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Hector DeLeon, 1993

HECTOR DELEON, 1993 Liberal Studies Elementary Education, is a schoolteacher in Vista, Calif. DeLeon has a wonderful son, a gorgeous wife and misses the redwoods.

Cory White, 2004

I was recently hired at the University of San Diego as an assistant football coach, my wife and i (Erin Jackson-White HSU ‘05) celebrated our 3 year anniversary.

Michael Elwin Briggs, 1984 - Geology BA 1986 - Education MA

Recuperating from shoulder surgery in January.
My daughter, London, will be 6 in May.

Robert M. Danno, 1986

Robert M. Danno, 1986, Education, is currently a National Park Service Ranger and federal whistle blower who has written a new book, “Worth Fighting For: A Park Ranger’s Unexpected Battle Against Federal Bureaucrats & Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder.”

Lisa Claussen, 2003

I have been a Special Education teacher for 2 years at a Non-Public School for children with Autism in Los Angeles and for the last 7 years a Resource Specialist/Special Day Class teacher for Natomas USD in Sacramento. My husband Paul Claussen (LSEE, class of 2003) is a Special Education teacher for Lindhurst High School in Marysville Joint USD. We both love our jobs and truly believe the education received from HSU was the best. It prepared us and gave us a leg up with the wide variety of classes we experienced including Oceanography, Forestry, and Photography to just name a few. We miss the university, but do get back up a few times a year.

Fernando Elizondo, 1967

Dr Elizondo HSU’67 retired California superintendent of schools recently completed a year long term as foreperson of the 2011 Monterey Civil Grand Jury.

John Triska, Master's in Education 2007

Since 2008-9, I have been Principal at Brittan Acres School, a K-4 public school of 477 students in San Carlos, California, here on the San Francisco Peninsula. My wife Christine and I live inside my school’s attendance area, allowing me to ride my bike to work each day, and making it easy for us participate in all the events of our community. It’s a especially satisfying to be leading the school that my oldest daughter attended for Kindergarten, just before we moved to Humboldt County for my teaching job at Pacific Union in 1988. I’m proud of my HSU connection, and whenever it comes up, speak enthusiastically about the quality education I gained there earning my master’s degree.

Carri Ratazzi, 1995

I’m living in Denver, CO with my beautiful partner of 11 years and our 2 beautiful kids (5 & 3).  I am a Geriatric Care Manager with Care Management Solutions and love my work.

Jonathan Timothy Wright, 1990

Married to Sue(Neal)Wright(’88), Jonathan is in a new postion at Emmett High School in Emmett Idaho.  He has moved up to Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for the 2010-2011 school year.

Patty Carlon Kushner, Teaching Credential 1976

Retired in ‘06 from 25 years teaching elementary school.  Now work seasonally for the US Forest Service in El Dorado National Forest (for the last 5 years.)

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