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1959
BERNIE SCHNEIDER recently published a history on men's intercollegiate basketball in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is titled Glory and Heartbreak and is available on Lulu.com.

1962
HENRY PALMA served as a staff sergeant on active duty from 1960 to 1962. He was married with five children while attending school. He received his commission as a second lieutenant, and he served around the world and across the U.S. He retired as a major in Texas and served as assistant chief of special programs for the Texas Department of Public Safety until his retirement in 1993.

1965
RUSSELL MAGNAGHI retired from the history department at Northern Michigan University in December 2014 after 45 years of teaching, publishing, and administrating as department head. In April 2015 he published Upper Peninsula Beer: A History of Brewing Above the Bridge. In March 2016, Michigan State University Press will publish his monograph French in Michigan.

1966
JAMES F. NOVAK retired on Jan. 1, 2015, after practicing family medicine for 45 years. Aside from 40 years in group practice in his hometown, he was a clinical instructor at the Oregon Health and Science University Family Medicine Residency in Klamath Falls, Ore. This spring, he received the Ruth and Lewis Carpenter Teaching Award. His sons are living in the Bay Area, where one is a doctor and the other is a lawyer.

1971
CHRISTINE VERTUCCI JD is the director of the Mindanao Peace Building Institute in Davao City, Philippines, which serves the Asia-Pacific region.

1972
MICHELE GRGAS POSTAL has retired as publisher of the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, Calif. She moved to Eugene, Ore., where she has been developing an “urban homestead” near downtown. She educates friends and neighbors about growing your own food on a small city lot through raising laying hens, using edible landscaping, and growing organic vegetable gardens.

1973
JOSEPH SCHIEFFER recently ran 125 miles at The Race for the Ages in Manchester, Tenn. He became the fourth runner ever to complete a race of 100 or more miles in five different decades.

1977
FRANK DUNNIGAN has written his first book, Growing Up in San Francisco19s Western Neighborhoods: Boomer Memories from Kezar Stadium to Zim's Hamburgers, which was published by The History Press in August 2014. He continues to give local history talks at book shops, public libraries, and historical associations while working on another volume, which is due out in late 2016.

1978
JAMES PONZETTI Jr. recently retired from the University of British Columbia and was recognized as an emeritus faculty member. He has edited three books by Routledge that have just been published: Evidence Based Approaches to Relationship and Marriage Education, Evidence Based Parenting Education, and Evidence Based Sexuality Education.

1983
MICHAEL GENE KELLOUGH recently graduated with an MBA from the University of Houston. 

1984
BENJAMIN JOE and his wife, Tracy, welcomed their son Nathan Liam in April. Benjamin also celebrated the second anniversary of his permanent diaconate ordination to the Diocese of Stockton in September.

1988
KEVIN SULLIVAN retired from the U.S. Army in 2008. He has enjoyed great success by leveraging his military experience with a passion for startups, innovation, and business development. He founded and leads Leading Points Corporation and Military TeeTimes.com, as well as serves as director of business development for Iterate Studio (a mobile innovation lab), with offices in Silicon Valley and Denver.

1990
THOMAS MURPHY recently completed nine years of serving on the board of directors of the California Association of Winegrape Growers. 

1991
STEVE ANGLIN is an applied mathematician and lecturer and was published in the International Journal of Mathematics and Its Applications.

DAVID TOGNOTTI JD 96 was a finalist for 2015 Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel in the category of Best IP Lawyer by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times.

1993
MICHELE MARIE JESSEN recently completed her second book, a children's novel called The Perfect Portal. Her first book is poetry within a lyrical novel about angels. She has retired early from a 15-year career as a middle school English teacher. Her hobbies include singing arias, sailing on the bay, and writing poetry.

1999
JOHN EDWARD BOWLER III is still farming and building. He was recently interviewed by Honeycombers magazine.

2003
HEATHER H. GRIGGS married Robert Stickney on Sept. 23, 2015.

GARRETT SMITH retired from the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing as asset manager at the end of October. He was responsible for monitoring the city's affordable rental and homeownership and the former redevelopment programs for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he was a vice president at the Bank of New York in the corporate trust business. He is now living in Novato with his dog, Baxter.

LESLIE WATERS has accepted a tenure-track position in modern European history at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. She is working on a book on historical border disputes in Central Europe.

2006
ERNAFE CALIBOSO MALLA married Jayson Malla on April 18, 2015, in Honolulu. Jayson is a chef for Google.

2009
MARGOT KENNEY is one of the founding co-facilitators for the International Living Future Institute Silicon Valley Collaborative. The collaborative strives to unite like-minded disruptors in our region to leverage collective efforts for the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative through measurable actions in the built environment.

2010
RAYMOND SEGISMUNDO is a marketing manager at Walmart eCommerce, where he leads online marketing initiatives.

PATRICK VISCONTI has been teaching theology since graduating from USF. He will complete a master's in theological studies from Loyola Marymount this year. He is engaged and will be married in January at St. Ignatius Church at USF.

2012
TOBIAS SYTSMA MS 14 began an economics PhD program at the University of Oregon. He also became engaged to Jennifer Jung MA '12.

2013
MIRA COLLAMORE works at Lowell High School as a paraprofessional working one-on-one with a learning-disabled student.

JANESSA HARMON established JANESSA, an Oakland-based e-commerce retail website in 2015. Her mission is to improve and serve communities through JANESSA's partnership with nonprofits for youth and housing.

2015
CATHERINE BAGG has been hired as a full-time visual designer at the University of San Francisco.

SUZANNE KINCAID was hired at MotiveMetrics as a sales department representative in Palo Alto, Calif.

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1963
JOHN MCDONNELL Jr. JD was nominated to the American Bar Association's board of governors, representing District 14.

1967
DAVID A. GARCIA JD co-authored the book California Practice Guide: Landlord-Tenant.

1975
STEVEN J. SELIGMAN JD was promoted to first vice president of Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm.
1971
JEFFREY L. BOYARSKY JD earned the distinction of Peer Review Ratings AV Preeminent Attorney.

1972
THOMAS J. BRANDI JD was named one of the Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.

1977
DAVID CLARK JD was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Commission on Uniform State Laws.

1978
ROLAND CANDEE JD was appointed as a justice on the California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel by Gov. Jerry Brown.

ROBERT DEHOLL JD was selected as a 2015 Legal Elite by Greenville Business Magazine

JANET WALWORTH JD joined Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, as counsel.

1979
BILL SCHUETTE JD delivered the commencement address at Southwestern Michigan College's 48th commencement ceremony in May.

1980
STEVAN DOUGLAS LOONEY JD authored the article, “The Destruction of WTC Buildings on September 11, 2001. A Court Hearing in an Adversarial Evidentiary Proceeding. Admissibility of Expert Testimony” in Global Research.

1981
RENE LASTRETO Jr. JD has been appointed as a judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California by Chief Judge Sydney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

FRANK PITRE JD was named one of the Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.

1982
JOHN C. CALLAN Jr. JD joined Duane Morris LLP in its San Francisco office as a partner for the firm's Real Estate Practice Group.

1983
JULIE M. KANE JD was appointed by PG&E to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer and will serve as senior vice president.

1984
KAREN GOODMAN JD was named a Best of the Bar attorney by the Sacramento Business Journal's guide to Sacramento's top attorneys based on peer nominations and a peer-review panel.

BEULAH ANGELA JARRETT QUARLES MA has worked in education and health care for 31 years. She is married to Monroe Quarles, and she has one daughter and a granddaughter. She was recently hired as director of rehabilitation at Skilled Therapies in Concord, Calif.

1985
PAUL TOUR-SARKISSIAN JD was the featured speaker for STEP Silicon Valley's event The Long Arm of the New EU Succession Regulation.

ALAN J. WILHELMY JD wrote “The Decision to Arbitrate” in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide and has been appointed to a three-year term on the California bar19s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

1986
FAISAL SHAH JD launched his newest startup AppDetex, which focuses on brand protection.

1987
HOWARD COHL JD is a director with Major, Lindsey & Africa, the global leader in legal search consulting and talent management solutions. Established in 1982, MLA has offices in more than 20 cities around the world and was named Best Legal Recruiter by the National Law Journal in 2015.

1989
MICHAEL GUINGONA JD has formally launched his campaign for San Mateo County supervisor for the June 2016 elections, which could make him the first Asian-American to represent District 5.

JIM KOWALSKI JD is the executive director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. He was given the 2015 Peter E. Haas Public Service Award by UC Berkeley for his pro bono service to victims of mortgage fraud and predatory lending and collection practices.

WAYNE DOUGLAS MADDEN MA is enjoying retirement by volunteering in the school across the street two or more half-days a week. He spends his time in second- and fourth-grade classrooms. In addition, he has taken on teaching Sunday school at his church, St. Patrick's Anglican Church.

1990
WILLIAM “BILL” KELLERMANN JD joined Hanson Bridgett LLP as electronic discovery and information governance counsel at its San Francisco office.

FRED CARR JD practiced for several years in the United Arab Emirates, then returned to the U.S. in 2013 and formed Carr & Venner ADR, Mediation Services. He provides mediation services to legal counsel, representing parties who are either in litigation or about to file suit in a broad range of subject areas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

1991
NORA GIBSON JD joined the corporate finance practice at Perkins Coie as a partner in its San Francisco office.

JOHN PODESTA JD has joined Wilson Elser as a partner in its San Francisco office.

1992
EUGENE FERRER JD joined Paul Hastings LLP as a partner at the firm's New York office.

1993
JEFFREY R. FINIGAN JD was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court.

1994
KIMBERLY ANN GUILFOYLE JD published her book, Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate, and was mentioned in the masslive.com article “Fox News Women Reporters Deserve Respect.”

ROBERT ROSENTHAL JD was selected as one of the 2016 Best Lawyers for his work in employment and labor law. He was also named to the Mountain States Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2015.

KIRSTIN SCHOONOVER JD was appointed as a judge to the Vermont Superior Court by Gov. Peter Shumlin.

1995
TAMARA LAWSON JD authored the book review “Lawyering in Black and White: A Book Review of According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family,” published in the Iowa Law Review.

MICHAEL WESTHEIMER JD joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. as a shareholder in the firm's San Francisco office.

1996
JENNIFER S. HUBER JD co-authored the article “2014 International Trade Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit,” published in the American University Law Review.

KEVIN F. ROONEY JD was made partner at the law firm of Browne George Ross LLP. He was co-lead class counsel in the case resulting in the largest known student loan forgiveness settlement in U.S. history, which was in excess of $140 million. Kevin lives in San Mateo with his wife, Diane, and his children, Braeden and Olivia.

1997
SHERI BYRNE-HABER JD was named global accessibility program manager for McDonald19s. She has dedicated the last 15 years to assisting people with disabilities in obtaining the goods and services that they are entitled to under the ADA and IDEA. Previously, she was an advocate for the deaf and a compliance consultant at Kaiser Permanente focusing on digital accessibility.

JOSEPH MOORE JD is a partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP in the Real Estate & Construction section at the firm's San Francisco office.

1998
THERESE "TERY" WILLIAMS JD returned to Baker & McKenzie's Compensation & Employment Law Practice as counsel.

1999
SAMUEL COATES JD became a partner at WilmerHale in its Palo Alto office as a member of the Corporate, Emerging Company, and Life Sciences practice groups.

KATHLEEN A. DURRANS JD authored the chapter “Using Revocable Trusts and Conservatorships to Protect Incapacitated Elders in California” in Elder Law Client Strategies in California: Leading Lawyers on Addressing Estate Planning Concerns and Selecting Appropriate Trustees.

JENNIFER GILLON DUFFY JD has been designated as a certified family law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization. She has also been a partner with Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney, LLP in Santa Barbara, Calif. since 2008, specializing in family law and employment law.

ASHLEY GOULD JD was appointed senior vice president of general counsel and corporate governance for Raptor Pharmaceuticals.

2000
BRITT K. STROTTMAN JD was named a Giant Slayer in The Recorder's 2015 Litigation Department of the Year competition. She was also named one of California's Top 100 Women Lawyers for 2015 by the Daily Journal.

JAY ZYNCZAK JD was featured in the National Law Journal article  “In-House Counsel Profile: Goal Zero LLC's Jay Zynczak.”

2001
ROBYN SANTUCCI JD has been certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

2003
JODIE TANGA MA is an owner and director of business development for Pacific Rim Mortgage. She started Pacific Rim Mortgage, which is named after the Pacific Rim Conference Room at Lone Mountain, in 2005. She has expanded to a 13-person team, and her company has been voted Hawaii's Best Loan Officer and Mortgage Company by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

2004
JOHN HENDRICKS JD recently co-edited a book, Out and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession, a compilation of stories about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered attorneys, academics, and jurists in their own words.

SHERRY L. MURPHY JD was elected president of the Carolina Patent Trademark Copyright Law Association, the oldest legal association dedicated to practitioners of intellectual property law in North and South Carolina.

JORDANNA THIGPEN JD joined Johnson & Johnson LLP, a boutique firm specializing in First Amendment and entertainment litigation.

2005
JOHN DEMETER JD was honored by Citizen Schools as one of its 2015 Citizen Teachers of the Year.

2006
GERALD HEPPLER JD became associate director of admission for communication and outreach at sister Jesuit institution Seattle University School of Law in August 2015.

MATT A. SULLIVAN JD was named a 2015 Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the third consecutive year in the category of criminal defense.

2007
ERIN GUY CASTILLO JD became partner of the newly named Stockton law firm Parish Guy Castillo, PLC.

JAMES RALPH JD was appointed to the Hearing Board of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

MELANIE TAVARE JD contributed to the book Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies, 2015 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Filing Chapter 7 Cases in Today's Consumer Bankruptcy Climate. Melanie wrote a chapter on protecting real property for debtor clients. 

2008
RICHARD CHAMPION MS is working on bioinformatics for the improvement of wheat crops. After work, he decompresses by reading Don Quixote in Spanish.

MEREDITHE KREIS JD joined family law mediation practice Lawhon Law & Mediation, P.C., last fall. She acts as a neutral mediator to help resolve family law disputes, consults with clients needing independent advice, and prepares premarital agreements.

MARIA LAMPASONA JD recently became partner at Lombardi, Loper & Conant, LLP in Oakland, where she focuses on the defense of product liability, general liability, and employment-related claims.

2009
CAMERON CLOAR-ZAVALETA JD has joined the legal department at American Airlines Group and Envoy Air, Inc. in Dallas, Texas, as an attorney. Cameron has also worked with the American Airlines Group at Nixon Peabody LLP in San Francisco.

JONATHAN JAFFE JD was featured in the article “Finding Their Place” in California Lawyer magazine, discussing the challenges of launching a career in a post-recession economy.

2011
DYLAN RUDOLPH JD joined Maynard Cooper & Gale as a litigation associate in the firm's San Francisco office.

CHRISTOPHER WYBENGA MNA has accepted a position as director of development at Valley Christian Schools.

2013
JACQUELINE LAYNE JD joined Legal Aid of Sonoma County as a staff attorney at the Family Justice Center.

2014
RONITA BAHRI JD has been hired as an associate attorney by the personal injury law firm Goodman Acker, P.C., in Southfield, Mich.

JOHN OHURE CHACHU MA traveled back to his home province and to South Sudan to spend some time with his relatives and friends. He is working at a Jesuit college in northern Uganda, Ocer Campion Jesuit College, which was established in 2010 by the Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus by former USF President Stephen A. Privett S.J.

2015
PATRICK TUCK JD wrote an excerpt from Mastering California's Water: A Call for Reform and Adjudication, which was published in the ABA Water Resources Committee newsletter. The excerpt covered the lack of accurate qualification of water rights in California and issues with water markets, storage, and transfer, among other things.