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George House ’50

While George House ’50 had an extensive career in education as principal of James Lick and Santa Teresa high schools he was also an accomplished athlete and sportsman. At Santa Clara University, he played four years of football and was on the 1950 winning Orange Bowl team. He also served two years in the Navy […]

Robert Garibaldi ‘64

Robert Garibaldi ’64 hit big early in his baseball career when he won the 1962 College World Series most outstanding player award. Bob is the only player from Santa Clara University to ever win that award and he also set a strikeout and innings-pitched record in the series. He signed with the San Francisco Giants […]

Joan Smith ‘71

Born in Bozeman, Montana, Joan Smith ’71 came to the Bay Area from a land of big skies and wild terrain. She attended Santa Clara University before receiving her RN from UCSF. Joan died Aug. 28, 2021, and is survived by her husband Bruce.

Perry Olsen ’71

Following in his grandfather’s footsteps Perry Olsen ’71 became a freemason. He served as master of Pajaro Lodge and later joined the Order of the Eastern Star as worthy patron of the Santa Cruz Redwoods Chapter. Perry also had a passion for music, backpacking, and sailing. He fell in love with the Grateful Dead in […]

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One of the most-watched rocket launches in a generation required Bronco know-how.

Stories with Purpose
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Charles Erekson spent more than 30 years on the Mission campus, sharing stories and purpose with SCU as he worked his way from the Office of Student Affairs to the Provost’s Office.

Reimagining a City
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An alum and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics team up to help the city of Santa Clara become more equitable and inclusive.

In the Lab
In the Lab

Terri Wrin ’79 has spent decades in the lab searching for ways to address some of the world’s deadliest viruses, starting with HIV and now COVID-19.

The Wright Way
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Nancy Wright J.D. ’80, co-founder the East San Jose Community Law Center, is remembered as a champion of justice.

Money Makers
Money Makers

Santa Clara ranks high out of U.S. colleges with graduates who go on to earn the most money.

Zoom Boon
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Janet Napolitano ’79 and Jeff True J.D. ’97 were appointed to prominent positions at Zoom during the video conference company’s banner year.

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Chinese Rhodes
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Inspired by the ambitious Healthy China 2030 strategy, Omar Hamade ’19 plans to study health care equity as a Schwarzman Scholar in Beijing.

Monumental Task
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Carla Collins ’91 is ready for the challenge of running Santa Clara County’s new Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention.

Hey Mikey!
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San Mateo County Manager Mike Callagy J.D. ’91 set up one of California’s no-cost COVID testing sites.