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1985

GRD Engineering '85
Wong, Frankie

Frankie Wong M.S. ’85 joined Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Chicago as a patent agent with particular focus on patent prosecution in wireless and network communications and the computer arts. Before joining Brinks, Wong prosecuted more than 230 patent applications in the areas of 3G and 4G wired and wireless communication systems. He began his career as a design engineer, working for CTT Inc., Microsource Inc./Gigatronics and Nexyn Corp., in the Silicon Valley. He also worked as a patent engineer for Patent Planet, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. and as a patent agent at McAndrews, Held & Malloy.
 

submitted May. 29, 2012 6:06P
GRD Law '85
Tolbert, Evelyn (Tolbert)

Evelyn Tolbert J.D. '85 has ended twelve (12) years of service as a City Council member for the City of Tracy, Calif. She previously served as a Tracy Planning Commissioner, on the Board of Directors for the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, and as a Trustee for Sutter Community Hospital. Throughout her civic service, Evelyn remained active in the community and founded the Tracy Performing Arts Foundation and the Tracy Women's Forum Association. She also is a playwright with a number of works that have been produced in community theatre.

submitted Dec. 3, 2010 7:57A
UGRD Leavey Business '85
Stuhr Smith, Jennifer (Stuhr)

Jennifer (Stuhr) Smith '85 has been promoted to the Chief of Audit Section with the Employment Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. Jennifer and husband Angelo reside in Redding with their children, Nyjel and Emily.

submitted May. 1, 2010 11:50A
UGRD Leavey Business '85
Stuhr Smith, Jennifer (Stuhr)

Jennifer Stuhr Smith '85 was promoted to Bureau Chief of the Taxpayer Advocate Office with the Employment Development Department in April 2011. She and her husband Angelo live in Redding, Calif., with their children, Nyjel and Emily.

submitted Apr. 4, 2011 10:26P
GRD Law '85
Squeri, Tom

Tom Squeri '82, J.D. '85, longtime vice president and general counsel of Granite Rock Co., was named as the company's president and CEO. Squeri worked for two private law firms in the San Franciso Bay Area that specialized in construction litigation prior to joining Graniterock: San Francisco's Pettit and Martin, where he became a partner in 1993, and the San Jose office of Coudert Brothers.

submitted Jul. 29, 2012 11:13A
'85
Scott, McGregor

McGregor Scott '85 joined the law firm of Orrick Herrington, & Sutcliffe as a partner in the firm's Sacramento office after nearly six years as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. He will practice in the area of white collar defense and corporate investigations. Scott and his wife Jennifer continue to live with their three sons (ages 10, 7, and 4) in El Dorado Hills and are fully engaged in their school, sports, and scouting activities.

submitted Jan. 12, 2009 7:06P
'85
Scharre, Daniel

Daniel Scharre '85 has been named Executive Vice President, general manager of Symmetricom's Government Business Unit. In his new position, Scharre is in charge of building and managing the company's time and frequency technology products that cater to the government, enterprise, science, aerospace and defense industries.

submitted Aug. 6, 2010 2:22P
'85
Salters, Pearle (Verbica)

Pearle (Verbica) Salters '85, her husband John, and her four children Hannah (18), Daniel (17), Esther (14), and David (9) moved back to the United States in 2005 to assist her mom, upon the death of her father. She and her husband John (a pilot) served for 7.5 years in East Africa with Africa Inland Mission's (AIM) aviation branch, AIM AIR (www.aimair.org). The Salters returned to Kenya to help AIM AIR in 2007 for four months. They currently reside in Oklahoma. Pearle helps part time with the Member Care Department of Africa Inland Mission (www.aimint.org/usa) and enjoys home schooling two of her children.

submitted Sep. 13, 2010 2:29P
GRD Law '85
Roberts, Royce

Royce Roberts J.D. ’85 explores the public's misconception of public defenders, as well as the importance of our public defense system, in his new book Public Pretender. A public defender for more than 20 years, his book began as a way of understanding what he was experiencing at juvenile court with his clients and the child-welfare system. He works as a public defender in Washington state for the King County–funded nonprofit agency, the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons (SCRAP).

 
submitted May. 31, 2012 3:07P
'85
Rickard, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Rickard J.D '85 joined Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP, in San Jose in May 2012 after many years at Alexander Hawes, LLP. Along with a colleague each time, he was awarded the Santa Clara County Trial Attorney of the Year Award in 2008 and again in 2011. He continues to handle personal injury, product liability, toxic tort and other plaintiffs' cases both in CA and elsewhere. He married Lynne Coates in October 2011 and his son, Ryan Rickard, 22, will be a senior at the University of San Diego in the fall.

Contact Jeffrey
http://www.nkf-law.com/attorneys/jeff-rickard/
submitted Jun. 5, 2013 11:36A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '85
Porter, Leanne (Leanne Lorraine Patterson)

Leanne Patterson Porter '85, M.A. '95 is the Director of Sales - West for TableCraft Products. An equipment and supplies manufacturer in the Foodservice Industry.

submitted Jul. 7, 2009 11:11A
GRD Law '85
Pizer, Brad

Brad Pizer J.D. '85 is a lawyer at Pizer & Associates, APC in Beverly Hills. He is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Credit Unions. He maintains the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV). From 1995 through 2009, he has been the featured speaker presenting Silverman's Legal Update for California Credit Unions. He is a past recipient of the California Credit Union Collectors New Millennium Award. He is always current on the latest credit union legal developments.

submitted Mar. 25, 2011 1:23P
GRD Law '85
Mauriello, Susan

Susan Mauriello J.D. 85 of Aptos, has been appointed to the California Board of State and Community Corrections by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59. Mauriello has been the county administrative officer for Santa Cruz County since 1989.

submitted Jul. 16, 2012 9:06A
'85
Lobo, Maria

Maria Lobo ’85 and her artwork were mentioned in InMenlo. Her mixed-media works on paper, wood, and canvas can be seen at the store HOME, in Menlo Park, and at marialobo.com. Working across cultures and genres, Lobo creates collectable artworks for galleries, residences, and corporate, public, and private spaces. 


 

Contact Maria
marialobo.com
submitted Sep. 30, 2013 5:06P
'85
Lepow, Kate

Kate Lepow '85 has joined Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA. She will continue to focus on product management for e-commerce payment solutions. Kate lives in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, CA with her partner, Jim Lungaro.

submitted Jan. 30, 2009 4:10P
GRD Leavey/MBA '85
Kisling, Priscilla

Priscilla Kisling '79, MBA '85 writes, "Moved to Portland, Ore. area, in Jan. 2014, and started working for Business Valuation Resources, LLC, in Feb. 2014 as CFO. Business Valuation Resources is a niche publisher of business valuation guides, books and on-line resources for the professional business appraiser. This big change allows me to be in the same area as my daughter, Kristina, who graduated from University of Portland in May 2013 and is working in the Portland area."

Contact Priscilla
www.bvresources.com
submitted Mar. 13, 2014 1:18P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '85
Kahl, Steven

Steve Kahl '84 has achieved National Board Certification as an English teacher. Steve teaches at Mountain View High School, where he also coordinates the GATE and AVID programs. He recently was named to the board of directors for the California Association for the Gifted.

Contact Steven
skahl@earthlink.net
submitted Jun. 9, 2009 6:59P
'85
Jones, Brent

Brent Jones '85 was inducted to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on May 23.

Jones, who grew up in the Bay Area, was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1987 draft, but he was traded to the 49ers before playing a game for the Steelers and spent his entire 11-year career in red and gold. He made the Pro Bowl four times and won three Super Bowls with San Francisco.

Read the full article in the San Francisco Examiner.

submitted May. 24, 2013 9:56A
UGRD Engineering '85
Holck, Laura (Boltz)

Laura (Boltz) Holck ’85 and her husband, Phil, have been called to serve as co-pastors at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross in Calgary, Canada. Laura received her doctor of ministry degree in preaching in May 2011.

submitted Sep. 24, 2013 5:04P
GRD Law '85
Hillman, Bret

Bret Hillman J.D. '85 was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a judgeship on the Tulare County Superior Court. Hillman has been partner in the firm Hillman and Lew in Tulare. 

submitted Mar. 16, 2010 4:43P
GRD Leavey/MBA '85
Harrison, Brian

Brian Harrison MBA '85 is president and CEO of Solyndra Inc., a manufacturer of cylindrical solar panels for commercial rooftops.

submitted Aug. 19, 2010 12:20P
'85
Harney, Kevin

Kevin Harney '85 and Gina (Hornecker) Harney '87 live in Georgetown, Mass. Their eldest son, Michael, will be starting his freshman year at SCU this fall.

submitted Jun. 10, 2009 4:20P
GRD Law '85
Habbas, Omar

Omar Habbas J.D. ’85, the managing partner at Habbas & Associates law firm in San Jose, has been nominated for the 2012 San Jose Best of Business Award. Mr. Habbas earned this nomination through the outstanding legal prowess he demonstrated while representing clients in personal injury cases. 

As an attorney, Mr. Habbas has maintained a number of professional memberships. He is also selected for inclusion in SuperLawyers, a distinction held by an elite percentage of attorneys in the United States.
 
Mr. Habbas focuses on several legal practice areas. While his experience in personal injury includes birth injuries, dog bite injuries, drunk driving accidents, medical malpractice and other legal fields, he emphasizes serious personal injuries, auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective product accidents. Mr. Habbas is dedicated to offering his clients high-quality legal representation and spends his time volunteering as a court appointed arbitrator. 

Read more at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/772906.
submitted Jun. 29, 2012 2:09P
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