Alicia K. Gonzales '09
Studying abroad had a profound effect on Alicia Gonzales' undergraduate experience.
Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04
Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04 volunteers at the Nativity Schools twice a week with their Spanish classes.
Mayra Contreras '09
Mayra Contreras '09 - As an intern-teacher at Sacred Heart Nativity School, Mayra Contreras ?09 feels she has learned a lot at this learning based community. She started last year by teaching Writing, Literature, Spanish, and P.E. Although the classes were led by a lead teacher, as the year progressed Mayra was able to teach half the class on her own.
Steve Erbst '88
My wife and I challenged our boys (Cameron & Shane) to find ways to give back to others. As a result, my family came up with a model/program called "Play It Forward Sports". Essentially, the goal was to help low-income families have the opportunity to play sports and also to attend college or professional sporting events.
Lauren Fendel '10
After graduating last year and looking for a full time job, Lauren decided the best way to spend her days in the meantime was volunteering. She chose West Valley Community Services because of its mission of providing for low income families/individuals and homeless to stabilize their situation and get them back on their feet.
Kyle Ozawa '08 and Bill Pluto '08
Kyle Ozawa '08 and Bill Pluto '08 traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in a week-long house build with Amor Ministries. After meeting up with the group of 30 other volunteers, they spent the first day touring Johannesburg and learning more about the country's former Apartheid system of racial segregation which increased their appreciation of the country and all the struggles they have endured with over the last few decades.
Lon Normandin '56, Butch Erbst '60, Mel Russi '60, Adolph Quilici '53
For many years, Broncos have been helping serve meals at Martha?s Kitchen in San Jose. On any given Tuesday or Wednesday, there will be a group of SCU alumni behind the counter organizing the meal preparations and directing the other volunteers on getting ready to serve the evening meal.
Steve Grey M.A. '08
For Steve Grey MA '08, volunteering has become an intregal part of his life. After 20 years in Silicon Valley high tech and completing a Masters in Counseling at SCU, Steve was inspired to travel and volunteer. Along the way, he volunteered at orphanages, children's homes, and schools in 15 developing countries.
Robin Hepworth '06
As a voluntneer coordinator, Robin Hepworth '06 works to help undeserved communities from building houses to organizing after school teaching programs.
Steffany Castro '08
A meaningful education
Civil engineering seniors put their education to work for others.
Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86
Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86 has helped youth through economic, academic, and mental health support to earn college degrees.
John Turner '64, MA '72
John Turner '64 used his experience as a high school teacher to volunteer at local reading groups and schools.
St. Raymond School
The Jesuit values that were instilled in Broncos as Santa Clara University students continue as they continue to lead by example and now mentor their children. Without the many dedicated Bronco volunteers, St. Raymond School would not be what it is today. Selflessness is a large factor of volunteer work and no group realizes and lives out this quality more than those in the Bronco community. These alumni volunteers did not even realize the amount of hours they dedicated to the school until Cat Westover '84 interviewed them and brought their significant contributions to their attention.
Beth Tellman '09
Beth Tellman is studying how decisions about the food we eat affect people around the world.
Katie Fitzgerald '09
Katie Fitzgerald '09 loved the fact that the Theatre Arts department was small and therefore she knew everyone and received individual attention the teachers.
Christopher Muldoon '02
Christopher Muldoon '02 been a member of the all volunteer Portland Mountain Rescue unit for the last six years. After living in Prague teaching doctors medical English, Chris moved back stateside in 2005. Having been a climber all his life, he was looking for an active mountain rescue community and opportunity to combine his love for climbing with volunteering. Portland Mountain Rescue provided just the program.
Stephanie Wessels '10
With the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Stephanie has had the exciting and challenging experience of living for the past eight months in New York City. JVC's slogan is "ruined for life" and for her it has been life changing. As cliche as it may sound, Stephanie notes that it rings quite true for he
Arnie von Massenhausen '86, Don Blach '85 and Joe Pecoraro '87
Arnie von Massenhausen '86, Don Blach '85, and Joe Pecoraro '87 enjoy cooking great meals regularly at a local shelter in San Jose.
Joseph Knapp '71
Doctor Joseph Knapp '71 reaffirms his choice for specializing in health care.
Dan Korbel '63, '76 M.A.
One of the Mission campus' many goals is to give everyone the opportunity for a college education.
Julie Mellin '08
Julie Mellin '08 wanted travel experience, but after joining the Peace Corps. she gained much more than that.
Denise (Lilian) Delong '69
In 2007, Denise(Lilian) Delong ?69 and her husband became involved with American Assistance for Cambodia.
Andrew Kok MBA '06
Andrew Kok '06 is a dedicated crew captain of a team that participates in "3 Day for the Cure."
Irwin Quinn '50
Irwin Quinn '50 enjoys sparing a couple days a week helping a homeless shelter.
Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74
Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74 manifests SCU's Jesuit ideology through volunteer outreach.