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Education and Research

Lisa S. Cahill ’70, theologian; author, Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics; member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; winner, John Courtney Murray Award (2008) by the Catholic Theological Society of America 

Frank Cepollina ’59, inventor (in-orbit satellite pioneer), National Inventors Hall of Fame; deputy associate director, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Development Project, received NASA's Exceptional Achievement Award

Robert Freitas J.D. ’78, nanotechnology pioneer; author, Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines; winner, Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology 

Jay Helman ’74, former president, Western State Colorado University

Sharon Kugler ’81, first female chaplain, Yale University; lecturer, Yale Divinity School 

Noelle Lopez ’09, recipient, Rhodes Scholarship; first female SCU Rhodes Scholar

Patricia A. O'Hara ’71, faculty member and former dean, Notre Dame Law School

Tina Panontin ’83, chief engineer, NASA Ames Research Center; NASA chair professor, Naval Postgraduate Schhol; research associate, San Jose State University Research Foundation; professor, College of Engineering at San Jose State University 

Vincent Price ’79, Ph.D., president, Duke University; former provost, University of Pennsylvania; former editor-in-chief, Public Opinion Quarterly

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