Alumni Profile

Michael Neumann '03

As an engineering student, Michael Neumann was unable to study abroad or take part in University immersion trips to Columbia or El Salvador as some of his classmates did, so when he was finishing up his master?s work and considering what to do next, he ?thought it would be nice to go to another country and learn a new language and culture.?

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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.

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Dan Korbel '63, '76 M.A.

One of the Mission campus' many goals is to give everyone the opportunity for a college education.

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Dan Flynn '61

Dan Flynn '61 voluntarily uses his knowledge of other languages to assist others abroad.

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Fred Lentz '65

After attending Santa Clara, and after retiring from teaching himself, Fred Lentz '65 cofounded a program to help under represented students attend college.

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Jack Locke '65

Jack Locke '65 finds that personally distributing necessities to those in need is the best way to help.

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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.

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Francesca McKenzie '09

Francesca McKenzie '09 helps students learn, hands-on, outside of the classroom and rebuild this community.

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Andrew Kok MBA '06

Andrew Kok '06 is a dedicated crew captain of a team that participates in "3 Day for the Cure."

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Cathlin Atchison '78

Cathlin Atchison '78 sees firsthand the strong relationship between SCU's alumni and service work.

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Haydee Diaz '96

For the past four years Haydee Diaz ?96 has lived in San Salvador, El Salvador. Her volunteer experience has been focused on dealing with the issue of migration and how to promote policies and programs that will help Salvadorans stay at home instead of making the life-threatening journey to migrate to the U.S. or elsewhere. However, her most recent volunteer program has been the most rewarding to date.

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Blake Boznansky '98

Blake Boznansky '98 serves as a positive role model and works one-on-one as a "big brother" for others.

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Palm Springs Chapter

Twenty alumni in the Palm Springs Chapter gathered for the Alumni for Others (AFO) service project at FIND (Food in Need of Distribution) facility on April 2.

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Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04

Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04 volunteers at the Nativity Schools twice a week with their Spanish classes.

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Morgan Murphy '08 MA '11

Morgan Murphy '08 MA '11 has been teaching as an intern at Sacred Heart Nativity School for the past 3 yrs. Being an intern teacher at Nativity school is similar to volunteering with Teach for America.

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Robert Kenton '64

Robert Kenton '64 has spent every Wednesday morning since July 2003 at Sacred Heart Community Service Organization. He works in the Pantry making lunches for homeless and hungry customers. Additionally he sorts, packs and distributes food bags to needy families who come to the center to get food for their families.

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Yasemin Kimyacioglu '08

Giving back: an SCU tradition

Choosing a senior design project provides the perfect opportunity to help.

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Beth Tellman '09

Beth Tellman is studying how decisions about the food we eat affect people around the world.

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Anna Stockel '89

Anna Stockel ?89 founded Christmas Angels and continues as the chief organizer of this secret group of elves who strive to bring Christmas cheer to those whose holidays are often bleak.

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Robin Hepworth '06

As a voluntneer coordinator, Robin Hepworth '06 works to help undeserved communities from building houses to organizing after school teaching programs.

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John Tweten '61

John Tweten '61 joined the Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality program two years ago.

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Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86

Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86 has helped youth through economic, academic, and mental health support to earn college degrees.

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John Turner '64, MA '72

John Turner '64 used his experience as a high school teacher to volunteer at local reading groups and schools.

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Ashkon Jafari '08

Ashkon Jafari '08 found that SCU's concept of the "Three C's" were really instilled in him for years to come.

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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.

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