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1979

GRD Engineering '79
Hale, Bob

Bob Hale M.S. '71, M.S. '79 writes, "Retired. Living in Carlsbad, Calif. Volunteering at Museum of Making Music. Enjoying life!"

submitted Feb. 7, 2014 1:10P
GRD Leavey/MBA '79
Greene, James

James S. Greene MBA ‘79 was appointed to Umpqua Holdings Corporation’s the board of directors.

Greene is vice president with Cisco Systems. He is an executive in their global services organization. He joined Cisco eight years ago as the leader of their global Financial Services consulting business.
 
Greene began his career at Accenture, where for 20 years he grew their global financial services business and rose to senior partner. Before his tenure at Cisco and Accenture, Greene served as president and CEO of Abilizer, a portal technology start-up company; as managing director at Capgemini; and as global head of financial services at TeleTech.
submitted Jul. 29, 2012 11:02A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '79
Fiore, David

Dave Fiore '79 was recently appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB), which is charged with providing health benefits to the state’s education employees.  Dave and his wife Tracey Fiore '82 continue to live in Pendleton.  They recently returned from a trip to San Jose where they celebrated the 80th birthday of Marcel Fiore’s '52, MA '66 at a party that was attended by many SCU alumni.  A good time was had by all.

submitted Nov. 30, 2010 11:39A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '79
Feldman, Allene

Allene Feldman M.A. ’79 is launching her own educational publishing services company in New York City. A 25-year veteran of educational publishing, Feldman has left Cambridge University Press to begin her new venture, InSource, which will provide high-quality, innovative print and digital services to the major PreK-Grade 12 textbook publishers. A specialist in curriculum development, content instruction, and English-language teaching, Feldman will also bring her years of experience with tailoring materials to specific educational markets to developing curricula for individual school districts across the country.

submitted Dec. 14, 2009 10:32A
'79
Feldman, Allene

Allene Feldman M.A. '79 has been inducted into the Cambridge Who's Who Registry among executive and professional women for her years of service to the educational publishing industry. 

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:22P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '79
Feldman, Allene

Allene Feldman M.A. ’79 has just received her SIT-TESOL teaching certification from the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute. Allene, who is the owner of Argus Publishing Group in New York City, is confident that her new certification will help her and her staff write, edit, and create engaging Common Core materials for English language learners.

Contact Allene
www.arguspublishinggroup.net
submitted Apr. 10, 2014 1:01P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Ebert, James

James R. Ebert ’79 was recently admitted to practice law in the state of Nevada. He has previously been admitted to pratice law in California and Georgia, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Ebert continues to practice law in Irvine, Calif., where he handles business litigation cases. He was featured in an article published by The Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune about a $2,225,000 arbitration award he won against a major bank for his clients.

Contact James
James R. Ebert KITAGAWA & EBERT, P.C. 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 960 Irvine, CA 92618 Tel (949) 788-9980 Fax (949) 788-0918 jre@japanuslaw.com
submitted Aug. 6, 2013 10:26A
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Duncan, Paul

Paul Duncan ’79 writes that he is "Semiretired and writing a book called High Technology and Complex Decision-Making. Spends time fishing. When Sony was first coming out with a compact disk, I worked on that as a consultant and had the name changed. They wanted to call it WORM (Write Once Read Many Times) and I convinced them that wouldn't go well in the States. I worked on over a thousand projects. I did the strategic two year and five year strategic planning for Kodak and its affiliates. I helped manage and  market the introduction of the first color copier. I okayed the underseas cable in the Atlantic for private networks. From '75 to '79 my girlfriend at the time made me a handmade quilt bedspread and I still use it every night. It's still in great shape. After SCU went to grad school at Berkeley, but you just don't get that SCU community. Personal edict: 'Never abandon your own ship.'" I am the West Coast Director of the Pathological Liars Society.  But then, how can you believe that??

Contact Paul
May do Complicated/Important Business Consulting
submitted Dec. 31, 2013 2:49P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Dee, Michael

Michael Dee '79 is in real estate/store development with 7-Eleven, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for new store site selection and construction of new 7-Eleven stores throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. He and his wife, Julie, live in Dallas with their 3 daughters, Lauren, Nicole, and Mary.

submitted Apr. 8, 2011 3:06P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Dee, Michael

Freshman Dorm: Graham 100

Michael Dee ’79 recently joined the Henry S. Miller Company in Dallas, Texas a President, Retail Division. Henry S Miller is a 100 year old private commercial real estate firm. Michael resides in Dallas with his wife, Julie, and their 3 daughters, ages 19, 16 & 13.

Contact Michael
LinkedIn page
submitted Jan. 29, 2014 12:18P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Dee, Michael

Michael Dee ’79 writes that he is president of the Retail Division of Henry S Miller Company. The company is the oldest private real estate firm in Texas and is celebrating 100 years in business in 2014. Michael lives in Dallas with his wife, Julie, and their three daughters.

submitted Jun. 19, 2014 3:04P
'79
Cosbie, Doug

Doug Cosbie ’79 has been named athletic relations associate and head football coach at Kamehameha Schools Kap'lama. Cosbie joins the Warriors with an extensive background in athletics, playing for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League for 10 years under legendary coach Tom Landry, being selected to the Pro Bowl in each season from 1983-85. He played his collegiate ball at Santa Clara University before being drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft.

After his playing career ended in 1989, Cosbie started an impressive coaching career, beginning with a volunteer position at his alma mater, Santa Clara. He also held positions as an assistant under legendary head coach Bill Walsh at Stanford University, as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of California, Berkeley, and as athletic director and head football coach at Menlo University. Cosbie also held head football coaching positions at Sacramento High School from 2006-09 and for a semi-professional team in Italy in 2010.
 
submitted May. 28, 2013 8:54A
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Cordial, Charles

Steve Cordial MBA ’79 writes that he is living in Seattle, Wash. Having raised 5 children, and now enjoying 6 grandchildren, Cordial is changing his focus from business to socially responsible nonprofit activities.

Contact Charles
www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cordial/0/883/823/
submitted Oct. 31, 2013 10:41A
'79
Clause, Kristen (Zissler)
Kristen (Zissler) Clause ’79 and George Clause ’75, J.D. ’79 began their 35th year of marriage by renewing their weddding vows in a  private ceremony at the Jesuit Novitiate in Los Gatos. Carlo Farina, S.J., presided over the occasion, as he did for their wedding at the Mission Church in 1979. Kristen teaches second grade at St. Christopher in San Jose, and George continues to practice law. They have three children: Julia, Luke ’07 and Jeff J.D. ’14.
 
submitted Sep. 26, 2013 1:08P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Clark, Lorraine

Eileen A. Clark, mother of Lorraine "Lori" Clark ’79, deceased, writes: “So very happy she went to Santa Clara. She was so happy to attend Santa Clara and had so many good days there.”

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:25A
'79
Caldwell, Lesli

Lesli Caldwell J.D. '79, chief deputy public defender, has been appointed to Solano County Public Defender by the county Board of Supervisors.


submitted Jul. 7, 2010 11:40A
GRD Law '79
Caldwell, Lesli

Lesli Caldwell J.D. '79 was, on July 25, 2010, appointed as the Solano County Public Defender. Lesli also celebrated 30 years as a public defender in July.

Contact Lesli
see Solano County Public Defender website
submitted Sep. 29, 2010 5:07P
'79
Burton, Leslie

Leslie Burton '79 has been named the director of the U.S. legal studies LL.M. program at Golden Gate University School of Law, where she is a professor of legal writing.

submitted May. 21, 2009 4:23P
GRD Law '79
Burton, Leslie

Leslie Burton J.D. ’79 writes, "I am a Professor and the Director of Graduate Law Programs at Golden Gate University School of Law, where I have worked for 20 years. I have been married for 27 years to Jeff Wurms, a reformed lawyer who is now working on his teaching credential to teach high school. Our daughter Chelsea graduated last year from Mount Holyoke College. I live in Oakland and I am a huge Oakland booster. I love to travel and do it whenever I can. I have taught in Prague, Germany, and Istanbul."

Contact Leslie
lburton@ggu.edu
submitted Sep. 2, 2014 10:48A
GRD Leavey/MBA '79
Breschini, Randolph

Randolph E Breschini MBA '79 is CEO of Rift Valley Group with headquarters in Harare Zimbabwe. The Group consists of 18 agro-industrial companies operating in Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe with more than 20,000 employees, 1 million acres of land, 14 factories, and revenues nearly $200 million.

submitted Feb. 5, 2012 9:40A
'79
Bowler, Michael

Michael J. Bowler ’79 published a novel called A Boy and His Dragon, which is set in the cities of San Rafael and San Francisco in the year 1970. It’s available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle download. He has another novel coming out in March or April through Outskirts Press entitled A Matter of Time. The principle setting for this novel is Santa Clara University in the year 1986. It also involves the sinking of Titanic. So Santa Clarans and Titanic-philes should enjoy this book, especially if they attended the university in the early eighties.

Contact Michael
www.michaeljbowler.webs.com
submitted Jan. 21, 2012 8:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '79
Bowler, Michael

Michael J. Bowler ’79 writes, "My novel, A Matter of Time, which is set on the Santa Clara Campus in the year 1986, is a Silver Medal Award Winner in the 2012 Reader's Favorite Book Competition. I'll be traveling to Miami in November to accept the award and promote my book (and Santa Clara!)."

Contact Michael
www.michaeljbowler.webs.com www.facebook.com/michael.bowler.7
submitted Sep. 7, 2012 9:40P
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