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Just Keep Swimming

John Torrey ’93, president of SCU's Alumni Association Board of Directors, looks at the year ahead and outlines four key ways to activate our alumni community through fostering school spirit, growing alumni engagement, renewing focus on diversity and inclusion, and building our alumni network.

Alumni News

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Nominate a Bronco

Many in our Bronco family are serving their communities. We need your help identifying the best of the best. Nominate a fellow Bronco for the prestigious Alumni Awards by Friday, Oct. 20.

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Month of Remembrance

Join the Santa Clara community this November to honor the lives and memories of friends and family. Submit the names of loved ones before Oct. 26 to be included in the Book of Names in the Mission Church.

President's Message

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In his annual Convocation address, University President Michael E. Engh, S.J., commends faculty and staff, recounts University accolades, reflects on progress made, considers the challenges ahead, and looks toward a bright and inclusive future. Peruse the highlights, watch the video, or read his full remarks.

Illuminate: SCU's Thought Leader Blog

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Is Facebook the New Rorschach?

By Thomas G. Plante
“People often don’t truly realize how they reveal themselves on Facebook with their posts, comments, and shared material.” Read why psychology professor Thomas Plante wonders if Facebook is the new projective test »

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Want to Work at a Startup? Read This First

By Dean Ku M.A. ’09
Working for a successful startup unquestionably comes with a bit of luck. Beyond that, however, your alumni career counselor Dean Ku M.A. ’09 shares several resources to evaluate startup career opportunities »

Santa Clara Magazine

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Time for a Big Shift

We work and save for decades. And then what? Behavioral finance expert Meir Statman writes about aging, providing for future generations, and the tough transition many face.

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Courage Central

September 1957, Little Rock, Arkansas. Nine African-American kids wanted to go to school. The 101st Airborne was sent there to help. Marty Sammon ’56, MBA ’63 tells the story.

Alumni Events

Sacramento: Alumni for Others at St. John’s Program for Change

Help make Halloween fun for women and children in need.

Seattle: Wealth Management 101

Learn to manage your finances with the help of Brighton Jones advisors.

San Francisco: Alumni for Others at SF Food Bank

Give back to the community by helping sort food donations.

Chicago: Santa Clara Magazine LIVE

Learn about exciting innovations from SCU thought leaders and hear from accomplished journalist Michael Malone ’75, MBA ’77.

New York: St. Patrick's Cathedral Tour and Mass

Join Dorian Llywelyn, S.J., executive director of the Ignatian Center, for a tour of this iconic church.

University News

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Still Top Notch

SCU continues to hold rank as the No. 2 regional university in the West according to U.S. News & World Report. Find out how else we earned high marks »

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Welcome Class of 2021

There are new Broncos in town, and they’re an impressive group. (Would you expect anything less?!) Discover more about the largest class in SCU’s history »

Delayed Justice

Santa Clara University School of Law’s Northern California Innocence Project wins a client exoneration, using a law they helped make happen. Read the incredible story »

Toward a More Ethical Silicon Valley

Three decades ago, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics began to build a strong ethical voice in the midst of a fast-growing hub of innovation. Today, the tenets of ethical decision making championed by the center are increasingly visible in Silicon Valley and beyond. Find out more about the Markkula Center’s drive to inform a more ethical Valley as well as a new initiative focused on free speech and civil discourse.

Celebrate Top Teaching

As each new academic year begins, SCU celebrates outstanding professors and the myriad ways in which they help shape the University. Learn about the awards and the faculty who earned recognition »

Five Hallmarks of Strong Leadership

After examining thousands of experiences over decades of research, professor of management Barry Z. Posner and coauthor James M. Kouzes have identified five key behaviors of strong leaders. Find out what they are and how you can embody these practices »


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