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1950

'50
Murphy, Bill

William Murphy '50, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, was honored on Veterans Day as a Veterans of Foreign War Hero. He received the honor by the Watsonville Veterans Association. Murphy, who graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1941 but has called Watsonville home for most of his life, was quick to downplay the distinction. “Don’t connect me with a hero’s honor,” he said. “The real heroes are still over there; they never came home.”

submitted Nov. 21, 2014 6:01P

1951

UGRD Leavey Business '51
Tinling, Jerome
Jerome B. Tinling '51 writes, "Wife and I are fine here in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Come visit us."
submitted Nov. 15, 2014 8:23A

1953

UGRD Arts & Sciences '53
Lewis, Mel

Mel Lewis ’53 says, "Bronco spirit is defined by drive, determination, love of competition, and camaraderie!" Read more about what Santa Clara’s first African-American graduate, first African-American athlete, and first African-American ROTC graduate has to say in this exclusive SCU interview.

submitted Feb. 27, 2015 2:39P

1956

UGRD Leavey Business '56
McCormack, Mike

Mike McCormack ’56, a 40-year veteran of the real estate industry, has been named executive vice president of the Alaska Financial Company III, LLC.

McCormack began his career in his home state, Hawaii, where he was a prominent developer involved in real estate sales and multiple property developments. Fifteen years ago, Mike moved to Santa Barbara and was instrumental in developing Oak Creek Canyon in Montecito. He now operates his advisory firm, McCormack Pacific Ltd.
 
Contact Mike
Mike McCormack (805) 452-0932 or aloha2mike@hotmail.com
submitted Jan. 14, 2015 1:18P

1959

'59
Gunther, Norman

Norman Gunther ’59, Ph.D. ’04, continues to be part of SCU's Department of Electrical Engineering’s Electron Devices Laboratory, which has advanced world-class research and scholarship in the areas of electronic devices, materials, and their manufacturing technologies. Gunther collaborates with fellow graduates of the program, advancing the methodologies used to characterize surface nanostructures of thin films used in semiconductors, and advising current graduate students as an applied mathematician.

 

submitted Mar. 2, 2015 12:30P
UGRD Engineering '59
Cepollina, Frank

Frank J. "Cepi" Cepollina ’59 was awarded the Carl Sagan Memorial Award for 2015. The veteran leader of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, Mr. Cepollina was granted this award by the American Astronautical Society and the Planetary Society. The award recognizes "an individual who has demonstrated leadership in research or policies advancing exploration of the Cosmos."

submitted Mar. 17, 2015 11:32A

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