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1970

UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Schrey, Stephen

Steve Schrey '70 has transitioned from his trial lawyer practice in San Francisco to a mediation and arbitration practice. He also now resides in Tiburon.

Contact Stephen
www.schrey-mediation.com steve@schrey-mediation.com
submitted May. 10, 2013 10:18A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Myles, Alana (Hagood)

Alana Hagood Myles ’70 was elected, November 5, 2013, to the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board of Trustees. Monterey, Calif.

submitted Jan. 11, 2014 2:51P
'70
Moser, Rex

Rex Moser '70 retired in December after 26 years in foreign affairs for the Department of State and service in South Asia and Latin America. He is retiring to Santa Barbara and looks forward to many years of travel and cultural experiences.

submitted May. 3, 2013 9:19A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
McGrath, William

Bill McGrath ’70 just completed his 25th year on the Bench in San Diego County as a Superior Court Judge. He and wife Grace met on their junior year abroad in Vienna and have been married for 44 years with two sons and two grandchildren.

submitted Mar. 19, 2014 10:42A

1971

GRD Law '71
Sullivan, Donald

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Donald J. Sullivan ’68, J.D. ’71 received the prestigious Judge of the Year Award for 2013 from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association at its annual black tie dinner at the Ritz Carleton Hotel in San Francisco. Sullivan currently presides over a trial department in the criminal division. Besides serving in the criminal division soon after his appointment to the bench by Governor Davis in 2003, Sullivan has previously served as a Judge in the Unified Family Court doing family and juvenile dependency matters and has had a variety of Civil Court assignments, including jury trials, elder abuse and civil harassment. Sullivan reports that he immensely enjoyed the 45th reunion of his class of ’68 and wishes he had had more time to  spend chatting with his classmates. Sullivan lives in Mill Valley with his wife, Genevieve.

submitted Mar. 4, 2014 8:09A
'71
Smith, Tim (Smith)

Tim Smith '71, a licensed clinical social worker, recently retired after 28 years working as a clinical supervisor and mental health clinician with the Dept. of Behavioral Health in Fresno.

Contact Tim
tsmithlcsw@yahoo.com
submitted Jun. 8, 2013 5:58P
'71
Schrey-Springer, Mary (McQuade)

Mary McQuade Schrey ’71, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon and California, recently was placed on the Supervisory Registery for the State of Oregon and opened up an additional office at 1210 Pearl St, Eugene, Ore. She and her husband, Dean, spend as much time as possible in their second home in Kona, HI.

Contact Mary
www.familysolutions.net
submitted Jul. 2, 2013 2:43P
'71
Rice, Terry (Goodfield)

Terry (Goodfield) Rice ’71, M.A. ’72 writes, "Alain Pinel Realtors keeps me busy up and down the Peninsula and even over to Santa Cruz, selling homes. It's truly amazing and fun. I continue with my love of airplanes by volunteering at the SFO International Airport Museum. This gives me an opportunity to see my Pan American friends and 'talk over the Old Days.' In fact, we had a fun-filled PAA reunion in Monaco a few months ago."

Contact Terry
Alain Pinel Realtors 657 University Avenue Palo Alto, California 94301
submitted Aug. 12, 2013 10:26P
'71
McDermott, Charles

Charles McDermott ’71 just retired after 30 years of college teaching.

Contact Charles
Charles.mcdermott1@yahoo.com
submitted Sep. 23, 2013 2:31P
GRD Engineering '71
Hale, Bob

Bob Hale M.S. '71, M.S. '79 writes, "Retired. Living in Carlsbad, Calif. Volunteering at Museum of Making Music. Enjoying life!"

submitted Feb. 7, 2014 1:10P
GRD Engineering '71
Goulart, Jose
Professor (Ret.), University of the Azores, Portugal.
submitted Jan. 28, 2014 11:32P
'71
Friedrich , Mike

In May, Mike Friedrich '71 received a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. He is also a candidate for ordination as a deacon in the United Methodist Church (a process that will take probably four years).

submitted May. 29, 2013 11:19A
UGRD Engineering '71
Fitzgerald, David

Dave Fitzgerald '71 writes that he retired from USAF in 2000 and from TASC, inc. in 2010 and invested in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2012 (Northern Lieutenancy).

submitted May. 6, 2013 10:09A
UGRD Leavey Business '71
d'Ercole, Mark

Mark d'Ercole '71 received a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Master Charles Gracie. By doing so, he becomes registered in the BJJ Federation in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is still actively competing in tournaments and is married with two sons in San Francisco.

Contact Mark
232 9th avenue San Francisco, California 94118
submitted May. 28, 2013 5:37P
GRD Law '71
Cruz, Robert

Robert G. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 was recently hired as legal counsel to the Chamorro Land Trust Commission and the Guam Department of Land Management. He also teaches business law for the University of Phoenix. Cruz is a retired child support referee for the Superior Court of Guam. He still serves as part-time referee for the Traffic and Small Claims Bureau, and as an associate justice pro tem for the Guam Supreme Court on occasion. His son, Dr. Jeffrey Cruz, recently completed his residency in internal medicine at U.C. Irvine Medical Center. His younger son, Keith, is a senior at Stanford University studying international relations.

Contact Robert
bobcruzguam@yahoo.com Home: (671) 4724626
submitted May. 28, 2013 4:45P
'71
Cruz, Robert

Robert G.P. Cruz ’71, J.D. ’83 recently participated in a four-concert tour of Tallinn, Estonia, and St. Petersberg and Moscow, Russia, with the combined Guam Cantate choir and Ramapo Cantanova choir, led by Dr. Lisa Lutter of Ramapo College, New Jersey. Cruz serves on the Cantate board and has been a member of the choir since 2010. The choir performed music in Russian, Estonian, Hebrew, Latin, and English. Cruz also sings with the 7:30 a.m. choir at the Hagatna Cathedral Basilica in Guam.

submitted Jul. 26, 2013 4:06P

1972

'72
Ventura, Peter

Peter Ventura ’66, J.D. ’72 is the new president of the Rotary Club of Clearlake. Ventura joined the Rotary Club shortly after he and his wife, Pinky, who is a registered nurse case manager at Adventist Health, moved to Hidden Valley Lake in 2007, following his retirement after 30 years in the wine industry.

He began his career while attending Santa Clara University from 1962 to 1966 and expanded his studies from 1969 to 1972 to receive a juris doctor degree. He practiced law for 10 years with a focus on Oil and Gas Ad Valorem tax, representing county assessors as independent trial counsel, according to Marvin Carpenter. 
 
Ventura returned to the wine industry in 1985, holding senior positions in marketing, public relations and management. He was also senior vice president for Robert Mondavi Winery and chief director general of Opus One, where his responsibilities included all aspects of operations such as vineyards, wine making, marketing, sales, finance and administration.
Ventura is a former officer and director of the North American Institute of Masters of Wine in London; past director, officer, and chairman of the American Institute of Wine and Food; past president of the Napa Valley Oakville Winegrowers Association, a former North American director of Grapes and Humanity and is a Supreme Knight of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine.
 
Ventura's Rotary goals include supporting events such as the Fourth of July fireworks and providing security alarms for the Little League ballfield. His community service projects include the ongoing Baby Fair, a job shadow day for students in Lower Lake High School (LLHS), new dictionaries for all the third-grade students in the Konocti Unified School District, and the annual Community Christmas Dinner, which serves more than 900 people in the area annually, Carpenter stated.
 
His school service projects include awarding scholarships to students from Yuba Community College, LLHS and Carlé Continuing Education School as well as raising funds to support the athletic, music and performing arts programs at LLHS. Ventura wants to financially support youth services such as the Safe House in Clearlake, Sober Grad Night and Clearlake Food Bank.
Additionally, he wants to provide for the 2014 Uganda Mission Program and Rotary International's ongoing quest to rid the world of Polio.
 
submitted Aug. 26, 2013 6:59A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '72
Rice, Terry (Goodfield)
see year 1971
'72
Moorhead, Gary

Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 announced the appointment of Gary L. Moorhead ’72 to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court. Moorhead, 63, of Laguna Niguel, has been a managing partner at Pohlson and Moorhead LLP since 1980. He was an associate at Schell and Delamer from 1976 to 1980. Moorhead earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University.

submitted Dec. 30, 2013 12:46P
'72
Johnston, Elgin

Gail (Bennett) Johnston '72, senior lecturer in mathematics at Iowa State University, was recently named Outstanding Teacher by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Elgin Johnston '72 is a  professor of mathematics at Iowa State University and is director of the university's Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. They have four children, all grown and on their own, and are adjusting well to the "empty nest."

submitted Jun. 10, 2013 12:54P
'72
Dowd, Ed

A veteran real-estate investor, financier, and CEO who has learned the healing qualities of art has donated $12 million to Santa Clara University to help build a grand, three-story art and art history facility on campus by 2016.

The generous gift of Ed Dowd ’72, owner of EMD Properties, Inc., Los Altos, forms the foundation for a campaign that aims to raise $26 million for the new 43,500-square-foot building.
 
The modern and dramatic Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will unite SCU’s entire undergraduate community around creativity and innovation, offering centralized studio space, classrooms, gallery displays, a sculpture garden, as well as ample space for faculty, students, visiting artists, and scholars to congregate.
 
“We are deeply honored and grateful that Ed Dowd has so generously provided this important foundation upon which Santa Clara University will build the new artistic center of campus,” said Michael Engh, S.J., president of Santa Clara University.
 
Dowd, who graduated from Santa Clara University in 1972 with a degree in science and commerce, said he became interested in art after the purchase of his home in San Francisco where he began collecting art. This led to the funding of a public-art project at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Mountain View campus, where he receives treatment for the multiple sclerosis that’s been part of his life since 1993.
 
“Art transcends all time and seems like a great cause to me,” said Dowd, who says he wants his legacy to extend beyond business causes. “I have a desire to use my resources to create a better world, and I feel a world filled with art is a far more enjoyable place."
 
A glass sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly will grace the lobby of the new building at SCU.
 
After Dowd’s insistence that a Chihuly sculpture be installed at the PAMF Mountain View facility, letters poured in from patients with gratitude. Many described the healing power of the piece. Dowd did not realize until later the effects an iconic sculpture such as the Chihuly would have on the medical center. After a few years it became clear this sculpture not only assisted patient recovery but also drew a spectacular group of doctors to the facility. It also attracted special attention to the city of Mountain View, as people from all over the world came just to see the sculpture. It is Dowd’s hope that the installation of a Chihuly sculpture at SCU will draw special attention to the University’s art programs and inspire students for years to come: a good fit for the university’s goal to educate the whole person.
 
The new building will replace the current 25,900-square-foot building located along The Alameda. In addition to about 150 art and art history majors on average, each year more than 1,000 students across multiple majors take classes at the current building and others around campus.
 
“The creation and study of art plays an integral role in Santa Clara’s emphasis on educating the whole person,” said professor Blake de Maria, chair of the Department of Art & Art History. “Students who take our courses engage both critically and creatively with the visual world, opening channels of innovative thinking, creativity, and expression.”
 
“As a double major in studio art and engineering, the opportunity to study art and engineering at the same time has allowed me to exercise my creativity in a fun and enjoyable way,” said SCU student Samira Almendras ’14. “Exposure to art is a very important part of being a student and a well-rounded person.”
The new building is part of a major redesign of the north side of SCU’s campus into a vibrant arts-focused quadrant, and will serve as the signature structure of the University’s north entrance. It will be located near the University’s Mayer Theatre, music and dance building, Fess Parker Studio, and Recital Hall.
 
Other features of the building as currently envisioned:
  • A dramatic design, selected by Dowd and funded by the Sobrato Group, featuring a dome with circular walkway and an outdoor sculpture garden
  • Flexible studios that can accommodate teaching of multiple mediums
  • Technology-rich classrooms, some optimized for 3-D projects
  • A 1,600 square foot gallery, and additional space to feature works of SCU students, faculty, and visiting artists
  • Darkroom, film lab, and lighting studios for photography
Dowd, a long-time resident of Los Altos, currently resides in San Francisco. His profession thrived while at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. He was a founder of San Jose National Bank, Commerce Savings and Loan, and is a former member of Santa Clara University’s Board of Fellows. He was formerly vice chairman of the California State Athletic Commission, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown ’59, for which he represented California at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1965 to 1969.
“I would like to thank Terri Eckert, director of operations at EMD Properties, Inc., and those at SCU who played a vital role in bringing this project to fruition,” said Dowd.
 
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:08P
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