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Happy, Hopeful New Year

Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021! Last year was r-o-u-g-h, but brighter days are ahead. We’re approaching the new year with hope and optimism and thinking of all the great things we look forward to doing. Watch to find out what we’ve been dreaming of for 2021 (hint: it involves seeing you back on campus!)


Alumni News

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Agent of Change

“If you can't fly, run; if you can't run, walk; if you can't walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.” Following a life-altering stroke, Alumni Association Board of Directors member Sal Valdez ’78 found motivation in these words by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now he’s making every moment count with acts of service in his community. As we begin a new year, be inspired by his story »

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Reading Resolution

Celebrate the New Year by adding reading to your list of must-do activities. Join the Alumni Book Club and discover a community of enthusiastic Bronco readers. Grab a copy of Maria Konnikova’s award-winning book “The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.” Sign into our exclusive online forum Jan. 7 - March 4 to gain special insight and share your thoughts.

Making it Right

Nearly 20 years ago, sports agent Bill Duffy ’82 made a mistake—he failed to notify the Miami Heat that his client, NBA player Anthony Carter, wanted to exercise his player option to stay in Miami. It’s an oversight that cost Carter nearly $3 million. Duffy not only made his player whole, he preserved a relationship and a business built on trust. Find out what happened »

Advancing Racial Justice

Over the past six months, the Alumni Association has taken meaningful steps to build a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive alumni family. To that end, we created an extensive website to share updates and available resources. Our efforts dovetail with Santa Clara University’s commitment to advancing racial justice on campus—a commitment that can be tracked through a comprehensive dashboard developed by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Last Call for Nominations

Do you have ideas about how we can better serve our Bronco community? The Alumni Association Board of Directors needs your creativity, spirit, and dedication. Submit your self-nomination by Jan. 17 to get involved.


Spiritual Growth

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A Star Beckons

Just before Christmas, Jupiter and Saturn conjoined in near perfect alignment—a celestial phenomenon dubbed “the Christmas star” by many. In his most recent reflection, Jesuit Alumni liaison Art Liebscher, S.J. ’69, M. Div. ’84 JST, S.T.M. ’86 JST contemplates the connections between this heavenly event and the story of the Magi »


Santa Clara Magazine

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Engineers Represent!

SCU students uncover ways to build a more inclusive engineering field by learning from each other, alumni, experts and their peers at other colleges and universities.

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Salvē, World

Classics students learn Latin by traveling to Ancient Rome. Virtually, that is, thanks to programs designed right here at Santa Clara. See how tech meets liberal arts »


Virtual Events

Jan
12
Fireside Chat with LSB Professor Chris Paisley

Join the Indian alumni community and Professor Chris Paisley for a virtual discussion moderated by Vishal Verma ’97.

Jan
13
Virtual Examen with Fr. Jack Tracey ’77

Pray the Ignatian Examen with the thoughtful and compassionate guidance of Jack Tracey S.J., ’77.

Jan
21
Expert Series: Self-Care and Mental Wellness

Broncos who are trained therapists and wellness professionals share ways to manage stress and reduce anxiety.

Feb
11
Expert Series: Beer Education

Celebrate San Francisco Beer Week with Broncos in the industry! Learn tips about tasting and selecting the best beers for you.

Mar
4
Expert Series: Decluttering Your Love Life

Candice Jalili ’15, author of “Just Send the Text,” shares steps for letting go of dating-related stress and anxiety.


University News

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Lessons in Gratitude

Gratitude: it’s a simple concept with a powerful effect. Hooria Jazaieri, assistant professor of management in the Leavey School of Business, explains why the joy inherent to being thankful is exactly what so many of us need in a year like this. Gain insight through Illuminate »

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New Leader for Law

SCU has named Michael J. Kaufman, a nationally renowned educator and scholar, as dean of the School of Law. A successful dean at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kaufman brings proven leadership and a demonstrated commitment to Jesuit values to the role. Learn more »

Rising in the Ranks

SCU’s Leavey School of Business achieved high marks in The Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2021” list. The Online MBA, which was launched just three years ago, jumped 11 spots to #14 in the annual rankings, earning praise for its rigorous academics and collaborative work environment. Learn more »

A Life Remembered

The University mourns the loss of Jerry Alexanderson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, who passed away Dec. 16. Prof. Alexanderson began his tenure at SCU in 1958 and spent the next 60 years sharing his breadth of knowledge, love of teaching, and passion for mathematics with students and faculty. He will be greatly missed, and his impact on campus will be fondly remembered. Read more »


Alumni Benefits

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Tackle your New Year’s resolutions with Switchboard. Whether you want to coordinate a virtual knitting club, find a new hiking spot, or anything in between, the Bronco network is here to help. Log on to Switchboard to discover a community of Broncos ready to connect.

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University Credit Union could help you lower your monthly mortgage payment by refinancing to near historically low rates. Now is the time to save! Visit us online to refinance your mortgage today!

 

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