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Jones, Cara (Daw)

Cara Daw ’07 and Lucas Jones M.S. ’10 were married at Mission Santa Clara on March 16, 2013; by officiant Luis Calero, S.J., M.Div., S.T.M., ’83. Bridesmaids included Maid of Honor Tara King ’07, J.D. ’10, Jackie Da Costa ’07, Kelley DeGoede, Sheila (Jones) Dokulil, Michelle Hostrup ’07, Katie Miller, and Katie Omura ’07. Groomsmen included Best Man Nick Svoboda, John Daw ’03, Michael Daw ’02, Andy Dokulil, Alex Reinkordt, Ben Stalder, and James Vaske. Cara is an active CPA and works in the Finance department at Google Inc. Luke is the Engineering Lead at GENWI, a Silicon Valley-based startup. The couple now resides in San Mateo.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 3:09P
Jalaan, Mercedes

Mercedes Lourdes Jalaan '07 and Edward-Elex Cary Arteche '05 were married on Aug. 4, 2012, at the Mission Church. 

Wedding party members included: Alberto Lata '09, Mariah Fabro '13, Zinnia Amoyen '06, and Alicia Jacinto '06. In attendance: Anthony Barsotti '88, Justin Bruce '04, M.S '05, Abigail Aguilar '04, Mark Bactol '05, Jose Mendoza '05, Marlon Evangelista '05, Aldwin DeTorres '04, Abbygail Reyes '05, Eryn Reyes Leong '06, Brandon Bondoc '07, Danielle Schnabel '07, MaryAnne Viegelmann '07, Jeffrey Simon '07, M.S '07, Alizon Fularon '07, Ryan Ayalde '08, Eric Ledesma '09, Michelle Garcia '09, and John-Carlo Guevara '14.
submitted Sep. 14, 2012 11:34A
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
Harter, Brady

Brady Harter ’07 married Francesca Budelli at Mission Santa Clara on June 30. Members of the wedding party included alums: Colin Harter ’04, Darren Harter ’11, Mark Litchman ’07, Thomas Knowles ’07, Daniel Soares ’07, Laura Hater ’04, Nicole Mendez ’07, and Elizabeth Weeker ’07Dennis Harter '73 and Ann Harter ’73 are parents of the groom, and Robert Franceschini ’52 is the grandfather of the bride.


submitted Jul. 5, 2012 10:33A
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 Leavey Business '07
Gray, Carly (Syke)

Benton Gray '05 and Carly Syke '07 were married on September 18, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. Alumni in the bridal party included: Megan Brown 07, Jenny Adams 07, Betsy Dalby 07, Kaitlin Kelty 07, Tony Soldato '05, Charlie Nichols '05, Evan McLean '05, Nick Velis '05, John Robertson '05, Nick Pizzariello '05. Other SCU Alumni in attendance were: Brooke Hennon 07, Jenny Keaton 07, Courtney Titus '07, Stephanie Metzger '08, Michelle Beaularier '08, Kit (DiJulio) Soldato 05, Jen Oddo 05, Tony Viecilli 05, Pat McCarthy '05 Andrew Whiteman 05, Dave Praklet 05, Libby Stearns '06, Kristen (Harrada) McLean '04, Jessica Dow '05, Brian Betz '05, Blake Twisselman '05. Carly and Benton currently reside in Seattle, where Benton is finishing his MBA at UW and Carly works at a digital advertising agency.

submitted Oct. 6, 2010 4:19P
UGRD Engineering '07
Grace, Brendan

Brendan Grace '07 and wife Megan welcome their first child, daughter Emma Rose, on September 22, 2011. The family resides in Pleasanton, Calif.

submitted Jan. 30, 2012 4:26P
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Flynn, Christy (Candoo)

Christy Candoo '07 and Cory Flynn were married on January 15th in Bellevue, Wash.

submitted Jan. 13, 2011 12:20A
Fletcher, Ryan

Ryan Fletcher M.A. '07 was named principal of Piedmont Middle School by the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education. The appointment is effective July 1.

Fletcher holds a multiple subject teaching credential and a professional administrative services credential. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont, with a B.S. in elementary education, and he holds an M.A. in education, from Santa Clara University.

Fletcher’s professional background includes four years as an assistant principal at J.L. Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto and two years as the summer school principal at both Palo Alto High and Henry M. Gunn High School in the Palo Alto Unified School District. He also served as a classroom teacher for seven years, teaching math and science at the middle school level and grades 3, 4, and 5 at the elementary level.

submitted May. 24, 2013 9:48A
UGRD Leavey Business '07
Farguson, Nicholas

Nicholas Farguson ’07 married Rebecca Heath ’09 on August 25, 2012, at the Mission Church.

submitted Oct. 13, 2012 12:32P
DuVon, Hannah

Hannah DuVon '07 developed The Wellness Care Box, a special gift for a loved one or friend who is diagnosed with cancer. Friends and family often feel helpless not knowing what to do to help. DuVon developed the box with the help of Stanford Hospital oncology nurses after her mother was diagnosed with cancer. The Wellness Care Box is packed with natural and chemical-free products that help bring comfort from the common side effects of medical treatment. View link below. To order a Wellness Care Box

Contact Hannah
submitted Sep. 8, 2010 2:17P
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 Engineering '07
Dakin, Ross

Ross Dakin '07 is honored to help guide the School of Engineering as the newest appointee of its Industry Advisory Board. Ross is currently a staff engineer at

Contact Ross
submitted Apr. 11, 2013 2:09A
Christian, Cannon

Cannon Christian ’07 writes that he founded a booming business in San Diego called Renovation Realty, a one-stop-shop approach to real estate and renovation that adds value to clients’ homes with zero out-of-pocket costs to the homeowners. As both a full-service residential renovation contractor and real estate brokerage, the company adds monetary value to customer homes by using its own capital to renovate the property before placing it on the market for sale as the listing brokerage.  Renovation Realty is reimbursed for its services when it is paid after the sale of the property through escrow. The homeowner never incurs any out of pocket costs in the renovation and sale of the property.

Renovation Realty has received a number of accolades, including being named one of San Diego Metro Magazine’s 2012 Most Admired Companies. Christian was also recently selected as one of San Diego Daily Transcript’s 2013 Young Influentials. The publication received more than 140 nominations for the prestigious award, and Christian was chosen as one of 20 select few winners.
Contact Cannon
submitted May. 7, 2013 9:13A
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
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '07
Castaneda, Fabian

Fabian P. Castaneda '07, M.A. '12 and wife Rachelle welcomed their second child, Frieda, on July 16, 2011. She joins big brother, Fabian Jr., 2.

submitted Aug. 9, 2011 11:30A
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 Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '07
Caron, Lindsay (Westby)

Lindsay Caron ’04, MA ’07 writes: My husband James Caron and I welcomed a baby boy, Luke Andrew Caron on January 15, 2014.

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:42P
GRD Law '07
Carlich, Mary (Chandler)

Mary (Chandler) Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 married Nick Carlich on April 26, 2014, in an awesome barn in Canby, Ore. Representing SCU as bridesmaids were Betsy Seus ’04, Amanda Kremer ’04, Becca (Johansen) Auten ’04, and Inna Petrovsky J.D. ’07. The bride didn't realize until now how many of her bridesmaids were from SCU. Go Broncos!

submitted Jun. 11, 2014 1:14P
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
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