Alumni News

  • Dueling Pianists

    Dueling Pianists

    Alicia K. Gonzales ’09, 15 Jun 2017

    Finding love at the piano bench: Chris Wemp ’12, M.A. ’18 and Claire Kunkle ’14.

    Summer 2017

  • Muzhik of La Mancha

    Muzhik of La Mancha

    John Deever, 15 Jun 2017

    Mikhail Bulgakov wrote The Master and Margarita and then took on Don Quixote for the stage. Scholar Scott Pollard ’81 explores why—especially at a time when nothing Bulgakov wrote could be published or staged in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

    Summer 2017

  • It’s Not the Holy Spirit

    It’s Not the Holy Spirit

    Cheryl Dumesnil ’91, 15 Jun 2017

    A poem from Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes (University of Pittsburgh Press). Cheryl Dumesnil ’91 will be giving a reading on campus next year.

    Summer 2017

  • Bronco Books

    Bronco Books

    SCM Staff, 15 Jun 2017

    Mike Pereira ’72 on football, surviving cancer, and changing the rules. Cynthia Trenshaw MTS ’98 on ministering to society’s unwanted. Susan Casey ’66 on women heroes of the American Revolution.

    Summer 2017

  • Go Big, Go Home

    Go Big, Go Home

    Matt Morgan, 15 Jun 2017

    Ken Sears ’55 put Santa Clara in the Final Four and became the first basketball player on the cover of Sports Illustrated. After six years as a Knickerbocker and two with the Warriors, he returned to Watsonville and became a different kind of legend.

    Summer 2017

  • A Field of Dreams

    A Field of Dreams

    Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77 , 15 Jun 2017

    A Field of Dreams is what George Chiala ’64 saw when he looked across an unprepossessing 40-acre plot covered with row upon row of jalapeño pepper plants. Commuters racing by on 101 near Morgan Hill likely didn’t see the future he imagined there: a bell tower and ranks of classroom buildings in Mission Revival style. The school’s name: Saint John XXIII College Preparatory High School.

    Summer 2017

  • Larger Than Life

    Larger Than Life

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Jun 2017

    Remembering Kevin Starr, arguably the greatest California historian, period.

    Summer 2017

  • Represent!


    Steven Boyd Saum, 1 Mar 2017

    There’s a new class of legislators in Washington. Sworn in Jan. 3, 2017, the 115th Congress counts 55 California representatives in the House—a few with Santa Clara ties.

    Spring 2017

  • STEM and Her

    STEM and Her

    Matt Morgan, 1 Mar 2017

    Tech firms invest billions in education but miss the mark helping minorities and women enter tech. Janice Zdankus MBA ’93, VP of Quality at Hewlett Packard Enterprises, has a solution.

    Spring 2017

  • How Do They Do It?

    How Do They Do It?

    Alicia K. Gonzales ’09, 1 Mar 2017

    How can social innovators help poor communities with big problems—like lack of HIV/AIDS awareness, or electricity, or even rain? 

    Spring 2017