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1975

'75
Yam, Patrick

Patrick Yam MBA ’75 is part of a team of Silicon Valley financial and sports luminaries—including 49ers president and former Facebook CFO Gideon Yu, former Oakland Athletics co-owner Steve Schott ’60, local swimmers, and city leaders—that has raised $6 million in an attempt to move the International Swimming Hall of Fame from Florida to Santa Clara, a few backstrokes from the new NFL stadium. Yam is a Menlo Park-based venture capitalist. He serves on the Leavey School of Business advisory board and was a former SCU faculty member.

 
submitted May. 22, 2013 5:21A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '75
Lang, Celia (Jaehn)

Celia Jaehn Lang ’75 is the Director for the Antarctic Support Contract, responsible for operations (Science Support, IT, Infrastructure and Operations, Transportation and Logistics) at the 3 U.S. stations in Antarctica, and associated field camps and support nodes. This contract is under the direction of the National Science Foundation. Celia lives in Denver, with periodic travel to Antarctica during the Austral Summer. Husband Larry and son Robert live in Shell Beach, Calif.

submitted Jun. 16, 2013 2:46P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '75
Labozetta, Bob (Labozetta)

Bob Labozetta ’69, MA ’75 writes: "After 33+ years teaching at the secondary and lately the community college level, I have retired my chalk and white board pens, closed my grading software, and boxed my PowerPoint presentations and lessons. The last six years my wife, Susan, and I resided in Oregon, and last summer decided to chuck it all and travel full-time. We sold our home and most of our possessions, bought a motorhome, and now see the USA (but not in a Chevrolet). While Susan continues her art (sculpture), I may put my SCU education to work by writing who-knows-what. Figuring out how to brew beer on the road, fishing across this great land, and viewing historical sites that I discussed in the classroom but never took the opportunity to visit are prominent objectives as well."

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:41P
'75
Krause, William

Bill Krause '75 has published his first book, Federico Moreno Torroba, A Musical Life in Three Acts (Oxford University Press, 2013), with co-author Walter Clark. Since leaving Santa Clara, he earned his M.M. from University of Southern California and Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis. He currently serves on the faculty of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

submitted May. 29, 2013 1:38P
'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
UGRD Leavey Business '75
Bergquist, Timothy

Timothy M. Bergquist MBA ’75 received the 2013 President's Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership at Northwest Christian University (NCU) on May 11, 2013. He is a Professor of Quantiative Analysis and has been at NCU in Eugene, Ore. since 1996. He and his wife of 42 years live in Eugene.

submitted Aug. 23, 2013 1:10P

1976

'76
McDermott, Kathleen

Kate McDermott '76 is the creator and founder of Art of the Pie. Since 2006 she has taught the time-honored craft of pie making to thousands. One of the most highly sought-after culinary instructors in the United States, Kate is widely acknowledged as one of the best makers of pie ever. Named "Food Rock Star" by Seattle Magazine, Kate has given her Art of the Pie workshop to food luminaries and has received high praise from Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet, Dorie Greenspan, Elise Bauer (Simply Recipes) and many others. Her blackberry pie was featured in Saveur Magazine's Top 100 Issue and appeared on the cover. She has been written about in numerous books, magazines & blogs by award-winning authors. A practitioner of kindness, she aspires to pass on the craft of pie-making to as many as she can. She has two children and lives at her home, Pie Cottage, in Port Angeles, WA.

Contact Kathleen
http://artofthepie.com http://artofthepie.com/wordpress http://twitter.com/katemcdermott https://pinterest.com/artofthepie/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-the-Pie/162210717203760
submitted May. 27, 2013 11:29A
GRD Engineering '76
Hsieh, Chi-Chia

Chi-Chia Hsieh Ph.D. '76 is Chairman of Taiwan Science Park Associations.

submitted May. 16, 2013 7:24A
'76
French, Shawn

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Shawn French ’76 writes, "Relocated to North Texas after 6 years in AZ taking care of parents, who both have passed on. Reunited with our daughters, grandchildren, diocese and friends."

Contact Shawn
Am the Faith Formation Program Manager at Our Lady of Angels parish in Allen, Texas
submitted Dec. 13, 2013 2:03P

1977

UGRD Arts & Sciences '77
Uyttebroek, Robert

Rob Uyttebroek ’77 is currently working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. and living in Alexandria, Va.

submitted Sep. 8, 2013 5:40P
'77
Reyes, Antonio

Antonio Reyes J.D. ’77 of Visalia has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 to a judgeship on the Tulare County Superior Court. Reyes, 60, has been in solo private practice since 1990. He has a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's College. Reyes is a Democrat and fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Gerald F. Sevier J.D. '71.

 
submitted May. 23, 2013 1:39P
'77
Maurins, Arnie

Arnie Maurins ’77 was recently interviewed by NewsReview.com about the role of the library in a high-tech world. Maurins became director of the Washoe County Library System in 2008. He said, "There’s some limitations on what we can do as far as what the county does with technology. They’re generally one or two releases behind the latest software and that kind of thing, but I think within those limitations … we’re doing pretty well. Staff is starting to use mobile devices like tablets out in the stacks, helping people. And we’re going to start lending out those kinds of things to the public for them to use and maybe having a bar setup in the library where they can use those kinds of things and try out the latest stuff."

 

submitted Jan. 16, 2014 11:08A
UGRD Leavey Business '77
Lawless, Tom
In March, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appointed Tom Lawless J.D. ’77, J.D. ’82, a Phoenix attorney, to serve a five-year term on the Arizona Racing Commission.
 
A shareholder in the Phoenix law firm of Milligan Lawless, PC, specializing in estate planning and corporate law, Lawless has a broad-based practice representing individuals and companies across many industries. He takes over for Burt Kruglick, whose term expired in January 2014.
 
“It’s an honor to be selected to serve as a member of the Arizona Racing Commission,” Lawless said. “I look forward to working with the other commission members and all stakeholders involved in Arizona’s thoroughbred, quarter horse and greyhound racing communities.”
 
Lawless graduated magna cum laude from the University of Santa Clara Law School in 1982 and also holds a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Denver, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.
 
Lawless is a life member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, and has been an avid fan of thoroughbred racing. The Arizona Racing Commission is a five-member body that prepares and adopts rules to govern racing meetings as may be required to protect and promote the safety and welfare of the animals participating in racing meetings; protect and to promote public health, safety and the proper conduct of racing and pari-mutuel wagering. 
submitted Mar. 24, 2014 11:36A
GRD Law '77
Jensen, Thomas

Thomas E. Jensen ’74, JD ’77, is living the retired life at 8800 feet, in a mountaintop log home 40 miles west of Colorado Springs. Living the life!

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 2:46P
UGRD Engineering '77
Hagerman, John

John Hagerman MBA ’77 has joined CEO Advisor Franchising Inc., a franchisor of business advisory firms serving the needs of CEOs, presidents and business owners of small and mid-size companies, as CEO Advisor of Silicon Valley.

Hagerman is a seasoned technology executive and business advisor with broad-based business experience and expertise in strategy, growth, business development, manufacturing, operations, and finance. John was previously the President of OSR Marketing, Inc., a business and marketing advisory firm that advised small and mid-size business owners. John was formerly the Vice President of Business Development of Myricom Corp., Vice President of Sales at Exar-Neterion, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at NetEffect, Inc., and Vice President of Product Management at 3COM Corporation. John Hagerman achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Business (MBA) from the University of Santa Clara.
submitted Sep. 6, 2013 2:15P

1978

GRD Law '78
White, Patti

Patti White ’78 has just been appointed Vice Chair of the California Committee of Bar Examiners. She is a semi-retired shareholdedr with Littler Mendelson in the San Jose office.

submitted Sep. 6, 2013 3:19P
'78
Tucker, Jeanine

Jeanine D. Tucker ’78, J.D. ’81 is the new court executive officer with the Tuolumne County Superior Court. Tucker had worked for the Stanislaus County Superior Court since 1991. She most recently served as the operations manager for eight years, managing a staff of about 140 employees.

 
submitted May. 7, 2013 9:21A
'78
McDonald, Brian

Brian R. McDonald ’78 has been appointed CFO of Meru Networks Inc., a leader in wi-fi networks, by its board of directors. McDonald has served as CFO in a number of rapidly growing Silicon Valley technology companies, including both publicly traded and private companies, such as eASIC Inc., Advanced Analogic Technologies, Monolithic Power Systems, and Elantec Semiconductor Inc.

submitted Jun. 14, 2013 10:03A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '78
Maher, Patrick

Patrick J. Maher ’78 has been elected as Section Representative to the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Maher previously served as the Chair of the State Bar’s Council of Section Chairs for the last two years, and Chair of the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section in 2010. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Law.

submitted Apr. 1, 2014 11:39A
'78
Lovejoy, Steven

Steven Lovejoy 78 has retired after 24 years as a chemist at Lockheed Martin Space Systems and is now living with his husband Thane Kreiner, executive director of SCU's Center for Science, Technology and Society, in Sebastopol, Calif.

submitted Jan. 5, 2014 8:13A
'78
Lister , Pamela (Lister)

Pamela Lister '78 writes: "I'm working in the South Bay! My new position is with The Camp Recovery Program in Scotts Valley, marketing this wonderful program!"

Contact Pamela
Www.linkedin.com/pub/Pam-lister-lmft-ras/10/b28/a50/
submitted Oct. 8, 2013 3:14A
'78
Garcia, Modesta

Modesta Garcia ’78 credits her SCU experience and particularly her mentors, Professor Francisco ’66 and Laura Jimenez ’67, for providing inspiration and a foundation for her career in higher education and service leadership. On receiving her BA in Spanish at SCU, Modesta enrolled and completed a master’s in education at Harvard University. Two years later, she was hired as SCU assistant director of admissions and first minority student recruitment coordinator. This job prepared her for the next step as a Princeton University admissions officer. Subsequently, Modesta was hired in her dream job as faculty/academic counselor at her other alma mater, College of San Mateo, from which she retired after 24 years of service in May 2011. Modesta has been sought as a college admissions consultant and speaker nationally and in China, and consultant or committee member for the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Brown University, the College Board Western Region, Educational Testing Services, NACAC, and WACAC, among others. She now provides college admissions consulting and coaching for Ivy League, international, transfer and general college admissions planning. Modesta also served on the board of directors for the SCU National Alumni Association, which prepared her for such service on the local Harvard alumni chapters. She is Harvard’s (and SCU’s!) only graduate to be elected president of both Bay Area alumni chapters: the Harvard Club of San Francisco, and the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley. Modesta’s works have been recognized with awards from the College Board Western Region, Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Princeton University, and Santa Clara University Chicano Alumni, among others, for her support of students and alumni. Modesta’s 15 minutes of fame unfurled when she introduced Francisco Jimenez as the recipient of the award, 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; the award ceremony was held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

submitted Oct. 7, 2013 3:01P
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