Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in 2001
Anna Weyher ’01 is the principal investigator and founder of the Kasanka Baboon Project, formed in 2010 for the study of a group of Kinda baboons (Papio cynocephalus kindae) in Kasanka National Park, Zambia.
Stephen Tonna ’01 and Margery (Blain) Tonna ’02 welcomed their second son, Christopher, on July 6, 2013. Big brother Joshua (3) is already educating Chris all about planes, trains, and tractors. Steve and Margi both work at Apple and the family lives in San Jose, Calif.
Maya Skubatch J.D. '01 was elected as partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. Based in Palo Alto, Skubatch concentrates on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, investor- and company-side due diligence, and license agreements for clients in the life sciences, medical device, and clean-fuel industries.
Tara (Cano) Skipper '01 married Clint Skipper Aug. 4 at Mission Santa Clara. The couple reside in Benicia, Calif., and enjoyed celebrating with their family and friends. Fellow SCU alumni in attendance were Brian Cano '97, Andrea (Cano) Jones ’98, Mariana (Baricevic) Schuller '01, Bianca Placencia '01, Laurie (Robblee) Morellii '01, Tara Dempsey '01, Jamie (Ceccato) Perkins '01, Shelley Thomas '01, Vy Nguyen '01, and Julia (Debriyn) Tabery '01.
Jacey Prupas ’01, J.D. ’04, an associate in the Reno office of Snell & Wilmer, has been appointed to the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners. Her three-year term began in April. She previously served as a Nevada Bar Exam Grader from 2006 to 2008.
Prupas focuses her practice in general commercial litigation. She has experience with all stages of litigation, including pretrial discovery, trial, appellate work and alternative dispute resolution. Prupas’ practice includes representing businesses in all types of contract disputes, complex tort actions and product liability matters. She also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, both for plaintiffs and defendants.
Prupas received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University. Also licensed in California, she is a member of the American Bar Association and the Northern Nevada Women’s Lawyer’s Association, for which she served as a board member from 2005 to 2011. She has been recognized for several years as a Nevada Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Brendan O’Brien ’01 and Lauren (Russell) O’Brien ’02 welcomed their second boy Declan Charles on April 5, 2013. The family, with their oldest son Liam and dog Burger, currently live in Burlingame, Calif.
Christina (Tsiagkas) Keesler '01 and her husband, Nathan Keesler, welcomed their first child, Mariah Judith Keesler, Aug. 8, 2012. The family lives in Antioch, Calif.
Cathy (Miller) Justl '98, M.A. '01 and David Justl '99 live in Wisconsin and are pleased to announce the arrival of Katherine Yeon Emma Justl, born March 17, 2011, in Osan, South Korea, home forever on August 30, 2012. She joins big sister, Kiya, age 4.
Raphael Horton MBA ’01 writes that he moved to Denver and is looking for a new job.
Marisa (Borota) Hocking '01 and Zeke Hocking—Bryce David Hocking on May 21, 2012. He is adored by big sister Emma (2). The family reside in Chandler, Ariz.
Angel Diaz ’99 and Alma Diaz Parra ’01 welcomed their first child, Eduardo Angel, on September 7, 2011. The family resides in Los Angeles.
Lisa Dazols ’01 and Jennifer Chang at San Francisco City Hall. In attendance were Cheryl Dumesnil (former SCU faculty), Sarah (Canepa) Pastran ’01, Armando Pastran ’01, Kelly (Linder) Ernst ’01, Jonathan Ernst ’01, Michele (Eggers) Lago ’01, Aimmon Lago ’01, Joseph Albers ’02, and Karen (Dazols) Albers ’01. The newlyweds also have a film coming out in the spring called Out and Around: Stories of a Not-So-Straight Journey (www.OutandAround.com).
Carrie (Fuller) Asprinio ’01 and husband Jim Asprinio welcomed their second son, Kyler Max, on March 5, 2013. He joins brother Braylen, 2. Proud Grandpa and SCU alumnus Jerry Fuller ’74 couldn’t be happier. The family lives in Seattle, Wash.
Jaime (Novotny) Allen '01 is the director of education at Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas. She and husband, Ron, have no children but are filling their lives (naturally) with a multitude of pets. Minky, Bouncer, Miss Emily, and Munchkin complete their family. They live in San Jose.