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Lee Nordlund

Lee Nordlund
Lee Nordlund

Graduation Year: 1980

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Current Residence: Napa, CA

Major at Santa Clara: Biology, MBA in Agribusiness

Occupation: Semi-Retired Vintner

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Favorite memory from Santa Clara 

  • Chemistry Professor Sheehan – smartest man on campus – pulled lowly me aside and humbly told me he was not satisfied with feedback from students, and asked me how he could improve. With that he taught me a lot more than chemistry, and 45 years later I try to be like him. But I’ll never be as smart.

Extracurricular activities while a student at SCU

  • Head Cheerleader
  • Senior Class President
  • Lunch chef at Benson cafeteria
  • Designated driver

My hobbies and interests

  • Teaching CCD
  • Singing with church choir- well, I wouldn’t call it singing, but they haven’t kicked me out yet!
  • Walking with my wife
  • Maintaining my family status as the challenging, fun-loving uncle

Things I am good at...

  • People tell me: loyalty, strategy, unexpected approach to problem solving

Expertise that I have acquired in my life and career that I bring to my term of service on the SCU Alumni Board

  • Wine business management, Communicating a consistent core message to audiences with different perspectives, Community building (communications chair for campaign to build Oakland Cathedral, communications chair Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt), Teach kids Catholic stuff and “why” – so they can apply the Catholic philosophy to everyday life and have fun with their faith, Strategic planning, Elementary math