USD Magazine, Fall 2003
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1001 UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI Neal Barham earned his pilot's wings in a little more than a year after graduation. He currently flies a U.S. Navy helicopter our of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. He reports rhac he and his wife love being back in San Diego.... Devon Bo:zlinski currently is employed in San Diego with government contrac– tor SAIC, which provides animal trainers ro the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program. She is an assistant dolphin trainer in the mine hunting portion of the program... . Elisa Cadwell (M.Ed. '03) completed her master's degree in May and is looking for full-rime employment.... Jasper Ci:z is working as a quality assurance program manager for international programs at SGS in Chicago.... Alison Cox is training for the 2004 Olympics. She is a three-time mem– ber of the national rowing ream.. .. Francis Dizon is a graduate student at Loyola Marymount University, seeking master's degrees in educational psychology and counseling, as well as a school psychology credential. ... M. Lourdes Epley is currently attending USD's School of Law.... Andrew Firestine works in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a socioe– conomic program manager with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments ... Lucero Guisa worked for two years for the County of San Diego's Department of Child Support Services, then left in July 2003 ro pursue a master's degree in Industrial Psychology in London.... Daniel Lacarra is working as an auditor at Moss Adams LLP in San Diego.. .. Anna Maltese served as an officer in the U.S Marine Corps in Kuwait before, during and after Operation Iraqi Freedom.. .. Gail Nolan graduated in April with acer– tificate from USD's paralegal pro– gram... . Kipley Pereles is currently working at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management in San Diego, and is plann ing ro attend graduate school in the future co pursue an M.B.A. Kipley completed her first half-marathon, and in her spare time is a ballerina.... Patricia Serviss spent two years reaching English at Sacred Heart High School in Lincoln Heights, Calif, then enrolled in an English master's degree program at Loyola Marymount University. She accepted a teaching fellowship at Loyola Marymount, and is reaching
GRADUATE AND LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI JaVonne Phillips Q.D.) has returned ro San Diego as a member of the law firm McCarthy and Holthus, which represents financial institutions. Previously, JaVonne had been a prosecutor for rhe past six years in California's "now-infamous Modesto." .. . Allen Walburn Q.D., LL.M.) has become a partner in the law firm of Allen Markins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP, where he specializes in tax and business law. Allen lives in San Diego with his wife, Robby. 1996 UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI Christie (O'Connell) and Scott Lucchesi '9 5 celebrated their first anniversary on July 6. Scott is in the process of leaving the Marine Corps after serving a six-month deployment ro Kuwait. Christie is reaching at Los Pefiasquiros Elementary School in Poway, Calif. 1997 UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI Katie (Gerhardt) Duford and husband Derek had their first child, Grant Gerhardt Duford, on Aug. 10, 2002... . Julie LaBelle is the newly appointed director ofstudent acriviries at Chaminade College Preparatory School in Los Angeles. She is coach– ing varsity girls' basketball, and reports the ream was league champion two years in a row and a CIF semifinalist Washington, D.C., area for four years. She and her husband were married in September 2002. The couple currently lives in Long Beach, Cali£, where she works as an in-vitro fertilization coor– dinator for a fertility center. Alicia reports that she loves her job and that it is very rewarding. She also says she is considering returning ro school for higher credentials in the medical field. 1998 UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI Brenda Cooks just finished reach– ing another school year and is happy ro be done reaching a combined second- and third-grade class. In Summer 2003, she planned ro visit her sister and her family in Missouri and visit her cousin in Germany. They planned to travel "all over Europe." .. . Sara Gelinas married Wade Sparks on May 12, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz. They now live in in 2003.. .. Alicia (Atwood) Potes recently moved back ro California after living in the
Austin, Texas, where Sara is a sales consultant for an advertising and marketing company.... Emalyn Leppard is chair of the USO Office of Community Service-Learning Advisory Board. As a community partner at Montgomery Academy, she helps bring USO volunteers into community service placements in Linda Vista, Calif., throughout San Diego County and into Mexico.. .. Naveen Zaidi attended Cornell Law School, graduating in 2002 with a J.D. She is admitted ro the New Jersey and New York stare bars. She now lives in New York City and · practices corporate law with a New York-based law firm, where she is a first-year associate. GRADUATE AND LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI Colleen (Power) Me:zouani (M.B.A.) was hired in 2000 as chief financial officer of a start-up compa– ny called Innocomm Wireless. The company was acquired by National Semiconductor in 2001. Later that year, Colleen and her husband bought the Sr. Tropez Bakery and Bistro in Encinitas, Calif. They now own locations in downtown San Diego and in the city's Sorrento Valley area. Colleen reports that the couple just signed a lease for another location in the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood of San Diego. They are in rhe process of beginning ro franchise the business with a location in Carlsbad, Calif. 1999 UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI Carisa (Ward) A:z:zi recently joined San Diego National Bank as an assistant vice president and com– mercial loan officer. ... Kristopher Diulio reports rhar he, Brian Richardson and Nam Tran have graduated from Loyola Law School, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and USO Law School, respectively. Ir ful– fills rhe goal they each set while stu– dents at USO.... Andrea Pinnick received her O.O.S. degree from the University ofWashingron School of Dentistry in June 2003. She now will attend rhe University of Southern California for specialty training in pediatric dentistry. Ar Washington, she received the honors Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society, the American Association of Ped iatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award and the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Award.
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Anastasio Akel received a degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in May... . Alisha Armstrong Q.D. '03) graduated in May from USD's Law School. ... John Curtin received a degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in May. ... Amity Ecker is a drama reacher at Grossmonr High School. ... Kristin Groff starred a new job as a medical sales representa– tive for Tyco Healthcare. ... Cheli (Mueller) Hanley is in her third year as a reacher at Poway, Calif., High School. She married Bill Hanley on Dec. 29, 2001 , and now lives in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. .. . Jill Hepp is starting a master's pro– gram in conservation biology and sustainable development at the University of Maryland this fall. .. . Gregory Ives is working as a busi– ness development manager for Sound of Knowledge in San Diego. ... After she graduated, Tiffany Jackon moved ro Austin, Texas, where she worked at the assignment desk for the local Fox television sta– tion and worked her way up to morning show producer. In September 2002, she moved ro New York City and now is an associate producer for the Fox News Channel, writing for shows such as "The Big Story" and "Studio B." .. . Kimberly (Brewer) Klein and Peter Klein '98 were married July 13, 2002, at Founder's Chapel. Kimberly teaches third grade and Peter is a software developer for a consulring firm .. .. Lindsay Little does accounting and payroll for a construction company. She still plays softball a few days a week. In March 2004, she will be moving to New Zealand for a year and will be crying ro break into rhe independent film industry there.... In May 2002, Erin Sweetman received a master's degree in education, with an empha– sis in literacy. .. . Cameron Wilson is in his first year of medical school at the Medical School ofVirginia in Richmond, Va.
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