SCM Summer 2016

Summer 2016

Come Together: Memories of a visit from a modern saint and how her lessons still guide us today.

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  • Mission Critical

    Mission Critical

    When three students fell ill from meningitis-causing bacteria, it meant the clock was ticking—and to get through this, it would take everybody’s help.

    Summer 2016



    Profiles of Santa Clara athletes and coaches, tales of teams from yesterday and today. Go Broncos!


    Academics & Research

    Explore teaching and scholarship at SCU, including research done by students: from controlling a NASA satellite to studying the effects of climate change or looking at grotesque advertising.


    Books & Arts

    Books, music, and art from Santa Clara faculty, students and alumni. Featuring slideshows and podcasts.


    The University Today

    Wondering what that new building is? Curious about the strategic plan? Get the latest news from around the Mission Campus.


    History & Traditions

    Snapshots and stories from the past that have shaped the Santa Clara of today.



    From high-tech to entrepreneurial endeavors, here are projects and ideas with roots in the Mission Campus.


    Current Events

    Stories that connect to the big conversations we're having as a society, or should be having.


    Service & Spirituality

    Matters of faith, social justice, and the stuff at the heart of a Jesuit education.

  • Make Things Happen

    Make Things Happen

    Heidi Williams, 4 Oct 2016

    Inspired by the late “Professor Jimmy” Reites, S.J., members of the SCU chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent the summer in Rwanda, helping locals with a more efficient method of producing roofing tiles.

  • Bursting with Broncos

    Bursting with Broncos

    Deborah Lohse, 27 Sep 2016

    Meet Onerent, a startup that took advantage of every entrepreneurial opportunity at Santa Clara University—and now over half the company is Broncos.

  • Power Tip

    Power Tip

    Matt Morgan, 20 Sep 2016

    A historic start of the season for Santa Clara volleyball

  • Playing to Learn

    Playing to Learn

    BizEd Staff, 13 Sep 2016

    Leavey School professor Hersh Shefrin uses a self-created simulation to help students improve their decision-making skills.

  • The Best Rugby Team Ever

    The Best Rugby Team Ever

    Sam Scott ’96, 9 Aug 2016

     When Rudy Scholz and Santa Clara teammates won Olympic Gold—twice. 

  • The Road to Rio

    The Road to Rio

    Matt Morgan, 1 Aug 2016

    After an amazing 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup win, Julie Johnston ’14 is on the way to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

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  • Allison Kopf '11

    Allison Kopf '11, CEO of Agrilyst, won the $50,000 grand prize at TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield.

  • Maria Evans '81

    Maria Evans '81 was named Principal of the Year and bestowed an Excellence in Education award by the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

  • Stephen Sifferman ’93, M.S. ’98

    Stephen Sifferman ’93, M.S. ’98 received the SCU School of Engineering's 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

  • Tony Scott J.D. ’92

    Tony Scott J.D. ’92 is the new United States chief information officer and administrator of OMB’s Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology.

  • Francisco Jiménez ’66

    Napa County Reads has selected the autobiographic stories by Francisco Jiménez ’66 for its literacy program with middle school students.

  • Mike Cummins ’79

    Mike Cummins ’79 has joined the San José State University baseball program as the team’s volunteer assistant coach.

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