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Rendering of the new Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center.

Athletic Excellence on the Rise

As part of a drive to enhance and elevate the prominence and reputation of athletics at Santa Clara University, Stephen C. ’60, Hon. ’13 and Patricia A. Schott Hon. ’13 and Mary ’84 and Mark Stevens have cast strong votes of confidence. Multimillion-dollar gifts from these long-time supporters of SCU will help establish a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Athletic Excellence Center. Learn more »


Alumni News

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A Toast to the Holidays

Make your holidays distinctive with limited edition, SCU-labeled wines from the Mission Wine Collection. Gift them to friends and family or serve them at special holiday gatherings. Purchase yours today. Proceeds benefit current SCU students through the Alumni Family Scholarship program.

Gavin Newsom with his family celebrating a 2018 gubernatorial victory

Notable Alumni

On Nov. 6, Gavin Newson ’89 became the sixth Santa Clara University graduate to take the seat of a U.S. governor. He is one of many distinguished alumni in a growing list of public servants and joins the ranks of prominent Broncos in all sectors. Discover more notable alumni or nominate someone for consideration »

Wanted: Dedicated Broncos

Help us ensure we are serving the Bronco community in the best possible ways. Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors to share your ideas and help guide our future. Raise your hand by Jan. 15, 2019 »

Let’s Give a Warm Bronco Welcome

We want to make sure every newly admitted student feels the Bronco love. Volunteer for the New Student Welcome Program and help us congratulate the class of 2023 with a phone call, text, or email. It’s a simple way to get involved and connect with the next generation of Broncos!


  

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Merry Christmas

In Alumni Relations, we know the story of our Santa Clara family is formed through the unique experiences of our alumni. We are committed to sharing your stories to inspire and inform what it means to be a Bronco. Reflecting on the story of Mary, Chancellor Emeritus Fr. William J. Rewak reminds us in his Christmas poem that even the most challenging times can bear moments of great wonder. May you move through this joyous season and into the New Year carrying beautiful stories in your heart.


Illuminate: SCUs Thought Leader Blog

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Changing the Narrative

By Joanna Thompson
The history of Thanksgiving is complicated, particularly for many Native Americans.

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Thwarting the Rise of Racism and Domestic Terrorism in the U.S.

By Akiba Lerner
Associate professor of religious studies Akiba Lerner says we need “a greater civic commitment to affirming ourselves as agents for greater love, solidarity, education, and hope” to defeat racism. Read more from his thoughtful Q&A »


Santa Clara Magazine

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Maps and Legends

Discover how a Boy Scout, a maverick priest, and the five Santa Clara missions bring together the past and present, set the bar for Eagle Scout projects, and changed California classrooms.

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A Hundred Grand Broncos

Explore what we know about SCU alumni around the world—where they live and how they make a difference. And don’t forget to share your own news in class notes.


Alumni Events

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Bay Area: Advent Day of Reflection

Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with a day of reflection.

Dec
9
India: Annual Holiday Reception

Alumnus Ajitesh Basani ’16 opens his home in Bangalore to fellow Broncos for a holiday celebration.

Dec
13
Sacramento: Annual Holiday Reception

Take in the lights of the “Fab ’40s” neighborhood while enjoying food and drinks with fellow alumni.

Dec
15
Santa Clara Valley: Alumni for Others Holiday Volunteer Opportunity

Help brighten the holidays for women and children affected by domestic violence.

Dec
18
Atlanta: SCU Night at the Hawks

Cheer on the Hawks and support coaches Lloyd Pierce ’98 and Marlon Garnett ’97 as they take on the Washington Wizards.


University News

University President Fr. Michael Engh in conversation with students.

Our Decade with Fr. Engh

As University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., closes out his time at SCU, Santa Clara Magazine takes a look at how the University has prospered under his leadership—experiencing significant campus growth, witnessing an increase in prestigious national scholarship winners, and rising to the top of notable university rankings. Discover more about this transformative time at SCU »

Daily Advent Prayer in Your Inbox

Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology presents Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Advent Prayer, an online retreat with daily reflections emailed to you each morning. Sign up »

Tech & the Human Spirit

Today technology shapes our lives in ways we never could have imagined 10 years ago. How can we steward the advancement of technology to benefit humanity to the fullest? The Ignatian Center is pursuing answers. Join the conversation »

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