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UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Gillis, Eileen (King)
Eileen (King) Gillis '91 and her husband Mark welcomed their fourth child, Natalie, on July 12, 2010. She joins big sisters Madeline and Samantha (both 9) and big brother Joshua (7). Eileen resides in Greensboro, NC, and is Counsel at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (soon-to-be Kilpatrick Townsend after a merger with West Coast Townsend & Townsend). She practices part-time and specializes in intellectual property.


submitted Dec. 15, 2010 9:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Gillick, DeeAnne (Watkins)

DeeAnne (Watkins) Gillick '91 recently moved to El Dorado Hills, Calif., with her husband Bill and sons, William (4 yrs) and Owen (2 yrs). DeeAnne is an attorney with the lawfirm of Neumiller & Beardslee in Stockton, Calif.

submitted Jul. 31, 2009 3:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Gildersleeve-Hernandez, Pam (Pamela Hernandez)

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez '91 writes that she is married to the most wonderful husband. She and her husband Mark have a son who does well both in school and on the ball field; making life a lot of fun. She is an assistant principal in the special services department with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education.

submitted Apr. 7, 2011 4:17P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Friedrich, Peter

Peter Friedrich ’91, along with his group of drama students from Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, will be performing at the famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival this summer. The group, Shakespeare Iraq, will perform some Bard-inspired drama with a uniquely Iraqi touch.

Last summer, Friedrich, who has degrees from Santa Clara University and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, with some help from colleagues, directed what is believed to be the first-ever Shakespeare production in English in a public theater in Iraq. This caught the attention of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which invited the troupe to come and perform. 
submitted Apr. 5, 2012 9:18P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Flanagan, Julie (Jamile)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Julie Flanagan '91 has four kids- two boys (ages 11 and 6) and two girls (ages 8 and 2). She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at our Grand Reunion!

submitted Mar. 4, 2011 9:28A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Escobar, Linette

Linette Escobar '91 recently returned from a summer in Thailand. This was her 6th trip since the 2004 tsunami volunteering with an NGO serving Burmese migrant workers. She's proud to report that the same kids who didn't attend school before the tsunami are thriving academically and even writing amazing poetry in English. In San Francisco, she is an Associate Professor of English as a Second Language at two colleges and does grant writing and evaluation work as a consultant for non-profits.

submitted Sep. 22, 2009 10:18P
de la Guardia, Agustin

Augustin de la Guardia '91 writes: "Living in PANAMA with wife Macy and our 2 boys: Alberto (10) and Nicholas (8). Working as CEO of the leading television broadcast network company. If you visit Panama please let me know!!"

submitted May. 9, 2011 8:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Curtis, Genevieve (Hurley)

Genevieve (Hurley) Curtis '91 and husband Jonathan Curtis welcomed their second child, a boy, Charles David, on May 27, 2009. Charlie's older sister, Caroline, is turning 3 on September 29th. The family lives in St. Louis.

submitted Jul. 30, 2009 1:40P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Chastain, Shauna

Shauna L. Chastain ’91, J.D. ’96 is President of the Solano County Bar Association, and Bay Area Chapter Director of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

submitted Sep. 10, 2012 3:09P
Chastain, Brandi

Soccer star Brandi Chastain ’91 is among the Class of 2012 for the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. Chastain, who grew up in San Jose, has been one of the top ambassadors for women's soccer after scoring the winning penalty kick in the 1999 Women's World Cup. She has played on two World Cup championship teams and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She was also a soccer commentator at the 2012 Olympics in London.

submitted Sep. 14, 2012 12:15P
Chastain, Brandi

World-famous soccer athlete and champion of girls’ health, Brandi Chastain '91 will give the 163rd undergraduate commencement address on June 14. Chastain’s selection to give the commencement address memorializes the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics at Santa Clara, which the University celebrates this year.

Chastain is best known for scoring the penalty kick goal that won the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup and for her passionate celebration in the moments following. Her success earned her a spot as one of People Magazine’s 25 Most Intriguing People that year, while the photo of her celebration was named one of the 100 greatest sports photos of all time by Sports Illustrated. She took home a silver medal in the 2000 Olympics and a gold medal in 2004 games.
More recent, Chastain co-founded the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative in 2005 with a mission to create programs and partnerships through which women athletes bring health, hope, and wholeness to the community. The initiative offers a free weekly after-school program for elementary school girls to develop self-esteem and good health practices with mentoring from women athletes from collegiate and high school teams.
“Brandi epitomizes the world-class leadership and fortitude that every Bronco is capable of achieving,” says SCU President Michael Engh, S.J. “She is a dedicated and disciplined athlete who is also committed to strengthening communities by advocating for and empowering young girls.”
Chastain was named an All-American twice in soccer during her time as a student. She was also the assistant coach for the Santa Clara Broncos from 1994 to 2000 and is currently in her fourth season as a volunteer assistant coach.
She will receive an honorary Doctorate of Public Service.
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:27P
Brown, Ellen

Ellen Ruebsamen Brown '91 retired from nursing and counseling.  She is pursuing a hobby and career as a watercolor artist, and is currently a signature member of the local Pikes Peak W.C. Society. She presently has a painting accepted into Rockies West National 18th annual National Exhibition, and another accepted into the Texas Watercolor Society 61st annual exhibit. 

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:17P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Brannan, Ann (Brnjac)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Ann Brannan '91 writes: "After moving around a bit -- Vienna, Austria, Charlottesville, VA and Atlanta, GA -- I'm back in the Midwest (St. Louis) with my husband and our two children -- Joe (11) and CeCe (10). We just booked our flights for the reunion and can't wait to see everyone and introduce my kids to Santa Clara...can't start to early on those college visits!"

submitted Mar. 30, 2011 9:44A
GRD Leavey/MBA '91
Birge, Dean

Dean Birge MBA '91 was hired as controller of Mission City Federal Credit Union in Santa Clara.

submitted Aug. 2, 2014 10:43A
GRD Engineering '91
Bhatia, Subhash

Subhash Bhatia M.S. ’91 joins Acesse Corporation as chief technology officer in the Santa Clara, CA office. Within this role, Bhatia will manage the company’s technological developments and build research and development centers in Silicon Valley, India, and China.

Bhatia comes to Acesse with over 20 years of product and technology strategy and management experience. His extensive resume includes: CTO at ProconGPS, EVP at Mobile Content Network, Division Chief of Staff and Senior Director at Yahoo!, VP Business Systems and eCommerce at Infoseek/Disney, Senior Manager at Oracle, and most recently as a technology consultant for Pleygo, AngiesList, CoreMobile Networks, and AlwaysOnVacation. This background has helped Bhatia make an easy transition into his current position as CTO with Acesse.
Educated in India, Canada, and California, Bhatia possesses a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Instrumentation from University of Baroda, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
submitted Dec. 12, 2013 11:49A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Berthelot, Jon

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Jon Berthelot '91 wites: "I am eager to see everyone at the 20th Reunion! My wife Sarah and I live in Lafayette, Louisiana, with our two children, Dominic (age 12) and Isabelle (age 9). I am an administrator and teacher at a Pre K-12 independent school."

submitted Mar. 21, 2011 9:42A
Bernal, Kaela (Kozlovsky)

Kaela (Kozlovsky) Bernal '91, J.D. '94 has been working as a legal and special projects associate at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, Calif., since October 2009, and continues to serve as an arts commissioner for the City of San Jose.

Contact Kaela
Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road P.O. Box 158 Saratoga, CA 95071
submitted May. 3, 2012 1:39P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '91
Baiko, Kevin

Kevin Baiko '91 has just started up the Big Island Mobile Clinic, a medical clinic on wheels primarily serving Hawaii's Big Island uninsured residents. Services include outpatient conventional and alternative care and feature medical marijuana registration. Meanwhile Kevin's musical alter ego, Doctor Sparkles, is currently recording his third album.

Contact Kevin
submitted Dec. 15, 2009 9:33P


UGRD Engineering '92
zavaleta, oscar

Oscar Zavaleta ’92 started Montez Group Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in Quality Control/Quality Assurance.

submitted Jun. 27, 2013 3:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Woestman, Kevin

Kevin Woestman '92 and his wife, Peggy, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Claire Elizabeth on Sept 1, 2010. She joins big brother Noah in their Chantilly, Va. home.

submitted Sep. 25, 2010 11:56A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Woestman, Kevin

Kevin Woestman ’92 was recently promoted to director of human resources for FrontPoint Security in McLean, Va. FrontPoint is a nationwide provider of wireless alarm systems for residential and commercial customers. He lives with his wife and two children in Chantilly, Va.

submitted Jan. 11, 2012 4:32A
UGRD Engineering '92
Weber, Richard

Richard Weber '92 was recently interviewed in The Californian for his role at Whitson Engineers, where he is an owner and principal partner. A general civil engineering and land survey firm that dates back to the late 1970s, the company has projects in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. It is also beginning projects in Southern California. Weber joined Whitson Engineers in 1993. 

A sampling of large and small projects the engineering firm is presently working on range from a housing development in the East Garrison section of Fort Ord and the proposed softball fields at Toro Park County Park to a flood control study at the mouth of the Carmel River.
Weber says he has seen the private sector begin to rebound about two years ago in 2012. Housing and commercial projects are again on track in Marina on what was formerly the Fort Ord military base and also in other parts of the tri-county area.
Besides the engineering expertise that his staff brings to every project, Weber said it is necessary today to have an understanding of the community. It is important to have a feeling for the sensitive issues that each project involves. These can vary from environmental concerns to a difference of opinion over the use of a particular parcel of land. It takes longer now to move from the concept and drawing board levels to actual breaking ground on a project.
submitted Aug. 2, 2014 11:17A
Walker, Jean

Jean (Houston) Walker '92 and husband Todd are proud to announce belatedly the birth of their son, Nicholas William Walker, in January 2007.

submitted May. 27, 2009 2:30P
UGRD Leavey Business '92
Vaughn, Patricia

P. J. Vaughn '92, '98 is now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She works for Chevron as the general manager of the Buenos Aires Shared Services Center.

submitted May. 14, 2014 2:13P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Truong, Lan

Lan Truong '92, a state department officer, is serving as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She, her partner and their son, Lucas, recently welcomed the birth of a baby boy, Eric, on Dec. 12, 2010. The family lives in Geneva.

submitted Apr. 17, 2011 2:28P
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