The Class of 1960 produced more than its share of luminaries, including a secretary of defense and an owner of the Oakland A’s. At Grand Reunion, a few of them got together to discuss their long and winding roads.
Among the distinguished members of the Class of 1960 who reunited at Grand Reunion in October were the members of a panel who talked about the paths their lives and careers have taken. Convened by Woody Needom ’60, they comprised: leading Silicon Valley businessman and philanthropist John A. Sobrato ’60; former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63; consultant Everett Alvarez Jr. ’60, who endured one of the longest periods as a prisoner of war in American military history; former A’s owner Steve Schott ’60; attorney Lou Castruccio ’60; and Gary Smith, S.J. ’60, whose work with the Jesuits has taken him from assisting the homeless in the Northwest to helping refugees in South Sudan.