Grand Reunion News
A way to find out the latest information about your reunion.
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
Though Father William Rewak is the University’s newest Chancellor, he navigates the campus as a seasoned veteran. While current students are just beginning to make his acquaintance, many alumni returning to SCU this fall will warmly embrace him as a familiar figure, having attended the university during his years of leadership from 1976 to 1988 and having sat in his English classes during the early 1970’s. As president, Fr. Rewak helped lay the groundwork for many positive changes for the University, from the diverting of the Alameda around campus to the establishment of the Eastside Project to the renaming of Santa Clara University (from University of Santa Clara). Please check out this University Press Release for a more detailed accounting of Fr. Rewak’s many accomplishments.
Praised as a visionary and lauded for his exceptional speaking skills, Fr. Rewak is a wonderful addition to this year’s Grand Reunion schedule. His talk, titled “The University as Prophetic”, will focus on the role of universities as presumed experts on moral issues that emerge in such subjects as economics, medicine, globalization, and technology. Universities are expected to be at the forefront of the discovery and the creation of knowledge and opportunities - Santa Clara is no exception - and we are all implicated in this endeavor: students, faculty, administrators, and alumni. Please join Fr. Rewak for what promises to be a riveting talk, accompanied by a wonderful lunch. We hope to see you there!
Friday, Aug. 10, 2012
We are proud of the fact that SCU’s Grand Reunion provides alumni a plethora of ways to interact meaningfully with the University. Not only can you catch up with classmates and friends at various fun events, but you can also reconnect with the school that served as the home base for your studies.
The College of Arts and Sciences, Leavey School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, and, for the first year, School of Law all invite you to enjoy drinks, appetizers, and the company of current deans, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni on the evening of Saturday, October 13 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. If you are celebrating a reunion this year, these receptions are a great complement to the class parties that come immediately afterward. If you are not in a reunion year, the receptions give you a great reason to come to campus and soak in the festive atmosphere. The deans of the various schools are all eager to welcome you back and update you on what current students are learning. This is a great opportunity for you to either marvel at how far your school has come or grumble about the cool stuff that these kids now have and take for granted.
Don’t miss out on your chance to celebrate this special facet of your Santa Clara journey; we look forward to seeing you!