UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Fall 2008
1970s

[1971]

CHARLES GIBB (B.A.) has written a screenplay, which is in the final stages of revision. His two novels, The Gold Buckle and Murder on the Cocktail Circuit, can be found on Amazon.com.

MARK MURPHY (B.S.) is a full-time member of the orthopedic staff at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla and an associate clinical professor at the UCSD School of Medicine. He is also active in biomedical research at the VA Hospital as the director of the Core Electron Microscopy/Confocal Laboratory.

STEPHEN NASMAN (B.S.) is vice president of the mortgage and consumer lending divisions at Kinecta Federal Credit Union in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He and his wife, Victoria (Westervelt) ’74, are the Orange County representatives for the Orange County chapter of the USD Alumni Association. Their daughter, Kate, a USD graduate, was married recently. Stephen was able to travel with his son through Europe before his son started an assignment in London.

LAWRENCE WHITTET (B.A.) is the owner and chief executive officer of American Relocation and Logistics in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children: Heather, who is married, has two young children and is a senior at California State University, San Marcos; Scott, a sophomore at San Diego Christian College on a baseball scholarship; and Kellie, a sophomore and a cheerleader at Whittier Christian High School.

[1972]

THOMAS BRYAN JR. (J.D.) lives with his girlfriend, Julie, in San Clemente, where they spend a lot of time playing tennis. Thomas also took up piano in the last year, which he enjoys very much.

DONALD RUBIN (J.D.) retired recently from the practice of law, after 34 years as a deputy county counsel, then senior deputy, and finally as chief assistant county counsel for the County of Orange from 2004 to 2007.

SANDEE (WALTON) RUGG (B.A.) is director of human resources for Cavignac & Associates, a risk-management insurance brokerage in San Diego. She recently added the California certification designation to the certification that she already holds as a senior professional in human resources.

HOWARD WAYNE (J.D.) is treasurer of the San Diego County Bar Association for 2008.

[1973]

CHRISTINE JENSEN (B.A.) lives in Northern California, where she is working and raising her 4-year-old granddaughter, Faith. “Loving every minute of it,” she says.

PAMELA (LEIGHTON) VOLKER (B.A., M.Ed. ’76) and her husband, Ray ’83, are headmistress and headmaster of Warren-Walker Schools in San Diego County. The two lower schools — the original campus in Point Loma and a new campus in La Mesa — serve pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students; and the middle school campus in Mission Valley serves students in the sixth through eighth grades. Warren-Walker recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.

[1974]

BARBARA (ALLGOOD) BERRY (BSN) is a physician in Phoenix. She recently celebrated her 65th birthday and works one day a week.

DON KRAMER (B.A.) and his wife, Kimberly ’87, live in Ligonier, Pa., about 60 miles from Pittsburgh. Kim is vice president and client adviser for the private client group at National City Bank. Don is managing broker at Glenn Cook Real Estate, a boutique firm dealing with large estates and high-end homes. They have two daughters: Kalyn, 17, and Taryn, 13.

DEBORAH CUYLER LAMBERT (B.A.) retired in June 2007 after 32 years as a public high school teacher. She now teaches at Nevada State College. Deborah is still singing and directing music at Christ the King Catholic Community Church in Las Vegas.

WILLIAM VARNEY (B.S.) is a self-employed engineer of avionics and consumer electronic devices.

[1975]

FELIZA CAUGHLIN (B.A.) finished reading a three-volume work on spirituality and plans to visit the USD library for more books on religious matters.

DONALD ERNST (J.D.) was named president of Consumer Attorneys of California for 2008.

LORRAINE PETERSON (B.A.) is a psychiatric nurse at Alvarado Parkway Institute in La Mesa. She is still a single mom, and her sons are 22 and 24.

[1976]

JOHN BAPTISTA (B.S.) is in the business of impact training and consulting in Loveland, Colo. He conducts nationwide seminars on customer service and management.

ALAN BRUBAKER (J.D.) was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in the spring of 2007.

WILLIAM FERRANTE (J.D.) and his son, Christopher Ferrante, a 1997 graduate of USD Law School, practice together in Vista. William’s wife, Karen ’76, retired from the Vista Unified School District.

THOMAS GILEVICH (J.D.) is a senior counsel in the field of prison health care for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He lives near Sacramento with his wife and their 5-year-old daughter.

MAX HANSEN (J.D.) is finishing his term with the standing committee on the Federal Judiciary for the American Bar Association. He is a member of the ABA Section on Taxation and is active in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, state and local bar associations, and “all kinds of family events.”

CAROL (BUCK) JUDKINS (BSN, MSN ’82) retired as San Diego County’s Chief Public Health Nurse in February 2007. She spends her time traveling, including to the Caribbean and a month in Italy in 2008. She continues to work with San Diego’s Public Health Nursing Administration on the implementation and evaluation of projects.

MARY (LORKE) READEL (B.A.) and her husband, John, spend most of the year in the Florida Keys since John’s retirement two years ago.

RUTH (ARMSTRONG) SEWELL (M.Ed.) enjoyed visiting USD for the master gardeners program. “Thank you for opening up to the community,” she writes. “Strongly urge classes in ethics, and greater language and communication skills.”

ROSANNE (STEHLY) WALSWICK (B.A.) and her husband, Gary ’76, celebrated 30 years of marriage in July 2007. They have three children: one in high school, one in college and one in management. Rosanne is a high school teacher in the Orange (Calif.) Unified School District, and Gary is a commercial real estate broker.

[1977]

MADELINE BACHE-LUNDE (M.Ed.) is vice president of Texas GraphoAnalysts, an organization of practitioners who scientifically assess personality through handwriting. She is retired from her position as executive director of the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence.

BRANDON BECKER (J.D.) is the group leader for the Broker-Dealer Practice Group in the Securities Department of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.

KATHERINE FORTINASH (BSN, MSN ’80) recently published with co-author Patricia Holoday Worret the fourth edition of a nursing textbook, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and the fifth edition of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans. The books are used in nursing institutions across the United States, in Canada and Japan. Katherine has been an educator since 1978, an author since 1986, and she is also a speaker and consultant.

RITA KELLEY (M.Ed.) earned her master’s degree in social work in 2001. Her son, Chris, was married in 2004. Rita welcomed her first grandchild, Natali, in 2005.

STEPHEN LEGOMSKY (J.D.) was named the John S. Lehmann University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently served as the keynote speaker at the annual conference of Asian and European cabinet ministers in Seoul, Korea.

WANDA (MANZANO) LINDROOS (B.S.) writes, “Hard to believe it’s been 30 years since graduation! My degree has helped me grow as a retail executive for many years. I’ve experienced travel, living in central California (where I met my husband, Richard, of 25 years), Los Angeles, Chicago, Napa Valley, Benicia, Calif., and my favorite place, living and getting married in Vienna, Austria! What fun!” Wanda and Richard have a daughter, Renata, who recently graduated from high school. In the last eight years, Wanda changed careers, moved back to Southern California and now works as a financial adviser for Ameriprise.

JOYCE TISCHLER (J.D.) co-founded the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national nonprofit organization with more than 110,000 members. Known as the “mother of animal law,” Joyce has handled such topics as enforcement of the federal Animal Welfare Act, challenges to hunting and trapping using the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, and damages and recovery for injury to or death of an animal. She was executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund for 25 years and now serves as general counsel.

DONALD WILLIAMS (M.Ed.) recently retired from teaching after 32 years in the profession. He now spends his time traveling and volunteering for community projects.

[1978]

JOAN BALDWIN (MSN) has been the vice chair of the Utah County Board of Health for the past five years. She retired from nursing education in May 2004 and is now professor emeritus at Brigham Young University. “I am happily enjoying the gorgeous Utah mountains where we live,” she writes. Joan is still occasionally involved in nursing research and has published many articles and a chapter in the Manual of Community Health Nursing for Little, Brown.

SCOTT COLE (J.D.) has been married to his high school sweetheart, Linda, for 35 years, and they have three children. Their daughter, Michelle Kolker, graduated from USD Law School in 2005. She and her husband welcomed their first child and Scott and Linda’s first grandchild, Ethan, on Nov. 16, 2006. Michelle works part time at the City Attorney’s Office. Scott and Linda’s older son, Adam, graduated from Hastings Law School in May 2007, and he learned that he passed the bar on Ethan’s first birthday. Their younger son, Ryan, is in his second year at the University of California, Berkeley, and he “swears that he will not become a lawyer,” Scott writes.

WENDY (TOLL) GREENE (B.S.) and her husband, John ’77, celebrated 30 years of marriage in 2008. They still enjoy living in San Diego since moving here nearly 35 years ago to attend USD. They have two children: a daughter in her third year at Scripps College and a son at the University of California, Berkeley.

ANDREW HOLCOMBE (J.D.) closed his eviction defense law practice and now works as a clients’ rights advocate for the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy, a statewide disability rights nonprofit organization. He was elected to the Chico City Council in 2004 and selected as mayor from the city council in 2006. His city council seat is up for re-election in November 2008.

BARBARA KENDALL (BSN) has been a volunteer reader at her grandson’s elementary school for four years. “This has been a most rewarding experience and I plan to keep on doing it for several more years at least,” she says.

GIESELA (WIERE) MUCCILLO (B.A.) shares the sad news that her husband, Vincent ’78, was killed in an auto accident on March 28, 2006, one week after his 50th birthday.

BARBARA ODOM (BSN) is an independent healthcare consultant in San Diego and also volunteers as a diabetic nurse specialist since retiring on June 1, 2001. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her grandchildren, ages 18, 5, 2 and 1.

SHERYL (McALLISTER) PEDERSEN (B.A.) taught special education for 25 years and recently earned an administrative credential and became a program specialist. Sheryl married her husband, John, a professional musician, on July 5, 2005. Between the two of them, they have seven children and one grandchild. A niece, Rachel Mednick, graduated from USD in 2007.

[1979]

PATRICK BARRY (B.A.) is a community college instructor for all new hires at NASSCO in San Diego wishing to enter the electrical trade. He teaches math, blueprint reading, marine outfitting for the electrical trade and electrical theory.

JERRY DELCORE (J.D.) has been in private practice since graduation and in his current business location for 27 years. He is a court commissioner in Racine County, Wis., and performs many weddings and other duties.

ALOMA “COOKIE” (SHRIBER) GENDER (BSN) is director of nursing at Christus St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital in Texarkana, Texas. She presented a paper at the October 2007 conference of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses in Washington, D.C. Aloma also wrote two chapters and served as unit manager over five chapters for the fourth edition of S. Hoeman’s textbook titled Rehabilitation Nursing: Prevention, Intervention and Outcomes. In Sept-ember 2007, Aloma gave a presentation titled “The Future of Rehabilitation Nursing” for a rehabilitation conference at the University of North Carolina.

PAMELA (JOHNSON) HARPER (BSN) is in clinical research working on a vaccine for lung cancer.

PATRICIA JARRETT (BBA) and her fellow alumna and sorority sister, Jeannie (Gonzalez) Oliwa, were invited to speak at a tea hosted by Alpha Delta Pi’s Zeta Pi chapter at USD to commemorate that it was the first sorority installed at USD. “We had a great time,” Patricia reports. “Zeta Pi is thirty, flirty and fabulous.”

MARTHA (SMELTZ) KINSLEY (B.A.) lives in Yorba Linda, Calif., with her husband, Bill, and they are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Their son graduated from high school in June, and their daughter is heading into the 11th grade.

PAUL LEEHEY (J.D.) lives in Fallbrook, Calif., with his wife, Gail, and their children, ages 10, 14 and 16, who keep him busy. He is the past president of his Rotary Club, active in church and “trying to play basketball.” Paul’s law practice includes a significant number of civil rights cases involving Child Protective Services and the violation of children’s and parents’ constitutional rights. “Life is busy, but good!” he says.

ANASTASIA LOTT (B.A.) writes, “After 15 years in Africa (Kenya and Namibia), I am now in my fifth year as a planned giving officer for Maryknoll Sisters … with at least another year to go!”

KRIS SORENSON (B.A., B.A. ’81) was ordained to the transitional deaconate on June 16, 2007, at St. Ann’s in Ridgecrest, Calif. In 2008, he finished his last year of seminary formation at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, Calif., and completed master’s degrees in divinity and in moral theology. On May 24, 2008, he was ordained into the priesthood at St. John’s Cathedral in Fresno. “It was a beautiful and joyous celebration,” he says. “By the way, I was with the priests of San Diego at the San Diego ordination of Father Manuel Villareal in Escondido. It was wonderful to see my old friends I studied with in the 1970s at the seminary. After 33 years, I was finally able to process with them as a priest. It was a wonderful moment.”

SUSAN SWANDER (J.D.) writes, “I’m still living on the Oregon coast and still love it. Although I haven’t practiced law in a number of years, I’m grateful for the legal background I have.”