UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Summer2006
2000s

[2000]

ERIC DANIELSON (B.A.) accepted a new position in August as vice president of Harris Construction. He says things continue to go well for him in the Kansas City area. He and his wife, Allison, spent a week in London over the summer. They continue to enjoy traveling and looked forward to a scuba diving trip to Jamaica in November.

RUSSELL DAVIS (B.B.A.) reported that two weeks after graduating from USD he went to work for a Dutch corporation, OCE Printing. He started in sales and after two years transferred to another division. He now travels with the sales people, doing demonstrations and closings.

ERIN ENGLAND (B.A.) and her husband, Jeff, welcomed their first child, Samantha Elizabeth, in September. They live in Orange, Calif.

CAROLYN (CARETTO) ESCOBAR (B.A.) says she and her husband recently bought their first home, in Arizona. Carolyn is enrolled in a teacher credential program to get her elementary education certification.

CHRISTOPHER FALCIONI (B.A.) married Stacey Roa on Oct. 23, 2004, in Orange, Calif. The couple honeymooned in Maui. They live in Brea, Calif., where Christopher is an account manager for Capital One Auto Finance in Irvine, Calif.

TONY GLENN (B.B.A.) and his wife, Sarah (Cook) Glenn (B.S. ‘00) celebrated the birth of their first child, daughter Sydney Marie, on June 8. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches. Tony says the family is healthy and doing well. Sarah reports that the baby is the pride and joy of their lives. The couple bought a home in Sacramento, Calif. Tony is a firefighter and Sarah teaches science at Sacramento High School.

NOE JARAMILLO (B.A.) married Jalena Lynn Alvarez on July 30 in Culver City, Calif. These alumni were among members of the wedding party: Fernando Rejon (B.A. ‘01); Ignacio Guzman B.A. ‘01) and Luis Bautista (B.A. ‘00).

PAUL JULIAN (B.B.A.) married Angelique Breaux (B.A. ‘00) in August 2004. He works in development and brokerage at Maguire Properties while attaining a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California.

JENNIFER REMENSPERGER (B.A.) graduated from veterinary school at University of California, Davis, in June. She works at a small general practice in Martinez, Calif.

MONICA (ESCOBEDO) SCHEIN married her husband, Charles, in March 2001 in Founders Chapel. Son Carlos, is 21/2 and they have a new baby, Diego. Monica is a homemaker and says Charles is the marketing and membership vice president for the Fresno Economic Development Corp. “We miss San Diego greatly,” she says.

ANNELISE WEISS (B.A.) married Daniel Davis on June 25 in Jackson, Wyo. Alumni in attendance were: Ann (Caro) Wright (B.A. ‘89); Kristen Iacobelli (B.A. ‘01) and Michelle Anderson (B.A. ‘00). Annelise and Daniel honeymooned in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, for 10 days and make their first home in Fall City, Wash. Annelise works at a think tank as director of events and membership. Dan works as a rehabilitation specialist for Gentiva Health Services. They have a 1-year-old yellow lab, named Duke, and plan to move to Jackson in two years.

RENEE YEH (B.A.) can’t believe it’s been so long since graduation. She visits campus a lot and says she can’t get over all the new buildings and designs. She’s especially excited about the expanding visual and performing arts community and hopes to one day make her home in San Diego. After graduation, Renee worked in the art field for a while at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, which led to a move to Sacramento, Calif., where she worked for the Arts Commission. Eventually, she landed back in her hometown of Pasadena, Calif. After earning a master’s degree in political science at California State University, Los Angeles, Renee is in the process of earning another master’s degree in education, along with a multiple-subject credential at the University of Southern California. “I’m still a Torero fan, no matter how much Trojan brainwashing,” she says.

[2001]

AMY APPRILL (B.A.) received an M.S. degree in biological oceanography from the University of Hawaii, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in the same field at that university.

MICHAEL AVILA (B.B.A.) and his wife Christine (Pierce) Avila (B.B.A. ‘02) had their first baby, Benson Pierce, on Oct. 1. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

JENNIFER BALL (B.A.) married Rich Reinebach on Oct. 21 at the First United Methodist Church in San Diego’s Mission Valley. Molly Ravenscroft (B.B.A. ‘01) was a bridesmaid. Rich is a graduate of Christian Heritage College in San Diego, and originally is from Detroit.

CARLOS CAMPBELL (B.A.) is in his third year of law school at California Western School of Law.

MEGHAN CLARK (B.B.A.) is a commercial real estate broker in Boston and is active with fund raising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Komen Race for the Cure and the American Cancer Society.

KRISTEN DENNIS (M.B.A., J.D. ‘04) lives in Washington, D.C., and works for the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

LOURDES EPLEY (B.A., J.D. ‘05, LL.M. ‘05) graduated from the School of Law in May and went on to earn an LL.M. in taxation on Dec. 31.

MARGARET HOGG (B.A.) married Chris Herr in July on Martha’s Vineyard. They planned to move back to San Diego in March so that Chris could join a helicopter squadron at North Island in Coronado.

MARISA HUBER (B.A.) is starting her second year of law school at Santa Clara University, after studying abroad for the summer in the Greek Isles and at Oxford University, where she spent time with her fiancé, who is British.

KATIE LAZARUS (B.A.) married Jason Bettini, a California Highway Patrol officer, on April 26, 2003. Their son, Gabriel Joseph, was born on March 7, 2004, and they live in Napa Valley, Calif.

MIYE MCGRATH (B.A.) is a kindergarten teacher in Palos Verdes, Calif. She’s been teaching for four years at Mira Catalina Elementary School.

NICOLE (NUNES) MURRAY (B.A., M.B.A. ‘04) married Jason Murray in October 2004 in Founders Chapel. She lives in Orange County, Calif., where she works in residential real estate.

SUFIA WALI (B.A.) expects to graduate in May from her fourth and final year of dental school at the University of Southern California.

[2002]

BRANDIE BRAMSEN (B.A.) graduated from Pepperdine’s law school in May 2005. She works in commercial real estate development in San Diego and is earning her master’s of science in real estate from USD.

YVETTE CANABA (B.A.) is beginning the second year in a master’s program in public health at San Diego State University. She also is acting as project director for a grant, based out of the San Ysidro Health Center, which seeks to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases in the Latino populations of San Diego County’s South Bay area.

JEREMY CARRINE (B.A., B.B.A.) is finishing his master’s degree in communication at New York University.

TRACE HAGGARD (B.A.) reports that he has left Puerto Rico for Spain. He lives in Madrid and is studying for an International M.B.A. at the Instituto de Empresa.

MICHAEL HASKINS (M.A.), who worked in the publications office at USD for 12 years — and won 25 awards for the department, including several for USD Magazine — moved to Charleston, S.C., in March to take a job as vice president for marketing at the College of Charleston.

SHANNON JACKSON (M.A.) announced that she and her husband, Shane, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Ainsley Marie, on Oct. 28. Ainsley was welcomed by big brother Holden.

ALISHA JOHNSON (B.A.) is working on her doctorate in psychology at Pepperdine University.

SERENA LONG (B.A.) graduated from the University of California, Hastings, College of Law, in May 2005.

LAURA STEVENS (B.A.) attends culinary school in Los Angeles and works for a catering company.

NICHOLAS TANDY (B.B.A.) is busy snow skiing, mountain biking and working. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in business.

[2003]

KIMBERLY BURNETT (B.A.) married Christopher Buck (B.B.A. ‘04) on Aug. 6 at Founders Chapel. Alison Heilman (B.A. ‘03) and Adam Thomas (B.B.A. ‘03) were in the wedding party. Kimberly and Christopher live in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Chris is a material program manager at Raytheon and Kimberly teaches first grade in Venice Beach, Calif.

RYAN DE YOUNG (B.A., M.S. ‘04) is building 200 to 300 homes a year in California’s Fresno and Clovis areas.

JENNIFER FRANKLIN (B.A.) married Brian Lipinski on Sept. 18 in Irvine, Calif. The following alumni were in attendance: Jennifer Wagner (B.B.A. ‘03); Amanda Thoday (B.A. ‘03); Sarah Blaylock (B.B.A. ‘03); Shaunessy Reidy (B.A. ‘04); Leslie Johnson (B.B.A. ‘03), Tim Hamlin (B.A. ‘03); and Kara Marsh (B.A. ‘04).

JOANNA HJORTH (B.B.A.) and Christopher Denny (B.A. ‘99) were married at Founders Chapel on Sept. 10. USD attendants included: Pete Bennett (B.A. ‘97); Anna (Grobe) Hjorth (B.A. ‘01); Chris Calacci (B.A. ‘02); and Anna Smithson (B.A. ‘03).

LESLIE JOHNSON (B.B.A.) married Keith Helmacher on Oct. 29 in St. Paul, Minn. In attendance were fellow alumnae: Jennifer Wagner (B.B.A. ‘03); Amanda Thoday (B.A. ‘03); Shaunessy Reidy (B.A. ‘04); Jennifer Franklin-Lipinski (B.A. ‘03) and Kara Marsh (B.A. ‘04).

ADAM LYNCH (B.A.) worked in Aukland, New Zealand, for a year, with New Zealand Funds. Now he works in Maui for a condo development company called Goodfellow Construction.

MARTIN MUTH (B.A., M.ED. ‘05) is a special education teacher in the San Diego City Schools district. “I truly enjoy working with these children and seeing how even small achievements can change their lives,” he says.

JEFFRY NAHMIAS (B.A.) says he’s studying medicine.

ROBERT NEFF (B.S.) a navy ensign, recently was designated a naval flight officer while serving with Helicopter Training Squadron Eight, in Milton, Fla. The presentation of the coveted “Wings of Gold,” marked the culmination of Neff’s 18 months of flight training.

RICHARD ROMERO (B.A.) says after graduating from USD, he entered law school at the University of Southern California. He’s now beginning his final year at the law school, after which he plans to return to San Diego to practice law.

[2005]

KELIN (HITCH) RAPP (M.A.) is working as a career adviser at The Art Institute of California, San Diego, where classmate Sarah Gottry (M.A. ‘05) is teaching a career development class.