Alumni Class Notes

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1943 William Larkins recently celebrated his 90th birthday and is working on his 10th book, “Seaplanes in California.”

1951 Anstell (Daini) Ricossa LM is retired after running the Albert Daini Furniture Co. with her husband, Ronald. She became a great grandmother on her last birthday.

Tom Klitgaard ’56

1956 The Shanghai Municipal Government has granted attorney Tom Klitgaard ’56, an adjunct professor of Asian law and trustee emeritus at USF, the Magnolia Silver Award, conferred annually on foreigners who make significant contributions to socio-economic development and international exchange in Shanghai. Klitgaard, one of 46 award recipients from 19 countries, and one of only six Americans and the only attorney, was recognized for his work on a business management training program for select Chinese managers, in partnership with Shanghai educational institutions and the Shanghai Municipal Government and later with China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

Al Twyford is keeping busy in Walnut Creek with his part-time transportation and warehouse consulting business, and when not consulting, with travel and spending time with his grandchildren. He looks forward to celebrating his 78th birthday this June with his wife, Helene. He writes, “It seems like yesterday that I graduated from USF in 1956. We get together with three other USF grads—Bob King ’56, Carl Pimentel ’56, and Ed Thiede ’58—every few months for lunch.”

1961Terrence Callan celebrated 47 years with the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He was honored as the 2012 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the Antitrust & Unfair Competition Section of the State Bar of California.

Richard Salvi writes, “At the ripe age of 72, I have just ‘retired’ since the company I worked for in Rancho Mirage has just been liquidated. Undaunted, my fiancée and I have just returned from three weeks in Rome. ... My minor contribution to my church community is accompanying the choir on piano at the 7:30 Mass on Sunday. I play several pieces before Mass, one of which is ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth.’ I find over my 72 years that that has been the most elusive of concepts. ... May the undergraduates gain the wisdom, determination, and love to make this world a better place.”

1962 William De Funiak was recently elected clerk-treasurer of Long Beach, Ind.

Thomas Kelly wrote in to reminisce about his time at USF: “I attended USF starting as a sophomore in 1955. I returned to [the] USF Evening Division after a tour with the Marines in 1958. USF was then the only place a person ... could get a degree at night. I miss all the people I was associated with at USF. I received a first-class education. I hope to make the next reunion and see all your smiling faces … and hope to recognize some. God bless you.”

After a 38-year career heading nonprofit agencies, Bob Ralls retired in 2006. Since then, he has served as a volunteer management consultant, executive coach, and trainer in leadership development for executives and board members. He and his wife, Linda, enjoy their six children and eight grandchildren and travel throughout the U.S. and abroad. They remain active in their Palos Verdes community and with several Los Angeles inner-city education and children’s service organizations.

1963 Mary Miller and her husband, John, live in Northville, Mich., where she has a private clinical counseling practice. The couple has eight children and 13 grandchildren.

1964 Brian Coughlan lives in Carmel, where he enjoys volunteering with friends in the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Carmel Valley Village.

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors appointed Larry Ratto to the Alameda County Planning Commission.

Merl Simpson retired as associate professor of business at Pacific Lutheran University. In June, he plans to attend the American Marketing Association’s Services Special Interest Group Conference in Helsinki, Finland, to present a two-country study of attitudes about business decision-making ethics.

1965 Robert Michael Berntsen retired from his position as multilingual collection development librarian at Baker & Taylor, an international supplier of books and entertainment products. He and his wife, Joyce, hope to enjoy leisurely travels in the U.S. as well as Europe and Latin America.

Raymond Coates JD ’67 retired in 2010 after 43 years of practicing law. Among his many pursuits in retirement is working as a tournament official for the Northern California Golf Association.

1966 Pete League fully retired in 1999 and returned to Austin, Texas, where his son, Tim, lives. He’s actively involved in volunteer golf-related activities and continues to do pro-bono job search coaching with a local parish. He and his wife, Lynn, recently became first-time grandparents to Cassidy and Calliope League.

Joanne Buob Martin retired in January 2011 with emeritus status from the Indiana University School of Nursing after 26 years there. Now a consultant with Goodwill Industries, evaluating the implementation of a large nurse-family partnership program in Indianapolis, she is serving a three-year term on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Infant Mortality. She has been on the executive board for the Indiana State Department of Health for the past nine years.

1967 Vic Berardelli is a politics and elections analyst on the Fox TV morning news in Bangor, Maine, through the November 2012 elections. A political consultant, he is the author of “The Politics Guy Campaign Tips: How to Win a Local Election.”

Denis Binder JD ’70 is serving as chair of the environmental law section of the Association of American Law Schools for 2012-13.

1968 Eduardo Dopombolot retired in 2006 after a 35-year career in the insurance industry. He is a father of two and a grandfather of one and lives in Füllinsdorf, Switzerland.

Bruce Egnew moved back to California after retiring from his 15-year post as associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Kneier MA ’70 drew on his years spent working with cancer patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to write “Finding Your Way Through Cancer,” which was published in 2010. He is married with two children. His son is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, and his daughter is completing her master of arts degree in school counseling at USF. Kneier recently completed a novel and is working on finding a publisher. He lives in Grass Valley and would be happy to hear from old friends and colleagues through his website,

Peggy O’Dowd LM, JD ’81 has her own law practice in San Francisco and is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law.

Bowman Olds MA ’75 is an emergency operations manager at Science Applications International Corp. in Arlington, Va. He recently completed a nine-state rolling tornado tabletop exercise and was a speaker at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Colleen Chipp Owen LM became a proud grandmother in September 2010 with the birth of her grandson, John Joseph. She retired from teaching in order to take care of him.

Grant Ute co-wrote “San Francisco’s Municipal Railway,” a book that celebrates Muni’s centennial. He and his wife, Janice Cantu ’70, have established an endowed scholarship at USF.

1969 Carlos Carl writes, “I am now a 71-year-old retired widower who has been living large in Las Vegas for the past 15 years. I make two annual trips to San Francisco to attend retiree luncheons given by my former employer, the California State Automobile Association (AAA) and always visit the USF campus.”

1970 Kevin Dowling and his wife, Kathy, are mostly retired and living aboard Penny Lane on the waters of the San Francisco Bay. He writes, “It’s tight quarters, but at least the kids finally moved out. Three grand-dogs, so far, and the clock is ticking.”

Bill Gabriel has joined McGuire Real Estate as a broker associate and also coaches basketball at the San Francisco Olympic Club.

Randolph Guthrie is retired after serving as managing director of the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and president worldwide and chairman of the Americas at Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts.

Timothy Hannan is a lawyer based in Santa Rosa. He and his wife, Mary Gavin, have a 17-year-old son at Marin Academy.

Barbara Menard was awarded the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (NAPSW) Award for Excellence in May 2011. She plants to present a workshop on “Issues in Attachment” at the 36th annual NAPSW Conference in Little Rock, Ark., in May and will receive the Loyola University Chicago’s Damen Award as the Outstanding Alumna of the School of Social Work in June.

Maureen Molloy Tilley is a professor of theology at Fordham University and was named a St. Augustine Fellow at Villanova University for the fall of 2011.

Vicki (Chappell) Vierra recently completed a PhD in education with an emphasis in teaching and learning and a specialization in mathematics education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a K-12 math specialist for the Ventura County Office of Education and teaches math methods courses in the School of Education at California State University Channel Islands.

1971 Paul Cool JD ’74 was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Prize for the best paper presented at the 2011 Arizona History Convention.

Maureen Johnson-Gubernath and her husband, Lawrence, live in the town of Paradise. They recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary.

Gerdenio Manuel, S.J., writes, “After many wonderful years at Santa Clara University, I began a new assignment teaching psychology at the University of San Francisco. I return home to USF after 40 years!”

Dennis Martin is the author of “Celubrious: A Celebration of Life,” a book offering daily inspirational reflections.

Carol Rosenblatt JD ’78 writes: “After a great nursing career and a satisfying legal career, it’s never too late to reinvent ourselves once again.” She and her psychologist husband, Mikol Davis EdD ’80, started, “a consulting, mediation, and coaching practice for those of us with problematic aging parents, located in San Rafael.”

1972 Tom Hally lives in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, with his wife. Now retired, he volunteers as vice president of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry and foreign language editor, as well as poetry and prose editor, for its journal, Telicom. Since May 2007, he has been writing a regular monthly column on intelligence for The Mensa International Journal. His first book, “Concepts of Intelligence,” is being translated into Spanish.

After many years as a professor at the Texas Medical Center and Rice University in Houston, Andrew Lustig is the inaugural holder of the Holmes Rolston III Chair in Religion and Science at Davidson College in North Carolina. He continues his research and writing on bioethics, with several recent publications on ethical issues posed by developments in synthetic biology.

Maureen O’Hara has been an oncology nurse at Stanford University Hospital for the past 40 years. She serves on Dean Judith Karshmer’s USF School of Nursing and Health Professions Advisory Board and on the USF Peninsula Silicon Valley Regional Council. She was awarded the 2011 National Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year.

After retiring as a nurse practitioner six years ago, Nanette Magrath Sagastume has maintained a private practice in holistic healing in Chico and published a book, “We Also Serve: A Family Goes to War,” last year. She and her husband, Mario, will celebrate their 40th anniversary later this year. They have four children and nine grandchildren.

1973 Daniel Bonnet retired in January as chief deputy district attorney in San Joaquin County, where he enjoyed a 34-year career. He writes, “Since my wife, Nancy (Freeman) Bonnett ’73, MA ’75 retired in June 2011 from her position as director of the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Stockton, we will have time to visit Scandinavia, spend more time at our mountain house in the Sierras, and unexpectedly pop in to annoy our children.”

John Donohue will be inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame in May. He is now in his 30th year as Lowell High School’s varsity baseball coach, with more than 650 wins.

Robert D. Hickok retired after 28 years of service with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. He lives with his wife, Mary, in Eugene, Ore., and has two children, Jeffrey and Sandra.

Denise Salisbury retired from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in 2004 and is now living happily on Whidbey Island in Washington. Salisbury writes, “I remember my USF years with great fun and fondness. It was my first great adventure, and I have no plans of stopping!”

1974 Thomas Alkazin has been married for 32 years and has three children: Chris, 28; Brad, 26; and Amy, 22. He is the owner of Alkazin and Associates, a sales and marketing company in the nutritional supplement industry.

Patty O’Grady is an author and professor of psychology and education living in the Tampa Bay area. Her book, “Positive Psychology in the Elementary School Classroom,” will be published in August. Her son earned his CPA and is now a professor of accounting living in the Tampa Bay area. Her daughter was recently married and is a practicing attorney at a civil litigation firm in New York.

1975 Timothy Kay will celebrate 35 years of marriage to Marianne Herning in August. They have one daughter, Elizabeth, who has two children, 4-year-old Hazel and 1-year-old Emmett, and they all live in Orange County. He works as an estate planning lawyer, and his wife is an artist.

Maura Loughlin Carley is president and CEO of Healthcare Navigation, a patient advocacy and consulting firm. She recently published a book, “Health Insurance: Navigating Traps & Gaps.”

1976 Vanda Kolodziejczak-High lives in Manhattan, where she owns an event-planning company that specializes in private events. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.

Charles Morton and his wife, Veronica Pisani Morton, are the parents of five and grandparents of five. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel in 2006, he was appointed head of pediatrics at Carle Foundation Hospital and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

1977 After 22 years flying helicopters around the U.S. and Europe, David Farley retired from the U.S. Army. He now works as operations manager for Warrior Hall, the world’s largest helicopter simulation facility, outside Fort Rucker, Ala.

Patricia Frost was appointed director of emergency medical services for Contra Costa County and is working on efforts to support pediatric and neonatal disaster and medical surge preparedness. She and her husband, Douglas Amis ’71, live in Danville.

Deborah (Skalko) Morrison retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves after 23 years of service and is now chief nurse anesthetist at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. She is also a proud grandparent of three.

Christopher T. Von Holt retired from the U.S. Secret Service and is now proprietor of Von Holt Wines in San Francisco.

1978 Jack Boland was recently appointed chairman of the annual Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Charles “Skip” Gould joined the San Mateo Daily Journal in 2011 as business development manager.

Mitch Kim retired from the San Jose Fire Department in June 2011 and is now a substitute teacher, a public address announcer, and a baseball and football coach.

Huang-An Lu (now Hiroyoshi Moriyama) is the international marketing and technical consultant of MTI, Inc., which he established in 1992. The company specializes in the development of functional food and cosmeceutical ingredients, collaborating with various institutes and universities. He obtained his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Hoshi’s College of Pharmacy in Tokyo, Japan, where he became a naturalized citizen.

Justin McCarthy is a management consultant with Crane Consulting, working with Bay Area nonprofits.

Nancy McGinnis MHROD ’88 is a lecturer at San Francisco State University.

1979 Stephanie LaCarrubba owns BayTree Wellness Center in San Mateo, which specializes in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for women and children.

William K. Wesley is an adjunct professor at the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University. He recently published a book, “Full Life Balance: The Five Keys to the Kingdom.”

Paul Yonamine and his wife, Lynda, have three children and live in Tokyo, Japan, where he is the general manager of IBM Japan Ltd. He writes, “There’s a fair number of USF graduates in Japan, and I look forward to the school hosting an alumni get-together here one day.”

1980 Kevin Buck is a collaborative leadership consultant and executive coach and principal of the consulting firm Emergent Success Inc.

Al Galindo relocated to New Orleans last spring after accepting a new position with Entergy and enjoyed his first Mardi Gras season.

After having been widowed in 2007, Janet Goodall remarried last year. She lives in the U.K., where she is a research fellow at the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick. Her two adult children also live in the U.K.

Raymond Martin, F.B.S., O.S.F., D.S.F., is developing a European Union business and arboretum as well as aiding in the ex-situ conservation, development, and study of plants and trees in the northernmost latitude (58 degrees North). A Franciscan priest who was consecrated bishop in the Old Catholic Church in 2010, he is also assisting in the re-establishment of the Old Catholic Church in post-Soviet Hungary, the first since the 1940s.

1981 Roberta Cunningham works as a general pediatrician. She has been married for more than 20 years and has three sons.

Louis Delzompo is chief technology officer of Parchment Inc. and splits his time between the corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the company’s software development center in Roseville.

1982 Cornelius Dempsey is the owner of Dempsey & Associates Wealth Management in Los Altos.

Deborah Harding MHROD ’86 is the founder of Shey-Harding Associates, an executive recruitment/human resources consulting firm specializing in transportation positions worldwide. The firm was awarded the recruitment search contract for the executive director positions for the ports of Tacoma and Hueneme in 2011 and recently for the Port of Longview.

Kim Kovasala recently relocated to Tucson, Ariz., where she works with inner-city children. She would love to connect with former classmates through Facebook.

Susan (Roussellot) Meagher lives in Grass Valley with her husband, Dai, and 13-year-old son. In 2002, she retired from corporate retail to be home with her family and in 2009 started Nana’s Artisan Bakery, offering made-from-scratch baked goods.

Michael Mendoza launched MM Safety Consulting Services in June 2004. The company assists small and large companies in complying with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, regulations, and training requirements. His family-owned corporation, MiLo Real Estate Investments Inc., owns properties in California, Nevada, Texas, and Pennsylvania and plans to expand to Arizona and Ohio in 2012 and 2013.

1983 Tom Askins is a stockbroker, motivational speaker, and author of “Open the Lid … and Explore the Possibilities.”

Karen Hawes is a nurse practitioner in internal medicine in Manhattan, Kan. Her son, Ben, will enter the University of Kansas in the fall.

1984 Liz Gately, who is retired and living in Baja, served as principal analyst in the School of Dentistry at UCLA until 1985, then ran her own company, Cogswell Real Estate Services, for three years. She writes, “I was whisked away to the altar by a colonel on a white horse in 1988 and began a most amazing life in Washington, D.C. … After that, I went back to school and studied art, a lifelong wish, and have been painting ever since, mostly in Mexico—in Guanajuato and Sinaloa.”

Benjamin Joe and his wife, Tracy, reside in Stockton, the proud parents of Brenna, 16; Francisco, 16; Noah, 4; Jonah, 4; Keira, 4; and McKaylah, 1. Joe is the clinical coordinator of pharmacy services at Doctors Hospital of Manteca and is in the deaconate formation process for the Diocese of Stockton.

1985 Matthew McCarron MS ’95 has spent the past 22 years working with the California Environmental Protection Agency and helped implement two first-in-the-nation laws on electronics recycling and green business in California. He works with state agencies and local government to implement the California Green Business Recognition Program. He writes, “After getting married in St. Ignatius Church in 1989, I have two boys, one studying art, like his mother, and the other starting a marine biology program this fall.”

Scott D. True was appointed appeals settlement officer at the Internal Revenue Service in San Diego.

1986 Maureen Doherty is director of nursing standards at the UCSF Medical Center, where she has worked since graduating from USF. She and her husband, Ed Franco, are the parents of John and Claire and live in San Mateo.

Paul Norcross joined the boards of the Howard N. Lee Institute for Equity and Opportunity in Education and the High Point Public Library Foundation.

1987 Magnus Loftsson completed his MBA at Reykjavik University in 2008. After 20 years as the managing director/partner in a large advertising agency in Iceland, he started his own marketing and design agency, Ord & Myndir, in March.

1988 Steve Counelis JD ’92 is enjoying his assignment to the Family Law Court of Riverside County as a superior court judge.

Ernest Kent Jones Jr. received a doctorate in education from Walden University in Minneapolis in February and married Renee Martinez in March in Mendocino.

Lisa Hughes Lynch is a nurse anesthetist at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and is married with two children, Bryan, 15, and Lauren, 13.

After 20 years of service as a U.S. Army aviation officer, Kevin Sullivan retired from active duty. He has served as president of Leading Points Corp. and was elected chairman of the board for Operation Homefront of Colorado.

Helen Yu and her husband started Discovery Station Assisi, a nonprofit organization based in Assisi, Italy, offering science and technology educational programming for children.

1989 Margaret Barrett MA ’94 retired after 22 years of work at USF and is enjoying the time she now has to garden, paint, and quilt.

1990 Joseph Gleichenhaus expects to be promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army and graduate from the U.S. Army War College with a master’s degree in national security studies. He has served tours in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq and remains on active duty. He and his wife, Lori Groover, have two sons: David, who is 6, and Noah, who is 2.

Al Parso has been elected to the Board of Directors of San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disaster (SF CARD) and is serving as secretary/treasurer. SF CARD provides free disaster preparedness services and resources to San Francisco human services nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations.

Virginia Tomasian is an associate transportation planner in the California Department of Transportation’s Division of Mass Transportation and remembers her time at USF fondly. She writes, “One of the most memorable moments for me was upon my graduation from the USF School of Management; I had the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the St. Ignatius Church at my actual graduation ceremony. I will cherish this memory forever. USF made an indelible mark on my view of organizational development and my role in managing change within my own organization.”

1991 Brendan Barth MAT ’00 published a children’s book, “Andrew’s Christmas.”

William Beckett is entering his 10th year in business for himself after retiring from Hewlett-Packard in 2002. He writes, “It has been great! Nothing has really changed except that I have another grandchild. They still live in Ireland, but the new grandchild will be visiting in May and June.”

David Bonacci opened California’s first FirstLight HomeCare office in Walnut Creek. The company provides in-home caregiving for seniors.

Elaine Amo Kafle is pursuing a PhD in education, specializing in adult/post-secondary education, at Capella University. She writes, “It’s been an awesome journey thus far. I recently completed my first residency in Atlanta, and I’ve also been working as full-time faculty and coordinator for Evergreen Valley College’s nurse assistant training program in San Jose for the past two years. I thoroughly LOVE my job! Between work, school, my husband, and two toddlers, life is extremely busy!”

Evan Kletter and his wife, Alicia, recently welcomed the birth of their daughter, Talia.

1992 Dan Brake runs a private investigation business specializing in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases and teaches human resources and management at two universities. He writes, “The latest campaign that USF is rolling out on the ‘University of the Best City Ever’ makes me homesick!”

Chris Cardoza recently moved back to California and accepted a position as vice president of quality and continuous improvement at Composite Engineering.

Melinda Combs co-wrote “In Service to the Mouse,” a memoir by former Disney executive Jack Lindquist.

Purificacion P. Garcia retired in 1997 as systems analyst from Pacific Bell in Northern California after 26 years. She moved to Las Vegas in 2003 and worked as a Realtor in residential sales, but quit the business in 2008. She was recently hired as a licensed guest teacher by the Clark County School District in Northern Nevada and now enjoys working as a substitute teacher with a concentration in grades K-5. She writes, “I am now in my sixties, but I am (still) aspiring to earn a master of arts degree (or equivalent) in education within the next two years, God willing!”

After 28 years in law enforcement, Mike Guerra MHROD ’95, EdD ’01 retired as chief of the Atherton Police Department in April. He is now the dean of faculty at Lincoln University in Oakland, where he has been an associate professor of business administration for the last 11 years. He also remains involved with USF as an advisory board member of the School of Management’s International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership.

Kevin Mullin is a councilmember in the City of South San Francisco and served as the city’s mayor in 2011. He and his wife, Jessica, were married in November 2011.

Kevin Reilly is pursuing his doctorate in education at Pepperdine University. His cohort will meet in Beijing and Shanghai in May.

1995 Kennerly Clay lives in Wayne, Pa., with her husband, Kirk, and two kids, 7-year-old Cooper and 4-year-old Bo. She works as a digital editor at Lincoln Financial Group, leading a team of editors on a massive web content migration effort. She also has an anti-aging business and has been an independent representative for Nu Skin Enterprises since 2005.

Diana Lynn Kaysen has met the 2011 requirements set by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals for the credential National Certified Activity Director with Specialization Designations in Assisted Living Facilities, Memory Care, Adult Day Programs, and Educator.

For the past 10 years, Michael Nguyen has been with Winston & Strawn’s San Francisco office, currently as attorney resources and recruitment manager. In April, he was a panelist on social media and legal recruiting at the annual Association for Legal Career Professionals Education Conference, moderated by Marina Sarmiento Feehan, assistant director for employer relations at the USF School of Law.

1996 After living in San Francisco for almost 20 years, Tommy Morahan returned to Ireland with his wife, Anna, and their two young children. They set up an online store for gifts with an Irish twist,

Catherine Mozingo has been appointed to the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine as an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine. She will continue her clinical practice in pediatric emergency medicine in the Network of Care at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver.

Tara (Forkum) Patanian and her husband, Wayne, were married in August 2011.

Melisa Tintocalis was appointed director of economic development for the town of Lexington, Mass.

1997 After working nine years at Barclays Global Investors and three years at Algert Coldiron Investors, both in a client relationship role, Valerie Gorostiague Montalvo is now a stay-at-home mother to her 3-year-old daughter, Madeleine, and 1-year-old triplet girls, Violet, Sophie, and Juliette.

Kristin Nelson MSOD ’09 is starting a new position as director of leadership giving and events at the Committee for the Shelterless in Petaluma.

Brian Philip JD ’03 is a sergeant with the Palo Alto Police Department and supervises a midnight patrol team and the regional SWAT team. In July, he plans to return to the Investigative Services Division, where he will manage property crimes detectives and the evidence department. He and his wife, Bridget, who is a pediatric anesthesiologist, live in Burlingame with their two daughters, 6-year-old Sabrina and 3-year-old Olivia.

Mike Roberts completed the requirements for his FINRA Series 65 license in 2008 and began working as an investment adviser representative with PGR Solutions. He also earned his FINRA Series 63 license.

Katherine Shumate MPA ’10 started a new position as director of scientific programs administration at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in October 2011 and is the mother of Owen Quade Shumate Strongheart, born in January.

1998 Catherine Miskow completed her PhD in French at the University of California, Davis and published an e-book translation of Pierre Loti’s “The Third Youth of Madame Plum.” She returned to USF in March to give a presentation sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages titled, “What Do Language Majors Do After Graduation?”

Nick Rugai published a book, “Computational Epistemology: From Reality to Wisdom.”

1999 Lt. Michael J. Quigley recently accepted an assignment to the Pentagon on the Joint Staff as an intelligence and policy analyst on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force. He also purchased his first home in Arlington, Va., after serving overseas in Stuttgart, Germany, and embarked aboard the USS Mount Whitney, the command ship of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, during combat operations in Libya last year.

Donnaluci Williams lives in Nashville, Tenn.

2000 Carlos Gonzalez earned an American Bar Association Paralegal Certificate from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill and is now a member of the San Francisco Paralegal Association. This May marks his fifth year running the Bay to Breakers race and his son and daughter’s second run. “We hope to make this a lifelong tradition in our family,” he writes.

Angela Gavin Majic married Tomislav Majic at St. Gregory’s Church in San Mateo in July 2009 and is a full-time yoga instructor in Los Gatos.

Jeffrey Zilahy teaches at a community college in the suburbs of Philadelphia and recently published a book, “A Cultural Paradox: Fun in Mathematics.”

2001 In April, Laura Morrill Di Giovine and her husband, Michael, welcomed their second son, Sebastian Matteo Di Giovine,in Chicago.

Matthew Koch has relocated back to San Francisco from New York City with his wife, Brianne, to join Wells Fargo’s principal investing team as a credit analyst. He also completed his MBA at Columbia University.

After three years as director of campus ministry at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Catherine Mifsud plans to begin a new position as director of campus ministry and service learning at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans this August. As a member of the school’s administration, she will oversee the service-learning program for grades eight to 12, integrating Catholic Social Teaching into the curriculum.

2002 Jasmine (DeField) Berjikly is a tax manager at a regional accounting firm, working mostly with entrepreneurs, executives, and others in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. She married Armen Berjikly in May 2011.

Alston Lawrence Lew is a candidate to receive a doctor of jurisprudence at Golden Gate University School of Law this May.

Steven D. Robinson has relocated to Antwerp, Belgium, with CEVA Logistics to become global director of supply chain architecture.

Laarni Domagas Russell lives in Louisville, Ky., with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She works as a clinical informatics analyst and expects to complete a master of science in nursing at Loyola University New Orleans in December.

Jo (Dinglasan) Wycoff MAT ’04 is a founding teacher at the Alliance Academy Middle School. She writes, “My cohort and I used to joke about establishing our own school, and I actually became a part of a design team that did just that. We are a small school serving East Oakland and thriving.”

2003 Alexander Ayzner finished his PhD in physical chemistry at UCLA at the end of 2010 and is doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

Colin McCusker recently started a new position as beverage manager at the Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar.

After eight years as a cheese monger in San Francisco and London, Colin Shaff moved his wife, Julianna Lassleben ’04, to Los Angeles. He is a law student at the University of Southern California and president of the American Constitution Society. This summer, he has an externship with a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court.

2004 In January, Alicia Augsburger became president of the Green County Bar in Wisconsin, the youngest person to hold that position in the county’s history. She is engaged to marry Michael Parsons in October.

Printace Anne Broughton-Clark MAT ’07 lives in New Orleans with her husband, Sean Clark, and works at the Social Security Administration.

Sonia Caamano MS ’09 and her husband, Wilson Lee, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Adeline Eva Caamano Lee, on Nov. 5, 2011.

CarOline (Tuban) Conway married her husband, Jay, last year and recently started a new position as manager of marketing projects at USF’s Office of Communications and Marketing.

After receiving a master’s in public administration and NGO management from New York University, Jessica Gunderson worked as a senior planner at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York before returning to the Bay Area. Now at the Partnership for Children and Youth, she oversees policy efforts to expand out-of-school learning opportunities for low-income youths.

Eric Hemedes works in New York as an account supervisor at an ad agency, where he and his colleagues recently shot a documentary on HIV with an Academy Award-winning director. His agency is working on publicity for the International AIDS Conference in July, which will be hosted in the U.S. for the first time in 22 years. He writes, “Besides work, I’m just enjoying NYC, traveling, and meeting new people and looking forward to vacationing in Barbados this summer.”

April Maddy was accepted to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education to complete a master’s degree in mind, brain, and education.

Elena (Diaz) McAlpine has worked in the ski industry in Lake Tahoe since graduation. She is currently running, a Lake Tahoe skiing and snowboarding guide, with her husband of five years, and she is expecting her second daughter this June.

After six years as a legislative aide to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for District 1, Cassandra (Costello) McGoldrick now works as a property manager at San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department. She lives in San Francisco with her young son and husband.

Ersinan Mohammed joined Jones IT Consulting, a start-up offering outsourced information technology consulting services, in 2009. He writes, “We went from two guys working in the garage of a friend’s house to a six-person team in Dogpatch, S.F., serving the entire Bay Area with several clients throughout the West Coast and even in China.” He has traveled all over Europe in the last couple of years and spent last summer in Hungary, Turkey, Armenia, and the Republic of Georgia.

After graduating from USF, Tyler Renaghan played one season of professional soccer with the Italian team Sanremese. He now lives in Chicago with his wife and has been working at Groupon since August 2010.

Eamon Sylvester is director of fitness at CrossFit RXD, the top-ranked fitness studio in Orange County.

Jesse Vasquez was recently promoted to senior public relations specialist at Expedia Inc. He also was appointed marketing chair for the San Francisco LGBT Community Center’s 10th anniversary.

2005 After 26 years at UCSF, Mary Dickow MPA ’07 retired to take on a new role as statewide director of the California Action Coalition, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing initiative at the Institute of Medicine. “It’s a great job and one I am very passionate about,” she writes. “In addition, I have been enjoying time with my husband, Tod, and our three beautiful grandchildren!”

Phoebe Eustis received her JD from Santa Clara University in 2010 and now works as an assistant district attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, currently assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit. She lives in Potrero Hill.

After graduation, Nilmini Kumari Fernando returned to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to help her father with the group of companies he founded there. She writes, “Seven years down the line, I am running two companies and two departments in the group. It’s been a journey full of ups and downs and many, many trying times. The most memorable moment thus far was when I was featured in the Wall Street Journal write-up, ‘Dynasty Daughters,’ which was published in late summer 2005. It was all thanks to my USF professor Lou Lucaccini and the assistant dean in the School of Business, the late Eugene Muscat.”

This fall, Jennifer Geeslin plans to begin a master’s degree program in psychology at The New School in New York.

Leslie (Muelder) Gruettner married her husband, Jim, earlier this month at Mission Ranch in Carmel. She is pursuing a career in nursing and works with Jim at his San Francisco restaurant, Marengo on Union.

2006 Micaela McDonagh has been working at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco as a neonatal/pediatric nurse. She is pursuing her lactation consultant certification and plans to return to school for a graduate nursing degree.

Elena (Balinbin) Neufeld MAT ’10 and her husband, Jason, welcomed their second child, Ava Grace, into their family in February.

Andrew Smith is playing his second season of professional baseball in Heidenheim, Germany.

2007 Jessica Diaz expects to graduate in May with a master’s degree in social work from San Francisco State University. She is the recipient of the Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement for her academic work and service to the community.

James Han completed a joint DDS/MBA program through the UCSF School of Dentistry and the USF School of Management. He is pursuing postdoctoral residency training in pediatric dentistry at New York University.

Chelsea Hunt has been working as a marketing manger for Internet kiosks for Pacific Telemanagement Services and, along with her fiancé, has been very active in the Denver sports scene, playing soccer, softball, dodge ball, and volleyball for coed competitive teams. The couple planned to move in early May to Manhattan, where her fiancé has accepted a new job. “This is rather exciting and scary at the same time, but it’s the perfect opportunity for me to become a full-time student and begin making connections with schools in NYC. ...I am extremely excited for what the future holds and really feel like I’m following my dream now,” she writes.

Danny Ma started a new career promoting ViSalus’ 90-Day Body by Vi Challenge, a program that helps participants lose weight and achieve their fitness goals. He writes, “I was overweight before so I understand how difficult it is for people to get their health back on track.”

Edward Samayoa was recently appointed assistant director of student awards in the Financial Aid Office of Stanford University.

2008 Leonardo Burgueno received his MBA from Golden Gate University.

Kanika Chhabra is an assistant general manager for the Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley and expects to complete a master’s degree in nutrition and foodservice management at San Jose State University in May.

After graduating, Adam Grant went into the Israeli army for two years and is now in his first year of law school.

Kenneth Han is pursuing his dental doctorate at New York University.

Jason Kenji P. Higa co-wrote two articles published in the peer-reviewed journals Cytokine and the British Journal of Nutrition. Last year, he received the Ellen M. Koenig Award in Medicine and was named the 2011 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar of the Year for the Honolulu Chapter of the ARCS Foundation. After passing his comprehensive exams, he plans to earn his PhD in cell and molecular biology this year. He writes, “The education I received at USF and the mentoring I had from Dr. [Christina] Tzagarakis-Foster played a huge role in working toward these accomplishments. The Biology Department may be small, but there is good science being done there and made for a great environment toward cultivating skills in research.”

Shayne Mason graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Francisco in June 2010. He recently accepted a position as an instructor at the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions and works as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Dore Urgent Psychiatric Care in San Francisco. He also is the co-host of “Nurse Talk Radio,” which airs in San Francisco, Boston, and internationally on several online syndication networks.

2009 Oscar Araujo moved to New York to work for the production company NBTV.

Benji Canning-Pereira is pursuing a master’s in interaction design at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Joseph Harris’ signature yoyo, “Unleashed,” was released in April 2011 by his sponsor, YoYoJam. In the past year, he has used the yoyos in competition to win back-to-back California state titles, a regional title, and his second National YoYo Championship title.

Danae Moore is completing her MFA in design at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

Carolyn Reilley is a public relations and advertising graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago.

Stephanie Whitney moved to Los Angeles, where she became part-creator of a new Internet start-up company and worked on iPhone apps and for several talent agencies.

2010 In the fall of 2011, James Barela started graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a fellowship to the MFA program.

New Peace Corps volunteer Katie Bowen-Williams is moving to Mongolia to work in community and youth development.

Jonathan Garcia celebrated his recent employment with Moody’s Investors Service with a trip to Los Angeles. He has been living in New York since graduating.

Morgan Henderson combined her interests in design, science, and nonprofit organizations to work at the Discovery Science Center in Orange County. She is also an AS3 developer and designer for an online educational game set for PBS.

Frank Malifrando is chief development and public affairs officer at Catholic Charities of the East Bay and was named Alcade of Vallejo (honorary mayor of Vallejo) by the Vallejo Task Force.

Catherine Mondoy works as a graphic design and production assistant at Tori Richard Ltd. in Honolulu. As assistant to the head art director, she provides graphic and marketing support through print and web, tailoring each of their projects from head to toe.

As a Teach for America participant, Natalie Nakai is incorporating art and design into second-grade classrooms in Hawaii.

Linda Bella O’Hara works in the mobile apps development industry at Copper Mobile Inc.

Jamie Rey writes, “Although San Francisco has my heart, I just finished my first year as a mother-baby nurse at Cedars-Sinai Hospital [in Los Angeles] and [am] loving every minute of it.”

Mohsen Zavieah Salehi is executive vice president of corporate development and management at Eastern Medical Center in Pleasanton and is in the process of establishing Golden Eye Global Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm.

Ravi Yob works for a biotech firm.

2011 Sahar Bala is a staff assistant with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). NAPABA represents the interests of more than 40,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys and works on a number of policy initiatives, including combating xenophobia and racism and advocating for equal opportunity in education and the workplace. She writes, “So far, I’m loving life as a young professional in D.C., and I would highly encourage other USFers to consider coming out here after graduation!”

Stephen Cramer’s service learning project on restorative resources and juvenile delinquency in Sonoma County was selected for publication through Columbia College of South Carolina’s International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change. He is completing two master’s degrees: a master of science in organization development at USF and a master of arts degree in leadership at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Taylor Giroux, Madeline Flood, and Quentin Nathaniel Foster have been named 2011-2012 Capitol Fellows. The yearlong program offers graduates hands-on work experience in policymaking and development with the California state government.

Kate Matsumoto was hired by the USF Office of Communications and Marketing, where she designs promotional publications for the university.

Katharine Mary McCabe works in business administration for Bonhams, an auction house, in Los Angeles.

Graduate ’60s | ’70s | ’80s | ’90s | ’00s

1962 James Risser JD recently completed a nine-year term on the board of directors, including two years as president, of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He and his wife, Sandra, live in Ashland, Ore. He is a retired newspaper journalist and former director of the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists at Stanford University.

1966 A professor of nursing for 22 years, Mary Anne Anderson Bailey MA recently retired. She remains active in the nursing community and has been published in the June 2011 edition of the All-In-One Care Planning Resource.

Russ Martin MBA works for the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

1968 G. Martin Lively JD and his wife, Jean Ivins Lively, live in Atenas, Costa Rica, where they raise coffee beans, black pepper, and vanilla orchids and enjoy visits from friends and from their four children, George, Coryne, Geoffrey, and Jonathan.

1971 Since July 2011, Joseph Shahpar MBA has been enjoying retirement. He was recently elected a board member of his community’s homeowner’s association.

Gene Szarek, C.R., MA was a theology professor at Loyola University Chicago for 20 years and is provincial superior for the U.S.A. Province of the Congregation of the Resurrection. He writes, “I think of my USF classmates frequently and fondly.”

1973 Philip Borowsky JD has an active litigation and appellate practice, based in San Francisco, handling complex civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout California. He’s been designated a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2006 and a fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America.

Clare E Wherley MBA was named one of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in New Jersey by Own It Ventures and New Jersey Monthly magazine for her work at Lassus Wherley and Associates, a fee-only financial planning firm.

1975 Don Papa MA teaches economics, politics, and U.S. history at Galileo Academy in San Francisco, where he also coaches varsity baseball and basketball.

1976 Sr. Barbara Dawson, R.S.C.J., JD will be the next provincial of the U.S. Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Previously, she served as president of St. Martin de Porres School in Oakland.

Peter Logan JD practices law part time while pursuing his music career. His blues band, Catbone, recently scored its first gig at Plough and Stars in San Francisco.

1978 Kathleen Lagorio Janssen MA is the owner of Ace Tomato Co. Inc. She was recently elected chair of the board of regents at the University of the Pacific.

Jin Kim MA is president of the Pacific Rim Education Network, which links Asian educational institutions with U.S. colleges and universities.

In August 2011, Stan Tosello JD moved back to Florida to join Citigroup’s Latin America Regional Wealth Management team.

1979 Lynn Duryee JD recently published her fourth book, “Mastering Mediation: 50 Essential Tools for the Advanced Practitioner.” She has served as a judge in Marin County for 19 years, where she has successfully implemented settlement programs in her civil, family, and criminal assignments.

1981 Jayne Kelly (Roberts) Nordstrom JD is the sole proprietor of a San Francisco law firm focusing on family law. She and her husband, John, have six children and nine grandchildren.

1982 Rob Lansley MBA joined MYCOM-USA as a program manager.

Ken Parks JD is president and CEO of CouldB Entertainment, which produces television programming and provides music to such shows as “America’s Next Top Model,” “Swamp Wars,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Million Dollar Decorators,” “Bar Rescue,” “Real Vice Miami,” and others.

1983 John Sesek MPA is chief financial officer of Positive Education Program, a nonprofit that provides alternative, therapeutic education for more than 600 children and youths in northeast Ohio who are severely emotionally disturbed and often the victims of trauma. In 2009, he was named Cleveland’s Chief Financial Officer of the Year in the category of nonprofit agencies. He writes, “My wife, Mary Jane, and children, Sam (attending Oberlin College) and Sarah (Cleveland State), are the joys of my life. I enjoy commuting to work by bike through the industrial landscape of Cleveland.”

1984 Bradley Gage JD was recently selected to join the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been chosen as a Southern California Super Lawyer seven years in a row. He has three kids, the oldest of whom hopes to attend the USF School of Law.

Frederic A. Randall Jr. JD recently resigned from his position as chief strategy officer of United Online, which owns a number of well-known Internet brands including FTD,,Interflora, NetZero, Juno, and MyPoints. He intends to travel and fly fish while exploring new opportunities.

1985 Carl Bozzo MS is a retired dentist and retired CEO of National Health Care Systems. In 2011, he was awarded the Alumni Merit Award from Saint Louis University’s School of Dentistry.

After 28 years at the same firm, Stephen Judson JD has joined the Ramsey Law Group. He writes, “I look forward to working in this veteran law firm environment, with litigation, corporate, and business expertise. Contacts welcome at Let’s get back in touch!”

Alan Wilhelmy JD was elected managing shareholder of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell in San Francisco, emphasizing construction and real estate law. He serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and is married to Linda Yee BSN ’81, JD ’86 a Kaiser critical care nurse and consultant to Gordon & Rees.

1986 Francisco J. Grijalva EdD plans to retire this July after 17 years as head of The Overlake School in Redmond, Wash. He and his wife, Susan, plan to return to San Francisco.

This year, Carol M. Langford JD will publish the fourth edition of her nationally adopted textbook, “Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law.” She continues to specialize in attorney conduct matters.

Kathryn Martin EdD retired in June 2010 after 15 years as chancellor of the University of Minnesota Duluth, during which time university enrollment increased and its facilities were upgraded and expanded.

1987 Rachel (Ralston) Baxter practices environmental law with the Department of Justice in Ottawa, Canada. She and her husband, who practices civil litigation, have two daughters.

1988 PJ Husack MA launched the Workshops At Work staff development series and recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lead Life Now leadership workshops for women, which she plans to facilitate in Spain in 2013.

Muhammad Ijaz Hussain MA lives in Lahore, Pakistan, where he serves as senior chief in the Planning and Development Department of the government of Punjab. He and his wife, a lecturer in physics at a private college in Pakistan, have one son who is a graduate student at a local university in Pakistan.

Jan Melsen MBA continues to work as a management consultant in Brussels and teaches in various business schools in Europe. Every year, he and a handful of USF MBA alumni meet at a different location in Europe. This year’s meeting will be held in Ghent, Belgium, in the spring.

1989 At the end of the school year, Wayne Madden MA plans to retire from teaching but continue to do volunteer work, helping students with reading and math and teachers with field trips. He writes, “This winter I spent all of March in sunny, warm Palm Springs, enjoying the company of several friends I made while studying at USF in the 1980s.”

Sara Rector MA is a marriage and family therapist at the Circle of Life Center in Thousand Oaks, a counseling center she founded in 2008.

1991 Joel Davis MBA is in his 19th year of marriage to Lisa Goorin Davis. They live in San Carlos and have a 6-year-old daughter, Jadyn. For the past five years, he has been working at Open-Silicon Inc. in Milpitas.

Jennifer (Holder) Monaghan MHROD, EdD ’99 lives in Baku, Azerbaijan, and leads English language conversation classes part time.

Dianne Marie Hofner Saphiere MHROD is creator and principal at Cultural Detective, an educational methodology and comprehensive set of materials for improving personal, interpersonal, and cross-cultural effectiveness. She writes that she is “currently living on the west coast of Mexico with my partner and global nomad teenager. Would love to hear from old friends or have you check out what we’re doing,”

Mons Stange MBA and his wife, Michielle, have a 6-year-old son. He works in his family business in Norway.

1992 Teresa Cooper MBA is a professor at EMLYON, a leading business university in Europe.

Gayle Sowles Lopez JD is a tenured faculty member at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., and was promoted to professor of law this past academic year. She lives in Whitehall, Mich., with her husband, Jim, and her two children, Christopher, 17, and Lauren, 14.

Steven Pomerantz EdD has coordinated and taught in the MA in Counseling Psychology Program at the USF Sacramento Campus since 1992 and in May will complete 29 years as an adjunct faculty member at USF. Over the past 15 years, he has taught the required 80-hour supervisory training course to more than 3,000 state of California supervisors and managers and continues to teach and consult through CPS HR Consulting. He has been married to Barbara L. Pomerantz MHROD ’98 for 27 years.

1993 Gary Baker JD is completing his first year as owner and managing director of the Quine IP Law Group.

Keiichi Ogawa MA received a PhD in comparative international education and the economics of education from Columbia University. He teaches human capital development and development management at Kobe University in Japan.

Harry Tagomori EdD founded the Pacific Shotokan Karate-Do in Hawaii, where he serves as director and chief instructor. He has also managed the fitness center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is the proud grandfather of 4-year-old Jayden and 1-year-old Maya, who live in New York.

1994 Last fall, artist Diego Marcial Rios, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, exhibited his latest collection of paintings, masks, and prints at a two-day Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) show at the NewPark Mall Cultural Corner in Newark. He is scheduled to have another show there in May.

1995 Leonard Enniss MA lives in Ajo, Ariz. He writes, “Since my heart surgery, my main concern has been to try and regain my health. So I have adopted a less physically demanding lifestyle and have taken a much less stressful job, using my engineering skills as a field inspector on local infrastructure projects funded by Freeport-McMoRan Americas Co. Of course I can’t stay away from ministry activities. I’ve been working with the Rev. Dr. Gary Stacy of Saint Titus Church here. I just finished writing my first book after a hiatus of more than 20 years, have started working on another book as well, and am trying to start a Bible-teaching ministry.”

Milton Mattox EdD just published his first book, “RAIDers of a Lost Art: Reinventing the Art of Business Process Excellence.”

1996 Joanne Escobar MHROD is general manager of Rockefeller Group Business Centers, where she is responsible for sales and marketing, leasing offices to small and medium-size businesses, start-up companies, and other local, national, and international clients.

1997 Paul Thompson JD recently became managing partner in the Sacramento office of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP.

As vice president of people and operations at Primitive Logic, Anisha Weber MBA is charged with talent acquisition and management, mentoring, training and development, and people enablement. She also serves as president of the USF Alumni Association Board of Directors and is on the USF Board of Trustees as alumni representative.

1998 Veronika Briggs Benion JD practices family, personal injury, and juvenile law at her private practice in Arizona. She is a mother and grandmother, and her niece, Tayannah, recently completed her first year at the USF School of Law.

Iwao Hosokai LLM is a lawyer at Hosokai Law Office in Niigata Prefecture in Japan.

Hervé Thevenet MBA and Rachanee Royer Thevenet MBA launched HT Localization LLC, a worldwide translation and localization services company offering high-quality multilingual services. They live in Madrid, Spain, with their two children and would love to hear from other USF alumni at or

1999 Craig Gee MBA writes, “It is nice to touch bases! I hope everyone is doing well. My team and I at Chevron Energy Solutions in San Francisco just recently completed some pretty intense renewable and clean energy and smart grid work. ...I am presently taking time away from the work world to focus on some other matters, but I look forward to re-engaging in the renewable and clean energy industry later this year!” He would like to hear from other USFers at

Yumi Moriguchi-McCormick EdD is an adjunct professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at USF.

Eric Steinhofer MBA works in product management at PG&E, focusing on sustainability products such as the Winter Gas Savings Program. He and his wife, Tanya, and their two children—5-year-old Brendan and 3-year-old Ashlyn—live in Mill Valley, where Tanya runs her financial planning practice, Redwood Grove Wealth Management, helping women with children and investors interested in socially responsible investing. The family traveled to Vietnam for two weeks in April.

Eric Strain JD was promoted to partner in the San Francisco office of the international law firm Nixon Peabody LLP. His practice focuses on representing foreign and domestic aviation clients in U.S. litigation.

2000 Greg Anderson MA recently graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a PhD in political science and is the owner of Pacific Rim Advisors, a political risk and business strategy consultancy. His book, “Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry,” will be published by John Wiley & Sons this spring.

After graduating from USF, Rachel (Garcia) Huveldt MPA became a certified medical compliance officer and founded EMR Consulting Solutions in 2010.

Ryan James EdD is coordinator of the journalism and writing specialization at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Through the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, he has traveled to Macedonia and Bulgaria to conduct teacher trainings and has written travel guides on Hungary. He and his partner run a bed and breakfast called BudaBaB in Budapest.

2001 Dennis Langhofer EdD lives in Spokane, Wash., where he is a faculty emeritus at Fresno Pacific University and teaches marketing at Whitworth University. He also enjoys his time with his granddaughter, Olivia.

Russ Wright MBA is vice president of sales at Zimmer Fegan & Maloney.

2002 Vikki Lynn (Van Horn) Atkinson MA, EdD ’07 is a lecturer in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and teacher training at the Open University in Cambridge, Oxford, and Birmingham in the U.K. She also plays the violin in three orchestras, including the Cambridge Philharmonic. She writes, “My husband and I are making our plans for our next visit to Ghana, where we will work to deliver instruction to teachers attempting to change from teacher-centered approaches to child-centered approaches. It’s always amazing to do our work down there, especially since we learn so much as well.”

Svetlana Fortner Henderson MS lives in Pasadena, where she is a stay-at-home mom to 11-year-old Jacob and 6-year-old Martin. She is expecting her third child, a girl, in July.

Lois Moore ’02

Lois Merriweather Moore EdD was elected vice president of the Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Association. She writes, “The Gates Millennium Scholars Program came out of a $1 billion educational grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The intent of the grant was to fund historically underrepresented scholars to serve as Leaders for America’s Future.” There are currently 9,500 alumni members.

Noreen Scott MNA ended her working career as administrator at a center for developmentally disabled adults. She writes, “Reaching retirement, I began some serious travel, visiting Greece, Turkey, Asia Minor, Holland, South America, and almost all the islands in the Caribbean. During the last two years, I visited Thailand twice and spent a lot of time with nonprofit organizations that assist women and girls who have been trafficked. Because of that experience I have become a quasi-expert on trafficking and do a lot of presentations on that issue for churches, community groups, and others.”

2003 Pamela Andreatta EdD is an associate professor of medical education and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Kevin Graziano EdD was awarded the Regents’ Teaching Award for his work as associate professor of education at Nevada State College.

K. Alexa Koenig JD was recently awarded a contract from the University of California Press to co-write “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Politics of Pursuing War Criminals in the 21st Century,” with Eric Stover and Victor Peskin. She was also awarded two fellowships: an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women and a Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship from the Center for the Study of Representation, part of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Both fellowships were awarded to support completion of her dissertation, which analyzes the definition of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, based on the experiences of former Guantanamo detainees.

Jong Ho Lee MA, EdD ’08 teaches at Anyang University in Anyangsi, Korea.

2004 Regina Aguilar MA works part time for the Oakland Athletics and is homeschooling her son.

Sonya Smith MFA is currently raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as part of its Team in Training. One of the fastest walkers on the Greater San Francisco Bay Area team, she has been training since February and plans to walk in the Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska, in June.

2005 Daniel J. Bender EdD was promoted to assistant dean for academic affairs at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Charlie Costelloa ’05

Last winter, Charlie Costello MA spent three-and-a-half weeks traveling Myanmar (formerly Burma) as part of a trip organized by the Rural Development Society, which sponsors infrastructure and development projects in villages in Myanmar. He writes, “It was an auspicious and exciting time to be in Burma because the country is on the verge of democracy. I am hopeful that they will gain the freedoms we sometimes take for granted in this country.”

Mark Goodman JD is the founder of the Goodman Law Center, focusing on debt relief, patent and trademark counseling, and family law.

Stacy Martin MBA married Justin Wood in September 2011 in Seattle, Wash.

Nikki Therese Myres MA is a certified sexual assault counselor at Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) in Sacramento. As a CARE (California Access to Recovery Effort) provider, she provides assessments and case management to youths and veterans in need of drug and alcohol early intervention and treatment. She expects to become a grandparent this June, when her daughter, Nicole, and her husband are due to deliver their son in Roseville.

2006 At the end of 2011, Ronda Coston Evans MA and her husband, James Evans, moved to Richland, Wash., where he works at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. They enjoy golfing, cycling, salsa dancing, and quiet nights at home with their two dogs and hope to start a family soon.

After years working as a construction attorney, Kelly Kang JD transitioned into a career in real estate and is excited to join the Paragon Real Estate Group in San Francisco.

Sr. Kathryn Klackner EdD serves as director of teacher education and chair of the Educational Studies Department at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wis. She was recently promoted to associate professor.

Woo Jin Lee MBA is pursuing a doctorate at the Graduate School of Entrepreneurial Management at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea. He recently started his own business.

Craig Santos Perez MFA received the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award for his poetry collection, “from unincorporated territory [saina],” which was recently published by Omnidawn Publishing.

A wife and mother of four, Makia White-Goines MSN works at a labor and delivery department in the East Bay.

2007 Ruth Ramsey EdD is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Dominican University of California.

Smadar Yusem-Segale MA is a bilingual, Spanish-speaking psychotherapist with a private practice in downtown San Francisco specializing in cultural transitions, grief and loss, trauma recovery, and anger issues. She also provides clinical case consultation for licensed and pre-licensed therapists and is a clinical supervisor at the Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland on issues relating to childhood trauma.

2008 Karan Bahl MBA launched a frozen yogurt business in Mumbai, India, that has expanded to three stores.

Christina Gagnier JD and Stephanie Margossian JD opened a new San Francisco headquarters for their law firm Gagnier Margossian LLP, an Internet law boutique firm. The pair recently spoke at the Southwest by Southwest Interactive Festival on cybersecurity.

In March, Jesse Zitrin MA started a new job as sales manager at Market Metrix’s global headquarters in Larkspur. Market Metrix provides the hospitality industry with customer satisfaction strategies and tactics and other business intelligence solutions.

2009 E. Michael Chelsky MAT is a substitute teacher for the San Francisco Unified School District.

2010 Nancy Cappelloni EdD works in private practice as an educational consultant and is an adjunct in the Teacher Education Department at the USF School of Education. She’s in the process of publishing a book based on her dissertation research on kindergarten readiness with Corwin Press. In her free time, she enjoys paddling in the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club.

Joshua Del Pino MA has been teaching English in Japan since August 2010 as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. This summer, he expects to start a new position as the Shimane Prefecture adviser and will be responsible for counseling assistant language teachers on the JET Programme, planning orientations and trainings, and sharing critical information with the JET community in Shimane. He writes, “I hope to be totally free of student loan debt by 2013! Yeah! If you are in Japan or planning to go to Japan, you can’t stay at my place because it’s too small, but I can give you some words of advice.”

Since graduation, Cali Gilbert MA has launched a photography collection, the Cali Collection, and published two books, “It’s Simply ... Sausalito: An Inspirational Journey” and “It’s Simply ... GOLDEN: 75 Years of Inspiration.” She is working on three more book projects.

2011 Thomas G. Appel JD is an associate at the Appel Law Firm LLP. The Walnut Creek-based firm focuses on personal injury litigation.

Sheryl Evans Davis MPA serves on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and recently chaired the commission’s hearing on the human rights impact in San Francisco of U.S. drug enforcement policies and practices.

Sara Hughes MA plans to start her doctoral studies in political geography at University of California, Los Angeles in the fall.

Kunal Sampat MNA joined the board of Sunday Friends, a nonprofit based in San Jose whose mission is to empower families in need to break the cycle of poverty.

Herman Semes Jr. MS launched a new career as the owner of Wehi Global, a project management consulting firm. He is working on a Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) migrant survey project, for which he is surveying emigrant Micronesian households to gauge their economic wellbeing, the degree to which they depend on U.S. federal and/or state government support, and their contributions to their local communities, as well as to their home islands in the FSM.


In Memoriam


John Buffa ’34

Andrew J. Farren ’34

John A. Kincanon ’34

Lewis B. Levin ’34

Alfred F. Maggini ’39

Joseph P. Scattini ’36


Henry H. Block ’44

Warren D. Cain ’48

Lucy C. Cannarozzi ’48

Jules A. Carvalho ’49

Richard K. Cavanaugh ’48

Robert De Lacy ’49

E. Richard De Rosa ’49

Walter W. Derr Jr. ’46

James K. Donohue ’47

Max J. Engel ’47

John W. Ferrill ’43

W. Ray Helbig ’43

Charles Kimes ’43

Walter D. Kolling ’48

Joseph S. Lopez ’41

William J. Maring ’42

Felix S. McGinnis ’40

Daniel J. Mc Namara ’49

Robert L. Muenter ’46

Raymond W. Nicholls ’49

Gerald J. O’Connor ’43

Louis W. Parente ’49

Ben F. Petrini ’43

Miles C. Pipal ’42

Eugene P. Sheehy ’49

Kenneth J. Starrett ’41

James C. Triggas ’49

Robert E. Watson Jr. ’43

Joseph A. Zarri ’49


Hugh A. Alderdice ’52

Frank Apecechea ’53

William E. Arata Jr. ’57

Richard E. Arnoldy ’55

Richard L. Bechelli ’55

Edwin W. Beedle III ’56

Robert F. Begley ’50

Norman W. Berryessa ’50

Angelo J. Carmassi ’51

Joan L. Cave ’53

Richard L. Celli ’54

Harold Clark ’54

Thomas E. Clark ’57

Charles H. Clifford ’51

Carter J. Corey Jr. ’50

Gordon Costa ’50

Richard M. Costigan ’55

Maxine P. Coutts ’58

John G. Crocker ’53

Joseph M. Digeronimo ’59

James J. Donohoe ’51

Patricia Doyle ’57

William J. Fallon ’51

Roger H. Farrell ’50

Thomas A. Fell ’50

Edward J. Ford ’50

Harold J. Freemon ’55

Edward J. Gallagher ’51

James E. Gallagher ’50

Eugene L. Gartland ’50

James J. Glennon Jr. ’58

Caesar C. Grolemund ’52

Sophie Guichard ’51

Albert Gurewitz ’51

Thomas W. Hawkins ’50

Roger V. Hoy ’56

Louis O. Hutson ’51

James G. Keller ’59

Richard T. Kelly ’50

Rosemarie M. Larse ’58

Louis Legerton ’50

Robert J. Lovejoy ’55

Catherine Lyons ’51

Anson P. Martinelli ’50

Albert J. Massucco ’54

James S. Mc Cann ’51

Emmett V. McCourt ’51

William T. Mc Craith ’57

John J. McNamee ’50

Elizabeth M. Mee ’58

Leonard A. Miskel ’57

Riccardo P. Molinari ’54

Wayne A. Narron ’58

Gilbert F. Naumann ’53

John J. O’Brien ’57

Charles B. O’Neal ’55

Thanos Panagoulias ’50

Donald Panciera ’51

Frank S. Petersen ’51

James W. Power ’50

Edward K. Purcell ’51

Thomas A. Putkey ’55

Aileen E. Regan ’55

Donn E. Rogers ’58

Albert V. Rollandi ’51

Edward L. Rommel ’52

Edward M. Stocker ’56

Jane E. Stroth ’57

William R. Thomas ’53

Donald E. Travers ’59

Joseph C. Walsh ’51

Harold R. Wilsey Jr. ’51

Frank L. Yost ’50

Joseph J. Zucca ’50


Charles E. Aguilar ’60

Richard M. Alford ’61

Daniel J. Arritola ’65

Restituto D. Baraan ’68

Rodney J. Blonien ’68

Frederick W. Carlson ’64

Walter R. Chenchik ’60

James G. Connor ’60

James P. Cordova ’64

Peggy Darnall ’65

John A. Doherty ’65

Timothy J. Egan ’60

John T. Fleming ’63

Joseph M. Forte ’69

George H. Friemoth ’69

Alfred B. Gordon ’69

Nola A. Haggerty ’65

Alfred M. Haro ’66

Raymond Hattam ’60

William J. Hoy ’61

Josefina I. Inserto ’62

Robert L. Johnson ’62

Eshai S. Joseph ’69

Raymond F. Jurasin ’63

Emmet B. Keeffe Jr. ’64

Herbert G. Ketring ’69

Michael J. Lee ’66

Louis Leibowitz ’69

Patrick R. Lynch ’64

William J. Martin ’60

Amiram A. Milanov ’65

Edward W. Oldham ’60

Vincent Palmini ’69

Frank A. Perry ’63

John A. Ramirez ’61

John G. Raphael ’64

Eugene  Robinson ’61

Robert L. Schouweiler ’65

Robert F. Schwarz ’66

Zachary Shore ’65

Stewart H. Steere ’64

M. Carmen Sugiyama ’65

Rawley M. Tandy ’69

Danielle N. Thouvenin ’69

Philip E. Thygeson ’68


Michael K. Abe ’78

Richard Ames ’70

Philip L. Antle ’74

Margaret  Bailey ’76

Angelina M. Bell ’79

Georgene Bradshaw ’77

Isabel V. Brown ’70

Paul A. Bruemmer ’76

Robert D. Bryn ’78

Thomas J. Connolly ’70

Victor M. De Kalb ’74

Julio De Sanctis III ’71

Norman Dorosin ’79

Sharman L. Esse ’70

William A. Evans ’77

Oswald A. Ferry ’72

Jerry W. Fletcher ’76

Elaine C. Fong ’75

Robert M. Gabriel ’76

Michael T. Gallagher ’76

Hartley L. Halunen ’78

Eudora M. Harris ’75

Charleen O. Hendry ’77

Robert H. Holm ’79

George B. Ice ’78

Rita M. Klinge ’71

Kathleen B. Lackey ’70

Barbara J. Ledesma ’79

David F. Lee III ’76

Larry E. Lulofs ’79

John E. Maxwell ’77

Kathleen M. Maynard ’72

Constantin D. Mazas ’72

Helen V. Mc Donnell ’78

William T. McGivern Jr. ’70

John J. McCartney ’76

James E. McCutchan ’71

Glendon W. Miskel ’70

Maria M. Moffat ’74

William P. Montgomery ’77

John W. Murphy ’72

Lynn G. Muth ’79

Stephen W. Owens ’78

Claudette V. Paz ’70

Lawrence K. Petitte ’71

William D. Petrovic ’75

Kathleen F. Phillips ’75

Brien H. Pope ’78

Ile E. Reyes ’76

Calvinetta Rivers ’78

John J. Russi ’77

Gary K. Tyler ’76

Jon M. Van Dyck ’75

Weldon C. Waller ’79

Joan A. Wanamaker ’79

Carol A. Westberry ’78

Kenneth H. Wong ’79


John J. Aveggio ’89

L Robert Bertram ’83

John Biggins Jr. ’87

Karen L. Bocard ’86

Edward L. Buchanan ’81

Joan E. Burcell ’83

Stephen C. Butler ’86

R. Derek Cadman ’81

Charles D Canez ’82

William G. Carnahan ’86

Haig Charshaf ’82

Rosemary G. Cunningham ’88

Jeffrey P. Edwards ’80

Brenda Eisenhauer ’87

Mirna Hard ’86

Joy L. Henry ’81

Mary A. Hodges ’86

Margaret T. Jones ’81

Carol L. Kelley ’84

Barbara E. Keyes ’89

Miriam S. Mann ’84

Gary A. Mattison ’83

Mary J. Mazzariello ’86

Cheryl T. Miller ’86

Danell W. Nedom ’84

Larry G. Nernes ’88

Patrick D. O’Brien ’81

Vivian B. Price ’80

Leland S. Prussia ’84

Esther A. Reyes ’87

Margaretta E. Rosamond ’80

Alice Scheid ’81

Kathleen B. Shephard ’80

Renee R. Van Dyk ’83

Annie F S Webber ’83

Nancy White ’82


Paula H. Carlton ’97

Michael Collins ’90

Stefanie G. Dugan ’96

Gracelyn J. Evans ’90

Sue A. Gershenson ’92

Virginia Gessner ’92

Barbara L. Hoffman ’92

Eva M. Killoran ’95

Bonnie A. Kimbrough ’95

Carol M. La Salle ’93

Mary C. O’Riley ’98

Carol Schell ’99

Andrew W. Sears Jr. ’94

Gregory D. Thompson ’98

Sofie M. Wonderly Hosford ’96

Glenn F. Zurawski ’92


Karen Bell ’08

Elsaree D. Murray ’01


Ann M. Barbero ’11

Alexander W. Urban ’11


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