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Bronco Summer Reading Extravaganza

Looking to build your summer reading list? Take inspiration from University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., with six compelling recommendations. Then, check out the Alumni Bookshelf to find captivating reads authored by fellow Broncos. If you’re looking for a way to engage in lively book discussions from the comfort of your home, don’t miss the Alumni Book Club (join now to vote on the next book selection). With so many options, there’s something for everyone. Let your summer reading adventure begin!


Alumni News

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Welcome, Grads!

Congratulations, Class of 2020! Remember, you’re a Bronco for life. Now you belong to a community that is more than 100,000 strong in all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world. No matter where you live, you’re likely to find a Bronco nearby. Start connecting with your Alumni network now » 

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Broncos Take Action

When Sean Kneafsey ’90 and Todd Rahimi ’90 learned their friend Dr. Ted Mikuls ’90 and his team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center needed personal protective equipment (PPE), they knew they had to help. Weeks later, Mikuls received thousands of KN95 masks. See how the Bronco family made it happen »

Expand Your Bronco Community

Did you know we have more than 100 alumni groups? Whether you want to find alumni in your region, network with Broncos in your industry, reconnect with classmates, or join an identity-based group, the SCU alumni family offers plenty of opportunities. Join one of our many Facebook groups and grow your Bronco community.

Global Thought Leader Joins Miller Center

She has spent the last 30 years creating and delivering innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges in more than 45 developing countries. Now, SCU alumna Brigit Helms ’83 is joining SCU as the executive director of the University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Learn more about Helms and her goals for the Center »


Spiritual Growth and Wellness

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Explore Ignatian Spirituality

Take a spiritual journey and experience the exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in a transformative retreat. Let The Ignatian Adventure, written by University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., be your guide. Watch as Fr. O’Brien discusses the Spiritual Exercises. Then, join us on Zoom July 23 at 5 p.m. PDT to learn about the upcoming retreat.

Our Graduates and Our World

As the Class of 2020 exits Santa Clara and begins the next phase of its journey, Alumni Jesuit Liaison and longtime SCU history professor Art Liebscher, S.J. ’69 considers the world that our newest alumni are entering. As they go forward, “the graduates enter a world that needs them and their education more than ever before,” he writes. Read on to discover why finding a path open to conversation, imagination, and great-heartedness is key.


Santa Clara Magazine

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Teaching Teachers A New Way

When schools across the country moved to virtual learning, educators had to grapple with the question of how this pandemic will change the way they teach. Discover how SCU’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology (ECP) is preparing future teachers to transform this challenge into an opportunity.


Virtual Events

Jul
13
Ignatian Yoga at Dusk

Relax and reflect at home with a unique experience that blends yoga and Ignatian Spirituality.

Jul
21
Ignatian Year Jubilee

Join John Mossi, S.J., for a Zoom presentation celebrating the Ignatian Year Jubilee. 


University News

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New VP for Admissions

Veteran admissions leader Eva Blanco Masias M.A. ’11 stepped into the role of Vice President for Enrollment Management on July 1. Previously serving SCU as Dean of Admission, Blanco Masias has been instrumental in raising the University’s visibility and building an increasingly diverse and talented student body. Learn more »

Interim Dean of Business School

This month, Naren Agrawal assumes the role of interim dean of the Leavey School of Business. A member of the SCU faculty since 1992, Agrawal will continue to build on LSB’s upward trajectory with a focus on innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship, ethics, and theory. Read more »

The Challenge of Summer Burnout

School is out, but parental burnout isn’t going away. After months at home with their children—who still can’t participate in their regular extracurricular activities—many parents are wondering how they’ll survive summer. Associate professor of anthropology Robin G. Nelson shares her thoughts in this New York Times story on parental exhaustion and how to keep it at bay.


Alumni Benefits

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During these uncertain times, you can count on the power of the Santa Clara family. Take advantage of the Bronco network through Switchboard, our online engagement platform. Ask for what you need or offer what you have and discover a community of Broncos helping Broncos.

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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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