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Sonia (Mungal) '04 and Jeffrey Cook '04 welcomed their first child, a son, Felix Loving Cook, on December 27, 2014. Baby Felix is the first nephew of Sarah (Cook) '08, Scott Stevens '06, and Myrna Mungal '10. He is also the first grandbaby of Dean Godfrey Mungal, School of Engineering. The family is looking forward to taking him on his first SCU campus stroller tour this summer!
On January 1, 2014 Alison R. Christian ’04 was promoted to Shareholder at the law firm of Christian Dichter & Sluga in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Christian is a co-founder of the award-winning ”Ladder Down” business development program for women lawyers and her practice focuses on insurance law and bad-faith litigation. CDS congratulates Ms. Christian and welcomes her to its partnership!
Alison R. Christian 2700 N. Central Ave. Suite 1200 Phoenix, Arizona 85004 Office: (602) 792-1700 Direct: (602) 792-1706 Fax: (602) 792-1710 AChristian@cdslawfirm.com www.cdslawfirm.com
Stephen Chesterton ’04 and Emily Sargent Chesterton ’04 welcomed a baby boy, Peter William, on Oct. 17, 2011. The family lives in Rockville, Md.
Stephen Chesterton ’04, Emily Sargent Chesterton ’04, and big brother Peter (age 3) welcomed Grace Elizabeth into the world on Sept. 22, 2014. The family lives in Rockville, Maryland.
Janalle Kaloi '05 and Erich Chen '04 were married at Lanikuhonua in Kapolei, Hawaii, on December 20, 2008. Other Broncos in attendance included Kenneth Flanagan '04, Anthony Black '04, Michael Bruggemann '03, Alex Wright '04, Taylor Bedilion '05, Robin Bell '05, Amanda Bloomberg '08, Jessica Bruggemann '98, J.D. '01, Sean Burns, Christopher Iwamura '08, Eric Kochanski '05, Sean McGlynn '04, Jenny Ruso '04, Richard Ruso '03, MBA '07, and Francisco Zepponi '05.
Carin (Posedel) Causey ’04 and husband Dave welcomed their first child, a son, Owen William, on November 10, 2011.
Lindsay Caron ’04, MA ’07 writes: My husband James Caron and I welcomed a baby boy, Luke Andrew Caron on January 15, 2014.
Mary (Chandler) Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 married Nick Carlich on April 26, 2014, in an awesome barn in Canby, Ore. Representing SCU as bridesmaids were Betsy Seus ’04, Amanda Kremer ’04, Becca (Johansen) Auten ’04, and Inna Petrovsky J.D. ’07. The bride didn't realize until now how many of her bridesmaids were from SCU. Go Broncos!
Kym Campbell '04 is the founder of Smart Fertility Choices, a website aimed at empowering women with the knowledge they need to battle infertility by covering a range of topics from natural fertility solutions and emotional support to assisted reproductive medicine and fertility preservation. She writes, "After four years of quietly struggling with infertility myself, I became motivated to be a voice for those dealing with the very common issue. Through the Smart Fertility Choices website and podcast I hope to be an advocate for women struggling with this difficult issue."
http://www.smartfertilitychoices.com http://www.twitter.com/smartfertilityc http://www.pinterest.com/smartfertility http://www.instagram.com/smartfertilitychoices http://www.facebook.com/smartfertilitychoices
Mike Brownlee '04 joined the law firm of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley and Dunlap as an associate in October. He will focus his practice on civil litigation, insurance-related matters, professional malpractice defense and appellate law.
Richard Augustus Brackett ’04 and Kelly Marie Morrison ’04 daughter of Kay ’74 and Paul Morrison ’73, were married on August 23, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Dating commenced after their 5 year Grand Reunion.
Jeff Bochsler ’04, inspired by his travels abroad during his time at Santa Clara University and after, recently published the e-book Be Multinational.
This book highlights 22 stories of everyday citizens from all over the globe who have traveled, lived, worked, and studied outside their birth country. Their stories of courage, strength, creativity, and growth remind us that venturing abroad is not a step back but a large step forward in our career, academic, and life pursuits. Bochsler writes, "Whether you've spent long stints abroad or never before, this book is sure to enliven a multinational spirit within you, knock down those barriers holding you back from booking your next ticket, and have you wondering why it took this long. A new language, experience, broadened perspective, and skill set is waiting. You will be better for it. The world will be better for it."
http://www.BeMultinational.com or Jeff.Bochsler@Gmail.com
Lindsey Santos '04 and Adam Bishop were wed at Mission Santa Clara on May 30, 2010. The wedding party included Lindsey's sister, Christie (Santos) Ille '02 and Nicole Marciano '04, M.A. '09. Other alumni in attendence included Ken Ille '03, Sallie Krochalis '04, Marlene Bennett '04, J.D. '08, Patrick Scanlan '10, Rebecca (Kniss) Wolfe '02 and Wendy Marlin (Moore) '93. The couple resides in Santa Clara.
Rob Bevegni ’04 married Stephanie Howell ’08 on Sept. 6, 2014, in Truckee, California. They live in San Francisco.
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.
www.DuoFado.com www.facebook.com/duofado www.MelindaBecker.net
Cam (Elkin) Barsness '04 and her husband Erik welcomed their first daughter, Reece Anne Barsness, on Dec. 17th. Reece was 6 lbs, 3 oz, and 19.75 inches.
Cameron (Elkin) Barsness '04 and her husband Erik are happy to announce the arrival of their second child, a boy named Thymer William, born May 20, 2011.
Michael Baranick '04 and Erin (Rieger) Baranick '04 welcomed their first child, Nolan James, on Oct. 4, 2012. The family lives in Seattle.
Mike Baranick '04 and Erin (Rieger) Baranick '04 - a son, Nolan James on October 4, 2012. The family lives in Seattle.
Becca Johansen ’04 married Marc Auten at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Ore. on August 24, 2013. In attendance, as the most awesome bridesmaid, was Mary Chandler ’04, J.D. ’07. The couple lives with their two dogs, Phoebe and Goose, in Portland, Ore.
Karen Dazols Albers ’04 and Joe Albers ’02 welcomed their son Lucas into the world this past April. Karen is a kindergarten teacher in Sunnyvale. Joe serves as founding Principal of Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, which opened this fall. Cristo Rey prepares low income students for college through a unique model of education where students work one day a week for companies and non-profits. They live in San Jose.
Callie Reger '04 and Andrew Abrahamowicz were married on March 6, 2011, in Bellevue, Wash. The couple resides in the Seattle area where Callie works as a nurse practitioner.
Callie (Reger) Abrahamowicz ’04 and her husband Andrew welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Ainslie Anne, on October 7, 2013. The family lives in Bellevue, Wash.