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Brent Izutsu

A Historic Year

Alumni Association National President Brent K. Izutsu ’05 expresses gratitude as he reflects on a particularly productive year for the Board of Directors and the association, including new international chapters, an LGTBQ+ identity group, a resolution on diversity and inclusion, and a new strategic direction. Read Brent’s letter »

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Welcome to the Alumni Family!

Join us in welcoming the class of 2017 to the Alumni Association. Relating to the undergraduate celebration: check out the commencement recap, photos from the ceremony and graduation picnic; peruse social media highlights; watch U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera deliver a commencement poem; and learn what valedictorian Erika Francks ’17 had to say. On the graduate level: former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 told law grads to defend the rule of law—and stand up for truth; read highlights from the Jesuit School of Theology commencement; and watch the graduate commencement video.

Alumni News

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Real Estate Momentum

You asked. We listened. Based on feedback from our Alumni Attitudes Survey and alumni influencers, we're announcing an SCU Real Estate Industry Group. Keep an eye out for opportunities to expand your network, mentor students, and develop professionally. Join us »

Diversity Speakers

Promoting Diversity 

On June 28, the Alumni Association hosted a webinar to update Broncos on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and resulting taskforce. Listen to what our impressive panelists had to say about this important campus topic and hear alumni questions answered.

Building the Class of 2021

A special shout-out to this year’s New Student Welcome Program volunteers, who connected with thousands of incoming students to answer questions and welcome them to the Bronco family. The Santa Clara community is stronger through the generosity of your time and the sincerity of your outreach. More ways to get involved »

What Did You Do After Graduation? 

Our newest alumni family members are looking for advice! Are you willing to talk to recent graduates about your journey beyond SCU? Post an offer on Switchboard. Not on our newest platform? Sign up today to ask, offer, and connect with the SCU community.

In Case You Missed It: How to Have a Job That Isn’t Work

Santa Clara University psychology professor Thomas Plante discussed strategies to maximize satisfaction and happiness in your work life with alumni on the peninsula recently. Missed the event? Catch the recording now!

President's Message

Fr. Engh's Summer Reads

What’s on your summer reading list? University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., plans to consume the following literature:

  • Upstream: Selected Essays, by Mary Oliver
  • Applied Wisdom: Bad News Is Good News and Other Insights to Help Anyone Be a Better Manager, by James C. Morgan
  • How to Care for Aging Parents, by Virginia Morris
  • Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, by Thomas Friedman
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight
  • Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America, the Colonial Experience, by Kevin Starr
  • Toward God: The Ancient Wisdom of Western Prayer, by Michael Casey

Illuminate: SCU's Thought Leader Blog

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Filtering Political Discussions through Civility, Compassion, and Common Good

By Thomas Plante
“Treating all persons with dignity and respect, regardless of who they are and what their perspective might be on politics or anything else, is critical to a well-functioning society and community.” Thomas Plante explains »

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Unconscious Bias in Professional Coaching

By Kelly Crowley ’99
Why has the percentage of women coaches in the NCAA plummeted since 1974? Are men and women coaches held to different performance standards or behavior expectations? Kelly Crowley ’99 explores »

Santa Clara Magazine


Best Academic Library

SCU’s Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library earned the 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Find out what makes it No. 1.

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On the Road

For men’s basketball Coach Herb Sendek and crew, summer is a time to build the program for the future.

Alumni Events

San Diego: Night at the Padres

Join our pregame festivities at the Park Lofts and then we’ll walk over to catch the Padres vs. Giants action.

Sacramento: Santa Claran of the Year

Honor Connie Koppes ’69, a leader in service to Santa Clara University, the Sacramento chapter, and the community.

Portland: SCU Family & Friends Polo Match

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and kick up a divot at the Hidden Creek Polo Club.

University News

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New Season Available!

Join SCU’s Ignatian Center for season two of its INTEGRAL podcast, which engages questions of economic justice across the domains of politics, technology, education, and society. Is an economy of the common good possible? Listen now »

Miranda Bartosz

What I Learned in Ethics

Hackworth Fellow Miranda Bartosz ’17 asked graduating seniors to identify life lessons they learned in their ethics classes and how they might bring those insights into their lives beyond Santa Clara University. Hear what she uncovered »


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Eric Hanson - Rest in Peace

With deep sadness we share the news that Eric O. Hanson, the Patrick A. Donohoe, S.J., Professor in Political Science, died last Friday, July 7, after a five-month struggle with illness. He served the University superbly in many roles over his 41 years here. Read more »

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