Quite a Class!

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.

post-image John A. Sobrato ’60. Photo by Joanne Lee
A Bilingual Storyteller

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

How to Dress to Save the World

Innovation analyst Jyotsna Gopinath ’19 discusses small steps to addressing a big fashion problem.

Keeping Current

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.

What Goes Round

Dennis Awtrey ’70 recalls his career as a pro basketball player.