UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Fall 2006
1980s

[1980]

MARY COSTELLO-EGLER (B.A.) is homeschooling her 6-year-old daughter.

JOSEPH ROGERS (B.S.) is living on a boat in Long Beach. “I still haven’t published that book, ’Running on Empty,’ a love/war story that takes place at the end of the Vietnam War.” He’s temporarily shelved a novel about Italy. “Rebuilding an old boat takes most of my time, but I intend to break off from that soon and market my novel.”

SHAHEEN SHAHZAD (B.B.A.) says San Diego will always be home and wishes all alumni well. “USD was good to me. I cherish all the memories I have in attending USD.”

[1981]

CATENA (BERGEVIN) BAHNEMAN (B.A.) is the director of operations and finance for a contemporary art museum specializing in installation art.

PAT GALVIN (B.B.A.) and wife Kelly have four children: Karina, 16; J.P., 14; Riley, 11; and Michaela, 8. He is a general counsel for the commercial property group of LNR Property Corp. in Newport Beach.

SANTA (HALL) HOUGGARD (B.S.N., M.S.N. ’83) retired from Arizona Western College in 2005 and is enjoying both retirement and establishing consultant businesses in health promotion and in nursing education.

MARK NENAD (B.B.A.) is married with two children: Zain, 5, and Ayla, 2. The family lives in Spokane. Mark and wife Munazza are in retail jewelry management.

VIRGINIA THAYER OSGOOD (B.A., M.R.E. ’83) is retired from religious education. Three of her four children are married, and her daughter is in an RN program. She and her husband have three grandchildren. Virginia spent five weeks touring New Zealand and Australia in early 2006.

[1982]

MARY (BRAZ) CORREIA (B.B.A.) has a son, Michael Correia, who is a freshman at USD studying mechanical engineering.

RICHARD HUVER (B.B.A) is the president of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for 2006, and has served on the board since 1998. He and wife Margaret have three boys — a 13-year-old and 10-year-old twins.

KELLY (BARNHILL) JACKSON (B.A.) and husband Jim recently celebrated their 23rd anniversary. Eldest son Kenny is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Middle son Neil is a sophomore in high school, and youngest son Brett is in fifth grade. “We have lived in Missouri now for nine years and have found it a great place to raise our sons.”

EVA SATORI-MCCLANE (B.A.) was married on July 16, 2005, to Duncan McClane at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church. Their reception was at Villa Francesca in Malibu, Calif., and they honeymooned in New York City, Paris, Nice and Biarritz.

JAMES ZIMBARDO (B.B.A.) moved from San Diego about 24 years ago. He is happily married to wife Teri and was recently planning to celebrate their 23rd anniversary. He has been in the food service industry since graduation and works as a Southwest region manager for a San Francisco-based company. “I spend my free time with my three sons: Michael, 21; Danny, 19; and John, 17.”

[1983]

BRENDA BUZBY (B.A.) and husband Arie have five children and are active raising money for the Bakersfield homeless shelter and for lower-income schools. Brenda received recognition for outstanding service as a part-time faculty member at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She also volunteers as a faculty member to USC Mobile Dental Clinics in the San Joaquin Valley.

MARK CHAPMAN (B.A.) has three daughters and one son, ages 10, 12, 14 and 17.

JAMES HITCHCOCK (B.B.A.) began his 23rd year in the brokerage industry, his sixth with Oppenheimer. Daughter Tara is 10 and was getting mostly A’s with one B on a recent report card.

RHONDA MARTIN (B.S.N.) is a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and is a charter member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. She also has written for textbooks and procedure manuals.

JOSE VILLALOBOS (B.A.) is a maxillofacial prosthodontist and a colonel in the Air Force stationed in Germany. He and wife Cyndi (Bartel) Villalobos ’85, who homeschools their four daughters, were planning to return to San Antonio in the summer of 2006.

[1984]

RHONDA ADDINGTON (M.ED.) is married to an aerospace engineer and lives in the Bonita area of San Diego with three children: Kai, 14; Kianna, 9; and Kennet, 6. Rhonda has been teaching students with developmental delays for more than 20 years in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

WILLIAM HOGAN (B.B.A.) and wife Michelle welcomed son Grant to the family in December 2005. The family also includes 8-year-old Haley and 3-year-old Nick. Bill is president of Wide World of Golf, which will celebrate 50 years in business in 2007.

BROOKE (EGELSTON) KING (B.A.) has been married for 22 years to her college sweetheart and is a stay-at-home mom to 9-year-old Matthew and 6-year-old Peyton. She teaches Bible study and runs the homeless meals ministry for their church. “I love to scrapbook in my spare time.”

RICHARD MILLER (B.A.) says, “Hello USD, my home away from home, from Diamond Dust, your rockin’ USD 1980s Top 40 cover band. I am putting my music degree to good use by teaching private piano and guitar lessons. Education works!”

LYNN (MORGAN) SCHULMAN (B.A.) has been teaching in the San Diego Unified School District for 18 years. She and husband Richard are the proud parents of Olivia, born May 24, 2005.

SHARON (WONG) SVENSEN (B.A.) married Yale graduate Alan Svensen on May 28, 2005. Sharon is a member of the Humane Society of the United States. She has been recognized by employer Bloomingdale’s twice in the past five years for being the best executive in the Aventura, Fla., store in 2000 and again in 2001.

JENNIFER (ISHAM) ZEEB (B.A.) is in Visalia, Calif., teaching and coaching diving part time. She also copes with three teen-agers: Jason, 17; and Megan and Christy, 16. “I am blessed to be married to Marty for 22 years!”

[1985]

MARIA (CULLEN) HERBERT (B.A.) was among many USD alumni who attended a concert by Brigitte (DeMeyer) Saks ’86 in San Francisco in April.

CHERYL (MEUMANN) INGRAM (B.B.A.) celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary in St. John in the Virgin Islands in March. One of her sons was planning to start this fall at Northern Arizona University. Her other son is in middle school. She had her biggest year in her sales career in fiscal 2006, achieving 400 percent of her quota at Oracle. Husband Dale is a successful contractor in San Diego.

JANET LINCOLN-FILZNER (B.S.N., M.S.N. ’89) is enjoying a great time with her family in the Midwest. She and her husband have three children, ages 10 to 17.

BOBBY SANTILLAN (M.A.) moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., to begin a Ph.D. in educational psychology at Northern Arizona University. His doctoral research will focus on learning processes and the bilingual special education child. After 20 years of working in California school districts, he is looking forward to starting a new career in teaching at the collegiate level.

FRANCINE SPRECCO (B.A., M.A. ’02) is the career counselor for the YWCA of San Diego. She enjoys helping women and men in transitional housing programs find employment that they can enjoy and maintain.

AVIS (REINICKE) THOMAS (B.A.) is still enjoying San Diego with her husband, Dan, and two sons, 17-year-old Christopher and 14-year-old Peter. “A big highlight for our family was reuniting with Father Mullen last summer.”

MARK VITALI (B.B.A.) has been in Connecticut for four years and is looking for a move to “warmer climes — maybe somewhere west or south of here.” He has a master’s in romance language philology (“a fancy way of saying Spanish linguistics”) and is considering whether to continue teaching or do something different.

KATHRYN (WHITAKER) WILSON (B.S.) has lived in San Diego County’s Vista for 12 years. She is raising three sons — Jack, Davis and Andrew — and daughter Rachel. “We spend most of our free time playing soccer, football and baseball.” She and husband Skip have been married 13 years.

[1986]

JENNIFER (PAYTON) BROWN (B.B.A.) and her husband of 11 years, Rick, had daughter Erin on May 11, 2005. She joins 5-year-old brother Ian. Jennifer is an executive director with Ernst & Young San Diego in the audit group, where she has worked for more than 11 years. “I enjoy serving my many start-up biotechnology companies that are searching for cures/treatments for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”

BRIGITTE (DEMEYER) SAKS (B.A.) signed a record deal to release her third CD, “Something After All,” last spring. To celebrate, she gave a concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and 1-year-old son, Jeremiah. Attending the concert were “some of her biggest fans from the Class of 1985:” Maria (Cullen) Herbert, Phyllis (Frey) Stewart, Kelli (McCormack) Allman, Laura (Miller) Hasshaw and Mimi (Morris) Ballard. Brigitte’s music can be purchased at Tower Records, Amazon.com, or from her Web site, www.brigittedemeyer.com. (See story on page 18.)

KARA (MURPHY) GENTRY (B.A.) and her husband were planning to celebrate their 20th anniversary in July 2006. They live in Julian with their two children, Mitchell, 14, and Mariah, 2.

DAVID HUNT (B.A.) is a teacher in Berlin, Germany. “Musician, father, husband and full-time dreamer.”

KRISTEN (GROENIGER) KUNKEL (B.B.A.) and husband Scott are raising four active boys, ages 14, 12, 6 and 2. They have an equipment rental/grading company in the Temecula area of California that also keeps them busy. “In our spare time, we race motocross and play Little League.”

TERESA (DAY) MIUCCI (B.B.A.) started her own CPA practice in San Diego’s Pacific Beach in 2005. She was planning to celebrate her 20th anniversary with husband Luigi in August.

[1987]

MICHELE CHARBONNEAU (B.A.) married Gregory Brown ’87 on Nov. 8, 2002, in St. Lucia. They are the founding partners of the law firm of Brown & Charbonneau in Irvine, Calif. The firm specializes in business and civil litigation, and family law.

ANNE (DOYLE) GREY (B.A.) and husband David recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. Anne is the national manager for major donor relations and works with individuals who fund research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

DAVID SMOLA (B.A.) is the athletic director at San Diego High School and assisted in the design of athletic facilities at the new Cathedral High School in San Diego. He has been married to Rosanne Visco-Smola for 19 years and has a beautiful daughter, Marissa, who enjoys golf with dad.

LEOPOLDO VALDIVIA (B.A.) welcomed his fourth child, Brogan, on Aug. 27, 2005.

[1988]

DORI DIAL-BLOK (B.B.A.) was married in Maui to Jeff Blok on Oct. 14, 2004. She works for New Century Mortgage.

GEORGE GROSS (B.B.A.) has a new baby girl, Madeleine Marie, who was born Dec. 14, 2005. He is forming a private equity group to acquire businesses as investments.

DAVID LA PUMA (B.B.A.) and wife Beth welcomed their first child, Emily Grace, on Nov. 25, 2005. The family lives in Carlsbad.

ERIN (KELLY) LITTLE (B.B.A.) is living in Huntington Beach, Calif., and raising 14-year-old Ryan and 13-year-old Jake. She works for the State Board of Equalization in Culver City, Calif.

ROB MAC KAY (B.B.A.) and wife Aida (Galindo) Mac Kay ’89 live in Greenwich, Conn., with their two boys, Robby and Christopher. Rob is vice president and controller at PepsiCo International.

STERLING “DREW” PELOSO (B.B.A.) recently was promoted to senior vice president of the western United States for Aramak Corp. He and wife Wendy live in San Clemente, Calif., with their three kids: Cameron, 6; Isabelle, 4; and Max, 1.

[1989]

DEBRA PANATTONI ANDERSON (B.A.) and husband Peter welcomed their third child, Brooke Ann, on Aug. 24, 2005. Brothers Ryan, 5, and Justin, 3, absolutely adore their new little sister.

JACQUELINE BROSELLE (B.A.) is enjoying the Northwest with her family: husband Tom and children Benjamin, 6; Jacob, 4; Thomas, 2; and Christine, 1.

GINA (LABOVITZ) CAPARELL (B.A., M.ED. ’91) has been teaching first grade for 16 years. She has two kids, Andrew, 10, and Michaela, 6.

JAMES COOPER (B.A.) is the proud parent of 8-year-old Andrew and 7-year-old Emily. Wife Ann works as a preschool aide at the kids’ school, St. Mary’s of the Lake, in White Bear Lake, Minn. James has taken a promotion as national commercial projects leader for Owens Corning.

CURTIS DADIAN (B.B.A., M.S.E.L.) bought a San Diego company, Filefax, in 2003 and is serving as president. He has three children: Cael, 8; Cela, 4; and Lacey, 1. He is planning another trip to his wife’s hometown, Aleppo, Syria, to visit her family and baptize their youngest. They also are building a home in Poway.

MARIE GIBLIN (B.A.) married Robert Anderson in Founders Chapel in July 2004. Robert and Marie are both in pharmaceutical sales.

CLAUDIA (HORNIG) LAINE (B.A.) and husband Ed have two beautiful sons, Tanner, 9, and Rowan, 6. “We took a trip to San Diego (in summer 2005) to show them where Mommy went to school and visit all the various fun places. They now love San Diego as much as we do! Wow, how the campus has changed since 1989!”

MICHELLE QUINN (B.B.A.) says being a real estate litigation attorney has kept her very busy. She also runs a coed pickup touch softball game in Central Park, plays on a league pool team and recently formed a dodgeball team for a charity sports league.

MARY (STOLLENWERK) MATTHESEN (B.A.) and her family are back in the United States after being stationed in Italy with the U.S. Navy. Since then, they have welcomed James, 2, and Katherine, 2 months, who’ve joined big sister Samantha, 5. “Our next big step is retiring from the military and moving on — maybe we’ll end up in California!”

JODI (GRENDAHL) TALCOTT (B.A.) is operating a cross-country ski and snowmobile lodge a few hours northeast of Anchorage, Alaska, in a 3,000-foot mountain pass. She is teaching third through fifth grades at a small community school. “If you come to Alaska, stop in at the Majestic Valley Lodge. Great hiking and wildlife viewing in the summer.”

CHRISTINA (VIERRA) MCGILL (B.A.) has been a teacher for 14 years. She is returning to the University of Utah to earn a master’s in educational leadership and policy. She is the mother of three, ages 13, 12 and 10, and is a basketball coach.