Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 2000s
Michelle Rodriguez '06 married Antonio Flores in Redwood City, Calif. on Oct. 19, 2013. The wedding party included Jessica Clee '06; Denise Carrillo '05; Kyra Hanson '05; Paulina Lomeli '04; Viviana Montoya-Hernandez '04, M.A. '07; SCU Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration Elizabeth Barron Silva '01, M.A. '12; and Ruben Silva '01, MBA '07. Guests included: Victoria Duran '07; Susana Fernandez '05; Alejandra Hermosillo '05; Maria Patricia C. Miranda '06; Vanessa Blanco Otto '04, MA '08; Eric Otto MA '08; Manuel Perez '04; Jessica Ponce '07; Agustin Torres, Jr. MBA '10; and Danny Zepeda '05. The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Punta Cana and is currently residing in San Carlos, Calif.
Jacquetta Lannan J.D. '06 has quit her job as a lawyer to start Chez Franc, a gourmet hot dog eatery (and food truck) set to open this summer in Palo Alto. She credits the California Program for Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business for helping her make the career change. Read more about her endeavor in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Leslie (Maglione) Jensen '06, J.D. '09 and her husband James welcomed their first child, Samantha May, on Jan. 17, 2014.
Brent Haase ’08 and Hillary Boller ’06 on Aug. 24, 2013 at Mission Santa Clara. Father Arthur Liebscher presided. The wedding party included Kathleen (Render) Pacini ’06, Patrick Befort ’08, and Alexander Sweidan ’08. Family include Holly (Mindling) Boller ’76 and Carl Mindling ’72, MBA ’75. The happy couple live in Littleton, Colo. with their dog, Ollie. Other alumni in attendance: Andy Pacini ’06, Ben Seidenstein ’11, Ben Strobel ’08, Bobby Petrini ’07, Brady Pivirotto ’09, Caitlin Vaughn ’06, Chris Wilderotter ’06, Christel Allen ’06, Cristina Sansone ’11, Claire Bickenbach ’06, Elliott Bosslet ’06, Greg Mohrman ’05, Gustavo Gomez ’08, Jake Lyssy ’10, Jenn (Peck) Zessin ’06, Jim Miller ’05, Katherine Deleon ’11, Kelly (Steinwascher) Miller ’08, Kelly (Wells) Kasper ’10, Kendall Craver ’06, Kim Bedolla ’10, Lesley Miller ’06, Matt Steele ’09, Michael Strockis ’08, Patrick Tynan ’08, MBA ’12, Patty Tedesco ’74, Tom Cummins J.D. ’11, and Tracy Flecky ’07.
Elia DeLuca ’02, J.D. ’06 was named a Rising Star in the Northern California Super Lawyers 2013 edition, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. DeLuca practices labor and employment law in the San Francisco office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.
Keely Elizabeth Berg (Nelson) '05, M.A. '06 and husband Chris welcomed their daughter Annabelle Rylie Berg into the world on July 3, 2012. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where they have purchased their first home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chad Eschman ’08, Lauren Baines ’08, Matthew Johns ’09, Devin Bertsch ’09, and Scotty Arnold ’08 have been selected to participate in The Araca Project's fall productions in New York City. They are self-producing Eschman's new play, The Memory Tax, which runs off-Broadway September 2013 at The American Theatre of Actors. Find out more at www.thememorytax.com.
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John Burke ’08 and Molly Fitzgerald ’08, were married in Boston, Mass., on July 27, 2013. Broncos in attendance were: Sam Fitzgerald '10, Andrew Engel '08, Matthew Paver '08, Andrew Guglielmi '08, Taylor Whelan '08, Brian Biniek '08, Michael Truettner '08, William Syme '08, Brody Angley '08, Laura Harding '10, Caroline Morrissey '09, Betsy Dalby '07, Austin Woody '08, Jeffrey Lombard '08, Scott Kirk '08, Russell Murphy '08, Timothy Chang '08, Jennifer Knutson '10, Molly Ganey '10, Caitlyn Connolly '08, Kendal Flatley '08, Alexandra Haggerty '08, John Burke '08, Molly Fitzgerald '08, Amy Freier '08, Timothy Lynch '08, Jacqueline Tash '08, Allison Paver '10, Wesley Sheffield '10, Patrick Flanagan '08, Salman Shariat '08, Meghan Woody '10, Maggie Burke '13
Kristin (Love) Boscia ’03, J.D. '08 and Chris Boscia J.D. ’08, welcomed their second child, Evelyn Love Boscia on July 26, 2013. Big sister, Kate, is delighted.
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.