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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.

Contact Teri
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
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
submitted Feb. 2, 2012 12:38P
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: Business Phone: 808-524-4854 Business Fax: 808-524-0717 Business Web:
submitted Feb. 19, 2013 2:57P
Frey, P. Gregory

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

"There is always 'room' on a busy schedule to do just a bit more," writes Greg Frey ’83. Perhaps this is why he agreed to join a bunch of other energetic and edicated classmates on the recently formed Grand Reunion Class of 1983 30th -Year Reunion Committee, in addition to his continued duties on several Hawaii boards and associations. Thankfully, Greg "has the support of the other Broncos in the Frey household, including his lovely wife of almost 27 years, Maria "Mia" Fialho Frey ’84 and their eldest daughter, Samantha Io'ana Malia Frey '10, as well as their youngest, Allie Malaea Frey, a 2012 graduate of University of Hawaii at Hilo."

Contact P. Gregory
submitted Apr. 3, 2013 6:06P
Frey, P. Gregory

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

As I continue my work with the SCU Grand Reunion Class of 1983 30th year reunion committee, I am reminded just how deeply connections run among the SCU 'ohana (family). My wife (Mia ’84) and our eldest daughter (Sam ’10) both graduated from SCU as did my uncle and my quite legendary grandfather, A. Thomas Rowland 31, whose heart bleeds Bronco year in and year out. I take great pride that the SCU website speaks of, and gives a bit of credit to, "Grandpa Bud." Please allow me to share via "cut & paste": "In 1981, as part of the association's 100th anniversary celebration, Jerry Kerr ’61, Bud Rowland '31, and Louis Bannan, S.J. proposed a special group be created to officially recognize alumni celebrating their Golden Reunion. The recommendation was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara University Alumni Association and, in honor of William Gianera, S.J., ’1907 and University president from 1945-1951, the Gianera Society was formed. The Gianera Society is an honorary designation with membership limited to those undergraduate alumni whose class graduated from Santa Clara 50 or more years ago. The society's sole purpose is to pay tribute to the legacy provided by our "Golden Broncos" and acknowledge their long-standing loyalty to the University, their classmates, and the Alumni Association. Gianera Society members meet every year for a luncheon during the Grand Reunion Weekend in October to induct their newest members (those attending their 50th Reunion) and renew the camaraderie and lifelong friendships that developed and flourished at Santa Clara". Rest in Peace, Grandpa Bud.

Contact P. Gregory
submitted Jun. 20, 2013 8:44P
Frey, P. Gregory

P. Gregory "Greg" Frey ’83, managing attorney at Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC, Hawaii’s largest family law and divorce law firm with 10 attorneys and about 14 support staff, is also an equity partner in PIAE Group, LLP, creator of the famed Pacific Ink & Art Expo, Hawaii’s largest and best attended tattoo expo.

Contact P. Gregory www.
submitted Jul. 13, 2014 8:32P
GRD Leavey/MBA '83
Dittmann, Norm

Norm Dittmann BSEE '81, MBA '83 is now the chairman of the Illuminating Engineering Society's Roadway Lighting Committee. Norm has been living in Snohomish WA for the past 20 years and owns a small manufacturing company - PLC-Multipoint, which makes lighting controls for buildings and transportation systems. His wife Susan is a hospice nurse for a local hospital. His children Craig, 17, Katherine and Neil 14, are avid cross country runners.

Contact Norm
submitted Jan. 15, 2011 9:07P
GRD Law '83
Cruz, Robert

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Robert G. P. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 completed a two-year term as member of the Guam Election Commission. Also served as an international observer in the Philippine National elections in May 2010 and in three elections in Kosovo while serving with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping from 1999 to 2006. Works as part-time Traffic and Small Claims Referee, Superior Court of Guam.

submitted May. 27, 2011 10:08P
GRD Law '83
Cruz, Robert

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.

Contact Robert Home: (671) 4724626
submitted May. 28, 2013 4:45P
GRD Law '83
Cruz, Robert

Robert G.P. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 recently participated in a four-concert tour of Tallinn, Estonia, and St. Petersberg and Moscow, Russia, with the combined Guam Cantate choir and Ramapo Cantanova choir, led by Dr. Lisa Lutter of Ramapo College, New Jersey. Cruz serves on the Cantate board and has been a member of the choir since 2010. The choir performed music in Russian, Estonian, Hebrew, Latin, and English. Cruz also sings with the 7:30 a.m. choir at the Hagatna Cathedral Basilica in Guam.

submitted Jul. 26, 2013 4:06P
Cruz, Robert

Robert G. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 writes that he is an adjunct professor teaching business law and intergovernmental relations at the University of Guam. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix MBA program. He was recently elected president, Guam chapter, AARP. He is a member of the Governer's Council on Senior Citizens.

submitted May. 27, 2014 4:37P
UGRD Engineering '83
Crosetti, Rick

Rick Crosetti '83 and Peter Kushmeider were married on August 9, 2008, in San Francisco. Rick and Pete have been together for 22 years and  were joined by both their families to celebrate their wedding. Rick is currently working as a Project Manager for Regis Homes of Northern California.  He and Pete make their home in San Francisco.


submitted Dec. 4, 2008 4:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
Crema, Larry

Larry Crema '83 and his wife Jenner are new business owners. They are owner/operators of the Pump It Up in Morgan Hill (a childrens party venue). They have two children Kinsey (9) and Keaton (5). They live in Campbell, Calif.

submitted Oct. 25, 2009 4:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
creegan, clare

Clare Creegan de Chamorro '83 is an Instructor of Marketing and Academic Writing at Universidad Americana, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Jaime, are also partners in NICA PARADISE, which includes a digital travel magazine, architecture and real estate services, and hiking tours of nearby volcanoes. Please visit (magazine) and (photo gallery).

Contact clare
submitted Aug. 12, 2011 6:32P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
Creegan, Clare (Creegan)

Clare Creegan de Chamorro '83 teaches Marketing and Academic Writing at Universidad Americana, Nicaragua. She and husband Jaime also own NICA PARADISE, offering real estate, architecture, photography, corporate videos, a travel magazine and guided hikes of volcanoes, Stepson Jaime is in his third year of law school at Universidad Americana, and son Andres is in 6th grade and daughter Lourdes in 3rd, both at Pierre & Marie Curie Academy.

submitted Oct. 13, 2011 3:58P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
Craven, D. Elizabeth

D. Elizabeth Craven ’83 is a portfolio administrator with Northwest Investment Counselors, LLC, an independent financial advisory firm. Craven has more than 15 years administrative experience in the financial industry. She was previously a portfolio administrator with CCI, with additional administrative experience at Piper Jaffray Inc. and First Interstate Bank.

submitted Jan. 19, 2011 12:53P
GRD Law '83
Britton, Margueritte

Margueritte Britton J.D. '83 joined Richmond-based CPA firm PIASCIK as tax manager. She was previously a U.S. tax consultant and manager for MG Partners in Paris and Thomas St. John in London. Britton has a J.D. from University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, Calif., and a master’s degree from the Université de Paris.

submitted Feb. 25, 2014 12:58P
UGRD Engineering '83
Brewer, John

Carol Brewer (Leclair) BSME '83 and John Brewer BSEE '83 are becoming empty nesters in the fall as their third child, Elizabeth, heads off to undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount in September after graduating from Jesuit High in Portland OR as a member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society. Their oldest, Bridget, graduated Bates College in June with BAs in English (Creative Writing) and Studio Art. She spends the next year in Austin TX with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps assisting newly immigrated Hispanic families with acclimation to life in the US before the published and national award-winning author decides on a graduate program in which she can further her passion for writing. Their son John begins his third year studying chemistry at University of Redlands in September, when he also begins duties as co-captain of UoR's nationally-ranked tennis team. Carol and John have swapped career roles, with Carol teaching Weight Watchers' in-company classes in the Silicon Forest while John tries to figure out what to do with himself after the sale of SiGe Semiconductor in June. Carol continues to play tennis in USTA and Portland City leagues while maintaining her running career from Bronco days. She's using local half-marathons to train for her first Portland Marathon in October in celebration of her 50th birthday.

Contact John
submitted Jul. 15, 2011 12:53P
GRD Leavey/MBA '83
Borey, Ed

Ed Borey MBA '83 is running in the general election in November to represent the 21st district of California in the state legislature. Borey plans to focus on fiscal responsibility, creating a more business-friendly environment, and improving the quality of our education.

submitted Aug. 18, 2010 11:46A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '83
Bailey, Michael

J. Michael Bailey ’83, a top-ranked litigator, has been named vice chair of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Government Relations, Lobbying and Political Law department. Bailey, in addition to his commercial litigation practice, represents clients before the U.S. Congress, Utah Legislature, and municipalities as well as state and federal regulatory agencies. Parsons Behle & Latimer’s 114 attorneys serve clients in the natural resources, manufacturing, technology, real estate, banking, retail, utility and health care industries, as well as practicing mass torts and personal injury law. Founded in 1882, it has offices in Salt Lake City, Reno and Las Vegas.

submitted Apr. 1, 2011 10:06A
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