UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Spring 2006
1980s

[1980]

MARY (MADOK) CAREY (B.B.A.) has been busy with husband Peter, raising four daughters: Katie, 20, a junior at Santa Clara University; Elizabeth, 19, a sophomore at the University of San Francisco; Anne, 17, a senior at USD High School/ Cathedral High School; and Jane, 15, a sophomore at the same high school. Mary works as a CPA in practice with her husband, representing a high fashion women’s clothing line and designing interiors for MRI centers, as well as for a restaurant in San Diego.

CYNTHIA (CAYABYAB) CALLO (B.A.) says her 22-year-old daughter, Alexis Marquez, graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University’s Barnard College in May. To celebrate, the family took a six-week trip to Europe. Cynthia’s younger daughter, Schuyler Marquez, who is a junior at High Tech High School in the Point Loma area of San Diego, also is doing well, successfully completing a summer course in corporate sociology and American dance at Columbia University.

JIL GOEBEL (B.B.A., M.B.A. ‘82) and her husband, Randel, have lived in Colorado Springs, and celebrate 20 years of marriage this year. They are co-owners and co-founders of Origin Communications, an advertising and public relations firm, specializing in technology companies. They’ve been in business 19 years. Their son, Parker, graduated from eighth grade and entered high school in the fall.

NICK KRALL (B.A.) says he enjoys helping plan alumni events in Los Angeles. He also said that he and his wife hope to buy some horses this year. Nick says after moving to Sylmar, Calif., two years ago, he decided to run for the neighborhood council, a smaller, local component of the Los Angeles City Council. As co-chair of the land-use and open-space committee, he contacts residents and builders, holds public meetings to assess public opinion, seeks compromise with developers and attends Planning Commission and City Council hearings several times a week. “It’s the toughest and most rewarding volunteer position (outside of marriage) I’ve ever experienced,” he says. “And it’s the most involved I’ve been in any community since my years at USD.”

CAROL (SANTANGELO) LOVEJOY (B.B.A.) says her oldest son, Ryan, is a senior at St. Augustine High School.

ANITA (GEMPERLE) MAHAFFEY (B.B.A.) started a business, Funika U.S., which produces home textile products in Turkey and China. The company ships to about 40 different countries. While growing the business, Anita and her husband, Mike, also are raising three children: Kevin, 20, who attends University of Southern California; Brian, 18, who started at USC in the fall; and Kelly, 10, who is in the fifth grade. Anita says she’s considering slowing the business in the next year or so to enjoy family and friends more.

BARBARA O’BRIEN (B.S.N.) retired from the U.S. Nurse Corps in 1994 after more than 26 years on active duty. She moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C., in 2000, to begin a great life in retirement. Barbara says she’s become an avid golfer along with her husband.

CLARISSA ROSAS (B.A.) says after graduating from USD, she received a doctorate from the University of New Mexico. While in New Mexico, she was a teacher, school administrator, district administrator and then a professor at the College of Santa Fe. In 2000, her family moved to Cincinnati, where she was the chair of the education department for the College of Mount Saint Joseph. In August 2004, Clarissa was awarded a $375,000 grant to start one of two Charter Colleges of Education.

[1981]

KATHLEEN FIEDLER-GILMORE (B.A.) has four daughters: Morgan, 20, a sophomore at USD; Lauren, 19, a freshman at Vassar College; Lindsey, 18, a senior in high school; and Callie, 15, a sophomore in high school. Kathleen says she married husband Bill in May 2003. She’s working on her master’s degree, while living, skiing and playing in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.

ROBERT HARRISON (J.D.), past president of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, was honored in January by the San Diego Defense Lawyers as the 2004 Defense Lawyer of the Year.

RICK LEON (B.B.A.) has been spending his time surfing and watching his daughter, Nina, jump her horses and prepare for the Olympics.

JEFFREY E. THOMA (J.D.) and his wife, Kim, celebrated the birth of their first baby, Charles Ryan, on Dec. 5, 2004. Jeff was appointed public defender for Solano County, Calif., after serving as the public defender for Mendocino County for more than seven years.

[1982]

LESA CHRISTENSON (B.A., J.D. ‘85) says that in April her law firm, Ashworth, Blanchet, Christenson, & Kalemkiarian, moved into a building it purchased at Third Avenue and Juniper Street in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood of San Diego. The firm specializes in family law matters.

CLAUDIA (DENIGAN) COX (B.A.) reports that her husband is an attorney. Her son, Brian, graduated from St. Augustine High School in 2004 and, this fall, expected to begin his sophomore year studying pre-med at Georgetown University. Her daughter, Haley Anne, expected to begin her sophomore year at Our Lady of Peace High School, and wants to attend USD.

KATHRYN KITCHEN-GALUPPO (B.A., M.A. ‘87) says her husband, Louis Galuppo, is the residential real estate director at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate in the School of Business Administration at USD. Her son attends Cathedral Catholic High School, while her daughter attends St. John School in Encinitas. Kathryn continues to teach, time permitting. JOHN HAYNES (B.A.) was forced to retire because of muscular dystrophy. Now he’s on the board of directors for the Challenge Center.

[1983]

PAM (FATICA) ADAMS (B.A.) has been married to Michael Adams (J.D. ‘85 for 19 years. They have two children, Amanda, 16, and Nicholas, 13, and live in Orange County, Calif. Mike has his own law office in Irvine, Calif., and Pam teaches fourth grade.

LESLIE (CONLIN) SACKO (B.S.) and her husband, Al, celebrated their 20th anniversary on Aug. 17. They met in San Diego while working at the National City Mile of Cars. Al is from the Philadelphia area and graduated from Penn State. Leslie is from San Diego and recently received an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

VINCE SKAHILL (B.A.) and his wife, Donna, formed a real estate/ loan consulting partnership. They have been married for 22 years. Their son, Eric, is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles. Greg is a senior at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego. Vince and Donna are enjoying their new partnership in the real estate venue and look forward to helping people achieve their dreams.

[1984]

KEVIN BOVÉE (B.B.A.) and his wife, Kari (Cramer) Bovée (B.A. ‘84) have lived in Albuquerque, N.M., for eight years. Kevin is president of Sicorp Inc., an information technology company, specializing in high performance computing solutions. Kari is busy with their two children, Jessica, 16, and Michael, 13, as well as with showing Arabian horses and playing tennis.

STEPHEN “SWOOPER” GAUVIN (B.B.A.) has been happily married for 10 years. He and his bride, Shirley, live in Coronado, Calif., and have three daughters: Kathryn, 9, Carolyn, 7; and Lauren, 3. He’s been working as a sales rep in the electronics industry for more than 18 years, 10 years with Arrow Electronics.

COLLEEN (HARDY) HAMILTON (B.A.) says hello from the Valley of the Moon. “We hope all is well with everyone from USD,” says Colleen, who lives in Sonoma, Calif. “Life is great!”

DONALD JONES (J.D.) says he joined Qualcomm in 2002, and is vice president of business development, overseeing research and development around the convergence of cell phone technologies and medical devices, bio sensors and healthcare applications.

TATIANA (JIMENEZ) MONTGOMERY (B.A.) says she’s working, enjoying life and is very proud of her 6-year-old daughter, Natasha, who recently graduated from kindergarten.

SUSAN YECK (J.D.) opened a law clinic in March 2004 and still maintains Law Offices of Susan A. Yeck, a firm specializing in business litigation and personal injury. She lives in San Diego, and has a 4-year-old daughter, Olivia.

[1985]

BURT BRIGIDA (B.B.A.) and his wife, Cecilia, celebrated the birth of their first child, Sofia Frances, on Dec. 21, 2004.

W. PATRICK FIXSEN (B.B.A.) is beginning his third year of theology studies toward the priesthood for the Diocese of Peoria in Illinois. He also is studying at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass.

ANGELA GIGLITTO (B.A.) has enjoyed two tremendously fulfilling careers simultaneously. She now is in her 17th year as an elementary school teacher in the San Diego Unified School District, where she works as a mentor teacher in bilingual and mainstream education. For the past 16 years, Angela also has been the artistic director and lead dancer for Café Sevilla’s famous flamenco dinner shows. She was the creator of the dinner theater experience at Sevilla’s establishments throughout Southern California and soon to open Las Vegas locations. She teaches second grade at Ocean Beach Elementary School, Monday through Friday, and performs every Saturday at the Sevilla restaurant in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. “I’m busy and love both my exciting and energetic careers,” she says.

GREG GIULIANO (B.A., M.A. ‘88) took over as president/CEO of Leading Initiatives Worldwide, a company that does global leadership development. He closed his practice as a psychologist and enjoys his new work. Greg and his wife, Theresa Apodaca (B.S. ‘84), have two children, 14 and 11, and spend their time training for their next triathlon.

CAROL (VISOSKY) RICHARDSON (B.A.) has been married for 11 years. She and her husband have two children, Tommy, 6, and Anna, 4. Carol no longer teaches, and is enjoying staying home with her children.

[1986]

MICHAEL DITOMMASO (B.B.A.) and wife Julianne announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Siena, on April 12. She joins 3-year-old brother Michael Domenic.

DAVID HUNT (B.A.) has been living in Berlin and Prague since 1991. He teaches writing, math and history. He is married to Annette, who is from Berlin, and they have two boys, Jonathan, 4, and Donovan, 1.

ALLISON (BAILEY) LYNCH (B.A.) is enjoying life with husband Lance and three daughters, Lauren, Lexanne and Larissa. She recently took time away from work to spend two weeks in Hawaii.

DONALD PANNIER (B.B.A.) has been living in the Chicago area for the last five years with wife Lesley and the three best kids in the world: Amber, 11; Donnie, 8; and Delaney, 6. Donald says he recently was back in San Diego for work, and saw the campus, which he says is beautiful. He reported that he had a great night at the beach with John Melican (B.B.A. ‘84) and his family.

[1987]

JANET (GAUNT) COOVER (B.A., M.A. ‘90) moved from working at La Presa Middle School to La Mesa Middle School, working as a school counselor for 15 years in the La Mesa/Spring Valley School District. Janet lives in La Jolla, and has been swimming with the University of California, San Diego, masters swim team for five years. She gets together monthly with fellow swimmers (and swim fans) Lauren Birney (B.A. ‘88), Jan (Hollahan) Brooksby (B.B.A. ‘86), Margie (Lightenberg) Sullivan (B.B.A. ‘86) and Beth Cunningham (B.B.A. ‘86). “I stay involved with the USD counseling program,” Janet says. “And I frequently have school counseling interns from USD.”

[1988]

ERIC COLE (B.B.A.) moved to Snohomish, Wash., where he’s been working for the Granite Falls Fire Department for the last five years. He was promoted to lieutenant in January 2005, and is in charge of public education. He’s married to wife Debbie, who works as an executive office administrator at Boeing. He has three daughters: Jennifer, 21; Brittany, 17; and Mikayla, 10.

SHEILA (WHITE) OLANDER (B.A.) and her husband, Curt, welcomed the arrival of their second child, Grace Elizabeth, on May 29. Grace joins older brother Nicholas, 3. Sheila is a supervisory special agent with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Sacramento, Calif.

MARK PACHOWICZ (J.D.) reports that after years as a deputy district attorney, child support attorney and executive director of a union, he is pleased to announce the opening of his own law firm in Camarillo, Calif.

JOSIE RODRIGUEZ (M.A.) says her book of poetry, based on 17 years as a clinical chaplain, has been published. The book, Waiting Rooms of the Heart, Poems of a Healthcare Chaplain, can be ordered through josierodriguez.com, iuniverse.com and barnesandnoble.com. Josie says the book is a great resource for nursing and medical school students, and those in pastoral care. Future readings and book signings are scheduled.

KAREN SKEMP-ARIT (B.A.) reports that she just had her second son in April 2005. Her sons’ names are Noah and Devon.

[1989]

LAUREN AZEVEDO-GRONDONA (B.A.) retired in November 2004 from biotechnology sales. Her husband is a property manager and architect in the Point Loma area of San Diego.

MARY JANE (KAPLAN) MARUSICH (B.B.A.) lives in Temecula, Calif., with her husband, Greg, and her two sons, Timothy, 12, and Tyler, 10. She is active with the Temecula Valley PTA, and with the Temecula Valley American Little League.

NAVY CMDR. LANCE MASSEY (B.A.) participated in maritime security operations while in the middle of a scheduled deployment assigned to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz. Lance and his shipmates made a port visit to Port Kelang, Malaysia, during which they volunteered their time at a local orphanage, cleaning the grounds and spending time with the children, as well as to Hong Kong, where they helped restore the Bayanihan Center, which assists overseas domestic helpers with employment.