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1983

GRD Law '83
Vogel, Bernard

Bernard Vogel III J.D. ’83 was recently named President and CEO of Silicon Valley Law Group. He specializes in corporate financing and tax planning as the chair of the corporate and securities group. Bernie plans to carve strategic alliances with domestic and international firms to better support the firm's globally involved clients.

Contact Bernard
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bernard-vogel-iii/0/24/986
submitted Nov. 7, 2011 12:24P
GRD Leavey/MBA '83
Sasbrook, John

In addition to serving as president of Sunwest Wild Rice and vice president of Sunwest Foods, Inc., John Sasbrook '81, MBA '83 recently released first vintages of Sierra Rose Syrah from his family vineyard.

submitted Jun. 9, 2009 4:52P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
Sammon, Lisa

Lisa Sammon '83 and husband Eric Fischer welcomed a baby girl, Emily Genevieve Michael, on May 25. The family lives in Santa Clara.

submitted Jun. 12, 2010 6:01P
GRD Law '83
Russell, Karen

Karen Drury Russell J.D. ’83 practices and promotes collaboration and mediation as alternatives to litigation in divorce proceedings through her law practice in Campbell, for a “peaceful, respectful divorce.”

submitted Jun. 18, 2012 9:48A
'83
Rafael, Betsy
Betsy S. Rafael ’83 has been elected to SCU’s Board of Trustees. Rafael held the position of vice president and corporate controller for Apple since August 2007, and was appointed to the additional role of principal accounting officer in January 2008. She previously worked at Cisco Systems in the roles of vice president, corporate finance; corporate controller; and principal accounting officer. Before Cisco, Rafael worked in senior finance, executive, or management positions at Aspect Communications, a provider of customer relationship portals; Escalate, an enterprise e-commerce application service provider; Silicon Graphics; and Sun Microsystems. She began her career with the accounting firm Arthur Young & Co.

 

submitted Jun. 18, 2012 9:02P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '83
Perez, David

David Perez ’77, MA ’83 was named parks commissioner of Watsonville, Calif. by the city council. Hel brings more than 30 years of experience working with children and families to the city. Perez, who has lived in Watsonville for 23 years, has worked as a juvenile probation counselor, social worker in an adolescent residential treatment center, foster parent and juvenile traffic hearing officer. 

submitted Jan. 12, 2011 11:27A
GRD Leavey/MBA '83
Patti, Gregory

Gregory Patti B.S. '79, M.B.A. '83 is currently managing director for Agave Partners, a start-up and transition management advisory firm.

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 1:12P
'83
Paliwoda, Lucy

Lucy Paliwoda '83, a director of engineering in Northrop Grumman's electronic systems sector, received special recognition at the 17th annual Women of Color in Technology STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference for her leadership. Paliwoda was cited for her commitment to helping others and her distinguished service in advancing science and technology.

Paliwoda's technical leadership and interpersonal skills have been instrumental in her appointment to leadership positions within Northrop Grumman. Currently, she is director of engineering for several company campuses in California and Colorado. Paliwoda is responsible for technical and process excellence for hardware engineering, software engineering, test engineering and flight operations. Her primary program areas support the payload and mission processing programs for various satellite programs.

submitted Oct. 28, 2012 9:12P
UGRD Engineering '83
Montrose, Mark

Mark Montrose '83 is principal consultant of Montrose Compliance Services, Inc., a full service professional consulting company specializing in electromagnetic compatibility and product safety. Prior to becoming a consultant, Montrose was responsible for regulatory compliance at high-technology companies in California as both an engineer and manager.

submitted Mar. 25, 2011 2:43P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
McGlynn, Matthew

Matthew C. McGlynn '83, J.D. '86 is now serving as a judge on the Superior Court of Tehama County.

submitted Mar. 14, 2013 1:17P
'83
McDonald, Paul

Paul McDonald '83 is an account executive for Agilaire, which is owned by Tom Haley in Redwood City. The company does printing and packaging for large companies and was recently named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:26P
'83
Manayan, Henry

Henry Manayan J.D. 83 was appointed chief operating officer of Discovery Minerals Ltd.

Manayan was appointed to a White House advisory group on Asian-Pacific affairs by U.S. President Bill Clinton, served three terms as the mayor of Milpitas, and was the first Asian-American ever elected to the position.

Manayan is the president of Transpacific Companies, LLC, a finance and investment company based in Silicon Valley. He was also a co-founder of ViaGold Capital, a private equity and venture fund holding company, which went public on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was involved in the merger and acquisition of Culturecom Holdings, Ltd., which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. While at Culturecom Holdings, his focus was in mergers and acquisitions. He served as chairman, CEO, board director or executive officer to numerous portfolio companies including Terra Solar Global, which was recently sold. He also has been an officer, director or legal counsel to numerous companies and organizations in four countries.

submitted Oct. 1, 2012 7:34P
'83
Kemble, George

George W. Kemble ’83 is Chief Scientific Officer at 3-V Biosciences. He has extensive experience in drug discovery and development, as well as virology and host-cell biology. 3-V Biosciences is located in Menlo Park, Calif.


 

 

submitted Aug. 29, 2011 3:33P
'83
Kemble, George

George Kemble ’83 has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Mymetics, a leader in the development of mucosal and virosomal-based vaccines for infectious diseases. Dr. Kemble is currently the CSO at 3-V Biosciences, a biotech company with a unique approach to antiviral drug discovery and development. He is a leading authority on vaccine development and in particular the development of vaccines for RSV. Dr. Kemble was responsible for the research and development of multiple products, including the successful launch of FluMist.

submitted Aug. 22, 2012 4:41A
GRD Leavey/MBA '83
Hornung, Jeff

Jeff Hornung '83 was hired by Syncsort Incorporated to lead strategy, product management, and business development across all company lines. Synscort is a global leader is data protection software and extreme performance integration.

submitted Jun. 17, 2010 10:54A
'83
Graf-Pulvino, Teri (Graf)

Teri Graf-Pulvino MBA ’83 and husband Kenneth have founded and funded the new nonprofit, John Muir Geotourism Center in Coulterville, Calif. The JMGC will be an educational center following the writings of John Muir directly from the natural context he observed in the area in the 1860s.

Contact Teri
tgraf@tomarket.net
submitted Apr. 30, 2012 7:35P
GRD Leavey/MBA '83
Graf-Pulvino, Teri (Graf)

Teri Graf-Pulvino MBA ’83 and husband Ken, now living in Frutillar, Chile, launched Darwin's Chiloé, a Geotourism adventure following Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle in the Patagonia region of southern Chile. New season starts November 2013. www.darwinschiloe.com

Contact Teri
tgraf@tomarket.et
submitted Jul. 2, 2013 9:25A
UGRD Engineering '83
Gelsinger, Pat
In March, Pat Gelsinger ’83 was one of two keynote speakers at the 20th annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, “Creating Connections That Count.”
 
Gelsinger is the CEO of VMware. His career began in 1979 when Intel Corp. recruited the 18-year-old from a two-year technical school in Pennsylvania. He joined the company as a technician in quality assurance and quickly advanced. While working full time, he used Intel’s college tuition reimbursement program to complete his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Santa Clara University, then earned a master’s in electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University. He was appointed the company’s youngest vice president at 31 and, a few years later, its first chief technology officer. Gelsinger worked at Intel for 30 years.
 
EMC, located in the Boston area, recruited him in 2010 as its chief operating officer. In the fall of 2012, he returned to Silicon Valley to become CEO of VMware, a $4.6 billion technology company headquartered in Palo Alto.

Gelsinger is married and the father of four children. He has written two books, including “The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work” (David C. Cook, 2008).

The event, launched as the Los Altos Prayer Breakfast by a group of Los Altos couples in 1995, features Christian leaders who offer their testimonies on the power of faith and prayer in their lives and as vital elements of a meaningful and vibrant life.

 
submitted Mar. 24, 2014 12:14P
UGRD Leavey Business '83
Galati, Gregory

Greg Galati '83 received the 2010 City of Hayward Mayor's Award. Greg's community organizing efforts draw over 100 volunteers each month to neighborhood community cleanups. Greg and his wife Colleen are both marriage and family therapists. They have two boys, Aidan, age 8 and Benjamin, age 5.

submitted Nov. 6, 2010 9:49A
'83
Fuata, Benedict

Benedict Fuata ’83, a Hawaii Army National Guard colonel, was selected as the next civil defense administrator for the County of Hawaii. Fuata, 50, has been the commander of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Hilo since 1993. He is also the Guard’s director for logistics.

The civil defense administrator directs and coordinates the development and administration of the county’s emergency preparedness and response program to ensure prompt and effective action when natural or man-caused disaster threaten or impact Hawaii Island. He also serves as a board member for the Hawaii Island Home for Recovery.

submitted Feb. 21, 2012 4:36P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
Frey, P. Gregory

The FREY 'Ohana (Family), P. Gregory "Greg" Frey '83, Maria "Mia" Fialho Frey '84 and Samantha Io'ana Malia Frey '10 congratulate the leadership of the SCU Alumni Hawaii Chapter for coordinating several "good fun" events in our Island State, to include fantastic networking events and SCU Sports watch parties. Hawaii folks may be thousands of miles from SCU, but our Hawaii Chapter keeps the Broncos in our minds, hearts & spirits.

Contact P. Gregory
P. Gregory "Greg" Frey '83 www.coatesandfrey.com www.facebook.com/PGFESQ www.stlouisalumnihawaii.com
submitted Feb. 2, 2012 12:38P
'83
Frey, P. Gregory

P. Gregory "Greg" Frey '83 has again been selected to Hawaii Super Lawyers, a distinction afforded to approximately 5 percent of Hawaii's lawyers. Frey has been selected in the areas of both family law and mediation for the last three years. He continues as the managing attorney at Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC, Hawaii's largest and best-known family law firm. He and his wife of almost 27 years, Maria "Mia" Fialho Frey '84, have two adult children, including Samantha Io'ana Malia Frey ’10. Currently Greg works with several energetic class members on the Class of 1983 30th Grand Reunion Committee and looks forward to seeing the entire class at the reunion.

 

Contact P. Gregory
Business e-mail: pgfrey@coatesandfrey.com Business Phone: 808-524-4854 Business Fax: 808-524-0717 Business Web: www.coatesandfrey.com
submitted Feb. 19, 2013 2:57P
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