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Donahue, Kevin

Kevin J. Donahue '68 was named the California State Athletic Director of the Year for 2010-2011. He was also honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Central Coast Section Athletic Directors Association, and the In Via Award from Serra High School, the highest honor the school confers on non-alumni. Donahue recently retired from Serra High School in San Mateo after 31 years at the school, where he served as Athletic Director the past 30 years. He lives in Danville with his wife Robin.

submitted Jun. 22, 2011 7:39A
UGRD Leavey Business '69
Caillat, Ken

Ken Caillat ’69, Grammy-winning producer best known for producing the Fleetwood Mac record Rumours—the third largest-selling album of all time—just released the book Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, which tells the wild, poignant, and exhilarating story behind the album’s creation. Following the huge commercial success of Rumours, Caillat also produced Tusk (1979), Live (1980), Mirage (1982), and The Chain (box set, originally released in 1992) for the British-American rock band.

In 2003, Caillat produced and engineered former Fleetwood Mac band member Christine McVie’s solo album, In the Meantime, in London. The project took four months and was McVie’s first album in over ten years. Some of his other credits include Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Warren Zevon, The Rambles, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson, just to name a few. 
The sixty-five year old California native holds a BSC from the University of Santa Clara and has been an active member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for over 27 years. He is the father of singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and produced her albums Coco (2007), Breakthrough (2009), and All of You (2011). Read an interview with him at Smashing Interviews Magazine.
submitted Mar. 30, 2012 1:34P
Bric, Steve

Steve Bric ’69 writes that he is president of Hibernia Woolen Mills, which he founded in 1997. The extremely successful company manufactures residential and contract wool carpeting, with plans for growth.  He operates the business with his wife, Sharon Bric, whom he married in January 1979. "We enjoy the special friendships we have with our staff," writes Bric, who has two kids: Erin (who graduated from Boston College ) and Kevin ’05.

While at SCU, Bric was station manager at KSCU Radio Station from 1967–1968. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. After four years in ROTC, he was commissioned 2nd lieutenant. He completed officer’s basic at Fort Bliss, Texas, in air defense artillery, and served two years at Fort Ord, Calif., as a range officer with combat skills. Bric served four years in reserve duty with the rank of captain. His brother was killed in action in Vietnam while serving with Special Forces Secret Unit (SOG), facts only discovered 10 years ago, when Secrecy Agreements ran out.

In 1972, Bric joined his father's sales agency selling carpet yarns and backings. He moved to Manhattan Beach, Calif., and has lived there since. In 1984, upon his dad's death, he continued the business with Candlewick Yarns. In 1994 he founded Woolshire Carpet Mills, which sold in 1997, when he founded Hibernia Woolen Mills. "We are most fortunate," writes Bric.
submitted Jan. 14, 2013 11:54A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '69
Braun, Joseph

Joseph A. Braun, Jr. '69 is the coordinator of professional development for the National Council for the Social Studies and led the third annual Teacher Education Institute on Powerful and Authentic Social Studies on the SCU campus in July. He is the co-author of "An Introduction to Standards-Based Reflective Teaching in Middle and High Schools" published by Teachers College Press. He lives in Carmel, Calif., with his wife, Anne Gosch, who is the librarian at Palma High and he is a co-founder of the band Doc Ricketts Crickets.

submitted Jun. 19, 2009 1:38P
Botsford, Charles

Charles Botsford J.D. '69 is fully retired!

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 3:32P
Boitano, Frank

Frank Boitano ’69, MBA ’74 is the 2015 Ignatian Award recipient. The award was established in 1981 to publicly recognize alumni who live the SCU ideals of competence, conscience, and compassion, and have been a credit to the Alumni Association and the University through outstanding achievement in their service to humanity. He and his daughter Lauren summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on Jan. 17, 2013.


submitted May. 15, 2013 3:13P
UGRD Leavey Business '69
Beresky, Mike

Mike Beresky ’69 writes, "Retired US naval aviator. Worked in the cruise industry after retiring from the Navy. One daughter, married, with our first grandchild on the way. Now I travel the world with wife, Christine, of 32 years, mostly aboard cruise ships. The number of cruises we've taken over the years approximates our ages! Gulp!"

submitted Aug. 18, 2014 5:17P
Barengo, Robert

Robert Barengo '69 has been elevated from Nevada Tax Commissioner to the position of Chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission. Mr. Barengo is an attorney in Reno, Nev., and is a former Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly.  His record of public service in Nevada includes serving on the Nevada Tax Commission since 2003, serving as a member of the Nevada Insurance Commission (1996-2003), serving in the Nevada Assembly (1972-1982) and serving as a member of the City of Reno Financial Advisory Board (1998-1991). 

submitted Sep. 28, 2009 3:19P
UGRD Leavey Business '69
Andre, jim

Freshman Dorm: Kenna

Jim Andre ’69 writes, "Now retired, I am completing my third voyage teaching on Semester at Sea, Spring 2014. After working in accounting and owning a retail business for a few years, I began my teaching career at the University of Southern California in 1984. I live with my partner of 26 years, Paul Kellogg, in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles."

submitted Apr. 8, 2014 12:48A


UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Walsh Jr, Edward

Edward Walsh '70, who retired from City of San Francisco service in Jan. 2009, went back to school to study math and science (his worst subjects in high school and college) toward a BS in Biology. He is also a commissioner/trustee of the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund, which funds medical care for retired City of San Francisco employees.

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Edward Walsh
submitted May. 8, 2011 10:01A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Walsh, Edward

Ed Walsh '70 retired Jan. '09 from the City of San Francisco after 34 years and has gone back to school to study math, botany, and music. He also serves as Trustee of the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund for retired employees of the City of San Francisco.

submitted Mar. 18, 2010 2:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Tondreau, Patrick

Patrick Tondreau ’70 is serving as a Superior Court Judge in Santa Clara County and was named the 2013 Wilmont Sweeney Juvenile Court Judge of the Year by the Juvenile Court Judges of California. He also received the 2014 Wester Sweet Award for Legal Activism by the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP.

submitted Jul. 16, 2014 3:34P
GRD Leavey/MBA '70
Thomas-Sawaya, Joseph

Joseph A. Thomas-Sawaya '69, MBA '70 is recovering from cancer, mesothelioma, working part time as a psychologist in San Jose. Joseph has four children and eight grandchildren. 

submitted Apr. 13, 2010 12:33P
Smith-Chavez, Elizabeth (Ebinger)

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

After 35 years in a "big law firm," Liz Smith-Chavez ’70 opened her own boutique law firm (Smith Chavez Law) in 2013 in San Diego, specializing in business, real estate and probate litigation and dispute resolution, as well as oil and gas throughout the Western United States and Alaska. Liz has two daughters and three stepsons, as well as a 7 year old grandson who shares her passion for dinosaurs. She is probably the only attorney around with dinosaur poop in her office, right next to the books she has published on California Real Property litigation.

Contact Elizabeth
submitted Feb. 6, 2015 5:09P
Schwalen, Nancy (Whittaker)

Nancy F. Schwalen ’70 taught in the Eastside Union High School District for 40 years, starting at James Lick High School in the Fall of 1970 as a teacher-intern. She completed her credential studies in the summer of 1971. In 1976 she moved to Santa Teresa High School where she taught for the rest of her career. She taught almost every level of high school English, from English Language Development (ESL) to AP English Literature. In addition to classroom teaching, she served as a new teacher mentor, an ELD chairperson, and a staff development coordinator. Additionally she worked on accreditation teams for the Accrediting Commission for Schools - Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a task she has continued after her retirement in 2010. She married Stephen in 1971 and they reared three children, Chris, Andy, and Beth. She and Steve now enjoy the energy and antics of 4 grandchildren. She and Steve are also active in their parish, particularly in RCIA and liturgy.

submitted Mar. 9, 2015 10:51A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Schrey, Stephen

Steve Schrey '70 has transitioned from his trial lawyer practice in San Francisco to a mediation and arbitration practice. He also now resides in Tiburon.

Contact Stephen
submitted May. 10, 2013 10:18A
Rixon, Greg

Greg Rixon '70 is celebrating the launch of his new enterprise, EGI, Golf, a company providing expert golf instruction at courses and facilities throughout Northern Virginia. After careers in both the U.S. Army and corporate public affairs, he began a professional career as a sales and operations manager with Golf Galaxy before branching off as a custom equipment fitter, swing analyst, private instructor and occasional competitor. "My mom always wanted me to play golf saying it would be good for business (It was). She'd be surprised to know it now is my business." Greg and his wife Wanda reside in Chantilly, VA; son Geoffrey (Fordham, '07) lives in nearby Herndon, VA.

submitted Jul. 27, 2011 1:27P
Rector, Mary (Terry)

Mary Terry Rector ’70 retired from GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), where she had been a  senior vice president for nearly 14 years. She and her husband, David, relocated to Genoa, the oldest town in Nevada. Lake Tahoe is about 20 minutes away, and deer, horses, cattle, sheep, and llamas abound in the beautiful Carson Valley.

submitted Jul. 1, 2014 4:16P
Northup, Ed

Ed Northup ’70 joined CooperVision as president of the Asia Pacific Region. He brings to the company extensive international and general management experience in the medical device industry.

Prior to CooperVision, he was senior vice president for Thoratec Corporation, and chief operating officer for Mentor Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company. He also held several global positions at Boston Scientific, including president of the international and pain management businesses, as well as commercial and operational roles with Baxter Healthcare.

submitted Jun. 17, 2012 10:18A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Myles, Alana (Hagood)

Alana Hagood Myles ’70 was elected, November 5, 2013, to the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Trustees. Monterey, Calif.

submitted Jan. 11, 2014 2:51P
Myles, Alana

Alana Myles '70 writes, "Now serving my second year on the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education." 

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 3:00P
Moser, Rex

Rex Moser '70 retired in December after 26 years in foreign affairs for the Department of State and service in South Asia and Latin America. He is retiring to Santa Barbara and looks forward to many years of travel and cultural experiences.

submitted May. 3, 2013 9:19A
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