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UGRD Leavey Business '88
Young, Kaipo

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Kaipo Young ’88 resides with his wife Dana and 11-year old triplets Keale, Maile and Makana in Oakland. Kaipo is an owner/partner in the Oakland law firm of Bartlett, Leader-Picone & Young, LLP. Kaipo's specialy is debt collections and creditor's rights in bankruptcy.

submitted Oct. 1, 2013 11:03A
GRD Leavey/MBA '88
Viroslav, Samuel

Samuel Viroslav MBA ’88 writes, "New 50 MW Wind project, enters operation in Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Developers: Acciona Energy Grupo Ecoenergia VL S.A."

submitted May. 30, 2014 12:02P
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Vince, Charmie (Charmie Cruz)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Charmie (Cruz) Vince '88 writes that she is director of admissions for Brookewood School in Kensington, Md.  She helped found this all-girls Catholic school for grades 1–12 in 2006 in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Bob Vince, live in Bethesda, Md. Charmi Ellaine, age 21, is a student at the University of Dallas. Tommy, age 17, will be attending the Catholic University of America in D.C. Serena, age 15, is a freshman at Brookewood School.

submitted Mar. 15, 2013 5:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Vaca, Federico (Federico Vaca)

Federico (Fred) Vaca '88 was recruited to Yale University-School of Medicine as a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Senior Faculty Researcher. He is now living in Southport, Connecticut with his wife and two boys—ages 14 and 12.

submitted Jun. 9, 2010 8:30A
GRD Law '88
Stone, Mark

Mark Stone J.D. ’88 was recently profiled in the “Meet Your Neighbor” column of Stone is a county supervisor, representing the fifth district of Santa Cruz County, and the vice chair of the California Coastal
Commission. When asked what he is most known for, he responded, “Regardless of anything else that I do or have done, the fact that I successfully swam the English Channel in 2009 is something that most people want to hear about. I’m also known for my environmental policies and my work with health and welfare issues affecting the county’s children.” Read more at the Scotts Valley Patch.



submitted Mar. 30, 2012 1:14P
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Stevens, Dan

Freshman Dorm: Swig

The family of Dan Stevens ’88 includes wife, Katie Stevens, and three children Ben (11), Olivia (9), and Estelle (5). Same employer for last 12 years at Wells Fargo Bank as a Mortgage Banker. Looking forward to the 25th this coming weekend!

submitted Oct. 7, 2013 5:16P
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Schell, Jim

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Jim Schell ’88 writes, "After many years in Japan, I am now working for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as a Realtor associate. My wife, twin daughters, and I currently reside in Oahu. Life in 'paradise' is filled with aloha and unparalleled beauty. Please contact me ( for information on investment properties, vacation homes, condos, etc. I am happy to help you find your own piece of paradise. Aloha!"

Contact Jim
submitted May. 28, 2013 4:17P
GRD Engineering '88
Roehrig, Jimmy

Dr. Jimmy Roehrig M.S. ’88 has joined Matakina International, a leader in the development of objective volumetric measurement of breast density. Roehrig will provide scientific depth to the U.S. sales effort and strategic planning for product development and intellectual property, particularly with the software Volpara, designed to help overcome the limitations of mammography to detect cancer in women with dense breasts; it generates objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density values along with a BI-RADS Breast Density Classification for mammograms acquired from any commercially available digital mammography system.

Roehrig, who co-founded R2 Technology, served as chief science officer and was responsible for building the technical team that produced the ImageChecker® computer-aided detection (CAD) system, the first CAD system approved by the FDA. As VP of Advanced Development, Dr. Roehrig led the development and refinement of R2’s proprietary algorithm for the earlier detection of breast cancer and managed efforts to apply the technology to other diseases. Upon the acquisition of R2 by Hologic, Inc, Dr. Roehrig remained until 2012, working primarily in the field of quantitative DCE MRI for breast imaging.

Prior to R2 Technology, Dr. Roehrig held engineering and management positions at Acuson Corp., Xonics Imaging, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Labs, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.


submitted Apr. 18, 2013 12:07P
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Polk, Dennis

Dennis Polk ’88 was appointed to the board of directors at SYNNEX Corporation, a business process services company. Polk originally joined SYNNEX in 2002 as senior vice president of corporate finance and chief financial officer. In 2006, he was promoted to chief operating officer. Polk also serves on the board of directors of Terreno Realty Corporation.

Before joining SYNNEX, Polk was vice president of finance at DoveBid Inc., a capital asset disposition services firm. Prior to DoveBid, he served at Savoir Technology Group, Inc., a computer systems distributor and contract manufacturer, where he was the senior vice president and chief financial officer, and at Grant Thornton LLP, where he was an audit manager.

submitted Feb. 22, 2012 5:45P
GRD Law '88
Pietrini, Jill

Jill M. Pietrini J.D. ’88 joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice group, based in Los Angeles. Pietrini joins from Manatt in Los Angeles, where she chaired the firm's intellectual property and intellectual property litigation practice group.

Pietrini's practice encompasses the full breadth of intellectual property law, with focus on trademark, dilution, trade name, trade dress, copyright, right of publicity, unfair competition, patent litigation and appellate practice; registration and maintenance of trademarks before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and copyrights before the United States Copyright Office; prosecution and defense of more than 450 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings in the U.S. and opposition and invalidation proceedings outside the U.S.; international registration and maintenance of trademarks; registration and enforcement of Internet domain names, including ICANN arbitrations; procurement and negotiation of licenses and intellectual property transfer and securitization agreements; management of 8,500+ portfolios and trademarks; and strategic counseling in the intellectual property area.

Pietrini's clients include: Summit Entertainment, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Gwen Stefani, Cafe Press, Metallica, Will Smith, and Gerawan Farming.

submitted Jan. 5, 2012 5:05P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Phipps, Christopher

Chris Phipps '88, M.A. '04 and his wife, Corinne, welcome the birth of the their daughter Lucille Katharine on April 14, 2011. The Family lives in San Jose.

submitted May. 6, 2011 5:53P
Myers , Michelle

Michelle Myers '88 was named head coach of the LMU women's soccer program.

Myers has been a mainstay of the LMU coaching staff for well over a decade, joining the program as an assistant coach in 1996. She helped the program to its first NCAA College Cup appearance in 2002 and consistently signing some of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

Myers has been an active member of the Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) since 1996. Myers has led her teams to 10 ODP regional championships and three national titles.

Prior to LMU, Myers served one year as head coach of the women's program at Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana and spent three seasons guiding one of the top prep girl's soccer programs in Southern California at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Her first taste of coaching came in the dual role of junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach at Los Altos High School in the S.F. Bay Area.

She played four seasons at Santa Clara, and as a senior, she helped the Broncos to a 10-4-3 overall record and a No. 17 national ranking, the first national ranking in program history. In her four seasons (1984-87) at SCU, the team totaled an overall record of 46-17-10.

submitted Feb. 26, 2012 6:03P
Miller Hornbeek, Susan (Miller)

Susie Hornbeek '88 and husband Gary Hornbeek and their two kids ages 11 and 8 live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Susie is a senior marketing consultant for technology companies and formerly director of Integrated Marketing at Silver Springs Networks.

submitted May. 29, 2013 3:57A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Miller, Susan

Susan Miller '88 is Director of Marketing at Silver Spring Networks in Redwood City, Calif. She has two boys, ages 8 and 5, with husband Gary Hornbeek, and the family lives in Palo Alto.

Contact Susan
submitted Jun. 7, 2010 5:03P
Miller, Gina (Weaver)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Gina (Weaver) Miller ’88 writes, "Just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary to husband Ken Miller. We have two children, son Nathaniel, 10, and daughter Gillian, 7. We live in El Dorado Hills, Calif. I am the director of personnel and operations for Metaverse Mod Squad, a leader in professional services for social, enterprise, and gaming communities online."

Contact Gina Twitter: @ginaMMS
submitted Apr. 15, 2013 6:35P
GRD Law '88
Miller, Chuck

Chuck Miller ’85, J.D. ’88 is business development nanager for American Pacific Mortgage in Walnut Creek. He is also the JV basketball coach at De La Salle High School in Concord. Chuck is currently serving on the SCU National Alumni Board as well as on the committee for the Class of '85 Grand Reunion coming up this fall. He is encouraging all his classmates to come to the reunion and looks forward to seeing them all there. Chuck is proud of his daughter, Samantha, who is attending George Washington University and his son, Charlie, who is a freshman at De La Salle High School. Chuck lives in Pleasant Hill.

submitted Feb. 1, 2015 2:23P
Mau, Glenn

Glenn Mau J.D. '88 is a partner with Archer Norris in Newport Beach. He focuses his practice on complex transactions and litigation for the real estate development and construction industries.


submitted May. 19, 2009 2:54P
GRD Law '88
Marx, Jan

Jan Howell Marx J.D. '88 has been elected Mayor of San Luis Obispo, California. Prior to her service on City Council, she owned and operated her own law firm, Law Offices of Jan Howell Marx for over twenty years.

submitted Dec. 8, 2010 1:09P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Marquez, Raquel

Raquel A. Marquez '88, a longtime prosecutor who lives in Valley Center, was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Riverside County by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Marquez was appointed to fill the seat of Judge Carol Codrington, who was elected last year to the state Court of Appeals for the Fourth District. Marquez, a 45-year-old Democrat, will become Riverside County's first female Latino judge. Marquez has been a county deputy district attorney since 1991 and holds a law degree from UCLA.

submitted Jan. 2, 2012 10:15A
GRD Leavey/MBA '88
Lopez, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Lopez '88 celebrated 25 years at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Company on March 30th. 

submitted Jul. 9, 2009 2:52P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Lindblad, Paul

Paul Lindblad ’88, MBA ’92 writes, "At the start of the year we relocated to Shanghai where I have taken over responsiblity for Wacker Chemical's business in China. My wife Monica ’90 and my two daugters are settling back into Asia, though they are missing friends in Germany. They still get to summer and see family at Christmas at our place in Incline Village, but China is a far cry from Germany!"

submitted Aug. 5, 2013 7:59P
LaBianca, Michael

Michael LaBianca '79, J.D. '88 has been named vice president of human resources at NVIDIA.

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 1:39P
Krakauer, Bob

Bob Krakauer ’88, MBA ’93 has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact, enterprise workforce optimization, and Microsoft platform solutions.  Playing a key role on the management team, Krakauer will provide strategic financial direction to the company.

Prior to joining the Aspect team, Krakauer was working with Permira Capital as Interim CFO in the carve-out of Genesys from Alcatel-Lucent. He brings more than 20 years in managing technology-related companies and has extensive experience raising debt and equity capital.
He is currently a member of the advisory board at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.
submitted Jul. 26, 2012 11:02A
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