Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 1980s
Charles "Chuck" Berger MBA ’80 is the new president and CEO of Extreme Networks, a tech company. He's also been elected to the board of directors.
Berger is joining Extreme Networks following the successful sale of ParAccel, a privately held software analytics company to Actian. He is an established CEO and director with 30 years of experience in the technology sector, including extensive P&L, general management, marketing and financing experience in high growth, large and mid-sized companies. Prior to ParAccel, Berger served as the CEO of DVDPlay, Nuance Communications, Vicinity Corporation, AdForce, and Radius. He has also held executive positions in sales, marketing and finance at Apple and Sun Microsystems.
Jeanine D. Tucker ’78, J.D. ’81 is the new court executive officer with the Tuolumne County Superior Court. Tucker had worked for the Stanislaus County Superior Court since 1991. She most recently served as the operations manager for eight years, managing a staff of about 140 employees.
Nancy (Levandowski) Keller ’81 and Steven Keller was the first couple married at Denny's Chapel in Las Vegas on April 3. "As passionate Denny’s fans for more than 35 years, my husband and I couldn’t think of a more fun and exciting way to tie the knot than at Denny’s Vegas location in the very heart of the restaurant,” said Levandowski, director of ISU Dining for Iowa State University.
Wedding contact for Denny's media relations is Rebecca Lynch phone is 864-752-4778 Rebecca.Lynch@erwinpenland.com I am reachable at 515 509-4295. My new name will be Keller
Carol Dempsey '81 remarried Walter Frey on June 24, 2012, in Tiburon, Calif. Carol resides in Manteca with her husband and works for Woodside Homes.
Edythe M. De Marco '81 has been nationally recognized among the top advisors in Rhode Island by Barron's magazine in its annual "America's Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State" list, published in February. Advisors considered for Barron's "America's Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State" ranking have a minimum of seven years' financial services experience and have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. Numerous quantitative and qualitative measures (including assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice) determine the financial advisor rankings.
"We believe Edythe's inclusion on the list is highly merited and underscores her commitment to developing strong relationships with clients. Barron's recognition of so many Merrill Lynch advisors on its annual list confirms our commitment to providing clients with outstanding talent and top-quality service to help them achieve their financial goals," said Gary Hernandez, Managing Director of the Merrill Lynch office in Providence. Ms. De Marco resides in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and has been a part of Merrill Lynch's Providence office for 31 years.
After moving back to New York in late 2013, Deirdre Cherry ’81 has been appointed Northeast Division Structured Lending Exec for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
Chris Walker '83 has recently joined IBM Global Business Services as healthcare training program manager for the Middle East and Africa. He now lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with his wife of 20 years, Hassania, and their youngest son, Norm, who is a freshman at American Community School of Abu Dhabi.
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Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
Kevin Vogelsang ’83 recently left RBF Consulting after 11 years to become the Director of Federal Business at Alta Vista Solutions, an engineering services firm based in Richmond. He is establishing a new Alta Vista Solutions office in San Diego. Kevin and his wife, Patty, remain active presenting Catholic weekends for Worldwide Marriage Encounter in Southern California.
Matthew C. McGlynn '83, J.D. '86 is now serving as a judge on the Superior Court of Tehama County.
Teri Graf-Pulvino MBA ’83 and husband Ken, now living in Frutillar, Chile, launched Darwin's Chiloé, a Geotourism adventure following Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. New season starts November 2013. www.darwinschiloe.com
P. Gregory "Greg" Frey '83 has again been selected to Hawaii Super Lawyers, a distinction afforded to approximately 5 percent of Hawaii's lawyers. Frey has been selected in the areas of both family law and mediation for the last three years. He continues as the managing attorney at Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC, Hawaii's largest and best-known family law firm. He and his wife of almost 27 years, Maria "Mia" Fialho Frey '84, have two adult children, including Samantha Io'ana Malia Frey ’10. Currently Greg works with several energetic class members on the Class of 1983 30th Grand Reunion Committee and looks forward to seeing the entire class at the reunion.
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Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo
"There is always 'room' on a busy schedule to do just a bit more," writes Greg Frey ’83. Perhaps this is why he agreed to join a bunch of other energetic and edicated classmates on the recently formed Grand Reunion Class of 1983 30th -Year Reunion Committee, in addition to his continued duties on several Hawaii boards and associations. Thankfully, Greg "has the support of the other Broncos in the Frey household, including his lovely wife of almost 27 years, Maria "Mia" Fialho Frey ’84 and their eldest daughter, Samantha Io'ana Malia Frey '10, as well as their youngest, Allie Malaea Frey, a 2012 graduate of University of Hawaii at Hilo."
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Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo
As I continue my work with the SCU Grand Reunion Class of 1983 30th year reunion committee, I am reminded just how deeply connections run among the SCU 'ohana (family). My wife (Mia ’84) and our eldest daughter (Sam ’10) both graduated from SCU as did my uncle and my quite legendary grandfather, A. Thomas Rowland ’31, whose heart bleeds Bronco year in and year out. I take great pride that the SCU website speaks of, and gives a bit of credit to, "Grandpa Bud." Please allow me to share via "cut & paste": "In 1981, as part of the association's 100th anniversary celebration, Jerry Kerr ’61, Bud Rowland '31, and Louis Bannan, S.J. proposed a special group be created to officially recognize alumni celebrating their Golden Reunion. The recommendation was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara University Alumni Association and, in honor of William Gianera, S.J., ’1907 and University president from 1945-1951, the Gianera Society was formed. The Gianera Society is an honorary designation with membership limited to those undergraduate alumni whose class graduated from Santa Clara 50 or more years ago. The society's sole purpose is to pay tribute to the legacy provided by our "Golden Broncos" and acknowledge their long-standing loyalty to the University, their classmates, and the Alumni Association. Gianera Society members meet every year for a luncheon during the Grand Reunion Weekend in October to induct their newest members (those attending their 50th Reunion) and renew the camaraderie and lifelong friendships that developed and flourished at Santa Clara". Rest in Peace, Grandpa Bud.
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.
Paul Hoen ’84 received the Director's Guild award for his children's show Let It Shine on the Disney Channel. This is Mr. Hoen's sixth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Program in 2007 for Jump In and was previously nominated in this category in 2000 for the Even Stevens episode "Take My Sister? Please," in 2004 for Searching for David's Heart, in 2008 for Cheetah Girls: One World and in 2010 for Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
Steven Ryan ’84 has been working in Jakarta, Indonesia, since 1996 as senior management in the field of freight transportation and logistics. Steven earned his master's degree in engineering from RMIT University (Australia) in 1994 and is currently pursuing his MBA. His wife, Evi, is from Indonesia and two boys, Vincent and Lawrence, attend an international school.
Timothy McMahon J.D. ’84 was selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association and one of the top 100 Irish American attorneys in the United States by the Irish Voice for 2013. Tim and his wife Lisa Twomey McMahon ’83 live in Los Gatos with their 3 children.
Timothy D McMahon Corsiglia McMahon & Allard 96 N 3rd St 620 San Jose Ca 95112
Jeffrey Rickard J.D '85 joined Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP, in San Jose in May 2012 after many years at Alexander Hawes, LLP. Along with a colleague each time, he was awarded the Santa Clara County Trial Attorney of the Year Award in 2008 and again in 2011. He continues to handle personal injury, product liability, toxic tort and other plaintiffs' cases both in CA and elsewhere. He married Lynne Coates in October 2011 and his son, Ryan Rickard, 22, will be a senior at the University of San Diego in the fall.
Maria Lobo ’85 and her artwork were mentioned in InMenlo. Her mixed-media works on paper, wood, and canvas can be seen at the store HOME, in Menlo Park, and at marialobo.com. Working across cultures and genres, Lobo creates collectable artworks for galleries, residences, and corporate, public, and private spaces.