Spring 2018 Class Notes

Student looks over the San Diego skyline from the USD campus.

1950s

[1958]

MICHELE (GENNETTE) LITTON (BA) volunteers at St. John the Apostle in Leesburg, Virginia, where she leads Bible study and a widow’s group, the Next Chapter, and teaches English as a second language.

1960s

[1963] 
ATILANA RAMBAYON (BA) has been a longtime volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines. “I donated one hectare of land for one GK village in honor of my late son-in-law, Cmdr. Willie McCool, USN, pilot of the space shuttle Columbia that perished on Feb. 1, 2003,” Atilana says. “The GK McCool village has been in existence since 2006; 33 houses for the poorest of the poor in Moncada, Tarlac, Philippines. I also love planting trees at our Guam parks.”

ELOISA (SANCHEZ) THOMPSON (BA) reports that she and her husband, Robert, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 26, 2017.

[1965]

PATRICK BARRY (BS) is enjoying retirement and making African trade bead jewelry as a creative outlet. He is an active member of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild, California.

MARY WILLIAMS SCHALLER (BA) competed in the May 2017 Ice Skating Institute Regional Skating Competition, dancing on ice to the Spanish dance from The Nutcracker. “Since I was the only person competing in the over-70 age group, I got the gold medal,” Mary says. “It has been an award-winning season for me, as I also won a national award for the American Heritage Nonfiction Essay sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I received my award at the DAR’s national convention in Washington, D.C., in June 2017. Am now resting on my laurels in our new apartment at Greenspring Retirement Community.”

[1966]

JOHN BAXTER (BA) reports that he and his wife, Katherine, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 19, 2017.

GLENN (LAMB) McCOY (BA) writes, “I turned to full-time writing after retirement and just completed my second novel. Love the writing, hate the selling.”

VERN SCHOOLEY (JD) was honored on July 27, 2017, when the Long Beach Inn of Court in California added his name to the organization’s title, the Ball, Hunt, Schooley American Inn of Court. The other namesakes are the late Joseph A. Ball, attorney for the Warren Commission, and Clarence S. Hunt of Ball, Hunt, Hart, Brown and Baerwitz. Vern served as president of the organization for its first 10 years and has continued to provide support in many capacities. He is a partner at Fulwider Patton LLP, West LA, where he tries patent and trademark cases and prosecutes matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

[1969]

STEPHEN RONALD CLOUD (JD) still lives in Fresno, California, where he runs his late parents’ two companies. Steve says he always remembers the great times he had with his fellow Class of 1969 law students and hopes all are doing well.

1970s

[1971]

JOSEPH MARINO (BA) retired from his work as a radiologist and lives in Miami.

[1972]

ROSANNE (McGILLICUDDY) HEILIGER (BA) writes, “God has blessed me with a beautiful family of six (four girls, two boys); three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law; and 26 grandchildren (so far). Now that I have retired, I get to spend lots of time with them!”

LEONARD JONES (BA) reports that he recently completed a second master’s degree.

[1975]

GILBERT CARRASCO (BA) and his wife, Iryna Zaverukha, plan to teach as part of the LLM in Human Rights program at Ukranian Catholic University in the spring of 2018.

[1976]

DARLENE TEMPELTON (BA) recently completed her 35th year as a religion and AP history teacher at Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio.

[1977]

CHRISTINE BOLOGNA (JD) notes that she and John were looking forward to their 40-year School of Law reunion in October 2017, and visiting with their son, Jeff, who is a senior mechanical engineering major at USD as well as a member of the Naval ROTC.

RUQAYYAH CURTIS (BA) reports, “I am a proud grandmother of four, just started my own nonprofit organization and starting my PhD in the fall!”

THERESA DE LA TORRE (BA) writes, “Still running an entomology lab. Working on bioacoustics at the moment.” She plans to retire in a few years and drive around the country.

[1978]

MICHAEL STRODE (BA), ’80 (MBA) was appointed to the board of directors for Lee and Associates Commercial Real Estate Services in Riverside, California. He also reports that his son, Connor, is attending USD as a freshman this year and is a punter and receiver for the football team.

[1979]

DOROTHY KETTEL-KNESKI (BBA) works for a financial planner and also for Tommy Bahama in Vero Beach, Florida.

1980s

[1980]

RANDALL FONG (MEd) completed his 17th year as a college counselor at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii.

[1981]

RICHARD HUSSEY (JD) says his novel, The Hedgecock Friasko, was published in 2017 and it has received honorable mention at the Los Angeles and San Francisco book festivals. It was awarded finalist in the thriller category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and finalist in the Indie Excellence contest.

[1982]

CHERYL BRIERTON (JD) reports that, since her retirement as a San Diego Superior Court litigation attorney, she first volunteered as an EEOC mediator and now as a tutor for U.S. citizenship students at San Diego Community College.

YVONNE (DUARTE) HAND (BA) received an award from the San Diego Paralegal Association for 41 years of service to the legal industry.

[1983]

ANNA MARIA GRUNE (BA) is a senior architectural coordinator and project manager in Hawaii.

MARIA BRIGHTBILL SHUMAN (BA) and her family moved back to her hometown, San Francisco, after 22 years in Boulder, Colorado. She also moved from the field of law to school library services and is the librarian at Katherine Delmar Burke School.

[1984]

TATIANA JIMENEZ (BA) reports that her oldest daughter is a first-year student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

[1987]

FRANK MOSTERT (BBA) and his wife, Sandra, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in November 2017. They have two sons: Willem, a junior at the University of Oregon, and Justin, a senior at El Segundo High School in California.

[1988]

JOSE AGUINAGA (BA) has a new job as the dean of library and instructional support at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California.

LAURA FREDERICK (BA) works in Papua New Guinea to extend financial services through digital means to people living in rural areas.

MICHAEL McCABE (JD) recently welcomed his sixth grandchild. He adds, “Soon to be featured as one of the best functional organic home gardeners in San Diego.”

CAROL NORMAN (BA) is the director of dining at USD. She has participated in drowning prevention efforts in the state of California since 2010 and is working with Sen. Josh Newman and his staff in passing Senate Bill 442, The Pool Safety Act.

CHRISTOPHER WELLBORN (JD) was appointed parliamentarian of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the association’s annual meeting in July 2017. As a sole practitioner, Christopher is devoted to trial work in state and federal courts, and he advocates in appellate courts as well. He joined NACDL in 1994 and has participated on the board of directors since 2010.

[1989]

AMY FROIDE (BA), ’90 (MA) is a professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She recently published a new book about female investors in the first stock market: Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during the Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford University Press, 2017).

1990s

[1990]

BARBARA LEEPER (BA) earned a PhD from the University of Colorado in 1996 and is a medical writer for a medical communications company. She reports that she lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter.

[1991]

CHRISTINA JOHNSON (BA), ’93 (MEd) writes, “Thrilled that my daughter, Abigail Lombardo, is now a graduate of USD’s Class of 2017. I am now teaching first grade at St. John Vianney Catholic School in Spokane, Washington.”

[1992]

LAURA BOCHNAK (BBA) ’94 (IMBA) lives in Woodland Hills in the Los Angeles area and is a managing director of supply chain at Accenture. “Traveling and enjoying time with family and friends,” she adds.

DAVID KRIPPNER (BA) served for 10 years as a business analyst, financial analyst and business intelligence analyst. He is seeking the next opportunity in a similar field.

ROD MATHESON (EdD) reports that his wife, Alyson Caouette ’95, retired this year, so they were both retired by the fall of 2017. “Hope to do some traveling and visiting friends around the world,” he says. “We also hope to get back to San Diego to visit friends there.”

ERIC MILLS (LLM) retired as vice president with Pacific Life Insurance Company after a 35-year career as a tax attorney and corporate executive in the insurance industry. Eric’s daughter, Alena Kaye, graduated from USD in 2017 and is in her first year at USD’s School of Law.

[1993]

JOSH DeSILVA (BA) moved back to Maui in Hawaii in 1996, where he owns and operates a corporate event planning business. Josh reports that he is married and has three children. “Still surfing and
enjoying music,” he says.

[1994]

TARA OSBORNE MEICHTRY (BA) is the principal broker at Oahu Land Company, where she sells residential real estate in Waikiki, Hawaii. She reports that she lives in Kahala with her husband, who she met in San Diego during college. She has a daughter who is a sophomore at the University of Southern California and a son who is a senior at Punahou High School. He is interested in attending USD.

BRIAN POWERS (BA) reports that he and his wife, Elizabeth, celebrated the arrival of their second child, Bo Patrick, on March 17, 2017. Brian also was promoted to vice president of sales at Salesforce.

DANIEL SULLIVAN (BBA) reports that he enjoyed “skiing the biggest winter I can remember at Squaw Valley and making wine in San Francisco.”

[1996]

LARRY PEREZ (MEd) is the director of student involvement and an instructor at Barry University in Miami. “Enjoying South Florida and the great culture, weather and beaches,” he says.

[1997]

KATY (McCANN) PATERSON (BA) returned to the United States last year with her husband and son after living overseas for 10 years in Australia and Singapore.

NOEL VALES (JD) joined Robinson+Cole’s Real Estate + Development Group in New York. In this position, Noel focuses on real estate finance and affordable housing finance. He has experience in multiproperty, multistate real estate finance transactions, financial transactions for affordable housing projects, acquisition and disposition of real property, and representation of landlords and tenants in the leasing of office, retail and warehouse space.

[1998]

KAREN RAND (BA) writes, “I discovered synchronized swimming here in San Diego and compete with other master’s-level swimmers.”

2000s

[2000]

SCOTT BERGEN (BA) and his wife, Nicole (Angle) ’02, bought their first house. “The kids haven’t gotten out of the pool yet,” he says. “Nicole started a new company and we’re back in the sunshine of SoCal after almost eight amazing years in San Francisco.”

NATALIE ZHANG (LLM) has been running her own practice focusing on international business law in the Bay Area for 10 years.

[2001]

R.J. MARTIN (BA) completed a PhD in 2013 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While in graduate school, he saw a need for affordable and sustainable housing for the island’s residents and, over the past nine years, he developed Green Homes at Lualualei, a community of 25 homes. R.J. enjoys the ocean, practicing yoga and serving as a lecturer for college history courses in his free time. Find a story about R.J. on page 36.

[2002]

DAVID BLAIR (MS), ’07 (EdD) retired in March 2017.

JESSE HINDMAN (JD) left the partnership of DLA Piper in April 2017 and founded Hindman APC, which focuses on civil litigation and trial. Located in Emerald Plaza in downtown San Diego, the firm handles business and intellectual property disputes, personal injury lawsuits, and insurance-related lawsuits involving denial of coverage and bad faith.

BRANDIE (BRAMSEN) SINHA (BA), ’06 (MSRE) graduated from Pepperdine Law School in 2005 and then returned to USD to earn an MSRE. Brandie practiced law in Arizona until 2011, when she and her husband moved to Hong Kong. “I retired from the practice of law at age 30 and now spend my time traveling the world,” she says. “I have visited 26 countries, averaging around 20 trips a year. I have found success is best measured by happiness.” Brandie writes a travel blog at skippingwithicecream.blogspot.com.

[2003]

MATT FREEMAN (BA), ’06 (MA), ’13 (JD) recently founded Matrix Law Group APC with Chris Heim, a fellow Class of 2003 alumnus.

CHRIS HEIM (BBA) started a new law venture, Matrix Law Group APC, with fellow USD alumnus
Matt Freeman.

STEFAN O’GRADY (JD), ’03 (MBA) is a partner with Rahn Muntz O’Grady LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, specializing in trust and estate litigation.

[2004]

CAPT. JACQUELINE RYCHNOVSKY (PhD) retired from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps on April 6, 2017, after 27 years. She is now the vice president of research and public policy for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

[2005]

DOUGLAS FENNER (EdD) retired from his position as a chief information officer with the federal government on May 30, 2016, after 33 years of public service (military and federal).

CRAIG HENRICKSEN (IMBA) was promoted to vice president of marketing at Kinestral Technologies. After 10 years of working in product development with brands like Bose and iRobot, he joined Kinestral with the goal of revolutionizing the glass industry. In his new role at Kinestral, he is leading the team launch of Halio, a smart-tinting glass product that enables building occupants to change the tint of the glass on demand, or automatically, to block heat and glare in real time.

JONATHAN NOWLING (BBA) relocated to Temecula, California, with his wife and three children. He also has a new position managing sales and marketing for Micropure Water Systems.

CHIKE OUTLAW (BA) is an account manager for Waste Management, the country’s largest recycling company, and USD is one of his accounts. “I am working with the Office of Sustainability to increase USD’s waste diversion and find new and innovative ways to decrease the university’s landfill impact,” Chike says. “I also welcomed my first child, a
baby girl, to my family in June.”

HEATHER (BROWN) STARK (BA) reports that she and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their first child,  Andrew Winter, on Dec. 6, 2016. He was born on their two-year wedding anniversary. Heather works in the Office of Admissions at San Diego State University.

[2006]

STEVE GONZALEZ (BAcc), ’06 (BA) is the assistant controller at 1111 Roof Top, a restaurant group in Miami Beach, Florida. “Followed my dream of the restaurant business after graduating as an accountant,” he says. “Sorry Big 4.”

SCOTT MARTINEZ (JD) joined the law firm of Snell and Wilmer LLP as a partner. He leads the Government Relations, Regulatory and Administrative Law Group in the firm’s Denver office.

PAMELA ROSS (BA) reports that she graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law and a week later, she and her husband, Michael, welcomed their daughter, Joy, who is now 6. In 2012, Pamela started All for the Family Legal Clinic, a nonprofit serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, the firm includes five attorneys and offers help in the areas of family law, restraining orders, landlord-tenant, probate and estate planning. Recent honors have included being named to the California Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers; selection as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 for Northern California; VLSC Volunteer of the Year; District 20 Woman of the Year in Law; and Law Firm of the Year Distinguished Service Award by the ACBA.

[2007]

KRISTIN DONAHUE (MA) is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is working as a clinician for the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team with the San Diego Police Department.

ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ (BBA) started working at Booz Allen Hamilton in January 2016. She reports that she was married in April 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.

NANCY SLAVIN (MA) graduated from The Episcopal School for Deacons in Berkeley, California, in May 2017. She earned a BA in Diaconal Studies.

KRETSNA TOTTRESS (BBA) reports that she is a wife, mom and medical billing manager.

[2008]

JENNIFER LAGEDROST CAVENDER (BA) reports that she married Carr Cavender ’11 on Oct. 1, 2016. “We are happily living in South Park (San Diego),” she says. “I have opened my own business as a boutique floral designer called Nectar & Bloom, creating for weddings and special events in San Diego.”

JESSICA CRANCE (MS) was part of a group featured in an Associated Press story about federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales in the Bering Sea. A NOAA Fisheries research biologist, Jessica was one of the researchers on board the Ushin Maru 2 when two whales were spotted, part of the eastern stock of just 30 to 50 of these remaining whales.

AMY ENGLISH (BA) was recently awarded a British Empire Medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her services to promote U.K.-U.S. relations during her time at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. Amy now lives in southwest France and reports that she married Gary Brooks, contracts director at Airbus, in August 2017 in France.

BECKY HAMES (MA) has a new job as manager of external affairs for the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego.

EMILY HAMMETT (BAcc), ’11 (MS) writes, “I left the corporate world to develop Club Pilates in Orange County and haven’t looked back.” The firm has three locations with another expected to open at the end of 2017. Emily also has product development nearly complete for a new venture and plans to launch a brand-new business.

TONY KRZMARZICK (BA) reports that he and his wife, Rebecca, recently relocated to Cleveland, where they both found jobs in high school campus ministry. Tony is the campus minister at Saint Ignatius High School, a premier Jesuit high school in the United States.

CLAUDIA LLAMAS (BA) writes, “I love USD and feel at home each time I visit campus. I will always be grateful for the precious memories and knowledge I acquired thanks to this great institution.”

[2009]

JASON COPE (BBA) lived abroad for two years in England and Southeast Asia while completing his MBA. He then lived in Los Angeles for four years, where he worked in commercial real estate. He recently moved to Orange County, California, where he is working in the mortgage business with a prominent lender.

ARIANNA (CORONA) GROVE (BA) says that she and her husband, Thomas, recently purchased a house in Westchester County, New York.

2010s

[2010]

AMI (HASTINGS) BEHAR (BA) reports that she married Alex Behar in April 2017 in Los Angeles. Ami completed a Master of Health Information at the University of Southern California; she is the manager of health information management at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

ELIZABETH CAMPBELL (BBA) is a Realtor with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in San Diego.

NICHOLAS HULWI (LLM) joined Best and Flanagan LLP in the firm’s private wealth planning practice group. He will focus on estate planning, estate and trust administration and business succession planning. As a certified valuation analyst, he will help clients who need business valuation in their estate planning. Prior to this position, Hulwi was an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service for nearly six years and national tax manager for Eide Bailly LLP.

MEGAN KUSH (BA) reports that she graduated from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry with a Master of Divinity. She expects to begin working as a chaplain at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.

UPENDRA MALLA TARA (MAPJ) worked in the development sector for many years and reports, “Now, I am determined to start my career in peace and justice by using my skills and knowledge in this sector.”

[2011]

ALANA CALISE (BA) accepted a position in October 2016 with Pathfinder International, an organization that envisions “a world where everyone has access to contraception, where there are zero new HIV infections, where no woman dies from preventable pregnancy-related complications, and where everyone leads a healthy sexual and reproductive life.”

JEFFREY DAVIS (BA) is an assistant coach and club manager for Nova Fencing Club in Falls Church, Virginia. “When I am not fencing, which is rarely, I am cycling all the trails of Virginia or finding the best brew around!” he says.

ELENI DEMKO (BA) reports that she and her husband were married on May 20, 2016, in Olowalu, Maui. “In our spare time (and as second jobs), we run Maui Olive Company,” she says. “We tend the orchards he and his father planted, which now produce Hawaii’s first olive oil!”

MO HAMIDIDDIN (BBA) is helping public sector institutions save money by modernizing information technology infrastructure and security.

JENNIFER MATSUMOTO (BA) attended graduate school at Parsons: The New School for Design, started the Matsumoto Studio design and paper goods company with her sister and fellow USD alumna, Jes Matsumoto, and teaches in the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History at USD.

[2012]

CLAIRE BEHRENDT (BBA) has been living in the Bay Area since graduation and works for Cisco Meraki managing programs and events for the engineering team.

REGINA GRIFFING (BA) works for USD in the Office of Parent Relations.

SARA JOHNSON (MAPJ) returned to San Francisco from Zambia and has been running her own consulting firm working with social enterprises and foundations.

KAELA McCABE (BA) went to Creighton University School of Law and now lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she is a judicial law clerk for the chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

[2013]

JESSICA ANDRADE (BS) reports that she received a master’s degree in fisheries science at Oregon State University in 2017. Since then, she has continued to research fish behavioral ecology as a laboratory technician for her graduate adviser at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

HANNAH DIXON (BA) is on the employee benefits team at Intuit, where she provides benefits to the employees who have special needs family members. “I love it!” she says.

LISA HAWTHORNE (PhD) was recently promoted to dean for the School of Nursing and Graduate Nursing Studies for National American University.

ERIN LOPEZ (BA) is in graduate school at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

TONI DeGUIRE PARKER (BA) reports that she married Justin Parker on June 10, 2017, outside of Austin, Texas. Four out of her six bridal attendants are USD alumnae and several other USD alumni were in attendance at the wedding.

KYLE RYAN (JD) recently started a new job as special assistant United States attorney.

GINA SOTELO (MSGL) lives in Miami, where she is a software solutions executive for CDW, overseeing the South Florida market. Separately, she has creative side projects in the works.

[2014]

TAYLOR CABALSE (BA) and Michael Perkins ‘13 met at USD and they got engaged in October 2016 when they were in town for USD Homecoming Weekend. They plan to be married at The Immaculata in March 2018. “We fell in love while at USD, got engaged in San Diego, so it only makes sense to continue that and get married on campus.”

KELSIE MACKIE (BBA) started Keliki, her own line of tropical resort wear, and opened a retail store one year ago on the Waikiki Beach Walk. At the time of submission, she noted that she had plans to open a second retail store on Maui in 2017. Kelsie’s exclusive line of custom prints can be purchased at www.keliki.com.

KANANI MEHEULA (BBA) reports that she has worked full time at USD since graduating, first in the Ahlers Center for International Business and now in the International Center.

KATHERINE PFOST (BA) graduated from Belmont Law with a JD degree and a certificate in entertainment law and music business.

ROCÍO GARZA TISDELL (MSGL) is the program director for internships at Wellesley College in the Career Education division. The group’s work was recently recognized by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and in the 2017 EduVentures Summit Innovation Awards. Rocío develops internships that go beyond job training and traditional networking to reinforce students’ personal, academic and professional growth while facilitating their discovery of their role in society. Rocío reports that she lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter, now 2 years old.

ANGEL TORRES (MSGL) began a new career after the military as director of business development for Peritius Consulting in Chicago. He is in his last semester at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

HUGO WERSTLER (BA) works in the writing program at USD. “So proud to represent and serve my alma mater,” Hugo says. “Go Toreros!”

LESLIE WILSON (BBA) recently graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a Master of Arts in International Relations. “I am now working at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration doing trade and investment policy work on Mexico and Canada.”

[2015]

TAYLOR GLOGIEWICZ (BA) is a student at The George Washington University Law School and she is working at Covington and Burling LLP.

VICTOR GUADARRAMA (BBA) works at a real estate education company, where he is part of the live events team and travels one to three times per month. Since graduating in December 2015, he has traveled to 26 new states and 43 new cities.

CHRISTOPHER NGO (BA) works at a health care tech startup in San Diego, where he started as a business development representative and was an integral part of the testing and development of the sales strategy that secured the firm’s funding. The company is expanding its sales team.

KIMBERLY WOODBURY (BS/BA) graduated from the Operations Rotation Program at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Carlsbad, California. She accepted a permanent position as a sourcing specialist for the plastics team.

[2016]

KIRSTEN ANDERSON (MEd) moved to Louisiana and is teaching art at an all-boys Catholic school in New Orleans. They are creating a new tinker lab for the young boys, where they will engage in creative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) experiences.

JEFFREY HALLOCK (BA) recently completed a master’s degree in migration studies from the University of Oxford and he is now looking for work in Washington, D.C.

ADRIIANNA LAGORIO (BA)
reports that she was recently admitted to The George Washington University at the Elliot School of International Affairs, where she plans to earn a master’s degree in security policy studies.

JESSICA LEON (BA) is a vendor analyst for Petco Animal Supplies.

MORGAN MELO (BAcc) is part of the risk assurance practice at PwC in San Diego. Morgan expected to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina, through January 2018 in order to work on an outsourcing project for the firm.

MARISSA NEWMAN (MAPJ) is the data and evaluation manager at the National Conflict Resolution Center. “I am seeking peace and justice in my hometown of San Diego!” she says.

ADAM WINTERLING (BBA) writes that he traveled to South Africa after graduation and accepted a position with the Capital Planning group at the Nike world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

[2017]

JESSICA REYES (BA) is a publications associate with Marsh and McLennan Insurance Agency.

SLOANE SMITH (BA) reports that she was appointed a Maddie’s Fund Research fellow.

PAULO SOTIANGCO (BA) writes that he is “enjoying life and hoping to make a difference here in the city of San Diego by helping fellow Toreros with their endeavors.”

SAM VOGE (BA) moved a few weeks after graduation to Boston, after obtaining a position as a community manager at Ivy: The Social University.

In Memoriam

ISABEL FLEISHER ’78 (JD) passed away on Aug. 1, 2016, after a valiant battle with cancer.

FRANK ORLANDO, who worked in facilities management at USD for 20 years, passed away on Aug. 1, 2017, at the age of 86.

JEANNETTE RIGSBY, passed away peacefully on Dec. 20, 2017. Dr. Rigsby was a member of the Foreign Languages faculty from 1959 until 1995. The university bids farewell to this longtime teacher, mentor and scholar.

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