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:

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.