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UGRD Leavey Business '86
Collins, Peter

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Moya and Pete Collins '86 and their four daughters, Sara (13), Monica (11), Charlotte (9) and Katherine (7), moved to San Marino four years ago after a five year 'tour' of Boise and Seattle. Pete worked for Albertson's in Boise and then Nordstrom in Seattle. He is now working for True Religion Brand Jeans near Los Angeles. They enjoyed joining the Santa Clara 'network' along the road and reconnecting with many old friends upon their return to the Pasadena area.

submitted Feb. 22, 2011 10:05P
GRD Law '86
Cole Dillon, Ce


Ce Cole Dillon J.D. ’86 co-founded Student Loan 411 LLC. Student Loan 411 LLC is an advisory firm that helps student loan borrowers reengineer their student loan debt to pay for their life, not just their student loans. We also help financial services firms clients, mortgage and real estate companies and universities to manage their default rates. Ce resides in Chicago, Ill. with her family.

Contact Ce @schoolloan411
submitted May. 30, 2014 6:57A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Christianson, Jeff

Jeff Chistianson '86, M.S. '95 writes: "Working with the Piken Company in commercial real estate. Main office is in Studio City. Involved in leasing of general retail and office throughout Los Angeles area. I've been living in LA since 1996. I also work for Braemar Country Club in Tarzana coaching 'kids' of all ages. I've twice been a member of the Braemar 5.0 National Teams -- we keep getting beat in the Semis. Occasionally I see old SCU tennis teammates and former players... I think as we're aging; we remember winning more often."

submitted Mar. 17, 2011 2:33P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Chow, Kenton

Kenton D. Chow '86, MBA '96 has joined, the nation's No. 1 online wine retailer, as Chief Financial Officer. In this newly created position, Chow will oversee the finance functions, business development, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Chow brings more than 25 years of experience in high growth public and privately held companies. Prior to joining, he was the Chief Financial Officer at a number of high technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Aurora Networks, Catena Networks and Cobalt Networks. His experience includes leading a successful IPO, mergers and acquisitions, including Sun Microsystems' $2 billion acquisition of Cobalt Networks, and over $350 million raised in multiple equity and debt financings. He also held senior financial management positions at Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Bay Networks and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. (Chow holds a M.B.A. and B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University. He is a certified public accountant in California and also served on the Advisory Board for the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 2:20P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Chow, Kenton

Kenton Chow ’86, MBA ’96 is now the Chief Operating Officer of RetailNext, Inc., the leading big data analytics software company for physical retail stores worldwide. He and his wife of 19 years, Teri, live in Almaden Valley in San Jose with their two daughters, Kendra 17, and Kianna 14.

Contact Kenton
submitted Oct. 20, 2013 3:35P
Cebedo Lefebvre, Mary Beth

 Mary Beth Cebedo Lefebvre ’86 writes, "I am a project/program manager at Symantic's Sales and Marketing Operations org. Outside work, I volunteer as a board member with the Palo Alto Historical Association and as a yoga teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton School."

submitted Jun. 3, 2014 1:07P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Carr, Jeanne-Marie (Bourcier)

Jeanne-Marie (Bourcier) Carr ’86 is currently working as an Independent Study Educator for students K-12 in the Gateway Unified School District in Redding, Calif.

submitted Aug. 22, 2014 4:41P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Carlson, Sharon (Revering)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Sharon Carlson '86 writes: "Let's see... I've been married for 22 years to Dave, whom I met senior year at the CA Jaycees office in San Jose (where I worked during my 4 years at SCU). We have 3 kids -- Matt (20), Lauren (18), and Chad (15). I am a CPA and currently working for an aerospace fastener manufacturer (that's "fancy" for bolts). I also have a small tax practice, residual from my days at Arthur Andersen (the pre-Enron glory days, of course!).  I enjoy videography and editing in my spare time. I am a Gleek and an uberfan of How I Met Your Mother, DWTS, and Idol."

submitted Mar. 30, 2011 9:25A
GRD Law '86
Buechel, Robert

Robert Buechel J.D. '86 joined the Sedgwick LLP insurance practice group as a partner. With 25 years of experience, Buechel represents both U.S. and non-U.S. insurers and reinsurers in transactional, corporate and regulatory matters as well as dispute management and resolution. In addition to being a seasoned advisor to primary and excess insurance and reinsurance market participants, Buechel is a knowledgeable resource on offshore and alternative risk transfer markets, runoff strategies, captive insurers, risk retention and purchasing groups, program business, structured insurance transactions and excess and surplus lines. He previously worked in Bermuda for the past 10 years, most recently at Imagine Group Holdings Limited as in-house general counsel and secretary. He also managed the legal and company secretarial affairs of the entire group including its subsidiaries in England, Ireland, Luxembourg, Gibraltar and Barbados among other jurisdictions.

submitted Nov. 30, 2011 3:30P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '86
Bruno, Liz
Liz Bruno '82, M.A. '86 had her jersey—No. 42—retired at a Bronco basketball game in Feb. Bruno played for SCU from 1978 through 1982 and holds the school career women’s and men’s record for rebounds with 1,218; is 16th on the school all-time points list with 1,081; and is the only Bronco women’s basketball player with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The SCU Hall of Famer is an 18-year Redmond resident and licensed clinical therapist in the dual diagnosis unit at Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, Wash. She is also an active member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond and also participates in prison ministry when she’s not at her full-time job at Fairfax Hospital. Read more about her on the Kirkland Reporter.
submitted Feb. 25, 2014 8:17A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Bland, Steve

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Steve Bland '86 writes: "After experimentation working as an intern on Capitol Hill, I wandered into a career in advertising after graduating with my degree in History. Spent the next 17 years working at Chiat/Day in LA, SF and NY. In 2005, I changed things up and left the corporate world, spent the summer in Paris and went on an on-line dating binge. Fortunately, I got married in 2007 to my wife Connie. We had three day wedding event in Pittsburgh (and, a few Broncos showed up!). For the last year, I've been running my advertising business off a movie studio lot. I'm still married. I live in Pasadena."

submitted Feb. 27, 2011 5:48P
Billinger, Megan (Howarth)

Megan Billinger Howarth '86 writes: "Just celebrated my 21st wedding anniversary with Brent. We have two boys -- Beau, a senior at Bellarmine, and Blake, a freshman at Saint Francis. We have been in the bay area since graduation and currently live in Los Gatos. Spent some time working for HP in Human Resources after school, but left to stay home and raise the kids. Now I combine household management (kids, pets, husband), high school committees, sports schedules, and a part-time interior decorating business. Never a dull moment!!"

submitted Mar. 15, 2011 1:15P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Bick, Amy (Williams)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Amy (Williams) Bick '86 writes, "I have been married 22 years. We have 3 children, boy/girl twins in 7th grade and a third grade daughter. Having long since retired from a career in sales, I am now chauffeur, chef, laundress, house manager, volunteer, dog walker, etc. We live in Hillsborough, CA."

submitted Feb. 16, 2011 10:33P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Berghoff, Eric

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Eric Berghoff '86, MBA '89, writes: "My wife (Madeline Desmond '87), my three children (Kayla, Garrett, and Tessie), and I have resided in the Sacramento area for the past 20+ years. My oldest daughter, Kayla, graduates with a theater arts degree from Santa Clara this year. Seeing her grow up as a Bronco has been incredibly exciting and gratifying for me. For the last 10 years, I've enjoyed an excellent professional experience in finance at Intel in Folsom, Calif. For several years, I also moonlighted as a mobile disc jockey, emceeing several hundred events until my 'retirement' in 2005. In short, life since SCU has been very rewarding and enriching."

Contact Eric
Eric Berghoff I can be found and followed on Linkedin.
submitted Mar. 23, 2011 3:46P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Barker, Bryan

Bryan Barker ’86 is currently the coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars Alumni Group Ambassadors and was an organizing member of the goodwill organization when it took shape around 2004. Barker is also the managing partner of Argus Benefits, a benefits brokerage and human resources strategy firm. He joined the Jacksonville Jaguars when the new franchise first took the field in 1995. As one of the original players, he was one of the initial stars of the team and of the community. Barker’s National Football League career spanned 16 years and 236 games with six teams, starting with the Kansas City Chiefs and ending with the St. Louis Rams. He retired in 2006. His career included 1,132 punts, with 878 consecutive punts without a block, and a 42.1-yard career punting average. Barker works with the Jaguars organization to arrange for the JAG Ambassadors to attend games to sign autographs and meet with suite holders and supporters. The JAG Ambassadors also take part in charity events, give speeches, participate in community activities, and help wherever they are needed on behalf of the Jaguars organization. The Barkers also created the Let Us Play Foundation in 1996 to provide sports camps and scholarships for girls. He also is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2008.

submitted Nov. 29, 2010 1:21P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Badley, Wally

Wally G. Badley '86 and wife Elizabeth welcomed their fifth child, a baby boy, Silas Boone, on September 14, 2012. Silas joins sister Kate (14) and brothers Alan (12), Lincoln (9), and Nathaniel (5). The family lives in Everett, WA.

submitted Oct. 11, 2012 1:24P
Bacigalupo, Andrea

Andrea Bacigalupo ’86 is a candidate for a master of fine arts degree, May 2012, at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Robert Lee, and their two boys, Teddy, 8, and Hampton, 5.

submitted May. 3, 2012 1:57P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Arnold, Valerie (Bettencourt)

Mike Arnold ’86 will soon celebrate his 28th year with State Farm Insurance, where he is VP of Operations–Property and Casualty Claims. He and his wife, Valerie Bettencourt Arnold ’87, have been married for 27 years and live in Bloomington, Ill. They have two daughters. Their youngest is a junior in high school while their oldest has returned to the Bay Area and is working full-time in Pleasanton upon graduating from college from North Carolina State University.

submitted Nov. 6, 2014 5:00P
GRD Leavey/MBA '86
Alstott, Marcy


Marcy Alstott MBA ’86 is an executive at Global Supply Chain Leaders Group, an industry which serves the senior leaders of supply chain management in business, government, and industry on a worldwide basis. Alstott has had a career in the industry while working for a number of companies including Sun Microsystems, Adept Technology, Chipcom, and 3Com.


submitted Jan. 26, 2011 10:51A
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Allegretti, Joe

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

Joe Allegretti '86 writes: "I've been married to Kelly Stokes '86 for nearly 24 years; we've lived in the SFV since 1988. We have three children. Our older daughter is 21 and will be graduating from LMU in May. Our son is a freshman at SCU. Our younger daughter is a junior in high school."

submitted Feb. 24, 2011 1:36P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Allegretti, Kelly (Stokes)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Kelly Allegretti '86 writes: "I currently live in the Los Angeles area with my husband, Joe (also Class of '86) and my three children: Adrianna, age 21, Anthony, age 18, and Melanie, age 16. Adrianna is a senior at Loyola Marymount University; Anthony is a freshman at SCU; Melanie is a junior at Notre Dame High School. I am the CFO of Allegretti and Company, a real estate development and management firm in the San Fernando Valley. I enjoy running, working out, skiing and scrapbooking.

submitted Mar. 1, 2011 2:00P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '86
Alba Jr., John

John Alba Jr. M.A. ’86 retired from education after a 35-year career. He taught for seven years in a K–8 setting and was a school administrator for 28 years. He was an elementary school prinicipal, junior high school principal, and director of personne. He finished his career as the East Union High School principal, in Manteca, Calif., for the past ten years. He is also celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary with Cindy Alba, assistant superintendent of the Livermore Unified School District. He thanks SCU for a great education!

submitted Jul. 15, 2014 10:43A


GRD Law '87
Zsoka, George
George Zsoka ’84, J.D. ’87 is running for district attorney in the Sixth Judicial District, New Mexico, according to a recent profile in the Silver City Sun-News
submitted Oct. 9, 2012 8:09P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Yee, Garrett

Col. Garrett S. Yee ’87 completed the Army War College, earning a master’s degree in strategic studies, and was re-elected to his position on the Board of Trustees of Ohlone College in Fremont, Calif.




submitted Nov. 19, 2010 1:36P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Yee, Garrett

Garrett S. Yee '87 was recently promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve. Garrett, who just returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, lives in Fremont with his wife, Maria and their three children.

Contact Garrett
submitted Apr. 2, 2013 11:49P
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