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2009

UGRD Leavey Business '09
Dupic, Michelle (Pesce)

Chad E. Dupic 09 and Michelle L. Pesce ’09 were married October 19, 2013, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, N.M. The couple resides in San Francisco. Chad is a CPA at BDO USA, LLP; Michelle works as a Project Manager for Genentech, Inc. Chad and Michelle celebrated their wedding with Professor Angel Islas and fellow SCU alumni: Kaitlin Thompson 09, Catherine Waite '08, M.A. ’14, Michael Taylor 09, Derek Brown 09, Kristina Arntz 09, Jon Takara 09, Michael Casado 10, Ashley Gardner 09, Kristina Chiapella Poulter 09, Stuart Poulter 08, Kristina Alvarez 09, Addison Schroeder 09, Elizabeth Carter 09, Juan Ramirez 09, Elizabeth Czapla '08, Jeff Matlock 08, Lauren Roon 08, Ben Burford '09, Arthur Gallanter 12, Danielle Espinal 12, and Madeline (Cheng) Hile 09.

submitted Jan. 2, 2014 10:27P
UGRD Engineering '09
bass, nicholas

Nicholas Bass ’09 was recently engaged to Helen Kelley, and celebrated 5 years with Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

submitted Sep. 16, 2013 4:57P

2010

GRD Leavey/MBA '10
Swenson, Sara

Sara Swenson MBA ’10 is leading a new startup: Boatbound, the fully insured pier-to-pier boat rental marketplace. Sara lives in Santa Cruz.

Contact Sara
http://boatbound.co/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/sdswenson
submitted Jun. 11, 2013 9:54P
UGRD Engineering '10
Shen, Jerry
Jerry Shen ’10 has joined Yahoo's mobile engineering team at the company's Sunnyvale headquarters, after Yahoo aquired Shen's company, Bignoggins, which he founded three years ago to develop a series of mobile apps for players in fantasy sports leagues. Bignoggins apps such as "Fantasy Monster" and "Draft Monster" proved to be popular enough to convince fantasy sports players to pay for the service, helping Shen to finance a trip around the world that his wife, Adrienne, blogged about at http://www.shenventure.com/. The application he built his company on was his class project at Santa Clara.
 
submitted Jul. 4, 2013 6:18A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Savio, Joanna

Joanna Savio ’10 has been hired by Google as a Program Coordinator in the Recruiting department.

Contact Joanna
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/frankie.jo.3 LinkedIn : http://www.linkedin.com/in/joannasavio
submitted Jun. 17, 2013 11:20A
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Poth, Angela

Angela Elaine Poth ’10 and Ryan Aaron Lyles ’10 on November 9th, 2013, in Scottsdale AZ. The wedding party included Sarah Hwang ’10, Vaishali Parekh '11, Kellie Quist '10, Nicole Murai '11, Benito Van Anda '10, Patrick Boocock '10, Michael Ford '09, Jordan Fujimoto '11, and Kevin Talebbeik '11. Other Broncos in attendance included: Ye Rin Cha '10, Natasha Gupta '12, Danny Huang '12, Emily Sullivan '12, Bertina Kwan '11, Jaya Pareek '10, Cheryl Taguma '10, Mairanne Wallis '10, Chris Woodhouse '10. The newlyweds live in Morgan Hill, Calif.

submitted Nov. 1, 2013 1:08P
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Nelson, Emily (Moellentine)

Emily Moellentine ’10 and Alex Nelson ’10 were married on Oct. 26, 2013 in Carmel, Calif.

submitted Feb. 7, 2014 1:54P
'10
Medica, Tommy

Tommy Medica ’10 is in his third professional season with the Padres. Last year, Medica hit .330 for Single-A Lake Elsinore with 19 homers and 87 RBIs in 93 games.

While playing for Santa Clara, Medica suffered a devastating injury that dislocated the shoulder of his throwing arm when he was sliding into second base. “Eventually, my goal is to catch again,” Medica recently told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “If I can throw well enough to catch again, my chances are going to get a lot better. It’d be huge. And my arm feels 10 times stronger than it did last year.”

submitted May. 7, 2013 10:03A
'10
Hiu, Alyssa (Savage)

Alyssa Savage '10 married Paul Hiu (Macquarie Uni, Sydney) on April 6, 2013 in beautiful Tiburon, California surrounded by 100 close friends and family. Alyssa and Paul met in 2008 when she was studying abroad in Sydney. Alyssa and Paul both live happily in Australia with Paul working as a chiropractor and Alyssa as a graphic designer. Fellow Broncos who attended the wedding include: Eric Pelfrey '09Jenna Abeyta '09Nicholas Duston '09Rahul Hirani '10, Michael Lee '10, Ryan Clark '10, Chris Woodhouse '10, Brittany Benjamin '10, Ryan Amante '10Giselle Estabrook '10Carlo Ammatuna '10Emily Entress '11, John Kurt Wagner '12, Jessica Dickey '12, Ryan Selewicz '13 and Samantha Juda '13.

submitted May. 16, 2013 12:44A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '10
Cafasso, Sarah

Sarah R. Cafasso ’10 completed a two-year Peace Corps service in October. She served as an Environment volunteer in rural Philippines where she promoted marine conservation and sustainability. She now works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco, where she is a Community Involvement Coordinator in the Region 9 Superfund Division.

submitted Nov. 5, 2013 5:21P
UGRD Leavey Business '10
Bruce, Lindsay

Lindsay Bruce ’10 made appearances on this season's NBC reality show The Voice.

Her early accomplishments helped set her on a path that led to an appearance on “The Voice,” but it was a long, sometimes difficult journey. At 13, the Santa Rosa native wrote a book and a song about having lost her uncle on 9/11. In high school, she became an international model and local celebrity. All along, though, she wanted to write and sing her own songs, so after graduating from Santa Clara University, Bruce headed to Nashville to pursue the one dream that still eluded her.

But for Bruce, the journey was a humbling experience. She was a struggling songwriter in a town where everybody is a struggling songwriter. For five years, Bruce developed her craft, learned what she could and performed in nearly empty halls. Always optimistic, though, she pressed on. A break came after three years in Nashville and at the very moment she was thinking of giving up on Music City once and for all.
 
“It was kind of a perfect storm of bad things,” said the 25-year-old who made it onto one of the celebrity team's on The Voice, where singers compete for a recording contract. “My landlord was selling the house, my roommate was moving, the production contract I had was expiring and my job ended. I was basically getting ready to move back home.”
 
In one of the crazier turns of her young life, she ended up auditioning for “The Voice” coaches on TV in front of thousands of people. Her journey to that point made her feel that she had nothing to lose.
 
Read more on the Press Democrat.  
 
submitted Mar. 24, 2014 11:51A
'10
Alvarado, Ron
Ron Alvarado ’10 and Matt McDonald ’10 have launched Ficks, a "cocktail fortifier" that includes electrolytes, amino acids, and other goodies like milk thistle that are said to help keep the morning after from being a total nightmare. Think of it as a smoothie boost for your vodka tonic.
 
They came up with the idea while in college (where else?) and reached out to an organic and natural foods lab to create Ficks using natural ingredients and another company that makes the vitamin blend that goes into Vitamin Water. The pair launched an IndieGoGo campaign in October.
submitted Nov. 5, 2013 10:21A

2011

'11
Max, Christian

 Christian Max '11 is in China studying Mandarin and working with new American students.  He has received high marks on his Level 5 (out of 7) examinations.  He now speaks five languages.  

submitted May. 1, 2013 11:53A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '11
Kosloski, Paul

Paul Kosloski '11 recently finished a year of service in Anchorage, Alaska, with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.  He served at Bean's Café Day Shelter and then Karluk Manor Housing First. Both service placements involved support and companionship for people experiencing chronic alcoholism and chronic homelessness.

Contact Paul
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/paul-kosloski/45/b69/58a/ https://www.facebook.com/paul.kosloski https://plus.google.com/u/0/116858347360206300002/posts
submitted Sep. 10, 2013 12:12A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '11
Girdner, Robert

Robert "Bert" Girdner ’11 and Cicily Crechriou, who graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2011, were united in marriage on July 13, 2013 in Gazelle, Calif.

submitted Jul. 22, 2013 9:31A
GRD Leavey/MBA '11
Bauer, Jennifer (Cooke)

Jennifer (Cooke) Bauer ’01, MBA ’11 married Jeffrey Bauer MBA ’11 on Saturday, July 27, 2014 in Burlingame, Calif. Cindy (Barrango) Rodondi 01 served as a bridesmaid. Many SCU undergraduates and MBA graduates were in attendance from the classes of ’01 and ’11 respectively. The happy couple lives in San Jose, Calif.

submitted Jan. 17, 2014 3:11P
UGRD Leavey Business '11
Aboumrad, Reena

Reena Aboumrad '11 married Tony Driver '11 at Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz, CA on June 29, 2013. The two met during Winter Quarter '10 in Professor O'Brien's Accounting 130 course.

submitted May. 28, 2013 4:17P

2012

GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '12
Silva, Alessandra (Czamanski)

Alessandra Czamanski Silva M.A., MFT ’12 writes, "Dear Psy fellows, I recently moved to Texas! I cannot believe that I left California, but life changes directions and we don't always know why. I am trusting the way and so far I am happy with what I have encountered in Austin. I really hope to find as good professionals as the ones I had the privilege to meet during grad school at SCU!"

submitted Jul. 29, 2013 10:08A
UGRD Leavey Business '12
Linzey, Claudette

Claudette Linzey ’12 recently began working at Barney & Barney, LLC as the Digital Media Communications Associate, joining Scott Terrill ’13, her former classmate. She is living in the La Jolla area.

submitted Jan. 7, 2014 9:11P
'12
Knudsen, Dana

Both Dana Knudsen ’12 and Tanya Schmidt ’12 who played volleyball for the Broncos are now playing professionally in Europe.  Dana in Murcia, Spain and Tanya in Germany.  Thanks to SCU for giving both girls the opportunities and growth to reach to a higher level.  Go Broncos!

submitted Jan. 31, 2014 11:49A
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