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  •  Check In: Thoughts on their first quarter at SCU

    Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 2:37 PM

    With fall quarter complete, we wanted to check in with the three first-year business school students who received Santa Clara University’s Johnson Scholarship – Amy Lutfi, Dylan DeTray and Taylor Tagawa. 

     Amy Lutfi
    “I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I found a home within the SCU community during my first quarter! Fellow students, professors, and staff were so welcoming to me from the first day of classes.  My business professors have been especially helpful and are wholeheartedly invested in my success.  I have really benefited from their unique expertise and availability.  All of these factors have increased my passion about my studies, the Leavey School of Business, and the SCU community as a whole. I am excited about what the future holds and look forward to nurturing the relationships that I have developed with my peers and professors.”

     Dylan DeTray
    "As my first quarter here at SCU has come to a close, I can confidently describe my experience as engaging, challenging, and welcoming. College proved to be much more difficult than I imagined, but due to fantastic teachers and interesting subjects, I was so much more excited to learn. Aside from the academics, the student body at Santa Clara has been nothing but welcoming, especially in communities I have been lucky enough to find a home in, such as other Johnson Scholars as well as with Alpha Kappa Psi."

     Taylor Tagawa 
    “I love how accessible and knowledgeable the professors are here at the Leavey School of Business. It's great to learn from professors who have real-world experience and such extensive knowledge of today's business world.”

    The Johnson Scholarship awards full, renewable academic scholarships to up to 10 of SCU’s most academically accomplished, leadership-minded applicants. 

  •  Broncos Celebrated for their Business Prowess

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 9:30 AM

    Four Santa Clara University alumni appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s most recent 40 Under 40 list. What for? Their relentless drive and achievement early in their careers.

    Profiled by SVBJ, these up-and-coming business leaders share their motivations in playful GIFs (animated photos). These Santa Clara grads, inspired by freedom, family, future, and service join the ranks of dozens of Broncos who came before them.  

    Hilary Hendershott, BSC ’99 (Economics), MBA ‘11
    Hilary Hendershott Financial
    Age: 38

    “Founder and CEO of one of Silicon Valley's only woman-owned and operated investment advisory firms, she has made it her mission to empower women to maximize their own resources, grow their wealth and live sustainable and healthy lives.” 

    Jennifer Betz, BSC ’99 (Finance)
    Executive Director, Manufacturing Finance
    Maxim Integrated
    Age: 37

    “Last year, Betz led Maxim Integrated's strategic planning process, which brings analyses of macroeconomic trends and internal data into a cohesive form for all decision makers and business groups in the company. Senior leadership relies on the revamped strategic planning process that Betz leads to make critical planning decisions that drive the success of the company.” 

    Tae-Woong Koo, J.D. ’09
    Senior Associate, Intellectual Property Practice
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Age: 39

    “As a senior associate in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's Intellectual Property Practice, Tae-Woong Koo works behind the scenes in Silicon Valley's technology industry to safeguard the heart of its economic vitality and cultural values: innovation.”

    Stephanie Rocha, B.A. ’00 (Communication), J.D. ’09
    Associate Attorney
    Miller Morton Caillat & Nevis LLP
    Age: 37

    “Human resources. Real estate. And now law. Stephanie Rocha has worked to learn from her professional challenges. And her professional experience helps her immerse herself in her clients' real estate, construction and general business cases, resulting in strategic and successful results for them.”

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