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GRD Law '06
Terrazas, David

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.

Terrazas, 45, wants to strengthen connections with UC Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, saying the city's proximity to both communities provides ample opportunities for Santa Cruz to grow its reputation as a tech incubator. Terrazas wants to help create additional jobs so fewer people have to commute over the hill for higher-paying employment in the tech sector. He also plans to continue to work to make parks and beaches safer and cleaner, while replacing aging infrastructure.
As chair of the council's public safety committee, Terrazas was instrumental in garnering support for a pilot program with county law enforcement and social services to identify repeat low-level offenders downtown and funnel them into treatment and supportive housing. The data from the Downtown Accountability Program's first four months has showed promise in reducing recidivism on Pacific Avenue and nearby streets, and the council has extended the pilot to gather more data.
Terrazas also is chair of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries governing board, which has managed planning for a 2015 vote on a special tax to tackle $63 million in facilities improvements.
Terrazas has lived in Santa Cruz for 25 years after growing up in the San Lorenzo Valley and San Jose, where he earned his bachelor's degree from San Jose State University in political science. He also earned law and business degrees from Santa Clara University.
Terrazas' wife, Monica, works at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. They have three children.
submitted Oct. 22, 2014 1:11P
GRD Law '06
Sledge, Hilary

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. Fellow SCU Law alumni in attendance at the wedding were Lauren Nguyen Ladwig J.D. ’06 and Esmeralda Lopez J.D. ’06. The bride's sister and maid of honor was Jacqueline Lynch ’11. Also in attendance was Bernadette Lumas Codrington J.D. ’03 and her three daughters, who were the flower girls. 

The bride, 33, is a vice president and counsel in New York for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. She graduated cum laude from Barnard and received a law degree from Santa Clara University. She is the daughter of Brenda N. Lynch of Oakland, Calif., and the late Dr. Carlos R. Sledge. The bride’s mother, who worked in Oakland, retired as the fund-raising director at East Bay Agency For Children, a nonprofit organization serving children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The bride’s father was a cardiologist who practiced in Oakland. The bride’s stepfather, John A. Lynch, retired as the public affairs manager at Agilent Technologies, a maker of scientific test and measurement tools in Santa Clara, Calif. He is a business development consultant in Oakland. The groom, 44, created and owns Kollide.TV, a New York-based website that offers lifestyle and entertainment videos and short films. He graduated from Rutgers. He is a son of the late Massa E. Sarnor, who lived in Newark. His mother was a saleswoman at Variety Portraits, a portrait studio in Freehold, N.J. The groom’s first marriage ended in divorce.
submitted Nov. 7, 2014 1:52P
Payer, Katie (Roberts)

Katie (Roberts) Payer '06 and husband Brian welcomed a healthy, happy baby girl, Caroline Valerie, on March 19, 2015. The family of three lives in Denver, Colorado.

submitted Jul. 20, 2015 9:05P
Mei, Mayka
Mayka Mei '06 consults on all things marketing, community, and content for lifestyle brands and technologies. Working in the startup space since her Bronco days, Mayka tweeted as Incubus, ran the No. 2 biggest fashion brand on Twitter, and presented fan-building techniques to international audiences in Cannes. Mei currently writes for the Alumni Association's online magazine, Illuminate. She blogs irregularly at and tweets more regularly at @mayka. 
submitted Apr. 22, 2015 12:39P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Larson , Kelsey (Swanson )

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.

submitted Feb. 28, 2015 6:21P
Hendrickson, Daniel

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.

He has master’s degrees from Columbia, Fordham, and Santa Clara universities and his Ph.D. came by way of Columbia. Hendrickson has served on the Board of Trustees of Creighton University, Boston College, and Xavier University—all Jesuit institutions—and in the provost’s office at Marquette University.
Scott Heider, search committee member and chair of the Heider College of Business Board, said, “Fr. Hendrickson brings a keen understanding of the value of a Jesuit education. His global teaching experience and his scholarly agenda, focused on Jesuit teaching, makes him particularly well-prepared to deepen Creighton’s connection to its mission.”
submitted Dec. 30, 2014 11:24A
UGRD Leavey Business '06
Hazard, Kevin

Kevin Hazard '06 will be a speaker at this year's Cloud Expo. He is director of Digital Content for SoftLayer, an IBM Company, responsible for developing, influencing, and managing public-facing and internal content that SoftLayer delivers through digital channels, such as corporate websites, third-party sites, and social media.

Kevin has more than 10 years of hosting industry experience, having previously managed social media and customer community engagement for The Planet and directed customer service for Site5 Internet Solutions. On a good day, he can still dunk a basketball.


submitted Mar. 20, 2015 11:50P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Figoni, Elizabeth (Garvin)

Daniel Figoni ’03, MBA ’07 a Santa Clara water polo player, and Elizabeth Garvin ’06, a coxswain for Santa Clara's men's crew team, were married in NYC on Sept. 26, 2014. The wedding party included Emily Bjorklund ’06, Rachel Rasmusson ’06, and Jack Ferdon ’03. Broncos came to the Big Apple from near and far to celebrate. Caroline Vaughan ’06 from London, Bridget Murphy ’06 from Australia, and Kenny Flanagan-De La Hoz ’04 from Amsterdam made it an international affair!

submitted Mar. 23, 2015 1:12P
UGRD Engineering '06
Duchesne, Michelle (Donecho)

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.

submitted Nov. 1, 2014 9:10A
Barnette, Matthew

Matthew Barnette '06 has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, putting him among the top attorneys in California for 2015. A senior associate in the Archer Norris’ Walnut Creek office, Matthew Barnette focuses his practice on litigation matters with a specialty in insurance defense. A member of the firm’s On Call Trial Counsel, Matthew has successfully defended numerous clients from the initial complaint through trial.


submitted Jul. 20, 2015 3:25P


UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Tone, Hilary

After nearly three years as an editor and program director at Media Matters for America, Hilary A. Tone '07 is now director of communications for D.C. Public Schools in Washington, D.C. She also teaches dance at a competitive studio in Virginia and is part of the Capitol Movement Dance Company, which sent her on a military appreciation tour last fall. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Contact Hilary
submitted May. 27, 2015 5:36P
Stephenson, Kyle

In August, Kyle Stephenson ’07 earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. He and wife Ashley Schweickart ’07 recently relocated to Monterey, California, where Kyle accepted a tenure track faculty position at California State University Monterey Bay.

submitted Oct. 30, 2014 8:57A
Schiavone Hannibal, Angela (Schiavone)

Angela Schiavone ’07 married her longtime love, James Hannibal, at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View on Oct. 18, 2014. They were surrounded by friends and family under clear blue skies. Her and her husband run a wedding photography business, ShootAnyAngle (, so they trained their own side shooters to handle the wedding pictures. There were a lot of special touches for the day: there were "Hidden Mickey Mouses" around the ceremony and reception, the bride's bouquet included trinkets from family members who had passed, the groom wore a wooden bowtie in memory of his grandfather who had passed, there were antique books and cameras to showcase their passions, the cake stand was made by the Father of the Bride, the Father Daughter dance was a recording of the bride singing, and the bride's shoes contained around 1,000 Swarovski crystals that she had attached by hand. It was a perfect day! Maren Lovgren ’06 and Hayley Lovgren ’08 served as bridesmaids (and they are the groom's cousins)!

Contact Angela
submitted Mar. 9, 2015 2:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Perry, Anthony

Anthony (A.J.) Perry ’07 married Lyssa Hughes on May 25, 2014 in San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego Rowing Club.  The wedding was officiated by SCU grad See Yew Mo M.S. ’12 and other Broncos in attendance included: Michael Zozos ’06, Alvin Chen ’07, Michael Wiesner ’05, J.D. ’11, Taylor Thorn ’08, Katie (Fitzsimmons) Sullivan ’06, Tania Samsonoff ’10, and Bucky the Bronco!

submitted Dec. 4, 2014 2:55P
Hatzke, Matt

Matt Hatzke '07, former San Jose Earthquakes soccer player, recently wrote an editorial for Outsports. "My life hasn't been the same," he writes, since coming out to family and friends in 2013, "as I have found happiness like I couldn't understand before. I finally felt my life finding completion...I finally felt comfortable in my own skin."

Matt was acquired by the Earthquakes in 2008 after first being drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the fourth round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and being traded. Prior to his professional career, he was a 2006 and 2007 All-West Coast Conference selection for Santa Clara University, playing 81 games in his four years in school.
Matt now practices dentistry with his parents in San Jose and is in a happy relationship.
"While my playing days are behind me--I do venture onto the pitch for Santa Clara alumni games--I know I can still contribute to the beautiful game in other ways," he writes, hoping to be role model for other young athletes.
submitted Jun. 28, 2015 11:22P
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Harter, Brady

Brady Harter ’07 and his wife Francesca welcome their newest addition, Gianna Nadine, on Jan. 28. They live in Redwood City. Mom and baby are doing great! She already has Daddy wrapped around her finger.

submitted Apr. 10, 2015 3:31P
Gutierrez, Yadhira

Seasoned family law attorney Yadhira N. Gutierrez J.D. '07 joined Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm, as an associate. Gutierrez has exclusively focused on family law since January 2008 and offers her clients a full range of services, from premarital and marital agreements to strong advocacy representation when issues cannot be resolved by mutual agreement. Gutierrez is often appointed by the court to act as minor’s counsel, representing children who don’t otherwise have a voice in the family law process. She is also active in the community, working with the Santa Clara County Pro Bono Project and as a Spanish Family Court Services Orientation Instructor for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2014, the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section honored her with the Henry B. Collada Memorial Award. This distinction recognizes extraordinary service, contribution and professionalism with a focus on the betterment of families and children involved with Family Court.

submitted Apr. 23, 2015 8:49A
UGRD Engineering '07
Duong, Yen
Yen T. Duong '07 received the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award, presented by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, bestowed upon candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the examination on their first attempt, and completed testing in 2014. 
A total of 91,384 individuals sat for the examination in 2014, with 60 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the award. 
Duong is employed at Ernst & Young in San Jose. She is a member of the California Society of CPAs.
submitted Apr. 6, 2015 11:11A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
DiCello, Kim (McGiven)

Kim (McGiven) DiCello ’07 has been named the AVP's (Association of Volleyball Professionals) most improved player from the 2014 season. The San Diego native is currently 6th in the AVP 2014 Women’s Individual Rankings. DiCello had her best season so far on the AVP in 2014, as she finished third in four tournaments – a career best. DiCello played at Santa Clara from 2002-06, appearing in 116 matches. The three-time All-WCC First Team and WCC All-Academic selection amassed 1,327 kills — the 6th-most in program history — including a single-season best 466 in 2005. She finished her collegiate career with a .240 hitting percentage, a mark that increased in each of her four full seasons on the Mission campus. On Sept. 3, 2005, McGiven recorded 34 kills vs. UC Irvine, a mark that still stands as a Bronco record for a four-set match.


submitted Nov. 24, 2014 8:21P
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Chang, Quyen (Le)

Chris Chang ’07 and Quyen (Le) Chang ’07, MBA ’12 married on Aug 30., 2014, in Maui, HI. The wedding party included Neha Sharma ’07, Gillian Rimicci ’07, Jenna O'Connor ’07, Jessica Kremer MBA ’12, Joanne Wang ’09, Martin Lewis ’09, Greg Moore ’08, Raymond Chiu ’08, and Mimi Pham ’16. The couple currently live in San Francisco.

submitted Oct. 30, 2014 10:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '07
Cashman, Veronica (Zepeda)
Veronica (Zepeda) Cashman '07 was honored as a 2014 Santa Clara Sporting Coach of the Year. Cashman coaches two girls teams at Sporting: the Santa Clara Sporting 97 Girls White and the Sporting 01 Girls. After completing a very successful collegiate career at Santa Clara University and a stint with the US Under 20 Women's National team, she turned her energy into coaching and mentoring girls at Santa Clara Sporting. She took over the head coaching job of Sporting 97G White two years ago, building them into a premier powerhouse team, now ranked No. 1 in NorCal, No. 2 in Region IV and No. 3 in the rankings. Sporting 97 Girls White won the Cal-North State Cup, the Surf Cup and the Sporting Girls Invitational during the past two seasons.
submitted Jan. 9, 2015 2:42P
GRD Law '07
Capron, Aaron

Aaron Capron J.D. ’07 has been promoted to partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the world. He has a wide range of experience involving post-grant proceedings, patent litigation, and patent portfolio management. Mr. Capron has been co-lead counsel for several post-grant proceedings, including one of the first cases instituted under the America Invents Act. With more than a dozen years of patent law experience, Mr. Capron counsels clients of all sizes on prosecution, post-grant, portfolio management, and pre-litigation strategies. He has experience in a wide spectrum of electrical, computer hardware and software, and Internet technologies.

submitted Feb. 9, 2015 2:09A
UGRD Engineering '07
Amato, Michael

Michael Amato '07, M.S. '11 and Bianca Vallorz '07, tied the knot at the beautiful Mission Santa Clara on January 24, 2015! Even though the wedding was in the middle of winter, they were blessed with wonderful 70-degree weather and not a cloud in the sky! They currently live in San Jose, with Bianca supporting the local community working at Family Supportive Housing and Michael working at Apple.

submitted Jul. 31, 2015 7:57P
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