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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.
Charles Botsford J.D. '69 is fully retired!
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.
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!"
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).
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."
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alana Hagood Myles ’70 was elected, November 5, 2013, to the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Trustees. Monterey, Calif.
Alana Myles '70 writes, "Now serving my second year on the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Education."
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.
Al Morici J.D. '70 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation. It is the largest Hospice in the country, treating over 1,200 patients per day.
Arthur Money M.S. '70 was appointed to the Government Advisory Board at Iridium Communications Inc. He previously served as the chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force.
Bill McGrath ’70 just completed his 25th year on the Bench in San Diego County as a Superior Court Judge. He and wife Grace met on their junior year abroad in Vienna and have been married for 44 years with two sons and two grandchildren.