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Our Year Ahead

With a new University President to be named and the public launch of SCU's comprehensive capital campaign, the coming year promises to be exciting. Amidst such positive and energetic momentum, the Alumni Association Board of Directors is poised to work toward its goal of generating one million points of alumni engagement over the next four years. In a message to the alumni community, Ryan Joy ’00, president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, reflects on the year ahead »


Alumni News

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Nominate a Bronco

Each year the Alumni Awards honor individuals who are making a difference in their communities and whose good deeds may otherwise go unrecognized. We need your help identifying the best of the best. Nominate a fellow Bronco for the prestigious Alumni Awards by Friday, Oct. 26.

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Broncos Make a Difference

When the Carr Fire struck in Northern California, Jeanne-Marie Carr ’86 worked with the Alumni Association to organize a donation drive for fire victims. This is just one way Broncos are making an impact in their communities. Discover more opportunities to serve through Alumni for Others »

Month of Remembrance

Throughout November the Santa Clara community honors the lives and memories of those who are dear to us. We invite you to share the names of friends and family members who have passed by Oct. 26 so they may be included in the Book of Names in the Mission Church.

Lessons in Leadership

Six minutes and duck feathers. Anna Yen ’91 shares some of the lessons she learned while working for Steve Jobs and Elon Musk »


Illuminate: SCUs Thought Leader Blog

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How to Hold Campaigns Accountable

By Hana Callaghan
Legislative gridlock is at an all-time high. How do you fix it? By demanding ethical campaigns. A free online course from The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics gives voters the tools to do that. Learn more »

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What Made the Financial Crisis Go From Bad to Disaster?

By Hersh Shefrin
A new book contends the decision to allow Lehman Brothers to fail during the financial crisis 10 years ago was psychologically driven. Find out why »


Santa Clara Magazine

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Meet Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce ’98

Checking in with Atlanta’s new head coach—and assistant coach Marlon Garnett ’97Learn more about Pierce’s journey to the NBA »

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Strangers and Beer on the Road

The Camino de Santiago, two bicycles, and a tale with a head. Read more about how Nathan Poulos ’00 moved from the court room to the tap room »

Alumni Events

Oct
13
Grand Reunion: Alumni Family Picnic

Reconnect with friends and enjoy a wide array of activities for all ages at this fan-favorite Grand Reunion event.

Oct
17
SCUBBA: Kick Off BBQ 2018

Join the SCU Bronco Builders Association for food, drinks, and networking.

Oct
24
Kansas City: Jesuit Network Breakfast

Join fellow Jesuit alumni and friends for a presentation highlighting leadership lessons from Pope Francis.

Nov
2
Santa Clara Valley: First Friday Mass & Lunch

Take part in noon Mass in the Mission followed by lunch in the Donohoe Alumni House.

Nov
7
Santa Cruz: Annual Luncheon

Join fellow Broncos for lunch at Shadowbrook and catch up on the latest happenings on SCU's campus.


University News

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No. 1

The 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings are in and SCU has been named the top regional university in the western United States! Find out how we earned a perfect score of 100 out of 100 »

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Delight in Discovery

University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., reflects on lessons of discovery, moments of delight, and feelings of gratitude in his annual convocation address. Watch or read his full speech »

Presidential Search Committee

Under the leadership of co-chairs John M. Sobrato ’83 and Paul Gentkow, the newly formed Presidential Search Committee is engaged in an intensive search for the best candidate to lead Santa Clara forward. Learn more about the search from a recent letter penned by Sobrato and stay up to date on the latest developments by visiting the presidential search website.

Four Years. $4 Million.

Have you heard? The Leavey Challenge is on. This year, if 10,000 undergraduate alumni give to SCU, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation will give $1 million. Over the next three years, another $1 million a year could be unlocked. What an amazing time to be a loyal Bronco! 10,000 strong… starts with you. Read more »

Top 2018 Faculty

We each have our beloved professors who left a lasting impression on us. University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., and Provost Dennis Jacobs recently honored faculty for their outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and service during the 2017-2018 academic year. Find out who was recognized and why »

Authentic and Lasting Reform

In the face of recent revelations of the sexual abuse perpetrated by ministers of the Catholic Church, SCU’s Jesuit School of Theology offers a response guided by reflection and prayer. Learn more from the JST community and join the dialogue about realities facing our Church and the world.

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