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Fr. O'Brien

Presidential Inauguration

Join the Bronco community Oct. 7­­–13 for a series of events—including a panel discussion with three very impressive young alumni—honoring Santa Clara’s rich history, ambitious future, and commitment to social justice. The celebration culminates with the inauguration of Kevin O’Brien, S.J., as the University’s 29th president, at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11. All are invited to attend. Learn more about this important moment in SCU’s history »

Grand Reunion

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Grow Your Bronco Network

Did you know we have more than 30 regional chapters (both domestic and international!), five identity-based groups, and four professional networking groups worldwide? Join one of our group events at Grand Reunion and stop by the Bannan Alumni House while you’re on campus to learn more about engagement opportunities in your area.

Alumni News

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Nominate a Stellar Bronco

Broncos worldwide are living SCU values in their daily lives. We need your help identifying the best of the best—those who are serving others and making a difference in their communities. Nominate an exceptional Bronco for the Alumni Awards before Oct. 25 »

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Life Lived with Compassion

He lived a life without direction until a friend introduced him to Catholicism. Now, more than 60 years later, Gary Smith, S.J. ’60 spends his days practicing “radical compassion,” serving God, ministering to those in need, and finding Christ in unexpected ways. Read his moving story »

Remembering Loved Ones

Throughout November the Santa Clara community honors the lives and memories of those who are dear to us. We invite you to share the names of friends and family members who have passed so they may be included in the Mission Church’s Book of Names. Names should be submitted by Oct. 26.

Jesuit Alumni Mass

Each year the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities celebrates Mass around the country and brings Jesuit alumni and friends together in reflection. Register here to attend Mass near you on Oct. 19-20 and connect with others on a shared journey of spiritual growth.

Next Good Read

Grab a copy of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones this October-December and connect with an engaged community of nearly 1,000 Broncos through our Alumni Book Club. Join the conversation in an online forum, open exclusively to SCU alumni, parents, and friends of the University.

Professor Henry Demmert, Rest in Peace

It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to Henry Demmert ’65, Professor Emeritus in the Leavey School of Business. An accomplished scholar, teacher, and proud father, Professor Demmert served SCU for more than 40 years. Read more in University President Kevin O’Brien’s thoughtful message »

Santa Clara Magazine

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Protecting the Heart

To grow the Mission campus, we must care for the thing unchanging at its center. Take a journey through the restoration of Mission Santa Clara de Asís with those charged with its care.

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Dear Reader

Huda Al-Marashi ’98 penned a new book telling the story of her marriage putting culture and family—Muslim Americans—front and center. Catch up on her work before she visits campus in November.

Alumni Events

Mission Campus: First Friday Mass and Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch at the Bannan Alumni House following noon Mass in the Mission.

Santa Clara Valley: Silicon Valley Pig Jig Volunteer Opportunity

Support NephCure Kidney International by volunteering at the Second Annual Silicon Valley Pig Jig.

Mission Campus: The Bronco Experience—Living SCU Values in the Real World Panel

In celebration of the inauguration of Kevin O’Brien, S.J., Grant Chou ’17, Judith Martinez ’14, and Sonia Suri ’13 take part in a panel moderated by Associated Student Government President Sahil Sagar ’20.

Santa Clara Valley: SCUBBA and Real Estate Groups Breakfast and Campus Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Santa Clara’s latest campus construction properties.

Los Angeles: Red Mass

Join University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., for this annual Mass.

Mission Campus: Day of Reflection

Mindfulness and Ignatian spiritual tradition will be highlighted in a retreat led by SCU English professors Diane Dreher and Juan Velasco.

University News

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Looking Forward

In his Convocation address, University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., shared his thoughts on the coming year and reflected on the core tenets that make Santa Clara special: the people, the impact, and the mission. Watch to learn more »

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Elevated Rank

Santa Clara placed in the top 15 percent (No. 54) among nearly 400 national-level universities in its debut appearance in U.S. News & World Report’s National Universities category! Find out what other top marks SCU received »

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An All-Female First at SCU

Never before in the history of Santa Clara University have women held all six academic leadership positions! These accomplished deans approach their work through an inspiring lens of innovation, and they are sure to make a significant impact at SCU. Find out more in Santa Clara Magazine or wish them well on Facebook »


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