With a handful of dogs and cats at home, veterinarian Norma Rios ’82 has no trouble convincing her clients she considers pets a part of her life.
Michael John is an actor, stage-fight trainer and expert in theatrical uses of combat weapons — has made his living wielding knives, daggers, pistols and swords. He has appeared in movies, TV and stage productions. As a Romulan in charge of weaponry, he has been blown up in Paramount’s television series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” He has performed frequently with the LA Opera, including a production of “Billy Budd” in 2014 in which he played the whip master.
Brenda (Kirsch) Frketich grew up on an Oregon farm. She left home to attend LMU, study business and probably go to law school. In the summer before her junior year, she took a desk job at an L.A. insurance company and had a backyard with a tiny strawberry patch. “You can’t get very dirty with that,” she says. Brenda missed the soil, the smell of dry grass and the annual summer harvest. She decided to return to the farm after graduation, her father’s farm, the farm she now runs.