UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Fall 2007
1990s

[1990]

TIFFANY (BREWKA) BUFTON (B.A.) is an executive national vice president with Arbonne International, a European skin care company. She and her husband, Scott, live in Littleton, Colo., with their two children.

LT. CMDR. THOMAS DAVIS (B.A.) writes, “I am moving back to San Diego where I never plan to leave again and I will finally attend a homecoming!” Thomas is with the Navy’s Tactical Control Squadron 11 in Coronado.

KEVIN GONZALEZ (B.A.) is the executive officer for the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, which deployed to Iraq in the spring of 2007 for the second combat tour in two years.

PARRIS SORIANELLO (B.A.) is a manager with Wal-Mart, running a 216,000-square-foot supercenter in Santa Clarita, Calif.

ROSA (PINEDO) SOTO (B.B.A.)and her husband, Rick, live in Chula Vista with their two children: Annalis, 5; and Diego, 17 months.

MICHAEL SPATA (LL.M.) was appointed city attorney and interim city manger for Visalia, Calif., in 2006.

JOHN SPERRAZZO (B.A.) and his wife, Cathy, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Eye-To-Eye Communications, their public relations firm. Both John and Cathy serve as managing partners. John received his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1996. He and Cathy were married 12 years ago at Founders Chapel and they live in San Diego with their five children: Jessica, John Paul, Luke, James and Madeline.

MARC THOMPSON (B.B.A.) and his wife, Jodie, celebrated the birth of their fourth child, Carter Hamilton, on Dec. 12, 2006. Carter has three siblings: Taylor, 9; Cooper, 7; and Teagan, 5.

[1991]SUSIE BARRETT (M.A.) is in her 10th year of home schooling her four children, and she teaches other home-schoolers online through BraveWriter.com. “I have also spoken at retreats on the subject of encouraging evangelicals in embracing Catholic traditions of devotion and worship,” she says.

JENNIFER (BOURGUIGNON) BLOUNT (B.A.) reports that she is still happily married to Lance ’91 and that their daughter is in kindergarten. Jennifer is teaching both English language development and English to seventh- and eighth-grade students in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District in Mission Viejo, Calif. She recently received the Teacher of the Year award.

CARLOS BOSDET (B.B.A.) is busy with his interior design business and raising three daughters, ages 18, 12 and 7 months, with his wife, Gabina.

JOHN BUCKLEY (M.I.B.) operates John Buckley Advisors, a financial services and insurance business. He also has been improving his Spanish-speaking and classical guitar skills.

KATHERINE McKEON CASSIDY (B.Acc.) and her husband, Paul, have been living in Oceanside for almost three years with their children, Kiara and Connor. Katherine is a senior manager with Qualcomm.

CAPT. SOREN CHRISTENSEN (M.S.N.) retired on Jan. 1, 2007, from Naval Hospital, Bremerton, Wash., after a 26-year Navy career. She and her husband, Jim, live in Silverdale, Wash.

ADAM FOXX (B.A.) and his wife, Jodi, welcomed their first child, Mia Dani, on July 25, 2006. “Her first football game was USD vs. Monmouth, and she loved it,” Adam reports.

MICHAEL MERITT-POWELL (M.B.A.) writes, “Our Christmas present was delivered on Oct. 21, 2006: a beautiful baby boy. My wife was incredible.” Michael is president of MMP Industries in Oceanside.

HELEN (MARTIN) MOORE (M.B.A.) and her husband, Tom, are building a new house and loving life in San Diego’s North County. They have a 4-year-old son who is the light of their life.

JASON MORRIS (B.A.) is enjoying his law practice and spending time with his wife, Paulina, and their two sons, Diego and Mateo. He recently represented Toll Brothers Inc. and obtained the approvals to build the tallest building in the state of Arizona.

JACQUELYN (CWIKLA) PARSONS (B.S.N., M.S.N. ’92) retired from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in 2002 with 26 years of service. She is now director of quality improvement, physician services, regulatory affairs, cardiac program and patient safety, for Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

SARAH (WILDE) SWANK (B.A.) and her husband, Mark, welcomed their second child, Weston, on Nov. 10, 2006. He joins big sister Hannah, 2. The family lives in Long Beach, Calif. Sarah recently joined Nike’s vision and timing team, focusing on sales west of the Mississippi.

LISA (CHEUNG) WANG (B.Acc.) and her husband, David, welcomed their third son, Jared Colby Wang, on Feb. 9, 2007. He joins older brothers Jaxon, 5, and Jacob, 3. Lisa is still senior manager with Deloitte Tax. The family lives in Monterey Park, Calif.

STEPHANIE (NELSON) WHITLOCK (B.B.A.) writes, “This year, I decided to follow my dreams and get more creative, so I exited the wireless telecommunications business and opened my own women’s shoe boutique!” Her store, Stephanie’s, is in La Jolla.

[1992]CHRISTINE BRUCE (B.A.) married Joseph Pasak, a gunnery sergeant in the Marines, on Jan. 1, 2005. They are stationed in Okinawa, Japan, until May 2009, when he plans to retire from the military. Christine is working toward her master’s degree in counseling psychology through the University of Maryland University College in Asia/Bowie State University.

DAVID FAHLGREN (B.B.A.) and his wife, Cynthia, have a 3-year-old daughter, Paige. The family lives in Vancouver, Wash. David writes, “Enjoying living in the Pacific Northwest.”

ANNE (SPERRAZZO) FISHBURNE (B.A.) and her husband, Ben, have been married for 14 years, and they have four children, ages 12, 9, 6 and 5. Anne is a teacher in the Cajon Valley Union School District. “Love my family and the Lord!” she writes.

MARY PEIRCE GRIFFITH (B.A.) works for a custom architect/homebuilder in Park City, Utah. She and her husband, Robert, love to ski, hike and mountain bike.

JOHN HERRMANN (B.A., M.A. ’99) still enjoys being in touch with USD, his father reports. He remains on a ventilator due to muscular dystrophy.

CARRIE (KRUEGER) MAROVICH (B.A.) and her husband, Chris, welcomed their second son, Owen Christopher, in July 2006. “His 2-year-old brother, Michael, simply adores him,” writes Carrie.

BRUCE MAXON (B.A.) and his wife, Jennifer, celebrated the birth of their first child, Tate Virginia, on March 3, 2007. Bruce is director of marketing for Optelecom-NKF.

HEATHER MEYER (B.B.A.) and her husband, Scott, celebrated the arrival of their third child, Katrina Reese, on Aug. 4, 2006. She joins brother Reynolds, 2, and sister Kennedy, 7. “Life is busy!” reports Heather. Scott has a CPA office in Long Beach and recently bought a practice in Orange County.

JACQUELINE (KAHN) PARIS (B.A.) and her husband, Joel, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Katarina Helene, on Feb. 16, 2007, in Pasadena, Calif.

LORI ARBOGAST ROY (B.A.)and her husband, Bradley, have two children: Colin, born in December 2003, and Lucie, born in September 2006. The family lives in Carlsbad, where Lori is a stay-at-home mom.

HARRY RYAN (B.A.) is a roaster and owner of Ryan Brothers Coffee in San Diego. “We have a great building at 1894 Main Street, and were featured on Larry Himmel, Channel 8, ‘Brothers in Beans,’” Harry says.

ALAIN TRUONG (M.B.A.) is principal financial analyst for Medtronic in Minneapolis. Prior to that, he worked for Johnson & Johnson. “My M.B.A. degree has enabled a fulfilling career, which contributes to a happy life with few limits,” Alain says.

CHRISTI (GRANT) TUCKER (B.B.A.) and her husband, Joseph, celebrated the birth of their third child, Gavin Michael, on Jan. 15, 2007. He is welcomed by big brothers Grant, 3, and Garrett, 2. Christi continues to work for IGT, overseeing gaming system installation in casinos nationwide. She is also the chairwoman for the Las Vegas Race for the Cure.

LIZ (SCHOR) WILLIAMS (B.A.)and her husband, Ryan, welcomed a son, Cayden Ryan, in June 2006. Cayden joins big sister Allyson, 2. Fellow alumna Colleen (Cassity) Gallagher is Cayden’s godmother. Liz is senior district sales manager for the Sacramento office of Paychex.

[1993]CATHERINE (DUFORT) KUIPER (B.A., M.Ed. ’94) is still teaching at Julian High School and enjoying her husband, Jason, and their two kids, Tierra, 4, and Christian, 1. “All is well, and life is good!” she reports.

SUSAN (COLLINS) MOSBY (B.A.) and her husband, Peter, added a new member to their family: Harry, born on Feb. 22, 2007. Big brother Chas, 2, is proud of his new status, Susan says. She continues to teach Spanish at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo., and Peter is a principal at Hinkley High.

HEATHER (GALLAGHER) TROY (B.A.) and her husband, Bob, welcomed a baby boy, Jack Joseph, on Nov. 3, 2006. He joins big brother Ryan, 6, and big sister Kate, 4.

NANCY URNER (B.A.) ran the 2006 New York City marathon. She continues to compete in triathlons and coaches a triathlon team. Nancy lives in Seattle.

[1994]TRACEY (VANDEWEGHE) BALSDON (B.A.) and her husband, Ed, were married in June 2005. Ed is a professor of economics at San Diego State University, and Tracey is a stay-at-home mom to their daughter, Anna, born in April 2006.

LT. CMDR. WILLIAM BOGGS (B.B.A.) retired from the Navy after 21 years as a helicopter pilot. He and his wife, Kathy Otto ’83, are busy chasing after their three children. The family is active in youth sports in Scripps Ranch, and William is building a financial planning practice.

SCOTT CURTNER (B.B.A.) and his wife, Jill, welcomed a baby girl on Nov. 15, 2006. Scott is vice president of mobility devices for Bank of America and also buys rental homes in California, Arizona and Colorado.

BRIAN DRELICHARZ (B.B.A.) and wife Cristina (Fernandez) ’95 welcomed daughter Marina Claire on Jan. 7, 2007. She joins big sisters Anna and Sofia. Linda (Brown) Norton ’94 is Marina’s godmother.

MARY JANEL HAWBLITZEL (B.A.) started a wedding photography company, Mary Hawblitzel Photography. Her website is www.maryhawblitzel.com.

MICHELLE (COCKAYNE) KERR (B.A.) and her husband, Lemuel ’93, have two daughters: Ellie, 4, and Ginny, 8 months.

JOHN LAMBERT (B.B.A.) and his wife, Maynil (Ramos) ’94, continue to enjoy living in Virginia with their two Labradors. Maynil joined a private equity/hedge fund in 2006 and travels extensively as she optimizes the accounting and finance functions of the portfolio companies. John maintains a home-based investment partnership and recently began working with a private home equity lender. “No kids yet,” he writes, “but we’re thrilled to be aunt and uncle five times over!”

MICHELLE (KINZIE) LENTZ (J.D.) received the 2007 Attorney of the Year award from the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.

ELIZABETH CARMELA PINDER MARTIN (B.B.A.) and her husband, Dé Laun, were married on Oct. 21, 2006, and they have custody of Dé Laun’s son, Chase, who is in the fifth grade. In March 2007, Elizabeth dislocated her right ankle and broke it in three places, requiring nine screws, a plate, and several months of recovery. “The pain is unreal,” she says.

SARA (RENTZ) McKENNA (B.B.A.) and her husband, Chris, have been living in Garden City, Kan., since 2000. They have two daughters: Madison, 5 and Lane, 4. “We would love to come back to San Diego and visit everyone,” she writes. Sara is a reimbursement specialist at St. Catherine Hospital.

LINDA (BROWN) NORTON (B.A.) has spent the last two years caring for her 91-year-old grandma, who moved in with her in July 2005. “She came from New York, and we are all adjusting to the addition to our family!” Linda reports. Linda is an at-home mom in Temecula, Calif.

CALEB PALMER (B.A.) and his wife, Tara, were married in Italy in 2004. They have two children: Ethan, born in 2005, and Leta, born in 2006. Caleb is in real estate sales and investments on the island of Maui.

DENISE (MARRIOTT) TAYCO (B.A.) and her husband, Freddie, announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Maureen, on Feb. 2, 2007. Denise is a science teacher for the San Diego Unified School District, and Freddie works for Porter Novelli, a public relations firm.

REBECCA (MILLER) VAN CLEAVE (B.A.) and her husband, Todd, welcomed twins Sarah Ruth and Leah Marie on Aug. 29, 2006. Sarah and Leah join big sister Rachel, who attends St. John of the Cross Catholic School in Lemon Grove. “I’m enjoying my time taking care of the girls, who are keeping me very, very busy,” reports Rebecca.

[1995]ALISON (MAAS) BRAY (B.A.) and her husband, Timothy ’95, celebrated the arrival of a daughter, Kenna, in January 2007. She joins big brother Connor, who is a very busy 2-year-old.

WILLAM CARNESE (B.A.) has been a freelance Web designer for four years and is a guitarist for a rock/funk/jam band, Zindu. William reports that Zindu is touring the Western United States and performed in Peru in November 2006.

BRONWEN DELANEY (B.A.) and her husband, Brendan, welcomed a daughter, Hansen Dehlia, in July 2006. Bronwen is a veterinarian with four other doctors at South Mesa Veterinary Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.

DOMINIQUE DUDINE DeWIN-TER (B.A.) and her husband, Edward, celebrated the birth of their first child, Maxwell Taylor, on Oct. 20, 2006. Dominique is a territory manager for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals on Oahu and Maui. Edward is a lieutenant commander and officer-in-charge of Detachment 1 aboard the USS Chaffee.

BRENDA GODFREY GEIGER (B.A., J.D. ’04) moved her law practice to Carlsbad. She recently hired an attorney in the USD LL.M. tax program who she reports has been a great help and hopefully will help the practice expand. Brenda and her husband, Leonard, live in Vista with their son, who is 18 months old.

ELENA HARTWELL (B.A.) is a playwright, director and educator living in Seattle. Recent highlights include her latest play, “The Last Train to Hicksville,” selected for new play festivals in both Seattle and Eugene, Ore. She planned to direct “The Blackmailer” in July 2007 in Seattle.

DEBI HUYSSOON (B.A.) is an associate dentist in Salem, Ore., and is in the process of buying a dental practice in Sherwood, Ore. Debi and her husband, Scott, have a son, Braydon, 19 months, who keeps them entertained and busy. They live in Portland, but plan to build a home in Sherwood within the next few years.

JENNIFER LARSON (B.A.) married Matthew Montag on Feb. 24, 2007. Jennifer graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1999 and practices with the Johnson Law Group, a civil litigation firm. Matthew, also a graduate of Gonzaga University, is a civil engineer and surveyor. They live in Spokane, Wash.

KRYSLYNN (BRUMBAUGH) LAW (B.A.) and her husband, Matt, welcomed their second child, a boy named Kai Matthew, on May 29, 2006. He joins big sister Maya Vianne. The family lives in Carlsbad.

GINA (VERGILIO) MOCK (B.A.) and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of their fourth child, Erica. She joins Joshua, 7; Rebecca, 5; and Nicole, 3. Gina is an at-home mom who also helps run her husband’s business.

ERIK ROSS (M.A.) assumed command of the USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) in February 2006 and deployed to the Mediterranean, Red and Arabian seas, and the Arabian Gulf with the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group from June to December 2006. While deployed, they helped evacuate Americans from Beirut, Lebanon.

JENNIFER (STAUFENBEIL) RUBEL (B.A.) is curriculum coordinator for Kauai High School in Lihue, Hawaii. She and her husband, Thomas, have two daughters: Vanessa, 7, and Emeli, 2. The family lives in Kanai, Hawaii, and enjoy the sand, surf and sea.

MICHELLE WEHRLI (B.A.) reports that she started working on her master’s degree in philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, in 2005.

[1996]NICOLE ALEXANDER (B.A.) married Jay Mascolo at Founders Chapel on Feb. 14, 2004. Father O’Leary presided over the service and alumnae Mischa (Garner) Dunton and Tracey Eizonas were bridesmaids. Nicole and Jay are both attorneys, practicing in New Jersey and metropolitan New York. They have been busy the past several years, traveling to Rome, Venice, Paris and throughout the United States.

TERENCE BANICH (B.A.) has been practicing law at Jenner & Block in Chicago since 1999, and was elected to partnership status in December 2006. Terence specializes in commercial litigation and litigation arising out of bankruptcy, workout and corporate reorganizations.

MARK BARRETT (M.B.A.) is still with Wells Fargo in New York City, and he recently launched a new career consulting business at ExecutiveElevator.com.

DOMINIC CHENELIA (B.B.A.) married Kristen Kinnaird ’01 in 2002. They bought a home in San Diego’s Old Town/Mission Hills area. Dominic works for Ski-Tops, a manufacturer of Chaos brand hats and hats for other companies, including DC Shoes, Da Kine and Patagonia. “No kids yet,” Dominic says, “but we have two dogs, Smokey and Hal.”

MATTHEW GERLACH (B.A.) planned to relocate to Stillwater, Minn., in July 2007 to join the Midwest Spine Institute after he completed his fellowship training in orthopedic spine surgery. Matt and his wife, Amy, have three children: Trey, Simon and Swan.

KRISTIN HEYL (B.A.) is president and owner of Pure Pharmaceutical Consulting, a pharmaceutical marketing/advertising agency. She is moving from Chicago back home to Scottsdale, Ariz., with her boyfriend, Jake Cox, who works for Tyco Healthcare.

BRODY HOFMANN (B.B.A.) earned an M.B.A. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in December 2006. He and his wife, Amy ’96, live in Costa Mesa, Calif.

DENA JOHNSON (B.A., M.Ed. ’00) married Patrick Glynn in May 2007. Dena is an assistant principal at an elementary school in the Poway Unified School District.

DEBORAH (SULLIVAN) KANE (J.D.) and her husband, Larry, welcomed William Joseph to the family. William joins big sister Emily. Deb is still in Pittsburgh, where she was recently made partner at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fines & Newby.

ANN KELLY (M.A.) is a public services librarian and university professor at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Ann teaches classes on how to research.

KRISTIAN PANGILINAN (B.A.) earned an M.B.A. from Hawaii Pacific University. He and his wife, Tara, are enjoying their 1-year-old son, Elijah. Kristian writes, “We plan to travel to Venice for a vacation getaway from our four kids!”

ROBERT PRATI (M.B.A.) is a proud and happy father to two boys, Robbie, 5, and Raymond, 2. He finished his Ph.D. in finance in 2004, and was recently published in a leading finance journal.

GARY SHARP (J.D.) is a commander with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the U.S. Navy. He is a fleet judge advocate in the U.S. Second Fleet.

[1997]CAILA (COUGHLIN) ANDERSON (B.B.A.) married Corey Anderson at the Admiral Baker Golf Club in San Diego in July 2006. Alumnae Alicia (Atwood) Potes, Lisa (Beresford) Bridgman and Aly (Rutherford) Romero were bridesmaids. Caila and Corey have two dogs and two cats, and they live in Tempe, Ariz., where Caila is a public relations and events manager for Cricket Communications.

JOHN BARFIELD (M.S.N.) is director of nursing in Chicago for Columbus Manor, a 185-bed facility that administers intermediate mental health nursing services.

CIARA (MURPHY) BYARS (B.B.A.) and her husband, Alan, were married on Oct. 14, 2006, in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Bridesmaids included Class of 1997 alumnae Tara (Panek) Bringle, Jennifer Major, Jennifer Ragazzo, Mary Ann (Olson) Russello and Kelly (Devine) Roark. Guests from the Class of 1997 included Anna Coloroso, Katie (Gerhardt) Duford, Ashley (Adolph) Farrell, Travis Farrell, Tracy (Fitzner) Lyons, Christie (Lauritzen) Messina, Kara (Viera) Ross, Mike Russello, Nicole (Reinke) Snyder, Roxana (Nunez) Story, Mike Story and Lorraine (Camp) Wilson. Ciara recently finished her M.B.A. at the University of Washington. She and Alan live in Seattle, where Ciara is a product manager for Medtronic.

SETH DeLONG (B.A.) completed his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2004. He is a senior research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C. In June, Seth began three months of training in Paraguay to prepare for a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps.

CHARLES HEINZ (B.B.A.) is in a full-time M.B.A. program at the University of Phoenix while working full time as a district sales manager for Automatic Data Processing in San Diego. He expected to graduate in July 2007.

ASHRAF KASTO (B.A.) planned to move from Michigan to central California in June 2007.

LT. CMDR. THOMAS MACK (B.S./B.A.) earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey. Tom and his family are transferring to Charleston, S.C.

DON MORTON (B.B.A.) was promoted to paralegal supervisor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

CHAMBRIELLE PHAM (B.A.) provides psychotherapy services in a private practice in Orange County, Calif.

LAURIE (EASTWOOD) RAHER (B.S.N., M.S.N. ’98), her husband, Michael, and their two sons — Noah, 3, and Jacob, 1 — enjoyed a month in Australia visiting her husband’s family.

SHANNON REIDY-DILTZ (B.A., M.Ed. ’01) and her husband, Jeff, celebrated the birth of their third child, Michael Robert, on Oct. 19, 2006. Fellow alumna Jen Major is Michael’s godmother. The happy family of five lives in San Diego. Shannon says she misses teaching in the elementary classroom, but loves being an at-home mom.

ANDREA (MALCHIODI) TATRO (B.A.) and her husband, Christopher, have a daughter, Alexis, 17 months. Andrea is finishing her four-year residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She plans to join a spine medicine practice in Reno, Nev., in the fall of 2007.

SCOTT WINROW (J.D.) was a special assistant U.S. attorney in San Diego from 1999 to 2000, and a San Diego police officer from 2000 to 2004. He is now a special agent with the FBI.

[1998]CARLOS CASTELLANOS (B.Acc.) and his wife, Erica (Crook) ’98, were blessed with their first son, Gabriel Juan, on Feb. 28, 2006. They live in San Marcos, Calif., where Erica is a stay-at-home mom and Carlos is project manager for Ashbrook Communities.

ELIZABETH WINSHIP COATS (B.A.) graduated with a master’s of arts degree in teaching from Columbia College in Chicago. Her area of concentration was art education. Elizabeth is an art teacher in the Lyons Elementary School District in Chicago.

CHERYL GETZ (Ed.D.) is the program director for the Leadership Studies program in USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

ERNEST GOVEA (B.A.) began a six-month deployment in April 2007. “Please keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers,” he writes.

KATRINA (PETERS) HELMAN (B.A.)and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of their first child, Kayla Devyn, in March 2006. The family lives in Seattle, where Katrina is an at-home mom and David is a financial adviser at Bank of America.

JOHN LAMEY (B.A.) and his wife, Kathleen, were married on Aug. 12, 2006, in St. Paul, Minn. Fellow USD alumni in the wedding party were: Tom Lamey, Thomas Palecek and Kevin Rodgers. John is chief executive officer of the law firm Lamey & Pacyga.

TOMAS LUCERO (B.A.) is translating from English to Spanish a volume of selected works by renowned Chicano poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. The book is expected to be published in 2008 by New Direction, a publisher in New York.

STEPHANIE (RAYMER) MOORMAN (B.A.) reports that after a year of hard work, she has become nationally board certified as a teacher. “This is one of the highest honors one can achieve as a teacher,” she says.

JAMIE (FATHEREE) PRO (B.A.) and her husband, John ’98, welcomed their first child, Gabriella, on June 26, 2006. The family lives in San Diego, where Jamie is a fourth-grade teacher and John is a deputy district attorney.

MARISA RITTS (B.A.) is senior director of public relations at HL LA Media and is managing accounts such as Harry Winston and Vera Wang.

JULIE SHEPHERD (B.A.) teaches English as a Second Language to sixth- and seventh-grade students at Mann Middle School of Expedition. She is completing her ESL certificate at San Diego State University. Julie also attends Rock Church and is involved in the sailing ministry.

LISA (DAHLQUIST) STEPHENS (M.S.N.) retired from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in July 2005 after more than 24 years of service. She enjoys working part time at a nearby Army clinic in Virginia. Husband Doug ’97 is an active duty lieutenant commander in the Medical Service Corps stationed in Maryland. “My daughter, Hannah, is 11 years old and nearly taller than I am!” she writes. “Greetings to all my fellow USD graduates! Have enjoyed participating in the alumnae association events in the Washington, D.C., area.”

STEPHANIE (SIRVENT) WALLACE (B.A., M.A. ’01) and her husband, Eric, were married in July 2005. Stephanie is an assistant principal at San Marcos Elementary School in San Marcos.

[1999]CARISA (WARD) AZZI (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’02) is the treasurer for Welk Resorts in San Marcos.

DAVID BYE (M.B.A.) and his wife, Kelly Barnes, announce the birth of their first son, Simon, on Oct. 25, 2006. “We are truly blessed,” says David.

KAYCEE FORTANASCE (B.A.) is working on a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University.

ALAN HAMRICK (LL.M.) is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential, helping buyers and sellers throughout San Diego County.

JAIME KIM (B.A.) is a graduate student at the Claremont School of Theology. She is completing a master’s degree in divinity and hopes to be ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church. She recently married Caleb Webster, who is completing a Ph.D. in religion at Claremont Graduate University.

SHERI ANN FORBES MURRAY (J.D.) and her husband, Bryan, welcomed their second child, Evan, on Aug. 29, 2006.

KELLY (KEAHEY) PATTERSON (B.A.) and her husband, Brian ’99, welcomed their second child, Braden, on June 5, 2006. “Braden is doing his best to keep up with older sister Karlie, who turned 3 in June,” Kelly says. The family lives in Fresno, Calif., where Kelly is an at-home mom and Brian is a financial consultant with Smith Barney.

CRISTINA (GIAMPAOLI) RINALDI (B.A.) and her husband, Matt, were blessed with a beautiful, healthy son, Joseph, on Aug. 3, 2006. Joey was baptized in January 2007 and Cristina’s brother, Joseph, also a USD alumnus, is the godfather. Cristina enjoys being an at-home mom.

RUBY (ACEVES) SERRATO (B.A., B.B.A.) was promoted from claims representative to operations supervisor at the Social Services Administration. Ruby and her husband, Saul, live in Indio, Calif.