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GRD Law '76
Price Jr., Curren

After serving seven years in the California Legislature (51st Assembly District and 26th Senate District) Curren D. Price Jr. J.D. '76 has returned to public service in Los Angeles. In June 2013, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, 9th District. On the council he chairs the Economic Development Committee and serves on the ad hoc committee to oversee and coordinate the city's bid and participation in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. He is married to businessswoman and social activist Del Richardson, and they have two grown children and three grandkids.

submitted Aug. 28, 2015 4:19P
GRD Law '76
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
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
GRD Law '76
Pichon, Risë
On Jan. 1, Risë Jones Pichon '73, J.D. '76 became Santa Clara County’s first minority presiding Superior Court judge.
Pichon, 62, said she got to the top of her legal career by taking chances outside her comfort zone and learning how to deal with obstacles tied to her race. Today she brings to her new position a lifelong understanding of race relations.
“Having lived when I lived gives a person a great understanding of how people feel, how they feel when there’s only one of them in a group,” said Pichon.
“The fact that they can feel powerless and some can abuse their power. … It’s given me the courage at this point of my life to make sure people are treated fairly. I can’t say it’s best to treat everyone the same because that’s no longer true. Justice is not blind.”
Read the full story at
submitted Jan. 9, 2015 3:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Paxton, Larry

Larry Paxton '76 was recently elected as president of the American Geophysical Union's Space Physics and Aeronomy Section. Larry is the head of the Geospace and Earth Science Group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In July, he met Dr. Frank Drake of the Drake Equation. Dr. Drake had presented a lecture on project Ozma to the physics majors in 1974. That lecture and Larry's experience as an undergraduate researcher and participation in the Honors Program at Santa Clara shaped Larry's later life and career.

Contact Larry
submitted Jul. 20, 2015 5:54P
Ontiveros, Margaret (Porter)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Margaret "Gret" Ontiveros '76 has been teaching for the last 35 years. She is currently beginning her fifth year as principal of Juan Pacifico Ontiveros School. She and her husband Paul have six adult children. "Regrettably, none are Broncos," she writes. Margaret enjoys running, working in her rose garden, and spending time with friends and family.

submitted Sep. 9, 2011 5:29A
O'Hara, Dennis

Dennis O'Hara '76 has been honored for the second year as a "Power Broker" by Risk & Insurance magazine. This honor comes as Risk & Insurance performs research to identify the top men and women in the property/casualty brokerage segment of the insurance industry. His classification and industry focus within the awards is nonprofits. "More important," he writes, "I've been SCU's insurance broker for the last eight years -- and hopefully many more to come. I lead at team at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. that coordinates insurance analysis, purchasing and risk management consulting at SCU (and USF, Loyola Marymount and the California Jesuit Province). On the SCU campus we are directed by and support Bob Warren, Harry Fong and Sam Florio."

Contact Dennis
submitted May. 6, 2009 11:10A
UGRD Leavey Business '76
O'Hara, Mike

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Mike O'Hara '76 writes: "Mary '77 and I are healthy and living in San Diego. Children are Sean, Dan, Katie, Jim and Patrick. We root for the Aztecs and USD these days."

submitted Jun. 25, 2011 3:33P
Morici , Martin

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Martin Morici '76 writes: "I have been in the commercial real Estate business for 34 years. I have two children: Adianna, who is 27, and Mary, who is 25. They are both graduates of Jesuit education--Mary from Loyola Chicago and Adrianna from Loyola Chicago. I am living my passion of travel and spend a month a year traveling the European continent and learning Italian."

submitted May. 13, 2011 9:08A
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
Miller, Jeffrey
Jeffrey A. Miller ’73, MBA ’76 has been elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees. Miller has more than 35 years of high-tech experience in semiconductors, hardware, and software companies. Prior to establishing the business-consulting firm JAMM Ventures, Miller was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, mentoring CEOs of portfolio companies. He was previously chairman and CEO of Documentum, an enterprise document-management software company that became one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country under Miller's leadership. He spent the early years of his career at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, also holding senior marketing and general management executive positions at Adaptec and Cadence Design Systems. He serves or has served on the boards of Lithium, MarkLogic, McAfee, Accept Corp., Data Domain, Datameer, ServiceNow, Unicru and American Prairie Reserve. He was previously co-managing director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society.
submitted Jun. 18, 2012 9:04P
McDermott, Kathleen

Kate McDermott '76 is the creator and founder of Art of the Pie. Since 2006 she has taught the time-honored craft of pie making to thousands. One of the most highly sought-after culinary instructors in the United States, Kate is widely acknowledged as one of the best makers of pie ever. Named "Food Rock Star" by Seattle Magazine, Kate has given her Art of the Pie workshop to food luminaries and has received high praise from Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet, Dorie Greenspan, Elise Bauer (Simply Recipes) and many others. Her blackberry pie was featured in Saveur Magazine's Top 100 Issue and appeared on the cover. She has been written about in numerous books, magazines & blogs by award-winning authors. A practitioner of kindness, she aspires to pass on the craft of pie-making to as many as she can. She has two children and lives at her home, Pie Cottage, in Port Angeles, WA.

Contact Kathleen
submitted May. 27, 2013 11:29A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Lydon, Pat (na)

Dr. Patrick J. Lydon '76 is Director of Clinical Markering and Training for NeoVista Inc. An early phase Medical Device and Clinical Research company in Newark, Calif. Pat is on an extended two-year assignment in Europe -- living in London. "Come visit," he writes.

Contact Pat
submitted Mar. 16, 2011 2:32A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Lydon, Pat

Dr. Pat Lydon '76 is an optometrist and the Director of Global Clinical Training and Marketing for NeoVista, Inc — an Ophthalmic Medical Device and Clinical Research firm based in the Bay Area. He is based in London, England. Enjoying golf, poker, scuba, and guitar — plus catching up with old friends. Feel free:

Contact Pat
Call me on 510-402-7076. Or
submitted Jul. 18, 2011 1:19A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Lodge, Joseph
Joseph Lodge ’76, J.D. ’80 was appointed to Arizona’s Coconino County Superior Court. “Mr. Lodge is known as one of the finest prosecutors in the State of Arizona,” said Governor Brewer. “His legal experience and outstanding personal and professional reputation make him well qualified to be a superior court judge.” Joe Lodge has worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1989, where he currently serves as the Branch Chief in the Flagstaff office. Prior to serving as a U.S. Attorney, he worked as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army from 1981 to 1989. He received his licensed to practice law in Arizona in 1992. As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Lodge prosecuted procurement fraud, white collar offenses and violent crimes occurring on northern Arizona Indian reservations. From 1995 to 1999 he served as the U.S. Attorney’s Office tribal liaison. As a JAG officer he helped soldiers and their families with domestic relations issues, contracts, wills and other civil matters. He also advised commanders on the applicable provisions of the Geneva Convention, rules of engagement and the law of appropriate targets. Mr. Lodge is reflective of Governor Brewer’s continuing effort to identify and appoint judges who share her philosophy that judges should strictly interpret and apply the laws as written by the Arizona Legislature. “It is an honor to appoint Joe Lodge to the Coconino County Superior Court,” said Governor Brewer. “He is an outstanding attorney who will serve the citizens of Coconino County well as their newest judge.”
submitted Feb. 16, 2011 12:13P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Leonard, Margaret

Margaret A. Leonard '76, J.D. '79 retired from her private law practice in 2008 and recently rejoined the workforce as an adventure guide. Her new company, Slow Adventure (, takes hikers/walkers on a four day, 40 mile journey along the Monterey Bay, from Santa Cruz to Monterey, on North America's only coastal serf guided inn to inn walking vacation. Margaret continues to live in Santa Cruz with her spouse, Clare, who celebrate 25 years together next month (June 2010).

Contact Margaret Facebook page: Slow Adventure
submitted May. 17, 2010 2:55P
Kelley, Patric

Patric Kelly J.D. '76 and wife Connie, of Morgan Hill, welcomed their second granddaughter, Kelsi Nessa Engles, on Nov. 21, 2008.


submitted May. 19, 2009 3:19P
GRD Engineering '76
Hsieh, Chi-Chia

Chi-Chia Hsieh Ph.D. '76 is Chairman of Taiwan Science Park Associations.

submitted May. 16, 2013 7:24A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Horan, Peter

Peter C. Horan '76 is CEO of Goodmail Systems, a venture funded internet company. Over the past 10 years, Peter has been CEO of several Internet companies including (which was sold to the New York Times) and (which was sold to D&B). He lives in San Carlos with his second wife, Pam. Peter has four children (27, 25, 21, 15) with his former wife Joan (Maggi) Horan '77.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 8:27A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Hindery, Mike

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Mike Hindery '76 writes: "I live in Palo Alto with my 15 and 13 year old sons -- James and Michael -- who are sharing with me the adventure of parenting! I work at the University of California, San Francisco as, appropriately, the VICE Dean."

submitted Mar. 21, 2011 10:38A
Hindery, Michael

Michael Hindery ’76 has been selected to succeed Bob Warren as vice president for finance and administration at SCU. Mike currently is the vice dean for administration, finance, and clinical programs at the University of California, San Francisco.

As vice president for finance and administration, Hindery will be a principal member of the University’s executive team, reporting to President Michael Engh, S.J., to provide leadership for the administration and finance units. He will also play a key role in the University’s upcoming capital campaign, construction projects and the implementation of the overall strategic plan.
Hindery will have oversight for the University’s $840 million endowment, an annual operating budget of $387 million, and an administrative and finance team of 160.
Mike holds a breadth of experience as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for the School of Medicine at UCSF, including expertise in the areas of budget, accounting, financial management, information systems, human resources, among others. He brings to his position successful leadership in strategic planning, organizational management, and operational experience. Having managed budgets of more than $1.7 billion, Mike is a proven executive with a well-rounded portfolio. His strong ties to Silicon Valley complement his vast experience.
From 1996 to 2006, Hindery was senior associate dean for finance and administration at Stanford University School of Medicine with general management responsibilities for (at the time) a consolidated budget of more than $1billion (including nearly $400 million in sponsored research), a workforce of nearly 4,000 employees, and more than 1.1 million square feet of research and administrative space.
Hindery spent 11 years at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and was associate vice president for medical center financial affairs and executive director for the School of Medicine Administration when he joined Stanford.
Hindery received an M.S. in urban planning from the University of Washington, an M.A. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in sociology from Santa Clara University. While a student at Santa Clara, Hindery was valedictorian and a Nobili Medal recipient.


submitted Jun. 21, 2014 11:24A
Herrera, Rose

Rose Herrera '76, M.A. '87 is a San Jose city councilwoman. The tech consultant and neighborhood activist previously founded Cinnamon Software, which manufactured applications for businesses.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:11P
GRD Law '76
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
submitted Jul. 15, 2012 7:12P
Herrera, Rose


Rose Herrera '76, M.A. '87 is seeking a second term as San Jose City Councilwoman, District 8, in this year's election. The incumbent is facing a tight race, particularly in the aftermath of pension reform Measure B. Read more at and


submitted Oct. 22, 2012 12:37P
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