Class Notes | Obituaries
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Don '97 and Angelena (Sanfilippo) Paxton '97 proudly announce the birth of their son, Michael-Patrick Paxton. He was born Dec. 12, 2010, and is named after their dearly-loved and sorely-missed SCU friend, Patrick Carney '97. Michael-Patrick joins big sister Graciana, big brother Donnie, and golden retriever, Roosevelt in the family's San Jose home. Don is Director for Maxim Integrated Products in Sunnyvale. Angelena teaches Creative Writing and linguistics at National University and U.C. extension. She also bakes a lot.
Kimberly Rodriguez ’97 recently began her position as chief education advisory to California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon. Kimberly has worked for and with the California Legislature for over 15 years.
Margaret (Madden) Rivero '97 and husband Gerardo Rivero welcomed their third child, Lena Sophia, on March 25, 2010. She joins big brothers Lucas, 4, and Sam, 2, at home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
Jessica Perry ’97, J.D. ’00, was among this year’s winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 award, which honors “the best and brightest young leaders who are shaping our region’s vibrant future.” Lawson is a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Read full article here.
Jeff Perry '97 was promoted to Vice President of Enterprise Hardware at Oracle, where he manages a number of sales teams. His position has brought him back to the SCU campus where he spends time recruiting and hiring recent grads. Jeff and Jessica Perry '97 have three children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.
Brian Paulson '97, marketing manager at Juniper Networks, and wife Michelle MA '05, welcomed twin boys, Colby and Zachary, on July 15th, 2010. They join older sister Dana (4) and brother Ethan (6).
Alison (Ehrich) Pariani '97 and husband Steve welcomed identical twins Elena Rose and Siena Marie on May 23, 2011. They join older brothers Jordan (15) and Marco (2). The family lives in Burlingame.
Cate (Bloem) O'Reilly '97 who lives with her husband in San Diego is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Sophie Catherine on March 4th 2010. Sophie joins two year old brother Shay Louden.
Cate (Bloem) O'Reilly '97 and husband Rob O'Reilly are delighted to announce the birth of their third child Chloe Clare O'Reilly born January 26th 2012. Chloe joins big brother Shay Louden (3) and big sister Sophie Catherine (1). The family lives in San Diego where Cate is taking a break from medical social work to be at home with the kiddos and Rob is a manager for Mercedes Benz.
Giovanna Gaitan O’Grady ’97 and Kevin O’Grady ’96, welcomed their second child, a boy, Callum O'Grady on June 20, 2013. He joins big sister Carine, who's 2 years old. The family lives in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Guisselle Nuñez ’97 is now director, External Affairs, KQED Silicon Valley. She's responsible for developing and executing KQED’s strategic engagement and communication initiatives in Silicon Valley. She will still continue to teach marketing courses at the University of Phoenix and volunteer as a mentor, startup/small-business marketing consultant, and more.
Laura Lee Norris J.D. ’97 has been named founding director of the new Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic at Santa Clara's School of Law.
Tina (Johnson-Cohen) Murray B.S. '90, M.B.A. '97 and her husband, Kirk, live with their two children in Los Gatos, CA. Tina continues to consult on Agile Software.
Tina (Johnson) Murray ’90, MBA ’97 lives in Los Gatos with her husband, Kirk, and her 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. Tina continues fundraising for her daughter's local public school, and recently joined the board of directors of the Skylar Hadden Foundation to ensure program funding for her son's school program for children with Asperger's and ADHD. Tina is also serving on the Grand Reunion Committee for her class of 1990.
Autumn Mortenson ’97 writes, "I'm going back to school! MFA program in Dance at UC Irvine starting Fall 2014!"
Douglas Matthews '97 is practicing medicine at Enloe Medical Center in his home town of Chico, Calif. Matthews is a colorectal and general surgeon in the same office as his father.
Richard Douglas Matthews '97, a colorectal surgeon in Chico, was profiled in the article “Like father, like son,” on www.newsreview.com.
Matthews graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed a six-year residency at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, in 2009. He completed a year-long colorectal surgery fellowship at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, N.J., before heading back to Chico in 2010 to become a colorectal surgeon, just like his father.
He joined his father's private practice, and today, they even perform surgeries together.
Kristi Martinez O'Hara '97 and husband Chad welcomed a girl, Sabine Isabel, on May 26, 2009. Kristi teaches art at Charles Armstrong School in Belmont. The family lives in San Francisco.
Kristi Martinez ’97, Chad O'Hara and daughter Sabine welcomed baby girl Deryn Josie O'Hara on August 18. The family lives in San Carlos.
Alexis Wetoska Malayter '97 and husband Ryan welcomed a baby girl, Helena Marie, July 26, 2009. She joins brother Winston, 2, at home in Winnetka, IL.
Amanda (Santana) Liang '97 and husband Adrian welcomed a baby boy, Griffin Jia-Wen, on Sept. 30, 2009. He joins brother Jack, 2, at home in Los Altos.