An April Full of Alumni Events

Dance to celebrate. Honor Alumni Award winners. Work with Washington Elementary on the Day of Service.

An April Full of Alumni Events
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If you’ve never danced at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge—and if you graduated between 2006 and 2015—here’s your chance. The second Young Alumni Soiree will be held Friday, April 1 (no fooling), at the Observation Post in San Francisco’s Presidio. Tickets are $80, and proceeds benefit the Santa Clara Fund and the Alumni Family Scholarship Fund. Beer, wine, and champagne will be served along with light appetizers and dessert.

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Photo by Max Westerman ’15.


This year’s President’s Dinner honoring the 2016 Alumni Award recipients and thanking President’s Club members will be held April 23 in the Mission Gardens. The event begins at 5 p.m. with Mass in the Mission Church followed by cocktails, dinner, and the program. The Alumni Awards honor individuals who have given distinguished service to the Alumni Association, the University, and their community. Tickets, available at the Alumni Association website, are $75 per person, $50 for Young Alumni (graduates from 2006 to 2015).


The annual Alumni Day of Service, part of the Alumni for Others program, takes place Saturday, April 30. The Alumni Office and Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education have organized a day of volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni in San Jose’s Greater Washington neighborhood, served by the Ignatian Center’s Thriving Neighbors initiative. Volunteers spend the morning working at the community garden, sports camp, art workshops, and more. Afterward, the SCU community joins the parents and children of Washington Elementary for a meal together.

More info, tickets, and registration for alll this good stuff:

Long Time in the Making

Marina Iatomase ’14 married her high school sweetheart in the same place her parents wed nearly 30 years earlier: the Mission Church.

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.