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SCU Veterans Alumni Group

Identity-based groups connect Broncos based on their shared cultural, racial, or personal identities. These groups provide alumni of diverse backgrounds a comfortable environment for networking and socializing, as well as opportunities to honor shared heritage and experiences. All who identify or support these groups are welcome to join!

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  • Edward Smith (EJ) '03

    Co-President

    LTC Edward J. Smith (EJ) is a 2003 graduate of Santa Clara University. He attended SCU on an Army ROTC scholarship, received his bachelor’s degree in Management and was commissioned into the Active Duty Army as an Air Defense Officer. While at SCU he was very involved in the SCU community as an active member of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity and the Asian Pacific Student Union. Over the course of his career he has been stationed across the United States, Korea, and Iraq; he transitioned to the California Army National Guard in 2017 in the AGR program and serves as the Commander for the California Recruiting and Retention Battalion. EJ is very excited to further build and develop SCU's Veteran Alumni group and continue to serve the greater SCU community.

  • Mike Louer '03

    Co-President

    Mike Louer is a 2003 graduate of Santa Clara University. He attended SCU on an Army ROTC scholarship, received his bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) and was commissioned into the Active Duty Army as an Aviation Officer. While at SCU, he was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity and actively participated in all SCU ROTC extracurricular activities, including the Color Guard, Rifle and Ranger Challenge teams. Mike then spent 10 years as an Army officer, flying the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan and completing two company commands. He left the Army in 2013 and has been working at Google as a Datacenter Operations Program Manager since 2014.

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Zach Plaza '07 
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