USD Magazine, Winter 2004


vessel owners. .. . Phong Tran is an associate attorney with the San

completing a Ph.D . in clinical psy- chology and lives in Dallas, helping husband Thomas in the medical imaging business.... Mary Jo Highland is happy to be a stay-at- home mother to Kian, born April 9, 2002.... Bradley Kirn and Kirst in (Graczyk) Kirn were married in 2000 and live in San Diego. They still have their dog Tahoe, who is now 10. They cele- brated their third anniversary by spending two weeks in Italy.. .. Jennifer (Barta) Knox and her husband Micah had their fourth child, a boy named Justice Micah Knox, in October 2001. Justice joins sisters Faith, 5; Hope, 4; and Grace, 3. ... Gregory Meeks and Anne (McDermott ) Meeks '97 recently St efanie (Hayes) O'Connell had taught biology and coached volley- ball, but now is staying at home with daughter Emma, 1. .. . Jose Ortiz is branch manager for the Denovo store located at First and Market streets in downtown San Diego. He began his career with Wells Fargo Bank three years ago as a personal banker.... Catherine " Kit" (Pot ter) Parsons and husband Steve were voted "Best Realtors on Newspaper Reader's Poll. Last sum- mer, the family spent three weeks in Russia, "a very interesting experi- Pascarella just spent three weeks in Italy visiting with family and friends. She lives in the San Diego community of Carmel Valley and is involved with her church. She repom that she loves her marketing job, working with a wonderful group of people and traveling around the country. She is having fun going to the races, spending time at the beach and attending concem.... Leticia Rivas and husband Jose San Vicente have two children, Paulina, 13, and Sabrina, 5. .. . Lisa (Mart inez) St ehle is now a stay-at-home mother with daughters Faith, 2, and Grace, I, and Michael Stehle has been resta- tioned at Camp Pendleton with the !st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion. He is a captain in the Marine Corps serving as a logistics officer... . Sterling Stires and wife Michelle have two great kids, Olivia, 5, and Sterling Jr., 2. Sterling is a maritime lawyer and represents commercial moved to Oxnard, Calif. ... Kauai" in the Garden Island ence," Kit writes... . Nicole

Orange County in September 2002. ... Fay (Tinsay) Roberts received a master of am degree in education at San Diego State University. She and Mark Roberts '95 have a I-year-old boy named Isaac. Fay says she is passionate about her reading recovery position in which she helps (Lopez) Schwartz has been mar- ried for five years. She and husband Dan have a 4-year-old girl, Elise, a 2 1 h-year-old boy, Noah, and a I-year-old boy, Samuel. She is a full- time mother and volunteers pare time with her church, Calvary Chapel, running a ministry. She also volun- teers with her husband at Sunday school. "The Lord has blessed us tremendously and we are so grate- Shrager owns an advertising/graphic design agency in Pittsburgh.. .. Laurie Stanton attends American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine as a first-year student. ... Jill Kathryn-Jean Zelko has been teaching at a Catholic elemen- tary school for the past six years. Last year, she received her master's in education degree from Chapman University. She repom that she can't imagine any ocher career, and that she keeps in touch with her USD girlfriends who continue to move struggling readers.... Karla ful, " she repom.... Darren Soledad Barragan Sanchez is in her second year in a bilingual teach- ing fellows internship program for San Diego City Schools. She reaches (DeLeone) Becchi just joined Fidelity Investments as a vice presi- dent in their federal government relations division. She will be open- ing Fidelity's Washington, D.C., federal government relations office. ... Ginger Brady expected to com- plete her master's degree in teaching from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. .. . Andrea (Hauck) Carter met her husband in chiro- practic school in Whittier, Calif. They were married on the beach in March 2002 and moved to Las Vegas. Both are chiropractors in a family medical practice. "Vegas is treating us well," she writes.... Gianni Colamussl is doing well in the real estate industry and regularly does business with other USD alum- first grade.... Rosemary throughout the United States. 1998 UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI


Melanie Anne (Cramer) Bush and Charlie Bush '91 have two children, Madeline, 3, and Nicholas, 1. Melanie is a stay-at-home mother enjoying her children. The family is in the process of moving inco another received his M.B.A. at che University of Sc. Thomas this year, and is a level II CF.A. candidate. He has been mar- ried to wife Kaylea for four years.... Andrea Dickinson Meggs (M.A. '99) and husband Dowal E. Meggs Jr. welcomed their first child, Caleigh Madison Meggs, on July 2, 2002.... Jason Eberl graduated in May from Saine Louis University with a Ph.D. in philosophy. He has moved with his wife, Jennifer Vines, and daughter August to Indianapolis, where he is an assistant professor of philosophy and co-director of the philosophy graduate program at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis... . Verna Fabella graduated with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in June 2002 from the Califo rnia School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. She is a registered psychologist ac Bienvenidos Vi llage for Children in Altadena, Calif., providing child therapy. ... Scot t Farley is completing an orthopedic residency in Farmington Hill, Mich... . Erin (Hirschberg) Felder and Jesse Felder '97 have been married five years and live in Bend, Ore. Their two children, Kurt, 4, extremely busy and very active. Jesse opened his own company three years ago and is doing very well, the couple report... . Claire Galang owns a Rower business called "Fleurs de Claire." .. . Kat hryn (Palmen) University of Colorado in May with a master of arcs in instruction and curriculum. She started a new job in August as an eighth-grade math received her master's degree in educa- tion at National University and is in her sixth year of teaching ac Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach.. .. Jennifer (Roche) Heckman left a human resources position with Boeing to pursue aca- demics and is teaching introduction ro communications at USD.... Jamie Lee (Biskar) Hellman is home.... Michael Bosman and Virginia, 2 1 h, keep them Gryboskl graduated from teacher. ... Mary Harrigan

Diego law firm of Coughlan,

Semmer and Lipman, LLP, where he specializes in white-collar criminal defense and business litigation.... Lara Zakov works as an accountant for Solar Turbines in San Diego.



Danielle (DIBarl) Alexander (M.B.A. '00) completed her M.B.A. studies at USD and married husband Scott on May 25, 2002 in Newport Beach, Calif., "a very 'patriotic' red, white and blue wedding onboard the yacht, just Dreamin'," Danielle writes. Since then, the couple have moved to Healdsburg, Calif., where they bought a home and where Danielle is a real estate loan consultant. ... Ricardo Araiza is an assistant Catherine Bernardy recently relocated to Phoenix to pursue her M.B.A. in a pare-time program at Arizona State University. She works for GE Franchise Finance as a mar- kering analyst.... Sarah Coleman repom she stays busy playing soccer, riding her horse and working in San Diego and is still good friends with several fellow USD alumni. ... Erin (Faught) Dennis is a stay-at-home mother who spends lots of time vol- unteering in her children's schools. ... Gillian Garfield has just com- pieced an aviation science degree in preparation for a career as a Federal Aviation Administration controller. She is working in an administrative position in the FAA Flight Standards Division, awaiting hire with air traf- fie control. ... Kelly L. McGeehan has been at the Illinois state attorney's office for about two years. She's gained tremendous experience including four jury trials and more than l00 bench trials. She repom that she is in the domestic violence unit doing criminal prosecutions, and also is an independent sales associate director for Mary Kay .. Lisa Munro is a brand manager for El Pollo Loco restaurants. She will receive her M.B.A. with a market- ing/strategy emphasis in June 2004 from the University of California, Irvine. She bought her first home in principal at Carr Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif. He also is in the doctoral program at the University of La Verne.... Cosmetics. Her Web site is



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