Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 2000s
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.
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.
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.
Brent Haase ’08 and Hillary (Boller) Haase ’06 are the proud parents of future Bronco Louis William Haase, born Aug. 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM. 6 lb., 0.9 oz., 18 1/4 in. Louis joins big brother Ollie, a German Shepherd, at home in Greenwood Village, Colo.
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!
Megan Katherine Conlin ’06 of San Jose, Calif. wed Alexander "Zandy" James Eckrich of Kalamazoo, Mich. on Sep. 13th, 2014 at Mission Santa Clara in front of God, family and fellow SCU alumni including bridesmaid Christina Alexander ’06. Broncos in attendance included Rachel (Greenberg) Rasmusson ’06, Brandon Rasmusson ’06, Chrissy (Brooks) Rice ’06, Michael Tirabassi ’06, Tara (Heitman) Tirabassi ’06, Jenica (Mariani) Maldenado ’06, Kellan McNamara ’06, Alex Barrera ’06, Walt Stephenson ’06, Ryan Johnson ’06, Varant Ovanessoff ’06, Claire Bickenbach ’06, Kendall Craver ’06, Vince Castro ’06, and Erin Kunse ’07. "Shout" played on repeat the entire night. The newly married couple currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth (Elliott) Skibbe MBA ’07 and husband David welcomed their third child, Jacob, in July 2013. He joins Abigail, 3, and Ryan, 2. The family resides in Minnesota.
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 (http://shootanyangle.com/weddings/), 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)!
Patrick Rugo ’07 and Megan Van Ess were married in Santa Cruz, Calif., on April 26, 2014. Pat attended UCSF Medical post-graduation and is a doctor of physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente. Megan works as a registered dental hygienist. Many SCU alumni friends and family were in attendance as they exchanged their vows under the redwoods and overlooking the Pacific. Patrick's mother is Michele Rugo M.A. '01. The couple resides in San Francisco.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Rodriguez ’05 and Christine Badal ’07 welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eddie Alexander, on Jan. 11, 2014.
Taylor Alexander ’07 funded his company, Flutter Wireless, with a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign. Still in production but nearing launch, Flutter is a programmable processor core for electronics projects. Featuring a fast ARM processor, powerful long-range wireless communication, built-in battery charging, and an onboard security chip, Flutter is an ideal choice for robotics, wireless sensor networks, consumer electronics, and educational platforms. He writes, "All of our designs are open source, with licenses that encourage modification, reuse, and sharing. My hope is to bring robotics to impoverished nations by creating designs anyone can build themselves with low-cost materials."
Tom Wong ’08, who won the Orella Prize the year he graduated, just earned a Ph.D. in physics from UCSD. He has accepted a post-doc in Latvia to work with a computational scientist. He commented that even though his Ph.D. was from a physics dept, his advisor was basically a mathematician and he uses (of all things) Fortran95 to write a lot of his software! So all three majors at SCU (Math, Computer Science, and Physics) have served him well. , and the year he graduated (2008).
Liam Satre-Meloy ’08 is an executive producer of the documentary Red Army, which was released in 2014. The film is about the Soviet Union’s famous Red Army hockey team. Read more about the film in Sports Illustrated. While at Santa Clara, Satre-Meloy worked on the award-winning documentary A Christmas in Tent City—written, produced, and directed by Assistant Professor of Communication Mike Whalen ’89—about Francisco Jimenez.