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UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Darling, Jen

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

After graduating with her bachelor's degree, Jen Darling '06, M.A. '08 taught 4th grade in East Side San Jose for a year and realized that teaching was not her true calling. She went on to receive her Teaching Credential and Masters in Education with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology & Alternative Education from Santa Clara University and now works happily back at SCU as a fundraiser.

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submitted Feb. 16, 2011 9:37A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Cid, Amparo

Amparo Cid '06 worked for a local non-profit after graduating from SCU. Recently, she graduated from UC Davis School of Law and was awarded the Lorenzo Patiiño Memorial Award.

submitted Apr. 1, 2011 7:43P
GRD Law '06
Castle, Peter

Peter Castle J.D. ’06 joined Peak Vista Community Health Centers as manager of business development and partnerships. Castle is the former programs director for the Colorado Business Group on Health. He has been in the nonprofit field for more than six years and is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Santa Clara University School of Law, and the Coro Center for Civic Leadership.

submitted Apr. 1, 2012 11:35A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Cardenas, Tori (Markey )

Tori (Markey) ’06 and Aaron Cardenas were married on June 23, 2012, at Bava Ranch in Hughson, Calif. The wedding party included SCU alumni Eric Cardenas '92, Jamie Weaver '06, Laurie Sherry '06, Erin Hurley '05, Jessica King Klem '05 and Cadi Imbs Olsen '06. Other Broncos in attendance were: Tori's father Michael Markey MBA '67, Michelle Rhoney '06, Teru Olsen '05, Cory Barnard '05, Vince Castro '06, Alex Kargbo '04, Kayla Huss '05, Whitney Sutak '04, Christina Alexander '06, Diane Snodgrass '06, Bridget Murphy '06, Martha Saracino '06, Katrina Welch Reardon '06, and Matt Reardon '06.

submitted Oct. 4, 2012 9:53A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Busch, Mark


Mark Busch '06 is holding a fundraiser on Oct. 29th in San Francisco to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The fundraiser is part of a larger fundraiser project named “Operation: Pink Paddle,” whose goal is to raise $25,000 for the BCRF in conjuncture with an international paddling trip. Busch writes: "The goal of the trip is to paddle the first descent of 3 rivers in South America, starting in Bolivia and paddling roughly 1,800 miles to Buenos Aires. The trip will take place Dec. 2011.  Please visit our website,, to make a donation, and learn more about the trip, the impetus behind it, and who we are."


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submitted Mar. 23, 2011 11:25A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Brown, Sara

Sara Brown '06 and Ryan Kennedy '05 married June 2, 2012 in Michigan.

submitted Jul. 13, 2012 2:20P
Bird-Vogel, Carly

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

Carly Bird-Vogel '06 wites: "On July 16, 2011, I married Paul McDonald of Dartmouth '06 in Seattle. Broncos Marisa Fillmon '06, Ellie Menefee '06, and Angela Saldivar '06 were among my bridesmaids. Other Broncos in attendance included Colleen Skinner '06 and Andrew Vlasaty '06."


submitted Aug. 10, 2011 10:34A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '06
Berg, Keely

Keely Elizabeth Berg (Nelson) '05, M.A. '06 and husband Chris welcomed their daughter Annabelle Rylie Berg into the world on July 3, 2012. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where they have purchased their first home.

submitted Feb. 19, 2014 1:17P
UGRD Engineering '06
Benevedes, Deanna

Ryan Benevedes ’06 and Deanna Perdiguerra ’06 were married on May 8, 2010 at Mission Santa Clara. Alumni in attendance: Nate Martel ’05,  Robyn Kobashigawa ’05, Katie Cote ’06, Rhea Hautea ’06, Cole Millare ’06, Jonathan Change ’06, Jesse Pyeatt ’06, Reynaldo Flores ’06, Jacob Chu ’06, Kelly Watanabe ’06, Garrett Yoshimoto ’06, Carolyn McClure ’06, Alvin Chen ’06, David Oride ’07, Jenai Beddow ’07, Michael Gamboa ’07, Dorothy Perdiguerra ’09, and Kristen (Brandt) Ruthruff ’02.

submitted Sep. 14, 2010 3:27P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Bedell, Colleen (Hamlin)

Beau Bedell '04 and Colleen Bedell (Hamlin) '05 welcomed their first child — Annabelle Casey Bedell on July 28, 2010.

submitted Sep. 15, 2010 4:46P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '06
Becker, Melinda

Melinda Becker '04, M.A. '06, a classical singer, recently earned her M.F.A. in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She performs frequently as a soloist and as a member of Duo Fado in the U.S. and internationally, with guitarist Thomas Walsh. This July, they were featured in a Spanish song festival in Madrid, Spain and will begin a London concert tour in September. Melinda is a member of the music faculty at Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and lives in San Francisco.

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submitted Jul. 24, 2011 4:45A
Barrientos, Sharon

Sharon A. Barrientos '06 and Ali R. Alawi were married on Dec 26, 2006 in San Jose, CA. On May 18, 2007, Ali R. Alawi and Sharon A. Barrientos '06 had a baby girl named Alysha Samarah. She is a blessing!!

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submitted Sep. 16, 2011 1:26P
Bacolini, Lindsey

Lindsey Bacolini ’06 joined HUB International Limited (HUB), an international insurance brokerage firm, as an account executive in the employee benefits consulting division in Mountain View, Calif. Bacolini will be responsible for servicing HUB’s Northern California middle-market corporate clients. Prior, she served as in a similar capacity for Sequoia Benefits in the San Francisco Bay Area.

submitted May. 29, 2012 6:04P


Young, Galen (Smith)

Galen Smith ’07 and Jeffrey Young ’07 were wed on Aug. 26, 2011, in Seattle, Wash. The wedding party included maid of honor Claire Smith ’11, bridesmaids Mary Swift ’07 and Gabriela Flowers ’07, and groomsman Michael Pellicio ’07. Other Broncos in attendance included Robert Rose '86, Philip Johnson ’04, Matthew Meyerhofer ’06, Scott Clark ’07, Amy Potter ’07, Christina Vaninetti ’07, and Jonathan Wahl ’07. The couple currently lives in Washington, D.C.

submitted Feb. 15, 2012 6:59A
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Wilson, Megan (Feldmar)


Marc Wilson ’06 and Megan Feldmar ’07 were married on August 14th, 2010 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Alumni in the bridal party were: Christina Vicencia ’07, Brooke Hennon ’07, Medley Jane Crank ’07 and Sean Flaherty ’07. Other SCU Alumni in attendance were: Adam Olsen ’07, Tony Castellanos ’05, Mike Speciale ’06, Josh Kolb ’05, Michael Vincent ’06, Kristin Anderson ’06, Julie Screbant ’07, Jill Piermattei ’07, Kevin Cherrstrom ’07, Mira Atkinson ’07, Dan Jacinto ’06, Jessica Travis ’07, Kevin Holmes MBA ’10 and Kasey Howe ’06. Megan and Marc currently reside in Huntington Beach, CA where Marc is a technical sales consultant and Megan works in internal audit for a retail corporation.


submitted Sep. 17, 2010 10:25A
GRD Leavey/MBA '07
Weinswig, Mark

Mark Weinswig MBA '07 was appointed chief financial officer at EMCORE Corporation, a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optic and solar power markets. Weinswig will be responsible for the company's finance and accounting functions. Prior to joining EMCORE, Weinswig held various leadership positions as Controller, Executive VP of Business Development, and Interim CFO with technology companies including Coherent, Inc. and Avanex Corporation (now Oclaro, Inc.). He previously was at Morgan Stanley's Institutional Equity Research Group, where he covered the telecommunications equipment industry, and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an auditor. Weinswig received an MBA from Santa Clara and a BS in business administration from Indiana University. He has earned the CFA and CPA designations.


submitted Nov. 29, 2010 3:18P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Waples , Kelsey

Kelsey Waples '07 is currently finishing up her last year of school at Pepperdine Law and was recently published in the Law Review (Volume 40, Issue 1).

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submitted Apr. 29, 2013 11:44A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Tone, Hilary

Hilary A. Tone '07 graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's of Public Diplomacy in May 2009. After relocating to Tucson, Ariz. over the summer, she now works as the communications coordinator for a nonprofit human rights organization called Border Action Network.

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submitted Dec. 8, 2009 7:29P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Tchaga, Gabriela

Gabriela Tchaga '07 married Paul Garces on August 20th, 2011. The wedding was held at Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, CA. Bridesmaids include Carolyn Gregory '07 and Nina Stellini '07. Other Broncos in attendance include Christy Trombly '07, Brittany Glattly '07, Summer McCormick '08, Jessica Lindsley '08, Marilena Mahan '08, and Josh Higggins '07.

submitted Aug. 16, 2011 10:34P
Sullivan, Jenny (Moody)
Jenny Moody Sullivan '07 and her husband Brian—a son, James Theodore (JT) Sullivan, born Dec. 27, 2013. He was 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 21 inches.
submitted Feb. 27, 2014 3:07P
Stephenson, Kyle

In August, Kyle Stephenson ’07 earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. He and wife Ashley Schweickart ’07 recently relocated to Monterey, California, where Kyle accepted a tenure track faculty position at California State University Monterey Bay.

submitted Oct. 30, 2014 8:57A
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