Class Notes

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JANUARY 2023

Fred Deberry, ’73, and his wife, Roberta (Roth) DeBerry, ’72, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on January 27, 2023. Fred served as Pastor to the Deaf at Calvary Baptist Church in Renton, WA, for 40 years. He retired in 2018. Fred and Roberta met at Cal Baptist, and their son David also met his future wife, Karen, at CBU.

David Leonard, ’77, after serving as Chairman in 2022, David resigned from the Riverside County Planning Commission in January 2023 as a result of redistricting. David and Kim live in Riverside, pending David’s retirement in June 2023.

Melinda (Phillips) Russell, ’79, and her husband, Dr. Robert Russell, spent the last six years living in China due to Roger’s job in education. During this time, Melinda began writing and released her first ebook, Life in a Box, in August 2020. On January 1, 2023, she published her second book, The Star ... Der Stern.

LAXAMANAKiersten Laxamana, ’15, announces her engagement to Maurice Bollhorn. The couple got engaged on July 26, 2022, and the wedding date is set for March 3, 2023. Kiersten was recently promoted to Manufacturing and Process Manager at Bioseal. She leads the Operations teams, where she helps to streamline and automate the day-to-day processes.

 

Beau Christian, ’00/’18, earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Frontier Nursing University and assumed the role of Assistant Director of Undergraduate Nursing at Carson-Newman University. His oldest son, Josiah, a senior in high school, was just honored as a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship. The first school to offer Josiah admission was CBU.

RaulinoBrittany (O’Connell) Raulino, ’11, is celebrating 11 years as a registered nurse. She and her husband Jason reside in Vista, CA, with their two-year-old daughter and recently bought their first home.

 

 

 

McCutcheonMorgan (Sherman) McCutcheon, ’17, and her husband Christian just celebrated four years of marriage and expecting our second baby in May 2023. Their daughter Addison is 15 months old. Morgan is a per diem nurse at Kaiser Permanente in the GI Lab. The family resides in Laguna Nigel, where they recently purchased their first home.

 

 

Jarboe_AnalyKyle Jarboe, ’18, and his wife, Analy (Garcia) Jarboe, ’18, welcomed their first baby, a daughter named Cheyenne in July 2022.

 

 

 

 

Cherica BellCherica Bell, ’19, is an assistant director for the California State University San Bernardino Education Talent Search. She was awarded the WESTOP Achievers Award at a conference in Hawaii in March 2022. The WESTOP Achiever’s Award recognizes the accomplishments of former TRIO participants who have completed their baccalaureate degree, entered professional fields and whose community or professional activities have served their fellow human beings while focusing on improving society. Cherica mentions that the award was a huge surprise but has motivated her to continue going above and beyond for her students and their communities.

CardenasAnthony Cardenas, ’19/’20, was accepted to the Tufts School of Dental Medicine and will begin the program in July 2023. Anthony says, “There was a lot of trial and error applying to dental school amid a pandemic. I was overwhelmed, leaned hard on God, and trusted all would work in my favor according to His plans. It took time, but He never fails.”

 

Ocean LeeOcean Lee, ’19, married Madison Tassi in July 2022. The couple resides in London, and both are getting their Master’s degrees at the University of Roehampton.

 

 

 

Michael Gonzalez, ’20, recently accepted the position of Manufacturing Engineering at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. He graduated from Keck Graduate Institute in May 2022 with a Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering.

Macy LangeMacy (Mascarenas) Lange, ’20, and her husband Joseph Lange are expecting their firstborn child in March 2023. They are also in the process of building their first home. Macy works in real estate with Wathen Castanos Homes and loves her job.

 

 

Alfredo Solis, ’20, is a proud construction business owner and is financially succeeding after just three years in the industry. Alfredo credits his success to CBU. He and his wife, Irene, enjoy watching their son wrestle varsity for his high school team.

Elizabeth (Pollock) Vander Weide, ’20, recently transitioned from a position in MedSurg nursing to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Doctors Medical Center of Modesto. Her husband, Nicolas Vander Weide, ’20, started a new engineering position with E&J Gallo Winery in August 2022.

SAviageAnna (Saviage) Lucas, ’21, married CJ Lucas on November 20, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota. Anna is a financial advisor at Thrivent Financial.

 

 

 

Dr. Melissa Conway Luther, former director of the library from 1993 to 1995, passed away June 28, 2022. Melissa leaves behind her husband, Dr. Tim Luther, former professor of Political Science at CBU.