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Making History

Today, Santa Clara University named Julie H. Sullivan, Ph.D., as its next president, opening a new and exciting chapter in the school’s 171-year long history. The first layperson and first woman to take the helm of SCU, Dr. Sullivan brings strong academic and financial credentials to the post as well as demonstrated faith, a passion for innovation, and an unwavering sense of optimism. Meet our new president »


Alumni News

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Connect and Empower

Bronco Exchange, Student & Alumni Connections is up and running! Hundreds of alumni have enthusiastically joined this one-of-a-kind network. Now students are logging on, looking to build relationships and launch their careers. Be the Bronco in their corner. Sign up or sign on to give advice, offer support, and begin a life-changing conversation.

Empathy Unlocks Opportunity

Motivated by their own challenges, Aliyah Morphis ’17 and Hannah LeBlanc ’19 founded Tress Hair Co. to help women find easy, efficient, and economical solutions to styling and caring for their hair. Through the process, they discovered that effective problem solving is often born of experience and driven by empathy. Read their story »

Talking to Strangers

Why is it hard to approach people we don’t know and why aren’t those interactions always easy? Author Malcolm Gladwell explores the topic in his latest book, “Talking to Strangers.” Grab a copy and join the Alumni Book Club online for what promises to be a timely and compelling discussion. Reading period begins March 18.


Santa Clara Magazine

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In On It

Creative writing professor Kai Harris’ first book, an exploration of Black girlhood at its most traumatic and most ordinary, is also the first novel for writer and comedian Phoebe Robinson’s new imprint, Tiny Reparations Books.

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A Pandemic Family

Growing a family amid a pandemic changes the kind of support new parents can depend on, upending traditions yet bringing surprise benefits too. Shayla Dinning ’13 and Neal Dinning ’12 find ways to bridge those gaps »


Virtual Events

Mar
9
Alumni Book Club Author Talk with Charles Yu

“Interior Chinatown” author Charles Yu answers questions and discusses his writing in a Live Virtual Q&A. Open to everyone.

Mar
16
Seeking and Giving Grief Support

Join Gracelyn Bateman ’12, author and co-founder of Luna Peak Foundation, for a Bronco Expert Series discussion on how to navigate life after loss.

Mar
23
Ignatian Spirituality Reflection Evening

Take part in a virtual evening of prayer and reflection with Kelly Barnes ’86, M.A. ’12 and learn to see God in all things.

Apr
26
Finding Happiness in the Hybrid Work World

In this upcoming Bronco Expert Series event, career coach Jill Klees ’95 shares tips on how to find joy at work and boost your well-being in the process.


University News

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Community Impact

Back home in the Philippines, Gino Herbosa ’23 dedicated time each Christmas to serving those living in poverty around Manila. Now, he and fellow members of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi are bringing that tradition to SCU. In partnership with Veggielution, they're working to fight food insecurity in East San Jose. Find out how »

Space Ethics

Visions of cities built in space are tantalizing and, to some, feel like a vital next step, but the journey to “the final frontier” is not without its problems. Brian Patrick Green of SCU’s Markkula Center explores the ethics of space in an Illuminate blog »

Retire Those Fears

Many retirees worry they haven’t saved enough to live out their lives comfortably. But, according to finance professor Meir Statman, “the drumbeat of ‘retirement crisis’ is much too loud.” Find out why »


Alumni Benefits

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Create lasting connections with your SCU friends and colleagues with help from Alumni Association social channels. Follow us on your favorite platforms to stay connected to each other, hear about the latest happenings at your alma mater, and feel the nostalgia of #beautifulscu.

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University Credit Union knows that sometimes financial issues arise, and they want to ease the burden. Therefore, they are eliminating overdraft fees for good. This is just one of the many ways that UCU gives their members a financial advantage. Learn more and join today!

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