Santa Clara University

Class notes

Undergraduate 

48 Joe Pausner and his wife, Joann, returned from a three-week tour of Northern Italy, where they reported experiencing “great art, food and wine!”
50 Richard L. Nailen received the IEEE Richard Harold Kaufman Award for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of electric motor applications through his technical writings, presentations, and teachings. He received the award from the IEEE Industry Applications Society. Richard is engineering editor of Electrical Apparatus magazine, and has written more than 450 articles on motor design and application. His best known books include The Plant Engineer’s Guide to Industrial Electric Motors, Motors (Volume 6, Electric Power Research Institute Power Plant Electrical Reference Series), Managing Controls and Managing Motors. Richard worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Sunnyvale for 14 years, as chief electrical engineer for Louis Allis in Milwaukee, Wis., for two decades, and for Wisconsin Electric Power Co. for 10 years, before retiring in 1995. Since then, he has been a consultant on large induction motor issues.
53 Adolph Quilici and his wife, Rosemary, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June with a renewal mass at their local parish presided over by Rev. Patrick McGrath, archbishop of the San Jose Diocese. A reception at the Adobe Lodge was hosted by their children: John ’77, M.S. ’81, MBA ’88; Joe ’79, Mary Perricone ’81, MBA ’83; and Jim ’83. The couple lives in San Jose, and has nine grandchildren.
60 Hon. Leon Panetta J.D. ’63 received the Exemplary Leader Award from the American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley. Among the reasons cited for the award were his efforts to pass legislation creating the Monterey National Marine Sanctuary.
66 Dede (Moon) Ranahan is director for the first Walk for Mental Illness in the Bay Area on May 21, 2005 in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The walk is sponsored by NAMI (The Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness).
68 Megan Bergantz, formerly known as Pamela Starr, teaches at Leland High School where she was named teacher of the year for 2003-04. She was teacher of the year in 1986 at Hoover Middle School. She lives in Morgan Hill with her husband, Greg, and 9-year-old twin sons, Matthew and Michael.
69 J. Randolph MacPherson J.D. ’72 is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Halloran & Sage. He and his wife, Mary, have three daughters: Cheryl Marie, who graduated with a master’s degree in secondary education from George Washington University in August 2004; Meredith Anne, a junior at Villanova University; and Anne Marie, a freshman at Brown University.
72 Shelly (Bruneau) Barsanti was appointed chair of the corporate relations team of the California division of the American Cancer Society. She has been a member of many of the Society’s committees, and is chair of the board for the Santa Clara County unit and vice president of cancer control of the regional critical issues team. She founded the Healthy Young Attitude program, a support network for young adult cancer patients and survivors in their twenties and thirties. In addition, she has been a board member at her children’s school, and chairs events to raise funds for education and the arts.
73 Hon. J. Stephen Czuleger has been elected assistant presiding judge of the Los Angeles County courts, the largest trial court system in the country. Before his appointment to the bench in 1988, he had been a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and a special attorney with the U.S. Justice Department Organized Crime Strike Force in San Francisco. He lives in Palos Verdes with his wife, legal fiction writer Rebecca Forster, and two sons.
74 Rita Beamish has moved back to the Bay Area, after being gone for 29 years. She lives with her husband, Paul Costello, and daughters Kelly and Kira in San Mateo. The family spent many years on the East Coast, but most recently lived in Honolulu, where Rita published her first book, Perils of Paradise. Rita is continuing her journalism career in the Bay Area, freelancing for the Washington Post, Boston Globe and other publications. Bill Everhart MBA ’86 was appointed interim president of the Claremont Graduate University in July 2004. He is the university’s twelfth president. He worked at SCU for many years, including as assistant to the vice president for business and finance. In 1992, he went to Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles as chief financial officer and vice president for business and finance. He has worked for Claremont Graduate University since 1999, where his titles have included vice president for finance and treasurer and senior vice president for finance and administration. He has served on the board of directors for the Leavey School of Business’ Alumni Association, and as chair of the board of directors of the CSJ Ministerial Services Corporation. Bill also serves on the board of the Blais Foundation, and has published articles on banking relationships for small institutions and outsourcing information technologies in the quarterly news magazine of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers. He teaches endowment management at the business management institute held in Santa Barbara each summer. He recently completed a term as president of WACUBO, and sits on the board of directors of the national association, NACUBO. David Mixon is controller at Encore Credit Corporation in Irvine, a mortgage banking company.
78 Stephen Bogdewic was appointed associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is immediate past president of the medical school’s faculty.
79 Bob Goosmann married Kimberly Jason on July 17, 2004, in Lincoln. Bob is a marketing director for Sacramento County, and Kimberly is a paralegal.
84 Stacey Whitaker married Marc Kenig on Sept. 25, 2004, in Santa Cruz. They honeymooned in Australia and live in Mountain View.
85 Ralph Juarez received the Champions of the American Dream award at California State University, Stanislaus. The award honors entrepreneurs who are role models. Ralph is the founding partner of Juarez, Zarate & Co., a nine-employee accounting firm in downtown Modesto. His family includes his wife, Michelle, six sons, and a daughter. Ralph has been involved with the Latino Business Association, Community Transitional Housing, Central Catholic High School, and the Modesto Gospel Mission. James Molinelli married Janice Allen on Oct. 10, 2003, in San Francisco. Their son, Jacob James, was born on August 2, 2004. He joins older brother Brandon. The family lives in Pleasanton. James is an attorney with Bristol West Insurance Group in Oakland.
87 Mike Konesky and his wife, Jacki, welcomed a daughter, Julia Rose, on June 10, 2004.
88 Frank Basich and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their son, Samuel Dominic, on July 21, 2004, in Greenbrae. Frank is a senior underwriter for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in San Francisco. The family lives in Petaluma. Julie (Rohrer) Groeneweg and her husband, Cor, have moved from the Netherlands to Mexico City, following Julie’s promotion and new assignment as associate director with Procter & Gamble.
89 Roxanne Barry married Jonathan Brady on Aug. 28, 2004, at St. John the Evangelist Church in San Francisco. They live in San Francisco. Roxanne is senior vice president of finance and administration for Business Engine Corporation, a software company in San Francisco, and Jonathan is a senior network engineer for UT Starcom in Alameda. Natalie Skelton lives in Los Angeles and runs the Groundlings Improv School. Putting her theatre arts degree and English minor to good use, she writes theater reviews under the name Kate West on www.bluntreview.com . She is also currently producing the third production of the popular local comedy sketch group, The Deviant Laboratories. She writes that she “enjoys having her heart broken every once in awhile by the San Francisco Giants.”
90 Liz (Malone) and Tom Kelley, announce the birth of their son, Patrick Xavier, on June 23, 2004. He joins his older sisters, Brigid, 8, and Kathleen, 6, and older brother, Jack, 3, at home in Bainbridge Island, Wash. Tom is the vice president and chief marketing officer at PhotoWorks in Seattle. Tina (Johnson) Murray MBA ’97 and her husband, Kirk, announce the birth of their second child, Max, on June 22, 2004. Tina works as an independent consultant in Silicon Valley.
91 Amy (Rhoads) and Jeff Fara announce the birth of their fourth son, Mason Connor John, on April 13, 2004. He joins brothers Dylan, 8, Kieran, 6, and Cameron, 4, at home in Moraga. Jeff is a product manager at Oracle. Mary (McGuire) White and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Clare, on Jan. 22, 2004. She joins sister Bridget, 5, and brother Jimmy, 3, in Roseville. Donald Zulaica is managing editor of DRUM! magazine, based in San Jose. The magazine focuses on the drumming/percussion community and, he writes, “happens to be the periodical that gave me a chance at combining two supreme passions—music and writing—10 years ago.”
92 Colleen (Cox) and Bruce Broughton, welcomed daughter Jill Kathleen on Sept. 9, 2004. She joins big brothers Ben Daniel, 5, and Shane Matthew, 3, at their home in Redmond, Wash. Bruce is a stockbroker for TD Waterhouse, and Colleen is a Web manager for LifeScan. Gina Dias and her husband, Rich Adams, live in Fremont. They have a daughter, 2, and a son, 1. Gina is a real estate appraiser. Garrett Jamison married Tiffany Sansing on Oct. 2, 2004, in Los Angeles. They live in Santa Monica. David Mealey and his wife, Sarah, welcomed their first child, daughter Mara Rose, on Oct. 28, 2004. They live in San Jose. Monica (Murnane) and Luke Morey ’93 announce the birth of their son, Ryan Michael, on May 14, 2004. He joins big sister Brooke, 3, at home in Redwood City. Katie (Musante) and Tom Vollert announce the birth of their son, Luke Daniel, on June 26, 2004. He joins siblings Nicholas, 6, and Lauren, 4. Tom is a general manager for Cintas Corporation, and Katie works at home.
93 Lisa Larkin married Dr. William R. MacMaster Jr. on July 11, 2004 in Colorado. The wedding party included Sara Schwab and Pam Buckley as bridesmaids. Broncos in attendance included Chris Hite ’91, John Doherty ’91, Hugh Bernardi, Eileen (Murphy) Jachimowicz, Hina Patel, John and Juliette Torrey, Karma Giulianelli, Chris Cone, Shannon Burns, Amy Melczer, Thomas Tannert ’94 and Alyssa Schaeffer. The couple honeymooned in Banff, Canada. They recently relocated to Eugene, Ore. Theresa Schwartz married Mike Carrio on July 31, 2004, at the Basilica of Covadonga in Asturias, Spain. They live in Chico. Theresa earned a master’s degree in multicultural children’s literature from the University of San Francisco in May 2004. Kimberly (Smoker) and Arik Michelson ’92, J.D. ’95 announce the birth of their third child, Sean Philip, who joins big brothers Jack and Ian at home in Phoenix, Ariz. Arik is an attorney at Bryan Cave and Kimberly is a stay-at-home mom.
94 Steve Anderson married Kristen Geraci on Aug. 13, 2004, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica. The wedding party included Mike Paulicano, Joe Wilson, Dennis Lucey, Craig Cappai, Frank Geraci Jr. ’84, and Joanne Bannan. John J. Marandas was an honorary groomsman. Other classmates in attendance included Scott Jackson, Kate (Harmon) and Kevin Bradley, Ken Burke, Gina (Maita) and Brian Wood, Pete Montagne, and Gwen (Gamble) and Kevin Roach. Jennifer (Dowling) married Chad Blake on Aug. 1, 2004, at the Silver Creek Country Club in San Jose. They live in Foster City. Jennifer is the art and crafts department manager at Michael’s in Redwood City, and Chad is the general manager for the Mobility Specialist in Burlingame. Sarah (McEnery) and Josh Brouillette welcomed a son, Theoren McEnery, on March 1, 2004. He joins big brother Brady, 2, who shares the same birthday. Shelley Carriere married Andrew Sheridan on Aug. 21, 2004, at the Church of Nativity in Menlo Park. Bridesmaids included Susan (Carriere) Auer ’91, Andrea (Francoeur) Bergman and Anneliese (Leasure) Olson. Shelley is continuing her career in software sales with a start up in New York City, and Andrew works as a financial analyst. They live in Darien, Conn. Gina (Maita) and Brian Wood announce the arrival of a daughter, Cameron Wood, on March 5, 2004. She joins her brother, Spencer, 2. They live in Mountain View. Brian is an operations manager at Maita Distributors Inc. in Redwood City, and Gina is a stay-at-home mom. Jennifer Rozilis-Hill M.A. ’97 and her husband, Tom, welcomed their second child, James Thomas, on May 26, 2004. The family lives in Huntington Beach, Calif.
95 Kristen (Crane) Mignone and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Marie, on March 6, 2004. They live in San Diego. Kristen works in local government management for the city of Poway. Jennifer (Cummins) and Matt Desmond announce the birth of a daughter, Teia Rose, on Sept. 9, 2004, in Redwood City. She joins brother, Sean, 2. Stephanie (Dittel) and Ken Pfaffmann ’93 announce the birth of a son, Lukas, on May 27, 2004, in Colorado. He joins big sister Isabella. The family now lives in Washington. Kerry (Gallagher) Elliott, and her husband, Chuck, welcomed their second child, Nicholas William, on Feb. 10, 2004. He joins sister Brooke, 3. Emily (Krovetz) Oakley and her husband, Ken, announce the adoption of a daughter, Veronika Anna, from Sochi, Russia. Emily is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, and Ken works at eBay. Dave O’Brien moved to Seattle and works for Microsoft as a category manager for mobile devices. Michelle (Pietrosilli) Etter and her husband, Nathan, announce the birth of their first child, Andrew, on July 19, 2004. Godparents are Jen (Murphy) Wall and her husband, Geoff. Andrew was baptized in December with Clara Bittle, the daughter of Megan (Piazza) and Joel Bittle. Kristen (Simpson) Scifres and her husband, John, announce the birth of their son, Ethan Eldon, on April 17, 2004, in West Lafayette, Ind. They live in Boston, Mass.
96 Mary (Herrmann) Bussi and her husband, Peter, announce the birth of their son, Carter Joseph, on Sept. 12, 2004. The family lives in San Rafael. Lauren Gallagher is vice president/controller of United Way of the Bay Area in San Francisco. She previously worked at CBIZ Mayer Hoffman McCann as audit manager. She writes, “I decided I needed to make the move from public accounting/auditing to do something more fulfilling. I made the switch to the non-profit industry, and hope to be in it for life. I love working in San Francisco!” Amy Hirst married Ron Kodl on Sept. 11, 2004, in Stockton. Members of the wedding party included Kori Woodfin O’Brien, Renske Hanselaar, Alexa Conomos and Scott Wolfe. Tanya (Montano) J.D. ’99 and Dennis O’Malley ’95, MBA ’00, announce the birth of a daughter, Selma Grace, on June 12, 2004 in Redwood City. Tanya has been a deputy district attorney for San Mateo County for three years, and Dennis is a global relationship manager for Gartner Inc. in San Jose. They live in San Carlos. Denise Thiebaut married Lou Hureston at Mission Santa Clara on March 8, 2003. The wedding party included Suzy (Pollack-Roche) Loftus and Tracy Giorgetti. The couple lives in Pretoria, South Africa.
97 Alvaro Orozco married Kimberly Davey on Sept. 5, 2004, in Portola Valley. Alexa Marie Wetoska married Ryan Patrick Malayter on Nov. 6, 2004 at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Catholic Church in Winnetka, Ill. Maurissa Genereux was in the wedding party, and Christine Maron, Tiffany Barnett, Carrie Smith and Alicia Biagi ’98 attended.
98 Tiffany (Allen) Marandas and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of a daughter, Avalon (Ava) Christine on Nov. 15, 2004. Tiffany will be a stay-at-home mom in Sacramento. Christopher Brady married Jennifer Peaches Marie Graf on March 20, 2004, in Stockton at the Cathedral of the Annunciation. The wedding party included Dr. Erin Brady Kiesel ’93, Heather (Reak) Brady ’99, James Brady ’95, MBA ’98, George Kiesel ’90, Dr. Matthew Giudice, Erahm Machado, Matt McNelis and Jon Herbst. Jennifer is an assistant marketing manager for Diamond of California, and Christopher is a civil engineer for the city of Ripon. The couple lives in Modesto. Jonathan Casteleyn received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in September 2004. He works in New York City for Wachovia Securities’ equity research department, covering bulge bracket investment banks and asset management firms. Karolyn Dallosto married Jim Pelka on Sept. 25, 2004 in Newark, Calif., where they currently reside. Broncos in the wedding party included Katey (Dallosto) Shinn ’93, Lisa (Segale) Negrete, Jennifer (Ackman) Hakes ’99, Amy (Harris) Contreras, Maureen Bermingham, and Tony P. Santos ’00. Close to 30 classmates were in attendance as well. Julie (Nasseri) Shiles and her husband, Aaron, welcomed a daughter, Sydney Helene, on May 30, 2004. The family lives in Roseville.
99 Robin Allen completed U.S. Navy basic training in Great Lakes, Ill. Cate Cassin married Josh Bennett on June 26, 2004, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Members of the wedding party included Taylor BenBen, Jennifer Culter, Sarah (Kahn) Headrick, Cara Sbardellati, Chris Mason, Danny Mezger, Kyle Nelson, and Scott Yancey. James Cardoza celebrated his one-year anniversary with Intero Real Estate Services. He specializes in selling residential real estate throughout Santa Clara County. Lindsey (Dietrich) married Bruce McGregor on Oct. 2, 2004 in Holy Family Catholic Church in South Pasadena. The wedding party included Anne (Gross) Daugherty, Danielle (Carlton) Read, Greg Alioto ’98, Kevin Gemmell, Mike Haughey, and Rob Gaukel. Other Broncos present were Andy Read ’97, Ryan Daugherty, Michele Trapani, Brian Matta and Scott Crumrine ’00. The couple lives in Hermosa Beach. Andrew Kouvaris earned a D.D.S. degree in 2002 and an M.S.D. in 2004 from the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He is a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, practicing in San Jose and Cupertino. Jennifer Prieto married Robert Harvey on Oct. 18, 2003, in Costa Mesa. Stacy Burkholder was a bridesmaid, and Nicole (Fourie) Dunbar attended. Both Jennifer and her husband are attorneys and met while at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Jennifer is a civil defense attorney focusing on public entity liability with the firm of Franscell, Strickland, Roberts & Lawrence, in Orange, and Robert is a healthcare attorney. They live in Rancho Santa Margarita. Lesley Yamaki married David Doroquez on Aug. 28, 2004, at Mission Santa Clara. Lesley is the daughter of Lorna Chang ’71 and Bill Yamaki ’66. Best man was Danny Burguillos, and participants in the liturgy were Caroline Eichenberg, Belinda Magallanes, and Edward Manongdo. Classmates in attendance included Jenny Brioschi, Camille Cuento, Kathleen O’Connor, Joan Tan and Sara Tesfazghi. The couple lives in Malden, Mass., where Lesley is a nursing student at Simmons College and David is a graduate student at MIT.
00 Jessica Hoffman married Patrick Huard on Sept. 4, 2004, at Mission Santa Clara. Members of the wedding party included Jennifer Greeve, Caroline Olson, Oliver Alwyn and Tyler Luiten. Jessica is a finance manager at the Banana Republic Corporation office, and Patrick is an attorney with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. The couple honeymooned in Italy and Greece and lives in San Francisco. Stephanie Merlo married Nathan Aldworth on July 24, 2004, at Mission San Luis Obispo. Bridesmaids included Leah (Watkins) Lammers, Cara (Gannam) Dunn and Kelsey Kern. Ryan Thelen was a groomsman. Shauna (Van Breen) Zimmerman and her husband, Dave, welcomed their first child, daughter Evelyn Gracia, on Sept. 2, 2004.
01 Janelle Martinez works as a registered marriage and family therapist intern at the Guidance Center in Long Beach. Her job involves helping children and adolescents and their families in both schools and clinics. She is attaining hours toward licensure as an MFT. Marie Michelitch married Michael Murphy on Sept. 6, 2004, in Black Butte, Ore. Bridesmaids included Mia Franzia, Emily Dunn, Michelle Fitch, Shauna Crowley and Jacey Prupas. The couple lives in Walnut Creek, where they bought their first home. Michael is a firefighter/ paramedic for the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, and Marie is a Realtor for Coldwell Banker in Walnut Creek.
02 Jeannine Torres moved to Orange County from the Bay Area. She holds a marketing position at the South Coast Repertory, a nonprofit theater in Costa Mesa. In the Bay Area, she worked on promotional strategies for Shorenstein Hays Nederlander Theatre’s Best of Broadway series.
03 Amanda Curry married Timothy Shim ’02 on June 26, 2004, in Napa. Classmates in the wedding party included Katherine Acker, Rebecca Baccaglio ’02, John Hutchinson ’02, Tyler Hansbrough ’02, Patrick Logan ’02, Justin Elkin, Andrew Bornstein ’02 and Drew Dorsey ’02. Amanda and Tim are both teachers, and live in San Jose.
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