1950s & 1960s


MICHELE (GENNETTE) LITTON (B.A.) retired in June 2006 from the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, where she was a reading specialist for 20 years. Michele has four children and four grandchildren.


JOHN BOWMAN (B.A., M.A.T. ’73) is a member of the alumni board and the fundraising committee for the Bishop Charles Frances Buddy memorial inside the new School of Leadership and Education Sciences building. “I am proud to be a rabid Toreros football fan!” he adds.


JOSEPHINE BREEN (B.A.) celebrated her 80th birthday on March 31, 2006. She writes, “USD of today comes across to me as a global village where diversity is so welcomed and where every aspect of human living has its space and recognition.”


DIANE (SIEGFRIED) PERKINS (B.A.) lives in Tulsa, Okla., and has nine grandchildren. She is writing a book on the cause of and solution to social impasses.


BETTY (JENSEN) GILL (B.A.) retired in 1998 after 19 years of teaching at Parish Catholic Elementary School. Now she and her husband, Tom, travel and spend time with their four granddaughters, volunteer at their church, drive for Meals on Wheels once a week and play tennis.

MARITA (ANGLETON) SHEEHAN (B.A.) is still on the medical school faculty at Texas Tech University in Amarillo. She is the assistant academic dean and was recently promoted to professor of pediatrics. Her son, Christopher, expected to graduate from high school in 2007 and planned to enter Texas Tech as a freshman in August.


ALCY (BOSS) NEIDLINGER (B.A.) lives 30 miles south of Sarasota on the west coast of Florida. She is a beauty consultant at Walgreens and enjoys photography as a hobby. She hopes to travel to San Diego and Hawaii this year.


VERN SCHOOLEY (J.D.) was elected counselor for the Joseph A. Ball/Clarence S. Hunt Inn of Court. He also is program chairman for the Long Beach Bar Association and continues on the nominations committee for the American Inns of Court. Vern continues his patent and trademark practice as manager of the Long Beach office of Fulwider Patton.


MARY ANNE ARESTAD (B.A.) has traveled extensively in Europe, the Holy Land and the United States since graduating from the San Diego College for Women. One of her hobbies is genealogy, and she has met family members in Norway, taken a crash course in Norwegian and visited important family history sites in Scandinavia and the United States. “I love hearing from and seeing fellow graduates of USD,” she writes.

SANDRA CHEW (B.A.) married Paul Phillips at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. They honeymooned on the island of Kauai, where Sandy’s brother, John Kiszla, also a USD alumnus, is director of marketing and sales for the Kauai Beach Resort. Sandy and Paul met at Qualcomm, where they’ve both been technical writers for 10 years.

THOMAS RAGAN (B.A.) retired on Dec. 31, 2006, from Ragan Transport Services, an extensive transportation operation in Pennsylvania that includes courier, messenger, air freight and limousine services. Thomas was president and owner of the company. He continues to serve on the advisory board of the Regional Public Transportation Authority and is vice chairman of the local zoning hearing board. His wife, Margo, writes for four regional magazines and they have three grandchildren: two in Chester County, Penn., and one in Los Angeles.


WILLIAM LINDHEIM (J.D.) is chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar of California. The commission is a part of the Board of Legal Specialization.