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1972

'72
Yates-Carter, Lynne (Yates)

Lynne Yates-Carter ’72, J.D. ’76 is celebrating her 30th year as a certified specialist. She is a litigator and also serves as an expert witness on family law issues.

Contact Lynne
Facebook, LinkedIn
submitted Mar. 8, 2013 11:46A
'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
Turner, John

John Turner ’64 M.A. ’72 writes that he currently lives in downtown San Jose after living in Los Gatos for 30 years. He Retired in 2004 after teaching high school English for 35 years. He enjoys volunteering and serving on two boards.

submitted May. 19, 2012 7:41P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Tramz, Steven

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Steven Tramz ’72 writes: “I retired from making films in 2010 and decided to spend the rest of my life as a photographer. I travel the country on short and long trips from coast to coast, stopping and photographing whatever interests me. Soon my photos will be available for sale on the Internet. I have been married to Marie Snodgrass since 1984, and we have one daughter, Mia, who graduated from Columbia in 2010.”

Contact Steven
I am on Facebook and my email is <firstad@aol.com>.
submitted May. 30, 2012 1:44P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Tepe, Kenneth

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Ken Tepe ’72  recently retired after more than 40 years in the retail industry. Last December, he and his wife Carol celebrated their 40th anniversary. They have two children living in the Seattle area and two grandsons, the first graduating from high school in June. Ken currently lives in Fresno, Calif., but plans to return to Washington state, where they own a home, when his wife retires.

Contact Kenneth
kjtepe@msn.com
submitted May. 29, 2012 4:50P
'72
Siner, Steve

Steve Siner J.D. '72 is managing shareholder of the California business law firm Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:49P
GRD Engineering '72
Simpson, Carl

Carl Simpson M.S. ’72, MBA ’79 is a board member of Uptake Medical, a company founded to help address the problem of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worldwide. Simpson has worked in the medical/medical device arena for over 40 years. He supported his way through undergraduate school working as an x-ray technician at El Camino Hospital. In addition, he supported his way through graduate school working at Stanford in cardiovascular medicine. After graduate school and a short period working for Hewlett-Packard’s medical business group, Simpson began an unanticipated excursion into becoming a medical device entrepreneur. With John Simpson, MD, PhD, and Ray Williams, Advanced Cardiovascular Systems (ACS) was formulated and was Carl Simpson’s first entrepreneurial effort. The company was sold to Lilly in 1984 and spun-off into Guidant in 1994. ACS became the University of Medical Devices for Silicon Valley, giving birth to over 100 medical devices companies. Recently Guidant has been sold to Boston Scientific and Abbott Vascular. For Simpson, ACS created the experience, motivation, and entrepreneurial drive to launch into a career of working with other entrepreneurs in establishing over 16 medical device companies. Simpson has been on the board of multiple medical device companies and worked with Versant Ventures for four years learning the VC business and assisting them in defining new companies for future investments.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 1:35P
'72
Shepperd, Sydney

Sydney Shepperd ’72 writes: "My mom participated in Ken Burns' new documentary, The Dust Bowl, which premiered in November. Trixie Travis Brown is a Dust Bowl survivor and has been very involved in helping the Burns people track down photos, memorabilia, and other survivors of that era with stories to tell. She also has lectured with Ken at a local high school, answering the students' questions and sharing her memories.  It has been a wonderful experience for her, and also for our family. If you watch The Dust Bowl, you will also see home movies of my grandfather, George Travis, and hear a little about Follett, Texas, our home town. It has been a rare privilege to have our family history documented in this way. Ken is a wonderful story teller (and a heck of a nice guy!) and he and his team have created a very compelling portrait of an extraordinary time.  If you get a chance to watch, I hope you enjoy it."

 
submitted Nov. 28, 2012 9:39P
'72
Shadish, Will

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Will Shadish '71 and his wife, Cindy, live in Mariposa, Calif. Will is Professor, Founding Faculty, and Chair of Psychological Sciences at University of California, Merced. He moved to Merced in 2003 after 30 years in the midwest. He writes: "UC Merced is the first research university built in the US in the 21st century, and it has been both interesting and a challenge to build a university from the ground up (it was a golf course in 2002)."

Contact Will
faculty.ucmerced.edu/wshadish/
submitted May. 30, 2011 6:52P
'72
Schroeder, John

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

John G. Schroeder '72 and Silvia R. Schroeder '75 have been married 38 years and have two children, Michael '10 and Steven. After 18 years in the private practice of law, John started working at the Superior Court. John is a Superior Court Commissioner with the County of Santa Clara. Silvia is a retired elementary-school teacher. John, Silvia, and Steven live in Santa Cruz, where they enjoy the beach. Michael lives in the Los Angeles area and is working in the film industry with some other SCU grads.

submitted May. 25, 2012 10:11P
'72
Schiro, Frank

Frank Schiro '72 enters his 37th year of teaching at Lindsay High School. He and his wife Kathy enjoy their large family of six children and 17 grandchildren.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:29P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Schiro, Frank

Frank Schiro '72, (The Cave), retired June 2011 after spending 37 years teaching and coaching football at Lindsay High School. The 1996 California Teacher of the Year, by the California League of California High School, lives in Visalia with his wife, Kathy, and their 6 children and 19 gradnchildren. Frank now works in his non-profit organization, The Stoa Project, which he and his wife formed in 2011, honoring teachers with cash awards for work in reforming educational institutions.

submitted Oct. 10, 2011 5:46P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Samuelson, David

David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Still enjoying living up in the San Juans—probably never retire."

submitted Jul. 11, 2011 9:38A
'72
Russell, Kathleen (Kayte) (Kayte Sherman)

Freshman Dorm: Nobili

Kayte Sherman Russell '72 writes: "I have been a GrandmaBear for almost 8 years. Kathleen and Troy have been married for 10 years. I have been a teacher for 34 years. I presently teach 7th & 8th grades at St. Pius X School, Chula Vista, CA. I am passionate about learning and teaching about the Holocaust, tolerance, American history, English, language, and morality. I have been to Israel; I was part of the first USC Shoah Foundation Institute Leichtag Family Foundation Workshop for teachers. I will be attending the Finding History, Finding Ourselves Holocaust Seminar in June. I have had a pen pal in Pennsylvania for 28 years. I will be visiting her in July. I am a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. I can now speak Spanish fairly well. I keep in touch with a few close SCU friends and through them, with others. I taught Mike Beresky's daughter; I have the son of one of my former 5th grade students, Jose Vizcaino Jr., going to SCU this year! I have been teaching a LONG time!"

submitted Jun. 8, 2012 3:34P
GRD Law '72
Rudloff, Edward

G Edward Rudloff Jr. J.D. '72 writes "We are very proud that our own son, Christian, is graduating this June from the University of California, Davis, with his B.A. in political science."

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:51P
'72
Rosenthal, Barbara (Furey)

Freshman Dorm: Nobili

Barbara (Furey) Rosenthal ’72, M.A. ’74 writes: "Retired educator, widowed, two daughters."

submitted Oct. 13, 2012 12:47P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Rockdale, Ed

Ed Rockdale '72 writes: "Exciting news? Nah; but I found a great job (civilian Navy at China Lake) out of college (thanks, SCU), married (still am), had kids (love 'em), lost hair, retired recently, and am enjoying life after work."

submitted Apr. 2, 2012 8:46P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '72
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
GRD Law '72
Pursley, Bill

William "Bill" Pursley J.D. ’72 writes, "Hi, Everybody. I hope all of you can attend our reunion. You'll see that only a few of us have noted on the website that we are coming. But many more should be attending, they just haven't noted it yet. I am practicing Workers' Comp law all over the state, representing both sides of the fence. I had a great time at our reunion 5 years ago. All we did was sit around and shoot the bull. It was really heartwarming. So please come! Thanks."

submitted Sep. 6, 2012 6:02P
'72
Petroni-Newhouse, Diane (Petroni)

Freshman Dorm: Nobili

Diane Petroni-Newhouse ’72, M.A. ’78 has been in private practice at the Almaden Institute for more than 30 years.

Contact Diane
www.dianepetroniphd.com
submitted Jun. 6, 2012 4:05P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Peters, Mary Ann

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters '72, is Provost of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. She and her husband, Tim McMahon, a teacher, have two college-age children, Maggie and Blaise.

submitted Jun. 14, 2011 1:24P
'72
Peters, Mary

Freshman Dorm: Graham 100

Mary Ann Peters ’72 writes: "After 30+ years as a diplomat, I am back home in Newport, RI, where I am the provost of the Naval War College. My husband, Tim McMahon, is a teacher here and our children, Maggie and Blaise, are in college in Massachusetts."

submitted Sep. 19, 2012 12:17P
GRD Law '72
Nielsen, Phillip
Phillip Nielsen J.D. ’72 writes: "My son, Jeffrey Nielsen, passed the California Bar Exam and now practices with me in San Jose. Our practice emphasizes on estate planning, trust and probate administration, and business transactions."
submitted Jul. 4, 2012 4:20P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Nicholson, Martina (Nicholson)

Martina Nicholson '72 writes, "I am still practicing OBGYN in Santa Cruz, Calif. Recently got to sing at Blues Alley in Georgetown, with Second Wind Bandits--a song I co-wrote with Bill Mulroney, called "Velveteen Rabbit". You can check it out on the band's site at MYSPACE.COM.

Contact Martina
http://www.myspace.com/secondwindbandits
submitted Dec. 6, 2010 7:08P
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