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Grand Reunion Block Party

Thanks for a Grand Celebration!

Nearly 4,000 of you came from 30 different states and 13 international locations to reunite with your fellow alumni at Grand Reunion! We hope you enjoyed your time reconnecting with your Bronco family, rekindling old memories, and making new ones. If you missed the fun—or simply want to revisit a spectacular event—check out highlights from the weekend. And, don't forget to mark your calendars for next year’s bash Oct. 8-11, 2020!


Alumni News

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Seeking Alumni Leaders

Are you a dedicated Bronco? The Alumni Board of Directors is looking for enthusiastic individuals to help us advance our mission, strengthen our connections within the alumni community, and grow our ties to Santa Clara University. Nominate yourself by Jan. 15, 2020 and help shape our future.

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Bronco Changemakers

During the weeklong celebration of the inauguration of University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., three young Broncos—Grant Chou ’17, Judith Martinez ’14, and Sonia Suri ’13—shared how their experiences at SCU fueled their desire to better our world. Watch the panel moderated by ASG president Sahil Sagar ’20.

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Mission Wine and Olive Oil

The latest Mission Wine Collection—and our first-ever olive oil—has been released just in time for the holidays. Sourced from alumni-owned enterprises and selected through a blind tasting, these delicious, custom wines and oil olive are a great addition to any gathering. Order by Nov. 13 to receive yours by Thanksgiving. Proceeds support the Alumni Family Scholarship program.

Receive Daily Advent Prayers in Your Inbox

Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology presents Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Advent Prayer, an online retreat with daily reflections emailed to you each morning beginning Dec. 1. Sign up today »

A Win for the Books

When Sacred Heart upset Palo Alto in volleyball earlier this fall, the cheers weren’t just for the team, but for their coach, Margi Beima ’86, who earned her 500th career win that day. She is only the 15th coach in California—and fourth in the Bay Area—to achieve this feat. “It just proves if you do anything long enough, good things happen.” Read more »


Santa Clara Magazine

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Build a Better Pipeline

Austin Gray ’19 is taking the initiative to increase the presence and confidence of black employees in the Silicon Valley, first through a club on campus and now out in the world. Read his story »

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Find Your Way

“There is a path out there for you; don’t settle.” That’s what the high school principal said to Ann Gonzales-Lindahl ’86, and what inspired her to apply to SCU despite her doubts. Discover more »


Alumni Events

Nov
6
Pasadena: Meet the President

Meet President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., and listen as guest speakers Eric Goldman and Jess Miers ’21 from Santa Clara Law explore questions of internet ethics.

Nov
12
Los Angeles: Alumni for Others

Help prepare and serve meals for families in need at Dolores Mission.

Nov
12
Silicon Valley: Meet the President

Meet President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., and listen as executive director of the Markkula Center Don Heider and KQED President Michael Isip explore the question of ethics in news.

Nov
13
Santa Cruz: Annual Luncheon

Enjoy lunch at Shadowbrook Restaurant and hear about SCU’s latest construction and real estate projects.

Nov
21
Marin: 86th Annual Dinner and Meet the President

Gather with fellow Broncos for a lovely meal and meet SCU’s 29th president, Kevin O’Brien, S.J.


University News

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SCU Embraces 29th President

Santa Clara University celebrated the inauguration of President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., with a week of events honoring the University’s rich history, ambitious future, and commitment to social justice. Watch videos, view photos, and read press from this historic week, including a welcome message from Dr. Melina Johnson ’01, M.A. ’03, president of our Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Help Relieve Food Insecurity for SCU Students

According to Inside Higher Ed, nearly 25% of students in the nation suffer from food insecurity at some point in their college career. Luckily, at SCU the Bronco Food Pantry is here to help, and you can too! Make a difference by donating items from the Amazon Wishlist or send a Target e-gift card to the Office of Student Life (osl@scu.edu) and they’ll make sure it gets to a student in need.

Illuminate: How to Better Manage Stress

Why do some people successfully manage stress while others feel overwhelmed? Recent research says it may be due to hardiness. What is hardiness and how can you strengthen yours? SCU professor of English and positive psychology coach, Diane Dreher, explains »

3 Ways to Improve Our World

In the midst of negative news cycles and seemingly insurmountable problems, SCU psychology professor Thomas Plante outlines three simple steps we can all take to make the world a better place. Find out what they are »

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