Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 2000s
Beth Simas '05, daughter of Ted '70 and Rita Simas, married Matthew Marcinek on February 16, 2013 in Sacramento, California. In attendance were over 20 Broncos from the classes of '70, '04, and '05. The couple currently resides in Houston, Texas.
Daisy Huang M.S. ’05 writes, "Greetings from Fairbanks, Alaska! March is almost drawing to a close, but I am watching snow fall outside my window. I have just completed my PhD in mechanical engineering and applied physics. Best wishes to the Bronco family! I am attaching a photo of a yearling moose that has just destroyed my bird feeder."
Cristina (Guzman) Fierro ’05 and Mark Fierro ’05 welcomed their third child, Rafael Antonio Fierro, on October 24, 2013. He weighed 6lb 13.5oz and was 19 inches long. The family resides in San Jose. Mark is an OB/GYN working in private practice in Los Gatos.
Emily Elrod ’05, MA ’14 and Rene Cardenas ’04 on July 9, 2011 at Santa Catalina School in Monterey. They were married by English professor Theodore Rynes, S.J. Alumni in attendance included maid of honor Lisa Catalano ’08, matron of honor Diana (DeRego) Wells ’03, bridesmaid Elizabeth Foley ’06, groomsman Marshall Mort ’05, and parents of the bride Lawrence Elrod ’71, MBA ’77 and Annette Elrod ’73. Additional Broncos in attendance were the bride's godparents James Foley ’68, MSCE ’70 and Susie Foley ’70; Gina Catalano ’10; Phil Catalano ’73, MBA ’75; Dennis Garvey ’75; Alexandria Kavalaris ’07, JD ’10; Anahita Razmazma ’05; Claire (Romero) Shaw ’05, MA ’11; Arun Delacroix ’09; and Ken Wells ’05, MSEE ’07. SCU faculty and staff who attended include Terry Beers, Russ Morris, and former staff Lisa Taggart. Emily recently completed a graduate degree in history and is in SCU’s MATTC program. Rene received his MBA and works in finance. The newlyweds make their home in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose.
Briana Di Bari '05 married Neil Schachter on Oct. 13, 2013 at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Calif. In attendance were (L to R) Andy Bloom '05, Alison (Wright) Behrens '05, Sabrina (Sanchez) Puelles '05, Sally Showman '05, Rachael Fairbairn '05, Christopher Nguyen '07, Paul Di Bari '03, MBA '11, Nicholas Di Bari '00, and John Kollus '01 (not pictured). The couple met in law school in Washington, DC and currently resides in New York City.
Konstantine Demiris J.D. '05 and Christopher Moore J.D. '06 recently formed Demiris & Moore. They specialize in conservatorship and guardianship matters, estate planning, trust and probate litigation, elder abuse, and appeals. Both partners are also court appointed as counsel in conservatorships by the State of California, Superior Court of Contra Costa County. The firm is located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., and handles cases throughout the Bay Area and California.
Carey DeAngelis ’05, MBA ’12 and Ben Fredlake were married on November 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The couple resides in Phoenix, Ariz.
Leslie Davidson ’05 writes, "We're leaving the beautiful Bay Area and moving to Boise, Ida.—also beautiful in different ways. I plan to start a private practice there and may run some groups at the VA Hospital. I was fortunate to gain such a solid foundation for my new career as an MFT from SCU's Counseling Psych program. Thanks to all who made that possible."
Kristin (Simms) Byrnes ’01, M.Div. ’05 is happy to be back in the Bay Area and teaching at Archbishop Mitty High School, after serving for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement in San Nicolás, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Billy, welcomed their first child, William James Byrnes on October 17, 2013. He has since blessed their lives with so much joy and love that they overlook the sleepless nights. They hope to return to Nicaragua soon for a visit, to introduce their son to the many friends they left behind.
Catherine (Cochrane) Western '05 and Andy Western '06 welcomed a beautiful daughter, Anna Elizabeth, on Feb. 3, 2014.
Sierra Lovelace ’06 and Matthew Warner on September 21, 2013 at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Calif. Emily Daoro ’06, Trish (Folse) Garber ’06, and Lindsey (Lantis) Snider ’06 were bridesmaids. The couple lives in San Francisco, Calif.
Johan Sulaiman MBA ’06 joined OneWest Bank in Pasadena, Calif. in July 2013, as vice president, Forecast and Modeling.
In May, Alicia Rice ’06 was a special guest performer in Aquamania: A Blast from the Past, a water ballet integrating elements of swimming, dance, and gymnastics. The performance was presented by the Santa Clara Aquamaids, the most decorated synchronized swimming club in the world; it's produced more USA Olympic Synchronized Swimmers than any other club since synchronized swimming became an Olympic sport in 1952. Rice, who left Arizona at age 16 to train with the Aquamaids in 2000, is an Olympian who graduated from Santa Clara University with cum laude honors. She was a performer in La Reve at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort from 2007-2012 and recently returned to the Aquamaids to assist with choreography and artistic development.
Kevin Morris MBA ’06 writes, "Married to Helen and have two amazing kids: Kieran and Isla. We moved to Austin in 2011 after 12 years in the Bay Area. We are enjoying life in the Lone Star State and are continuing to get used to the heat!"
Erin (Davis) Meyer '06 and husband Nathan welcomed their first child, Kristopher, in January 2012.
Brent Haase ’08 and Hillary Boller ’06 on Aug. 24, 2013 at Mission Santa Clara. Father Arthur Liebscher presided. The wedding party included Kathleen (Render) Pacini ’06, Patrick Befort ’08, and Alexander Sweidan ’08. Family include Holly (Mindling) Boller ’76 and Carl Mindling ’72, MBA ’75. The happy couple live in Littleton, Colo. with their dog, Ollie. Other alumni in attendance: Andy Pacini ’06, Ben Seidenstein ’11, Ben Strobel ’08, Bobby Petrini ’07, Brady Pivirotto ’09, Caitlin Vaughn ’06, Chris Wilderotter ’06, Christel Allen ’06, Cristina Sansone ’11, Claire Bickenbach ’06, Elliott Bosslet ’06, Greg Mohrman ’05, Gustavo Gomez ’08, Jake Lyssy ’10, Jenn (Peck) Zessin ’06, Jim Miller ’05, Katherine Deleon ’11, Kelly (Steinwascher) Miller ’08, Kelly (Wells) Kasper ’10, Kendall Craver ’06, Kim Bedolla ’10, Lesley Miller ’06, Matt Steele ’09, Michael Strockis ’08, Patrick Tynan ’08, MBA ’12, Patty Tedesco ’74, Tom Cummins J.D. ’11, and Tracy Flecky ’07.
Elia DeLuca ’02, J.D. ’06 was named a Rising Star in the Northern California Super Lawyers 2013 edition, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. DeLuca practices labor and employment law in the San Francisco office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.
Kelsey Waples '07 is currently finishing up her last year of school at Pepperdine Law and was recently published in the Law Review (Volume 40, Issue 1).
The article can be found here, http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/plr/vol40/iss1/6/ or here: http://pepperdinelawreview.com/extreme-rubber-stamping-the-fee-to-trust-process-of-the-indian-reorganization-act-of-1934/
Patrick J. Rugo '07 received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UCSF Medical at commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2013. Pat and long-time girlfriend, Megan Van Ess, also became engaged.
Teddy Patty J.D. ’07 and Kalila (Spain) Patty J.D. ’07 - a beautiful girl, Nailah Sarai on March 18, 2012. Nailah joins sister Arielle, 3. The family resides in San Jose.
Broncos Clayton Hoefer ’07 and Katrina Ostertag ’08 celebrated their wedding July 13, 2013.