TweetingGoodMeet@padreSJ.HetweetsfromRome.YoumightknowhimastheDigitalJesuit.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;}PatriciaDeFonte’90TheSanFranciscoBetterBusinessBureauawarded PatriciaDeFonteJD’90 withitsTorchAwardforEthicsin2021,markingthefirsttimeanattorneyhasbeensorecognized.PatriciaisthefounderofDeFonteLawPC–EstatePlanningWithHeartandsees estateplanningasasocialjusticeissue. ShelivesinSanFranciscowith[…]ThomasRowan’69IftherewasanEmmycategoryforbestentertainmentattorney,husband,father,andfriend,alifeachievementawardwouldhavegonetoThomasRowan’69.Asalawyer,TomrepresentedclientsincludingJimmyFallon,DaveChapelle,RichardBurton,KennyRogers,andBurtReynolds.Tomwasajoy;heandhiswifeMarlahostedmanyparties[…]John“Jack”Smrekar’50Eachyear John“Jack”Smrekar’50 spenthisvacationwithhiswifeLizandthekidsatLakeTahoeandlateratPinecrest,wherethefamilyenjoyedlongsummerdaysatthelake,dinnersonthedeck,boardgamesatnight,andmoviesatPinecrest’soutdoortheater.Hisotherdevotionwastosports.Friendsrecallhimwatching[…]JuliaKraus’15JuliaKraus’15andfiancéMatthewSmallwoodareplanningongettingmarriedinOctober2022. 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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Patricia De Fonte ’90

The San Francisco Better Business Bureau awarded Patricia De Fonte JD ’90 with its Torch Award for Ethics in 2021, marking the first time an attorney has been so recognized. Patricia is the founder of De Fonte Law PC – Estate Planning With Heart and sees estate planning as a social justice issue. She lives in San Francisco with […]

Thomas Rowan ’69

If there was an Emmy category for best entertainment attorney, husband, father, and friend, a life achievement award would have gone to Thomas Rowan ’69. As a lawyer, Tom represented clients including Jimmy Fallon, Dave Chapelle, Richard Burton, Kenny Rogers, and Burt Reynolds. Tom was a joy; he and his wife Marla hosted many parties […]

John “Jack” Smrekar ’50

Each year John “Jack” Smrekar ’50 spent his vacation with his wife Liz and the kids at Lake Tahoe and later at Pinecrest, where the family enjoyed long summer days at the lake, dinners on the deck, board games at night, and movies at Pinecrest’s outdoor theater. His other devotion was to sports. Friends recall him watching […]

Julia Kraus ’15

Julia Kraus ’15 and fiancé Matthew Smallwood are planning on getting married in October 2022. 

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Dream Wedding

Dream Wedding

Tatiana Sanchez ’10 always dreamed of getting married at the historic Mission Church. She writes about how the pandemic threw a wrench in those plans.

A New Chapter
A New Chapter

What’s it like to do a usually public thing out of the public eye? We talk to Jenna Saso Rosati ’13 about being pregnant during a pandemic.

Boots on the Ground
Boots on the Ground

Lawyer, chaplain, and former law professor Mary J. Novak ’88 is hitting the road to tackle issues of injustice as the first layperson to lead NETWORK Catholic Lobby.

Founding Family
Founding Family

Santa Clara’s Rainbow Resource Center, one of the few such havens for LGBTQ students on a Jesuit college campus, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

A Major Debut
A Major Debut

Tommy Nance ’14 made his MLB debut almost seven years to the day since his father was diagnosed with ALS.

Around the World
Around the World

SCU basketball alum Lloyd Pierce ’98 is moving from Atlanta to Indianapolis, with a pitstop in Tokyo.

Planting Seeds
Planting Seeds

A gift from John Burns ’66  will help incorporate environmental and social justice themes into all SCU curriculum.

Guac With That
Guac With That

Soccer champ Julie Ertz ’14 stars in Chipotle’s first TV ad featuring a pro athlete.

Best Boss
Best Boss

It’s a triumphant homecoming for Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger ’83.

Shark Tank
Shark Tank

Harmony Oswald J.D. ’16  swims with sharks so you, the small business owner, don’t have to.

The Long Run
The Long Run

Long-distance runner Lena Chow MBA ’83 tackles a different kind of marathon—caretaking for loved ones with Alzheimer’s—in her new podcast.