A look back at the year’s achievements—and welcoming new deans and majors. And a tribute to those who are the amazing grace of Santa Clara.


The President of Santa Clara University delivered the annual State of the University address on Feb. 17, 2016, at the Mayer Theatre. He spoke of how the campus is being transformed—and he honored both those who have sustained the University for decades, and those we have recently lost. He spoke of climate—in terms of a landmark papal encyclical, and in terms of diversity and inclusiveness at the University. He welcomed new deans—and new standalone majors in ethnic studies and women and gender studies. And he thanked those who, with a profound generosity of spirit and seriousness of purpose, worked this winter to handle a potential health crisis on campus: a Meningococcal Meningitis B infection among students. “We often speak of the ‘Santa Clara family,’” he said, “and in recent days that reality was manifested repeatedly.”

Here is the speech in full.

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.