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Patrick Yam MBA ’75 is part of a team of Silicon Valley financial and sports luminaries—including 49ers president and former Facebook CFO Gideon Yu, former Oakland Athletics co-owner Steve Schott ’60, local swimmers, and city leaders—that has raised $6 million in an attempt to move the International Swimming Hall of Fame from Florida to Santa Clara, a few backstrokes from the new NFL stadium. Yam is a Menlo Park-based venture capitalist. He serves on the Leavey School of Business advisory board and was a former SCU faculty member.
Justice Steven M. Vartabedian J.D. '75 retired from the Fifth District Court of Appeals after nearly 29 years as a jurist.
Jeff Tarzwell '76 if CFO for Redwood City Electric. His wife Bridget '75, MBA '76 is busy building her printing business in Sacramento.
The Honorable James W. Tamm J.D. '75 writes, "I have joined the faculty of the Wallenberg Institute in Stockholm, Sweden."
Rodney D. Smith '75 is senior VP of Business & Financial Planning at Sage North America.
David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Still enjoying living up in the San Juans—probably never retire."
David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Medicare cards this year! And a new granddaughter, Violet!"
Sherri Sager '75 just celebrated her 15th anniversary as chief government relations officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
Sherri Sager '75 just celebrated her 20th anniversary at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, where she serves as chief government and community relations officer.
Sherri R. Sager '75 made the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2015 Women of Influence annual list. This list comprises “100 women rocking Silicon Valley business” who have made a big impact across all professions. Sager is the chief government and community relations officer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. For more than two decades, she has been advocating for children and expectant mothers, primarily by working with government officials and communities on policy issues. She is on the boards of the San Mateo County Economic Development Association and East Palo Alto’s Ravenswood Family Health Center. In 2012, she received a Tribute to Women Award from the YWCA, adding it to a long list of recognitions for her volunteerism.
Terence “Terry” Phillips ’75 is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in California’s new 23rd congressional district. As a CBS News foreign correspondent, he covered the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bosnia, and Haiti. He has also served as a public affairs executive in the wireless telecommunications industry. Phillips is the author of Murder at the Altar (a historical novel) and Off the Air: Thoughts About Our Quality of Life (a collection of his radio commentaries). He now lives in Bakersfield, Calif.
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Dr. Anthony Maida '75 has joined PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. as Vice President, Clinical Research. Dr. Maida will be responsible for leading PharmaNet's oncology team.
Celia Jaehn Lang ’75 is the Director for the Antarctic Support Contract, responsible for operations (Science Support, IT, Infrastructure and Operations, Transportation and Logistics) at the 3 U.S. stations in Antarctica, and associated field camps and support nodes. This contract is under the direction of the National Science Foundation. Celia lives in Denver, with periodic travel to Antarctica during the Austral Summer. Husband Larry and son Robert live in Shell Beach, Calif.
Bob Labozetta ’69, MA ’75 writes: "After 33+ years teaching at the secondary and lately the community college level, I have retired my chalk and white board pens, closed my grading software, and boxed my PowerPoint presentations and lessons. The last six years my wife, Susan, and I resided in Oregon, and last summer decided to chuck it all and travel full-time. We sold our home and most of our possessions, bought a motorhome, and now see the USA (but not in a Chevrolet). While Susan continues her art (sculpture), I may put my SCU education to work by writing who-knows-what. Figuring out how to brew beer on the road, fishing across this great land, and viewing historical sites that I discussed in the classroom but never took the opportunity to visit are prominent objectives as well."
Bill Krause '75 has published his first book, Federico Moreno Torroba, A Musical Life in Three Acts (Oxford University Press, 2013), with co-author Walter Clark. Since leaving Santa Clara, he earned his M.M. from University of Southern California and Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis. He currently serves on the faculty of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.
Joseph Kovar ’75 is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his CPA and Wealth Management firm, Sweeney Kovar, LLP, which serves businesses and individuals in Danville, Calif.
Psychotherapist Alexandra Kennedy '75 was a pioneer in the field of grief in the 1990s when her first book, Losing a Parent (HarperCollins), became a bestseller. Her professional work moved deeply into the field of grief and loss while her private life sought union with the Divine Feminine. The result of this 30-year journey is her third book, the just-published How Did I Miss All This Before? Waking Up to the Magic of Our Ordinary Lives (iUniverse; $19.95; ISBN 1450207987). A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kennedy has written an intimate account of courageous transformation in the midst of life's common challenges--truly a woman's path of awakening. Alexandra's three-decade quest begins with an unusual transcendent experience, unfolds through epiphanies at three sacred Earth sites, and culminates in the discovery that her yearning was always available to be fulfilled right here, in the most ordinary aspects of daily life. Through the medium of a compelling, multilayered story that is both personal and accessible, How Did I Miss All This Before? offers a unique combination of rich prose, deep professional and personal experience, interactive questions for readers, and a wealth of references from pioneers of both spirit and psychology. We tend to believe that waking up to our natural state of joyfulness comes with huge claps of thunder or miraculous events. Yet How Did I Miss All This Before? shows that life's magic happens in the most ordinary of moments, if only we are willing to see with fresh eyes. The process of awakening involves being fully present to life as it is right now. Kennedy's message is for everyone wishing to find greater openness to life in each precious moment. Kennedy, who lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., has served on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University, UC-Santa Cruz Extension, and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her writing has been featured in USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, Boston Herald, Yoga Journal, and Mothering Magazine.
Terence Kane '75 published The Wise Planner: Safeguarding Your Family's Wealth. Based upon years of legal experience, Kane has written an entertaining and well thought-out book on estate planning, legal structures and how to protect your family's wealth. He lives in San Jose, Calif., with his wife and two daughters.
Terence M. Kane TMK54@sbcglobal.net
A Bay Area native, Mr. Kane holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Santa Clara and received his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law at the University of California. Prior to joining DMB, Mr. Kane was founding partner of a pre-eminent real estate and land use law firm in the State of Arizona and has served on numerous boards, commissions and advisory groups, including the Arizona State Land Conservation Advisory Committee, the Transportation Policy Advisory Committee of the Maricopa Association of Governments, and the Board of Directors of Tiempo, Inc., developer, owner and manager of low-income affordable housing units in Arizona (affiliated with Chicanos Por La Causa). For his work with Tejon Ranch, Mr. Kane received the California Governor’s Environmental Leadership Award.
Art L. Jaramillo J.D. '75 is a partner in the law firm of Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP. He focuses his practice primarily on the areas of complex commercial and tort litigation, insurance law, antitrust and trade regulation, and public utility regulation. Jaramillo came to the firm after serving as Secretary of the New Mexico General Services Department (2006-2010), Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (2003-2005), and 26 years as a director and trial lawyer with the Santa Fe law firm formerly known as Jones, Snead, Wertheim, Wentworth & Jaramillo, P.A. (1976-2002). He is also a past president of the State Bar of New Mexico and a regular presenter of continuing legal education programs on advanced communication skills and the value of emotional intelligence in the practice of law.
Mary D. Hood '70, J.D. '75 is now director of the Heafey Law Library. For the Law School's centennial celebration compiled a bibliography of law faculty scholarship which was just published -- Santa Clara Law: A Century of Santa Clara Law Faculty Publications, 1911-2010. It can be found online on Santa Clara Law Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1041&context=facpubs
Frank Enright ’75 was inducted posthumously into the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame in November. The baseball, football, and coaching standout played football at Santa Clara University, and after college traveled to South Africa as part of American touring baseball team. He and stayed to help design and build a baseball diamond. While overseas, he coached baseball for a year in Johannesburg and played a season in Bologna. When he returned to Stockton, he spent years coaching baseball and basketball.