The Fire This Time
Great article by Kerry Benefield on the Santa Rosa fire (Spring 2018). Cardinal Newman High School’s principal, Graham Rutherford ’81, and I were classmates at SCU. Good guy.
Bill Bagley ’81
Turning Loss into Gain
More delight: a response to our digital feature (and now in print in this edition) about a program by SCU’s Food and Agribusiness Institute that seeks to put food left by farmers in the fields on the tables of those in need. —Ed.
What a fabulous program. There’s so much food waste in our country and so many hungry people who need fruits and vegetables. Great work, all of you!
Professor of English, SCU
Excitement over 2018 commencement—with cheers for speeches by valedictorian Athena Nguyen ’18 and Kirk O. Hanson, who served for 17 years as executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. —Ed.
Fact: The world needs more Broncos.
Congratulations to all! Congratulations to Kirk on his honorary doctorate and especially his wonderful commencement speech! You’re officially a Bronco now!!!
Kristi Markkula Bowers ’90
Our New Digital Home
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How Did You Win a Fulbright?
More news we were delighted to bring as it broke this spring: eight Fulbrights for Broncos, plus a Udall and a Knight-Hennessy. The number means that Santa Clara University is one of the top producers of Fulbrights in the country. Meet them starting on page 9. Here’s one proud response to the news. —Ed.
Congratulations to all. I am so honored to have accompanied many of you on your journey. Go forth.