Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 2000s
Ben Taft '05 was pinned as an RN on April 13, 2014. He graduated from the accelerated Nursing Class of Samuel Merit University School of Nursing. Currently, he is taking classes from Kaplan to prepare himself for his state licensing test.
Katie Susemihl ’97, J.D. ’05 and Ryan Bennie welcomed their first child, Thomas Ryan Bennie, on June 28, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. The family lives in Santa Rosa.
Travis Salha ’05 and Nicola van Rensburg were married on April 17, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Matt Tuttle '05 served as best man. Other Broncos in attendance included Katy Tuttle '05 and Kristin Belanger '05. The couple met in London, United Kingdom, and now live in San Jose.
Keith W. Paulson ’69 and Claire M. Campodonico write, "Our daughter, Angela Anne Gavin M.A. ’05, was married to Tomislav Majic. Their first child, Natalia Rose, was born on July 9, 2013. Angela works full-time as an advanced-class yoga teacher in Los Gatos."
Thai-Huy "Peter" Nguyen ’05, upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph.D. in education in May, will be joining the faculty of Seattle University's College of Education as an assistant professor of Student Development Administration in fall 2015. He and his partner will be moving to Seattle this summer.
Patrick McCarthy ’05, MBA ’13 and Jennifer Oddo ’05 were married on May 24, 2014 at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. Patrick works for a real estate developer in San Francisco, and Jennifer is a registered dental hygienist in Marin county. The couple lives in San Francisco. Many broncos were in attendance including the bride's parents Claire (Tolin) Oddo ’75 and Joe Oddo ’76, M.A. ’78, Shawn French ’76, John McCarthy ’79, Jim McCarthy ’80, Kit (DiJulio) Soldato ’05, Anthony Soldato ’05, J.D. ’08, Chrissie (Moreno) Smith ’05, Gina (Scalise) Halow ’05, Kaitlin (Kardong) Mallon ’05, Andrew Whiteman ’05, Tony Vieceli ’05, Jim Miller ’05, Greg Mohrman ’05 and many others!
Sergio Mairena MBA ’05 writes, "Bridging Silicon Valley and Napa Valley with the launch of an intelligent wine-blending platform, Mezcla!"
Stephanie Lam ’05, MBA ’11 received top honors for her oil painting African Child III at Salon at the Triton: A 2D Art Competition and Exhibition. This distinction also won her a solo show at the museum in 2016.
Javier Gonzalez '05 was appointed by the United States Commission on Civil Rights to serve on the California State Advisory Committee on June 20, 2014. The State Advisory Committee members assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions. Javier lives in San Jose.
Guadalupe Escobar ’05 was awarded a Mary S. Taylor–Ruth N. Frey Scholarship by the Santa Clara Woman's Club. Escobar, who is currently enrolled in DeAnza College’s nursing program. “Both these young women were truly outstanding, with positive attitudes, a clear idea of their career path, good grades and both work part-time,” said Woman’s Club Past President Nancy Jo Banko.
Chris Duchesne ’06 married Michelle Donecho ’05, M.A. ’10 on July 12, 2014 at the Mission Santa Clara de Asis with a reception following at the Adobe Lodge. The wedding party included Matt Duchesne ’05 and Trey Miller ’13. The couple honeymooned in Maui and resides in Menlo Park.
Daniel Corrigan '05 and Brittany Palumbo '09 were married on Sept. 13, 2014, at San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey, Calif. Alums in their wedding party included: Eric Kochanski '05, Stephan Vernaelde '05, Francisco Zepponi '05, Jack (John) Corrigan '10, Irine Tyutereva '10, and Eileen Corrigan '02. The parents of the groom are Marian Donovan Corrigan '76 and Dan Corrigan ’74.
Jessica Frank ’05 and Peter Brown were married on Aug. 9, 2014 at the Vine Hill House at O'Connell Vineyards in Sebastopol, Calif. Kristin Belanger ’05 and Katy Tuttle ’05 served as maid & matron of honor. Several other Broncos were in attendance, along with guests from Australia and Germany. The happy couple currently resides in San Francisco, Calif.
David Rodriguez ’05 and Christine Badal ’07 welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eddie Alexander, on Jan. 11, 2014.
Angie Wilcox M.A. ’06 assumed a new role as Assistant Dean in the Student Affairs division at Stanford University after 11 years in Student Life at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She and her husband Nathan Barreras ’97 live in Redwood City.
David Terrazas MBA '01, J.D. ’06, has been re-elected to the Santa Cruz City Council. He is a manager with Valley Transit Authority.
Kevin Teh ’06, wife Sadie, and big brother Samuel welcomed baby boy, Jacob Max, on Feb. 4, 2014. He made a surprise entrance at home where the family lives in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Scott Sweeney ’08 and Michelle (Evanson) Sweeney ’06 welcomed their first son, Oliver Edward on March 12, 2014. They currently reside outside of Seattle.
Hilary Ruth Sledge J.D. ’06 and Lateef A. Sarnor were married Nov. 1 in Sonoma, Calif. Judge Denise Page Hood of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan officiated, with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III, a minister of Plymouth United Church of Christ, taking part.
Yoana Picazo ’06 writes, "My family welcomed lovely baby boy Noel on Dec. 26, 2013 in Kentucky. He weighed 10 lbs. 8 oz. and was 22 inches long!!!"
Kelsey (Swanson) Larson ’06 and her husband, Brent, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Linnea Mary, on April 12, 2014. Kelsey is an attorney with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles. Brent is the chief resident physician in pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The family lives in Burbank.
Jacquetta Lannan J.D. '06 has quit her job as a lawyer to start Chez Franc, a gourmet hot dog eatery (and food truck) set to open this summer in Palo Alto. She credits the California Program for Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business for helping her make the career change. Read more about her endeavor in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Leslie (Maglione) Jensen '06, J.D. '09 and her husband James welcomed their first child, Samantha May, on Jan. 17, 2014.
Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., M.Div. '06 will be Creighton University’s 25th president as of July 2015. Hendrickson was born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska. He moved west to attend Marquette University, graduating with a B.A. in psychology and theology, before entering the Society of Jesus.