Alumni

Senior Musician Honored - Julianne Slate

Jazz Band Members Honored at CSU Festival

julianneJulianne Slate '13At the CSU East Bay Annual Jazz Festival, members of the SMC Jazz Band, directed by John Maltester, won Outstanding Musicianship in Performance awards. They include: trumpeter Ross Venneberg, pianist Brenden Buller and drummer Vinnie Rodriguez, plus the entire saxophone section - Ryan Lonergan, Francesca Enea, Jessica Porter, Ron Zelaya, Joe Gutierrez, Julianne Slate, Ryan Samaan and Matt Ferriera.

Senior Ballet Dancer Honored - Sarah Marlett

Young Artists Featured Along with Valley Dance Theatre Ballerina/Choreographer and Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Competition Winner

MARLETT3Valley Dance Theatre will present its 2013 spring repertory production, Ballet Masterworks, on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater. The theater is located at 2400 First Street in Livermore.

Dancers will perform masterworks such as Vitali’s Chaconne and Katchurian’s Masquerade, as well as new pieces by American composer Leroy Anderson. The program concludes with Arthur Sullivan’s humorous and rarely performed, Pineapple Poll.

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James Wood, '70

James Wood, '70

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The Recorder
2011 Attorneys of the Year, James Wood '70

March 03, 2011, Erik Cummins

Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Justice launched a massive investigation to root out pilots who had lied on their applications to fly. In 2005 the agencies named 40 Northern California pilots who allegedly had done so and summarily revoked their licenses. One of those pilots ensnared in Operation Safe Pilot was Stanmore Cooper, a longtime recreational pilot who had not disclosed his HIV-positive status to the agency.

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New Book by Robert Hass '62

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"Attention is prayer." This quote from Simone Weil appears twice in "What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination and the Natural World," by former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass. Paying deep attention is clearly Hass' way of honoring the subjects that compel him, from political poetry to photography to California writers to a recently razed grove of live oak trees at UC Berkeley. "If there is a sky for me in this collection," he writes, "it is the act of attention itself, trying to see what's there, what light can do." This is a book of wide-awake, erudite prayer.

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Lessons Our Father Taught Us

juanmiguelluzALFREDO J. Luz Sr. (1922-1989) was arguably the most prominent architect in the Philippines during the 1960s, having designed a number of buildings that continue to stand as architectural icons today. Among these are the Ramon Magsaysay Center and the regional headquarters of the World Health Organization, both in Manila, and the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Laguna.

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Joann Kerns, '78

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Joann Kern, Class of 1978, continues to use the education and skills gained from the Integral Program in her professional and personal life. For 20 years, Joann has worked for the city and county of San Francisco in the Child Protective Services Division. In May, she completed the B.S. in nursing program at San Francisco State and is looking for work. Joann was married from 1977–1994 to Michael Romeyn '78 and remains good friends with him. They have six children, ages 20–30, and two grandchildren, 7 and 18 months.

Juan Miguel M. Luz, '80

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Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Juan Miguel (Mike) Luz rejoined AIM as Associate Dean of the Institute’s Center for Development Management (CDM) in September 2009. He handled courses on development management, negotiations and management communication in AIM’s degree and non-degree programs from 1997 to 2005. He was also Managing Director of the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr.-AIM Center for Corporate Responsibility from 1999 to 2002.

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