Alumni Association

  • The $1 million question

    The $1 million question

    Can SCU alumni win the university’s first-ever challenge grant?

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Range of motion

    Range of motion

    Misha Patel Bechtolsheim ’05 studied business and dance at SCU but assumed they were mutually exclusive. She soon learned otherwise.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • The mountains we climb

    The mountains we climb

    Courage, confidence, and a good trail guide are all invaluable. Bryan Neider ’78 found all three at Santa Clara.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Joe Frontiera ’97 weighs in on how to turn losers into winners, Lewis Buzbee ’79 concocts a time-traveling tale involving Mark Twain, and more offerings of fiction and non-fiction from alumni.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Burning bright

    Burning bright

    From building bonfires to businesses, Hall Evans ’51 understands why it's important to support a bright idea.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Obituaries

    Obituaries

    Remembering Michael Anthony Sweeney, Leonard Napolitano ’51, and others.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • The play's the thing

    The play's the thing

    Kurds, Arabs, countrymen: Shakespeare Iraq brings the Bard to Ashland like you’ve never heard him. And you can thank Peter Friedrich '91.

    Winter 2013

  • Twice as sweet

    Twice as sweet

    Celebrating 75 years of back-to-back victories in the Sugar Bowl

    Winter 2013

  • American legend. Alaskan icon. Santa Clara treasure.

    American legend. Alaskan icon. Santa Clara treasure.

    Before Steve Nash. Before Leon Panetta. Before Brandi Chastain. There was Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J.

    Winter 2013

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    James W. Douglass '60 researches the murder of Gandhi, Joe Wolff '67, M.A. '72 offers up a delectable guide to the cafes of San Francisco, Gary Keister '62 summons up the landscapes and seascapes of the Northwest, and more.

    Winter 2013

Winter 2014

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Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.