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In July, I had the honor of joining 25 other alumni and faculty on the second annual Santa Clara University Alumni Association trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland. It was an amazing trip that included great company, wonderful food, entertaining theater (with Vilma Silva ’81 in the lead role of Amy in a play called Gibraltar, commissioned by the OSF), thought-provoking post-play discussions (led by SCU theater professor Aldo Billingslea), river rafting (led by religious studies professor Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. ’80), warm weather, beautiful scenery, and the opportunity to bond with other Broncos who like travel. I loved the area and I loved all of the activities, but it was the people I met (and became friends with) that made the journey very special. The trip is about so much more than just Shakespeare (although Shakespeare is a pretty good reason to go), and I hope you’ll consider joining us next year when we return to Ashland. Mark your calendars for August 14–18, 2006.
As we continue to expand our alumni travel program offerings, I am very pleased to announce that the SCU Alumni Association will offer an alumni trip to Italy in fall 2006. We’re still finalizing some of the details, but rest assured it will be an exciting and uniquely “Santa Claran” itinerary. Look for more details in the next Santa Clara Magazine and in upcoming Alumni Association communications.
Did You Know?
There are more than 5,000 Broncos registered for inCircle, our SCU social networking service. InCircle has a new layout and some additional capabilities, and I encourage you to log on and check it out. We’re particularly excited about the “Groups” feature, which allows alumni to come together and communicate based on common interests. Users can, among other things, post to group message boards, set up events, and share photo albums. Groups have already been set up for Delta Sigma Pi, Women’s Soccer Alumni, Ruff Rider Alumni, and the Class of 1955, just to name a few. There are many ways to effectively network and stay connected to other Broncos, so if you haven’t already, sign up for inCircle now at www.scu.edu/incircle.
Although a directory of SCU alumni can be found online both on inCircle and the Online Community (www.alumniconnections.com/santaclara/), the Alumni Association also provides a print directory for those who would like a hard copy reference. We undertake this project every 5 years and since our last print version was sent in 2001, it’s time for us to do it again. We are in the final planning stages of the project now, and in January, you will be receiving important participation information from us. Watch your e-mail or mailbox after the New Year, and thanks in advance for help making this directory current, useful, and relevant.
Enjoy the coming holidays!
Kathy Kale ’86 Executive Director, Alumni Association