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John Hardin Oldham

Esteemed Santa Clara baseball coach and former Cincinnati Reds player John Hardin Oldham died Feb. 24, 2024. Renowned for his 13-year coaching tenure, he secured three West Coast Conference titles and led the Broncos to four NCAA Tournaments. As a four-time WCC Coach of the Year, his legacy includes 433 victories and championships in 1994, […]

Patricia Hearne ’72

Patricia Hearne ’72 was a trailblazer and a remarkable mother to her seven children, infusing their lives with a multitude of interests, valuable life lessons, and, of course, love. Her children have countless fond memories of camping and exploring tide pools at the beach. Pat also loved animals, cultivating a particular passion for horses by […]

Lazaro Garza M.A. ’71

Beloved Spanish teacher Lazaro Garza M.A. ’71 died March 28, 2024. The son of an American Presbyterian missionary, Lazaro grew up in Mexico and came to the U.S. in high school to learn English. He majored in English at San Jose State University, then earned his master’s in Spanish at Santa Clara. He taught Spanish […]

Gene Mellor ’64

Avid sports fan and Korean War veteran Gene Mellor ’64 died Feb. 15, 2024. Gene had a passion for sports and enjoyed many years of season tickets to San Francisco Giants and 49er games. He also coached rugby and soccer, and played in an adult softball league. Gene also a knack for cooking. He was […]

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Justice Jenkins
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From Bronco football to the California Supreme Court, Martin Jenkins ’77 has spent more than four decades defending the bench.

Even Kneeled
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“What does change look like?” wrote Julie Johnston Ertz ’14 in a joint statement about her decision to kneel during the national anthem.

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Producer Griselda Ramirez ’08 shares her experience producing Rihanna’s NFL halftime show interview and how studying Spanish at SCU impacted her career.

Keeping Current
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Alexis Loera ’21, M.S. ’21 signed a new three-year contract with the Kansas City Current getting her one step closer to the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Worthy Service
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Santa Clara professors helped set Melvin Gaines ’06 on his path of civil service. Today, he’s the highest ranking nonelected official in his hometown.

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Sophie Asmar ’09 reflects on what sustainability means to her and her journey to find solutions that bring impactful change.

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Richard Bissen ’83 is elected mayor of Maui, Hawaii, with help from chairperson and fellow Bronco Charlene Schulenburg ’83

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The Bannan Alumni House is bustling with plans for alumni and grand reunions.

Better Boards
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California voters sent two Santa Clara alumni back to the halls of Congress

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First-gen college student tapped for Arts and Culture Commission for City of Gilroy