HighRoadLowRideRicardoCortez’07thoughthe’dbeanengineer.Instead,hemakesarthonoringhisChicanoculture.varhtmlDiv=document.getElementById("rs-plugin-settings-inline-css");varhtmlDivCss=".tp-caption.bighead,.bighead{color:#ffffff;font-size:90px;line-height:82px;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-family:LibreBaskerville;text-decoration:none;background-color:transparent;border-color:transparent;border-style:none;border-width:0px0px0px0px;border-radius:0px0px0px0px}";if(htmlDiv){htmlDiv.innerHTML=htmlDiv.innerHTML+htmlDivCss;}else{varhtmlDiv=document.createElement("div");htmlDiv.innerHTML=""+htmlDivCss+"";document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(htmlDiv.childNodes[0]);}if(setREVStartSize!==undefined)setREVStartSize({c:'#rev_slider_94_1',gridwidth:[1000],gridheight:[500],sliderLayout:'auto'});varrevapi94,tpj;(function(){if(!/loaded|interactive|complete/.test(document.readyState))document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded",onLoad);elseonLoad();functiononLoad(){if(tpj===undefined){tpj=jQuery;if("off"=="on")tpj.noConflict();}if(tpj("#rev_slider_94_1").revolution==undefined){revslider_showDoubleJqueryError("#rev_slider_94_1");}else{revapi94=tpj("#rev_slider_94_1").show().revolution({sliderType:"hero",jsFileLocation:"//magazine.scu.edu/wp-content/plugins/revslider/public/assets/js/",sliderLayout:"auto",dottedOverlay:"none",delay:9000,visibilityLevels:[1240,1024,778,480],gridwidth:1000,gridheight:500,lazyType:"none",parallax:{type:"mouse",origo:"slidercenter",speed:2000,speedbg:0,speedls:0,levels:[2,3,4,5,6,7,12,16,10,50,47,48,49,50,51,55],},shadow:0,spinner:"off",autoHeight:"off",disableProgressBar:"on",hideThumbsOnMobile:"off",hideSliderAtLimit:0,hideCaptionAtLimit:0,hideAllCaptionAtLilmit:0,debugMode:false,fallbacks:{simplifyAll:"off",disableFocusListener:false,}});};/*ENDOFrevapicall*/};/*ENDOFONLOADFUNCTION*/}());/*ENDOFWRAPPINGFUNCTION*/AlumniClassNotes.vc_custom_1548438224880{margin-bottom:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}.vc_custom_1548437992868{margin-top:0px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}GeraldKirrene’57GeraldKirrene’57servedasSCUAlumniAssociationPresidentfrom1973-74.In2001,hereceivedtheLouisI.BannanAward.HemarriedRosemaryReynolds,whomhehadmetatasweet16partyin1951.Formorethan60years,theyhostedspecialoccasionsfortheirlargefamily.Gerald,arealestateagent,volunteeredfor[…]BarryMcCarthy’70JD’75Whetherontheplayground,intheclassroom,onthegolfcourse,orinthecourtroom,BarryMcCarthy’70JD’75shined.Everythinghedid,hedidwell.Barry’slawpracticespannedseveraldecadesandincludedextensiveworkinenergylaw.Barrywaswidelylaudedasanexpertandmentoredothersinthefield.Hedelighted[…]AdolfEitner’55Inhighschool,AdolfEitner’55methisfuturewife,IrmaDarrow.Adelovedhisfamily,God,andhisCatholicfaith.Hefoundgreatjoyinhisfamily,hishome,hisgarden,entertaining,andfriendshipsoldandnew.AdehadalongcareeratWesternGearCorpinEverett,wherehewasgeneralmanagerand[…]JoanKelly’67JoanKelly’67valedictoriangraduateofTracyHighSchool,receivedherbachelor’sfromSCUin1967,graduatingsummacumlaude.WhileteachingFrenchinpublicschools,sheearnedaMaster’sfromStanford.BeforeearningherPh.D.fromtheUniversityofFloridain1974,Joantaughtatthatuniversity’slabschoolandEscuelaLincolninCosta[…]ReadMoreMoreAlumniNews.vc_custom_1541486833165{margin-top:0px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;background-color:#363c40!important;}.vc_custom_1548438649508{margin-bottom:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}.vc_custom_1539207830078{margin-top:-25px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:-25px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:-25px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}.vc_custom_1548439412942{margin-bottom:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}

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Gerald Kirrene ’57

Gerald Kirrene ’57 served as SCU Alumni Association President from 1973-74. In 2001, he received the Louis I. Bannan Award. He married Rosemary Reynolds, whom he had met at a sweet 16 party in 1951. For more than 60 years, they hosted special occasions for their large family. Gerald, a real estate agent, volunteered for […]

Barry McCarthy ’70 JD ’75

Whether on the playground, in the classroom, on the golf course, or in the courtroom, Barry McCarthy ’70 JD ’75 shined. Everything he did, he did well. Barry’s law practice spanned several decades and included extensive work in energy law. Barry was widely lauded as an expert and mentored others in the field. He delighted […]

Adolf Eitner ’55

In high school, Adolf Eitner ’55 met his future wife, Irma Darrow. Ade loved his family, God, and his Catholic faith. He found great joy in his family, his home, his garden, entertaining, and friendships old and new. Ade had a long career at Western Gear Corp in Everett, where he was general manager and […]

Joan Kelly ’67

Joan Kelly ’67 valedictorian graduate of Tracy High School, received her bachelor’s from SCU in 1967, graduating summa cum laude. While teaching French in public schools, she earned a Master’s from Stanford. Before earning her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1974, Joan taught at that university’s lab school and Escuela Lincoln in Costa […]

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A Number’s Worth

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Chuck Cantoni ’57 may be the oldest person to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco—all to raise money for research into a potentially deadly brain condition.

Being the Light
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Majid Karam ’95 finds a constant in the light mined from his family’s memories and experiences moving from war-torn Lebanon to United Arab Emirates to America in his new book.

Long Schott
Long Schott

Stephen Schott ’60  adds “top-selling author” to his long list of achievements in sports, real estate, philanthropy, and more.

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SCU Men’s golf fans set foot on the holy land of golf this summer capping off a trip of a lifetime.

Music Above All
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Erin Pearson ’05 was recruited to play soccer for Santa Clara University. But her passion for music was pulling her in a different direction.

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Jacqueline Whitham ’21 chose to support cross-disciplinary collaboration and research at SCU through $3.8 million from her family’s foundation.

Fight Club
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The founding senseis of the Santa Clara karate club are retiring after 50 years.

Moving Up
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Setting the tone: Bronco to lead Spanish and English language channels in CA’s second biggest city.

Crack the Code
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SCU math whizzes used their time stuck inside to find a solution to a challenging math problem.

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Get comfortable. One thinker wants to measure if all the activities we’re doing at work actually lead us to create more value.