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Michelle Dezember '06

Art History major, Sociology major

Working with NYC museums for inner-city kids leads art history major to win a grant to study museums in Barcelona.

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Vanessa DiCarlo '08

Religious Studies major

Through the Arrupe Center, alumna grasps the importance of community-based learning as elementary school volunteer.

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Christine Dindia '00, '03

Communication major, Environmental Science major

An alumna's passion for education takes her from SCU to Africa and back

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David Doroquez '99, '07


Biology major conducts the entire scientific experiment, from developing a hypothesis to publishing an article on his findings.

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Kevin Dowling '84

Political Science major

Political science graduate, and current vice-major of Hayward, praises SCU's faculty and thrilling basketball games.

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Elizabeth Draeger '14

Communication major

Communication major finds a passion in the creative arts through her Pathway

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Shereen Elserougi '10

Electrical Engineer major

Engineering graduates design sensors on an electrosurgical device that reduces blood loss during surgery.

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Christina Fialho '12


A law alum exemplifies Santa Clara Law's commitment to social justice with California's first immigration detention visitation program.

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Sandra Figueroa Renteria '03

Sociology major

Sociology major's field work at a women's shelter grounds her decision to go the social service route.

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Aideen Gaffney '89. '92


SCU gave this alumna many great memories, especially her study abroad experiences--so she decides to give back.