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Welcome to Hornet Notes. Find out what your fellow alumni are up to these days. Share your news and events by submitting a note.

Recent Hornet Notes
 
Shawn Yadon (1984)
Shawn Yadon (1984) recently accepted a position at California Trucking Association located in Sacramento, CA as CEO. Shawn recently was employed at Copart, Inc. as VP, Corporate Affairs--Office Of The CEO.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 19 2014.

Kevin Geoghegan (1999)
Kevin Geoghegan (1999) received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, in December 2013.  
Submitted on Dec 27 2013.

LaVera Forbes (1985)
Dr. LaVera Forbes '85 (Communication Studies), MS '85 (Counseling) recently received a PhD in mind-body medicine from Saybrook University.  
Submitted on Aug 9 2013.

Paul Vaccarezza (1977)
Paul Vaccarezza ’77 (Criminal Justice) passed away in July. Vaccarezza started his career in law enforcement with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. He later joined the CHP, serving 31 years as a patrol officer in West Los Angeles, Hayward, Stockton and ultimately San Andreas where he retired. He is survived by his wife and children.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Richard Brothers (1976)
Richard Brothers ’76 (Business Administration) passed away after suffering from a heart attack in June. Retired after four decades as a state information technology manager, Brothers was a dedicated volunteer who was active in Sacramento community groups and charities. He was 68.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Lucille Vlahos (1975)
Lucille Vlahos, MA ’75 (Education) died of natural causes at the age of 93. Vlahos was a pillar in the Sacramento Greek Orthodox community. A bilingual elementary school teacher, she helped found the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Sunday school in 1952.
  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Dorothy Sorenson (1967)
Dorothy Sorenson ’67 (Family and Consumer Sciences), a former Sacramento Bee food editor, passed away in May. Sorenson was a beloved home economist, writing cooking tips and recipes under the pseudonym “Katherine Kitchen.” She was 92.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Richard Dichiara (1966)
Richard Dichiara ’66 (Physical Education) passed away from injuries he suffered during a machinery accident in July. Dichiara was a retired principal and popular assistant coach during the Delta High School football dynasty of the late 1970s. While attending Sacramento State in the 1960s, he played on the baseball team. He is survived by his wife of 50 years and their two children.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Mary Jeanne Bartelt (1949)
M. Jeanne Bartelt ’49, MA ’57 (Physical Education) died in May of cardiac arrest. Bartelt was a physical education teacher who was widely recognized as a leader in developing statewide standards. She was 89.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Shauna (Wagner) Poovey (2012)
Shauna Poovey ’13 (English) was hired as a mortgage loan originator assistant by Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. Inc. in Port Angeles, Wash. Poovey lives with her husband, Travis and son, Jonah  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

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Career News
 
Shawn Yadon (1984)
Shawn Yadon (1984) recently accepted a position at California Trucking Association located in Sacramento, CA as CEO. Shawn recently was employed at Copart, Inc. as VP, Corporate Affairs--Office Of The CEO.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 19 2014.

LaVera Forbes (1985)
Dr. LaVera Forbes '85 (Communication Studies), MS '85 (Counseling) recently received a PhD in mind-body medicine from Saybrook University.  
Submitted on Aug 9 2013.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Sandra Sims (1974)
Sandra Re Sims is a proud mother of Jessica Silver and recently received her teachers credential from Sacramento State.  
Submitted on Jun 14 2012.

Lauren Palmer-Zahedani (2000)
Lauren Palmer Zahedani (2000) and Ardie Zahedani are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Ryan Luc. He was born on April 5 in Folsom, CA, and weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Ryan is Ardie and Lauren’s second child, joining big brother Kian Matthieu.

  
Submitted on Jun 27 2011.

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Marriages & Commitments
 
Kristina Schuett (2009)
Kristina Schuett ’09 (Government/Journalism) and Stephen Ricci were married in March at the Croatian American Cultural Center. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Source: http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_23176178/schuett-ricci
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Submitted on May 31 2013.

Chad Smith (2008)
Chad Smith ’08 (Business Administration-General Management) and Jaime Mendoza got engaged at the Rae House in Galt, Calif. The couple met while attending elementary school. The couple plans to wed in late August at the St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Galt, Calif.

Source: http://www.lodinews.com/features/milestones/article_8379e98a-88f1-5c17-a265-7c8e4ea9bbb5.html
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Submitted on May 31 2013.

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Catching Up
 
Sean Martin (2000)
Sean Martin ’00 (Accountancy) is the chief financial officer and director of information technology for the Pollock Pines School District.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

James Kim (2000)
James Kim ’00, MBA ’11 (Business Administration) was featured in the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2013 CFO of the Year edition. Kim received a “Small Private Company” award, recognizing his success as CFO and COO of Community 1st Bank.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

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Educational News
 
Kevin Geoghegan (1999)
Kevin Geoghegan (1999) received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, in December 2013.  
Submitted on Dec 27 2013.

David Reynen (1999)
David Reynen MA ’99 (Public Policy and Administration) received a Love of Learning Award from the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society. Reynen is currently a research scientist with the California Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program. He completed his second master’s degree (aging and health) from Sacramento State in December. He has already earned a master’s in public policy and administration and a certificate in gerontology. Reynen is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health leadership from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle.
Source: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  
Submitted on Jan 15 2013.

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General
 
Shauna (Wagner) Poovey (2012)
Shauna Poovey ’13 (English) was hired as a mortgage loan originator assistant by Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. Inc. in Port Angeles, Wash. Poovey lives with her husband, Travis and son, Jonah  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Kyle Cassano (2012)
Kyle Cassano, MBA ’12 (Business Administration) was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” nominee. Cassano co-owns Sacramento Marketing Labs LLC.

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/print-edition/2013/07/05/40-under-40-nominee-kyle-cassano.html
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Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

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In Memoriam
 
Paul Vaccarezza (1977)
Paul Vaccarezza ’77 (Criminal Justice) passed away in July. Vaccarezza started his career in law enforcement with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. He later joined the CHP, serving 31 years as a patrol officer in West Los Angeles, Hayward, Stockton and ultimately San Andreas where he retired. He is survived by his wife and children.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

Richard Brothers (1976)
Richard Brothers ’76 (Business Administration) passed away after suffering from a heart attack in June. Retired after four decades as a state information technology manager, Brothers was a dedicated volunteer who was active in Sacramento community groups and charities. He was 68.  
Submitted on Jul 30 2013.

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