Spring 2018



Steven Boyd Saum


Associate Editor

Matt Morgan


Gabrielle Deutsch ’18
Perla Luna ’18
Lindsey Mandell ’18
Giannina Ong ’18


Cuttriss & Hambleton


Design Consultant

Pentagram Austin


Class Notes & Obituaries

Alicia K. Gonzales ’09


Clay Hamilton
Brian Washburn


Santa Clara Magazine Advisory Board

Michael E. Engh, S.J.—President

James Lyons—Vice President for University Relations

Kathy Kale ’86—Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations

Elizabeth Fernandez ’79—Journalist

Ron Hansen M.A. ’95
—Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Professor of Arts and Humanities

Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.—Executive Director, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77
—Silicon Valley’s professor emeritus

Paul Soukup, S.J.—Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor of Communication

Literary Editor

Ron Hansen M.A. ’95



Franziska Barczyk
Paul Blow
Sam Chivers
Ram Devineni
Eric Fischer
Agustin Fonts ’08
Lorenzo Gritti
Kyle Hilton
Michael Mazur
David Plunkert
Edel Rodriguez



Charles Barry
Noah Berger—cover
Rebecca Blackwell
Peter Dazeley
Gerson Galang
Adam Hays
Chris Ho
Don Jedlovec
Steven Krause
Andrees Latif
Joanne Lee
John Nowak/CNN
Antonio Olmos
Lee Panich
Jacques Pavlovsky
Cody Pickens
Spencer Platt
Joe Raedle
The Redwood
Edward Rooks
SCU Archives and Special Collections
Ryan Selewicz ’13
Brad Smith
Chuck Stewart
Justin Sullivan
James Tensuan
Kon Tum
Ruben Dario Villa ’10
Guy Wathen
Makena Wong ’17
Carlo Zamora


Monique Beeler
Kerry Benefield
Gabrielle Deutsch ’18
Dana Gioia
Alicia K. Gonzales ’09
Harold Gutmann
Deborah Lohse
John Nova Lomax
Perla Luna ’19
Lindsey Mandell ’18
Matt Morgan
Giannina Ong ’18
Steven Boyd Saum
Sam Scott ’96
Katia Savchuk
Hersh Shefrin
Tina Vossugh

Copy Editing

Alicia Gonzales ’09
Christine Cole Harden
Grace Ogihara ’16
Hon Walker

post-image Cover photo by Noah Berger/San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris
Looking Up

Spotted by stargazers this summer, during a profoundly difficult period for humanity, NEOWISE reminded us to look up, together.

The First

Mel Lewis ’53—the first Black graduate of SCU—reflects on his days as a Bronco.

Following the Trail

Spaniard Franciscan priest Magin Catalá arrived at Mission Santa Clara in 1794. His legacy is deep rooted in campus, literally.


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