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1997

UGRD Leavey Business '97
Conca, Joanne (Barbara)

Joanne Conca ’97 just moved back to Santa Clara County with her husband and two children after living in Colorado for 8 years. Both she and her husband are involved in their real estate investment business.

Contact Joanne
www.beyondhomes.com
submitted Aug. 9, 2013 7:57A
GRD Law '97
Burnside, Leigh

Leigh Burnside J.D. ’97, an attorney with Dowling Aaron Inc. of Fresno, received an “AV Preeminent” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, which evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. The rating is the highest possible professional rating designated by peers.

Burnside is chairman of the firm’s trust and estate litigation practice group.

submitted Jun. 17, 2012 10:25A
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Burns, Ron

Ron Burns MBA '97 was appointed to the position of vice president of sales at EVE, a hardware/software co-verification solution company.  Previously, Burns was vice president of marketing at Axis, sales and vice president of marketing at InTime Software and worldwide sales vice president at Forte Design systems.

submitted Feb. 10, 2010 1:15P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Bowers, Kristi

Kristi M. Bowers ’90, MBA ’97 has joined SCU’s Board of Trustees. Bowers is marketing director for King Mountain Vineyards, a family business that is a French-style, sustainably farmed vineyard in Woodside, Calif. She is a director for The BASIC Fund, which has awarded $55 million in scholarships to more than 17,000 children over the past 14 years. A devoted SCU alumna who is highly involved in University events, since 1999 Bowers has served as an advisory board member for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which was created by her parents, Linda and A.C. "Mike" Markkula, a founder and former CEO of Apple. She is also director of the family's philanthropic arm, the Markkula Foundation.

submitted Jun. 18, 2012 8:55P
'97
Blanar, David

David Blanar '97 writes, "Hallo from England! I recently wrapped up an MA in Systematic Theology & Philosophy from the University of Nottingham—yep, you read that right. Really enjoyable work, it brought back lots of memories and made me all the more grateful for Fr. Tollini's lectures. Much love from overseas!"

submitted Feb. 18, 2014 2:15P
'97
Blake, Colleen

Colleen Blake ’97 was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “100 Women of Influence.” As sr. director, Global People Operations, Brocade Communications Systems Inc., Blake is a key partner in driving the company’s involvement in community initiatives for young girls and women, and is responsible for the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy, including the expansion of Brocade’s Women In Networking (WIN) initiative across the globe. Blake was named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2012 "40 Under 40" list, and she is active in youth and women's organizations.

 

submitted May. 6, 2013 9:00P
'97
Biafore, Lani (Biafore)

Lani L. Biafore ’92 is serving as In-House Staff Attorney for Delta Gamma Executive Offices in Upper Arlington, Ohio. While at Santa Clara, she was a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She, daughter Lia, and husband, Dr. Michael S. O'Mara, moved to the Columbus, Ohio area in 2012.

submitted Jul. 8, 2013 8:10A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Barreras, Nathan

Nathan Barreras '97 and Angie Wilcox M.A. '06 were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, on July 2, 2011. Members of the wedding party included Matt Barreras '90 and Jason Annicchero '97. Joe Cullan '97 was a reader at the wedding ceremony. Broncos on hand to celebrate included Laura Barreras '84, Dawn (Leth) Barreras '92, MBA '97, Phil Koblis '97, Randy Allen '98, and Jeff Prentice '98. Nathan works at IBM as a storage sales specialist, and Angie is an associate director of student life at Stanford University. The couple resides in Mountain View, Calif.

submitted Sep. 4, 2011 12:48P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '97
Baier, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Baier ’97 has been appointed the new superintendent of Los Altos School District.

 

submitted Jun. 16, 2010 11:41A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Bachicha, Angela (Bachicha)

Angela Bachicha '97 and husband Matthew Faulkner welcomed their first child, Charlotte Emily, on October 25, 2010. Angela graduated from Vanderbilt University in '09 with a masters in nursing and is a neonatal nurse practitioner at the University of New Mexico Childrens Hospital in Albuquerque, NM.

submitted Mar. 30, 2011 8:30A

1998

UGRD Engineering '98
Zoufonoun, Armin

Armin Zoufonoun ’98, J.D. '01 was profiled in the SF Gate article "Meet The Iranian Musician Who Hammered Out Facebook's $1 Billion Instagram Deal In Zuckerberg's Living Room" in April. Zoufonoun, Facebook's director of corporate development, has only been at the company for a little more than a year. Before that, he worked for Google. 

 

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 3:40P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '98
Yellen-Lilley, Lori (Yellen)

Lori Yellen-Lilley M.A. '98 writes, "After 17 years of working in child welfare, both in California and Idaho, I have recently changed the direction of my career and am now teaching psychology at the College of Western Idaho. Also started a small business creating mosaic windows."

Contact Lori
www.screamingflowermosaics.com
submitted Dec. 8, 2009 10:32P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Wong, Imelda (Wong)

Imelda Wong ’98 married Jediah Kortens on June 23, 2012 at Northstar, Lake Tahoe. In attendance were fellow SCU alumni Jeff Prentice ’98, Amy Pearsall ’98, Angela (Wang) Fisher ’98, Meilissa Lum ’98, Malissa (Pena) Goldstein ’98, and Mary Grace Barasi ’98. Imelda is a teacher in San Jose, and Jediah works in HR.

submitted Aug. 27, 2012 12:55P
'98
Winn, Mumtaz (Pierre-Davis)

Mumtaz Pierre-Davis Winn '98 and husband, Michael, are proud first-time parents of a beautiful baby girl, named Ananda Maryum, born November 22, 2010.

submitted Mar. 3, 2011 1:04P
GRD Leavey/MBA '98
Vaughn, Patricia

P. J. Vaughn '92, '98 is now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She works for Chevron as the general manager of the Buenos Aires Shared Services Center.

submitted May. 14, 2014 2:13P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Swendsen, Lisa (Sacco)

Damien Swendsen '98 and Lisa (Sacco) Swendsen '98 are thrilled to announce the birth of their fourth child, Emily Anne Swendsen. She joined brothers Michael and Matthew and sister Claire on June 12, 2009. The Swendsens live in San Jose, California.

submitted Mar. 6, 2010 3:18P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Stoner, Gates

Gates Matthew Stoner '98 is now Senior Instructional Technologist & Web Platform Manager at The University of Arizona in the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He continues to adjunct in the Communication Department.

Contact Gates
http://mattstoner.net
submitted Sep. 28, 2010 12:25P
GRD Law '98
Stone, Clark

Clark Stone J.D. ’98 joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in the intellectual property practice, based in Silicon Valley. Stone's practice focuses on litigation relating to patents, trademarks, Internet privacy, trade secrets, and business disputes for high technology clients, in federal and state courts and the ITC. He has handled cases involving semiconductor devices, manufacturing processes and equipment, electronic circuitry, global positioning systems, cellular handsets, patent licenses, commercial contracts, online trademark issues, software, electronic mail, and trade secrets misappropriation.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Stone worked in both technical and managerial positions for various semiconductor manufacturing equipment companies, including Applied Materials, Inc., and Novellus Systems, Inc. He has an extensive knowledge of semiconductor devices and manufacturing techniques, plasma etching and deposition, and Internet-related technologies.

A past president of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (2007), Stone has served as a volunteer arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association's Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitration program since 2002, and also serves as a volunteer arbitrator for the State Bar of California's Mandatory Fee Arbitration program.

submitted Sep. 17, 2012 7:33P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Stofferahn, Bryan (Stofferahn)

Bryan Stofferahn ’98 married Claire Ilog on July 6, 2013, at the Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate in Santa Cruz, Calif. Mark Brower ’99 performed the ceremony, while Nate Baker ’99 and Rogelio Calderon ’98 served as groomsmen. Also in attendance were Jason Cook ’99, Brad Perkins ’99, Aisha Curran ’99, and Ryan Hoffman ’01. Bryan is a partner at the law firm of Connor & Bishop in San Francisco, and could not be happier right now.

submitted Jul. 25, 2013 11:26A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Smith, Amanda (Santos)

Amanda (Santos) Smith '98 and her husband, Steven, proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Sofia Amanda, on September 23, 2010. The family lives in San Jose.

submitted Feb. 7, 2011 2:23P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '98
Silva, Jolyn (Silva)

Jolyn Silva M.A. '98 is the owner and operator of Heaven On Earth: Skin Care & Massage. She has two locations: San Jose and Mountain View. They perform therapeutic massages, pampering facials, and meticulous waxing. www.heaven-on-earth.net

Contact Jolyn
http://www.heaven-on-earth.net http://www.linkedin.com/in/jolynsilva
submitted Sep. 10, 2009 12:01A
GRD Law '98
Rutila, Robert

Robert P. Rutila J.D. '98 has returned to Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis in Phoenix, Ariz. He practices commercial litigation and is focused on construction law, landlord/tenant disputes, creditors rights, real estate, banking and general-contract issues.

submitted Oct. 9, 2012 5:03P
'98
Rubin, Kathleen

Kathleen Rubin '98 has recently directed a one man show, written and performed by Aaron Braxton, called "Did You Do Your Homework?" It has been playing at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles since January and continues to run due to overwhelming success. The show chronicles Mr. Braxton's experience as a substitute teacher in an urban school in Los Angeles. The theme is timely and relevant as Mr. Braxton states, "Education is an equalizer and a conditioned mind will defeat an angry heart."

submitted May. 6, 2009 11:37A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Rodriguez, Sarah (Lentz)

Sarah (Lentz) Rodriguez '98 and husband Sergio had their first child, son Tanner Dashiell, on March 12, 2010. The family lives in Fullerton, Calif.

submitted Jul. 14, 2010 10:49A
UGRD Leavey Business '98
Randazzo, Brandon

Bubba and Amy Randazzo '98 welcomed the birth of their second child in February. Sofia Marie Randazzo was 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19 inches long. Sofie's big brother Jake loves taking care of his "sissy girl."

submitted Oct. 12, 2009 2:07P
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