly global, roles with the company. He can now be found these days enjoying long walks and Tai Chi on the beaches of Orange County in Southern California with his beautiful wife of 37 years, Yoopin.... and becoming increasingly involved in their parish community of Holy Spirit, in Fountain Valley. They will be attending the weekend portion of the class reunion in October.

submitted Apr. 23, 2014 2:41P
'74
Beamish, Rita

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Rita Beamish '74 is the project editor of the newly released The Upside of Aging, a wide-ranging, factually-based book that reveals the vast opportunities of our aging world. Yes, there is in fact an upside.

Contact Rita
rcbeamish@comcast.net
submitted Apr. 26, 2014 2:05P

1975

'75
Sager, Sherri

Sherri Sager '75 just celebrated her 20th anniversary at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, where she serves as chief government and community relations officer.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:16P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '75
Labozetta, Bob (Labozetta)

Bob Labozetta ’69, MA ’75 writes: "After 33+ years teaching at the secondary and lately the community college level, I have retired my chalk and white board pens, closed my grading software, and boxed my PowerPoint presentations and lessons. The last six years my wife, Susan, and I resided in Oregon, and last summer decided to chuck it all and travel full-time. We sold our home and most of our possessions, bought a motorhome, and now see the USA (but not in a Chevrolet). While Susan continues her art (sculpture), I may put my SCU education to work by writing who-knows-what. Figuring out how to brew beer on the road, fishing across this great land, and viewing historical sites that I discussed in the classroom but never took the opportunity to visit are prominent objectives as well."

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:41P
'75
Chiesa, Steven
 
Steven Chiesa '75 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
 
For the past 26 years, Steven Chiesa has been a champion of student learning in the School of Engineering, not only within his own department, where he is associate professor of civil engineering, but also through his leadership as associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, a position he held for more than a decade. Throughout his tenure at Santa Clara University, Dr. Chiesa has mentored numerous student organizations and provided countless EIT/FE study sessions, and has received many University, school, and professional awards for outstanding teaching and service to his community. For his long and valued service to the School of Engineering and to the scores of students who have benefited from his teaching, advising, and generous offering of time and talent, Dr. Steven Chiesa was selected to receive this honor.
 
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 3:54P
'75
Bergquist, Timothy

Tim Bergquist MBA '75 co-authored the textbook Understanding Business Statistics, which was published by Wiley in December 2013. He is a professor of quantitative analysis at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore., since 1996. He received his PhD in Decision Sciences from University of Oregon in 1996. He retired from the US Air Force as a major in 1991.

submitted May. 16, 2014 12:33P

1976

'76
Hindery, Michael

Michael Hindery ’76 has been selected to succeed Bob Warren as vice president for finance and administration at SCU. Mike currently is the vice dean for administration, finance, and clinical programs at the University of California, San Francisco.

 
As vice president for finance and administration, Hindery will be a principal member of the University’s executive team, reporting to President Michael Engh, S.J., to provide leadership for the administration and finance units. He will also play a key role in the University’s upcoming capital campaign, construction projects and the implementation of the overall strategic plan.
 
Hindery will have oversight for the University’s $840 million endowment, an annual operating budget of $387 million, and an administrative and finance team of 160.
 
Mike holds a breadth of experience as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for the School of Medicine at UCSF, including expertise in the areas of budget, accounting, financial management, information systems, human resources, among others. He brings to his position successful leadership in strategic planning, organizational management, and operational experience. Having managed budgets of more than $1.7 billion, Mike is a proven executive with a well-rounded portfolio. His strong ties to Silicon Valley complement his vast experience.
 
From 1996 to 2006, Hindery was senior associate dean for finance and administration at Stanford University School of Medicine with general management responsibilities for (at the time) a consolidated budget of more than $1billion (including nearly $400 million in sponsored research), a workforce of nearly 4,000 employees, and more than 1.1 million square feet of research and administrative space.
 
Hindery spent 11 years at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and was associate vice president for medical center financial affairs and executive director for the School of Medicine Administration when he joined Stanford.
 
Hindery received an M.S. in urban planning from the University of Washington, an M.A. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in sociology from Santa Clara University. While a student at Santa Clara, Hindery was valedictorian and a Nobili Medal recipient.

 

submitted Jun. 21, 2014 11:24A
Viewing 26-50 of 210 (page 2 of 9)
first | prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | next | last

Search all notes/obituaries: