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1974

'74
Beamish, Rita

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Rita Beamish '74 is the project editor of the newly released The Upside of Aging, a wide-ranging, factually-based book that reveals the vast opportunities of our aging world. Yes, there is in fact an upside.

Contact Rita
rcbeamish@comcast.net
submitted Apr. 26, 2014 2:05P

1975

GRD Law '75
Samuelson, David

David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Medicare cards this year! And a new granddaughter, Violet!"

submitted Aug. 2, 2014 10:49A
'75
Sager, Sherri

Sherri Sager '75 just celebrated her 20th anniversary at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, where she serves as chief government and community relations officer.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:16P
'75
Chiesa, Steven
 
Steven Chiesa '75 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
 
For the past 26 years, Steven Chiesa has been a champion of student learning in the School of Engineering, not only within his own department, where he is associate professor of civil engineering, but also through his leadership as associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, a position he held for more than a decade. Throughout his tenure at Santa Clara University, Dr. Chiesa has mentored numerous student organizations and provided countless EIT/FE study sessions, and has received many University, school, and professional awards for outstanding teaching and service to his community. For his long and valued service to the School of Engineering and to the scores of students who have benefited from his teaching, advising, and generous offering of time and talent, Dr. Steven Chiesa was selected to receive this honor.
 
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 3:54P
'75
Buckley, Michael

Michael Buckley J.D. '75 was appointed the Board of Bar Examiners by the Nevada Supreme Court.

submitted Aug. 26, 2014 1:12P
'75
Bergquist, Timothy

Tim Bergquist MBA '75 co-authored the textbook Understanding Business Statistics, which was published by Wiley in December 2013. He is a professor of quantitative analysis at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Ore., since 1996. He received his PhD in Decision Sciences from University of Oregon in 1996. He retired from the US Air Force as a major in 1991.

submitted May. 16, 2014 12:33P

1976

'76
Rosenthal, Patricia James (James)

Patricia Rosenthal ’76 writes, "Our son, Samuel James Rosenthal, was married May 31, 2014, to his high school sweetheart of 11 years. Sam is finishing his PhD at Stanford, and his wife, Allison, is finishing her PhD at Cal. Sorry, SCU! As for Marty and me, we are living our plan to travel until there is no 'go' left, and then we'll look into cruises. Our latest trip was six weeks in Turkey, and the next will be a month in Paris to celebrate our 30th."

submitted Jul. 1, 2014 5:04P
'76
Hindery, Michael

Michael Hindery ’76 has been selected to succeed Bob Warren as vice president for finance and administration at SCU. Mike currently is the vice dean for administration, finance, and clinical programs at the University of California, San Francisco.

 
As vice president for finance and administration, Hindery will be a principal member of the University’s executive team, reporting to President Michael Engh, S.J., to provide leadership for the administration and finance units. He will also play a key role in the University’s upcoming capital campaign, construction projects and the implementation of the overall strategic plan.
 
Hindery will have oversight for the University’s $840 million endowment, an annual operating budget of $387 million, and an administrative and finance team of 160.
 
Mike holds a breadth of experience as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for the School of Medicine at UCSF, including expertise in the areas of budget, accounting, financial management, information systems, human resources, among others. He brings to his position successful leadership in strategic planning, organizational management, and operational experience. Having managed budgets of more than $1.7 billion, Mike is a proven executive with a well-rounded portfolio. His strong ties to Silicon Valley complement his vast experience.
 
From 1996 to 2006, Hindery was senior associate dean for finance and administration at Stanford University School of Medicine with general management responsibilities for (at the time) a consolidated budget of more than $1billion (including nearly $400 million in sponsored research), a workforce of nearly 4,000 employees, and more than 1.1 million square feet of research and administrative space.
 
Hindery spent 11 years at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and was associate vice president for medical center financial affairs and executive director for the School of Medicine Administration when he joined Stanford.
 
Hindery received an M.S. in urban planning from the University of Washington, an M.A. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in sociology from Santa Clara University. While a student at Santa Clara, Hindery was valedictorian and a Nobili Medal recipient.

 

submitted Jun. 21, 2014 11:24A
UGRD Leavey Business '76
Duhe, Phillip

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Phillip Duhe ’74, MBA ’76 writes, "I can't believe it has been 40 years since graduation in the Mission Gardens. My wife Janet and I have resided in American Canyon, Calif. since 1989 and celebrated 35 years of marriage this June.  We've put two kids through UC Berkeley where they played in the Cal Marching Band (sorry SCU, but no football team). I work as an Analytics Consultant with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Our daughter, Jessica, is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Hospital-SF and son Justin, a Briefing Manager at Oracle Corp. As my spouse will be in the UK in October, I will be attending the SCU Class of '74 Reunion solo and visiting my niece who is a member of the SCU Class of 2017. SCU Memories: Panty raid in Freshman Orientation Week; Dorm room fire on my floor in Graham; Friday nights at the pool hall and bowling alley in Benson."

submitted Aug. 16, 2014 1:34P

1977

GRD Law '77
Scott, Dave

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Dave Scott ’74, J.D. ’77 writes, "Practiced law until 1981 then went to work for a subsidiary of NV Philips. Started a small electronics company in 1983. Sold it in 2002 and retired. Currently split time between Saratoga, Calif. and Aspen, Colo. area and travel around the world with my wife. Do volunteer work for the United States Tennis Association."

Contact Dave
https://www.facebook.com/davey.scott
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 3:26P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '77
Kelley, John

John Kelley ’77 recently purchased a home in Victorville, Calif. and currently works at Time Warner in direct sales.

submitted Jun. 2, 2014 10:57A

1978

'78
Hartnett, Jim

Jim Hartnett J.D. '78 is the current vice chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority Board. He maintains his active litigation and dispute resolution practice as a partner at Hartnett, Smith and Paetkau in vibrant downtown Redwood City. He's a former mayor of Redwood City.

submitted May. 4, 2014 1:06P

1979

'79
Tabler, Michelle (Massaro)

Michelle (Massaro) Tabler ’79 is the Alaska Regional Manager for the Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon & Western Washington. Michelle retired in 2010 from a career in insurance.

Contact Michelle
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michelle-tabler/b/5b3/757/
submitted May. 4, 2014 8:48A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '79
Feldman, Allene

Allene Feldman M.A. ’79 has just received her SIT-TESOL teaching certification from the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute. Allene, who is the owner of Argus Publishing Group in New York City, is confident that her new certification will help her and her staff write, edit, and create engaging Common Core materials for English language learners.

Contact Allene
www.arguspublishinggroup.net
submitted Apr. 10, 2014 1:01P
UGRD Leavey Business '79
Dee, Michael

Michael Dee ’79 writes that he is president of the Retail Division of Henry S Miller Company. The company is the oldest private real estate firm in Texas and is celebrating 100 years in business in 2014. Michael lives in Dallas with his wife, Julie, and their three daughters.

submitted Jun. 19, 2014 3:04P
GRD Law '79
Burton, Leslie

Leslie Burton J.D. ’79 writes, "I am a Professor and the Director of Graduate Law Programs at Golden Gate University School of Law, where I have worked for 20 years. I have been married for 27 years to Jeff Wurms, a reformed lawyer who is now working on his teaching credential to teach high school. Our daughter Chelsea graduated last year from Mount Holyoke College. I live in Oakland and I am a huge Oakland booster. I love to travel and do it whenever I can. I have taught in Prague, Germany, and Istanbul."

Contact Leslie
lburton@ggu.edu
submitted Sep. 2, 2014 10:48A
'79
Bluth, Anne (Nickel)

Freshman Dorm: Graham 100

Rich Bluth ’79 and Anne Nickel Bluth ’79 celebrated 34 years of marriage in June 2014 and are enjoying their newly "emptied nest" in Seal Beach, Calif. where they have lived since their Santa Clara Mission wedding. They have been blessed to have all four of their children graduate from Catholic universities. Their youngest son, Mark Bluth ’14 graduated this June from Santa Clara in Philosophy and Economics . Mark's twin brother Tom Bluth graduated from University of Portland just a month earlier in May 2014. Their daughter, Maria (LMU 2011) relocated to San Francisco in June, where she works at De Marillac Academy. Also this May, their oldest son, Danny Bluth (College of the Holy Cross, 2009, St Joseph's University 2012) married Kelly Casey (College of the Holy Cross, 2009) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they both live and work. Rich has worked for the Irvine Company for the past 7 years, and is currently Vice President, Energy Management. Anne spends her time in support of her family near and far, (mostly far now).

submitted Aug. 7, 2014 8:44A
GRD Law '79
Barrett-Anderson, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson J.D. ’79, a retired Superior Court of Guam Judge, is in the race for attorney general. She served the government of Guam for 33 years. She is credited with the creation of the Driving While Influenced (DWI) Court and the rules of procedure and practice in the field of domestic violence. Barrett-Anderson has been recognized nationally for this work in the past, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the Federal Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice. She is a strong advocate for judicial and legal education, victims rights, consumer protection, and child support enforcement.

submitted Jul. 15, 2014 2:04P
'79
Barnes, Andrew

Andrew Barnes MBA ’79 retired in October 2013. He spent a long career in the computer industry, holding various sales/marketing and management positions.

 
After earning a BS Business Administration at UNLV, he worked in Las Vegas for five years selling commercial computer systems. He then relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he earned an MBA at Santa Clara University and was employed in Silicon Valley for the rest of his career. He worked at Sun Microsystems, Mentor Graphics and other companies, including start-ups. While at Sun he led a team that developed and rolled out a global program for major software partners. His travels took him throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He earned a number of sales awards and other recognitions, including being named a Sun Key Employee two times.
 
Barnes lives in Mountain View with his wife, Jenny. He is looking forward to more couple/grandkids time and taking up golf again (for the third time).  He gave himself a Porsche as a retirement present and has joined Porsche Club of America.
submitted May. 4, 2014 2:22P

1980

GRD Leavey/MBA '80
Maxfield, Katherine (Hullmann)

Katherine Maxfield's MBA ’80 new book Starting Up Silicon Valley (Greenleaf 2014) received a starred review from Kirkus: "will satisfy anyone captivated by Silicon Valley...unusual in its candor...intense emotions and exuberant personalities...few authors have Maxfield's knack for describing both the forest and the trees...enough drama for a movie." Available at bookstores, on Amazon, iBook, and BN.com.

Contact Katherine
www.katherinemaxfield.com
submitted Apr. 17, 2014 3:18P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '80
Gallagher, Patricia (Feeney)

Patricia Feeney Gallagher ’80 recently joined St. Anthony Foundation as the Director of Development & Outreach. St. Anthony’s is a venerable institution in the heart of the Tenderloin, committed to providing the poor of San Francisco with basic services as a gateway to reclaiming their sense of dignity and progressing towards stability. Pat welcomes her fellow Bronco classmates and alumni to volunteer at St. Anthony’s!

submitted Jun. 20, 2014 3:36P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '80
Fitzgerald, Paul

The University of San Francisco appointed a new president, Paul J. Fitzgerald '80, a Jesuit priest and 20-year college administrator with deep Bay Area roots.

Fitzgerald, 56, grew up in Los Gatos, graduated from Santa Clara University and was ordained to the priesthood at USF's St. Ignatius Church, according to USF's announcement.
 
He leaves a post as senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut.
 
He grew up in Los Gatos and spent 12 years at Santa Clara University, where he was associate dean and senior associate dean at the College of Arts and Sciences. He was also ordained at St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus in 1992.
 
Fitzgerald speaks German, French and Spanish. He has taught in China and Kenya, and he earned a doctorate in the sociology of religion at the Sorbonne in Paris. While in Paris, he earned a pontifical doctorate in ecclesiology from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
 

 

submitted Apr. 24, 2014 10:01A

1981

'81
Mullins, Catherine (Armanasco)

Catherine Mullins ’81 writes: "Working as a Hospice RN for Summit Community Hospice in Greenwood Village, CO. Two sons--Max (graduate of the Leed's School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder) and Joe (sophomore at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. studying a business degree in Music and Entertainment)."

submitted May. 5, 2014 2:30P

1982

UGRD Engineering '82
Flaherty, Timothy

Timothy J. Flaherty '82 and David F. Mira '82 legally wed on Aug. 24, 2013 in a backyard garden wedding at their home in West San Jose. The husbands met at SCU and have fought for marriage equality during their 33 years together. They continue that fight when they're not arguing about whose turn it is to do the dishes.

submitted Jun. 8, 2014 12:37P
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