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GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '78
Petroni-Newhouse, Diane (Petroni)

Freshman Dorm: Nobili

Diane Petroni-Newhouse ’72, M.A. ’78 has been in private practice at the Almaden Institute for more than 30 years.

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submitted Jun. 6, 2012 4:05P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
peoples, randal

Randal (Randy) Peoples '78 has been appointed Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Stanford University. He is the Medical Director of Stanford's first out-of-state facility in Las Vegas, with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. In addition to his general neurosurgery practice, he has a unique position working with the athletic performers of Cirque du Soleil's seven Las Vegas based shows. Randy was recently named the Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year," an award shared in the past by former Nevada Governor Guinn and current Las Vegas Mayor Goodman. Randy has been a Las Vegas based Neurosurgeon since 1992.

submitted Aug. 19, 2012 11:27A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Morishima, Sam

Sam Morishima ’78 runs a personal training business, SnoZone, which trains skiers and snowboarders on his one-of-a-kind invention, the Endless Slope. The Endless Slope is a sort of treadmill for skiers, used to simulate the experience on the slopes. 

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submitted Nov. 29, 2010 1:47P
UGRD Leavey Business '78
Meacham, Greg

Greg Meacham ’78 wrote that he's been promoted to account manager in the division AF Solutions, Cardiac Rhythm Device Management, for Medtronic.

submitted Apr. 4, 2013 8:51A
UGRD Leavey Business '78
McDonald, Brian

Brian McDonald '78 has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance of eASIC Corp., a provider of new ASIC devices. As a key member of eASIC’s executive team, McDonald will assume a strategic role in the company that involves spearheading future growth initiatives in addition to managing the company’s financial functions. McDonald will report to eASIC’s President and CEO, Ronnie Vasishta. "I am delighted Brian has decided to join the eASIC team. His experience and understanding of the important relationships between finance and the rest of the business is extremely important as we approach the next very exciting phases of our growth,” said Vasishta. “He brings a solid proven track record of success in taking companies through the stages that eASIC is now facing. He is a well-respected financial executive in the semiconductor industry and we will benefit greatly from this experience.” Brian McDonald has over 30 years of finance experience with high technology companies. Prior to joining eASIC, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer, Sr. VP of Finance and Secretary at Advanced Analogic Technologies (AATI) a public silicon valley company. Brian was instrumental in taking AATI successfully through the IPO process in 2005. Prior to AATI Brian has held senior financial positions at Monolithic Power Systems, Elantec Semiconductor, National Semiconductor, Mattson Technology, Micro Linear, and Read-Rite Corporation. “I am in awe at how the eASIC team has successfully executed and met stringent growth targets even within a very turbulent economy and has successfully acquired an impressive portfolio of tier one corporations as customers,” said McDonald. “This solid base is a strong platform for the next phase of the company’s growth.”

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 1:44P
McDonald, Brian

Brian R. McDonald ’78 has been appointed CFO of Meru Networks Inc., a leader in wi-fi networks, by its board of directors. McDonald has served as CFO in a number of rapidly growing Silicon Valley technology companies, including both publicly traded and private companies, such as eASIC Inc., Advanced Analogic Technologies, Monolithic Power Systems, and Elantec Semiconductor Inc.

submitted Jun. 14, 2013 10:03A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Mahon, Katie (Schoenberger)

Katie Mahon '78 co-authored The Miracle Chase: Three Women, Three Miracles and a Ten Year Journey of Discovery and Friendship, which was published November, 2nd 2010, by Sterling Publishing, with fellow SCU alumna Mary Beth Phillips '76. She lives in NYC with her husband and near her two daughters, both recent college grads.Visit their website at

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submitted Nov. 22, 2010 5:01A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Maher, Patrick

Patrick J. Maher ’78 has been elected as Section Representative to the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Maher previously served as the Chair of the State Bar’s Council of Section Chairs for the last two years, and Chair of the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section in 2010. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law.

submitted Apr. 1, 2014 11:39A
Lovejoy, Steven

Steven Lovejoy 78 has retired after 24 years as a chemist at Lockheed Martin Space Systems and is now living with his husband Thane Kreiner, executive director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology and Society, in Sebastopol, Calif.

submitted Jan. 5, 2014 8:13A
Lister , Pamela (Lister)

Pamela Lister '78 writes: "I'm working in the South Bay! My new position is with The Camp Recovery Program in Scotts Valley, marketing this wonderful program!"

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submitted Oct. 8, 2013 3:14A
Lee, Nancy (Gerlach)

Nancy (Gerlach) Lee ’78 recently celebrated 30 years of marriage to husband LTC Anthony Lee M.S. ’86. They have three grown children—Jessica, 29, Michael, 26, and Stephanie, 22—and in October 2012 they were blessed with their first grandchild, Autumn Jade. They live in White Lake, Mi.

submitted Feb. 27, 2013 8:47P
UGRD Leavey Business '78
Iatomase, Phil

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Phil Iatomase ’78 spent more than 20 years in the semiconductor business in Supply Chain Management and as an Information Technology professional. In 1997 he co-founded Ariba, a pioneering business-to-business Internet commerce software company.  He writes, "We took the company public in 1999 and at the peak of the market in 2000 had a higher market capitalization than General Motors and employed more than 2,300 people around the world. I left Ariba in 2001 and have spent the last 12 years as a high-tech retiree. Most of my time is spent volunteering/fundraising for various causes I beleive in—particularly education. I have been married to JoAnn Cardinale for 29 years and we have one daughter Marina Iatomase ’14, a junior finance major at SCU."

submitted Mar. 12, 2013 4:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Hubbard, John

Dr. John W. Hubbard ’78 is a senior V.P. for Pfizer, Inc. He and his wife Jeanne (Strobach) ’78 live in Doylestown, Pa. and NYC. They enjoy traveling and are involved in many children’s organizations and fundraisers.

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:22A
Hubbard, John
John Hubbard '78 has been appointed CEO of BioClinica, a leading provider of specialty outsourced clinical trial services. He is also a member of the company's board of directors. A seasoned pharmaceutical executive, Dr. Hubbard, 58, will join the company from Pfizer Inc., where he has served as senior vice president and worldwide head of development operations. During his 30-year career, Dr. Hubbard has spearheaded pharmaceutical research and development initiatives for some of the industry's premier organizations.  At Pfizer, he was responsible for more than 450 Phase 1-4 clinical projects per year.  He also served on the taskforce that redesigned Pfizer's research and development organization.
Prior to Pfizer, Dr. Hubbard was group president of ICON plc's clinical research services business, the company's largest business division. During his tenure, ICON was named one of the country's fastest growing companies by FORTUNE.  Dr. Hubbard also has held management positions at PAREXEL International Corporation, Revlon Health Care Group and Hoechst Marion Roussel Pharmaceuticals (now owned by Sanofi).
Dr. Hubbard is a member of the Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Drug Information Association and has served on its Special Interest Advisory Committee on Project Management.  He is a board certified diplomat in applied pharmacology and was elected as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP).  Dr. Hubbard has authored and co-authored articles and chapters on biopsychology, cardiovascular, clinical pharmacology and global drug development.  He received his bachelor's degree in biopsychology from the University of Santa Clara and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee.  Dr. Hubbard was a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular and clinical pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.


submitted Nov. 21, 2014 6:21P
GRD Law '78
Hartnett, Jim

James H. Hartnett J.D. '78, former mayor of Redwood City, was appointed in April 2011 by the State Senate to the California High Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors. He is also a partner at Hartnett, Smith & Patekau, emphasizing in business & real estate law.

submitted May. 25, 2011 4:57P
GRD Law '78
Hartnett, Jim

Jim Hartnett J.D. '78 is serving on the California High Speed Rail Authority Board, appointed by state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. He  maintins his active litigation and dispute resolution practice at Hartnett, Smith and Paetkau in Redwood City.

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Hartnett, Smith and Paetkau 777 Marshall Street Redwood City, CA 94063 650 568 2820
submitted Apr. 25, 2012 8:41A
Hartnett, Jim

Jim Hartnett J.D. '78 is the current vice chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority Board. He maintains his active litigation and dispute resolution practice as a partner at Hartnett, Smith and Paetkau in vibrant downtown Redwood City. He's a former mayor of Redwood City.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:06P
Gutierez, Joseph

Joe Gutierez '78 is the president of Cobalt Marketing and Communications.  He has just been appointed to the American Cancer Society Leadership Advisory. 

submitted Apr. 7, 2010 12:11P
GRD Law '78
Geraghty, Michael

Michael Geraghty J.D. ’78, an Anchorage attorney, will be Alaska’s next attorney general. Geraghty was born and grew up in Fairbanks before joining his current Anchorage law firm in 1979. 

Geraghty has received national recognition in his handling of cases in personal litigation and construction law. He is a commissioner with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. The appointment will go to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees for consideration.

The full legislature will have to approve the appointment in a joint session,  although Geraghty can begin the job before then.

submitted Jan. 22, 2012 9:59A
Geraghty, Michael

Former Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty J.D. '78 has joined the law firm Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP based in its Anchorage office. During his 36-year career, he has been involved in numerous complex cases, and has tried cases to verdict throughout Alaska, including Kenai, Barrow, Dillingham, Fairbanks and Anchorage. He has appeared before the Alaska Supreme Court in matters ranging from sovereign immunity, insurance bad faith, and administrative law, to attorney-client privilege, OSHA regulations, contract claims, shareholder disputes, products liability, and premises-landowner liability.

Geraghty served as Alaska’s Attorney General 2012-14; prior to his appointment, he was a partner in the Anchorage law firm DeLisio Moran Geraghty & Zobel PC, with a practice devoted exclusively to litigation and appeals before state and federal courts.

submitted May. 7, 2015 11:47A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Garner, Michael

Michael Garner '78 writes: "I've changed from pastor of a local church (served as such for 25 years) to missionary work. Days find me mostly on the internet in countries around the world -- teaching, training, praying, counseling. I just returned from a 12-day trip to Austria to train counselors (and many other duties, including working with a refugee church). I preach weekly at a Korean-American church here in Silicon Valley as well. You can find more info about this ministry at (I'm an Associate)."

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submitted May. 11, 2011 10:08A
Garcia, Modesta

Modesta Garcia ’78 credits her SCU experience and particularly her mentors, Professor Francisco ’66 and Laura Jimenez ’67, for providing inspiration and a foundation for her career in higher education and service leadership. On receiving her BA in Spanish at SCU, Modesta enrolled and completed a master’s in education at Harvard University. Two years later, she was hired as SCU assistant director of admissions and first minority student recruitment coordinator. This job prepared her for the next step as a Princeton University admissions officer. Subsequently, Modesta was hired in her dream job as faculty/academic counselor at her other alma mater, College of San Mateo, from which she retired after 24 years of service in May 2011. Modesta has been sought as a college admissions consultant and speaker nationally and in China, and consultant or committee member for the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Brown University, the College Board Western Region, Educational Testing Services, NACAC, and WACAC, among others. She now provides college admissions consulting and coaching for Ivy League, international, transfer and general college admissions planning. Modesta also served on the board of directors for the SCU National Alumni Association, which prepared her for such service on the local Harvard alumni chapters. She is Harvard’s (and SCU’s!) only graduate to be elected president of both Bay Area alumni chapters: the Harvard Club of San Francisco, and the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley. Modesta’s works have been recognized with awards from the College Board Western Region, Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Princeton University, and Santa Clara University Chicano Alumni, among others, for her support of students and alumni. Modesta’s 15 minutes of fame unfurled when she introduced Francisco Jimenez as the recipient of the award, 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; the award ceremony was held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

submitted Oct. 7, 2013 3:01P
GRD Law '78
Ferriell, Jeff

Jeff Ferriell J.D '78 has taken over as director of Capital University Law School's Academic Support Program, and also teaches contracts, bankruptcy, and commercial law. The third edition of his law school hornbook, Understanding Bankruptcy (with co-author Ted Janger of Brooklyn Law School), was published this spring by LexisNexis. He is currently working on the third edition of Understanding Contracts and continues to serve as a member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, from Ohio.

submitted May. 12, 2013 5:47P
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