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Mike Friedrich ’71 received a Certificate of Ministry Studies from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. in May 2012. Mike is currently enrolled in the Master of Theological Studies program at PSR. He is active in his home church, Berkeley Methodist United Church, conducting adult religious education classes and chairing the Worship Committee. Recently DC Comics reprinted in the hardcover collection Justice League, vol. 10, the comic book scripts that Mike wrote during his senior year at Santa Clara. Keen eyes will spot the SCU references in the backgrounds.
In May, Mike Friedrich '71 received a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. He is also a candidate for ordination as a deacon in the United Methodist Church (a process that will take probably four years).
Dave Fitzgerald '71 writes that he retired from USAF in 2000 and from TASC, inc. in 2010 and invested in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2012 (Northern Lieutenancy).
Karen Enz '71 writes: "M.A. Biological Sciences SJSU, M.A. Counselor Education SJSU. Currently living with partner of 16 years in Sunnyvale. Employee of the Fremont Union High School District."
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Joe '71, and wife, Sandy (Hull) Dowling '71 currently reside in Central Point, OR and own a B&B Resort & Cooking School called The Willows, www.thewillowsbedandbreakfast.com. They write: "The resort is located in the heart of the Southern Oregon Wine Region, where they enjoy hosting weddings and outdoor activites like fishing, crabbing, hiking and whitewater rafting. The couple moved back to the West Coast to open the inn in 2002, when Joe retired from USAirways, after 33 years. Joe helped to run airline operations in San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey, Orange County, Maine, and at finally at LaGuardia in NYC during 9/11. Sandy left her position as Sr. VP at the Council on Economic Education in NYC, where she raised over $10 Million per year to promote Economic Education globally, to help run the inn. Joe received his MBA from the University of Maine in 1990. They have 3 children and 3 grandaughters living in both Oregon and Maine."
Joe Dowling SCU73@aol.com 541-665-3020 www.thewillowsbedandbreakfast.com
Nancy A. (Battaini) Del Colletti '71 is the Executive Director of Rainbow's End Recovery Center in Challis, Idaho, a new substance abuse rehabilitation facility she established.
Mark d'Ercole '71 received a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Master Charles Gracie. By doing so, he becomes registered in the BJJ Federation in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is still actively competing in tournaments and is married with two sons in San Francisco.
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Marcel d'Ercole '71 writes, "I competed in December 2014 at the Masters World Jiu-Jitsu championship and placed second. It was a totally unexpected outcome for me to place second in any kind of world championship at anything. The real story is that my ankles and knee are gone from playing basketball at Santa Clara and long-distance running before I even took up jiu jitsu. I've learned that not only do you not have to retire from sports activities, it's possible to start from scratch even at an advanced age."
Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Robert G. P. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 completed a two-year term as member of the Guam Election Commission. Also served as an international observer in the Philippine National elections in May 2010 and in three elections in Kosovo while serving with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping from 1999 to 2006. Works as part-time Traffic and Small Claims Referee, Superior Court of Guam.
Robert G. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 was recently hired as legal counsel to the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and the Guam Department of Land Management. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix. Cruz is a retired child support referee for the Superior Court of Guam. He still serves as part-time referee for the Traffic and Small Claims Bureau, and as an associate justice pro tem for the Guam Supreme Court on occasion. His son, Dr. Jeffrey Cruz, recently completed his residency in internal medicine at U.C. Irvine Medical Center. His younger son, Keith, is a senior at Stanford University studying international relations.
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Robert G.P. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 recently participated in a four-concert tour of Tallinn, Estonia, and St. Petersberg and Moscow, Russia, with the combined Guam Cantate choir and Ramapo Cantanova choir, led by Dr. Lisa Lutter of Ramapo College, New Jersey. Cruz serves on the Cantate board and has been a member of the choir since 2010. The choir performed music in Russian, Estonian, Hebrew, Latin, and English. Cruz also sings with the 7:30 a.m. choir at the Hagatna Cathedral Basilica in Guam.
Robert G. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 writes that he is an adjunct professor teaching business law and intergovernmental relations at the University of Guam. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix MBA program. He was recently elected president, Guam chapter, AARP. He is a member of the Governer's Council on Senior Citizens.
Robert G.P. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 was recently sworn in by Guam Governor Eddie Calvo as a member of the Guam Senior Citizens Council. He is president of the Guam Chapter, AARP, and an adjunct professor at the University of Guam. Cruz has also taught business law for the U. of Phoenix MBA program for the past two years. He recently received an award from the Guam Division of Senior Citizens for serving as a Medicare volunteer assisting senior citizens with appeals. For the past two years, Bob has volunteered as a dance instructor in senior citizen centers throughout Guam. He is also a certified volunteer AARP, Driver Safety Instructor.
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William "Bill" S. Carter ’71, MSEE ’95 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient in recognition of his many contributions to the profession of engineering and to his alma mater. While earning degrees in electrical engineering at SCU, he was selected for membership in three national honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit). This 30-year veteran of the tech industry began his career at Zilog, where he designed and managed the design of NMOS microprocessors and peripherals. He later joined Xilinx, where he helped pioneer the development on the first Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a market that Xilinx invented and continues to dominate. Today he is Xilinx Fellow, the highest position a person can earn on a technical level. A Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award recipient, Carter also serves on the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board and currently is a member of SCU's Board of Fellows, and member of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society Advisory Board. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers, holds 10 U.S. patents, and recently traveled to India with SCU faculty.
Mike Carey ’71, an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network, was recently profiled on BlackAmericaWeb for being the first black referee to officiate the Super Bowl, in 2008. Carey was a running back for Santa Clara before he joined the NFL ranks as a referee in 1990. In a 2008 ESPN poll, Carey was tied in voting for “best referee” among NFL head coaches along with fellow veteran, Ed Hochuli.
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Paige Cabral '71, MBA '75 writes, "Married 33 years to my bride Allison. Three great college grad kids; Lauren - Sonoma State, Patrick - Ohio State, and Tony - Sacramento State. Still living and working in the Bay Area for Abbott Medical Optics."
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Paul Bruschera '71 writes: "After 2 years as an Army Finance Officer moved back to San Francisco and have been CFO and part owner of a construction company for 38 years. I lost my wife Maureen in 2009 to cancer after 39 years of marriage and have one son Marc, who is a CPA."
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
David Bence '71 writes: "I have practiced law since 1974; currently in solo practice in Torrance, Calif., with an emphasis on estate planning and probate; residing in Rancho Palos Verdes with wife Anita and several cats."
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.
Peter Ventura ’66, J.D. ’72 is the new president of the Rotary Club of Clearlake. Ventura joined the Rotary Club shortly after he and his wife, Pinky, who is a registered nurse case manager at Adventist Health, moved to Hidden Valley Lake in 2007, following his retirement after 30 years in the wine industry.
John Turner ’64 M.A. ’72 writes that he currently lives in downtown San Jose after living in Los Gatos for 30 years. He Retired in 2004 after teaching high school English for 35 years. He enjoys volunteering and serving on two boards.