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Sharon Shelton ’03 wed David Feigelson on November 9, 2013 on a yacht in Newport Beach, Calif. Sharon and David met at Santa Clara while David was visiting his groomsmen Matt Krueger ’03. Other Broncos in the wedding party:Merrin Thompson 02', Chrissy Towle (Hirsch) 03' and Cindy Hirsch ’03. Other Broncos in attendance were Amy Hoefer (Grabill) ’03, Ynez Carrasco ’02, Jamie Jameson (Swintek) ’02, Miranda McAnany ’02, Kasey De La Cruz (Shemwell) ’02, Christina Vick ’04, Jessie Mechem ’04, and Kim Gaube (Helton) ’03. Sharon and David reside in Redwood City, CA where Sharon works as a VP for Comerica in San Jose, providing financing for start-up/pre-profit companies. David works for Genentech as a Global Project Manager.
Kristin (Love) Boscia ’03, J.D. '08 and Chris Boscia J.D. ’08, welcomed their second child, Evelyn Love Boscia on July 26, 2013. Big sister, Kate, is delighted.
Gina Policastri ’00, J.D. ’03 is a partner at Lonich & Patton, LLP in San Jose. She is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist. She and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Bianca, in 2011. The family lives in Willow Glen.
In April 2013, Noelani Sallings '04 joined San Jose Jazz as director of business development. This organization has been around for more than a quarter of a century focusing on education, performance, and music.
Ashley Ritchie ’04, former opinion editor for her college newspaper at Santa Clara University, is an anchor at KMPH Fox 26, covering the Midwest. She received the 2005 Spot News Story of the Year from the Missouri Broadcaster's Association for her coverage of the Greg Norman murder trial. That same year, she also won first place for her investigative story on DWI checkpoints in Springfield. Ritchie's first children's book, Mr. Pickles Paints the Town, was released in March 2013.
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.
Colin '04 and Laura Harter ’04—Addison Marie Harter on June 7, 2013. She lives with her big sister Charley and parents in San Francisco.
Noel Fonseca ’04 married his partner Kyle Davidson on July 5, 2013 in Urbana, Ohio. In attendance were alumni Manuel Perez ’04, Khanh-Thy Gonzales ’04, Juan-Carlos Guzman ’04, Deanna Sainten ’06, and Communications Professor Charlotta Kratz.
Richard Augustus Brackett ’04 and Kelly Marie Morrison ’04 daughter of Kay ’74 and Paul Morrison ’73, were married on August 23, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Dating commenced after their 5 year Grand Reunion.
Jeff Bochsler ’04, inspired by his travels abroad during his time at Santa Clara University and after, recently published the e-book Be Multinational.
This book highlights 22 stories of everyday citizens from all over the globe who have traveled, lived, worked, and studied outside their birth country. Their stories of courage, strength, creativity, and growth remind us that venturing abroad is not a step back but a large step forward in our career, academic, and life pursuits. Bochsler writes, "Whether you've spent long stints abroad or never before, this book is sure to enliven a multinational spirit within you, knock down those barriers holding you back from booking your next ticket, and have you wondering why it took this long. A new language, experience, broadened perspective, and skill set is waiting. You will be better for it. The world will be better for it."
http://www.BeMultinational.com or Jeff.Bochsler@Gmail.com
Becca Johansen ’04 married Marc Auten at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Ore. on August 24, 2013. In attendance, as the most awesome bridesmaid, was Mary Chandler ’04, J.D. ’07. The couple lives with their two dogs, Phoebe and Goose, in Portland, Ore.
Katy (Shumm) Tuttle ’05 and husband Matt Tuttle ’05 welcomed their second child, a son, John "Jack" Ryan Tuttle on March 21, 2013. Both parents and big sister Emily are thrilled and doing great.
Lisa (Eskey) Rodriguez MBA ’05 and her husband Steve welcomed their second son, Coby Gage, on April 20, 2013. He joins Jax, 2. They live in Pleasanton.
Jocelyn Stauffer ’05 married Stephen McGuire on February 16, 2013 at Mission Santa Clara de Asis with a reception following at The Sainte Claire Hotel. Becky (Bignell) Reuter ’05 and Katie Bignell ’05 were among the members of the wedding party. Bobby Reuter ’05 and Matt Hendricks ’07 provided the ceremony music. The Reverend Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. ’80 witnessed the marriage. Among the guests were Tessa Carter ’05, Tim Gill J.D. ’84, Mike Lysaght ’05, and Aaron Uchikura ’05, M.A. ’11. The couple resides in Nashville, Tenn.
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.
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."
Johan Sulaiman MBA ’06 joined OneWest Bank in Pasadena, Calif. in July 2013, as vice president, Forecast and Modeling.
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!"
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.