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2008

'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
'08
Almassy, Tera (Linsley)

Tera (Linsley) Almassy ’08 and Mark Almassy ’08 - their first child, Kent Conroy, on August 13. They live in Brooklyn, New York.

submitted Oct. 18, 2013 1:22P

2009

GRD Leavey/MBA '09
Wilcox, Emily (Moody)

Emily (Moody) Wilcox '03, MBA'09 and husband Lee had their first child, Abigail Wilcox, on August 18, 2011. Abby was born 9 pounds, 8 ounces and is a Bronco through and through. The family lives in San Jose.

submitted Apr. 18, 2012 8:30A
GRD Leavey/MBA '09
Wilcox, Emily (Moody)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Emily (Moody) Wilcox ’03, MBA ’09 and husband Lee celebrated the birth of their first child, Abigail, on Aug. 18, 2011. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where Emily works as the alumni and external relations director for the Leavey School of Business at SCU.

submitted Mar. 7, 2013 5:02P
GRD Law '09
Wendt, Matt

Matt Wendt J.D. ’09, real estate attorney, is running for a seat on the Morgan Hill City Council in this year's election. He wants "to serve the community and build a better and safer city."

submitted Oct. 22, 2012 1:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Vu, Andrew

Andrew Vu '09 was named the Community Champion Winner at the 2012 Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards. He was one of 27 lawyers, from some of the world's most recognized companies, honored by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times.

Vu is assistant general counsel for SAP AG in Palo Alto, where he guides engineers through legal thickets as they develop and launch innovative new products.

Although his corporate work is speeding the product cycle and bolstering SAP’s position in on-demand, cloud and mobile software, he is known throughout the Bay Area as an important advocate in Asian American and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. He cofounded the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California, one of the largest minority bar associations in the country.

As an award recipient, he was profiled in the San Francisco Business Times article “Refugee past helped shape minority community advocate."

submitted Mar. 4, 2012 12:15P
GRD Leavey/MBA '09
Van Metre, John

John Van Metre MBA ’09 is running in the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon, a 26.2-mile race that is held on a point-to-point course from Calistoga to Napa, in March. He has not run a marathon since 2009 and has only done three in his lifetime. He has a personal record time of 2 hours, 59 minutes at the Boston Marathon. His best finish was 380th in a field of 6,000 runners at the California International Marathon in Sacramento in 2008. 

 “It’s been a while,” said Van Metre, a San Jose resident, who works in business software sales for Armanino McKenna.
 
As a member of the adidas Transports Racing team, he has joined some talented and experienced runners while also elevating his training. He is getting quality coaching with the club along the way.
 
Just four years ago Van Metre said he was more of a recreational runner who didn’t train more than 30 miles a week. His workouts have changed big time and he’s coming off a successful road racing and cross country season for Pacific Association of USA Track and Field events.
 
He was in 19 races last year, with one of his best performances coming in October when he took third place overall in the Humboldt Redwoods Half Marathon in a PR time of 1:08:13. He was ranked fifth overall for the Pacific Association USATF cross country season.
 
“I surprised myself in terms of improvement, having some fast times, being able to get a fast mile in, being able to get a fast 5K in, some half marathons in,” he said last week. “Falling into a routine like that, there’s a level of comfort going into races. It certainly helps me prepare. There’s not a whole lot of surprises on race day.”
 
Van Metre is one of four elites in the men’s field. He joins Nathan Yanko of San Francisco, Rob Wiley of Gurnee, Ill., and Chris Mocko, the defending overall champion from San Francisco and a former cross country and track athlete at Stanford University, who last year finished in a time of 2:27:02 on his 25th birthday, winning his weight in wine from the sponsoring Silverado Trail Wineries Association. The time was a personal record for Mocko.
 
The Napa Valley Marathon has a sold-out field of 2,500 runners and has been chosen as the Road Runners Club of America’s Western Regional Marathon Championship.
 
The race is held on one of the most scenic road courses in the country, heading south on the Silverado Trail through St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville and Napa. The race serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Van Metre doesn’t consider the course — which is generally flat — overly technical or difficult. But he does not plan on going out too aggressively, either.
 
“I started training pretty hard this past year,” said Van Metre, 29, who ran track at Moreau Catholic High School-Hayward. He graduated from San Jose State with a degree in business management and got his masters in business administration from Santa Clara University.
 
“Obviously as a competitive runner, I like to compete. I like to think I have a shot to win. But there’s going to be some good talent out there. A lot of it goes into the preparation. Just getting your mind set in the morning, knowing that it’s going to be a little bit longer than your typical run and you’ve got to push yourself a little bit harder.
 
For more information about the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon, visit www.napavalleymarathon.org.

 

submitted Feb. 23, 2012 3:09P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Vallurupalli, Daniella (Klopocki)

Aneal Vallurupalli '09 married Daniella (Klopocki) Vallurupalli '09 on June 1, 2013 in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Celebrating with a traditional South Indian wedding--and other fellow Broncos in attendance--the couple is thrilled to be another successful SCU love story. The couple met at SCU during summer orientation just before their Freshman year.

submitted Feb. 13, 2014 11:27A
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '09
Selak, Annie

Annie Selak '05, M.Div. '09 is serving as a Rector at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Annie graduated with her Master of Divinity degree in 2009 from the Jesuit School and Theology and worked for a year in Los Angeles as Director of Campus Ministry at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.

submitted Dec. 6, 2010 8:19P
GRD Law '09
Scott-Florez, Lindsey

Jason Tola '04 and Lindsey Scott-Florez '04, JD '09 were married October 2, 2010 in a small ceremony in Palo Alto. Several fellow Broncos were on hand to celebrate with the happy couple including maid of honor Missy Scott-Lorentz '06Danielle Fontaine '04, Nariman Shariat '04, Michael LaPeter '04, Hendrick Pohl '04, Lindsay Westby '04, and Laurie (Millar) Altchul '04, Naomi Pease JD '08, and Jason Stimac JD '09. The couple lives in San Francisco.

submitted Apr. 5, 2011 10:05A
UGRD Leavey Business '09
Riese, Lisa (Hill)

Brett Riese ’09 and Lisa Hill ’09 on August 24th, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. The wedding party included Lisa's sister, Jennifer Hill ’11, along with Colleen Kleier ’09, Tara O'Flaherty ’10, and Jonathan Boales ’10. The couple currently lives in Renton, Wash.

submitted Sep. 29, 2013 9:09A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Reyes, John

John Reyes '09, a second-year Master of Divinity student at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara, has been recognized by The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) as a young leader who demonstrates exceptional gifts for ministry. As a recipient of the 2011 FTE Ministry Fellowship, Reyes will receive $10,000 for educational expenses and a self-designated project to enrich his formation as a ministerial leader.

submitted Jul. 15, 2011 1:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '09
Reyes, John Michael

John Michael Reyes ’09, M.Div ’13 is currently the Campus Minister for Liturgy at Seattle University and cantors for Christ our Hope Parish, the newst Catholic Church in Seattle, Wash.

Contact John Michael
@jmbreyes
submitted Jun. 27, 2013 12:53P
UGRD Engineering '09
Reeves, Brian

Brian Reeves ’09 and Annie Drinkward ’11 were married on July 13, 2013 in Newberg, Ore. Fellow SCU alumni in attendance included Dan Drinkward ’00, Dan Ruffoni ’09, Andrew Smith ’09, Mikell Warms ’11, Ross Ruecker ’09, Ami Cobb ’11, Chelsea Verhasselt ’11, Steven Connolly ’10, Kim Aagaard ’12, Nick Devich ’11, Anthony Galvan ’09, Chris Haley ’09, Maria Jarrell ’09, Ryan Ono ’09, Geoff Demander ’09, Kate Rawlings ’10, Jimmy Shoven ’08, Meghan Doocy ’10, Ryan Carlton ’08, Brendon Bula ’09, Josh Shumsky ’08, and Andrew Schneider ’09.

submitted Aug. 21, 2013 1:35P
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