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Investing in Our Students

Father Engh's New Year's message invited the SCU community to "reinvest in our faith in humanity," but what does faith really mean? Faith is often expressed with a range of words: commitment, steadfastness, solidarity, and being loyal to someone. When faith is at work, we call it "mercy." Mercy is what happens when people are treated by others as if they were members of one family. It involves generous perspectives, and more importantly, hope-filled action.

Father Engh asks us to reinvest, and at the Ignatian Center our primary investment is our students. The stories in this newsletter attest that our investment - yours and mine - in who our students will become and the human family they belong to and serve, is already showing good yields. The Ignatian Center invests in merciful faith; we have every reason to be hopeful about future dividends – here, there, and everywhere.

Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.
Executive Director


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Humanizing Homelessness

Mandi Sit '20 first encountered the Ignatian Center when she decided to sign up for the San Jose First-Year Immersion trip the summer before starting at Santa Clara University. To find out how that trip as well as her two additional immersion experiences have had such an impact on her time at SCU, read Mandi's interview.

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The most recent recipient of the Ignatian Center’s Spohn Fellowship is well-deserving Bronco, Nick Spragg ’20. A Humanitarian Business Development and Art History major, Nick is in the University’s honors program, a Johnson Scholar, president of SCU TedX, an SCU Ambassador, and a former Jean Donovan Fellow. Read about his time in Uganda in his Spohn Fellowship Journal.

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Immersion Reflections

Immersion experiences allow participants to see the world with new eyes, recognize the unjust suffering of marginalized communities, and use those experiences to inform their vocational discernment. This past winter break, participants visited San Francisco, East Los Angeles, Tacoma Washington, New Orleans, and Ecuador on Immersion trips. To learn how these trips impacted the students, read their Immersion Reflections.


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