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New Record: 100,000+ SCU Alumni Around the World!

Our SCU community celebrates an important milestone—we now have more than 100,000 alumni around the world! While the size of our community continues to grow, one truth holds steady: we’ll always be one family. Collectively, we share endless stories, connections, Bronco pride, and much, much more! Learn more and order your celebratory SCU alumni gear today!


Alumni News

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Welcome Class of 2018

Let’s welcome our newest graduates to the Bronco alumni family! Watch highlights from commencement weekend and see photos from Grad Picnic. Watch outgoing executive director of the Markkula Center, Kirk Hanson’s commencement address encouraging grads to embrace their differences, and hear directly from graduating seniors on this eventful day.

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Share YOUR Story

Each of you has your own Santa Clara story to tell. Your time spent on campus helped shape you into who you are today and continues to play out in your life. Hear stories from fellow alumnae Monalisa Chati M.S. ’14Molly Geisler ’10, and Maggie Hurlbut ’18. As Santa Clara alumni, we invite you to share your personal Santa Clara story, too.

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An Ambitious Goal

Last year, when John Torrey ’93 assumed the role of president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, he committed to helping better tell the stories of SCU’s alumni. It is through our stories that we create a more humane, just, and sustainable world. In his outgoing message, John reflects on the power of storytelling and the progress we’ve made.


Illuminate: SCUs Thought Leader Blog

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SCU Alumni Make the World a Better Place

As we cross the 100,000 alumni mark, we asked SCU thought leaders, “How do Santa Clara alumni make the world a better place?” With an emphasis on competence, conscience, and compassion, it’s not surprising to hear the breadth of what alumni are doing in the world. Read more »


Santa Clara Magazine

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Politics and Beauty?

What does politics have to do with beauty? Professor Timothy Lukes taps showman P.T. Barnum, naturalist John Muir, and auto designer Harley Earl, who gave us the ’57 Chevy, to find the connection.

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Nun’s Intuition

Theological education opportunities are virtually nonexistent in Vietnam—especially for women. Chi Tran, C.N.D. headed east to the Jesuit School of Theology to deepen her spirituality.


Alumni Events

Jul
22
Los Angeles: Jesuit Alumni Mass and Brunch

Attend Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and get to know fellow Jesuit alumni.

Aug
2
Sacramento: Santa Claran of the Year

Enjoy the 46th annual awards reception and dinner honoring Janet (Taormina) Ruggiero ’71.

Aug
25
Portland: Summer Send Off and Polo Match

Join incoming and current students for our second annual Polo match. Arrive early for food trucks and family fun.

Sep
14
Santa Clara Valley: Legacy BBQ 2018

Help welcome and celebrate our newest legacy students at this fun-filled annual event.

Sep
29
San Diego: Night at the Padres

Enjoy a pregame reception at the home of Alison Cone ’96 and her family, then head over to watch the Padres vs. the Diamondbacks.


University News

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Apple ACCESS

Beginning this fall, SCU will become one of six universities whose students will be able to use their iPhones and Apple Watches like a digital ACCESS card. Find out how it works »

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Ask Nicely, Please

How much should we rely on AI-powered digital assistants with our kids? Irina Raicu of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics considers the promises and perils of this technology »

Three Keys to Productive Conversation

In today’s age of heightened communication, we’re bound to run into people with whom we disagree. When that happens, how do you keep the conversation productive and respectful? Psychology professor Thomas Plante has some tips »

An Inside Look

Curious about the Charney Hall of Law? Maria Palomares ’19 leads a virtual tour and highlights some of the building’s impressive features.

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