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A Virtual Success!

The gatherings were virtual but the Bronco love shone through! More than 400 alumni from 23 states and 12 countries joined Grand Reunion to catch up with classmates and connect with SCU. If you couldn’t make it, or just want to relive the fun, you can tune into the recorded sessions. And, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Oct. 7-10, 2021—especially if you graduated in a year ending in 0,1, 5 or 6. We plan to reunite in person and enjoy twice the Grand Reunion fun.


Alumni News

2020 Alumni Board of Directors

Seeking Dedicated Broncos

No matter where you are in the world, you can help be the voice of your fellow alumni at SCU. The Alumni Board of Directors is looking for enthusiastic Broncos to help us advance our mission, strengthen our connections, and grow our ties to Santa Clara University. Raise your hand by Jan. 17, 2021 to help make a difference for our alumni family.

Mission Wine Collection

Cheers to the Holidays

This holiday season, savor a glass from the Mission Wine Collection and support the Alumni Family Scholarship program. Sourced from alumni-owned enterprises, these delightful, custom wines are a great addition to any gathering. Order by November 12 to receive yours by Thanksgiving. Free shipping included with the purchase of 12 bottles.

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Teaching During COVID-19

Learning looks different this year, not just for students, but for teachers too. Whether they’re instructing college students or kids from K-12, teachers have had to find new ways to connect with their students. Sisters Laura M.A. ’13 and Emma Polden M.A. ’17 discuss how SCU gave them the tools to adapt and innovate during this strange school year »

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

At the Alumni Association, diversity, equity, and inclusion embody who we are, what we do, and who we represent—a diverse Santa Clara University Alumni Family. Learn about ways to get involved, alumni resources, and our continuing efforts »


Spiritual Growth

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Sisters and Brothers All

Today, on Election Day, Alumni Jesuit liaison Art Liebscher, S.J. ’69, M. Div. ’84 JST, S.T.M. ’86 JST, reflects on the path forward. Inspired by Pope Francis’s recent writings, Fratelli tutti, Fr. Liebscher urges us to focus on our common humanity and to remember that our time at SCU taught us not only to embrace what is, but to consider what might be.

Request a Prayer

Tis the season to count our blessings and turn our minds to those in need. Submit a prayer request to the Mission Church Book of Prayers to offer up intentions for yourself or others.

Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Advent Prayers

This Advent season, embark on a spiritual journey alongside members of the Jesuit School of Theology and the SCU community. Receive daily reflections in your inbox throughout Advent (Nov. 29-Dec. 24) as we await the coming of our Savior.


Santa Clara Magazine

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Lessons from Past Dreams

While 2020 may feel singular, it is not the first time Santa Clara University weathered pandemic and natural disasters. Santa Clara Magazine dipped into the archives to see how past Broncos faced challenges »

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The Sacrificial Tweets

A single misstep on social media comes at a high price. And yet we’re being asked to speak up louder and more frequently against injustice. What are we willing to sacrifice to keep posting?


Virtual Events: Bronco Experts

Introducing a new series of virtual programs highlighting the skills and talents of fellow Broncos while bringing fun and informative experiences to alumni wherever they live.

Nov
12
Essential Oils Workshop and Vinyasa Yoga

Caitlin Burns ’16 kicks off the Expert Series with a lesson on essential oils and a flow-style Yoga class.

Dec
9
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Nox Cookies

Up your holiday cookie game with this delightful decorating lesson from Nathan Pendleton ’85, MBA ’89, founder of Nox Cookie Bar.

Jan
21
Self-Care and Mental Wellness

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

Feb
11
Beer Education

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


University News

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Campus to Reopen

With COVID-19 numbers trending favorably in the Santa Clara area, the University looks forward to bringing students back to campus winter quarter. SCU will offer a limited number of in-person undergraduate classes and lower-capacity on-campus housing for students beginning in January. Learn more about what’s ahead as the University prepares to reopen »

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Looking Beyond

As we move past the 2020 election, SCU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Lisa A. Kloppenberg encourages U.S. Jesuit institutions of higher learning to commit to advancing the experience of restorative justice—to refocus on community building, redouble efforts to promote communication, and reaffirm strategies for conflict resolution. Read on »

Building Bridges

Last fall, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion introduced “Community Conversations: Building Bridges at Santa Clara University,” an ongoing series of discussions meant to foster honest, respectful, and meaningful dialogue. Each month alumni, faculty, staff, and students come together to share their thoughts on topics ranging from social justice to wellness. Revisit past conversations and check the calendar for future events »

Discover the Unexpected

Tour the collections of SCU’s de Saisset Museum through two new virtual exhibitions. Explore “Unexpected Perspectives” with interim director Lauren Baines ’08, ’09 for a look inside the museum’s notable photography collection. Then, visit “65 Years and Counting” to learn about the key players, collections, and events that led to the founding of the museum more than six decades ago and its development through the years.


Alumni Benefits

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Don’t just shop local, shop Bronco! If you have gifts to buy for the holidays, why not support a Bronco Business? From wine to wellness and everything in between, you can find a perfect present and help a fellow alumnus, too.

 

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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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