Spring 2020 Class Notes

USD campus from Tecolote Canyon.

JAMES FREED (BA) reports that he and his wife, Helen, just welcomed their first great-grandson.


VICTOR BIANCHINI (JD) was named the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus for the San Diego State University College of Arts and Letters. He was also honored by the San Diego County Law Library with the Witkin Award for Judicial Excellence. In April 2019, Victor won the North American Fencing Championship in the 70-year-old division, and he qualified for the United States team for the Veterans World Fencing Championship in Cairo, Egypt.


DAVID BATEMAN (JD) retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves in 1997 after 25 years of active/reserve service. In 2005, he retired from 23 years of active law practice in Olympia, Washington, to purchase a Kona coffee farm in Kona, Hawaii. “Trudy and I now produce coffee for the international markets,” David says. “We give many daily educational tours on the farm.” In 2015, they also started a coffee roasting business in McKinney, Texas, to serve the growing Texas markets. Learn more at www.heavenlyhawaiian.com and www.pacifictradewindscoffee.com.

STEVE CLOUD (JD) attended the 50-year reunion dinner for the Class of 1969, held on Sept. 7, 2019. Steve remembers all of his friends in the daytime law school class and says he misses those days. He says, “Hello to all of you from the 1969 School of Law” and sends his best wishes.


DEBBIE (SHATTUCK) BURKE (BA) published Stalking Midas, the second thriller in her award-winning suspense series. She and her husband, Tom, divide their time between their Montana home and a Florida condo.

TOM MILLER (BA) retired to Carlsbad, California, after 33 years working throughout the state for the California Conservation Corps.


DAN WEBER (JD) was honored with the 2019 Todd Gutschow Lifetime Leadership Award by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Dan has been on the organization’s board of directors since 1978 and served as chair in 2015. He has served on nearly every committee and held every volunteer leadership position at least once during his years of service, including co-chairing a comprehensive campaign to raise $10 million.


DOROTHY (KENT) APPLEBY (MEd) writes, “I am enjoying my retirement years staying busy with family, friends and church activities.”

THOMAS LOFFARELLI (JD/MBA) reports that he got married in July 2017 and relocated to La Mesa, California. “I am recently retired, but looking for work,” he says.


SISTER MARY POTTER (BA) retired to Ireland in January 2019 after 41 years in Catholic education and parish ministry in the Diocese of San Diego.


HALLIE GARDNER (BA) writes, “After a long and varied career, I am semi-retired in a private counseling practice. I am loving the freedom along with the privilege of helping others.”

MARY (DURKA) O’CONNOR (BA) reports that her last child of five may be headed to USD. “Let’s see if they have loyalty, since I, along with three siblings, all went there!”


NANCY (CRUMP) CAMPMANCROFTS (BA) moved to Arizona from Orange County, California, in August 2019.

KEITH GREGORY (JD) joined the board of directors for Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles. A partner with Snell & Wilmer, Gregory is a leader at his firm, serving as chair of the commercial litigation group in Los Angeles and co-chair of the commercial litigation group in California. He practices in the areas of general business matters, corporate, franchise and partnership disputes, and intellectual property and commercial litigation.


WILLIAM GRANT (LLM) is vice president and recorder of the American Contract Bridge League’s District 22.


JOELLEN BECHINA CAMDEN (BA) writes, “I’ve been busy with family, children and a career for over 30 years, but lately I’ve had the privilege and utmost enjoyment of being a parent of a USD student!” Joellen’s daughter, Courtney Camden, started graduate school in the fall. “It’s been amazing watching her enjoy USD as much as I did! USD is like family. It is a unique place filled with great people and wonderful opportunities. To now have my daughter experience what I did is an incredible blessing and I’m so thankful!”


ROBERT REINCKE (MBA) is an artist and a writer. He writes business plans for investor immigrants, wrote and published two books and produces fine art through painting and sculpture.


JOHN NICHOLSON (BBA/BA) writes, “Ever since I graduated in 1989, I have been living and working as an ex-pat in several countries, i.e., U.K., 18 years; Lebanon, six years; Pakistan, two years, and Iraq four years. Consequently, I have a lot of experience that would be valuable for other alumni who are thinking about living and working abroad.” John also reports that he recently married his wife, Noura.


JAMIE (TODD) CORBIN (JD) retired in March 2016 from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and moved to The Villages, Florida. “I’m living a good life and recommend retirement,” Jamie says. “Though I had a good career, I no longer practice law and I don’t miss it.”

ROBERT JACKSON (BA) reports that his memoir, Running Scared, has been adapted into an action thriller/biopic by Gustavo Freitas. “Gustavo is working with a producer to get the movie made,”
Robert says.


BRUCE ETHAN MAXON (BA) is vice president of international sales for Salient Systems. “I really enjoy my role with Salient and would be happy to help USD alums looking to get into the physical security space if interested,” Bruce says.

CHRIS SPENCE (BA) reports that his office, Spence Chiropractic Center, was voted Best Chiropractic Office in San Diego for the 11th year by San Diego CityBeat.

ELIZABETH WARD (BA) was an English teacher at Serra High School from 1998 to 2017. She was named the San Diego Unified School District High School Teacher of the Year for 2007-08 and Assistant Coach of the Year for field hockey at the high school in 2018. After completing her preliminary administrative services credential at SOLES in 2017, she was promoted to vice principal at Serra High School. Elizabeth also reports that she adopted her daughter, Samari, in 2015 after two years as her foster parent with Angels Foster Family Network in San Diego. Samari is going into the third grade at Tierrasanta Elementary School in the dual-language immersion program.


DEBORAH (VIDOSIC) BRESKO (BA) returned to the San Diego area due to an illness in the family. She now lives in San Diego with her children, Matthew, 12, and Julianne, 10.

LESLIE HENSON (MBA) is an education specialist in Vista, California. She teaches students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in a residential treatment center. Leslie has a master’s degree in special education and is working on a doctorate in the same field.

CHRISTINA (CRITCHFIELD) HUBER (BA) is the founder and owner of MadPax specialty backpacks.

HAYES PETER MAURO (BA) is an art history professor at the City University of New York. His second book, Messianic Fulfillments: Staging Indigenous Salvation in America, was released on Aug. 1, 2019.


LT. COL. RYAN MILLAY (BA) retired from the U.S. Air Force in June 2019 after 23 years of service. His last assignment was with U.S. Southern Command in Miami. Upon retirement from active duty, he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal on behalf of the Secretary of Defense. Ryan reports that he and his family will remain in South Florida, having recently purchased a home. Ryan sends his best wishes to all past classmates and current and future USD students and family.

ANDREW SERWIN (JD) joined DLA Piper as a partner in San Diego and a member of the firm’s data protection, privacy and security subgroup in the intellectual property and technology practice. He advises Fortune 500 and emerging companies on matters relating to privacy, security, crisis management and national security, and he has served as lead counsel in a number of FTC matters, matters before the Office of Civil Rights, and state consumer protection and privacy litigation.

KATHERINE (SNIFFIN) STONE (BA), ’97 (MEd) is in her 23rd year of teaching high school, focusing on Advanced Placement English Language, Expository Reading and Writing 11 and AVID. She also works with the district office as a data, standards, learning and instructional specialist. “My oldest child just graduated from high school and is starting college,” Katherine says. “Two more in high school and one entering eighth grade.”


JENNIFER BROBST (JD) received tenure in July 2019 and was promoted to associate professor of law at Southern Illinois University School of Law.


AARON BLUMENKRANZ (BA) writes, “I have been jumping rope and doing squats consistently for six months. The training has paid off. I was able to tomahawk dunk from the free-throw lines on my 44th birthday.”

JAMES McCORMICK (JD) reports that he and a few other USD alumni started Delphi Law Group, which represents common-interest developments throughout Southern California. Six of the seven attorneys are USD alumni, as well as several paralegals. “I’m also currently on the Law School Board of Visitors and support USD whenever I can,” he says.

KRISTIAN PANGILINAN (BA) works for Genentech, a biotech health care company based in San Francisco. Kristian oversees the Hawaii territory.


MICHAEL HALL (JD) was elected president of the Minnesota Association for Justice at the association’s annual convention on Aug. 16, 2019. The organization’s mission is to protect the state’s citizens right to a trial by jury and to redress for the wrongs done to them. Michael is the lead attorney at Hall Law, a firm of trial lawyers. His father, grandfather and sister are all lawyers. From 1998 to 2006, he litigated personal injury and business litigation cases in Southern California. In 2006, he returned to Minnesota to join his father at Hall Law.

HEATHER (HUFFMAN) HIRSCHKOFF (BA) reports that she traveled in Australia and Indonesia during the summer of 2019.


JORDAN HOPCHIK (MSN) is in a global medical affairs position as a gastroenterology medical science liaison.

FRANK IBARRA (BA) has partnered with DH Hill Advisors in forming Sleeve Financial to educate and advise individual investors on how to manage their 401(k)s and other investment accounts with features like draw-down limits.

MICHAEL JOLLEY (BBA) was promoted to assistant director of University of Nebraska Online, where he helps facilitate and promote all online programs across the four University of Nebraska campuses.


ASHLEY HALL (JD) was promoted to chief development officer at Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company.


AMANDA (SCARBERRY) HUPPERT (BA) reports that she and her husband, Dirk, welcomed a baby, Ryan Keith, on Aug. 10, 2019.

GAIL NOLAN (BA) reports that she recently graduated from USD with a master’s in cybersecurity operations and leadership.


STEPHANIE LaRUSSA (BA) returned to San Diego after 15 years away. She is a luxury manager for The RealReal and is building business in this territory. Stephanie was the president of the Los Angeles Torero Club for the past five years before she moved back to San Diego.

LILIANA RURUP (MBA) reports that she moved her Edward Jones offices “to the SunTrust building down the street from USD. Come by and visit!”


ELIJAH BONDE (BA), ’15 (MA) was named president of the Native Alumni Affinity Group for USD.

PHILIP BRETSCH (BS/BA) was promoted to vice president of investments for Regency Centers, a real estate investment trust company. In his position, he manages the Pacific Northwest region in the areas of new development, acquisitions and the overall operating portfolio in Oregon and Washington.

MONIE CAPTAN (BA), ’07 (MA) is the chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Account — Liberia, where he is responsible for the implementation of a U.S. federal grant to Liberia through the Millennium Challenge Corporation. “Our goal is to increase access to affordable and reliable electricity in Liberia as a means to promote economic growth and poverty reduction,” he says.

DAN (BA) AND ERIN (BURKE) GUNNING (BA) are thrilled to announce the arrival of their second baby boy, Jonah Robert. “What an adventure it’s been since meeting freshman year at USD! Big brother Caden can’t get enough of his new best buddy and is already preparing him for a life of Torero fanhood.”

PATRICIA (MOUNTAIN) LaVOIRE (MEd) is enjoying travel, working part time and spending time with family and friends.

MERIDITH MILLER (BA) is vice president for strategic projects at NCC Media in New York City.

SUZANNE (ESSMAN) TEMME (BA) says that she and her husband, Lars, welcomed their first child, Claire Grace, in July 2019.


JONATHAN HASKELL (BACC) became a shareholder of Wade Ash Wood Hill & Farley, a trust and estate law firm in Denver. He reports that he and his wife, Colleen (Moore) ’06, are the proud parents of Chip, 4, and Bailey, 1.

DRU KANUHA (BA) was elected to the state senate in Hawaii. Previously, Dru was a councilmember for six years on Hawaii County Council, representing Kona.


KATHERINE (MAEDA) CHIRIBOGA (BA) writes, “After four years away from the West Coast and living in Japan, my family and I are returning to the Southwest in Arizona! We will be closer to family in El Centro, California, and closer to my MLIS program in Tucson. Olé!”

CYNTHIA SISTEK-CHANDLER (EdD) is a full professor at National University in San Diego. She recently received the ISTE Making IT Happen award, honoring outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

FRANK ZACCARIA (BA) recently moved to Renton, Washington. “New job, new city, new chapter,” he says.


TRICIA (O’SULLIVAN) FOX (BA) reports that she was married in the fall of 2018 in Oregon, Missouri, with a fiesta-themed wedding in the woods complete with a mariachi band and piñatas. “It was amazing,” she says. “Our wedding was just published in The Knot magazine!” Tricia also was promoted in April 2019 and is partnering with patent attorneys to strengthen their proposals and pitches in order to grow the firm.

REBECCA (HERTEL HAMES) LEIDIGER (MA) reports that she and Ernie Leidiger were married on July 6, 2019. Ernie’s son, Luke Leidiger, is a current USD undergraduate.

AUSTIN MELROSE (BA) is the owner and founder of Umbrella Hospitality Group in Los Angeles, including Melrose Umbrella Co., LONO Hollywood and The Corner Door.


MEGHAN BUNCHMAN (BA) is in the process of publishing her first book, which is an inside look at the TV news industry. She is also a stepmother to two children and a happy newlywed, she reports. Meghan is the news director and news anchor of a station in Michigan.

ALEXA CONTRERAS (BA) became the first female alumni director of St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. The Jesuit high school is 165 years old, the past 31 as a coed institution. Its alumni network includes 25,000 individuals nationwide, with eight chapters around the world. Alumni include former California Gov. Jerry Brown, film director Chris Columbus and actor and singer Darren Criss.

JOAN KLING (MS) reports that she is “helping first-time supervisors and managers become effective leaders.”

CHRIS MINKOFF (BA), ’10 (MEd) teaches Spanish at Classical Academy High School. He and his wife, Therese, have a daughter, Colette, 1. Therese is a speech-language pathologist at Rady Children’s Hospital.

JOHN MOSBY (PhD) just celebrated one year as president of Highline College in the Seattle area.

JAMES NELSON (BA/BACC) repatriated to California after living for seven years in Switzerland, where he provided treasury consulting services to Fortune 500 businesses across Europe. He is now developing a corporate treasury solutions practice in the Southwest region of the United States.

KRISTINA (GOLDMAN) NORWINE (BA) lives with her family in the Austin, Texas, area, where she provides real estate services through a locally owned real estate brokerage.

BRIDGET ROYER (BA) moved to Atlanta, where she has a new job at Emory Healthcare.

JENSEN SHIRLEY (EdD) earned a master’s degree in clinical counseling with a specialization in military family services.


LT. CMDR. STEPHANIE ROADARMEL (BA) studied at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry after graduation and joined the U.S. Navy through the health professions scholarship program. She was stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina, then Twentynine Palms, California, and was deployed as the dental officer for the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in charge of dental readiness for 2,700 Marines. Stephanie was recently stationed in Sigonella, Italy.


ALANA CALISE (BA) is traveling around the world as a global public health manager with the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital “to ensure everyone has access to quality eye care, no matter where they live,” she says.

NICOLE KATHOL (BA) graduated from the University of Southern California with a master’s of physician assistant practice and started work as a physician assistant in family medicine at Scripps Clinic Santee in August 2019.

JESSICA TISHUE (BA) writes that she is “a serial entrepreneur and has won Best Digital Marketing Agency out of 314 agencies in San Diego for the past three years.” Her next venture is a zero-waste solution to single-use plastic cutlery and containers. She is looking to collaborate with others committed to ensuring a thriving planet for generations to come.


ELOISA AMEZCUA (BA) published her debut poetry collection, From the Inside Quietly, which was selected by Ada Limón as the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize. A MacDowell fellow, Eloisa’s poems and translations have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast and others. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, and is the founder of Costura Creative.

JANELLE LOPEZ (BBA) is with TYPE Clothing, which has a mission of making an impact in the community and supporting mental health through the company’s brand. With each purchase from TYPE Clothing, the brand donates $1 directly to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. “With TYPE Clothing’s involvement in a community initiative like mental health, we hope to spark a similar interest with other businesses to get involved in a community initiative that they are passionate about,” Janelle says.

STEPHANIE MALONE (BA) joined California State University Fullerton as an academic advisor in February 2019.


SUSAN JORDON-TALASKA (MSN) is the education specialist for the critical care and step-down units at Riverside Community Hospital, which has expanded by 100 beds. “I am even busier teaching a multitude of orientation classes for our newest RNs,” Susan says. “Additionally, we must deliver required education to staff as part of Center of Cardiac Excellence, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Level II Trauma Center status. It is an exciting time in nursing!”

LIZETH JUVERA (BBA) writes, “I really enjoyed being a student at USD. I had such a wonderful and impacting experience throughout my four years on campus. After a few years, I decided to return to USD to work!” Lizeth works in the biology department and is now a master’s student in the SOLES school counseling program. “I feel very grateful for the community around me and the positive atmosphere on campus,” she adds. “I am excited for the adventures to come and memories to be created.”

KYLE LOKANC (BACC/BBA) opened his own accounting practice, Pilot Accounting, in June 2019.

ALEXANDRA (RUSSELL) SHERMAN (MA) reports that she was married in 2017 and welcomed a son in December 2018.

KELLY (FROMM) WOLDSETH (BA), ’14 (MEd) reports that she and her husband, Leif, welcomed a son, Ty, to their family in December 2018. Kelly teaches math at Poway High School, her alma mater.


JAMES DOBBS (PhD) was promoted to dean of faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School.

AMY KAME (BA), ’19 (MA) completed the SOLES Leadership Studies master’s program in 2019 and received the top capstone project award in her cohort for research related to sexual misconduct prevention. In the fall of 2018, she co-founded Athlete Initiative LLC to change the landscape of how sexual misconduct prevention programming is conducted on college campuses.

RHISTYN (BURKE) MUELLER (BA) reports that she and her husband, Luke, were married after seven years of dating. They welcomed a daughter, Adeline Jane, in 2018. “We just celebrated her first birthday in August!” Rhistyn says.

CODY TESCHER (BA) was promoted to assistant director of football operations at Northern Illinois University.


BILLIEKAI BOUGHTON (MSEL) started a nonprofit to serve female veterans. “Currently we are serving over 600 women!” Billiekai says.

BONNIE COBARRUVIAS (BA) was promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Currently, she is stationed at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, and serves as the anti-submarine warfare officer on board USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).

SLOANE (SMITH) HAWES (BA) and her husband, Derek, welcomed a daughter, Laney Grayce, on Nov. 7, 2018.

BARBARA IVOS (BA) is in the last year of naturopathic medical school.

EMILY KNAPP (BBA) is a chef working for private families; she also teaches cooking classes.

DONNA OHLMAIER (BA) bought her first home in Cary, North Carolina, and says she has been enjoying remodeling it.

VALERIE PHAN (JD) is a litigation associate with Wilson Turner Kosmo in San Diego. A member of the firm’s business, class action and employment law practice groups, Valerie defends businesses against class actions and individual lawsuits involving consumer protection, wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment and ADA accessibility violations. She is also an adjunct professor at the USD School of Law.

JESSICA (GARCIA DE PAZ) SIERRA (MA) reports that she married her high school sweetheart and has been in her role as a TRIO SSS adviser for one year.

SARAH ZENTNER (BA) graduated from Colorado State University in May 2019 with a master’s degree in English and now teaches fourth grade in the Archdiocese of Denver.


ALEXA BRACHVOGEL (BBA) is working on an MBA at San Diego State University. In October 2017, she self-published her first book, Postcards, and in September 2018, she founded Blüm Agency, a digital marketing agency for small and local businesses focused on providing strategy and data-based design to San Diego companies.

HENRI HICKS (BA) works for Inovexus, a cross-border acceleration fund.

CLAIRE (DELLEGROTTI) LISTON (MSN) is one of three providers for a family practice with a unique model that is walk-in only. The clinic has been operating for 20 years. She reports that she was married in December 2017 at The Immaculata.

MICHELLE LUELLEN (MA) is the program director for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. “We work from Oceanside (California) to San Ysidro to improve roads for everyone, not just people on bikes,” she says. “Our education department reaches 10,000 people annually, educating children to seniors about how to ride a bike safely for fun and commuting.”

ZACH MELLEN (BA) has been working with the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S. to help them with their public diplomacy and outreach. “Most recently, we collaborated with Foreign Policy Magazine for the EU-FP Defense Forum at the U.S. Institute of Peace,” he says.

KIRSTEN PARRIS (BA) graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in June 2019 with plans to practice education law.

SAMIN SYED moved to San Francisco and “made a 180, going from biology to marketing.”


ALMONTHER ALSHAREEF (BS/BA) is a product manager in charge of developing and managing cloud services at Saudi Telecom Company, the largest cloud provider in the Middle East, helping empower enterprises to achieve Saudi’s digital transformation plan.

LAUREN BERCHA (MEd) reports that she was hired at her old middle school. “It was amazing, and kind of strange, to work with my old teachers!” she says.

KATIE LEVY (BBA) is a software engineer at Intuit working on the TurboTax product. She expected to be traveling to Cadiz, Spain, in October 2019 to speak at the Lambda World Conference about the Kotlin programming language.

JAQUELYN AMANI MITCHELL (BA) is the vice president of business development for Donors Endowment. “With my passion for health and wellness, I have created a program called 7 Minutes of Yoga, where we have volunteers go into different co-working spaces to guide people in 7 Minutes of Yoga,” she says. They have been in WeWork, Downtown Works and Desk Hub, and they planned their first fundraiser to support training more yogis. “I believe 7 Minutes of Yoga can reach more communities, such as nursing homes, schools, after-school programs and special needs facilities,” she says.

SURABHI MOHTA (MBA) has been using her MBA in new venture management to help family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs through the CPA firm where she works. “USD has provided me with a great network and community to hang out with and build on,” she says. “We make a difference every day.”

ELIZABETH MOK (BA) works with UMOM New Day Centers, the largest emergency crisis shelter in Maricopa County, Arizona, that serves families, single women and unaccompanied youth.

ELAINE POEU-EN (MEd) is a full-time staff member at USD and she loves spending time with her husband and three children. She serves as an executive board member for Khmer American Mutual Association of San Diego, a nonprofit organization focused on cultural and ethnic awareness.

MELISSA ROSE (JD) is a litigation associate with Wilson Turner Kosmo in San Diego. A member of the firm’s product liability and warranty practice groups, Melissa represents manufacturers and companies in breach of warranty, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death claims. While at USD, Melissa was the research editor of the San Diego Law Review.

JUDY WAI (MA) is a full-time elementary school counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area.


BRADEN ASPER (JD) reports that he and his wife, Amy, have two sons. Braden and Amy also bought their first home.

DEVYN BRYANT (BS/BA) is an associate engineer at San Diego Gas & Electric. He has earned his engineering-in-training certification and he is pursuing certification as a licensed professional engineer through the state of California. In his free time, Devyn coaches high school football and mentors a robotics team.

ALISON FILIPSKI (MA) is a mental health specialist at San Diego Youth Services, where she works in the prevention and intervention program.

JESSICA POLAK (BA) is in her second year of studies at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, California.

GAIL WINGFIELD (MA) is the senior arts and culture funding manager for the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. She works with nonprofits in the arts and culture sector and also speaks about funding opportunities with the City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy at USD.


BAILEE DAWSON (BBA) moved back to Phoenix after graduation and started a new job as a talent acquisition specialist at Boeing. “I am so excited to become a part of the USD Alumni Association!” Bailee says.

CHRISTINA RUCCI (MA) is a program director at Hands of Peace in Chicago.

CALLIE SHARP (BA) is a student at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

SIGRID STRUBEN (MA) started a new job at PATH San Diego in May 2019. “I had done a consultancy project for the organization as a student and was hired based largely on my strategic plan for volunteer engagement,” Sigrid says.


SISTER ANNICE CALLAHAN, a faculty member at USD from 1998 to 2011, died on Aug. 10, 2019. Sister Callahan entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1966 and made her final profession of vows in 1978. She was an alumna of Barat College, Boston College and the University of San Francisco. Sister Callahan wrote her doctoral dissertation on Karl Rahner and spent seven months in Innsbruck, Austria, having lengthy conversations with him. She served on the faculty of Boston College, Regis College and USD. A prolific writer and lecturer, she published a number of articles and books on spirituality. Sister Callahan is survived by her sisters, Clare Callahan and Aileen Callahan; her brother, John Callahan; and her sisters in the Society of the Sacred Heart.

ALLAN FARIAS ’69 (BS), a graduate of USD’s College for Men, died in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on March 28, 2019. Allan was the second of four brothers to graduate from USD and a proud Phi Kap. He organized and was the president of Cuyamaca Bank in Santee for 18 years. For many years, he regaled his wife, Ann O’Donnell Farias ’86 (JD) and daughter, Katie, with stories of hijinks involving the College for Women.

JUDY (BUSCH) HAMILTON ’80 (BSN), ’83 (MSN), ’93 (JD) passed away.

SISTER JOAN KING ’57 (BA) passed away on May 7, 2019.

PABLO JIMENEZ MENDOZA ’87 (BA), ’89 (MEd), ’97 (EdD) passed away on July 9, 2019, after a brief illness. After retiring as a USN YNCM (yeoman master chief petty officer) in 1979, he began and completed his educational adventure at USD. He loved the coursework, being around his younger classmates and going to Torero basketball games every chance he had. He is survived by his wife, Maria B.B. Mendoza; daughter, Maria C.B. Mendoza, PhD; and son, Pablo Bueno Mendoza, PhD, ’85 (BA).

SFC ELLIOTT JEROME ROBBINS, the son of Freeman E. Robbins Jr. ’84 (BA) and Adrienne (Swanke) Robbins ’81 (BA), died on June 30, 2019 in service to his country. A Green Beret medic in Afghanistan, he was 31 years old. Elliott was the third grandson of Professor Emeritus John W. Swanke and Kathleen B. Swanke ’75 (MA), both of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Victoria, their 13-month-old son, Elliott Jr., and six siblings: Freeman III, Nicholas, Hillary, Jonathan, Monica and Beatrix. Also among Elliott’s relatives are John J. Swanke ‘83 (BA), Thomas A. Swanke ’83 (BA) and the late Anne C. Swanke. Contributions in his memory can be made to Elliott J Robbins Memorial Account at any branch of America First Credit Union.

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