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
The OG Green

SCU Men’s golf fans set foot on the holy land of golf this summer capping off a trip of a lifetime.

Music Above All

Erin Pearson ’05 was recruited to play soccer for Santa Clara University. But her passion for music was pulling her in a different direction.

A Number’s Worth

Chuck Cantoni ’57 may be the oldest person to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco—all to raise money for research into a potentially deadly brain condition.

Collaboration is Key

Jacqueline Whitham ’21 chose to support cross-disciplinary collaboration and research at SCU through $3.8 million from her family’s foundation.