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Patrice Koda Coyle '74, representing Dignity Health, was elected chair of the California Hospital Association's Governance Forum. She is a member of CHA's Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
Julie Brooks J.D. ’74 was named one of the 100 “Women of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. As the executive VP, general counsel, chief compliance officer, corporate secretary at Conceptus Inc., Brooks oversees legal and compliance issues. Conceptus is a health care service company that focuses on women’s health. Founded in 1992, the company specializes in the design, development and distribution of medical products and services for use in the field of women’s health. Brooks is also president and director, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel 2010–13. She received the president’s award for outstanding industry service, ARRDA, 1988.
Richard DuBois J.D. ’75 was appointed to a judgeship in San Mateo County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59. DuBois has served as a family law commissioner for the San Mateo County Superior Court since 2002. He was a partner at DuBois and Kelly from 1983 to 2002 and a partner at Nudelman and DuBois from 1980 to 1983. He also was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of George P. Eshoo from 1975 to 1980.
Georgianna (Lagoria) de la Torre ’75 is living in San Francisco with her husband, David. She is Vice President of Museum Management Consultants, and advises museums and cultural organizations in the US and abroad on executive leadership, planning, and audience development. Georgi and David have a son, Mateo, who just graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he is a legal assistant and currently applying to law school.. They also maintain a home on Oahu, where they lived for 20 years before returning to the Bay Area.
Peter David '75, MBA '76 was named regional general manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at Pronto Software. Previously he held a variety of sales and marketing roles at various companies including HP and Getronics.
Thomas Brooks M.S. '75 writes: "From Los Gatos to Vermont to New Mexico, now back to Connecticut. Survived Hurricane Sandy then a record nor'easter. What's left? Retired and repotted."
Lynne Yates-Carter ’72, J.D. ’76 is celebrating her 30th year as a certified specialist. She is a litigator and also serves as an expert witness on family law issues.
Florian Rothbrust ’76 writes: "We are expecting our second grandchild in December 2012."
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Esau Herrera ’72, J.D. ’76 is proud to report that his daughter, Kiara ’12, recently graduated from SCU and promptly joined AmeriCorps to "save the world." Esau is serving as president of the school board at Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, the same district that he attended as a child.
Candace Forbes MBA ’76, an entrepreneur-philanthropist, received an honorary doctor of science degree during Cal Poly’s 2012 spring commencement ceremonies, along with her husband, Bert, and Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Apple Inc.
The Forbeses co-founded Ziatech Corp. in 1976, and under their leadership for the next 24 years, Ziatech moved to the forefront of its high-tech niche and was acquired by the Intel Corp. in 2000.
Candace leveraged the success of Ziatech to support her lifelong interest in expanding educational opportunities for children locally and internationally. She has been involved with an array of institutions and organizations locally, including Cal Poly, Cuesta College, the Performing Arts Center, and Woods Humane Society, and globally with UNICEF, CARE and American Field Service (AFS), a nonprofit international exchange organization for students and adults.
Oppenheimer began his distinguished career with Apple in 1996 as controller for the Americas. Currently he oversees all of the company’s financial operations. Oppenheimer, who has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from Cal Poly, serves as a member of the Cal Poly President’s Cabinet and is a founding member of the Cal Poly Foundation board of directors.
Pat Badia-Johnson M.A. ’76 writes: “Retired from counseling. Just took youngest granddaughter to Italy. Actively involved in church community volunteering. Thirteen great grandchildren. Taking Italian at PSU.”
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Fran Warmerdam ’77 lives in the East Bay and works as the director of counseling at Bishop O’Dowd High School. As an MFT, she also works as a therapist in a private practice in Castro Valley. She writes: "Working with teens is still the most fun and invigorating job in the world!"
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Jack Treacy, S.J. '77 writes: "I'm in my seventh year serving as director of campus ministry at SCU. I love being back here, contributing to a university community that was so important in my own growth. I can't imagine living a more rewarding life, as I'm inviting into the lives of our students as they develop their minds, open their hearts and form themselves for the rest of their lives. It's a privilege to lead them in prayer, to speak with them about life questions and faith issues, to enjoy happy times and share challenging moments with them. I often think back to our time at SCU as I make my way across campus!"
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Kathryn Palmer Rathvon ’77 writes, "It's been a busy life since the wonderful SCU days! I earned my Masters in International Finance and Econ from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Ariz. and hit the International Scene running through various banking positions. Living and working overseas was a natural outgrowth with my husband, Will, leading to our children being expat kids in Asia and Europe. Our family is geographically challenged! The "kids" are separated in the States by significant distances, Will is in Singapore, and we all travel around for visits! I am thrilled to be re-establishing my professional career in entrepreneurial endeavors, involving health and wellness and inventions."
Bill Quiseng '77 is resort manager at Marriott's KoOlina Beach Club on Oahu, Hawaii.
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Gene Ogden M.S. '77 is retiring on Oct. 1 after 45-plus years at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. in Sunnyvale, Calif.
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Bill O'Connor '77 writes: "Living in suburb of Milwaukee and have been working in money management industry since graduating from University of Wisconsin grad school. Married 23 years to Amy, three kids, Billy-19,Jack-16, Darby-13. Help coach Marquette University High School rugby team. Think of SCU often with nothing but great memories."
Jerry Mullaney ’77 is now the Chief Financial Officer at Bentley School in Oakland.
Gregory McNulty ’77 recently joined the Honorable Everett Alvarez Jr. ’60 as chief technology officer for Alvarez and Associates. Company founder and CEO Everett Alvarez Jr. was the first U.S. combat pilot shot down over Vietnam and held as a POW for more than eight years in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" and later served under four U.S. presidents in senior level positions.