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Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 1970s
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Steve Schrey '70 has transitioned from his trial lawyer practice in San Francisco to a mediation and arbitration practice. He also now resides in Tiburon.
submitted May. 10, 2013 10:18A
Rex Moser '70 retired in December after 26 years in foreign affairs for the Department of State and service in South Asia and Latin America. He is retiring to Santa Barbara and looks forward to many years of travel and cultural experiences.
submitted May. 3, 2013 9:19A
GRD Law '70
Cal Dunlap J.D. ’70 is running for Washoe District Court judge, Dept. 9, in Nevada. Read more at RGJ.com.
submitted Oct. 9, 2012 8:49P
Susan Johnson M.A. ’71, president of Futura Industries Corp., of Clearfield, has been appointed a director of the Salt Lake City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. A native of El Paso, Texas, Johnson has a bachelor of science degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University and has done graduate studies at the University of Santa Clara and University of California, Irvine.
submitted Jan. 7, 2013 1:13P
Marc Haberman '71 writes: "Since the mid-60's, the University Golf Club of Santa Clara has hosted monthly golf events at local golf courses. Check out the NCGA associate club at www.universitygolfsc.com for club information and the 2013 schedule. Or call Marc Haberman ’71 @ 408-294-3431."
submitted Nov. 12, 2012 2:37P
Friedrich , Mike
In May, Mike Friedrich '71 received a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. He is also a candidate for ordination as a deacon in the United Methodist Church (a process that will take probably four years).
submitted May. 29, 2013 11:19A
UGRD Engineering '71
Dave Fitzgerald '71 writes that he retired from USAF in 2000 and from TASC, inc. in 2010 and invested in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2012 (Northern Lieutenancy).
submitted May. 6, 2013 10:09A
UGRD Leavey Business '71
Mark d'Ercole '71 received a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Master Charles Gracie. By doing so, he becomes registered in the BJJ Federation in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is still actively competing in tournaments and is married with two sons in San Francisco.
232 9th avenue San Francisco, California 94118
submitted May. 28, 2013 5:37P
GRD Law '71
Robert G. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 was recently hired as legal counsel to the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and the Guam Department of Land Management. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix. Cruz is a retired child support referee for the Superior Court of Guam. He still serves as part-time referee for the Traffic and Small Claims Bureau, and as an associate justice pro tem for the Guam Supreme Court on occasion. His son, Dr. Jeffrey Cruz, recently completed his residency in internal medicine at U.C. Irvine Medical Center. His younger son, Keith, is a senior at Stanford University studying international relations.
email@example.com Home: (671) 4724626
submitted May. 28, 2013 4:45P
Jay Colombatto ’71 is the new director of development marketing in SCU's Office of Marketing and Communications. Colombatto comes to us with excellent credentials in higher education marketing, having served as associate vice president of University Communications for Cal State East Bay for the past 11 years. During that time he lead a strategic communications and marketing program directed toward raising the CSUEB's visibility and brand image. He also planned and directed communications for the launch of the university's first comprehensive fundraising campaign.
submitted Sep. 14, 2012 11:38A
UGRD Engineering '71
Carter, William "Bill"
William "Bill" S. Carter ’71, MSEE ’95 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient in recognition of his many contributions to the profession of engineering and to his alma mater. While earning degrees in electrical engineering at SCU, he was selected for membership in three national honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit). This 30-year veteran of the tech industry began his career at Zilog, where he designed and managed the design of NMOS microprocessors and peripherals. He later joined Xilinx, where he helped pioneer the development on the first Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a market that Xilinx invented and continues to dominate. Today he is Xilinx Fellow, the highest position a person can earn on a technical level. A Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award recipient, Carter also serves on the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board and currently is a member of SCU's Board of Fellows, and member of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society Advisory Board. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers, holds 10 U.S. patents, and recently traveled to India with SCU faculty.
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:37A
Yates-Carter, Lynne (Yates)
Lynne Yates-Carter ’72, J.D. ’76 is celebrating her 30th year as a certified specialist. She is a litigator and also serves as an expert witness on family law issues.
submitted Mar. 8, 2013 11:46A
Sydney Shepperd ’72 writes: "My mom participated in Ken Burns' new documentary, The Dust Bowl, which premiered in November. Trixie Travis Brown is a Dust Bowl survivor and has been very involved in helping the Burns people track down photos, memorabilia, and other survivors of that era with stories to tell. She also has lectured with Ken at a local high school, answering the students' questions and sharing her memories. It has been a wonderful experience for her, and also for our family. If you watch The Dust Bowl, you will also see home movies of my grandfather, George Travis, and hear a little about Follett, Texas, our home town. It has been a rare privilege to have our family history documented in this way. Ken is a wonderful story teller (and a heck of a nice guy!) and he and his team have created a very compelling portrait of an extraordinary time. If you get a chance to watch, I hope you enjoy it."
submitted Nov. 28, 2012 9:39P
Rosenthal, Barbara (Furey)
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Barbara (Furey) Rosenthal ’72, M.A. ’74 writes: "Retired educator, widowed, two daughters."
submitted Oct. 13, 2012 12:47P
GRD Law '72
William "Bill" Pursley J.D. ’72 writes, "Hi, Everybody. I hope all of you can attend our reunion. You'll see that only a few of us have noted on the website that we are coming. But many more should be attending, they just haven't noted it yet. I am practicing Workers' Comp law all over the state, representing both sides of the fence. I had a great time at our reunion 5 years ago. All we did was sit around and shoot the bull. It was really heartwarming. So please come! Thanks."
submitted Sep. 6, 2012 6:02P
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Mary Ann Peters ’72 writes: "After 30+ years as a diplomat, I am back home in Newport, RI, where I am the provost of the Naval War College. My husband, Tim McMahon, is a teacher here and our children, Maggie and Blaise, are in college in Massachusetts."
submitted Sep. 19, 2012 12:17P
GRD Law '72
Phillip Nielsen J.D. ’72 writes: "My son, Jeffrey Nielsen, passed the California Bar Exam and now practices with me in San Jose. Our practice emphasizes on estate planning, trust and probate administration, and business transactions."
submitted Jul. 4, 2012 4:20P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Michael J. Kennedy ’72 is a retired science teacher who now volunteers at California State University Stanislaus, at the Community Hospice, and several other organizations. He also travels internationally.
submitted Nov. 12, 2012 2:32P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Linda Kaminski ’72 was named superintendent of California’s Azusa Unified School District. Kaminski has worked for years as an administrator as well as a bilingual teacher and was selected as superintendent because of her "variety of experiences," Azusa's school board president said in an interview. Karminski has a master's degree from Pepperdine and a master's and doctorate from Harvard University's Urban Superintendents Program.
submitted Sep. 2, 2012 6:35P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Esau Herrera ’72, J.D. ’76 is proud to report that his daughter, Kiara ’12, recently graduated from SCU and promptly joined AmeriCorps to "save the world." Esau is serving as president of the school board at Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, the same district that he attended as a child.
submitted Jul. 15, 2012 7:12P
Laura Casas Frier J.D. ’82 is a candidate for Governing Board, Foothill-De Anza Community College District. She is currently vice president of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s Board of Trustees, member of the Audit and Finance Committee, and board ember since 2006. She is also member of the state-wide California Community College League Board.
submitted Oct. 15, 2012 7:56A