Brenda D. Mason,'74 BA Sociology,'77 MS Counseling, is a lawyer and was recently appointed to the advisory board for the San Diego Public Library. She earned her law degree in 1984 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and is a vice president of its alumni association. Her hobbies include singing.
Charles L. Doughty,'77 BS Engineering, went to work for Electric Boat Corp. in Groton, Conn., after 11 years active duty in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Albuquerque, a nuclear submarine, and retired as a weapons officer. He now helps maintain the software for shipboard control systems and is also involved in simulation development. He earned a master's degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His hobby is building robots. He and his wife, Denise, have been married for 20 years and have three teenage children. They live in Gales Ferry.
David Randel,'77 BS Hotel Administration, is the vice president of Villa Marketing for Marriott Vacation Club International. He has been with the company for 29 years, starting as a food production manager in Baltimore right after graduating from UNLV. He also serves on the Timeshare Advisory Board at UNLV. He lives in Orlando, Fla.
Marc Kalagian,'82 BA Criminal Justice, is the managing partner of Rohlfing & Kalagian in Long Beach, Calif., representing the disabled before the Social Security Administration and federal courts in California and Nevada. After graduation, he worked for then-U.S. Rep. Harry Reid in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas. He is married with two teenage daughters and lives in Whittier.
Clarence "Lance" Schlag,'82 MA Public Administration, is assistant director for financial management for a U.S. Department of Energy Consolidated Business Center in Cincinnati. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a sergeant major in 1996 after 27 years of active and reserve service. He is married with five children and nine grandchildren, and enjoys hiking and hunting. He lives in Loveland.
Jill Hancock Lucca,'83 BS Nursing, is a part-time nurse practitioner in cardiology clinical trials, Division of Education and Research, St. Mary's Hospital and Duluth Clinic in Duluth, Minn. She also serves as a training faculty member for basic and advanced cardiac life support. In 2006 she received a certificate of advanced study in clinical investigations from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and in 2005 she received a certificate in cardiovascular nursing from Loyola University, Chicago. She is married with five children. Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, boating on Lake Superior, and kayaking the smaller lakes.
Steve Sepersky,'83 BS Management, is CEO for Elite MD Solutions. The firm handles business issues for Oasis Radiology, which has the medical-services contracts for several California hospitals. He and his wife, Susan, have a daughter, Serena. They live in La Quinta, Calif.
Abbi Silver,'86 BA Political Science, is a judge and was elected to the Las Vegas Justice Court Bench, Department 10 in November.
Kirk Hartle,'88 BS Business Administration, is a CPA and director of finance for Ahern Rentals Inc. He also co-owns Action Imprinting, a custom screen-printing and embroidery company, with David Dreibelbis,'88 BS Management Information Systems. Hartle is the current president of the UNLV Alumni Association and has served on the board of directors for 12 years. He and his wife of 18 years, Rosemarie Puccio Hartle,'91 BS Elementary Education, have two children, Nick, 13, and Taylor, 11. He enjoys golfing with his children, playing basketball, and spending time with his family at their cabin.
William White,'90 MA Anthropology, is project director for Statistical Research Inc., a cultural resource consulting contractor for private and government agencies. He is a founding board member of Western Rock Art Research, a nonprofit, researchoriented group dedicated to recording rock art in the far West. He lives in Woodland, Calif.
Merlinda Gallegos,'92 BA Criminal Justice,'95 MA Sociology,'99 Ph.D. Sociology, was promoted in January from director to vice president of corporate philanthropy for MGM-Mirage. She oversees the company's charitable giving and activities associated with the Voice Foundation, the company's nonprofit entity that disperses employee donations to charities. Under her leadership, the philanthropy department directed the Katrina Recovery Fund and other relief services for employees of the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss. She also serves on the advisory board for the College of Liberal Arts.
Raechelle E. Bogdon,'93 BS Hotel Administration, just celebrated her sixth anniversary with Barrick Gold of North America, one of the world's largest gold producers. She was recently promoted to accounting supervisor of financial planning for the shared business unit of Nevada operations. She has been married for 17 years and has two sons. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and jogging. She lives in Spring Creek.
James A. Jaramillo,'96 BS Business Administration, owns a trio of real-estate businesses based in Albuquerque. Coba Investment Co. is a real estate brokerage firm specializing in vacant residential and commercial land and site acquisitions in three counties. He is also a general contractor and owner of Jara Construction Co., and he owns Rio Grande Portfolio Inc., which provides property management services. In addition, he is owner of All Washed Up, a carwash and self-service laundry chain with five locations in greater Albuquerque. His hobbies include art, athletics, and travel.
Geoff Neuman,'96 Bachelor of Music,'01 Master of Music, is orchestra director at Green Valley High School in Henderson. In April 2006, he conducted his students at Carnegie Hall. He also conducts the Las Vegas Youth Symphony, plays string bass in the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and performs with a jazz trio. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their son, Aidan. They live in Henderson.
Melania Sandra,'96 BS Hotel Administration,'01 BS Management Information Systems, is a Realtor and recently expanded her business to include furniture sales. In 2002, she and her husband opened Las Vegas' first Indonesian restaurant; they sold the business in 2006. Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, swimming, traveling, and dining.
Miriam E. Rodriguez,'98 BA Spanish and'03 JD, opened her law practice in 2006. She participated in the same commencement ceremony as her son, Juan Rodriguez,'03 BS Biological Sciences. An interest in law runs in the family. Her son went on to earn a law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H.; he specializes in intellectual property/patent law and plans to take the Nevada bar exam. Her daughter, Miriam, plans to transfer to UNLV after completing paralegal studies at CCSN. The elder Miriam has been married for 35 years to husband Juan Rodriguez.
Kristen Galioto,'99 BS Hotel Administration, and her husband, Ralph, welcomed a baby girl, Chloe Rose, on July 11, 2006. They live in Newtown, Penn.
Charles "Mike" Prince,'99 BS Education, teaches math at Pahranagat Valley Middle School and raises beef cattle on his ranch in Alamo. He earned his degree the same year he retired from The Howard Hughes Corp. He enjoys writing cowboy poetry and Western stories and novels for young people. His first novel, Flint Pierce: To Catch a Legend, will be published by Cowboy Miner Publications later this year. He and his wife, Alma, have been married for 48 years; they have three children and 18 grandchildren.
Adoracion "Dori" Lastimoso,'00 MS Public Administration, retired in January after 15 years with the Nevada secretary of state's office, where she was a compliance/audit investigator. She then traveled out of the country for two and a half months. She has been married for 30 years and has one daughter.
Marc Bromley,'01 BS Hotel Administration, recently became assistant food and beverage director for the Four Seasons hotel in Chicago. Previously, he had been director of restaurants at the Peninsula Chicago hotel for two years and at the Peninsula Beverly Hills for four years. He enjoys athletics, food, wine, and travel. He and his girlfriend, Katie, live in Chicago.
Michele A. Lucero,'01 BS Business Administration, was one of 32 minority law librarians profiled in the American Association of Law Librarians' publication Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in AALL. She has been the legal information manager at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in Houston since June 2005. She is now pursuing an MBA in strategic management at the University of North Texas and plans to graduate in December.
Danielle Marrone Pates,'02 MS Exercise Physiology, married Joel L. Pates on March 24 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. They live in Houston.
Mary Beth Hartleb,'03 JD, has a hand in many diverse businesses. Her primary business, PRISM Human Resource Consulting Services, provides human resources support for businesses. She also operates MarketYourJobSearch. com to help job seekers enter Nevada and improve their prospects here. She imports Turkish chocolate under Symphony Foods International. And she manages rental beach property in Mexico. She likes to travel and lives in Henderson.
Elizabeth Muto,'03 BS Business Administration, is director of development for Girls and Boys Town of Nevada, whose national crisis line she had called for help as a child. In 2004, she became the first African- American to win the titles of Miss Las Vegas and Miss Nevada, and went on to compete in the Miss America Pageant. As Miss Nevada she developed the HELP program (Heal, Evaluate, Love, and Progress) for foster children and others facing adversity, and she continues serving children in need by promoting the Safe Haven program and acting as spokesperson for several organizations, including the National Council for Adoption. She is now pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree.
Pablo Sanchez Ortiz,'03 BS Business Administration, moved back to Spain after graduation to work for Accenture in its natural resources department. His job has taken him around the world. In the past two years he has worked on projects in seven countries. He is planning a July wedding and hopes to move back to Las Vegas in the future.
Carlos Sinde,'03 BA Business Administration, was recently promoted to group sales account executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers after two years as an inside sales representative. He has also worked for the Major League Soccer team Chivas USA and for Kroenke Sports Enterprises, owner of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche. He enjoys sports, traveling, and swimming. He lives in Pico Rivera, Calif.
Renato N. Estacio,'04 Bachelor of Music, became director of marketing for the Las Vegas Philharmonic in March. He is the former assistant director of the UNLV Writing Center. He also recently joined Mortgage of Nevada, Anthem branch, as a mortgage agent/loan officer. This year he plans to complete a master of music degree with an emphasis in applied voice as well as an MBA. He is active in cultural affairs with the city of Las Vegas, teaching music appreciation and history at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center and conducting a new choir for the city in the fall. In addition to singing, his hobbies include participating in dog shows.
Nataly Tatone Mattox,'05 BS Business Administration, is a real-estate broker with her father's RE/MAX Professional Realty office in her hometown of Roseburg, Ore. She married Jason Mattox in August 2005, and their daughter, Joelle Michaela, was born in January 2007. She competes in rodeos as a barrel racer, and her husband is a professional bull rider.
Angela Theobald Campbell,'06 BA Communication Studies, has joined Danny's Family Cos. in Scottsdale, Ariz., as director of marketing. She and her husband, Stephen, also own two Tan Factory salons in the Phoenix area and will open two more this year. Their first child is due in July. They live in Litchfield Park.
Thomas C. Donnelly,'70 BA Hotel Administration, died Jan. 10, 2007, at the University of California-Davis Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a charter member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity chapter at UNLV.