Alumni Profile

Chuck Blay '65 MBA '69

Last year Chuck Blay '65 MBA '69 became involved with a Jesuit organization, Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality (CISS). It provided just the impetus for him to seek a way to help the less fortunate.

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Lon Normandin '56, Butch Erbst '60, Mel Russi '60, Adolph Quilici '53

For many years, Broncos have been helping serve meals at Martha?s Kitchen in San Jose. On any given Tuesday or Wednesday, there will be a group of SCU alumni behind the counter organizing the meal preparations and directing the other volunteers on getting ready to serve the evening meal.

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Haydee Diaz '96

For the past four years Haydee Diaz ?96 has lived in San Salvador, El Salvador. Her volunteer experience has been focused on dealing with the issue of migration and how to promote policies and programs that will help Salvadorans stay at home instead of making the life-threatening journey to migrate to the U.S. or elsewhere. However, her most recent volunteer program has been the most rewarding to date.

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John Tweten '61

John Tweten '61 joined the Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality program two years ago.

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Francesca McKenzie '09

Francesca McKenzie '09 helps students learn, hands-on, outside of the classroom and rebuild this community.

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Rodger Powers '64

Roger Powers '64 provides support for impoverished communities through ministry organizations.

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Ralph Gomez MBA '74

This past January, my wife Molly and I volunteered to accompany students to a SCU Men?s basketball game. The students from the Sacred Heart Nativity School in San Jose are 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. This was our third year of participating in this event. These boys look forward to coming onto the SCU campus, attending a college game and just having a fun day.

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Robert Kenton '64

Robert Kenton '64 has spent every Wednesday morning since July 2003 at Sacred Heart Community Service Organization. He works in the Pantry making lunches for homeless and hungry customers. Additionally he sorts, packs and distributes food bags to needy families who come to the center to get food for their families.

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Irwin Quinn '50

Irwin Quinn '50 enjoys sparing a couple days a week helping a homeless shelter.

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John Turner '64, MA '72

John Turner '64 used his experience as a high school teacher to volunteer at local reading groups and schools.

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Blake Boznansky '98

Blake Boznansky '98 serves as a positive role model and works one-on-one as a "big brother" for others.

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Julie Mellin '08

Julie Mellin '08 wanted travel experience, but after joining the Peace Corps. she gained much more than that.

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Mayra Contreras '09

Mayra Contreras '09 - As an intern-teacher at Sacred Heart Nativity School, Mayra Contreras ?09 feels she has learned a lot at this learning based community. She started last year by teaching Writing, Literature, Spanish, and P.E. Although the classes were led by a lead teacher, as the year progressed Mayra was able to teach half the class on her own.

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Cathlin Atchison '78

Cathlin Atchison '78 sees firsthand the strong relationship between SCU's alumni and service work.

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Christina Fialho '06

Christina Fialho '06 learned outside of the classroom at SCU and discovered her true calling as a legal advocate for forced immigrants.

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Denise (Lilian) Delong '69

In 2007, Denise(Lilian) Delong ?69 and her husband became involved with American Assistance for Cambodia.

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Fred Lentz '65

After attending Santa Clara, and after retiring from teaching himself, Fred Lentz '65 cofounded a program to help under represented students attend college.

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Robin Hepworth '06

As a voluntneer coordinator, Robin Hepworth '06 works to help undeserved communities from building houses to organizing after school teaching programs.

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Michael Neumann '03

As an engineering student, Michael Neumann was unable to study abroad or take part in University immersion trips to Columbia or El Salvador as some of his classmates did, so when he was finishing up his master?s work and considering what to do next, he ?thought it would be nice to go to another country and learn a new language and culture.?

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Andrew Kok MBA '06

Andrew Kok '06 is a dedicated crew captain of a team that participates in "3 Day for the Cure."

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Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74

Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74 manifests SCU's Jesuit ideology through volunteer outreach.

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Palm Springs Chapter

Twenty alumni in the Palm Springs Chapter gathered for the Alumni for Others (AFO) service project at FIND (Food in Need of Distribution) facility on April 2.

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Christopher Muldoon '02

Christopher Muldoon '02 been a member of the all volunteer Portland Mountain Rescue unit for the last six years. After living in Prague teaching doctors medical English, Chris moved back stateside in 2005. Having been a climber all his life, he was looking for an active mountain rescue community and opportunity to combine his love for climbing with volunteering. Portland Mountain Rescue provided just the program.

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Yasemin Kimyacioglu '08

Giving back: an SCU tradition

Choosing a senior design project provides the perfect opportunity to help.

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Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson '72 is a leading figure in a local education foundation program for inner city students.

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