Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in last 6 months by graduates in the 2000s
Brian Thorsett ’00 is now an assistant professor at Virginia Tech University in the School for Performing Arts. Thorsett also recently performed at the prestigious Festival del Sole in Napa, Calif., in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti.
Michael Clapperton MBA ’00 has been named to the board of Etairos Consulting in San Jose, Calif. He currently is the Chief Technology Officer of IT Sigma in New York City, a SaaS Workflow Management tool.
Blaze Smallwood ’02 and wife Annie welcomed their second child, Brady Drue, on May 17, 2014. Big sister Avery Mae (4 years old in Oct 2014) loves giving her new brother smooches any chance she gets.
Christine (Beechinor) Travis '03 and husband Chris welcomed their first child, Evelyn Andrea Travis Sept. 1, 2013. The family resides in Bakersfield, Calif. where Christine owns her own Pilates studio, Poise Pilates+Barre.
Emily Wang Phan J.D. '03 was the reader's pick for the "Best Criminal Lawyer" of Silicon Valley, according to the Metro. The law office of Emily Phan specializes in defending cases such as driving under the influence, theft, and domestic violence.
Miguel Legarreta ’03 joins Truex Insurance in Stockton after a successful career at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he was recognized for his outstanding performance by the Liberty Mutual Leader’s Club. Legarreta speaks Spanish fluently, has seven years of experience, and brings a vast knowledge of personal insurance to Truex.
Therese (DiCola) Henderson '03 and Reed Henderson welcomed Lillian Reed on Sept. 26, 2013. Lily joins big sister Ella, 3.
Matthew E. Carnes M.Div. '03 has been elected to Santa Clara University’s Board of Trustees, bringing to 44 the number of members of the governing body that helps steer its strategies and priorities.
A native of San Carlos, Calif., Carnes has been assistant professor of government at Georgetown since 2009 and is the recipient of several awards for outstanding teaching and faculty excellence. He spent a year as a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a semester as a fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Stanford, where he also received his B.A. in international relations. He holds a M.Div. degree from the Jesuit School of Theology and an M.A. in philosophical resources from Fordham University.
Former volleyball player Becky Potter '04, married Nick Pecoraro on May 24, 2014, in Pismo Beach, Calif. Other SCU alum in attendance: teammate Becky Biniek '04, Claire (Parsons) Durrell '04, Jenny (Siegel) Ruso '04, Lindsay (Uchikura) Melaas '04, and Rick Ruso '03, MBA '07.
Khanh-Thy (Nguyen) Gonzales ’04 and 1st Lt. Ramiro Gonzales celebrated their 10th year anniversary by renewing their wedding vows in Las Vegas with "Elvis." In attendance were Khanh-Vy Nguyen ’01, Hiroko Shirakata ’99, and Kristin Calcagno ’99. Future Broncos Aria and Ellia Gonzales served as flower girls.
Carol Depner MTS ’04 writes, "I have retired from hospital chaplaincy. The plan is to do volunteer services at both a homeless shelter and at St. Joseph Hospital, after relocating to Denver, Colo."
Kevin Cote ’04 and Kristin (Koenekamp) Cote ’04 welcomed a daughter, Cailin Parker Cote, on June 28, 2014. She joins 2-year-old brother Carson at the family's home in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Mary (Chandler) Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 married Nick Carlich on April 26, 2014, in an awesome barn in Canby, Ore. Representing SCU as bridesmaids were Betsy Seus ’04, Amanda Kremer ’04, Becca (Johansen) Auten ’04, and Inna Petrovsky J.D. ’07. The bride didn't realize until now how many of her bridesmaids were from SCU. Go Broncos!
Ben Taft '05 was pinned as an RN on April 13, 2014. He graduated from the accelerated Nursing Class of Samuel Merit University School of Nursing. Currently, he is taking classes from Kaplan to prepare himself for his state licensing test.
Katie Susemihl ’97, J.D. ’05 and Ryan Bennie welcomed their first child, Thomas Ryan Bennie, on June 28, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. The family lives in Santa Rosa.
Travis Salha ’05 and Nicola van Rensburg were married on April 17, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Matt Tuttle '05 served as best man. Other Broncos in attendance included Katy Tuttle '05 and Kristin Belanger '05. The couple met in London, United Kingdom, and now live in San Jose.
Keith W. Paulson ’69 and Claire M. Campodonico write, "Our daughter, Angela Anne Gavin M.A. ’05, was married to Tomislav Majic. Their first child, Natalia Rose, was born on July 9, 2013. Angela works full-time as an advanced-class yoga teacher in Los Gatos."
Kyle Ostrom ’05 and Marcy (Redmond) Ostrom ’05 welcomed son, Brandon, on Sept. 30, 2013. He joins big siblings Keira and Tyler. The family lives in Glendale where Kyle teaches chemistry and Marcy works at an elementary school.
Javier Gonzalez '05 was appointed by the United States Commission on Civil Rights to serve on the California State Advisory Committee on June 20, 2014. The State Advisory Committee members assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions. Javier lives in San Jose.