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Class Notes: 1980

Class of 1980

Your Class Secretary made all of the home Cal football games this fall. Leo O’Farrell made all but one of the home games. It was an up-and-down season, but it was fun to root for the Bears. Once known as a regular on the fifth floor of Moffitt Library, Jeff Oki retired as an executive after 47 years at Grocery Outlet. Believe it or not, Steve Roscow ’81 has given up on Cal sports and now is an avid Stanford women’s basketball fan. Mike Neal ’81 is pleasantly surprised by the relative success (and winning record through early January) of the Cal men’s basketball team.

Class Secretary: Kevin Johnson, 232 Tern Pl, Davis 95616, krjohnson@ucdavis.edu

Class of 1980

Emily Gold Mears’s new book, Optimizing Your Health, is a guide to reducing one’s risk of chronic disease. It was released on May 17 and can be found on Amazon.

Jeff Schaffer writes: “Last year, I became president and owner of JMC Philanthropic Advisors, where I’ve been working for the past six years. We’re a boutique firm advising and supporting family foundations and other donors in their philanthropic giving. Being a small business owner has meant a huge learning curve for me, but it’s enabled me to continue doing work that I love, and to have continued impact in addressing many of the challenges facing our community and world.”

Class Secretary: Kevin Johnson, 232 Tern Pl, Davis 95616, krjohnson@ucdavis.edu