XAVIER BAEZA (B.A., J.D. ’84) has a law office in San Francisco and is opening a second office in San Jose. Xavier’s area of practice is criminal defense.
ROBERT CAVALIER (B.A.) lived in Spain for six weeks before attending USD. “Once I saw a few Alcalá Park campus buildings in a brochure, applying for admission was preordained!” he says. “I am profoundly grateful to USD and regret being unable to visit the campus or volunteer.”
MARY PAT (McCABE) SHEPPARD (B.A.) writes, “Life is good. I love my job teaching at a community college in the inner city.” She has two children in college on the East Coast, one in high school and a second grader. “I hope to see some USD pals in Chicago. It’s a great city!”
MARY (CLARKE) STEVENS (B.A.) is doing well in the Washington, D.C., area. Mary’s oldest daughter, Sara, is a senior at Virginia Tech. “She was affected by the terrible tragedy at Tech last year,” Mary writes. “She, as well as all of us, would like to thank the entire USD community for their many thoughts and prayers.”
CARLA (BURGERMEISTER) SUTTON (B.A.) has been teaching special education in Battle Ground, Wash., for 23 years. Carla has been married to Wes Sutton, who also attended USD, for 30 years, and they have two grown children: Ryan and Carey.
EDNA BENNETT (B.A.) was an administrative officer for Mesa Vista Hospital from 1964 to 1987. She took retirement in 1987 and then became a part-time salesperson until 1996. From 1990 to 1998, Edna traveled to western Canada, Alaska, England, France, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Panama, Bolivia, Peru and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
CAROLYN (JACKSON) BOWEN (BBA) and her husband, Jerome, were married in 1986 and live in Riverside County, Calif. They have three children: Christyn, 20; Camille, 15; and Jerald, 13. Carolyn has worked in advertising sales and management for the past 20 years and now works for AT&T in Riverside.
NICHOLAS CROCE (BBA) and his wife, Laurie, have been married for 20 years and have five children, ages 7 to 19. Nicholas has owned his business, N.J. Croce Co. (www.njcroce.com), for 26 years. He designs and manufactures licensed toys and collectibles such as Peanuts, Elvis, The Simpsons, Futurama, Betty Boop and several others, which are shipped to markets around the world.
KIRK FISCHER (B.A., MBA ’85) lives in Castle Rock, Colo., with his wife, Stephanie (Leshin) ’82. Kirk works for Great West Healthcare. He and Stephanie have four children. Their oldest just graduated from college and their second oldest is at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
VIRGINIA INFANTINO (B.A., MRE ’85) retired as diocesan director for evangelization and catechetical ministry for the Diocese of San Diego. She has served the diocese since 1977 in various ministries.
STEVEN VASQUEZ (BBA) and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 23 years and they have four children, ages 22, 20, 18 and 14. “I really enjoyed coming back to USD last year for my 25th reunion celebration,” he writes. “It was great to see old friends and classmates.” Steven runs a financial services business and in his free time enjoys surfing with his son and competing in triathlons with one of his daughters.
ANNE (KOLLAR) DENNIS (B.A.) completed a master’s degree in psychology and 3,000 clinical hours for licensure as a marriage and family therapist. Anne has three children: Katie, 22; Stephen, 18; and Lauren, 15.
IVAN EVILSIZER (J.D.) has been practicing telecommunications law for 20 years, and he recently purchased a new home in the Helena Valley in Montana. His children are in college: Tyler at Carroll College in Helena, and Laura at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Recently, he has enjoyed boating and fishing on the three lakes near Helena.
GEORGINE (ARON) BRAVE (J.D.) has a standing offer for her classmates: “If you visit our office, I will take you to lunch at Rainwater’s.” Georgine is with Brave, Weber & Mack in San Diego.
KAREN (MOORE) MORRIS (BBA) and her husband, Robert, have been married for 22 years and they have four daughters. Their oldest, Kate, is a student at USD. Karen is a direct-hire recruiter for Devon & Devon Career Professionals. “Recent graduates should look me up if they need help finding a job in Orange County,” she says. “I’ve already placed several USD graduates.”
TIMOTHY SCHULTZ (BBA) lives in Los Angeles, where he founded Southland Surgical Associates, a company specializing in the sales and marketing of lasers for the cosmetic surgery industry. He is married to Kaylene, and they have two children: Tyler, 15, and Tatum, 13.
DAVID STOKES (BBA, MBA ’86) recently joined MySQL AB as a developer and lives in the Fort Worth, Texas, area. The company develops and supports database products.
CMDR. LYNNE SEIBEL WHITLOCK (BSN) earned a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University in 1994 and the CEO award at Sentara Obici Hospital in 2006. Lynne is director of medical oncology at Sentara Obici in Suffolk, Va. Her son is a mechanical engineer, and her daughter is a real estate agent.
CATHY (LARSON) GERMANN (B.A.) is an area business manager for Par Pharmaceuticals, selling vitamins, minerals and skin care products. She and her husband, Mark, recently bought land in Oregon.
RICHARD MATHEWS (B.A.) retired from corporate training work and now teaches online full time for several colleges and universities. He is working on his third master’s degree as a student of classical and ancient history.
VICTOR TORRES (B.A., J.D. ’88) was appointed a member of the City of San Diego’s Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention.
EMILY SCHELL (B.A., Ed.D. ’03) is the provost at Health Sciences High and Middle College, a new charter high school serving students throughout San Diego County. The school was created in partnership with a team of San Diego State University professors, Sharp Healthcare and San Diego Community Colleges.
CYNTHIA (BARTEL) VILLALOBOS (B.A.) lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Joe ’83, a maxillofacial prosthodontist at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Their son, Peter, was born in December 2006, joining four older sisters who are all homeschooled. Their oldest daughter, Nicole, is seriously considering applying to USD for the 2009-10 academic year.
ELISE (MOE) GLASNER (B.A.) and her husband, Daniel, are the designers and owners of Franciscan Landscape in Sonoma, Calif. Elise and Dan design and install gardens, and they are winning awards for their work, including first place for large residential installation in 2006 for the California Landscape Contractors Association and first place for medium commercial installation in 2007. Their work has been featured in several local publications. Elise and Dan also make their own wine and have two children: Haley and Marina.
GREGORY ARMSTRONG (B.A.) is national sales manager for Galderma Laboratories. He and his wife, Susan (Piasecki) ’87, live in Southlake, Texas, where Sue is a school board trustee. They have two children: Sami, a freshman in high school, and Brooks, in the sixth grade.
AUDIE de CASTRO (BBA) is the sole shareholder of de Castro P.C., a San Diego law firm specializing in corporate and business law, securities and real estate. He is also involved in several business ventures. Audie and his wife, Thelma, have two sons.
DEBORAH (DAVIS) DOUGLAS (B.A.) and her husband, David, live in the Kingdom of Bahrain with their 6-year-old twin sons.
MARK FENICK (BBA) and his wife, Eileen D’Eon, live in Sammamish, Wash., with their three boys: Ethan, 6; Noah, 4; and Liam, 2. Mark is the international buyer for Costco Wholesale in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
ROSEMARY GOODYEAR (Ed.D.) serves as chair of the International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network of the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland.
DONALD JAMES (BBA) lives in Lafayette, Calif., with his wife, Melinda Teutschel, daughters, Olivia and Lexi, and son, Leyton. Donald opened a business office for James Group International in Wellington, New Zealand, and is spending more time in his homeland. “I really miss San Diego, but have become acclimated to 4/3 wetsuits and the cold surf in Northern California,” he writes.
MAUREEN (McDONALD) LEGG (B.A.) writes, “I’m a mom (aka taxi service), part-time marketing consultant and newly appointed service unit manager for Girl Scouts. I recently took our kids for a ride on the coaster at Belmont Park, which was my first date with my husband, Bill, 16 years ago!”
THOMAS MORTENSEN (BBA) and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 10 years and they have three children: Billy, 9; Abby, 8; and Maggie, 5. Thomas is a commercial loan officer for Santa Barbara Bank & Trust in Santa Barbara.
LYNETTE PATTON (Ed.D.) says that her educational leadership degree opened up new areas for her in health care and academia. Lynette and her husband, Jack, a family practice doctor, have been married for 47 years, and they have four married sons and three grandchildren. Lynette and Jack are active in Southeast Asian ministries and live in the Central Valley/Fresno area. They are co-owners and trustees of a family business, Patton Industries.
ANTHONY SMITH (Ed.D.) is the author of The Taboos of Leadership:10 Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think. Anthony is the co-founder and a managing director of the Leadership Research Institute and he has been a consultant for more than 20 years in the areas of organizational change, executive development, and leadership training and design. His book’s Web site can be found at www.taboosofleadership.com.
ANN STRUVEN-REHL (B.A.) and her husband, Alan, have been married since 1993 and have three children: Wyatt, 12; Garrett, 9; and Molly, 6. The family lives in Rancho San Diego. Ann has been teaching elementary school for the San Diego Unified School District since 1989.
CYNTHIA VOLPONE (B.A.) teaches the fourth grade gifted and talented program at Ocean Beach Elementary in San Diego, incorporating the core curriculum through both state standards and marine biology . Cynthia works closely with Seacamp San Diego to provide marine studies and underwater adventures during the school year.
SHANNON (MULLIGAN) YONTZ (B.A.) and her husband, Robert, celebrated their one-year anniversary on Dec. 30, 2007. Together, they run True North Fitness and Health in Ventura, Calif., and they have a daughter, Carley, 11. Shannon received the Top 3 Personal Trainer award for Ventura County in 2006 and 2007. Shannon and Robert also have a radio show: www.get-fit-radio.com.
ROBERT BERNSTEIN (J.D.) joined old friends Steve Shewry and Michelle Van Dyke in 2005, practicing construction defect litigation in San Diego. At home, Robert and his wife, Robyn, are occupied with their children: Destinee, 13; Chance, 12; and Kaden, 3.
GERARD HUMMEL (BBA) and his wife, Lucia, were married on July 7, 2007, in Campinas, Brazil. They enjoyed their honeymoon in the sands of Muro Alto, just south of Recife, Brazil. Gerard is a revenue growth advocate for IBM in Atlanta.
MARY (KOENINGS) JENKINS (BSN) earned an MSN degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Mary and her husband, John, have two grown children: Trevor, 27, and Eric, 24. Mary works for Toledo Children’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
DAVID LA PUMA (BBA) played in the 2007 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where he finished 1,600 out of 6,300 players.
ERIC NASLAND (B.A.) lost his mother, Sheila Kelly Nasland, to pancreatic cancer on May 20, 2007. His son, Jesse, is expected to graduate with honors from La Jolla High School in June 2008. His son, Jack, 2, enjoys attending Torero football games and plans to be a member of the 2027 graduating class. Eric was inducted into the 2006 USD Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
SUSAN (EDWARDS) WILLIAMS (BBA) and her husband, Delmar ’94, have four children: Alyson, 8; Delmar Jr., 7; and twins Ben and Jack, 3. “I am a strong, healthy breast cancer survivor!” she writes.
BRIAN ANDERSON (BBA) is west region sales manager for Jostens. “I continue to stay in touch with Charlie Wickstrand, Richard Grossman, Tim Lecture and Lionel De Morst,” he writes. Brian and his wife, Cathy (Ackerson) ’90, live in Rohnert Park, Calif., with their two children: Julie, 11, and Jack, 7.
STEPHANIE (MORAND) Di IORIO (BBA) lives in Boston with her husband, Gerry. “I recently spent a weekend in Vegas with Kelley (Jewell) Bale, Katey (Potts) Flanagan, Anna Patzman, Cathy (Cogliandro) Alioto, Christy (Minton) Hall and Nancy (Near) Lawton, all of us celebrating a milestone birthday this year. Viva Las Vegas!” she writes.
VICTORIA McFARLAND HILL (BBA, J.D. ’92) and her husband, Chris, recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of their company, Rainmaker Staffing, as well as their 15th wedding anniversary and the third birthday for their daughter, Cassidy.
MONICA (FOLTZ) PARSONS (BBA, MBA ’03) is a project manager for Solar Turbines I.T. Development. She has been with Solar for 18 years. Monica and her husband, Jack, are the proud parents of Devon, 9, and Savannah, 6. Monica enjoys traveling with her family and participating in sports activities with her kids.
DEANNA SCHULTZ-HOWELL (B.A.) and her husband, Tim, welcomed their fourth child, Erica Catherine, in April 2007. Erica joins two big sisters and a big brother. Deanna hopes to return to elementary teaching in the next few years.
AURORA (RODRIGUEZ) SERVIN (BBA) and her husband, Arturo, have been happily married for 15 years. They have three boys, ages 13, 12 and 4, who keep them busy. Aurora has worked for General Atomics in La Jolla for 10 years, where she is manager of government accounting.
ANNA PATZMAN UMSTADTER (B.A.) and her husband, Karl, were married on a bluff at Cabrillo National Monument on Sept. 15, 2007. “We honeymooned in Italy for two weeks, and it was fabulous!” she says. Karl is a physicist working in fusion research at the University of California, San Diego. Anna has been selling residential real estate in San Diego for five years.