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1973

GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Wise, Peter

Peter Wise BSME '69, MBA '73 came out of retirement and accepted a faculty research associate position at the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in 2009. He lives with his wife, Julie, and their three dogs in Louisville, Colo., where they enjoy rides on the Harley, writing their blogs, and conducting research on Julie's book about Christian Sacred Sexuality.

submitted Mar. 17, 2010 3:12P
GRD Law '73
Swartz, Andrew

Andrew Swartz ’73 has been a partner for Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy law firm located in Monterey, Calif. since 1974. He is married to Kiane Swartz, and they reside in Monterey. They have two grown sons: Adam, a longtime Chicago firefighter married with one daughter, and Alex, a business analyst for Visa.

submitted Aug. 11, 2013 5:22P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Stege, John

John Stege '73 of Aptos, Calif., is the new Vice President and Broker for the Employee Benefits Division of Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates.

submitted Sep. 1, 2010 2:56P
GRD Law '73
Simpson, Thomas

Thomas L. Simpson '69, J.D. '73 is a lawyer and Certified Family Law Specialist with his own three-attorney firm in Glendale, Calif. He was recently elected President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter. He resides in La Canada with his wife, Lili.

submitted Jul. 26, 2011 2:42P
UGRD Leavey Business '73
Ryder, Joanna

Joanna White Rydder '73 is a Regional Director of Funding for The Hunger Project, an international NGO, working in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

submitted Aug. 28, 2009 2:31P
UGRD Engineering '73
Russell, Paul

Paul Russell '73, MBA '82 was appointed senior vice president of engineering at ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley-based power electronics company.

Russell has more than 25 years of experience in technology development for companies in the solar, aerospace and defense industries. Prior, he served as senior vice president of engineering for concentrated photovoltaic solar systems provider Amonix. Additional experience includes multiple executive positions with Northrop Grumman and Space Systems/Loral, as well as systems engineering roles with Ford Aerospace.

submitted Jun. 24, 2012 1:15P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Rogers, Thomas
Thomas Rogers ’73 of Moraga was appointed to the Alameda County Superior Court by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rogers has been a chief deputy district attorney, and previously a deputy district attorney, for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office since 1976. Most recently he has headed the office's Oakland-based Northern Division, overseeing the inception of all major prosecutions in that part of the county.
submitted Jan. 12, 2011 11:52A
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Reis, Alvaro

Alvaro A. Reis M.B.A. '73 is retired, traveling, and participating in the OSHER Program at SCU as well as spending time at SCU events. 

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 2:20P
'73
Pichon, Risë

Risë Pichon ’73, J.D. ’76 was honored with the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award in October 2011 in honor of her work for equality and human rights during her career. 

 
In April, Pichon was named among this year's 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Read the full interview at 
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-edition/2012/04/06/women-of-influence-rise-jones-pichon.html.
 
Pichon has been a California Superior Court judge of the County of Santa Clara since 1998. She is currently the assistant supervising judge of the Superior Court’s Criminal Division, the chairperson of the Superior Court Jury Standards Committee, and is a member of a number of other court committees. She previously served as a judge of the Municipal Court from 1984 to 1998 when the trial courts unified, and as a court commissioner from 1983 to 1984. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara Law in 1976 and a B.S. in mathematics from SCU in 1973. She served as supervising judge of the Palo Alto Court Facility from 2006 to 2009; supervising judge of the Sunnyvale Court Facility from 1999 to 2001; presiding judge of the Municipal Court from 1999 to 2001; and is currently serving her second term by election on the Santa Clara County Superior Court Executive Committee. She was appointed by the California Supreme Court to the California Commission on Judicial Performance and served from 1999 to 2007, including service as chairperson from 2002 to 2004. She was appointed to the Judicial Council of California by the chief justice of the California Supreme Court and served from 1994 to 1997. She is a member of The California Judges Association, the American Bar Association, the American Leadership Forum and the American Inns of Court, William A. Ingram Inn, and she currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Thomas More Society as its president, and is a member of the advisory board for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU.

 

submitted Mar. 2, 2012 2:57P
UGRD Leavey Business '73
Pereira, Michael

Michael Pereira '73, retired NFL vice president of officiating, joins Fox Sports as a multi-platform NFL rules analyst. Before his retirement, Pereira did weekly reviews of controversial officiating calls for the NFL Network. It was one area where the NFL Network outshined the league's other broadcast partners. Pereira will be situated in a control room each Sunday at the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles, giving him visual access to all games played. If circumstances warrant a rules interpretation or explanation, he'll be available to interact with studio analysts and game crews from stadiums around the country, either on- or off-camera. A team of Los Angeles-area football referees, each assigned to a different game, will be assisting Pereira.

submitted Jul. 7, 2010 1:45P
'73
Morrow, James

James Morrow MBA '66, Ph.D. '73 is chairman, president and CEO of Green Energy 1, Inc., a designer, developer, owner, and operator of waste to energy technology and solar plants for the generation of electricity and production of potable water worldwide.

submitted May. 10, 2010 4:29P
'73
Miller, Jeffrey
Jeffrey A. Miller ’73, MBA ’76 has been elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees. Miller has more than 35 years of high-tech experience in semiconductors, hardware, and software companies. Prior to establishing the business-consulting firm JAMM Ventures, Miller was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, mentoring CEOs of portfolio companies. He was previously chairman and CEO of Documentum, an enterprise document-management software company that became one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country under Miller's leadership. He spent the early years of his career at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, also holding senior marketing and general management executive positions at Adaptec and Cadence Design Systems. He serves or has served on the boards of Lithium, MarkLogic, McAfee, Accept Corp., Data Domain, Datameer, ServiceNow, Unicru and American Prairie Reserve. He was previously co-managing director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society.
 
submitted Jun. 18, 2012 9:04P
'73
McCauley, Steven

Steven McCauley '73 is chair of the physics department at Cal Poly, Pomona.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 3:05P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '73
Maydonovitch, John

John B. Maydonovitch M.A. '73, chief executive officer of San Jose-based MCE Inc., is receiving the Xavier University Founders' Day Award for 2011. Maydonovitch is a 1970 Xavier graduate and member of the University's Board of Trustees. He feels blessed to have had mentors throughout his academic and professional career, like his calculus professor at Xavier who encouraged him to pursue computer engineering and attend Silicon Valley-based Santa Clara University for graduate school in the early 1970s. Maydonovitch says his timing could not have been better as he got a foothold in the booming high-tech industry, spending 21 years in systems engineering and executive management positions with Hewlett-Packard Co. before following his passion to lead small high-tech companies.

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 2:33P
'73
Maydonovitch, John
John Maydonovitch M.S. '73 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
 
As chair of the Industry Advisory Board, he has provided outstanding leadership and secured donations to support engineering programs. In 1999, he established two awards to honor the late professor Gerald Markle, founder of the Applied Mathematics Department—one recognizing excellence in teaching, and one supporting student scholarship. As CEO of MCE, a local manufacturing company, he regularly recruits Santa Clara engineering students for internships, providing important mentoring and job experience, while exemplifying the Jesuit model of giving back.
 

 

submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:02P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '73
Martinez, Ph.D., Linda (Fernandez)

Linda (Fernandez) Martinez M.A. ’73 writes, "I have recently semiretired in order to travel more."

submitted May. 16, 2013 10:41A
GRD Law '73
Lyons, Mitch

Mitch Lyons J.D. ’73 writes, "Joanne and I wanted to say how sorry we are that the timing of the reunion conflicts with a preplanned trip to Tuscany for her 65th birthday. What a shame as both of us would have loved to come back and join you all. As I looked at the pictures that flashed on the website's 1973 page, I was struck that my memory is not as bad as I thought and everyone looks great. I could put faces (albeit older) to names, like Dick Cunha J.D. '73, Rick Watters J.D. '73, and Joseph Kalashian J.D. '73 on the opening slide (also loved seeing Dan Martin J.D. '73). Then I looked at the list who make up the committee and would love to see you all. Again, Joanne and I send our love. Quick catch up. Joanne and I are both retired and enjoying our first grandchild, Greta Lee Schalfman. Babysitting Monday and Tuesday and loving it. Joanne is about to become a flower show judge. Like all subsets, this one takes an amazing amount of time, artistry and patience. So does staying married to me for 43 years. She loves the whole process (the flower shows, not necessarily me) and I'm glad she has found something rewarding in retirement. About a year and a half ago, I started the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts (www.SEL4Mass.org) in order to shift the conversation to a long-term educational plan to reduce violence and addictions in our society. We have over 300 educators on board with 9 working committees. It takes up about 40 hours a week of my time. Using advocacy skills after 26 years as a plaintiff's lawyer. Had fun writing an article for SCU Law Magazine at the opening of the Institute of Sports Law and Ehics. I hope life is good for you all and we wish you all the best, sending our love to all."

Contact Mitch
wwww.SEL4Mass.org http://law.scu.edu/sclaw/fall-2012-ethical-athlete/ https://www.facebook.com/#!/mitch.lyons.902
submitted Jun. 27, 2013 7:16P
'73
Lunceford, Thomas

Tom Lunceford '73 is teaching history at Washington High school in Fremont, Calif. He writes, "new roommate: CJ Lunceford, 86 years young!"

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:45P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Lim, Richard

Richard Lim ’73 has been appointed by Hawaiian Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie to serve in the Cabinet as the Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Lim has over 25 years of banking and inverstment experience that he gained as a co-founder of the marchant banking firm Sennet Capital and a former president of City Bank. He has also been deeply involved in public bcommissions, including Island Insurance, Hawaii Technology Development Venture Board, and the Hawaii Institute for Pulbic Affairs.

submitted Dec. 1, 2010 2:20P
'73
Langford, Doug

Doug Langford '73 works as a dentist and rancher. He is a board member of Fairchild Medical Center, Madrone Hospice and the president of United Scholarships Inc. He also serves on the Siskiyou County Dental Task Force, which serves the indigent and uninsured children of the United States.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 1:56P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Kane, Thomas

Dr. Thomas Kane ’73 writes: “Medical Director of the Queens Joint Center, Founder of the Kane Orthopedic Institute, still surfing in Hawaii after 26 years here.”

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:35A
GRD Law '73
Guinan, Clark

Clark "Gus" Guinan J.D. '73 has retired after 39 years practicing law, the last four years as the city attorney of Burlingame. Gus and his wife, Signe, live in Berkeley.

submitted Mar. 11, 2013 10:11A
'73
Gill, Russell

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Russell W. Gill ’73 writes, "I owned and operated Russ' RV Service for 27 years in San Diego County, then moved to Kansas in 2010 for a change in scenery after my wife passed away with MS. In 2011 I was forced to retire after suffering a massive stroke and heart attack. Today I play darts for fun and money as well as support and work with several nonprofit charities, including the National MS Society, the Heart Association, and the American Stroke Foundation."

Contact Russell
e-mail: batesint@yahoo.com http://facebook.com/bigdaddy94
submitted Apr. 9, 2013 7:22P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Gerrity, Kathleen

Dr. Kathleen Gerrity ’73 celebrated her 25th year of business ownership at the Boulder Creek Veterinary Clinic. Employees include her twin sons, Joey and Mario.

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:07A
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