Class Notes

Spring 2011

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Audra Query, ‘01, married Gerald Lawlor on Sept. 24, 2010, at Roche Harbor Resort in Washington state.

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McGoldrick Scholars Alumni Reception
Riley, Kathryn, Jenny and Robert Gaffney were in attendance at the annual McGoldrick Scholars alumni event. Kathryn, a senior, and Riley, a freshman, are both recipients of the McGoldrick Scholarship.


Father Steve Bossi, CSP, left his position as director of formation for the Paulist Fathers in Washington, D.C., and now resides in Toronto, Ontario. Currently, he is the associate pas- tor at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. In addition to his work in the parish, Father Bossi offers missions and retreats in Catholic parishes throughout the United States and Canada.


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Rosina Carpenter, MIT, ’98, and her husband, Wes, welcomed their daughter, Erin Christine Carpenter, on Oct. 7, 2010. Erin weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

Fred Whyte, president of STIHL, Inc., has been appointed to exec- utive boards at Old Dominion University and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell selected Whyte for the board of visitors at Old Dominion University. He will serve on the hospital’s foundation board of directors. As president of STIHL, Inc., based in Virginia Beach, Va., Whyte is responsible for STIHL’s U.S. operations.


Mike Daniels, deacon for the Diocese of San Diego, has been appointed chair of the board of trustees for Nativity Prep Academy. Nativity Prep is a Jesuit middle school dedicated to providing tuition-free education to children of all faiths from low- income families in San Diego’s inner-city neighborhoods.

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Philip Hurvitz, ’83, earned his PhD this past December. After obtaining his master’s degree from the University of Washington College of Forest Resources (CFR), he worked for several years as a lecturer in geographic information science at Green River Community College and UW-CFR. He then decided to pursue additional studies in urban design and planning at UW. In November, he married Kristin Lewis. The couple resides in Seattle and is expecting a baby in April. Hurvitz works as a postdoctoral research associate at the UW Urban Form Lab. The photo is of Phil and Kristin at the Iron Monkeys Flame Garden during Nevada’s Burning Man festival this past September.


Col. James McKay received a brevet promotion to the rank of brigadier general in retirement ceremonies at Joint Force Headquarters, New Mexico Army National Guard, in Santa Fe, N.M. McKay was also awarded the Legion of Merit and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, among other state awards. His retirement marks 33 years of combined active duty and reserve service, including military service in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Soldiers Medal for Heroism, the Bronze Star with Valor Devise, the Air Medal with Valor Devise and the Combat Infantryman Badge. McKay is currently a lawyer and resides in Santa Fe with his wife, Janet.

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Susan Audrey Tadie, ’02, and Robert Oliver Moeller were married on June 19, 2010, at the Chapel of St. Ignatius. The wedding Mass was celebrated by Father Robert Spitzer, S.J., assisted by Father Robert Egan, S.J., and Father David Leigh, S.J. The couple lives in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., where Susan is a district sales manager and Robert an assistant state attorney and a captain in the Army Reserve JAG Corps.


Julie Sprague-McRae, since graduating from the College of Nursing, has had a rich career as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 30 years. This past fall, she published two books, Child Neurology Telephone Encounter Guides and Child Neurology Telephone Encounter Pocket Guides, in collaboration with the Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN) and the Child Neurology Society (CNS). She was the recipient of the 2010 ACNN Claire Chee Award for Excellence in Child Neurology Nursing at the ACNN annual meeting.

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Megan (Branch) Rathgeb, ’96, and her husband, Cristian Rathgeb, are overjoyed to announce the birth of their daughter, Noemi Teresa, on April 12, 2010. She joins her big brother, Joaquin Emilio. The family resides in San Francisco and continues to travel to Chile frequently to be with relatives and friends.


Ezra Teshome received a 2010 World Citizen Award from the World Affairs Council. Teshome was recognized with the presti- gious award for his outstanding leadership in working to eradicate polio in Ethiopia and, in the process, engaging and educating Washingtonians about the impact of global health issues.

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Colin Thorgerson, ’01, and Erin (Carlile) Thorgerson, ’01, ’07 MBA, welcomed their first child, Evan Patrick Thorgerson, on Oct. 22, 2010. The family lives in Newcastle, Wash.


Christy Leskovar is the author of a new book, Finding the Bad Inn: Discovering My Family’s Hidden Past, a follow-up to her first historical non- fiction book, One Night in a Bad Inn.

2011 spring wedding 135 x 100Audra Query, '01, married Gerald Lawlor on Sept. 24, 2010, at Roche Harbor Resort in Washington state. The couple was joined by SU alumni Allan Query, ‘73, father of the bride, Therese Verone Brogan, ‘54, the bride’s great aunt, Mandy Okazaki Hartman, ‘01, a bridesmaid, Lila Martin, ‘01, also a bridesmaid, Christopher Canlas, ‘01, offici- ant, and Cara Priestley, ‘01. After 10 years living in New York City, the couple recently moved to Orcas Island.


Ryan C. Bell, JD, MD, recently had a book published by McFarland. Bell describes The Ambulance: A History as follows: “This is the first truly com- prehensive scholarly survey of the evolution of the ambulance, a claim that surprised me to no end, because the history of this element of the emergency medical services is pretty colorful stuff.” Bell is the medical doctor at the Steve Schwarzkopf Community Mental Health Center in Rochester, N.Y.

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