USD Magazine
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Summer 2010
CLASSNOTES

[1990]
CONN FLANIGAN (BA) lives in Denver with his wife, Monica, and children: Delaney, 8; Eleri, 6; and Lachlan, 2. Conn is general counsel for eBanker USA, an investment and management firm. Conn still rows competitively, having raced in the alumni boat at several recent San Diego Crew Classics and at last year’s U.S. Masters.

JOYCE LAMB (JD) was elected to the board of trustees of her undergraduate alma mater, Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

[1993]
BRENT HODGES (BAcc) is assistant head of schools for Rancho Solano Private Schools, the largest private K-12 school system in Arizona. Brent received his master’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University. He lives in Phoenix with T.J., his 14-year-old son. Brent and T.J. love to spend weekends in San Diego and visit their friends from USD.

[1994]
ROB BARDIN (BA), his wife, Joanne Pasternack-Bardin, and their daughter, Kira, 2, are thrilled to announce the arrival of Reid Oliver Bardin. Reid was born on Nov. 17, 2009, at 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and 21.5 inches, with red hair and blue eyes. The family lives in Sunnyvale, Calif., where Joanne and Rob both work in sports. Joanne is the community relations director for the San Francisco 49ers, and Rob is the corporate partnership director for FC Gold Pride of the Women’s Professional Soccer League.

SHAWNA (GARBERICH) SUCH (BBA) was named by “San Diego Metropolitan Magazine” as one of the “40 Under 40″ deemed the brightest and most enterprising young people in San Diego County. A wealth management adviser at Merrill Lynch, Shawna is a certified financial planner and a certified financial manager; she manages a Merrill Lynch branch in Del Mar. She also made the list of 2008 five-star advisers in “San Diego Magazine.” Shawna and her husband co-founded the No More SIDS Foundation, and she is a founding member of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation.

PATRICIA VELEZ-FRANKLIN (MSN) has worked for UCSD Medical Center for more than 30 years and has been a nurse practitioner for 15 years, specializing in HIV/AIDS.

[1995]
CHRISTINA (THEISS) KNIGHT (BBA) and her husband, Mike, welcomed their third child, Tanner, born on May 15, 2009. Christina is an office manager for their architecture firm, Calhoun and Associations, in Escondido.

[1996]
EDWARD BRYANT (BAcc) has been admitted into the partnership of KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm. Edward joined KPMG in 1996, after graduating from USD. He also earned an MBA from the University of Southern California and is a certified public accountant. He is on rotation in New York City at KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice, specializing in consumer markets and information, communication and entertainment practices.

[1997]
LISA (BERESFORD) BRIDGMAN (BA, JD ‘01) and her husband, Dan, welcomed their second child, Chase Alexander, on June 18, 2009. Their first child, Dylan, is 4. Lisa continues to work as an attorney at a San Diego law firm.

LORI (SUTHERLAND) DEMIRDJIAN (BA) and her husband, Ryan, were married on April 18, 2009, at an oceanfront location in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Members of the wedding party included alumnae Kathryn (Britt) Kuechle, Chrissy (Measley) Piller, Nikki Graves and Stephanie (Mascott) Mansolino. Lori and Ryan live in San Diego, where Lori is a Realtor with Keller Williams. Ryan is a firefighter for the city of Santa Monica.

STEPHANIE (MASCOTT) MANSOLINO (BBA) married Ray Mansolino on Aug. 1, 2009, in La Jolla. Many of the guests were USD and Gamma Phi Beta alumni, so it was not only a celebration, but also a reunion. Guests included Lauren (Boaz) Jones, Andrea (Callen) Porter, Colleen (Henley) Rodriguez, Sarah (Skibba) Burchetta, Chris Skibba, Jeana (Allen) Jorde, Kacky (Britt) Kuechle, Lori (Sutherland) Demirdjian, Nikki Graves, Amanda Lomont and bridesmaid Kate (Zaia) Sinclair.

[1998]
STACY (MILAZZO) CAMPBELL (BAcc) and her husband, Christopher, welcomed their first child, Emily, on April 23, 2009. Chris, Stacy and Emily live in San Diego.

[1999]
KEITH ALEXIS (MA) is vice president of sales — Americas, SMB and enterprise markets — at SMC Networks in Irvine. He was named a CRN Channel Chief for 2009 and 2008. Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective partner programs and strategies.

JOHN CU (JD) was elevated to partner at Hanson Bridgett. His practice focuses on business litigation, commercial transactions, intellectual property and product liability in the firm’s San Francisco office.

CARLY (NAEVE) REICH (BA) and her husband, Reuben ‘99, welcomed their second child, Brigitta, into the world on March 12, 2009. She joins big brother Liam, 3. Reuben is a third-year medical student at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., where the family lives. He expects to graduate in 2011.