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Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1960s
Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 will be the speaker at the 162nd Santa Clara undergraduate commencement on June 15. Said Panetta, “Sylvia and I are honored to be recognized by Santa Clara University. Santa Clara has a special place in our hearts. It’s where we first met; it is where I learned many of the core values that have guided me from the earliest days of my career.”
submitted May. 6, 2013 7:38P
Allan Nicholson '60 and wife June traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla. in April for Allan's 60th high school reunion.
submitted Jun. 9, 2009 4:54P
Bob Maloney '60 reports that his oldest grandson, Brett Davey, will be attending SCU this fall as a 4th generation Bronco. He is preceded by great-grandfather Joseph Madden '24, grandfather Bob, and parents Len '84 and Cynthia '85.
submitted May. 11, 2009 9:23A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '60
Ron Li '60 was named a senior HomeLoan consultant at Central Pacific Bank. Li, who joined Oahu sales team, has more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience. He was previously with American Savings Bank, where he served as a residential loan officer. Prior, he worked at Metlife Home Loans, First Horizon Home Loan, Washington Mutual, North American Mortgage, Security Pacific Mortgage, and All Pacific Mortgage.
submitted Jul. 4, 2012 9:57A
John Johnck '60 attended his 60th Reunion from the 8th grade Class of 1952 at St. Vincent de Paul, San Francisco, Calif. First gathering ever. He lives in So Lake Tahoe, Russan River, and S.F. and is retired. Go Broncos!
submitted Nov. 13, 2012 6:59P
Bill Regan '61 serves as the president of the Order of Malta for the Western Association. The order in the western U.S. has over 750 members who contribute over 50,000 hours of hands-on service to the poor and sick.
submitted May. 21, 2009 4:05P
William Regan '61 is the president of the Order of Malta Western Association covering 13 western states.
submitted Apr. 29, 2010 3:16P
Max Oliva, S.J. ’61 was recently featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the success of his "attention-getting" ministry, Ethics in the Marketplace. Through short talks to business groups, full-length seminars, or individual sessions, Fr. Oliva works with businesspeople—Catholics or non-Catholics—to try to sort through quandaries they encounter in the office: How should a businessperson deal with a larcenous partner, lay off people to satisfy cash flow necessities yet not crush the spirit of the former employees, or handle a contract dispute with a client?
"My experience is there's not a lot of people you can talk to about this stuff," Oliva said. "You don't want to talk to your boss. You can't talk to a pastor because he is overwhelmed with other things. You don't want to take it home and make it a big problem." That's when Oliva comes in.
Read the full article here.
submitted Nov. 8, 2012 3:27A
Dennis Kennedy ’61 was appointed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors to the District 1 seat.
Kennedy, a registered professional mechanical engineer, served as mayor of Morgan Hill from 1991 to 1992, and from 1996 to 2006. He led the city’s efforts to advance the Upper Llagas Creek Flood Protection Project. He serves on five non-profit boards and is currently a member of the water district board’s Environmental Advisory Committee. He served on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan planning committee and was the past chair of the South County Regional Wastewater Authority.
District 1 includes the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, the town of San Martin, the Evergreen and Silver Creek neighborhoods of San Jose, parts of south San Jose; and hills east of San Jose and Milpitas. His term ends Dec. 5, 2014.
submitted Feb. 4, 2013 9:24P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '61
John Hall ’61 writes: “I recovered from malignant melanoma during the past three years, am now healthy again with good blood results. Wrote a just-published book, Beating Cancer Can Be Fun, [filled with] cancer surviving strategies for first-time diagnosed cancer patients, available as an e-book on Amazon or Nook at Barnes and Noble or as a hardback or soft. If you know anyone with cancer, have them call me regarding the nutrients and supplements I take to stay healed. I still am an active therapist for kids and adults, just contracted with TriCareWest to counsel traumatized veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan."
John is recent author of BEATING CANCER CAN BE FUN his personal testimony of how he recovered from 10 metastisised tumors and his research on how NUTRITION CAN CURE CANCERS
submitted Feb. 8, 2012 1:00P
Ernie Giachetti '63 is a longtime general practice dentist in Cupertino and was recently awarded the Medallion of Distinction by the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. It is the highest annual award given by the dental school's alumni association for contributions to the school, the profession or society in general. Ernie and wife Marcia live in the San Jose area with their children, Stephen '96, Jennifer '98 and Michael.
submitted Jun. 24, 2009 10:45A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '61
Daniel C. Flynn '61 is doing volunteer French-to-English translation and English language training for medical staff at Medecins sans frontires (Doctors without borders) Brussels. He also leads several English language conversation groups in Verviers in eastern Belgium, where he and his wife Kate McNally live.
http://serendipity-kate.blogspot.com www.linkedin.com www.facebook.com www.in-casting.com www.fairydustinc.com www.newmodels.be
submitted Nov. 3, 2009 7:44A
GRD Law '62
Lawrence F. Terry '57, J.D. 62, retired Judge of the Superior Court, and his wife Anna Marie Terry (College of Notre Dame '58) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8, 2009, with a special Mass followed by dinner with family, classmates, and friends at the Adobe Lodge.
submitted Sep. 5, 2009 6:02P
GRD Law '62
Judge Lawrence Terry '57, J.D. '62 was honored by the Santa Clara County Medical Association at its annual awards banquest held on June 8, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. He was selected to receive the association's annual citizens award in recognition of his significant contribution to the health field. Judge Terry was instrumental in establishing the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County which has gained State and National recognition for its innovative work in introducing treatment and recovery in criminal drug cases.
submitted Aug. 26, 2010 5:05P
Mike Riley '62 has earned the certified Wealth Strategist designation through First Allied Securities. Riley has lived at Lake Tahoe for 15 years.
submitted May. 10, 2010 4:32P
John Massa '62 writes that he got bored. So he "started two new businesses in agriculture, one in farming, and one composting and application company."
submitted May. 21, 2009 4:28P
Bill King ’62 was named an Honored Vaquero during the 2011 Vaquero Show and Sale at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum in November.
submitted Nov. 8, 2011 8:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '62
Stephen D. Home '62, MBA '66 writes, "Still alive and working full time as a Financial Planner with MetLife, and continue to keep in touch with many of my class mates. Two grandchildren to talk about, just ask. I am currently living in Palo Alto."
work phone, (408)352-3968; e-mail email@example.com
submitted Jun. 7, 2010 5:08P
Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus
Ronald C. Diebel ’62 writes: “Living in San Jose ‘significant other’ Nancy and three cats. I have been practicing medicine for over 40 years.”
submitted May. 1, 2012 8:06P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '62
Phil Abel '62 is still living in Winnetka, CA with his wife Pat. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. Phil still repairs computers part time, while he waits for a second kidney transplant at age 71.
submitted Jul. 15, 2011 11:56A
UGRD Engineering '63
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Jack Walsh '63 writes, "Married to my wife, Patty for 49 years. We have five children and 16 grandchildren. Still working in my own business and enjoying good health. Life is good."
submitted Apr. 18, 2013 2:35P
UGRD Leavey Business '63
Freshman Dorm: O'Connor
Lawrence A. Specchierla ’63 writes that he retired in 1999 after a 36-year career in financial management with Texaco, Inc. He lives in Palm Springs, Calif., with his wife, Maureen (Harty) ’65, and is the co-president of the Palm Springs Alumni Chapter that covers the Coachella Valley. He spends his time playing golf, traveling, recruiting high school students for SCU in the Coachella Valley, and coordinating the AARP Tax Aide program in Palm Springs. He and his wife will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They have three grown children (two graduated from Santa Clara), three granddaughters, and two grandsons who all live in California.
submitted Apr. 11, 2013 1:15P
GRD Law '63
see year 1960
Joseph Francis Miller ’63 writes, "Looking forward to October."
submitted Mar. 29, 2013 10:42P