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Last Chance to Register

It’s not too late to register for virtual Grand Reunion, no matter what your class year is. This Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, take part in a host of fun events, from class gatherings to spiritual offerings and community-wide conversations. We may not be able to gather in person, but we can always come together as Broncos. (And don’t worry, we’re planning to bring back the campus celebration again next year!)


Alumni News

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A First in California

Governor Gavin Newsom ’89 made history yesterday when he nominated Martin Jenkins ’77 to California’s Supreme Court. Upon confirmation, Jenkins will become the first openly gay and third Black man to serve on the state’s high court. With a reputation for “fortitude and fairness,” he brings decades of experience to the bench. Read more »

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An Essential Pivot

When shelter-in-place orders were issued last March, Larry Nally ’78 had a choice: close his apparel business or re-envision its future. Realizing he and his partners had both the talent and materials to address a growing public need, they launched DistanZ Masks. Discover how the move transformed their business from luxury to essential »

The Power of Uncertainty

No one enjoys uncertainty, but it can be a powerful motivator. Melody Yang ’20 came to the U.S. on an F1 student visa. Now she works as a software engineer at Apple. Learn how harnessing uncertainty drove Melody to achieve beyond expectation »

Up Next for Alumni Book Club

Looking for an incredible story to whisk you away to another time? Join the Alumni Book Club as we begin reading Min Jin Lee’s award-winning novel, Pachinko. Read it at your own pace, then sign into our private online forum and share your thoughts with fellow Broncos.

New: Identity-based Alumni Community Groups

Our identity-based communities now include Native American and Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) alumni groups. These groups can help alumni connect around shared cultural, racial, or personal identities and offer opportunities to network, socialize, and honor shared heritage and experiences. Learn more about all of our groups »


Santa Clara Magazine

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The Gifts We Give

Sacrifice, given willingly and with love, makes us human—and is what might get us through these troubling times. Explore how sacrifice makes everything from music to sports to maybe even survival possible »

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Spread Out: Good Works

How do we engage in social justice while social distancing? Read on and discover how SCU’s Ignatian Center is attempting to solve this riddle with students working online for a better world.


Virtual Events

Oct
8
Fireside Chat with Naren Agrawal, Interim Dean of LSB

Learn about the latest at the Leavey School of Business from Interim Dean Naren Agrawal.

Oct
8
Grand Reunion: Bronco Pantry Food Drive

Help support a Bronco in need with a donation to the virtual Bronco Pantry Food Drive.

Oct
9
Grand Reunion: Cheers Wars—Beer vs. Wine

Grab a glass and join Lee Nordlund ’80 for an insightful discussion of the intertwined history of beer and wine at SCU.

Oct
10
Grand Reunion: Barre Sculpt Fitness Class

Join Sonia Li ’00 for a fun and exhilarating fitness class that blends barre, Pilates, strength and flexibility training.

Nov
12
Expert Series: Essential Oils Workshop and Vinyasa Yoga

Join us for the first event in our “Bronco Experts” series. Caitlin Burn ’16 talks about the health benefits of essential oils then leads a flow-style Yoga class.


University News

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Top Marks

Santa Clara ranked No. 53 of nearly 400 national-level universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” edition. SCU was also lauded for its excellence in undergraduate teaching, undergraduate business, and for its computer science and engineering programs. Discover more »

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Incoming

The Class of 2024 brings an impressive group of students to SCU. A violinist from Parker, Colorado; an aspiring computer engineer from Jakarta, Indonesia; a champion soccer player from Tumon, Guam; and triplets from Redondo Beach, California. Discover more about this trio and our other newest Broncos »

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Inside Look

Santa Clara University Director of Athletics Renee Baumgartner offers viewers a look inside the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center. As the building nears completion, Baumgartner previews some of its most impressive spaces and features. In her words, “Dreams really do come true.” Watch now »

tUrn and Lean In

For Kristin Kusanovich ’88 of SCU’s Department of Theater and Dance, moving from the arts to climate action is a natural leap. The arts can motivate people and inspire creative thinking. Last year, she launched tUrn, a weeklong intensive program of activities in April and October that fuse art and action. Learn about the origins of tUrn and tune in Oct 12-17 for this year’s events »


Alumni Benefits

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It's a great time to stock up on selections from the Mission Wine Collection! We’re offering free shipping when you buy a case of wine, or just $15 for half a case (mix and match). Purchase today!

 

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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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