Alumni Class Notes

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1951 Robert M. Fairbanks and his wife, Pat, recently moved to Portola Valley from Southern California after spending 50 years away from the Bay Area. They would love to hear from classmates and can be reached at (605) 424-4256.

1952 Ralph Thomas, the current NFL record-holder for the fastest consecutive touchdowns, fondly remembers playing on USF’s 1951 championship football team. Ralph set the record in 1955 and played in the NFL for three years.

1953 Ricky J. Curotto JD ’58 was recently appointed to the Library Advisory Board of the Gellert Library of Notre Dame de Namur University.

1956 William A. Beaver, O.S.B., is the recent recipient of a pacemaker and now “runs on batteries” at the age of 84.

After 54 years in public accounting, Richard Rochford retired from Rochford, Burns & Associates in June.

1958 Michael Dennis Johnson reports he is “still alive and kickin’!”

1959 After 42 years of secondary school teaching and administration, Bernard (Bill) Ames, Education Credential ’60 retired in 2002. He and his wife, Shirley, recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Reynald Bianchi teaches part time, after retiring from teaching at the college-level in Taiwan. His wife, Hui, is an elementary school teacher, and he has one son and three daughters.

1961 Terrence Callan continues his legal career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco, where he is a partner. His work was honored by the State Bar of California’s Antitrust & Unfair Competition Section.

Donald Stenson is enjoying retirement after 35 years with Spreckels Sugar and plans to travel extensively outside the U.S. A widower, he is engaged to Gale Lana, a fellow widow from nearby Orinda.

1962 Kathleen McDonnell Farrell and her husband, Walt, continue to live in the city and are the proud grandparents of four. She writes, “I’m recovering from the realization that 50 years have passed since graduation(!!) by continuing my volunteer activities in our parish, neighborhood, club, and community...along with a little golf and traveling.”

Michael Hannan and his wife, Bee, recently celebrated their seventh year in Arizona, having moved themselves and their travel agency, San Marin Travel, to Chino Valley in 2005. They continue to specialize in cruise vacations and group travel.

E. Douglas Taylor and his wife, Jane, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Disneyland in July with 19 family members.

Hal Urban, Education Credential ’65, MA ’66, EdD ’78 published his sixth book, “20 Gifts of Life,” in September.

1963 Robert Allan Joyce lives with his wife of 46 years, Beverly, in Kingwood, Texas, where he works as a lawyer for Chevron, negotiating contracts for major capital projects. They have two children who live in the Bay Area. He writes that he is “looking forward to retirement in a year and a half, so I can focus my full attention on my deteriorating golf game.”

Beverly Marie Parks celebrated her mother’s 100th birthday in October. “She is still physically healthy and very interested in life,” she writes. “I feel so lucky to still have her.”

1965 Patricia Saviano Farrell writes, “Life is a joy with family, friends, and creating my art. I sculpt stone, primarily marble, as well as creating bronzes using the lost wax method. Check out my website:”

John T. Malloy took his two grandsons, Cole and Jake Malloy, to the Dons baseball camp at USF in August. He writes, “We had a great time, and hopefully Cole and Jake will be playing for USF baseball in the future!”

1966 Jo Ann De La Torre Cahill chaired the 2012 USF California Prize for Service and the Common Good, which was awarded to the San Francisco Giants in November. Although mostly retired from her nursing career, she continues to administer wellness programs for major corporations through Concentra Health Services. She and her husband, John Cahill, recently returned from three weeks in France with USF friends.

1967 Dr. Michael P. Collins serves as chief of the Division of General Thoracic Surgery at the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He specializes in thoracic surgical oncology and is also a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He and his new wife, Shirley Ann, recently moved to Murray, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City.

Francis Anthony Doherty retired in 2004 as a Delta Airlines international captain at John F. Kennedy Airport and plans to retire soon from his second career as a check and training captain with Boeing. He lives in West Norwalk, Conn., with his wife, Catherine.

1968 A retired nursing educator, Sandra De Bella Bodley EdD ’86 enjoys traveling and recently spent some time in Moscow and St. Petersburg, immersed in Russia’s rich history.

Betty Baysinger Fracisco, of the law firm Garrett & Jensen, is a member of the Board of Governors of California Women Lawyers.

Ted Furlow received an MA in pastoral theology from Loyola Marymount University in May. He is currently the director of pastoral planning for the Diocese of San Bernardino. His wife, Terri Furlow, is the director of the Health Care Center at Leisure World in Seal Beach and an avid watercolor artist. The couple celebrated the birth of their eighth grandchild, Annie, this past spring.

Marsha Jobst has been married to her high school sweetheart, G. Michael Jobst, for 45 years. She is retired from St. Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma and currently lives in Lincoln. “Mike and I love to travel and spend time with our five grandchildren and their families and spend time at our youngest son’s restaurant, Tommy J’s, in Davis,” she writes.

Charles LaCroix retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Juvenile Justice in 2010, after 10 years of part-time service and eight years of full-time service. After 33 years, he has also stopped teaching juvenile law and procedures at San Joaquin Delta Community College. He and his wife, Christine, have a daughter, two sons, and a 1-year-old grandchild.

Linda Lynn Lucasey Phares continues her work as a physical therapist. Her greatest joy, she writes, comes from her sons, Andy and Ted, her daughter, Jen, and her grandson, Michael.

George Washburn continues to serve as radio project director for the Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority, building and managing voice and data communications systems for public safety agencies in Santa Clara County. This part-time effort, he writes, fills in the time between family activities, photography, and travel.

1969 Peter A. Lynch retired from Merrill Lynch as a financial adviser in 2005. He now lives in Santa Cruz de Miramar, Mexico, and spends his summer months fly fishing on the Eastern Sierra.

1970 Raymond Quock is the Allen I. White Distinguished Professor and department chair of pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University.

Terrence Tilley, the Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Professor of Catholic Theology and chair of the Theology Department at Fordham University, was awarded the John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America this past June.

1971 After 40 years of caring for patients, Maureen Murphy Jenkins retired from nursing. She writes, “Nursing, for me, has been a wonderful career—always an adventure!”

Retired Navy chief Dennis Allan Martin expects to have a new version of his book, “Celubrious: A Celebration of Life,” ready for publication next spring.

Carol Rosenblatt JD ’78 recently moved her elder care coaching and consulting business,, to a new office in San Rafael. She and her husband, Mikol Davis EdD ’80, work together on co-mediating cases. Their two children, Jessica and Brendan, live and work in the Bay Area.

John P. Storm was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Santa Rosa in August.

1972 Joe Schmiedl MS ’84 was promoted to associate vice president of academic operations at Hawaii Pacific University.

After 25 years as a security officer, Michael Schnautzer recently retired due to medical problems.

1973 Linda Winant started a new position in June as business analysis consultant with Fidelity Investments in Westlake, Texas.

1974 Mark Glassy was recently interviewed by Sideshow Experience on his collection of science fiction memorabilia. He is the author of the book “Movie Monsters in Scale: A Modeler’s Gallery of Science Fiction and Horror Figures and Dioramas.”

Rev. Robert J. Mayer completed his 15th year at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., where he works as senior librarian and assistant professor of theological bibliography.

1975 Paulina Van was recently appointed professor and chair of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at California State University, East Bay.

1976 Vasiliko Limberis is a religion professor at Temple University. Her latest book, “Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs,” was published in 2011.

1977 Samuel J. Angulo was named the 92nd president of the El Paso District Dental Society.

James Bridges MA ’78 has been teaching at Georgian Court University in New Jersey for the past 12 years.

Nancy Kermoian Gazzano splits her time between Nevada and Petaluma. Next March will mark her ninth year as an analyst for the West Coast sales office of The North Face.

Leslie Hulsbus Hummel is the author of “Shebug: Dissecting the Gold Digger,” a satirical exposé of a female fortune hunter, and “Shebug Origin: Russia.”

1978 Paul Pastorino, who works as an account manager at the North Bay Business Journal, recently became the newspaper’s representative to the North Bay Leadership Council, a nonprofit leadership forum that educates Sonoma, Marin, and Napa county leaders on issues of regional importance and advocates for intelligent change.

1979 Michael Gotianun manages procurement and insurance activities for his family’s real estate development and banking business, Filinvest Development Corp. He is based in the Philippines.

1980 Eva Marie Carney is a partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP in Washington, D.C., where she counsels hedge fund and other private adviser clients on securities compliance. She is also an elected legislator for her Native American tribe, the Citizen Potawatomis, and would be happy to give tours of her legislative offices. She invites fellow USFers to contact her through her website,

Joya De Rossett MPA ’08 sings and is a board member of the San Jose Symphonic Choir, a group well known for its outreach concerts for school-age children. She is also a board member of the Silicon Valley Arts Coalition, representing the coalition at the San Jose Arts Commission and other venues.

Janet Goodall co-wrote “Review of Best Practice in Parental Engagement,” which centers around her years of research on engagement in children’s learning.

Renee Lopes Woywitka obtained a bachelor of science in kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in 2003 and is currently working for a private company doing disability management in Vancouver, Canada.

1981 Matt Allio is in his eighth year as head of school at Walden School in Pasadena.

Antoine De Cazotte was the executive producer of the film “The Artist,” which won a host of awards including five Oscars, seven BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, and several Independent Spirit awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently named Jasmine Madatian to the newly created position of managing director of communications. She will oversee all of the academy’s publicity and corporate communications campaigns, including the Academy Awards.

Samsom Meriem lives in Marseille, France, and is married with a 29-year-old son and a 22-year-old daughter.

1982 Karim Ajania is editor-in-chief of Mezimbite Magazine, which focuses on African ecology and economics.

For several years, Kimberly A. Kovasala has been coaching swimming and tennis and plans to relocate to Florida from Tucson, Ariz.

1983 Roberta Cunningham is the happy, healthy, and married mother of three baseball-loving sons. She works in pediatrics at Kaiser in Oakland, where she is the medical director of the Well Baby Nursery/Family Care Unit, and will soon become a certified lactation consultant.

Michael Delaney MHSL ’87 is celebrating 25 years in business. His Fresno-based firm, Delaney Matrix, consults with organizations to improve their strategic planning, marketing, and advertising programs.

Karen S. Hawes and her husband, Tim Bolton, live in Manhattan, Kan., where she works as a primary care nurse practitioner in a clinic. Her first child graduated from college and the other is just starting at the University of Kansas. She writes, “Big accomplishment this summer has been riding 150 miles on a bike for multiple sclerosis. Would love to hear from classmates.”

1984 Robert Z. Ayanian recently opened Robert’s Espresso, a full service espresso bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dessert in San Francisco.

Barbara Kosarin-Ritter works as a bespoke stationer for Dempsey and Carroll in New York City. She recently purchased a new home in historic Rhinebeck, N.Y., and is pursuing holistic studies and the business of wellness and art.

1985 Tony Bartenetti is the executive vice president of all field operations and sales for Nelson, the largest independent provider of staffing services and solutions in California.

Carol Beck Osenga and a group of friends from the Class of ’85 recently held a mini-reunion in San Francisco. She writes, “Amazing to have such a great group of friends who came from the Bay Area, SFO, Washington, Sacramento, Napa, and Alaska. Sorry to admit, we are all turning 50, so had to get together to celebrate!”

1986 Sam Crump joined Edward Jones Investments in Novato as a financial adviser last year. He is also a member of the USF North Bay Alumni Council. One of his children is a Marine deployed in Afghanistan.

James Coy Driscoll works in a private legal practice representing tenants against their landlords in eviction lawsuits and suing landlords who fail to meet their legal obligations. He writes, “I live and work in San Francisco and am engaged to the best woman in the world!”

Stephanie (Rabaino) Ozeran assisted her husband, Steven, in setting up his plastic and reconstructive surgery practice, which they recently expanded into a surgery center. They have been happily married for 21 years and enjoy spending time with their three beautiful daughters, Leila, Rachel, and Alexandra.

1988 After 14 years in public accounting, Patricia V. DeSoto recently opened her own tax and accounting practice in Stockton. Her daughter is a junior at Loyola Marymount University.

Bridget Parsh EdD ’09 lives in Sacramento with her husband, David, and two children, Sophie and Jack. She returned to USF for a doctorate and is now an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Sacramento State.

1989 Kari Elizabeth (Parker) Garcia and her husband, Art Garcia, helped their daughter Nicole move into Fromm Hall this past August. Nicole was baptized at St. Ignatius Church in 1994 and is a business major at USF.

1990 In May, Damian Bacich received tenure and a promotion to associate professor of Spanish at San José State University. He was also elected chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures.

Michael Crowle is looking forward to his retirement from the Mississippi Army National Guard in the spring of 2013. He will be transitioning to a career in IT management in the New Orleans area.

Lawrence Patrick Lemos lives in Long Beach with his husband, Lars, and their two Australian shepherds. He is a gerontological clinical nurse specialist for the VA Long Beach Healthcare System and the clinical nurse adviser for gerontological nursing for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Nursing Services in Washington, D.C. He is also president-elect of the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs, the professional association for registered nurses employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

1991 Métier, the company Douglas Clark founded 14 years ago, was recently recognized as one of the best places to work in the North Bay by the North Bay Business Journal for the second year in a row. The company also received international recognition for its giving program, Protectors to Project Managers, which provides project management training and professional development coaching to wounded veterans.

Kelly Herring has retired and now resides in Texas.

Sondra Burden Howard lives in Tampa, Fla., where she works at a project management firm providing IT project management services. She writes, “I love the sun and the beach…Life is good!”

Stevan White is now chief technology officer for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

1992 Kathleen Lucey McKeon has been married for 10 years and lives with her four children in San Francisco.

Ann Trinca recently opened Echo, an art gallery and artists’ studio located in Calistoga. Her partner in this venture was J. Kirk Feiereisen, whom she met at an art opening last year and went on to wed earlier this year.

1993 Raul Rivera reports that he returned from Belgium two years ago and will be ready for retirement in another three.

1994 Since January, Brian Joseph Block has been working on the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Community Livelihoods Project in Sana’a, Yemen. He is enjoying the opportunity to learn more about the country’s fascinating history.

Candy (Thompson) Bryant lives in Eureka and works for the County of Humboldt as a social worker. She hopes to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Humboldt State University and would love to hear from classmates from the National Semiconductor Group who attended USF in 1993 and 1994.

1995 Robert Hendricks and his wife, Catherine, are the proud parents of Siena Grace Hendricks. He writes, “We thank God for blessing us with such a miracle baby.”

1996 Nathalie (Huang) Campos works as a utilization management nurse at John Muir Physician Network. She enjoys playing tennis and travelling and recently returned from Tokyo. She would love to hear from other nursing alumni.

Kevin B. Cavalli and his wife, Noelle, welcomed their second child in June, a healthy daughter named Gianna Lauren Cavalli.

Kent German is senior managing editor for CNET Reviews. He lives in San Francisco with his partner of 10 years, Eric.

Brandon Horvath, his wife, and three young daughters are moving to Bend, Ore., where he will serve as assistant general counsel for St. Charles Health System. He held a similar position with Samaritan Health Services for the last five years.

Virginia (Ward) Justice is a speechwriter for the chief executives at Amway, a global enterprise based in Ada, Mich. She lives in Grand Rapids, Mich., with her husband and two sons.

1997 Gladys E. Barbieri is a first grade teacher and the author of “Rubber Shoes,” a children’s book offering a lesson in gratitude. The book won second place in the International Latino Book Awards’ Best Children’s Picture Book—Bilingual category.

1998 Catherine Miskow is a professor of modern languages at Santa Clara University, where she teaches French and Japanese.

1999 Jennifer Bayley works in New York City as the head of public relations for the fashion brand Express. She and her husband, Gavin Jones, welcomed their daughter, Penelope Lillian Jones, in August.

In May, Rebekah (Davis) Reid received a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, where she is a member of the Order of the Barons and the Order of the Coif. She recently joined the NASA Johnson Space Center Office of Chief Counsel.

Dion Roberts is the executive director of the Mary Elizabeth Inn, a nonprofit organization that provides safe housing and supportive services to women who have experienced domestic violence.

2000 Dorothy Santos is a freelance writer and curator in San Francisco. She serves as arts editor and curator of Asterisk San Francisco Magazine’s “Gallery” section. She blogs for ZERO1: The Arts and Technology Network, and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Santos is the new media and public relations strategist for the Bay Area online art magazine, Art Practical. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in visual and critical studies at the California College of the Arts.

2001 Judith M. Backover recently retired from teaching adult education and at-risk teens.

Meghan (Kelly) Milovich married Brian Milovich in June of last year. She is an English teacher at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo and recently started her own business as a stylist for Stella & Dot. She and her husband live in Walnut Creek.

Shaina Pomerantz is currently attending Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La., after a stint teaching high school in Brooklyn, N.Y. She writes, “I hope everyone from my Sacramento cohort is doing well, and I hope to reconnect!”

Jude Leo Watters left the business world and is actively involved with local political action groups. He has seven children and is waiting on a grandchild.

2002 Keegan M. Bell and his wife, Brenna, will be welcoming their second daughter in December, with their first, Olive, now 2 1/2 years old. They live in Orange, and Keegan thoroughly enjoys his job at The Wooden Floor, raising funds to send first-generation students to college.

Jordan Green was recently married and is expecting his first child, a son, next year. He still lives in the Bay Area and works as an assistant general manager for Aramark.

Claudia Martinez is completing the second year of her MBA at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Former Dons basketball player LyRyan Russell MA ’12 returned to his high school alma mater, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, to be the new head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team. He played basketball professionally in Germany for six years and returned to San Francisco to obtain his master’s degree in school and college counseling at USF.

2003 Andrew Francis lives in New York, where he works for Columbia University as an analyst.

Danielle K. Morone and her husband, Stephen, welcomed a daughter, Keira Lisbeth Tee, on Sept. 9, 2011 and a son, Henry Francis Tee, on Sept. 15, 2012. She writes, “We are happily living in Carlsbad, CA, and I am continuing to practice land use and environmental law when not on maternity leave!”

Sharon (Tomsky) Singam MBA ’09 recently got married and moved to Walnut Creek. She continues to work in research for an insurance company and enjoys volunteering with the Junior League of San Francisco.

Leslie Waters received her doctorate in history from UCLA in August and started a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., where she teaches modern European history.

2004 Beck Buck Douville is living in Seattle with her husband, Travis, and working as a chocolatier. The couple welcomed their son, Cadel Anthony, in July.

Monique (Alderdice) Fritz married Derek Fritz on Oahu, Hawaii, in September. They live in San José.

After earning her MA in English from San Francisco State University, Viola Lasmana is now entering her second year as a College Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California’s English PhD program.

Kevin Rose recently opened a chiropractic and sports injury clinic in San Diego.

Matthew Santos and his wife, Arlene (Ganancial) Santos, welcomed the birth of their son, Maximus.

2005 Last year, Jennifer Geeslin volunteered abroad in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal, teaching English, working in orphanages, and assisting women’s empowerment public health groups. She recently started a master’s program in psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York.

2006 Monica Ortiz Faria and her husband, Ryan, were married in June in St. Ignatius Church by Albert Grosskopf, S.J. She writes, “A special thank you to Father Al, Margaret, and Dan with the parish. Margaret said we must have had an angel on our side because we got a beautiful sunny day in June in the city! Looking forward to starting our new life together in the San Francisco Bay Area!”

Daniela Natasha Lopez-Garcia graduated from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in December 2010 and passed the California bar exam on her first attempt. She recently completed her first year as an attorney for the Department of Health Care Services and started a master of public administration program at USF’s Sacramento Campus in September.

2007 Jose Antonio P. Angara sent in a note for his classmates: “Hello Class A0606. When is our get together? Please continue practicing our motto ‘Men and Women for Others!’ Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (AMDG). Viva A0606!!!”

A recent recipient of a master’s degree in social work from San Francisco State University, Jessica Diaz works as a clinical case manager with Buckelew Programs, an assisted independent living program in San Rafael, where she provides mental health treatment and education to adults with severe mental illness.

Meagan Lavelle recently got engaged to Daniel Eyster ’06.

In June, Therese Macasiray got married in St. Ignatius Church.

2008 Norma Jean Belenky writes, “Hope everybody’s doing well! I’m currently living in Bali recording an album of songs I wrote! Please check out my Facebook for all the exciting details:”

Amy Allison Johnson graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law in May and has been selected for the Los Angeles City Attorney training program.

After graduation, Sara McCarthy spent a year doing media and public relations for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. She received a master’s in education from Azusa Pacific University this year and is currently working as the director of admissions and public relations at her alma mater, Alverno High School, in Sierra Madre.

David S. Medina received an MBA in executive management from St. Mary’s College in 2011 and continues to work as human resources director for Episcopal Community Services. He writes, “I hope to start a PhD program by the end of 2013 and would like to sail off into retirement, teaching creative writing, professional business writing, and human resources management. We’ve got to have a class reunion! Our cohort was invaluable to our success! Miss you all!”

Alexandra (Molaro) Stell married Dan Stell in the summer of 2011. She recently received a master’s degree in school counseling and is now working as a high school guidance counselor.

2009 Laise Popal reports that he has run 200 miles since the beginning of the year!

Rebecca Seaton celebrated the grand opening of her clothing boutique, Pink and Harmony, at its new location in Harbor Village. The business’s name is a word play on peace and harmony, intended to highlight its focus on finding designers and nonprofits with progressive incentives.

Chelsea Sterling writes in with an update about a new venture opened by fellow USFer Carlos Alejo ’08 and Ramsey Hanna ’10—San Francisco’s first Latin American wine bar. Antologia Vinoteca is located in North Beach and serves a diverse selection of wines and Latin American fusion food. Michael Villasenor ’08 helped design its website, “As you can see,” she writes, “Antologia has deep roots in USF.”

2010 Shamoun Aszed writes that he is continuing his educational journey as a master’s student in the transportation engineering program at the California Maritime Academy.

Katie Bowen-Williams is pursuing her master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University while living in Khentii aimag in eastern Mongolia. She works as a school social worker for the Peace Corps. She writes, “Anyone who makes it to Mongolia is welcome to stay in my ger!”

Gustavo Beltran and Rebecca Burtwell were married in early November.

Christina Stockton, four-time All-West Coast Conference player for USF, was a contestant on the Golf Channel’s reality show, “The Big Break Atlantis,” this past summer, finishing fourth out of 12 contestants. She is currently participating in qualifying tournaments for the LPGA Symetra Tour and spoke on a sports panel at the 2012 California Women’s Conference. She continues to pursue a professional golf career and recently signed with United Talent Agency, one of the top five talent agencies in the world.

2011 Mark McLane just started a new job as a neonatal ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. “It should be great experience and I’m looking forward to serving that population and their premature and sick babies,” he writes.

Martin H. Pickard was accepted into the new graduate registered nurse program at the UC San Diego Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Ed Walker and his wife, Val, are proud to announce the birth of their first daughter, Zoey Marissa Walker, in September.

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1955 Thomas T. Anderson JD was honored by the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section with the Pursuit of Justice Award. He has also recently been commended with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire.

1964 Bruce Cornblum JD is the author of the statewide three-volume “California Insurance Law Dictionary and Desk Reference,” which is used by attorneys and judges in California and other states. He also remains in active practice, specializing in coverage litigation and insurance consultation and as an appellate counsel.

1966 Richard W. Millar Jr. JD writes, “Despite my advancing age, I am still practicing in Newport Beach and am serving as the president of the Peter M. Elliott American Inn of Court this year.”

1968 Jeffrey A. Norton JD continues to practice law and works as a volunteer employee of the California Department of Fish and Game. He and his wife, Judi, have one grandchild, Molly.

1971 Since retiring in June 2011, Joseph Shahpar MBA has been active on the board of directors of his homeowner’s association and has taken several courses on international issues at UC Berkeley Extension. He is also writing a novel that is loosely based on his travels around the world, which he hopes to complete next year. “My wife and I have agreed to be active and productive in our golden years rather than sitting home,” he writes.

Gene Szarek MA continues to serve as provincial superior of the U.S.A. Province of the Congregation of the Resurrection.

1975 Gregory Lane Hunter JD completed his 101st marathon at the 2012 Boston Marathon, in which he has participated for 18 consecutive years. He also ran the 2012 Napa Valley Marathon for the 20th year in a row.

James P. McCann JD started the McDonald, McCann & Metcalf firm in Tulsa, Okla., which specializes in litigation, business transactions, bankruptcy, and construction law.

1976 Dan Callahan MBA retired from his position as president and CEO of Foglight Software, and after many years in the Bay Area, he and his wife moved to south Orange County to be closer to their daughters and three young granddaughters. He still makes time for golf three to four times a week and is currently golfing a four handicap!

Peter Logan JD reports that his law practice and his blues band, Catbone, are going strong.

1977 Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Dale Brodsky JD to the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. She has been a partner at Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, a Sacramento and Oakland firm representing employees and unions, since 2002.

David Fishman JD recently returned from Moscow, where he served as a consultant to the American Bar Association (Section of International Law, Russia/Eurasia Committee, and Rule of Law Initiative) for the launch of a cooperative U.S.-Russia effort under the Obama-Medvedev Bilateral Presidential Commission Innovation Subcommittee.

1978 Jeffery Baker JD was admitted to the State Bar of California on Sept. 6, 34 years after earning his law degree from USF. In the meantime, he got married, had three children, worked as an insurance adjuster, and took the bar exam seven or eight times.

Retired judge Peggy Fulton Hora JD will attend the Maori blessing and first session of the New Zealand Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Courts in November. She consulted on the project for three years and spoke at a training conference earlier this year. She also recently served as the keynote speaker at the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration and the Australian National Drug Court Conference in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia, respectively.

Sandra Price JD, a partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP, was elected as the 2012-13 president of the San Francisco Estate Planning Council.

1979 Eric Hamburg JD recently completed a book, “Give Peace a Chance,” with David Hamburg. It will be published by Paradigm Press in early 2013.

José-Luis Orozco MA was honored at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s annual awards gala in Los Angeles for Lifetime Achievement—Leadership in the Arts.

1980 Dolores Dalton JD is a civil litigator and court-appointed mediator with Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer in Emeryville.

Rev. Tim Westma is retired from full-time parish work and putting his counseling degree to work in a private practice setting.

1983 So Joseph MA received a BA in psychology and an MA in educational counseling.

G. Jean Laurin-Lawrence MS is completing her ThD dissertation, “Icons and Idols,” and looking forward to becoming a wedding and celebration minister.

Autumn Wagner MBA is working as a senior learning and organizational development consultant at UCSF and UC Berkeley. Previously, she was with American Airlines as a western region performance improvement partner, where she was instrumental in bringing the SFO team the “Customer Cup” award. Her daughter is currently in graduate school studying classical voice.

1984 Sue Rokaw JD recently returned to San Francisco following two and a half years in North Carolina, where she and her husband started a construction business and where she taught legal subjects at local colleges. She now works as claims counsel at Deans & Homer, an insurance managing underwriting firm established in 1856.

1986 Kenneth R. Fehrman EdD teaches color and design classes at the university level and recently started, an e-commerce website offering limited edition jewelry, art, home décor, and curiosities.

Francisco Grijalva EdD is returning to San Francisco after a 22-year absence, during which he served 17 years as head of school at The Overlake School in Redmond, Wash. He is excited about his return to the city and plans to do project consulting for schools and nonprofits in the area after taking time off.

1987 Steve Schwartz JD published “The Law of Strings,” a short story collection, in August. His novel, “The Consequence of Skating,” won the silver medal for the Book of the Year in Literary Fiction from the Independent Publisher. His works are published under his pen name, Steven Gillis.

John E. Ter Beek JD lives in Wyoming, Mich., and recently teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union to defend the rights of medical marijuana patients throughout the state of Michigan after his town outlawed medical marijuana through a city ordinance. They received a unanimous appellate court decision in their favor. He also filed a suit challenging the absolute freedom of speech rights on the Internet.

1988 Muhammad Ijaz Hussain MA sent an update from Pakistan, where he works as an officer in the planning department. He plans to retire in three years and remembers his time at USF fondly. He writes, “I still miss the weather of San Francisco and its beaches. I hope that I will visit this city and USF someday.”

Patricia Sepp-Jones MA has returned to the Bay Area after nine years teaching at Howell’s School in Denbigh, North Wales, U.K.

1989 Janet Briel MBA is senior director of clinical research for leukemia at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her husband, Mike Briel MBA ’87, is a certified financial planner with Ameriprise Financial. They live in Clarksville, Md., and have three children, Katlyn, Brooks, and Madison.

Wayne Madden MA has fully retired from teaching but still volunteers at the school across the street from his home. “If you love something enough, you will do it for free if you can,” he writes. “I obviously love teaching.”

In July, the National Episcopal Church in Indianapolis commissioned Barbara G. Schafer MHROD for a three-year term as the Province VIII United Thank Offering (UTO) representative. UTO is a missionary grant program for dioceses throughout the world.

1990 Russ Jackson MHROD, senior vice president of human resources at Safeway, has been chosen for the 2012 HR Honor Roll in Human Resource Executive magazine.

1991 After 10 years at Mercer, Xin Guo MBA left in 2011. He now serves as president and CEO of Career International, a recruiting and staffing company in China.

Rick Jonsen MHROD is pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa.

1992 A professor of educational leadership at Loyola Marymount University, Elizabeth C. Reilly EdD was honored for her research on women in leadership in Afghanistan by the International Studies Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

1993 John P. Mcgarry, S.J., MA serves as rector of Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, an international graduate school of theology.

1995 In September, Dave Yeske MA was awarded the Heart of Financial Planning Award by the Financial Planning Association. The award recognizes professionals who contribute to the financial planning community and public.

1996 Colleen Heidenreich JD manages her own independent college counseling business in the Bay Area called University PlanIt. She lives in Napa with her husband, Heinz, and two children, Bella, 15, and Finn, 14.

1997 Elizabeth Brekhus JD was recently elected council member of the Ross Town Council. Her interest stems from her love of the town and her experience as a civil litigation attorney in Marin County.

Stefan S. Lawrence JD was recently chosen as an Enterprise Diversity Champion for Wells Fargo & Company.

Clinical sexologist Amy Marsh, Development Director Certificate, is published in Rachel Pepper’s new anthology, “Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle, and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children.” She is currently teaching a 150-hour certificate course in hypnosis for sex therapy at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.

Paul Thompson JD is a managing partner of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost’s Sacramento office and a member of Green Technology’s Community College Advisory Board.

1998 Fred Kuo MA was promoted to director of student involvement at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn.

Lee Rudnicki JD works as an entertainment lawyer and producer in Los Angeles. His book, “My Immortal: The Vampires of Berlin,” was published in March.

1999 Stanley John Cordero MA accepted a position as director of programs for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa and recently began doctoral studies in leadership at Creighton University.

2000 After 25 years serving in leadership positions within the health care field, Victoria Emmons MPA has been named chief executive officer of Hope Hospice, a nonprofit hospice and grief support organization based in Dublin.

Ryan James EdD is a licensed clinical social worker in California. He lives in Budapest, Hungary, where he opened a clinical practice for English speakers.

Hyder Raymond Raza MA is retired and living in Costa Rica, where he spends his time teaching English and playing bridge.

2001 Stan Baker MA was recently named a U.S. Youth Soccer national Competitive Coach of the Year for 2011. He also just published a book, “Our Competition is the World.”

After 25 years as adjunct faculty at San Francisco State University, Jaime Jacinto EdD recently retired and became the director of an ESL immersion program for Japanese international students at Kunori Pacific College in Hilo, Hawaii.

Joseph T. Martin MPA does logistics work for the U.S. Navy in Singapore, which, he writes, is “a fascinating city-state in an amazing and dynamic part of the world.”

2002 Since graduating from USF, Edwin Ngoi MBA has been helping to coordinate the USF MBA and Executive MGA study tours in Shanghai, arranging visits to companies such as Nu Skin China, Nivea China, Capital Land China, Parkway Health China, CPG Group China, and Gustav Wolf Rope Suzhou Co. Ltd.

Cathy Peterson EdD was named a 2012 Fulbright Scholar and spent the first half of 2012 in Blantyre, Malawi, teaching and conducting research in the University of Malawi College of Medicine’s Physical Therapy Program.

2003 Heidi Horsley PsyD, co-founder and executive director of the Open to Hope Foundation, recently published her fourth book, “Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories for Handling the Holidays After Loss.” She is also the co-host of Open to Hope Radio and TV, which can be found at

Alexa Koenig JD recently became the interim executive director for the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Human Rights Center and was also a 2011-12 fellow for the American Association of University Women. She is currently co-authoring a book that focuses on the practical, legal, and political constraints and tactics for apprehending war criminals and recently returned from Africa, where she was helping with the Human Rights Center’s Sexual Violence and Accountability Project.

Charles Wurm MS experienced firsthand the ups and downs of working in Silicon Valley when, three days after a big meeting, the company he was working for closed its doors. Luckily, his previous employer gladly took him back. His advice: “Don’t burn your bridges.”

2004 Steven Campbell MS, author of the book “Making Your Mind Magnificent,” is conducting workshops throughout the U.S. on how to make our minds our greatest mentors. You can check out his website at

2005 Oren Ben Jaffe MBA continues his career in the corporate social responsibility industry with Underwriters Laboratories, where he works with consumer brands and retailers on ethical, sustainable supply chain programs. He lives in Castro Valley with his wife and 1 ½ year old child and invites fellow USFers to connect via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

In addition to her work as a safehouse advocate at a women’s shelter in Sacramento, Nikki Therese Myres MA is currently interning as a marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and victims of human trafficking.

2006 D. Chris Nunez MA organized the 50th anniversary celebration of the Second Vatican Council for the northern region of the Diocese of Monterey. The celebration kicks off a series of sessions throughout the diocese exploring the meaning of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, including the discussion of the role of the apostolate of the laity.

Charlie Stanton MA is retired but continues to serve as a deacon, working with the families of Sacred Heart Parish in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program and providing communion services for Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert. He lives in La Quinta and helps raise his two granddaughters.

Steve Tibstra MA is on a one-year leave from his high school teaching job to teach kindergarten in China. He writes, “Wow! Teaching English to kindergarteners is really hard! I confess: I did use a whistle once.”

Ju-Min Michelle Yen MA has received her license to teach at the university level and works in two positions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2007 In September, John Corcoran JD celebrated the one-year anniversary of his legal practice, The Corcoran Law Firm.

After a brief sojourn in Turkey, Charla Welch JD began a new job working in private practice for Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. She represents a wide variety of public agencies in all aspects of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on negotiations and labor relations.

Since graduating, Marie A. (Celestin) Young MA has produced a film, “Black Rainbows: The Colors and Self Images of African American Girls,” and gotten married. She has four children.

2009 J. Douglas Atkinson JD married his wife, Vanessa, in 2011 and welcomed his first son, Cole, this year. He also opened his own practice, focusing on personal injury law, in January.

Katherine Barg EdD is an adjunct teacher at Palo Alto Adult School, where she recently implemented the Writing Academy. The program serves adult English language learners from countries including Turkey, Italy, Spain, Fiji, China, and Bolivia.

Rachel Sears Casanta MA and her husband, Philip, welcomed their first child, Giovanni Cruz Casanta, in June.

Janine Greer MA is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Alameda, where she teaches psychology. In addition, she is currently interim program director at Alternative Family Services, a foster care agency. A proud mom, her son just left for Sacramento State.

Michael Hill MPA is pursuing a PhD in school organization and education policy at UC Davis.

Noah Woods JD has joined the Brown Law Group as an associate in San Diego and will represent employers in the areas of labor and employment law.

2010 Nancy Cappelloni EdD recently authored a book called “Kindergarten Readiness” that was published in October by Corwin Press. She is also an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Program at USF.

Natalie Chu JD and Tyler Hicks JD ’09 were married in September in St. Ignatius Church.

John Dzida MAPS, MBA married Amanda Huffman in San Juan Capistrano in August. They live in San Francisco.

Angelica N. Quinonez MA is pursuing her second MA at USF, in Catholic educational leadership. She is also a religious studies teacher at Mercy High School in San Francisco.

Mary Margaret Sullivan DNP will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a fellow.

2011 Dana Arvanites MOPA works as a press assistant at the Democratic Policy and Communications Center in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for briefing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid each morning on local, national, and international news.

Since graduating, Wheelock Bingham MBA has continued his career in wealth management.

Mitchell Friedman EdD was recently named the associate dean of career development and student affairs for the Presidio Graduate School. He was previously the term assistant professor and director of MBA professional development at USF.

Herman Semes Jr. MS is starting a new job as a research subject matter expert at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Global Public Policy Academic Group in Monterey.

David Shaw MNA is vice president of communications and marketing for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. He recently managed the commemorative festivities for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.

2012 Katie Liu JD moved to the Fremont area following a trip to Europe and is now volunteering part time at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office while she waits for her bar exam results. She paints and plays tennis in her free time.

In Memoriam


William M. Casey ’39


George F. Boicelli ’44

Frank H. Dugan ’46

Robert R. Fair ’40

John M. Gorevan ’40

John J. Hurley ’49

Sol Langsam ’49

Charles J. Lee ’49

John F. Malley ’49

Robert L. Melody ’48

William E. Mulhern ’46

George C. Snyder ’49


Richard J. Angell ’55

Alexis Balmy ’56

Robert N. Barbeau ’51

Honora Barnacle ’58

Joseph J. Bava ’55

Michael J. Buckley ’53

Leonard W. Campbell ’58

Jay M. Carter ’52

Bernard M. Clavere ’57

William J. Cloney ’50

Joe Coffey ’53

John D. Coll ’55

John A. Donovan ’50

Richard L. Duffy ’58

Harold T. Fogarty ’50

Thomas K. Frost ’51

Donald J. Garibaldi ’52

Richard J. Gibson ’51

Kathleen Griffin ’52

John I. Hannon ’50

Warren N. Haupt ’52

Stan Johnson ’56

Andrew P. Kutches ’51

John H. Mc Affery ’50

Gerald J. Moore ’53

Jim Morandi ’50

Ronald Ong ’50

Jerold S. Robinson ’59

John P. Roddy ’56

Andrew G. Stoliar ’54

Bruce D. Wagner ’51


Joseph A. Bartek ’67

John B. Bugatto ’61

Andre P. Da Silva ’61

Kenneth M. Driscoll ’64

Robert D. Finer ’61

Jane C. Fries ’61

Aloysius T. Hew ’67

Dennis M. Hooke ’65

Gary F. Kray ’66

Herbert L. Lindemann Jr. ’61

Duane J. Louis Jr. ’60

William J. Maher ’60

Kathleen Mc Carthy ’61

James M. Mc Donald ’61

James J. McCartin Jr. ’64

Samuel M. Potter ’64

Thomas B. Reid ’69

Mary Ann Scofield ’60

Anne Skewes ’69

James E. Smith III ’67

Dennis A. Troute ’68


Joseph R. Clopton ’70

Eileen Coffelt ’76

Daniel A. Cosgrove ’77

Robert J. Edelman ’70

Anne M. Garrett ’72

Carol A. Ghilardi ’71

Rita C. Glischinski ’73

Robert N. Hackney ’70

Anthony Haro ’73

Beverly Harrison ’78

Ronald Hayes ’78

David W. Hettig ’77

Lawrence R. Johnson ’77

Linda M. Johnson ’70

Ruth B. Jonas ’77

Bernadette A. Kelleher ’78

Betty L. May ’76

Dwain L. Mc Donald ’78

Michael R. Morgan ’72

Henrietta R. Puccetti ’72

Marilyn P. Quinn ’72

Leon R. Reich ’73

Marion N. Risch ’75

Rita Roberts ’79

Elizabeth B. Rodriguez ’79

Alan R. Rothstein ’71

Daniel G. Russell ’78

William J. Sable ’74

Marie Sawyer ’75

Lois C. Scanlon ’73

Leonard A. Thomas ’78

Jerry W. Warren ’76


Robert L. Anstead ’82

John J. Aveggio ’89

William S. Faught ’81

Barbara L. Felman ’81

John S. Gong ’83

Edward A. Goormastic ’85

Harriet Hammond ’84

John J. Hanley ’89

James R. Harstad ’87

Robyn L. Heen ’83

Richard G. Hippauf ’88

Sue S. Huff ’86

Melvin Hunter ’83

Robert S. Hunter ’82

Dorothy O. Kimmel ’81

John C. Progaccini ’81

Stewart R. Reuter ’80

Mary C. Robison ’86

Edith S. Stene ’81

Jerry R. Thomas ’86

Russell D. Thompson ’80

Marvin Weinstein ’89


Frances L. Bennett ’92

Michael Capps ’92

Anne G. Emerson ’92

William T. Kahl Jr. ’99

Judith M. Karls ’90

James B. Kohnen ’90

Sonja L. Levinger ’93

Gretchen A. O’Connell ’94

Anna M. Womack ’96


William P. Connolly ’00

Andrea M. Quinn ’00

Barbara A. Reid ’01

Gregory T. Schaffer ’07

Laura L. Wilson ’08


Pauline Pabalan ’12

Michelle S. Woodall ’11

Robert A. Yegge ’12


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