Class Notes | Obituaries
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Elizabeth (Elliott) Skibbe MBA ’07 and husband David welcomed their third child, Jacob, in July 2013. He joins Abigail, 3, and Ryan, 2. The family resides in Minnesota.
Patrick Rugo ’07 and Megan Van Ess were married in Santa Cruz, Calif., on April 26, 2014. Pat attended UCSF Medical post-graduation and is a doctor of physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente. Megan works as a registered dental hygienist. Many SCU alumni friends and family were in attendance as they exchanged their vows under the redwoods and overlooking the Pacific. Patrick's mother is Michele Rugo M.A. '01. The couple resides in San Francisco.
Cara Daw ’07 and Lucas Jones M.S. ’10 were married at Mission Santa Clara on March 16, 2013; by officiant Luis Calero, S.J., M.Div., S.T.M., ’83. Bridesmaids included Maid of Honor Tara King ’07, J.D. ’10, Jackie Da Costa ’07, Kelley DeGoede, Sheila (Jones) Dokulil, Michelle Hostrup ’07, Katie Miller, and Katie Omura ’07. Groomsmen included Best Man Nick Svoboda, John Daw ’03, Michael Daw ’02, Andy Dokulil, Alex Reinkordt, Ben Stalder, and James Vaske. Cara is an active CPA and works in the Finance department at Google Inc. Luke is the Engineering Lead at GENWI, a Silicon Valley-based startup. The couple now resides in San Mateo.
Lindsay Caron ’04, MA ’07 writes: My husband James Caron and I welcomed a baby boy, Luke Andrew Caron on January 15, 2014.
Mary (Chandler) Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 married Nick Carlich on April 26, 2014, in an awesome barn in Canby, Ore. Representing SCU as bridesmaids were Betsy Seus ’04, Amanda Kremer ’04, Becca (Johansen) Auten ’04, and Inna Petrovsky J.D. ’07. The bride didn't realize until now how many of her bridesmaids were from SCU. Go Broncos!
Lauren Feeney ’07 married Colin Brown on September 22nd in Los Altos, Calif. Also in attendance were bridesmaid Stephanie (Young) Renfro '05, Mary Pat Lee ’07, Jenevieve Francisco ’07, Stephanie Edwards ’07, Tessa Weston ’07, Sara Pauk ’07, Mia Stephenson ’07, Katy Lackey ’07, Omid Faghiri ’07, Tanya Landsberger ’06 and Jeff Renfro ’06. Lauren is a Senior Research Associate at Genentech, Inc. and Colin works as a character animator. The couple lives in Mountain View.
David Rodriguez ’05 and Christine Badal ’07 welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eddie Alexander, on Jan. 11, 2014.
Tom Wong ’08, who won the Orella Prize the year he graduated, just earned a Ph.D. in physics from UCSD. He has accepted a post-doc in Latvia to work with a computational scientist. He commented that even though his Ph.D. was from a physics dept, his advisor was basically a mathematician and he uses (of all things) Fortran95 to write a lot of his software! So all three majors at SCU (Math, Computer Science, and Physics) have served him well. , and the year he graduated (2008).
Peter Schmidt ’08 married Emily Brown, Loyola Marymount graduate, on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Plantation Farm Camp in Sonoma County. They live in Sausalito.
This year, May 2014, Rochelle Rock ’08 graduated from medical school and will be entering a residency at the University of Connecticut in Emergency Medicine.
In 2013, Ana Paz-Rangel '08 began her graduate studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Latin American Studies.
Christina Ogburn-Chow MBA ’08 and her husband Daniel Chow - A son, Zayden Sui Yuen Chow, on April 4, 2013. The family lives in Foster City.
Patrick Welty ’08 and Laura Meuleman ’08 married in beautiful Park City, Utah on October 12. Alumni in attendence were Tara Almassy ’08, Mark Almassy ’08, Jesse Hailey ’08, Caitlin Bliss ’08, Natalie Cummins ’08, Pete Spisiak ’08, Jacob Jessick ’08, and Christ Proctor ’07. The couple lives in San Diego.
Cristina Sanidad '08 and Emmanuel Gallardo were married in Phoenix, Ariz. on May 24, 2014.
Coming from Santa Clara’s School of Engineering, where “Engineering with a Mission” is the credo, Agustin Fonts ’08 and Ryan Leary ’08 feel right at home putting their ethics, values, and talents to work in their careers. Both are employed by a company whose software is transforming the way the world approaches household energy conservation. At Opower, Fonts is the international product manager and Leary is engineering manager, accountable for promoting good engineering practices and managing software release and testing by working with engineering services and QA release management for the company’s suite of products focused on energy efficiency, customer engagement, demand response, and thermostat management.
William Amerman MBA '08 published his second novel, Sky1 - Foundation, available on Amazon, B&N, Apple and other eBook retail sites. http://www.amazon.com/Sky1-Foundation-The-Sky-Series-ebook/dp/B00IC9CS4W
Tera (Linsley) Almassy ’08 and Mark Almassy ’08 - their first child, Kent Conroy, on August 13. They live in Brooklyn, New York.
Aneal Vallurupalli '09 married Daniella (Klopocki) Vallurupalli '09 on June 1, 2013 in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. Celebrating with a traditional South Indian wedding--and other fellow Broncos in attendance--the couple is thrilled to be another successful SCU love story. The couple met at SCU during summer orientation just before their Freshman year.
Brett Riese ’09 and Lisa Hill ’09 on August 24th, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. The wedding party included Lisa's sister, Jennifer Hill ’11, along with Colleen Kleier ’09, Tara O'Flaherty ’10, and Jonathan Boales ’10. The couple currently lives in Renton, Wash.
Claire Linney '09 continues to be busy. She is now Santa Clara's first paid assistant coach for men’s and women’s water polo. Linney was an all-conference player here in 2009, and had been an assistant coach at Cal State Monterey Bay. Last fall, as the head coach for the Salinas High School Boy's Water Polo team, she was named MBL Coach of the Year for the second time. She is also the athletic director at San Benancio Middle School. In the spring she was inducted into the 2014 Aptos High School Sports Hall of Fame.
John Kidde ’09 decided to do something crazy and quit his job to take a month-long internship in South Africa. From there he will circle to globe by going to Hong Kong and then meet Sean Murphy ’09 in Tokyo before heading home.
Freshman Dorm: Sobrato
Haley Kaprielian '09 writes, "I moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in Nov. 2012 for a job as an Event Coordinator at Loyola Law School. I plan small events to multi-day conferences for students, alumni, and others in the legal field. I was previously working for the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara School of Law doing marketing and development. No, I do not plan on going to law school. :)"