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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
Williams, Michael

Michael Williams ’87 and his wife Heidi Huhn adopted their eight year-old son Justin on November 16. They live in Alameda, Calif. and have two children from Michael's first marriage, Eli (21) and Hannah (18).

submitted Nov. 16, 2012 10:59A
Weldon, Anne

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Anne Weldon ’87 received her teaching credential from UC Berkeley in 1988 in K-8 education with endorsements in English, French. She taught Language Arts/Social Studies at Sequoia Middle School in Pleasant Hill, Calif. for two years before moving to the Northwest. She substitute taught in Seattle and Gig Harbor and worked as a tour guide in Alaska before joining World Teach where she taught English at the University of Loja in Ecuador for one year and stayed an extra year living in Vilcambamba, Ecuador in the Southern Highlands of the Andes. She returned to Gig Harbor where she taught Spanish at Peninsula High School for 4 years before moving to Olympia, Wash.—the land of water, mountains, rainforests, volcanos, where she now resides with her two children, Allie-18 and Casey-13. This will be her 12th year teaching Spanish at Nova Middle School, a private school for gifted and talented students.

Contact Anne
submitted Sep. 9, 2012 11:50A
UGRD Leavey Business '87
Turner, John

John Turner '87 was appointed senior vice president of sales at TriNet, a provider of PEO services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. In this role, Turner will be responsible for increasing TriNet's sales activities and revenue while expanding the company's sales team. Prior to TriNet, Turner was the vice president of Americas Sales at FalconStor Software.

submitted Apr. 15, 2012 7:44A
GRD Leavey/MBA '87
Tamburelli, Steve

Clos Du Val Winery appointed industry veteran Steve Tamburelli MBA ’87 as president, overseeing all operations for the winery located in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District.

A Napa Valley native, Tamburelli joined Stags Leap Wine Cellars as chief operating officer in 1998, spent 11 years as general manager at Chappellet, and recently held the role of chief operating officer at Flora Springs Winery.

submitted Aug. 9, 2014 8:14A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '87
Taddeucci, Stacey (Stacey Taddeucci)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Stacey Taddeucci '86 writes: "For 24 years I have lived on the Monterey Peninsula with my husband, Dominic and our 2 children, Alexandra '11 and Patrick. I retired from teaching kindergarten a few years ago and am now enjoying substitute teaching and walking my dog, Champagne. Dominic is enjoying a new job in the produce industry. Alexandra is a senior this year at SCU and is enjoying her last year. Patrick is at the University of Arizona and loving the big school scene."

Contact Stacey Facebook
submitted Feb. 20, 2011 9:35A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Stoermer, Claire

Claire Stoermer ’87, longtime house manager for the California Shakespeare Theatre in Orinda and current teacher at Fruitvale Elementary School, is supporting her 14-year-old daughter, Zendaya Coleman, as she begins her acting career on the Disney Channel’s new comedy Shake it Up. Stoermer, a former Bronco basketball player, says when Zendaya was younger, she would routinely bring her to the Shakespeare Theater where Zendaya would pass out programs and sell raffle tickets, but mostly she would eagerly watch the shows and rehearsals.

submitted Nov. 19, 2010 2:28P
Stimson, Laura (Rogers)

Laura Rogers Stimson '84 and husband Charles "Cully" Stimson welcome children 3 and 4, Will and Cate--they join Ian and Sophia, both 7 years old. Laura is Director of the Career Litigation Track for the US Navy and Cully is a Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC.

submitted May. 18, 2010 6:03P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '87
Simpson, Kathleen (Mitchell)

Kathleen (Mitchell) Simpson ’87, M.A. ’90 married Robert Simpson on October 2, 2010, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton, CA. Kathy and Bob were second-grade friends and classmates in Pleasanton. They currently reside in Brentwood, Calif. SCU alums in attendance were bridesmaid Christine Fierro ’88, Wes Bliven ’88, Brendan Lewis ’88, Michelle Matsumoto ’88, Diane Zilliotto ’88, John Scardamaglia J.D. ’09, and Jim Mitchell ’83.


submitted Jun. 29, 2012 4:08P
Shuken, Mark

Mark Shuken '87 has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Time Warner Cable (TWC). In this new role, Shuken will oversee day-to-day management, programming, production, marketing and all business operations of the regional sports networks. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Shuken served as President and CEO of DIRECTV Sports Networks, where he was responsible for all of the company's regional sports networks. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Liberty Sports Group, where he created and led a standalone division of regional sports networks. Before that, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Fox Sports Net Northwest, which, at that time, was the nation's most highly rated regional sports network. He has 25 years in sports programming experience. He also spends a significant amount of time on community service initiatives, including currently acting as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Washington, and serving on the Boards of Directors for The First Tee of Greater Seattle and the Seattle Sports Commission.

submitted Jul. 18, 2011 2:49P
Savage, John

John Savage ’87 was named Coach of the Year this season, by both Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America magazines. Savage was also named the ABCA West Region Coach of the Year earlier this summer.

One of the most respected coaches in college baseball, Savage led the Bruins to their first national baseball championship at the recent College World Series with an 8-0 win over Mississippi St. The Bruins, 49-17, rolled through the NCAA Tournament with a 10-0 record and finished 5-0 at the College World Series.
UCLA faced possibly the most difficult gauntlet of teams in history during its undefeated run to the national championship. The Bruins started off by beating two ranked teams in Cal. Poly and San Diego in Regional action along with San Diego St. Then UCLA travelled to No. 4 ranked Cal. St. Fullerton and eliminated the Titans two straight.
At the College World Series, UCLA knocked off No. 1 ranked LSU, No. 5 N.C. State, No. 2 North Carolina and then swept Mississippi State two straight in the Championship Series. Incredibly, the Bruins’ pitching staff only allowed four runs over five CWS games against these elite teams.
That achievement is especially relevant because Savage is also the pitching coach at UCLA and one of the best in the business.
In the 67-year-history of the College World Series, only one national champion has given up fewer runs than UCLA this year as California allowed three in 1957.
The Bruins were the first team in CWS history to allow one run or less in each of the five games they played.
UCLA only surrendered one run in two games played against hard-hitting Mississippi State in the Championship Finals. The lone run is the fewest ever given up by a team in the Finals.
UCLA’s pitchers only allowed 14 runs in 10 games during Regional, Super Regional and College World Series games. The core of every Savage team has been the remarkable pitching staffs he has molded. The top three starters on the 2013 staff included Adam Plutko (10-3, 2.25 ERA), Nick Vander Tuig (14-4, 2.16 ERA) and Grant Watson (9-3, 3.01 ERA).
The bullpen was incredible with All-American closer David Berg (NCAA record 24 saves in 51 appearances, 0.92 ERA, 78 strikeouts, 11 walks), James Kaprielian (34 appearances, 1.55 ERA in 40 2/3 innings), and Zack Weiss (43 appearances, 2.25 ERA in 40 innings), among others.
Pitchers posted a 2.55 ERA and struck out 457 batters with only 163 walks.
The staff, along with catcher Shane Zeile, only allowed 42 stolen bases in 64 attempts over 66 games and just one stolen base at the College World Series.
UCLA’s team ERA the last four years has been remarkable thanks to the tireless work of Savage.
  • 2010 (3.00 ERA).
  • 2011 (2.44 ERA).
  • 2012 (3.13 ERA).
  • 2013 (2.55 ERA).
Never in the history of UCLA baseball has the pitching been so good for so long, and that is a direct reflection of Savage who teaches every aspect of pitching to his hurlers, including the vital mental and emotional side.
Over his nine years, Savage has produced some of the nation’s top drafted pitchers, including Gerrit Cole (first overall pick in 2011 Draft by Pirates), Trevor Bauer (third overall pick in 2011 draft by Diamondbacks), David Huff (first round supplemental pick in 2006 by the Indians) and Rob Rasmussen (second round pick in 2010 by the Marlins), just to name a few.
Savage has guided the Bruins to the post-season in seven of the last eight seasons. 
He became UCLA’s first head baseball coach to lead the Bruins to the finals of the College World Series in 2010, guiding UCLA to a 51-17 record that year in a second place national finish to South Carolina.
Savage has also led the Bruins to their third College World Series appearance in four years and guided the Bruins to a top three Pac-12 Conference finish in each of the last eight seasons, the only Pac-12 team to do so.
UCLA has had 65 players drafted by professional baseball since Savage came on the scene.
Savage, 47, and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Julia (17), Jack (15), Ryan (13) and Gabrielle (11).


submitted Jul. 4, 2013 6:39A
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