Alumni Profile

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

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Louise Damberg '74

Through the SCU Tutoring Program, Louise Damberg '74 helps devoted children reach their dreams.

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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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Rodger Powers '64

Roger Powers '64 provides support for impoverished communities through ministry organizations.

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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.

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Irwin Quinn '50

Irwin Quinn '50 enjoys sparing a couple days a week helping a homeless shelter.

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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.

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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.

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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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Patrick Semansky '06

Photographer Pat Semansky first went to New Orleans on a Santa Clara immersion trip. Now he lives there and spends his time documenting ongoing attempts to rebuild the Big Easy.

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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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Matthew O'Connor '01, MS '06

Matthew O'Connor '01, MS '06 educates students about the role of an engineer in today's society.

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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.

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Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74

Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74 manifests SCU's Jesuit ideology through volunteer outreach.

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Steffany Castro '08

A meaningful education

Civil engineering seniors put their education to work for others.

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Christina Fialho '06

Christina Fialho '06 learned outside of the classroom at SCU and discovered her true calling as a legal advocate for forced immigrants.

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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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Christie Genochio '06

Teach for America high school instructor; graduate student at Johns Hopkins University

Christie Genochio developed valuable skills working on the California Legacy Project.

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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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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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Alicia K. Gonzales '09

B.A. English

Studying abroad had a profound effect on Alicia Gonzales' undergraduate experience.

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Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson '72 is a leading figure in a local education foundation program for inner city students.

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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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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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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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