CHARLES HOGQUIST (J.D.) writes that, “2006 was a year of change.” He got married in May in Charleston, S.C. In July, he retired from a 28-year career with the San Diego Police Department and became the chief of the San Diego Community College Police Department. In addition, he was elected master of his Masonic lodge (La Mesa No. 407) in December.
NICHOLAS KRALL (B.A.) writes, “It’s been over a year now having two horses in our ‘backyard’ here in Sylmar, Calif. Minimum twice daily feeding and shoveling, regular rides and/or exercise. You should see me running among them as ‘head of the herd.’ Sometimes a challenge, always a joy.” Nicholas is also re-forming his classic rock band, Canyon Rocks, with a new drummer and new lead guitarist. He is playing guitar and percussion at Hollywood Presbyterian Church with close friends, and notes, “I’m still Catholic, as is my wife, Anne, who went through RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) as we were getting married 12 years ago. Other big news is a big win for Sylmar in the fight against Edison Electric wanting a half-mile of self-storage units under the power lines in folks’ backyards all across Sylmar. Hooray for the neighborhood council, the land-use committee and the Edison ad hoc committee. We won (for now)! Bless y’all!”
CAROL (SANTANGELO) LOVEJOY (B.A.) lives in Alpine, Calif., with her husband and their six children. Carol works in payroll for her husband’s business, Bekins Moving and Storage. She writes for the Alpine Sun newspaper and is the author of What’s in Your Dash, a book she wrote after the sudden death of her brother, Chris Santangelo, in August 2005. Carol works as an extra through Central Casting in Los Angeles and has appeared on “Medical Investigation,” “Night Stalker” and “The Practice.” She also works for Stu Segall Productions in San Diego and has appeared on “Point Pleasant,” “Veronica Mars,” “Surrender Dorothy” (with Diane Keaton) and “See Arnold Run” (with Mariel Hemingway). Carol appeared on the silver screen in “A Time for Destiny” (with William Hurt and Timothy Hutton). Carol’s entertainment career began in the 1970s when she filmed with “The Brady Bunch” in Honolulu. She writes, “My education at the University of San Diego has enabled me to keep my faith in God throughout all my trials. I know the friendships I have nourished over the years with USD alumni have enriched my life.”
MARK PARKER (J.D.) writes that he is “raising teenagers, working too hard, exercising too little.” He and his wife, Carlene Taubert, live in Billings, Mont.
ROBERT EATINGER (J.D.) received the 2006 Kathy Stewart Award, the highest honor in the CIA’s Office of General Counsel. The award honors an employee who reflects the highest standards of dedication to service, commitment to the rule of the law and genuine caring for others. Robert served in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps from his graduation until 1991, when he joined the CIA’s Office of General Counsel. He is currently chief of the legal group in the Counterterrorism Center.
ROBERT RYDER (J.D., M.B.A. ’82) and his wife, Marbury, live in Fountain Valley, Calif. Robert is a shareholder in a 45-attorney litigation firm with offices in California, Nevada and Arizona. Their son Phillip earned a degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and works as a corporate debt analyst in Boston. Their son Matthew completed a semester abroad in Australia and is now back at Boston College.
REGINALD SEALEY (J.D.) is in private practice in Upper Marlboro, Md., and since 2003 has been serving clients in the District of Columbia and in Maryland. The general practice includes family law, consumer law and criminal law. He writes: “I still enjoy a healthy diet, and the lights in the office are on!”
CARMEN WARNER-ROBBINS (M.S.N.) is establishing re-entry programs internationally for women in prison or jail, designing a certification program for men and women providing re-entry care in prisons and jails, and designing and publishing books on exemplars for nurses. She and her husband, John Robbins ’63, live in Encinitas.
GEORGINE (ARON) BRAVE (J.D.) reports that her San Diego law firm has incorporated and is now known as Brave, Weber & Mack, focusing on family law, mediation and collaborative divorce. Georgine writes, “Marvin and I got married last summer after 18 years together!”
LINDA KRUSE (M.S.N.) is semi-retired, but working for an international company that provides health information to businesses across the United States and now in England.
JUAN “GUAPO” MORA (M.A.) continues to manage the Serra Project that he co-founded with Sister Alicia Sarre 25 years ago and is mentoring new educators in the San Diego Unified School District. He writes, “I am trying to encourage my students to consider USD as a great college choice!”
CAMERON CAMPBELL (J.D.) has spent 20 years in private practice, specializing in asset protection planning.
JENNIFER (COLLINS) GORMAN (M.S.N.) qualified in August 2005 for the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She is manager of the nursing and wellness program for the San Diego Unified School District and the state chair of the professional standards committee for the California School Nurses Organization.
REGINA LEVA-GIROUX (M.S.N., D.N.SC. ’02) is project director of the Center for Nursing Expansion and Innovation grant that was awarded by the California Community College chancellor’s office. She has been a professor of nursing at Santa Ana College for 23 years.
SETH MADNICK (J.D.) is president of the program division at UnionBanc Insurance Services. He oversees the development, underwriting and implementation of insurance programs with an emphasis on integrating insurance and banking services. Seth and his wife, Nancy, live in Orinda, Calif., with their three children.
GEORGE CHANOS (J.D.) recently argued the case of Whorton v. Bockting before the U.S. Supreme Court as the attorney general of the state of Nevada.
LT. COL. MICHAEL MCINTYRE (B.A., J.D. ’88) returned in July 2006 from a one-year deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, as the staff judge advocate in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. Michael is currently a legal adviser with the Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General’s Office at the Pentagon.
KENNETH FLOREK (J.D.) was elected mayor of Colts Neck, N.J., where he lives with his wife, Diane, and his sons, Greg and Tom. Prior to the election, he served on the township committee for five years. He has worked in Manhattan for 20 years with the intellectual property firm of Hedman & Costigan.
MACUSHLA (MCCORMICK) WIEDORN (M.B.A.) owns Common Sense Tax Preparation in Maryland and is a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Macushia and her husband, Paul, have three children: Ian, 20, Patrick, 18, and Arras Marie, 16.
THOMAS STEELE (M.B.A.) writes, “I’ve become a serial entrepreneur and now own six businesses, ranging from telecom, residential and commercial real estate development to custom high-performance boat manufacturing to a faith-based buying consortium. I got married in January 2006 and am looking forward to starting a family. Retirement isn’t even a consideration because I feel like I retired 10 years ago when I got out of the corporate rat race.”
CHRISTOPHER AMBROSE (J.D.) is an attorney in Portland and Bend, Ore. He has been married for 19 years to his wife, Tammy, and they have a daughter, Natalie, 10. Christopher is president-elect of the Oregon Mortgage Lenders Association.
RICHARD FIELDS (LL.M.T.) was elected the presiding judge of the Riverside Superior Court in Riverside, Calif., a two-year post effective Jan. 1, 2007.
ROSEMARY GOODYEAR (ED.D.) chairs the International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network of the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland. The network’s 2006 conference was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and drew nurses from 20 nations.
JOHN GROH (B.A.) is the editor and publisher of The Produce News, a weekly trade publication of the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. He recently toured fruit plantations and packing operations in Thailand after the country was granted permission to begin shipments of fresh fruit to the United States for the first time. John and his wife, Mary Anne, live in Haworth, N.J., with their son, Zane, and their daughter, Skyler.
JACK KELLY (B.B.A., M.S.E.L. ’06) and Sue (Ventimiglia) ’89 are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Jack Thomas Michael, on Oct. 16, 2006. He was born in San Diego and weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Jack was formerly senior director of alumni relations at USD and is now district manager at Gevity Inc. in San Diego. He writes, “Everyone is doing great!”
GARRISON “BUD” KLUECK (J.D.) is a board-certified family law specialist with an office in La Mesa. He was recently elevated to a vice president on the board of the San Diego County Bar. With experience working at NBC-TV while at USD, Bud produced the video for the Bar’s 100th anniversary. He can be heard on KFMB-AM on Sunday mornings and also was recently appointed a trustee the San Diego County public law library system.
JENNY (AMAN) MCVEAY (B.A.) and her husband, Craig, were both transferred to Hawaii in 2004. Jen transferred from the San Diego to the Hawaii branch of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and is now branch director. Craig, a master chief in the U.S. Navy, transferred to Pearl Harbor. They hope to stay in the islands as long as possible. “We couldn’t be luckier,” Jenny writes. “We moved from the paradise of San Diego to the paradise of Hawaii!” Their Chihuahua, Tank, keeps them busy when they’re not soaking up island rays. The hardest adjustment to tropical living is watching the Chargers play at 7 a.m.
KATHERINE NAKAMURA (J.D.) won her re-election campaign to the board of education for the San Diego Unified School District, which has a $2.3 billion budget and is the second-largest district in California and the eighth-largest urban district in the United States.
PAMELA (LARSON) TRUAX (M.B.A.) is president of Accountability Pays, a company that provides accountability tools to improve how employees are selected, trained and promoted. Through her company, she is a strategic management facilitator and executive coach. Pamela is also a Vistage Group chair, a role in which she facilitates executives in their journey to make better decisions, generate better results and be better leaders. Vistage Groups are small communities of diverse leaders with common challenges and opportunities. Group members support each other on their separate, but similar, paths. “I am always open to interviewing potential members,” Pamela says.
ANTHONY KATHOL (M.B.A.) was promoted to senior asset manager at Kilroy Realty Corp., overseeing 1.2 million square feet of commercial and office buildings.
LESLIE (ARAIZA) LORENZO (B.A.) and her tennis pro husband, Conan, live in San Diego with their son, Blake. Leslie continues running her boutique public relations/marketing consulting business and works for a variety of hotels, restaurants and chefs. She would love to hear from old friends.
MARION TOOHEY-MCCLAIN (M.A.) has worked for 10 years as a service coordinator with developmentally disabled adults. She has been married for 15 years and has two children, ages 12 and 4. Since graduating from USD, her career has included private practice work and positions as a group home manager for a children’s crisis home, an in-home therapist for the court system and a social worker for foster children.
DEBBIE (PANATTONI) ANDERSON (B.A.) and her husband, Peter, welcomed their third child, Brooke Ann, on Aug. 24, 2005. Brooke joins big brothers Justin, 3, and Ryan, 5. Debbie writes, “The boys absolutely adore their baby sister.”
BRYAN DAY (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’93, J.D. ’93) has practiced real estate law in Las Vegas for the last 14 years. He and his wife, Kristen, have two children: Tyler, 10, and Lexi, 8. Kristen is a second-grade teacher. The family travels frequently, especially on Disney cruises.
LOREN LASCHE (M.B.A.) is director of procurement for Kyocera. He reports that he is working in China most of the time and traveling throughout Asia.
BARRY STEWART MANN (M.F.A.) appeared last fall in “The Merchant of Venice” and “Troilus and Cressida” with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. His 8-year-old son, Tendal, returned for a second year as Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Carol” at the Alliance Theatre.
MARGARET MANSUR (M.A.) is the director of religious education at St. Mary Magdalene Church in San Diego.
MICHAEL MARRS (M.B.A., J.D. ’92) is the chief deputy prosecutor in Fulton County, Ind. He writes, “I’m considering seeking a career in sports/entertainment law. I would need to move out of the area to make such a career change.”
JOHN ROGITZ (J.D.) has had his own patent law firm, Rogitz & Associates in San Diego, since 1992.
NICOLE TOESCA-MILLER (M.B.A.) is a photographer and has been exhibiting her work throughout San Diego County, including the Digital Arts Guild/Photo Arts Group show at the Poway Performing Arts Center in October 2006. She photographs informal portraits with pets and other commissioned work. Her Web site is www.photoartscapes.com.
ALAN ZAWISTOSKI (M.I.B.) writes, “I am an avid golfer and like to play my home course in Coto de Caza, Calif. I’m married to my wife, Lisa, of five years. I have an adorable son, Macallister, who is 2.”