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Fonts, Augustin

Coming from Santa Clara’s School of Engineering, where “Engineering with a Mission” is the credo, Agustin Fonts ’08 and Ryan Leary ’08 feel right at home putting their ethics, values, and talents to work in their careers. Both are employed by a company whose software is transforming the way the world approaches household energy conservation. At Opower, Fonts is the international product manager and Leary is engineering manager, accountable for promoting good engineering practices and managing software release and testing by working with engineering services and QA release management for the company’s suite of products focused on energy efficiency, customer engagement, demand response, and thermostat management.

The company’s recent successful IPO was exciting, but both Leary and Fonts claim it is the founders’ mission to lower energy use that is most gratifying. Their careers in the energy industry really started when they joined the 2007 Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon team as undergraduates. After graduating, they founded their own start-up, Valence Energy, with other teammates.
 
submitted Apr. 22, 2014 10:14P
'08
Eschman, Chad

Chad Eschman ’08, Lauren Baines ’08, Matthew Johns ’09, Devin Bertsch ’09, and Scotty Arnold ’08 have been selected to participate in The Araca Project's fall productions in New York City. They are self-producing Eschman's new play, The Memory Tax, which runs off-Broadway September 2013 at The American Theatre of Actors. Find out more at www.thememorytax.com.

Contact Chad
thememorytax.com indiegogo.com/projects/the-memory-tax/x/4236614 twitter.com/TheMemoryTax#
submitted Aug. 15, 2013 12:45P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Engel, Andrew

Andrew Engel '08 writes: "After two incredible years in the Peace Corps in Tanzania (2008-2010) where I taught secondary level biology, I settled in Portland, Ore., and found a job as a pre-school teacher for a year. Though I loved the energy of that age, I have come back to secondary education, currently studying for an MA in Science Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University and will be teaching in a New York City public high school come September as a Peace Corps Fellow."

submitted May. 31, 2012 7:04P
'08
Dominguez, Dean Paul

Freshman Dorm: Graham 200

Dean Paul Dominguez '08 was awarded an MA in Philosophy from San Jose State University in 2012. He currently works as a Real Estate Broker for Re/Max Active Realty in Fremont, selling residential and commercial real estate. He is also a volunteer coach for the Collegiate Ethics Bowl Team and a volunteer teacher for the Philosophy for Children Program, both affiliated with San Jose State University.

Contact Dean Paul
www.linkedin.com/pub/dean-paul-dominguez/17/70a/2a7/
submitted Apr. 24, 2013 1:03P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '08
Dixit , Sharvari

Dr. Sharvari Dixit M.A. ’08 has been appointed as the director of the Global Research of Indian Diaspora at San Jose State University. She is also a teaching faculty at SJSU.

submitted Nov. 1, 2012 12:07A
UGRD Engineering '08
Demuth, James

James Alexander DeMuth ’08, son of Dennis Alden and Jodie Lynn DeMuth, of Friday Harbor and Bellevue, and Leah Christinne Reid of New Hampshire plan to marry in Pleasanton, Calif., in August. DeMuth, a 2004 graduate of Seattle's The Northwest School, attended Santa Clara University as an undergraduate, where he earned a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering, and then earned a masters of science in mechanical engineering at Stanford University (2010). He is a mechanical engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif.

 

 

submitted Mar. 12, 2012 4:28P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '08
Darling, Jen

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

After graduating with her bachelor's degree, Jen Darling '06, M.A. '08 taught 4th grade in East Side San Jose for a year and realized that teaching was not her true calling. She went on to receive her Teaching Credential and Masters in Education with an emphasis in Correctional Psychology & Alternative Education from Santa Clara University and now works happily back at SCU as a fundraiser.

Contact Jen
JDarling@scu.edu
submitted Feb. 16, 2011 9:37A
GRD Law '08
Dabkowski, Sara

Sara Dabkowski J.D. '08 was recently appointed to the position of deputy district attorney for Mendocino County.  She interned at the San Francisco and Santa Cruz District Attorney's Offices and is currently assigned to the traffic court in Ukiah. 

submitted Nov. 24, 2009 3:56P
GRD Law '08
Curtis, Michelle

Michelle E. Curtis '04 J.D. '08 and Joseph Harris, Jr. were married on July 28, 2012 in Tiburon, Calif. Bronco attendees included Betsy Conway '04, Jenny DeVoto '03, Leila (Khalil) Lewis '02, Hayley (Fullerton) Servatius '02 and Matt Servatius '02, MBA '11. The couple resides in San Francisco and St. Helena.

submitted Aug. 7, 2012 9:31A
'08
Cronk, Chandice

Chandice Cronk '08 announced in July that she will be in Spain this year after signing a professional contract to play basketball in Huelva, Spain for CB Conquero. The club is located on the southwest coast of Spain.

submitted Jul. 31, 2009 9:58A
GRD Law '08
Corica, Craig

Craig Corica '04 and Melissa (Meek) Corica '04, J.D. '08 welcomed their first child, Logan Michael Corica. He was born on April 17, 2011 and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. The family resides in Alameda, Calif.

submitted May. 12, 2011 11:16A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Coblentz, Jessica

Jessica Coblentz '08 begins a Master of Theological Studies degree at Harvard Divinity School in Septemeber 2009. There, she will pursue a conentration in "Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion" from a Roman Catholic theological perspective. Also, Theta Alpha Kappa recently awarded Coblentz the 2009 Albert Clark Award for the best undergraduate essay in religious studies or theology.

submitted Jun. 3, 2009 11:49A
'08
Cmaylo, Anna

 

Anna Cmaylo ’08 returned to campus this summer to work the Bronco Volleyball Camps. As a student, Cmaylo finished as the career blocks leader for the Broncos. She was a middle blocker and a three-time All-American and was named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team three years. As a senior, she was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII third team. She has played professional volleyball in Europe for the last four years. She has been with Cheseaux, Switzerland (League A), Klagenfurt Wildcats of Austria (Austrian 1st League), and Dresden, Germany Bundesliga 1 (Champions League).

 

submitted Aug. 13, 2012 1:49P
'08
Carvalho, Sara (Sorto)

Sara Sorto ’08, M.A. ’10 married Dave Carvalho in Los Gatos, Ca on October 7, 2012. They live in Santa Clara where Sara teaches at Santa Clara High.

submitted Nov. 12, 2012 2:01P
'08
Burke, John

John Burke ’08 and Molly Fitzgerald ’08, were married in Boston, Mass., on July 27, 2013. Broncos in attendance were: Sam Fitzgerald '10, Andrew Engel '08, Matthew Paver '08, Andrew Guglielmi '08, Taylor Whelan '08, Brian Biniek '08, Michael Truettner '08, William Syme '08, Brody Angley '08, Laura Harding '10, Caroline Morrissey '09, Betsy Dalby '07, Austin Woody '08, Jeffrey Lombard '08, Scott Kirk '08, Russell Murphy '08, Timothy Chang '08, Jennifer Knutson '10, Molly Ganey '10, Caitlyn Connolly '08, Kendal Flatley '08, Alexandra Haggerty '08, John Burke '08, Molly Fitzgerald '08, Amy Freier '08, Timothy Lynch '08, Jacqueline Tash '08, Allison Paver '10, Wesley Sheffield '10, Patrick Flanagan '08, Salman Shariat '08, Meghan Woody '10, Maggie Burke '13

submitted Aug. 2, 2013 12:43P
GRD Law '08
Boscia, Kristin (Love)

Kristin (Love) Boscia '03, J.D. '08 and Chris Boscia J.D. '08 welcomed their first child, Katherine Love Boscia, on June 23, 2011. The family lives in Santa Clara.

submitted Jul. 21, 2011 3:54P
'08
Boscia, Kristin (Love)

Kristin (Love) Boscia ’03, J.D. '08 and Chris Boscia J.D. ’08, welcomed their second child, Evelyn Love Boscia on July 26, 2013. Big sister, Kate, is delighted.

submitted Aug. 26, 2013 4:37P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Bevegni, Rob

Rob Bevegni ’04 married Stephanie Howell ’08 on Sept. 6, 2014, in Truckee, California. They live in San Francisco.

submitted Oct. 22, 2014 8:32A
UGRD Leavey Business '08
Baker, Sam

Sam Baker '08 and Brian Belcher '09 are making their mark as environmentalists and businessmen in El Salvador. Baker is founder and director of Computodos, a San Salvador-based company that sells high-quality computers at low cost to low-income sectors, primarily students, schools, nongovernmental organizations, and the poor. Baker majored in finance at Santa Clara University, with an interest in making a difference in the world rather than landing a job on Wall Street or with an investment firm. After graduating, he traveled to over a dozen countries before starting an internship in El Salvador with microfinance organization Kiva, which specializes in giving small, low-interest loans to cottage industry entrepreneurs. Baker recognized that a big problem for students and others was access to computers. Baker is partnering with fellow Santa Clara grad Brian Belcher, and the two researched and found out about InterConnection, a Seattle-based Microsoft Registered Refurbisher of computers. Buying and importing computers with licensed software from Interconnection.org, they are able to sell a complete computer package for $180, hundreds less than what was available in El Salvador and a superior product to computers and pirated software available through less reputable sources. "We are able to meet a need and help people cross the digital divide, while also keeping hundreds of discarded computers out of landfills," Baker told a reporter recently. 

submitted Nov. 29, 2010 2:07P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Baines, Lauren

Lauren Baines ’08 is one of three winners of the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award, named for the late newspaper columnist who was a fervent champion of the arts locally and established by the Rotary Club of San Jose.

Baines won the Anna Halprin dance award her senior year at Santa Clara University, where she earned a B.A. and B.S. in theater arts, art history and psychology. This fall she starts the MFA program at Mills College, majoring in choreography and performing. In addition to performing, Baines is project manager for education and artistic programs at Montalvo Arts Center and assistant artistic director for the Cardboard Box Theatre Project.

 

Contact Lauren
laurenbaines.com
submitted Jul. 29, 2013 11:38A
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '08
Aringo, Margaret

Margaret Aringo, FSJ, STD ’08 is the chairperson of an organization of African religious women that spans eight eastern and central African nations, Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA).  The organization launched a five-year strategic plan, focusing on fostering leadership skills, communication techniques, and a continued centering on human rights and social justice issues.  Introducing the plan, she gave a speech asking, “Where would the Church be today in the 21st century without Sisters?”  In the foreword to the plan, she wrote it is ACWECA’s “collective responsibility to ensure that the love of Christ is fulfilled through the services” offered in the new plan.  Ncronline.org-african-sisters-launch-eight-nation-strategic-plan

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 4:50P
'08
Angley, Brody

Brody Angley '08, former SCU basketball player, signed a nine-month contract with the SAM Basket Massagno club team in Lugano, Switzerland.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '08
Angley, Brody

Brody Angley ’08 signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Haifa Basketball, making his debut in Israel Winner League. The 28-year-old point guard has recently won four championships in the last four seasons, on four different teams in Europe and Latin America. He brings to his new team the leadership, toughness, and high IQ that allowed him to win the rims in Switzerland LNA, Mexico Liga Nacional de Baloncesto, League of FIBA Americas, and Mexico LNBP.

submitted Aug. 26, 2014 12:03P
GRD Leavey/MBA '08
Amerman, William

William Amerman MBA '08 published his second novel, Sky1 - Foundation, available on Amazon, B&N, Apple and other eBook retail sites. http://www.amazon.com/Sky1-Foundation-The-Sky-Series-ebook/dp/B00IC9CS4W

Contact William
http://www.amazon.com/Sky1-Foundation-The-Sky-Series-ebook/dp/B00IC9CS4W
submitted Feb. 21, 2014 3:39P
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