Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

If the Rhodes Scholarship is the gold standard of graduate awards, the Knight-Hennessy is the Bitcoin. Nike co-founder Phil Knight started the program with a $400 million gift in 2016, making it the largest fully endowed scholarship program. In March, Hayley Raquer ’16 was named one of 49 scholars. As an immunologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Raquer studies the body on a subcellular level, examining how the immune system fights bacteria and viruses, with a focus on primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID). Patients with PID have variants or mutations in their genomes that cause their immune system to fail. Raquer started her research career at SCU, working with Leilani Miller, associate professor in the Department of Biology. She is the only immunologist in this year’s class, but was excited to join the community of learners: “Maybe I’m young and naïve, but I really do think that we can solve a lot of the world’s problems if we put our minds to it.”

From Scratch

The new leader of SCU’s adolescent mental health concentration wants to design better mental healthcare delivery systems to help more kids, now.

Green Is the New Black

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.