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Tara Macken '06, an actress/stuntwoman, is playing a fighter – a District 4 tribute – in "The Hunger Games." The film, based on the first book in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, is about a teenager who lives in a post-apocalyptic world. The games are an annual event in which boy and girls aged 12 to 18 compete in televised battles in which only one of them can survive.
Machen’s big break was appearing on "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. She will be in the next installment of the "G.I. Joe" franchise and the next reboot of "Star Trek."
Veronica Lowman '06 was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army. Lowman began her training in ROTC Basic Officer Leadership Course I at Santa Clara University and upon graduation was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a 2nd lieutenant. She is currently stationed at the Presidio in Monterey.
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.
Jasmin Llamas ’06, M.A. ’09, a graduate student in the University of California–Santa Barbara Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has received two grants to help fund her research: a Chicano Studies Institute (CSI) Grant and a Graduate Research Award for Social Science Surveys. This is Llamas’s second CSI grant.
Kelsey (Swanson) Larson ’06 and her husband, Brent, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Linnea Mary, on April 12, 2014. Kelsey is an attorney with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles. Brent is the chief resident physician in pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The family lives in Burbank.
Jacquetta Lannan J.D. '06 has quit her job as a lawyer to start Chez Franc, a gourmet hot dog eatery (and food truck) set to open this summer in Palo Alto. She credits the California Program for Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business for helping her make the career change. Read more about her endeavor in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Ryan Kennedy '05 and Sara (Brown) '06 were married surrounded by family and friends on June 2, 2012, in southwest Michigan.
Catherine M. Kelly M.Div. ’06, husband Andrew, and son Michael welcomed Rafael James, born Oct. 3, 2011.
Leslie Maglione '06 married James Jensen on October 9, 2010 at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. In attendance were Joseph Maglione '77, Celia Raffetto Maglione '77, Jay Maglione '13, Claudia Panontin Jones '77, Mary Conlon Almassy '77, Steve Almassy '77, Alicia Del Prado, Katie Kiely '07, and Stephanie Rocha.
Leslie (Maglione) Jensen '06, J.D. '09 and her husband James welcomed their first child, Samantha May, on Jan. 17, 2014.
Toriana S. Holmes '06 is an associate practicing bankruptcy law at the law firm of Severson & Werson, P.C. in San Francisco.
Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., M.Div. '06 will be Creighton University’s 25th president as of July 2015. Hendrickson was born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska. He moved west to attend Marquette University, graduating with a B.A. in psychology and theology, before entering the Society of Jesus.
Kevin Hazard '06 will be a speaker at this year's Cloud Expo. He is director of Digital Content for SoftLayer, an IBM Company, responsible for developing, influencing, and managing public-facing and internal content that SoftLayer delivers through digital channels, such as corporate websites, third-party sites, and social media.
Kevin has more than 10 years of hosting industry experience, having previously managed social media and customer community engagement for The Planet and directed customer service for Site5 Internet Solutions. On a good day, he can still dunk a basketball.
Kent Harkness ’05 and Elizabeth Warburton ’06 were married in Houston, Texas on August 16, 2012.
Brent Haase ’08 and Hillary Boller ’06 on Aug. 24, 2013 at Mission Santa Clara. Father Arthur Liebscher presided. The wedding party included Kathleen (Render) Pacini ’06, Patrick Befort ’08, and Alexander Sweidan ’08. Family include Holly (Mindling) Boller ’76 and Carl Mindling ’72, MBA ’75. The happy couple live in Littleton, Colo. with their dog, Ollie. Other alumni in attendance: Andy Pacini ’06, Ben Seidenstein ’11, Ben Strobel ’08, Bobby Petrini ’07, Brady Pivirotto ’09, Caitlin Vaughn ’06, Chris Wilderotter ’06, Christel Allen ’06, Cristina Sansone ’11, Claire Bickenbach ’06, Elliott Bosslet ’06, Greg Mohrman ’05, Gustavo Gomez ’08, Jake Lyssy ’10, Jenn (Peck) Zessin ’06, Jim Miller ’05, Katherine Deleon ’11, Kelly (Steinwascher) Miller ’08, Kelly (Wells) Kasper ’10, Kendall Craver ’06, Kim Bedolla ’10, Lesley Miller ’06, Matt Steele ’09, Michael Strockis ’08, Patrick Tynan ’08, MBA ’12, Patty Tedesco ’74, Tom Cummins J.D. ’11, and Tracy Flecky ’07.
Brent Haase ’08 and Hillary (Boller) Haase ’06 are the proud parents of future Bronco Louis William Haase, born Aug. 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM. 6 lb., 0.9 oz., 18 1/4 in. Louis joins big brother Ollie, a German Shepherd, at home in Greenwood Village, Colo.
Bently Guglielmi ’06 writes: “My little sister, Jacqueline Taylor ’12, just graduated from SCU, along with my sister-in-law Gina Guglielmi ’12 and my first cousin Stephanie Carmassi ’12. This was a special graduation because we are the fifth generation to attend this fine university, yes fifth. It dates back to Adolph Gericke ’89, followed by Emile Maloney ’26 and his brother Harold Maloney ’24. Emile’s son and my uncle, Richard Maloney ’52, is our grandmother’s (Sheila Carmassi’s) brother. Sheila married Herm Carmassi, from the dynamic class of ’56, and their son Steve Carmassi ’84 is Stephanie’s father. I even attended his graduation in the Mission Garden back in the day. To go a step further, my husband, Tony Guglielmi ’06, and I were married by Father Tony Sauer ’56, good friend and classmate of Herm Carmassi. Fr. Sauer also baptized a future bronco: Giuliana. We took a photo at the picnic, which I hope to find, of three of the five generations who recently attended this warm ceremony last Saturday. They included my grandfather Herm, his son Steve, his daughter Stephanie, my brother Ryan Taylor ’10, my sister Jacqueline, my husband Tony, and his sister Gina. We are so proud to be a part of this fine institution. Let the tradition continue.”
Lisa (Duncan) Guglielmelli '06 married her high school classmate, Dustin Guglielmelli, in June 2010. The wedding took place in Livermore, CA and they now make their home in Dublin, CA. The bride was walked down the aisle by her father, Phillp C. Duncan '82 and her sister Stacey M. Duncan '01 was her bridesmaid. There were also SCU friends in attendance.
Jack Gillum '06 has been named a campaign finance and investigative reporter for the Associated Press. He will be covering the role of money in the upcoming 2012 election cycle at a time when court rulings have radically changed how outside groups can influence elections. Prior to joining AP's Washington bureau, Gillum was an editor with USA Today and, before that, with the Arizona Daily Star. His notable work includes uncovering testing irregularities in big-city schools and the growing role of government subsidies in college sports programs.
Christina L. Flynn '06 is joining the Utah Shakespeare Festival Educational tour for the first time. She is one of the members of the acting company for USF's 2012 tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Originally from San Diego, she received her B.A in theatre arts from Santa Clara University and her M.F.A in acting from Wayne State University. Flynn also studied at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.
Enrique Flores ’01, M.A. '06, through his nonprofit East Side Heroes, coordinated Unity Day II in East San Jose, in March. The event strives to promote peace amid gang-troubled communities by encouraging gang members and former member—and those whose lives have been touched by the violent feuds—to bring in gang paraphernalia in exchange for gift cards and to participate in a march through residential streets to promote peace.