Caps, Gowns, and Thanks

Commencement was a big day for many families but one in particular.

We all applauded them, and parents hugged them and kissed them and wondered where the years went and why their throats were suddenly tight. Commencement also saw a special gesture of recognition and gratitude to one family. The University awarded honorary doctorates to Michel Orradre ’60 and wife Mary Orradre, friends and benefactors of the University’s academic endeavors. The Orradre family’s gifts helped build the former library and current Learning Commons and Library—and endowed the Orradre Chair in Economics, among other benefactions. Most recent, their support for the preservation of California history created a scholarly finding aid for the Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection, which consists of hundreds of manuscripts written, collected, and used by the Franciscans at Mission Santa Clara, from its founding in 1777 until the arrival of the Jesuits in 1851.

post-image Photo by Anil Kapahi
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Leaders in sustainable fashion shared career advice with student designers at SCU’s popular EcoFashion Show.

Hop 2 It

How do you get from hops to beer? Sustainability interns found out by turning hops grown at SCU’s Forge Garden into “Forge Ahead,” an English-style pale ale.

Racking Up

Tess Heal ’26 is nabbing awards left and right thanks to a stellar freshman year with Santa Clara women’s basketball.

Goal Getter

Top goal-scorer Izzy D’Aquila ’22 graduates and is immediately drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League.