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William “Bill” Mitchell was named Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) employee of the month for February. Bill has been with SRJC since 1964 and has dedicated 50 years of service to the college. Bill is SRJC’s longest serving employee and ranks at the top of SRJC’s faculty seniority list. He is an adjunct college skills instructor and is responsible for teaching math courses, offering academic support, and assisting students with subjects such as math, accounting, and English.

Lou Bartolini recently completed 20 years as a member of the Board of Westamerica Bank and serves on the bank's audit committee. He is a member of the parish council of Our Lady of Loretto in Novato.

Eugene Nunziati is the proud grandfather of Scott Franz ’14 and Clare Sorensen ’16. He writes that the Jesuit tradition continues in the Nunziati family with two more members attending Gonzaga University and Boston College.

Frank R. Piro is a retired priest and is still active at St. Patrick in Merced.

Charles Colety worked for many years with the Recreation and Park Department of San Francisco and is now retired. He continues to reside in the city, where he serves on the parish council and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Fatima, Russian Byzantine Catholic Church. With the recent passing of his wife, he is now in the process of moving to Marin, where he maintains a large garden. Charles has taken many courses at USF's Fromm Institute and is now following his musical interest at the College of Marin. Charles is the father of two sons, one in Boston and the other in Los Angeles.

Michael D. Johnson celebrated his 77th birthday last Christmas. He's enjoying life as much as he can, and so far has survived a terrible winter in Chicago. He misses San Francisco very much and gives his very best to those survivors of the Class of ’58.

Bernard (Bill) Ames reports that even after 53 years of marriage to the same lively lady, 42 years of teaching in secondary schools, 11 years of retirement, three terrific children, six amazing grandchildren, and two broken legs, he will still be working out at the YMCA twice a week, God willing.

Dr. Edward Chow was reappointed to his seventh term on the San Francisco Health Commission. He has served for more than 24 years with five mayors and is currently vice president of the commission.

Russell R. Miller writes, had two books on Asia published in January, "An American in Shanghai: Reflections on Living in New China" and "SNAPSHOTS: A Brief Stroll Through Asia." Russell has lived in Asia for over a decade and in Shanghai for the last five years. He has written two previous books with an Asian focus, one on Singaporean entrepreneurs and one on living in rural Japan.

Terrence A. Callan was named 2012 California Antitrust Lawyer of the Year.

Daniel (Mike) Hanlon JD ’64 is currently president of the Corporate Board of Directors for Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Santa Rosa and is a retired presiding justice for the First District Court of Appeal.

Edward A. Musante is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and Porsche/Audi/Jag/BMW salesman. He is married to Arline T. Musante and lives in Chesapeake, Va.

Dudley L. Poston published his 17th book earlier this year, "The Family and Social Change in Chinese Societies." He is a professor of sociology at Texas A&M University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in demography and statistics.

Bruce Cornblum published the 19th edition of his three-volume work, “California Insurance Law Dictionary and Desk Reference,” this year. It’s widely used by lawyers and judges in the state as a standard legal reference. He continues to practice civil law and is now in his 49th year of practice.

Mary Schmidt Pratt Miller and her husband, John, have sold their condo and are moving into a beautiful new home in Northville, Mich. She invites her fellow Dons to stop by for a visit!

63 Redlich SteveSteven Redlich has retired after almost 40 years in the property/casualty insurance and reinsurance business, working primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. He lives in Miami with his wife of 48 years, Rosario Galindo LM ’65, who teaches Spanish at Miami Dade College. The couple enjoys spending time with their five grown children and grandchildren, who live close by in Florida.

Anne Grycz, Teaching credential ’66 retired as director of the Institute for Leadership in Ministry in the Diocese of San Jose in 2010 and shortly thereafter became associate director of the Pastoral Year Program at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park. Anne took a trip to the Holy Land in March and has plans to retire (again) at the end of June.

65 Irene LewisIrene Daniels Lewis serves as historian for the National Black Nurses Association and is the leading editor of the National Black Nurses Association History Book Volume II, which is set to publish this spring.

John P. McGlothlin was recently appointed vice president of the San Bruno Community Foundation. This new foundation was established by the city council to administer the $70 million settlement PG&E provided to compensate the city for the impact of the September 2010 explosion and fire.

66 Richard NielsenRichard Nielsen remembers his closest USF buddies from the Class of ’65 and wants to express his gratitude to those who voted him senior class president, which he says was a wonderful growth opportunity.

Mike Ruef is completing his 15th year as professor and coordinator of special education programs at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

67 Francis DohertyFrancis A. Doherty ’65 spent 46 years
in aviation.

Francis A. Doherty and his wife, Catherine, live in Norwalk, Conn. Francis has spent 46 years in aviation, first as a pilot with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, then for Western and Delta Airlines, and finally as a senior check pilot/examiner with Boeing. He says he’s had a great time getting paid for having too much fun!

67 Richard PoeRichard Poe is performing in his 14th Broadway show, “All The Way,” with Bryan Cranston. Richard has been a Brooklyn resident since 1985 and is grateful for the opportunities and successes he’s had in film, TV, and theater.

Bowman Olds MA ’74 is currently serving as chairman for the Fairfax County, Va., Joint Local Emergency Planning Committee and has just been elected president of the Association for Contingency Planners in Washington, D.C.

After many years, Peter Quittman closed his law office. He met his wife Julia while teaching contracts at USF, and they can be spotted at St. Ignatius Church on the weekends. Peter plans to travel in retirement and is hoping to get in touch with his ’68 classmates.

Judith Misuraca Terracins has accepted the position of president of the Good Shepherd Guild for the 2014-2016 term. This spring, she traveled to Peru.

John Anthony Vignol is in his 30th year as a teacher at St. Augustine High School in San Diego. He also conducts classes for the Diocesan Institute. He and his wife, Johanna, just celebrated their 19th anniversary.

Gary Andregg retired from the IRS in 2011 and now lives in Las Vegas. He married his longtime domestic partner, Pituck, on July 30, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Dan Freeman is semi-retired and living in Novato. He serves as grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council for Our Lady of Loretto.

After 24 years, Peter A. Lynch is retired from his position as a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch. As a permanent resident of Mexico, he spends half the year there. His summers are spent in the Eastern Sierras, fly fishing in his float tube.

For the last two years, Michael Carey has had his stone sculptures shown and sold at the Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco. Last December, the Carey household, with Diane McCarthy ’72, was part of the Sebastopol Holiday Home Tour charity event.

Timothy L. Carvalho is finishing up his term as state deputy of the California Knights of Columbus. He has had the chance to travel all over the state visiting councils and chapters, from Rohnert Park to San Diego, Brawley, and Fresno.

Ray Michaud announced his retirement as headmaster of the John Thomas Dye School in Los Angeles after a 36-year career there.

71 Vida Holguin Vida M. Holguin ’71 is married to
Corky Johnston ’73.

Vida M. Holguin is married to Corky Johnston ’73 and practices law in Hermosa Beach. She has a 7-month-old granddaughter and a 4-year-old grandson. Corky manages CJ's Pantry in Redondo Beach. The couple reports that they're still crazy after all these years.

JL Broderick recently stepped down as chair of the clinical psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, where he continues to serve as core faculty. He also maintains a private practice in clinical psychology.

Kevin McNamara is a retired commercial real estate investor. He splits the year between Poway and a cattle ranch in Charlo, Mont.

Kay Hermann Oery and her husband, TOM OERY ’70, have retired from the Washoe County School District after 40 years in education. Tom taught fifth and sixth grades, and Kay was a special education resource teacher. They are contemplating a move to the Oregon coast.

Stephen M. Boreman is a partner in the law firm of Slote, Links&Boreman, LLP, with offices at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. Steve telecommutes from his home in Folsom.

Rosario Miranda Martin works at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Thanks to her last class note, she was able to connect with three dear friends after nearly 30 years. They are now hoping to connect with Marion Peterson.

Gloria Edmonson Ferguson is a retired educational research administrator, securities arbitrator, and medical malpractice reporter. She also writes self-help books. Gloria has seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Al Schubert has been named one of four general managers of VSP Vision Care, a $2.3 billion nonprofit eye care services company in Rancho Cordova. Al has been with VSP 26 years and started his post-USF career as a high school religious education instructor and coach.

John Block III was appointed executive director of the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

Eva Marie Carney recently enjoyed a visit from USF history professor Uldis Kruze and his wife, Ann, in Washington, D.C. Eva's daughter, Elise, who studied Chinese at Middlebury College, joined them for dinner and great conversation.

Masataka Tanaka plans to visit San Francisco soon!

81 Sia DowlatshahiSiamak Dowlatshahi is divorced and lives with his friend Sue and dog Prince in
South Windsor, Conn.

Anita (Nitzi) Gildea-Phillips has a family full of proud Dons. Her youngest son is now a freshman and is enjoying college life, while her eldest child graduated in 2008. Her husband, Sam Phillips ’82, JD ’85, is capital partner at his firm, Borton Petrini. Anita is happily retired and holding down the home front.

Alberto Gonzalez is founder, president, and executive creative director of Pulsar Advertising. Alberto just led his team to become the agency of record along with Arcade Creative Group for MTA, the largest transportation system in North America. Pulsar has specialized in transportation and TDM marketing and advertising for more than 20 years, and has worked with Arlington County Commuter Services, Amtrak Virginia, The Tide light rail, HRT, WMATA, MARTA, BART, Foothill Transit, and many others. Alberto started his advertising agency in 1992 with Metrolink as his first client.

79 Judith Keating Judith Gumba Keating ’71 and Kevin Keating ’77 are married and have two sons.

Judith Gumba Keating and Kevin Keating ’77 are married and have two sons: Casey, who is a medical doctor, and Nicholas Kevin Keating, a senior airman with the U.S. Air Force.

Stephen H. Fitzpatrick is a retired San Francisco probation officer who wrote many court reports for the San Francisco Superior Court but has since discovered the joy of writing about the city of San Francisco across various genres and also memoirs. He attends classes at OLLI through SFSU.

Kim Kovasala is back in Boca Raton, Fla., coaching swimming and tennis.

82 Kim Kovasala Kim Kovasala ’82 coaches swimming
and tennis in Florida.

Therese Kellaghan is taking a sabbatical year to teach law at eight different universities across Asia and several countries. She will be lecturing in Cambodia, Laos, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Beijing, and South Korea. She has taught at the University of Aix Marseille School of Law in France for the past 22 years. She invites fellow Dons interested in hearing about this experience to contact her at

Stephen Mullin was featured on the cover of the National Catholic Reporter in January for his work as the parish life director of All Saints Church in Hayward.

Salvador D. Aceves EdD ’95 will be appointed vice president, chief financial officer, and professor of accounting at Regis University in Denver. He can be reached at

Lee Wilson is finishing his 18th year teaching history at Silver High School in Silver City, N.M., and 11th year as assistant baseball coach. He is also a full-time grandpa to grandson Ryan.

85 Susan Vivian ServerSusan Vivian Server works as a senior accountant in San Jose and is looking forward to retirement in a few years. Her post-retirement plans include an around-the-world cruise, oil painting, and relearning to play the piano. Her career has been challenging and exciting, and she's hoping retirement will prove to be a wonderful experience as well. s wife, Jody, and his daughter, Grace.

Scott True became a career federal employee with the Internal Revenue Service. He's just five years away from retirement eligibility and resides in Mexico while working out of the IRS office in San Diego.

Pete Comerford is the 2013-14 president of the Northern California Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, which covers the Diocese of Sacramento, from Vallejo and Galt in the south to Yreka and Mt. Shasta in the north. Pete and his wife, Mary Ellen, are enjoying a very busy retirement in the Sierra Nevada community of Pollock Pines. Although Pete graduated in ’86, he was part of Class of ’65 for three years.

Samuel Crump SR. MPA ’02 married fellow USF graduate Colleen McCarthy Crump ’84.

Sherrie Seliber Friedman joined the Private Defender Panel of the San Mateo County Bar Association in September of last year. She specializes in juvenile law and represents parents and children in child abuse and neglect cases.

Patricia Costa Tague has lived in Louisville, Kentucky, for the last 20 years, mostly as a stay-at-home mom. She has two children, Max (20) and Sydney (18). Her husband, Michael, has his own Internet/telephone company, She has done a great amount of volunteer work over the years, and her youngest will be off to college in the fall. "I'm looking for a real job, somewhere in education," she writes.

Christina Rodriguez Laskowski serves as president of the Science and Technology Advisory Council - Silicon Valley, a nonprofit focused on promoting self-sufficiency and industry growth in the Philippines through entrepreneurship. She welcomes any interest to grow and support her efforts. Fellow alumna Estella Luluquisen Hunt also serves on the board.

90 Martha MurrayMartha Murray is associate director of security, safety, health, and environmental facility services at Genentech.

Judy Rice is serving as chair of the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission and was recently appointed to the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force.

Steve Anglin is now an applied mathematician specializing in partial differential equations through one-on-one consulting and workshops. He’s also a lecturer in mathematics.

Joe Dugan is the director of coaching and player development at the SF Glens Junior Soccer Club, and he is also on the Executive Committee of the USF Alumni Board of Directors.

After 30 years in the homebuilding industry, Kelly Herring retired last year.

Mary Parks-Luntao and her husband, Willie, are both retired. They recently traveled to Southeast Asia to visit their son, Lange, who works there. They hope to travel more in the future.

Alissandra Dramov is proud to announce the release of her book, “Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Early Years (1903-1913).” She is committed to historic preservation and is a member of the California Historical Society and the Carmel Heritage Society. Alissandra is also the author of “The Bohemian Biographical Guide for Northern California (1865-1915),” and is currently researching her third book, “Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Growth Years (1913-1943).”

Christine Renne is living in Houston with her husband and three sons, ages 12, 14, and 16. She is partner at Werner Ayers, LLP, where she primarily handles business litigation matters. She hopes to catch up with classmates at one of the alumni events in San Francisco this year.

Lorrie Browne has been leading her successful interior design practice in Wellington, Fla., for 18 years. She focuses on high-end residential projects and offers her clients on-the-go design, making it possible to collaborate around the clock. She also has a passion for animal rescue and advocacy, and recently spearheaded the passage of an ordinance in her village that disallows puppy mill puppies from being sold in pet stores. She devotes her time to "no-kill" efforts in her community.

93 Mark FennellMark Fennelli has solved the mystery of particle-wave duality for electromagnetic energy, a puzzle that has baffled scientists for more than a century. This and many other discoveries have been published in his latest book, "Fundamental Properties of Electromagnetic Energy." Other discoveries in this book include the long sought "hidden variables" of quantum mechanics and the composition of the photon. Mark’s book includes full-color illustrations and is available in paperback and as an e-book.

Knut S. Kvindesland is married, with two daughters and one son. He recently moved from his home country of Norway to Switzerland to become procurement director of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP)
AG. This will be his fourth foreign assignment. Knut has also worked for Statoil in Canada, the Bahamas, and the U.S.

Elizabeth O'Flaherty has been happily married for almost 17 years and has three great kids (14-year-old Mikey, 12-year-old Lilly, and 6-year-old Bonnie). They live in Rhode Island.

Heather Hackman just celebrated 10 years with Genentech and is currently operations manager for the Strategy Group in U.S. Medical Affairs.

Nathalie (Huang) Campos enjoys her work as a utilization nurse at John Muir. She has a 15-year-old son, Mitchell, who enjoys football and soccer. She and her partner, Dave, recently traveled to Paris. She would love to hear from her fellow nursing alumni.

After 40 years of practicing family medicine, James Novak retired. He continues to teach at Cascade East Family Medicine Residency. His two sons went to USF for post-graduate work. One is a lawyer at Morrison Foerster, and the other is a doctor at Kaiser.

Kelly Turner, her 7-year-old niece Madilyn, and 3-year-old nephew Owen signed up to adopt a U.S. soldier. They chose brothers FA Robert Schulz and PFC Dylan Schulz, and send greetings and goodies to them while they are serving in the military.

Janet Giddings teaches religious studies at Santa Clara University and philosophy of religion and ethics at San Jose State University. She is working on a book about American poet Edwin Markham. Janet is a descendent of Markham, and her work is in memory of her mother, Marselle Markham Mikulin. Janet spoke on Markham and his work at the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco in March.

James Duncan Brown Parke and his wife went on a trip to Egypt over the New Year.

Cathy Chang is director for executive education immersion programs at the University of San Francisco School of Management, where she is responsible for designing, organizing, and delivering executive education programs with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining USF, Cathy held positions in marketing, PR, and project/program management in the U.S. and Korea. Cathy enjoys the cultural diversity of San Francisco and finds her career in higher education with a Jesuit mission truly rewarding and meaningful.

Josuwa Bernardo married Dolly Jap last March at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville. Rich Pio Roda ’97, JD ’01 and Rocky Mitarai ’99 were best men, and many other Dons were in attendance. Josuwa is a senior hazardous materials specialist, and Dolly is a financial analyst.

After more than 25 years of active duty in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy,Michael J. Quigley transferred to the U.S. Navy Reserve. He is assigned to the Directorate of Intelligence on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. Last June he joined Human Rights First, a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization, as senior adviser for national security. Michael was further honored in October 2013 with his investiture as a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Craig Blais recently won the Gold Medal in Poetry from the Florida Book Awards for his first book of poetry, "About Crows," which was published by the University of Wisconsin Press..

Mary Anne R. Brady is project coordinator for Programmatic Excellence & Innovation in Learning (PEIL) Projects at California State University, East Bay.

Ilisa Kessler was promoted to chief operating officer at the Special Olympics of Northern California and Nevada. She also recently joined USF's Sport Management Program as an adjunct professor and taught an event operations course.

Jo-Ellen Radetich serves as fundraising chair for the San Francisco Police Activities League. Jo-Ellen and her family have a long history of involvement with league, and she enjoys every moment of it!

Jude Leo Watters currently assists special needs students at Pomona Unified School District. He continues to be involved in political and social activism, with a focus on ending the military industrial complex philosophy in the U.S. and feeding the hungry.

Yazmin Arevalo-Carballo is working on a paralegal studies certificate. She gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby boy named Damian Mateo in August. This is her first baby.

Mario Dahdah became a partner at the law firm Delagnes, Linder & Duey, LLP in January.

Deidre Smith MA ’06 and Derek Chin MBA ’03 were married last November on Treasure Island. In January, the couple traveled to Burma to hold a traditional Burmese wedding ceremony and then explored Southeast Asia on their honeymoon. Deidre and Derek live and work in San Francisco.

Alexandra Tollette Biering and husband, Brian Biering, welcomed their first child, Charles Stuart, last November.

Kristin Marie Geddis MA '09 will marry Zachary Adam Christopher Stone in October in Nashville, Tenn.

Sarah Ledesma received her master's degree in communication management from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in 2013. She now works at the American Film Institute as their communications coordinator. She will also be getting married
in Malibu in November.

Jennifer Geeslin is working towards her master's degree in psychology with a focus on cognitive and
social neuroscience at The New School for Social Research in New York City. She also works for ERA Education Project, a nonprofit, national media campaign that educates and heightens awareness about the Equal Rights Amendment.

Vanneza Gonzalez lives in San Diego and is a manager for a pharmaceutical benefits management company.

Linda Levingston-Madrigal is working as an instructional designer for Save Mart Supermarkets.

Jillian Fish recently joined the Office of Alumni Engagement at USF, bringing six years of high-profile executive leadership experience to the office. She recently led her coworkers Monica, Shelley, Dylan, Ja'Nae, and Jay in a four-hour Class Notes Hack-a-thon to benefit everyone reading this.

Sam Kang is running for the State Assembly in the 15th District in the East Bay. If elected, Sam would be the first person of color to represent Berkeley. Currently, Sam is the general counsel of the Greenlining Institute, a civil rights organization headquartered in Berkeley.

Stephen Lucia teaches English at Carlmont High School in Belmont and is completing a master’s degree in educational administration at Santa Clara University.

Justin Ohanessian launched College Labor (, an online marketplace that connects people hiring for odd jobs and errands with local college students. He wrote the business plan for College Labor in his USF entrepreneurship class under Brett Bonthron back in 2007. Since its launch, College Labor has created over $100,000 in earnings for students in the Bay Area, including 23 USF students.

Jessica Ringer partners with Jessica Dragotto in operating a graphic design boutique called Monella Designs. Monella Designs has offices in San Francisco and Modesto.

Robert Stanley graduated with a dual master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health and School of Advanced International Studies in 2012. He is currently working for USAID in South Africa on the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Kanika Chhabra recently completed a master’s degree of science in nutrition and food service management, and now serves as the catering manager for Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Shayne Mason currently teaches at USF and maintains multiple clinical practices as a nurse-practitioner
in San Francisco. He is the co-host of the internationally syndicated radio talk show "Nurse Talk" and is pursuing his doctorate at USF.

Todd Wynn purchased a home in Northern Virginia with his family. He also landed a new job working on behalf of the electric utility industry on policy priorities at both the state and federal levels.

Joshua Michael Harrison is currently deployed to Afghanistan as an aeromedical physician’s assistant for the U.S. Army. He takes care of more than 700 soldiers and flying medevac missions, serving as the frontline medical care provider for our injured servicemen and women.

Sandra Jewett EdD is CEO of Synchronous Education, the first synchronous platform that successfully utilizes a blended learning model to provide certificate programs and post-graduate degrees from a number of colleges and universities around the world.

09 Cheryl MahoneyIn November 2013, Cheryl Mahoney published her first novel, "The Wanderers,"
a young adult fantasy novel based on fairy tales. Her book is available in print and
as an e-book on Amazon.

10 Leandra Cartagena Leandra Cartagena ’10 loves her job at
St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.

Leandra Cartagena is the bilingual event marketing representative at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Atlanta, primarily planning events to raise money for children suffering from cancer. She organized the Univision Radiothon, which raised $34,000, and is currently planning another one. She loves her job and the opportunity to give back to her community.

10 Kamila Nosovitskaya Kamilla Nosovitskaya serves as the content marketing evangelist for TDA Group, an award-winning content marketing solutions agency in Mountain View. Kamilla is also a contributing writer for Miss A, an online publication
covering the intersection of charity and style in 21 cities, with over 1.2 million unique readers annually.

Jose Vazquez is the housing administrative aide for the City of Downey, where he coordinates the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Fund. Last August, Jose married Nalleli Padilla ’09 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto. Nalleli is studying to be a dental hygienist.

Jenny Yi is a first-year law student at Hofstra University’s School of Law. She is also a 2014 New York City Bar Diversity Fellow.

11 David AndradeDavid Andrade ’11 raised close to $100,000 for blood cancer research by participating in organized athletic activities.

David Andrade has filled various roles at Dolby Laboratories, including financial analyst and most recently business systems administrator. He successfully completed a 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe and the Waikoloa Lavaman Triathlon in Hawaii as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Team In Training." David raised close to $10,000 for blood cancer research in the process.

Glen Fernandex and Kelly Sanders were married last November in Los Angeles.

For the last two years, Jake Nagasawa has worked as a program assistant in USF's Department of
Theology and Religious Studies. He is now a PhD student in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Elizabeth Quintero Osuna was hired at Cal State East Bay, where she educates students on practicing healthier habits.

Hyder Mir Alikhan is currently a marketing intern at Yelp and is also pursuing a master of science in organizational change management at The New School in New York City.

Emily Harbourne moved to Chicago to pursue a master’s degree in journalism at the Medill School at Northwestern University.

13 Ilyse LiffreingIlyse Liffreing ’13 works as an ESL teacher
in Shanghai and freelance writes for a magazine in China, City Weekend.

Halie Colbourne has been working at a small architecture firm in the North Bay since the summer after graduation.

Angela Kristina "Lianne" M. Engage lives in Charlottesville, Va., where she has started her nursing career at the University of Virginia Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Trauma Unit.

Wallace (Lacey) Lieberthal works at the Society of California Pioneers in San Francisco, where she had interned as temporary collections assistant while still a student at USF. Lacey assists the director of library & archives in managing a variety of museum and library collections. She hopes to attend the museum studies program at John F. Kennedy University in the fall.

Ilyse Liffreing works as an ESL teacher in Shanghai and freelance writes for the largest English-language magazine in China, City Weekend. She’s in the process of applying to graduate school.



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Thomas Lytle JD and several other members of his USF law school class regularly meet for lunch at Original Joe's. Thomas is the de facto class secretary for these lunches.

Carmencita Quesada Fulgado MA recently published a coffee book table, "Memories." She also started the Fulgado and Friends Scholarship Fund for students at the University of the Philippines, which has funded 19 scholars.

After more than 40 years of practicing law, Ralph R. Garcia JD retired. He was in private practice with John Garcia JD ’76 and retired as a public defender in March 2014.

Peter A. Bagatelos JD and his wife, Anne, celebrate 40 years of marriage in July. They have two grown children and one delightful 2-year old grandson. Peter has practiced political law for 38 years. "Perhaps 40 is the right year for retirement. Time will tell," he writes.

Robert M. Dores MS is editor-in-chief of the journal, General and Comparative Endocrinology. He is also director of the Pre-professional/Allied Health Advising Center at the University of Denver.

Mary Christine Athans MA recently published a new book, "In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology and Spirituality." She is currently lecturing on this topic at universities. She is professor emerita at the University of St. Thomas and adjunct faculty at Catholic Theological Union and Loyola University Chicago.

Jeanne Powell JD published “Carousel,” a collection of essays, in March. She had two-second edition poetry books published last year and will have four additional books of poetry published this year.

Michael A. Harpending MA left the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012 to become director of the English Language Learning Center at Seattle University. His wife, Reiko Harpending MA ’78, retired in 2012.

76 Peter LoganPeter Jay Logan JD is enjoying both solo practice and collaborating with other lawyers and firms. His flexible schedule allows him to play much more music. He plays the drums with a great rock band that includes lead guitar player, Paul Gordon JD ’75.

Howard K.K. Luke JD was named 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" in Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in Hawaii. He is also the fellow and current state chair for the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Ron Dodge JD and his wife, Sandy, are semi-retired and farming in Sonoma County. They also volunteer for the Family Justice Center. The couples’ son, Corey, recently graduated from Dominican University of California and works in tunnel administration at the Presidio Tunnel in San Francisco. Their daughter, Sonya, also a Dominican graduate, is an RN working in Baton Rouge, La.

Richard Garcia MA has been married for 32 years and has two daughters. He works as a civil rights investigator with the State of Ohio and is also a Latin percussionist and a disabled Vietnam veteran. He's currently enrolled at Ohio Christian University's MBA program.

Jayne Kelly Nordstrom JD remarried (again) and is happily residing in Nevada City while working in
San Francisco. She is now the proud grandmother of nine grandchildren and recently won a complicated case at the California Court of Appeal.

83 Paul HuntPaul Hunt JD is an estate planner with offices at Marina Village in Alameda. He lives in Oakland with his wife, Melissa, and still goes backpacking every summer.

Carl Bozzo MHSL lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea with his wife of 58 years, Diane Filiece Bozzo ’56. They have seven children and 21 grandchildren. Carl is a retired dentist and most recently served as CEO and chairman of the board of National Health Care Systems. He successfully merged the company with Foundation Health in 1992 and delivered to his shareholders $4-$8 for every dollar they invested.

84 Robert La MontRobert Lamont JD married David Jones in February of last year on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. He is currently directing an American Bar Association rule
of law project in the Philippines, aimed at improving the Philippine court system through automation. Robert bought a home in Hawaii and is looking forward to vacationing there
until retiring permanently to the islands. He would love to hear from other members of the School of Law Class of 1984.

After three years in North Carolina, Sue Rokwar JD is happy to be back in San Francisco. She works as in-house claims counsel at Deans & Homer and plans to volunteer with the School of Law through activities offered by USF Career Planning.

Kim Jamieson EdD serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Tarleton State University, where she supervises aspiring administrators in their internships. She lives in Granbury, Texas.

Carol M. Langford JD just published the fourth edition of her nationally adopted textbook, "Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law." She is an adjunct professor at the USF School of Law, and her son will graduate from USF in May.

Claudia Romero MA is currently the director at St. Joseph Residence, a home for students located near the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. Many of its residents are foreign students, mostly from Asia. Through this position, Claudia was afforded the opportunity to travel to Colombia for two weeks in February.

Scott Patton JD was appointed Alameda County Superior Court judge. He is enjoying his new role.

Michael Leo MBA is proud that his daughter, Kathleen, is graduating from USF this year. Kathleen will hold a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in hospitality industry management.

88 Jan MelsenJan Melsen MBA ’88 met a group of fellow USF alumni, in Lyon, France.

Jan Melsen MBA is still working as corporate trainer in Brussels, as well as in other European countries. He enjoys lecturing on leadership and negotiation at various European business schools and being single. Every year, he holds a three-day alumni meeting of 1988-90 USF MBA graduates (the "USF CIRCLE"). This May, the group met in Lyon, France. The trip was organized by Teresa Cooper MBA ’90. Other attendees included Wilried Kainz MBA ’89, Jos Piron MBA ’89, Lars Johnson MBA ’89, Bernard Gander MBA ’89, Anne Sorensen MBA ’89, and Dirk Haro MBA ’89.

Marlene Smith-Baranzini MA was recently appointed editor for the Overland Journal, the scholarly quarterly of the Oregon-California Trails Association. She and her husband, JB, an acupuncturist, live in Tracy.

Barbara Schafer MHROD is president of United Thank Offering (UTO) of the Episcopal Church. UTO is a missionary grant program for Episcopal diocese throughout the world.

Miriam Zimmerman EdD is volunteer interim director for The Helen and Joe Farkas Center for the Study of the Holocaust in Catholic Schools at Mercy High School in San Francisco.

Andre Pierre Haddad MBA established a financial services company dealing in insurance and investments in the Middle East and North Africa. He is married with three daughters.

Joann Jelly EdD retired after 20 years of teaching psychology at the community college level. She continues to teach online.

John Michaelidis MBA lives in Athens, Greece. He runs his own company, Hospitality & Tourism Ltd., which focuses on destination marketing and tourism investments.

Dave Yeske MA contributed a chapter titled, "Policy-Based Financial Planning: Decision Rules for a Changing World" to the book "Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing," which was published by Wiley Finance in February.

Elizabeth Brekhus JD was elected president of the Marin County Bar Association and was elected mayor pro tem of the Ross Town Council. Elizabeth practices law in Marin County and focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on real property litigation.

Amy Marsh (Development Director Certificate) is a clinical sexologist who is happy to announce three encyclopedic entries in the upcoming "Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis," which will be published by AltaMira Press in August. She is currently analyzing the results of a small descriptive survey of 225 erotic "recreational" hypnotists and has a private practice in Albany and El Cerrito.

Luke Perkocha MBA recently joined Kaiser Permanente as a physician at the San Rafael Medical Center, where he works part-time. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family and friends and maintains interest in new technology and start-up businesses.

Wanda Sabir MA recently traveled to Brazil to meet women who are a part of a sorority called The Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Good Death (Irmandade da Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte), a small but renowned Afro-Catholic religious group in the state of Cachoeira, Bahia, Brazil. Last summer, she also traveled to East Africa (Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe), where she met many activists, artists, and educators, among them Emze Pete O'Neal, co-founder of the Kansas City Black Panther Party chapter. She was accepted into a depth psychology doctoral program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, and her work will take her back to Cachoeira this summer. Her focus is the effect of trauma on memory, specifically genetic memories connected to enslavement and colonization.

Veronika Briggs Benion JD lives in Arizona, where she opened The Christian Law Office. She practices family, juvenile, and personal injury law. Veronika has handled at least one case per year on either a pro-bono basis or at a greatly reduced rate.

In January, Jeremy Brahm MA started a new job at TECT Corporation in Cincinnati as a marketing analyst.

John Garrison MBA teaches English literature at Carroll University. In 2012-13, he received research fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the American Philosophical Society, and the Beinecke Library at Yale University. He recently published his first book, “Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance.”

Deborah Grant MNA was named director of development for the Western U.S. at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The trust was founded in 1949 and now has more than 300,000 members and supporters nationwide.

Fred J. Kuo MA and Cristina Dieguez-Kuo welcomed their third child, Anabel Penelope, last December. Fred is currently director of student involvement at Fairfield University.

John Baldwin MNA retired in November of last year and is spending most of his time volunteering and acting.

Julia Veit JD is a member of Hanson Bridgett’s Pro-Bono Committee and is organizing a group of attorneys at her firm, including Dennis McQuaid JD ’70,to get accreditation from the Veterans Administration to provide legal services to veterans. This is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to give back to the servicemen and women who have given so much and have so many unmet needs for legal assistance.

After 17 years in the corporate world, Carmine Del Sordi MBA wrote "Welcome to the Big Leagues: Nine Innings of Essential Tips for the Corporate Rookie." His book provides survival tips to young professionals.

02 Lois Merriweather-MooreLois Merriweather Moore EdD was appointed by Governor Brown to the State of California 4th District Agricultural Association. She serves as chair of the Legislative Committee for the Sonoma-Marin Fair Board.

Judith Olund MS
earned a doctor of management in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2012 with Delta Mu Delta distinction. Her doctoral dissertation, “Qualitative Research in Understanding Effects of Mobile Technology Use in Worker-Leader Relationships" was published by ProQuest-CSA, LLC.

Noreen Scott MNA is off exploring the world again via a Danube River Cruise and then a trip to Israel. In 2015, she will be flying to London, Paris, Thailand, and Laos, among other places. She loves to travel and hopes she can continue doing it forever.

03 Jodie TangaJodie V. Tanga MA is director of business development at Pacific Rim Mortgage and a mother of two to Dylan and Liv. She lives in Honolulu, where she focuses on purchase and refinance loans in Hawaii, California, and Nevada.

Richard E. Studley MA
is certified in thanatology and holds the professional designation of CT from the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

05 Kristen ProscholdKristen Bauer Proschold JD
was elected partner by Baker & McKenzie, LLP, where she represents companies in all stages of tax controversies. She advises companies facing potential tax controversies pre-audit, during the audit and administrative appeals process, during alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and in U.S. Tax Court. Earlier this year, Kristen became a licensed certified public accountant in California. She also co-authored an 800-page international tax treatise, "U.S. Corporations Doing Business Abroad."

05 Mysti BerryMysti Berry MFA is a principal content strategist at Two of his short stories were published in anthologies in 2013. He will be appearing as a featured speaker at the Center for Information-Development Management in Seattle and as a panelist at Left Coast Crime, Monterey.

Brother Paul Ickes, CFC, MA is completing 25 years of ministry at Brother Rice High School in Chicago.
He currently serves as Campus Ministry, Peer Ministry, and KAIROS Director. He is also starting his 22nd year as head boys’ volleyball coach this spring.

Ren Jaffe MBA has been working with Underwriters Laboratories for the past three years, focusing on brand/retailers’ ethical supply chain programs. Oren has recently had his second child, a girl named Zoey, who is now little sister to 3-year-old Jonah.

Jason Fellner JD is a partner at Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney in San Francisco, where he serves private and corporate clients across California. He was selected as a 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer. Jason and his wife, Nathalie, are expecting their third child in June.

After graduating from USF, Matthew Pfeffer JD worked for the Madera County District Attorney's Office for more than five years. He now works at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Deborah Williams MA is working on publishing a book of poetry and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.

Agustin Maes MA
was one of two runners-up for the 2014 Miami University Press Novella Contest for his novella, "Newborn."

Jason Trimiew MA is building on a 15-year career with various social sector organizations in the U.S. and overseas. He launched a consulting venture, Trimiew Strategy Group, to help mission-driven firms deliver sustainable, scalable social impact programs.

Jennifer Applegate JD became a partner at Parranto & Applegate, LLP. She practices family law almost exclusively, which she describes as "equal parts rewarding and maddening." But, she adds, "It certainly feels good when we can get people to put their children's interests first." She was sorry to miss the reunion due to illness but invites classmates to drop a line if they're in Sonoma, where she lives.

Heather Boshears Robbins JD joined Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu, LLP, a law firm based in San Mateo specializing in estate planning, probate litigation, business and real estate transactions, civil litigation, employment disputes, and bankruptcy. She is a member of the executive committee of the San Mateo County Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Section and serves as co-chair of the Section’s New Attorney Group. Heather is a long-term volunteer at the San Francisco SPCA.

Mary Grace Almandrez EdD received a Managing for Excellence Award at Brown University for her commitment to empowering, educating, and supporting staff.

Gary W. Criss Mat is a HERS II rater with CalCERTS and is consulting and teaching building science as a building performance contractor in Sonoma County. He is also an associate with

11 Randi WrenWhile not yet a rabbi, Randi Wren MA has been studying theology for many years. Randi's passion is to discuss and reflect upon life's ultimate issues. She specializes in counseling of interfaith relationships, general relationship issues, and also teen angst.

Rachel Marie Brunson MA moved to Columbia, S.C., to begin her career in the higher education and student affairs field. She is currently the coordinator of supplemental instruction in the Student Success Center at the University of South Carolina. She reports that she now says "y'all" even more than she did when living in San Francisco.

Julinda Caldwell MPA presented at the African American Male Education Network & Development (A2MEND) Conference in March.

Leighia Fleming MA landed her dream job as coordinator of student judicial affairs at UC Merced. She enjoys having conversations with students about how their everyday choices can impact their futures. She misses San Francisco and writes that the cows and horses on her drive to work don't compare to city life.

Ruizhi Li MA recently moved back to China after working in San Francisco for a short time. Ruizhi welcomes email from his fellow classmates at

Thomas D'Aquin Mbatna Taiwe MA lives in Cameroon, where he serves as director of campus ministry at a Jesuit high school. He organizes retreats and also works for vocation promotion in his West Africa Jesuit Province.

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