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Broncos Who Inspire Us

At the 2017 President’s Dinner, more than 350 members of the Bronco family came together for a remarkable evening honoring Alumni Award recipients and President’s Club members, including a special recognition of the Founder's Society. Share in the delight of the evening with a look at photos from the event, and watch videos to learn about the incredible impact our award recipients continue to have on SCU and beyond.

Congratulations to our 2017 Alumni Award recipients:

  • Ignatian Award: Jeff Miller ’73, MBA ’76 and Andrew Kryder ’74, MBA/J.D. ’77
  • Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award: Larry (’63) and Maureen (’65) Specchierla
  • Paul L. Locatelli, S.J. Award: Issac Vaughn ’84 and Maria Nash Vaughn ’86

Alumni News

Losing a Basketball Legend

We say goodbye to one of our all-time greats, the late Ken Sears ’55, member of the 1952 Final Four team who twice earned West Coast Conference Player of the Year. He was inducted into the Santa Clara Athletics Hall of Fame and had his jersey retired in January 2008. Read more »

Chastain Makes Headlines

Brandi Chastain ’91 was recently inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, which received widespread media attention including KGO radio, The Mercury News, U.S. News & World ReportSFGate, and ESPN. Congrats Brandi!

Contest: Submit Your Ideas for a New "Rally Song"

Members of SCU’s Associated Student Government are inviting all Broncos, both past and present, to help further enrich our musical traditions, which currently comprise our current Alma Mater and SCU Fight Song, among others. Learn more about the Rally Song contest by visiting the contest Facebook page »

SCU Alumni Webinar: Work Re-imagined

Portfolio careers, flexibility, and work-life balance all have the same thing in common—they do not follow the traditional nine-to-five grind AND they increase our job happiness. Join us live on June 7 to hear tips on how to increase your job happiness from career and wellness guru Jill Klees, M.A. ’95 and get answers to your questions on the topic during this interactive webinar, exclusively for Broncos. Spaces are limited, register today »

Give Graduating Broncos Advice on Switchboard

Graduation is right around the corner and students are looking for jobs and career advice. Will you help? Sign up or log in to support a Bronco in need:

Illuminate: SCU’s Thought Leader Blog

The Science of Great Sleep

In this special 2-part series, we hear from two Illuminate thought leaders about sleep. Professor Phil Kesten shares the hard science behind sleep and sleep troubles and Professor Thomas Plante, a health and clinical psychologist, provides a few soft-science tips on health behaviors that can improve sleep.


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“The iPhone Will Bomb” – Why Predicting the Value of Innovation Is Hard

By Christopher Kitts
Why is it so hard to predict the success of new innovations? Inventions such as the telephone, computer, and radio were all predicted to fail. Professor Kitts explains »

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Can You Reduce Stress with a Minimalist Life?

By Kelly Crowley ’99
“It’s no surprise that minimalism is trending right now. When the outside world is chaotic and crazy, who wants to come home to chaos and possessions that spark guilt or anxiety?” Read more from Kelly »

Santa Clara Magazine


Two new poems for our readers from U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. Hear him speak at SCU’s undergrad commencement in June.

Winning the Pulitzer

Tatiana Sanchez ’10 got her start in journalism courses and The Santa Clara student newspaper before going on to win a Pulitzer Prize. Read her story »

Alumni Events

Stockton AFO: Sort at Food Bank

Volunteer to help sort donations gathered by postal workers for “Stamp Out Hunger,” the nation’s largest one-day food drive.

Chicano Latino Alumni Group: Dia de Los Niños

Celebrate with a fun afternoon of activities for children and a chance to reconnect with fellow Bronco families.

SCUBBA Brewery Tour and Social

Network and mingle with Broncos from the construction industry.

Washington, D.C.: AFO at Capital Area Food Bank

Join fellow Broncos to sort food for those in need.

Black Alumni Group: Family BBQ

Join us for a fun, family friendly afternoon including food, drinks, music, and games for children.

Bay Area: How to Have a Job That Isn’t Work

Join SCU psychology professor Thomas Plante for a discussion on strategies to maximize satisfaction and happiness in your work life.

University News

New Dean Appointed to SCU’s School of Engineering

Alfonso Ortega, Ph.D., the James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology at Villanova University, has been appointed the next dean of the School of Engineering and the John M. Sobrato Professor, effective Aug. 1. Santa Clara University will benefit greatly from his passion for engineering education, deep embrace of the School’s Jesuit Catholic mission, and vast administrative experience. Learn more about Professor Ortega »

What You Practice Grows Stronger

Counseling psychology professor Shauna Shapiro, a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert, was featured on Mindful for her focus on and practice of mindfulness that she presented in a TEDx Talk this past fall. Watch her presentation »

Sprinksgiving: A Day of Gratitude and Donor Appreciation

Students celebrated donors who’ve made a big impact on their SCU experience at last week’s annual Sprinksgiving event. Broncos showed gratitude with personal notes thanking donors for their generosity in funding scholarships, immersion trips, student organizations, and more. Check out a highlights video »

A Solution to Food Insecurity?

With a $15,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the SCU Leavey School of Business continues its research into food insecurity and determines ways to combat it. Read more »

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