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1972

UGRD Leavey Business '72
Herrera, Esau

Esau Herrera ’72, J.D. ’76 is proud to report that his daughter, Kiara ’12, recently graduated from SCU and promptly joined AmeriCorps to "save the world." Esau is serving as president of the school board at Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, the same district that he attended as a child.

Contact Esau
EsauLawyer@gmail.com
submitted Jul. 15, 2012 7:12P
'72
Frier, Laura

Laura Casas Frier J.D. ’82 is a candidate for Governing Board, Foothill-De Anza Community College District. She is currently vice president of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s Board of Trustees, member of the Audit and Finance Committee, and board ember since 2006. She is also member of the state-wide California Community College League Board.

submitted Oct. 15, 2012 7:56A
'72
Fardella, Alayne

Alayne Fardella 72 was named chief operating officer of the Seattle Times. Fardella served in a number of leadership roles at the Seattle Times over 15 years, most recently as senior vice president/business operations. She left the company in 2010 and has since served in a consulting role. Previously, she held management positions with technology and manufacturing companies, including Intel and National Semiconductor.

submitted Aug. 12, 2012 2:00P
'72
English, Jeanne

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Jeanne English ’72 retired after 26 years at the California DMV, where she did driving tests, specializing in big rigs.

submitted Jun. 4, 2012 5:13P
'72
Dowd, Ed

A veteran real-estate investor, financier, and CEO who has learned the healing qualities of art has donated $12 million to Santa Clara University to help build a grand, three-story art and art history facility on campus by 2016.

The generous gift of Ed Dowd ’72, owner of EMD Properties, Inc., Los Altos, forms the foundation for a campaign that aims to raise $26 million for the new 43,500-square-foot building.
 
The modern and dramatic Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will unite SCU’s entire undergraduate community around creativity and innovation, offering centralized studio space, classrooms, gallery displays, a sculpture garden, as well as ample space for faculty, students, visiting artists, and scholars to congregate.
 
“We are deeply honored and grateful that Ed Dowd has so generously provided this important foundation upon which Santa Clara University will build the new artistic center of campus,” said Michael Engh, S.J., president of Santa Clara University.
 
Dowd, who graduated from Santa Clara University in 1972 with a degree in science and commerce, said he became interested in art after the purchase of his home in San Francisco where he began collecting art. This led to the funding of a public-art project at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Mountain View campus, where he receives treatment for the multiple sclerosis that’s been part of his life since 1993.
 
“Art transcends all time and seems like a great cause to me,” said Dowd, who says he wants his legacy to extend beyond business causes. “I have a desire to use my resources to create a better world, and I feel a world filled with art is a far more enjoyable place."
 
A glass sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly will grace the lobby of the new building at SCU.
 
After Dowd’s insistence that a Chihuly sculpture be installed at the PAMF Mountain View facility, letters poured in from patients with gratitude. Many described the healing power of the piece. Dowd did not realize until later the effects an iconic sculpture such as the Chihuly would have on the medical center. After a few years it became clear this sculpture not only assisted patient recovery but also drew a spectacular group of doctors to the facility. It also attracted special attention to the city of Mountain View, as people from all over the world came just to see the sculpture. It is Dowd’s hope that the installation of a Chihuly sculpture at SCU will draw special attention to the University’s art programs and inspire students for years to come: a good fit for the university’s goal to educate the whole person.
 
The new building will replace the current 25,900-square-foot building located along The Alameda. In addition to about 150 art and art history majors on average, each year more than 1,000 students across multiple majors take classes at the current building and others around campus.
 
“The creation and study of art plays an integral role in Santa Clara’s emphasis on educating the whole person,” said professor Blake de Maria, chair of the Department of Art & Art History. “Students who take our courses engage both critically and creatively with the visual world, opening channels of innovative thinking, creativity, and expression.”
 
“As a double major in studio art and engineering, the opportunity to study art and engineering at the same time has allowed me to exercise my creativity in a fun and enjoyable way,” said SCU student Samira Almendras ’14. “Exposure to art is a very important part of being a student and a well-rounded person.”
The new building is part of a major redesign of the north side of SCU’s campus into a vibrant arts-focused quadrant, and will serve as the signature structure of the University’s north entrance. It will be located near the University’s Mayer Theatre, music and dance building, Fess Parker Studio, and Recital Hall.
 
Other features of the building as currently envisioned:
  • A dramatic design, selected by Dowd and funded by the Sobrato Group, featuring a dome with circular walkway and an outdoor sculpture garden
  • Flexible studios that can accommodate teaching of multiple mediums
  • Technology-rich classrooms, some optimized for 3-D projects
  • A 1,600 square foot gallery, and additional space to feature works of SCU students, faculty, and visiting artists
  • Darkroom, film lab, and lighting studios for photography
Dowd, a long-time resident of Los Altos, currently resides in San Francisco. His profession thrived while at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. He was a founder of San Jose National Bank, Commerce Savings and Loan, and is a former member of Santa Clara University’s Board of Fellows. He was formerly vice chairman of the California State Athletic Commission, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown ’59, for which he represented California at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1965 to 1969.
“I would like to thank Terri Eckert, director of operations at EMD Properties, Inc., and those at SCU who played a vital role in bringing this project to fruition,” said Dowd.
 
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Daly, Kerry

Kerry K. Daly '72, owner of KerryOn Personal Assistants, relocated to Mill Valley and her landlord is SCU football legend, Ray "Frisky" Kalisky '36 -- a good friend to Kerry's dad, Jack F. Daly, Jr. '36.

submitted Oct. 16, 2011 2:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Daly, Kerry (n/a)

Kerry K. Daly ’72 has moved from San Francisco to Hollywood, Florida to open "An English Majors Bookstore" in early 2014.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 8:08A
'72
d'Ercole, Mark

Mark d'Ercole '71 received a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Master Charles Gracie. By doing so, he becomes registered in the BJJ Federation in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is still actively competing in tournaments and is married with two sons in San Francisco.

Contact Mark
232 9th avenue San Francisco, California 94118
submitted May. 28, 2013 5:37P
'72
Carrico, William "Bill"

William "Bill" N. Carrico ’72 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for his achievements as a leader in entrepreneurship, furthering not only the engineering profession, but the School of Engineering at Santa Clara as well. Carrico began his career working at Fairchild Semiconductor and Zilog. During his career, he co-founded seven networking companies in Silicon Valley. The first, Bridge Communications, went public in the mid-1980s and was later acquired by 3Com Corporation, at which time Bill became president of 3Com. Several ventures later, Carrico cofounded Packet Design in 2000 where he serves as chairman. He has served in an advisory capacity on numerous boards in the Valley and is widely known and respected for his keen business insight and innovation.
 

 

submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:32A
'72
Cantando, Rory

Freshman Dorm: O'Connor

Rory Cantando '72 writes: "Diane and I will be celebrating our 30-year wedding anniversary by spending a couple of weeks on a Mediterranean cruise which begins in Rome (on September 29th and ends October 11th). We will visit Alexandria, Egypt, Jerusalem and one other port in Israel, Santorini, Naples and then returning to Rome. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the reunion."

Contact Rory
rory.cantando@wfadvisors.com or rorycantando@comcast.net
submitted Jul. 30, 2012 12:15P
'72
Borba, Craig

Craig Borba '72 was selected as administrator of the year for the state of California by the Association of California School Administrators.

submitted May. 21, 2009 4:22P
'72
Bolling, George

The work of the late George Bolling '72, a Santa Clara University alum and video curator at the de Saisset Art Gallery and Museum in the 1970s (he was the first video curator at any museum on the West Coast), was featured in a show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this spring. Bolling's 1979 documentary "Newport Beach Revisited" was screened March 5 - June 1. His pioneering curatorial work and videography at the de Saisset Art Gallery and Museum in the 1970s is the subject of a post on the SFMOMA blog Open Space by Tanya Zimbardo.

submitted Apr. 3, 2013 11:46A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Barsanti, Shelly (Bruneau)

Shelly (Bruneau) Barsanti ’72, a Los Gatos resident and long-time American Cancer Society volunteer, was awarded the St. George National Award at the American Cancer Society California Division Annual Board of Director's meeting on Oct. 29. This honor is presented to an outstanding volunteer in recognition of distinguished service in achieving the Society's strategic goals. “The American Cancer Society has an invaluable resource and leader in Shelly Barsanti,” said Michael Chae, Vice President, Silicon Coastal Region of the American Cancer Society. “The theme for the Board this year is ‘fighting for more birthdays starts with you,’ and Shelly is a shining example with her passion and dedication to our mission.” A breast cancer survivor, Barsanti has been a tireless leader and advocate for the American Cancer Society for 16 years. When she discovered that one of the great gaps in cancer support is for young adults, she helped found, fund, and organize a support group for young cancer patients between the ages of 19-30. She is passionate about making the volunteer experience both rewarding and educational while recognizing volunteers for their time and talents.

submitted Nov. 5, 2010 3:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Atlas, J Mark

Mark Atlas '72, J.D. '75 has joined the Sacramento-based law firm Downey Brand as Of Counsel in their water practice group. Mark also still has an office in Willows, and specializes in water rights, public agency and resources law, as well as business and estate planning. Downey Brand is Sacramento's largest law firm, with offices in several other Northern California cities and Reno, Nevada. The firm is not only noted for its water law practice, which dates back to its founding in 1926, but it is also recognized for its work in business, environmental, renewable energy, employment and family law.

submitted Jan. 28, 2011 4:04P
'72
Anastasio, Kathleen (Viery)

Kathleen Viery ’72 married Louis Anastasio Jr. on October 13, 2013 on Block Island, R.I. The honor attendants were the Louis’ four granddaughters. Kathleen is a retired Chief Financial Officer. Louis is a retired teacher and swim coach.

submitted Jan. 14, 2014 12:41P

1973

GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Wise, Peter

Peter Wise BSME '69, MBA '73 came out of retirement and accepted a faculty research associate position at the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in 2009. He lives with his wife, Julie, and their three dogs in Louisville, Colo., where they enjoy rides on the Harley, writing their blogs, and conducting research on Julie's book about Christian Sacred Sexuality.

submitted Mar. 17, 2010 3:12P
GRD Law '73
Swartz, Andrew

Andrew Swartz ’73 has been a partner for Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy law firm located in Monterey, Calif. since 1974. He is married to Kiane Swartz, and they reside in Monterey. They have two grown sons: Adam, a longtime Chicago firefighter married with one daughter, and Alex, a business analyst for Visa.

submitted Aug. 11, 2013 5:22P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Stege, John

John Stege '73 of Aptos, Calif., is the new Vice President and Broker for the Employee Benefits Division of Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates.

submitted Sep. 1, 2010 2:56P
GRD Law '73
Simpson, Thomas

Thomas L. Simpson '69, J.D. '73 is a lawyer and Certified Family Law Specialist with his own three-attorney firm in Glendale, Calif. He was recently elected President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter. He resides in La Canada with his wife, Lili.

submitted Jul. 26, 2011 2:42P
UGRD Leavey Business '73
Ryder, Joanna

Joanna White Rydder '73 is a Regional Director of Funding for The Hunger Project, an international NGO, working in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

submitted Aug. 28, 2009 2:31P
UGRD Engineering '73
Russell, Paul

Paul Russell '73, MBA '82 was appointed senior vice president of engineering at ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley-based power electronics company.

Russell has more than 25 years of experience in technology development for companies in the solar, aerospace and defense industries. Prior, he served as senior vice president of engineering for concentrated photovoltaic solar systems provider Amonix. Additional experience includes multiple executive positions with Northrop Grumman and Space Systems/Loral, as well as systems engineering roles with Ford Aerospace.

submitted Jun. 24, 2012 1:15P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Rogers, Thomas
Thomas Rogers ’73 of Moraga was appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rogers has been a chief deputy district attorney, and previously a deputy district attorney, for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office since 1976. Most recently he has headed the office's Oakland-based Northern Division, overseeing the inception of all major prosecutions in that part of the county.
submitted Jan. 12, 2011 11:52A
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Reis, Alvaro

Alvaro A. Reis M.B.A. '73 is retired, traveling, and participating in the OSHER Program at SCU as well as spending time at SCU events. 

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 2:20P
'73
Pichon, Risë

Risë Pichon ’73, J.D. ’76 was honored with the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award in October 2011 in honor of her work for equality and human rights during her career. 

 
In April, Pichon was named among this year's 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Read the full interview at 
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-edition/2012/04/06/women-of-influence-rise-jones-pichon.html.
 
Pichon has been a California Superior Court judge of the County of Santa Clara since 1998. She is currently the assistant supervising judge of the Superior Court’s Criminal Division, the chairperson of the Superior Court Jury Standards Committee, and is a member of a number of other court committees. She previously served as a judge of the Municipal Court from 1984 to 1998 when the trial courts unified, and as a court commissioner from 1983 to 1984. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara Law in 1976 and a B.S. in mathematics from SCU in 1973. She served as supervising judge of the Palo Alto Court Facility from 2006 to 2009; supervising judge of the Sunnyvale Court Facility from 1999 to 2001; presiding judge of the Municipal Court from 1999 to 2001; and is currently serving her second term by election on the Santa Clara County Superior Court Executive Committee. She was appointed by the California Supreme Court to the California Commission on Judicial Performance and served from 1999 to 2007, including service as chairperson from 2002 to 2004. She was appointed to the Judicial Council of California by the chief justice of the California Supreme Court and served from 1994 to 1997. She is a member of The California Judges Association, the American Bar Association, the American Leadership Forum and the American Inns of Court, William A. Ingram Inn, and she currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Thomas More Society as its president, and is a member of the advisory board for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU.

 

submitted Mar. 2, 2012 2:57P
UGRD Leavey Business '73
Pereira, Michael

Michael Pereira '73, retired NFL vice president of officiating, joins Fox Sports as a multi-platform NFL rules analyst. Before his retirement, Pereira did weekly reviews of controversial officiating calls for the NFL Network. It was one area where the NFL Network outshined the league's other broadcast partners. Pereira will be situated in a control room each Sunday at the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles, giving him visual access to all games played. If circumstances warrant a rules interpretation or explanation, he'll be available to interact with studio analysts and game crews from stadiums around the country, either on- or off-camera. A team of Los Angeles-area football referees, each assigned to a different game, will be assisting Pereira.

submitted Jul. 7, 2010 1:45P
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