UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Summer2006
1970s

[1970]

ESTELLE (RUBENO) KASSEBAUM (B.A.) is president of Marian Catholic High School. She has been named the new president of Mater Dei Catholic High School, the new high school in southern San Diego’s Otay Ranch. The school will be completed in the fall of 2007.

DAVID SCHMELZLE (B.S.) has been married 34 years and has five children and five grandchildren. One child graduated from USD. He has been in private pediatric practice for 26 years.

EDWARD SMITH (B.S. ‘92) is retired. He now volunteers, walks and reads books.

[1971]

RANDON WOODARD (B.A., M.ED. ‘73) retired after 30 years as an assistant dean in student affairs at UCSD. He moved “back home” to Colorado in 2001. Randon would love to hear from old friends.

[1972]

JOHN BELLEAU (B.A.) earned his master’s in management from the University of Redlands in 2004.

MICHAEL HALL (B.S.) has a growing family. He is still a practicing OB-GYN. His wife Martha is an attorney and midwife. As for his children: Kevin, 28, flies an F117 stealth bomber; Kristyn, 28, is a CPA; Nick graduated from the University of Colorado and works for Ball Aeronautical; Matt Halfar (B.A. ‘01) is starting medical school; Tim Halfar attends ITT Tech; Nate, 15, and Mikey, 14, are in high school; Mary, 12, made dance troop; twins Emilie and Jorden are 7, “and keep us young.” Michael also says he was sad to see USD chemistry professor Patricia Traylor retire. “She was one of USD’s greatest teachers and mentors, and I will treasure her forever.”

SISTER MARIA WHITNEY (B.A., M.A. ‘86) is now retired after teaching 52 years and offers her services to St. Mary’s School as
spiritual counselor.

[1973]

FRED CARMEL (B.S.) earned his master’s in electronics and computer technology from Indiana State University in May 2004. “During this time, for my master’s project I invented ‘liquid circuitry’ utilizing liquid conductors for the transmission of signals and a liquid resistor for voltage dividing.”

[1975]

FELIZA CAUGHLIN (B.A.) starts most days reading the Christian Science Quarterly weekly Bible lessons. Afterward, she turns her attention to books that are classified as historical romance novels, reading half a book a day. At night she listens to Christian Science tapes that “encourage the
allness of God.” Most of her time is spent reading and keeping up with her favorite authors.

CAPT. WILLIAM UBERTI (B.A., M.A. ‘78) recently became the commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco in charge of all maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security and marine safety in the Northern California region.

[1976]

JOHN JAKUBCZYK (B.A.) was re-elected president of Arizona Right to Life. In 2005, he introduced several key public figures at events, including: Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas); Bobby Schindler, sister of Terri Schiavo; Alvida King, niece of the late Martin Luther King Jr.; and Jennifer O’Neill. He has 11 children, three of whom are in college, two in high school, four in grammar school and two at home. He is still practicing law and hosts a blog called Jakubczyk on Life.

[1977]

HAROLD JACOBSON (B.A.) has been practicing dentistry for 26 years and endodontics as a specialty for six years. He is an assistant professor of endodontology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and is involved with dental continuing education and teaching residents and undergraduate students. He has been happily married to his wife, Kathy, for 20 years, and they have two daughters, Elizabeth, 16, and Kristin, 11. His hobbies include sportfishing, following the Padres and building computers.

[1978]

WENDY (TOLL) GREENE (B.S.) and husband John Greene (B.S. ‘77) have been happily married for 27 years. They just sent their daughter, Nicole, off to Scripps College. Son Jeff is a junior at Torrey Pines High School.

[1979]

ALOMA (SHRIBER) GENDER (B.S.N.) was promoted to administrator of Christus St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital in April 2005, in addition to being director of nursing. The facility is an 80-bed freestanding hospital in Texarkana, Texas, which is part of Christus Health, the seventh-largest Catholic health system in the country. She has been presenting papers nationally, including a paper on a documentation tool for three user group workshops and a paper on patient satisfaction at the Associates of Rehabilitation Nurses annual conference in Palm Springs in October 2005. She presented a poster in England in November 2005 at the third International Rehabilitation Nursing Conference, sponsored by the Royal College of Nursing.