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Carol Dunn Thornton

Carol Dunn Thornton
Carol Dunn Thornton

Graduation Year: 2007

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

Current Residence: San Jose, CA

Major at Santa Clara: Graduate - Pastoral Ministries

Occupation: Retail Consultant and Merchandise Manager/Lay Minister in Catholic Parishes

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Favorite memory from Santa Clara 

  • Meeting people from all over the diocese, state, and world in the Pastoral Ministries Graduate Program.
  • "Break Time" during each evening class when students from multiple GPPM classes would meet in the hallway for a hearty snack (dinner for some!), conversation, and camaraderie.

Extracurricular activities while a student at SCU

  • Not applicable as I was working full time in a Parish and had a family at the time of my studies.

My hobbies and interests

  • Family and Friends
  • Reading
  • Service Projects
  • Time spent Outdoors

Things I am good at...

  • Working with people - welcome, listening, finding common ground, and sharing unique gifts of each member of a group
  • Organizing and implementation of projects
  • Building consensus

Expertise that I have acquired in my life and career that I bring to my term of service on the SCU Alumni Board

  • Areas listed above plus my Catholic Faith lived and learned - fundamental belief in the Dignity of each Human Person, the Great Double Commandment, and that all is a gratuitous gift from God.