UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Summer 2007
1970s

[1971]

BRUCE ENGLEBRECHT (J.D.) retired from law practice in 2001 and recently married Karol Manrique. Bruce and Karol live part time in Cartagena, Colombia, and Panama City, Panama.

CHARLES GIBB (B.A.) is the author of The Gold Buckle, which was published in February 2006. He had a book signing at a Barnes & Noble in December. “That was a thrill of a lifetime,” he writes.

[1972]

HOWARD WAYNE (J.D.) writes, “I took six and a half months off in 2006 to live in South Africa where my wife, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Lundberg, was on loan to that country’s National Prosecuting Authority. Returning to San Diego, I was elected to the board of directors of the San Diego County Bar Association.”

VIRGINIA WIGGENJOST-BEZOENIK (M.ED.) retired from her position as a counselor with the Colton Unified School District in Colton, Calif. Virginia and her husband, Joseph, live in Escondido.

[1973]

ELDEN FOX (J.D.) was appointed a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court in January 1991. He is assigned to the Beverly Hills branch, Department 1, Criminal Calendar.

LORAINE MCGRATH (M.S.) is retired and volunteering in San Diego. “I am so happy and so proud of our school!” she writes.

LAUREL REST (J.D.) provides labor and employment counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in San Francisco. Laurel was a public defender in Los Angeles and Alame-da counties, and she was the first woman to be president of the California Public Defenders Association.

GROVER TRASK (J.D.) joined the California law firm of Best, Best & Krieger in January 2007 as special counsel focusing on ethics, conflicts of interest, election law and governmental accountability. Grover served for nearly a quarter of a century as district attorney for the County of Riverside, heading up the fourth-largest district attorney’s office in California, and 32 years as a prosecutor.

THOMAS WILLIAMS (J.D.) is in private practice in Carpinteria, Calif., specializing in estate planning, real estate and business planning.

[1974]

WILLIAM SELIGMANN (J.D.) has been practicing law in Los Angeles since graduating from USD.

[1975]

SUSANNE STANFORD (J.D.) received the 2006 Bernard E. Witkin Award from the San Diego County Law Library Justice Foundation for excellence in the practice of law. Susanne adds, “And I am loving retirement.”

[1976]

DANIEL BERGMAN (J.D.) is vice president of environmental affairs for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the second largest and third busiest airport in the world. His career has included 20 years in government and 10 years in the private sector as president of a company whose 15 shareholders were Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies. Daniel has two daughters who are attorneys, including USD Law School alumna Kelli (Bergman) Taylor ’96.

NANCY LONG COLE (J.D.) practices law in Cerritos, Calif., in the fields of civil litigation, business contracts and public school district litigation in premises liability defense and prosecution for employee theft as well as general personal injury for plaintiffs and defendants.

THOMAS GILEVICH (J.D.) retired from the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and returned to Sacramento in 1998 to take a position as senior counsel at the California Department of Managed Health Care, the state agency responsible for regulating health plans. Thomas is married and has a kindergartener.

LINDA (HARBIN) MCMORRAN (M.ED.) is a teacher of adapted physical education for the Poway Unified School District, where she has worked since 1979. She works with preschool, elementary and secondary students. (See story on page 41.)

SUSAN (WONG) QUAN (M.ED.) writes, “I am in the waning stages of my teaching career in the El Centro Elementary School District. I have enjoyed my kindergarten classes for the last 37 years. Now, the time is approaching for me to hang up my teaching tools. I plan to continue teaching for only two more years, then I will retire to Carlsbad, where I will do volunteer work.” Susan and her husband, Edward ’76, currently live in El Centro, Calif. (See story on page 37.)

[1977]

HERBERT GOLDSTEIN (M.B.A.) has owned Goldstein & Goldstein, a San Diego tax consulting business, for 25 years. He writes, “My wife, Sarah, and I have been traveling. We did a three-week auto tour (of France) and then spent a week in Paris.” Their three children are between 37 and 48 years old and are all married. They also have four grandchildren.

ROBERT MILLS (J.D.) just completed his 27th year of employment at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, including 18 years as the company’s vice president and general counsel. The company is based in St. Paul, Minn.

[1978]

SCOTT COLE (J.D.) is a sole practitioner in probate and estate planning in La Mesa. Scott and his wife, Linda, live in El Cajon. Their daughter, USD Law School alumna Michelle (Cole) Kolker ’04, welcomed a baby, Ethan, on Nov. 16, 2006, and Scott reports that they are enjoying their first grandchild. Their son, Adam, is in his third year at Hastings Law School and has accepted a position with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington after he graduates. Their youngest, Ryan, is a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley.

SOLVEIG (STORE) DEUPREY (J.D.) writes, “I am happily working at a family law firm, Deuprey & Associates, owned with my husband, Dan.” They have three children: Jennifer at the University of Pennsylvania, who is studying abroad in Madrid; Daniel at the University of Puget Sound; and William, a high school sophomore. Solveig reports that they toured Spain with their daughter after a backpacking trip with William in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

KEVIN MEENAN (J.D.) was elected the 2006-07 chairman of the Republican Trial Lawyers Caucus of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He was recently selected for inclusion in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America for 2007.

CHRISTOPHER WESIERSKI (J.D.) is the senior partner in Wesierski & Zurek, a firm with 25 lawyers. The Irvine, Calif., firm specializes in civil litigation, representing employers in labor disputes and companies in product liability claims as well as defending dental malpractice cases. Christopher was selected a California Super Lawyer for 2004-06 through voting by 65,000 lawyers in Southern California. He also is an advocate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.