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1971

UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Del Colletti, Nancy (Battaini)

Nancy A. (Battaini) Del Colletti '71 is the Executive Director of Rainbow's End Recovery Center in Challis, Idaho, a new substance abuse rehabilitation facility she established.

Contact Nancy
www.rainbowsendrecoverycenter.com
submitted Apr. 25, 2012 1:07P
UGRD Leavey Business '71
d'Ercole, Mark

Mark d'Ercole '71 received a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Master Charles Gracie. By doing so, he becomes registered in the BJJ Federation in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is still actively competing in tournaments and is married with two sons in San Francisco.

Contact Mark
232 9th avenue San Francisco, California 94118
submitted May. 28, 2013 5:37P
'71
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 '71
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
bobcruzguam@yahoo.com Home: (671) 4724626
submitted May. 28, 2013 4:45P
'71
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
'71
Colombatto, Jay
Jay Colombatto ’71 is the new director of development marketing in SCU's Office of Marketing and Communications. Colombatto comes to us with excellent credentials in higher education marketing, having served as associate vice president of University Communications for Cal State East Bay for the past 11 years. During that time he lead a strategic communications and marketing program directed toward raising the CSUEB's visibility and brand image. He also planned and directed communications for the launch of the university's first comprehensive fundraising campaign. 
 
submitted Sep. 14, 2012 11:38A
UGRD Engineering '71
Carter, William "Bill"

William "Bill" S. Carter ’71, MSEE ’95 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient in recognition of his many contributions to the profession of engineering and to his alma mater. While earning degrees in electrical engineering at SCU, he was selected for membership in three national honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit). This 30-year veteran of the tech industry began his career at Zilog, where he designed and managed the design of NMOS microprocessors and peripherals. He later joined Xilinx, where he helped pioneer the development on the first Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a market that Xilinx invented and continues to dominate. Today he is Xilinx Fellow, the highest position a person can earn on a technical level. A Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award recipient, Carter also serves on the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board and currently is a member of SCU's Board of Fellows, and member of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society Advisory Board. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers, holds 10 U.S. patents, and recently traveled to India with SCU faculty.

 
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:37A
UGRD Leavey Business '71
Cabral, Paige

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Paige Cabral '71, MBA '75 writes, "Married 33 years to my bride Allison. Three great college grad kids; Lauren - Sonoma State, Patrick - Ohio State, and Tony - Sacramento State. Still living and working in the Bay Area for Abbott Medical Optics."

Contact Paige
LinkedIn
submitted Sep. 30, 2011 9:38P
UGRD Leavey Business '71
Bruschera, Paul

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Paul Bruschera '71 writes: "After 2 years as an Army Finance Officer moved back to San Francisco and have been CFO and part owner of a construction company for 38 years. I lost my wife Maureen in 2009 to cancer after 39 years of marriage and have one son Marc, who is a CPA."

submitted Jul. 11, 2011 8:52P
'71
Bence, David

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

David Bence '71 writes: "I have practiced law since 1974; currently in solo practice in Torrance, Calif., with an emphasis on estate planning and probate; residing in Rancho Palos Verdes with wife Anita and several cats."

Contact David
bencelaw.com
submitted Jun. 28, 2011 11:59A

1972

'72
Yates-Carter, Lynne (Yates)

Lynne Yates-Carter ’72, J.D. ’76 is celebrating her 30th year as a certified specialist. She is a litigator and also serves as an expert witness on family law issues.

Contact Lynne
Facebook, LinkedIn
submitted Mar. 8, 2013 11:46A
'72
Ventura, Peter

Peter Ventura ’66, J.D. ’72 is the new president of the Rotary Club of Clearlake. Ventura joined the Rotary Club shortly after he and his wife, Pinky, who is a registered nurse case manager at Adventist Health, moved to Hidden Valley Lake in 2007, following his retirement after 30 years in the wine industry.

He began his career while attending Santa Clara University from 1962 to 1966 and expanded his studies from 1969 to 1972 to receive a juris doctor degree. He practiced law for 10 years with a focus on Oil and Gas Ad Valorem tax, representing county assessors as independent trial counsel, according to Marvin Carpenter. 
 
Ventura returned to the wine industry in 1985, holding senior positions in marketing, public relations and management. He was also senior vice president for Robert Mondavi Winery and chief director general of Opus One, where his responsibilities included all aspects of operations such as vineyards, wine making, marketing, sales, finance and administration.
Ventura is a former officer and director of the North American Institute of Masters of Wine in London; past director, officer, and chairman of the American Institute of Wine and Food; past president of the Napa Valley Oakville Winegrowers Association, a former North American director of Grapes and Humanity and is a Supreme Knight of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine.
 
Ventura's Rotary goals include supporting events such as the Fourth of July fireworks and providing security alarms for the Little League ballfield. His community service projects include the ongoing Baby Fair, a job shadow day for students in Lower Lake High School (LLHS), new dictionaries for all the third-grade students in the Konocti Unified School District, and the annual Community Christmas Dinner, which serves more than 900 people in the area annually, Carpenter stated.
 
His school service projects include awarding scholarships to students from Yuba Community College, LLHS and Carlé Continuing Education School as well as raising funds to support the athletic, music and performing arts programs at LLHS. Ventura wants to financially support youth services such as the Safe House in Clearlake, Sober Grad Night and Clearlake Food Bank.
Additionally, he wants to provide for the 2014 Uganda Mission Program and Rotary International's ongoing quest to rid the world of Polio.
 
submitted Aug. 26, 2013 6:59A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '72
Turner, John

John Turner ’64 M.A. ’72 writes that he currently lives in downtown San Jose after living in Los Gatos for 30 years. He Retired in 2004 after teaching high school English for 35 years. He enjoys volunteering and serving on two boards.

submitted May. 19, 2012 7:41P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Tramz, Steven

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Steven Tramz ’72 writes: “I retired from making films in 2010 and decided to spend the rest of my life as a photographer. I travel the country on short and long trips from coast to coast, stopping and photographing whatever interests me. Soon my photos will be available for sale on the Internet. I have been married to Marie Snodgrass since 1984, and we have one daughter, Mia, who graduated from Columbia in 2010.”

Contact Steven
I am on Facebook and my email is <firstad@aol.com>.
submitted May. 30, 2012 1:44P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Tepe, Kenneth

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Ken Tepe ’72  recently retired after more than 40 years in the retail industry. Last December, he and his wife Carol celebrated their 40th anniversary. They have two children living in the Seattle area and two grandsons, the first graduating from high school in June. Ken currently lives in Fresno, Calif., but plans to return to Washington state, where they own a home, when his wife retires.

Contact Kenneth
kjtepe@msn.com
submitted May. 29, 2012 4:50P
'72
Siner, Steve

Steve Siner J.D. '72 is managing shareholder of the California business law firm Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:49P
GRD Engineering '72
Simpson, Carl

Carl Simpson M.S. ’72, MBA ’79 is a board member of Uptake Medical, a company founded to help address the problem of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worldwide. Simpson has worked in the medical/medical device arena for over 40 years. He supported his way through undergraduate school working as an x-ray technician at El Camino Hospital. In addition, he supported his way through graduate school working at Stanford in cardiovascular medicine. After graduate school and a short period working for Hewlett-Packard’s medical business group, Simpson began an unanticipated excursion into becoming a medical device entrepreneur. With John Simpson, MD, PhD, and Ray Williams, Advanced Cardiovascular Systems (ACS) was formulated and was Carl Simpson’s first entrepreneurial effort. The company was sold to Lilly in 1984 and spun-off into Guidant in 1994. ACS became the University of Medical Devices for Silicon Valley, giving birth to over 100 medical devices companies. Recently Guidant has been sold to Boston Scientific and Abbott Vascular. For Simpson, ACS created the experience, motivation, and entrepreneurial drive to launch into a career of working with other entrepreneurs in establishing over 16 medical device companies. Simpson has been on the board of multiple medical device companies and worked with Versant Ventures for four years learning the VC business and assisting them in defining new companies for future investments.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 1:35P
'72
Shepperd, Sydney

Sydney Shepperd ’72 writes: "My mom participated in Ken Burns' new documentary, The Dust Bowl, which premiered in November. Trixie Travis Brown is a Dust Bowl survivor and has been very involved in helping the Burns people track down photos, memorabilia, and other survivors of that era with stories to tell. She also has lectured with Ken at a local high school, answering the students' questions and sharing her memories.  It has been a wonderful experience for her, and also for our family. If you watch The Dust Bowl, you will also see home movies of my grandfather, George Travis, and hear a little about Follett, Texas, our home town. It has been a rare privilege to have our family history documented in this way. Ken is a wonderful story teller (and a heck of a nice guy!) and he and his team have created a very compelling portrait of an extraordinary time.  If you get a chance to watch, I hope you enjoy it."

 
submitted Nov. 28, 2012 9:39P
'72
Shadish, Will

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Will Shadish '71 and his wife, Cindy, live in Mariposa, Calif. Will is Professor, Founding Faculty, and Chair of Psychological Sciences at University of California, Merced. He moved to Merced in 2003 after 30 years in the midwest. He writes: "UC Merced is the first research university built in the US in the 21st century, and it has been both interesting and a challenge to build a university from the ground up (it was a golf course in 2002)."

Contact Will
faculty.ucmerced.edu/wshadish/
submitted May. 30, 2011 6:52P
'72
Schroeder, John

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

John G. Schroeder '72 and Silvia R. Schroeder '75 have been married 38 years and have two children, Michael '10 and Steven. After 18 years in the private practice of law, John started working at the Superior Court. John is a Superior Court Commissioner with the County of Santa Clara. Silvia is a retired elementary-school teacher. John, Silvia, and Steven live in Santa Cruz, where they enjoy the beach. Michael lives in the Los Angeles area and is working in the film industry with some other SCU grads.

submitted May. 25, 2012 10:11P
'72
Schiro, Frank

Frank Schiro '72 enters his 37th year of teaching at Lindsay High School. He and his wife Kathy enjoy their large family of six children and 17 grandchildren.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:29P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Schiro, Frank

Frank Schiro '72, (The Cave), retired June 2011 after spending 37 years teaching and coaching football at Lindsay High School. The 1996 California Teacher of the Year, by the California League of California High School, lives in Visalia with his wife, Kathy, and their 6 children and 19 gradnchildren. Frank now works in his non-profit organization, The Stoa Project, which he and his wife formed in 2011, honoring teachers with cash awards for work in reforming educational institutions.

submitted Oct. 10, 2011 5:46P
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