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In collaboration with the Office for Multicultural Learning and the Rainbow Resource Center, the Alumni Association participated in the Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of Santa Clara University's Class of 2020! Please enjoy the video recording for this Identity-based Senior ceremony below, as we congratulate and welcome the newest Broncos from the class of 2020 to the alumni family.
Karl Kuehn is a 2006 graduate of Santa Clara University. While at SCU, he studied art history and dance, and was very involved in the SCU community as a writer for The Santa Clara, the winner of the first Mr. Alpha-Arts pageant, an associated student government class justice, and the infamous Bucky the Bronco mascot. Upon graduation, Karl danced professionally around the world, and is currently the Upper School Dance Director at The Harker School in San Jose. Karl is very excited to further build and develop the LGBTQ+ alumni network and continue the momentum to better serve the greater SCU community!
Matthew Hatzke is a 2007 graduate of Santa Clara University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. During his time at Santa Clara, he played on the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer team. Following graduation, he was drafted in the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft in 2008 by the Los Angeles Galaxy. Matt was later traded and played the 2008 season with the San Jose Earthquakes. Following his career in soccer, he came out publicly on Outsports.com and is recognized as 1 of 2 former MLS players to come out publicly as gay. Currently, Matt practices as a general dentist in San Jose. He is very much looking forward to helping with the continued development and growth of the LGBTQ+ alumni network as well as getting current students involved.
Zach Plaza ’07