Family Affair

A Santa Clara family celebrates dedication in sports and life.

Hanging in the gym where Ali Rambis ’14 served, bumped, and spiked to victory, the place that was home to 6 a.m. workouts, is Bronco jersey No. 34.

Her dad’s jersey.

While Kurt Rambis ’80 suited up for Bronco basketball, Ali found a home on the volleyball court. And that jersey marked a key sports lesson that’s good for the rest of life.

“It really did remind me every single day how hard you have to work, and you can’t take days off, you can’t slack off, because that’s what it takes to achieve success,” says Ali, who now practices law in Los Angeles. “Going in early, getting the extra time, getting the extra reps, going above and beyond—that’s really what I think makes the difference.”

post-image Illustration by Sean McCabe with images courtesy SCU Athletics and by Mike Rasay
Teaching Empathy, Growing Peace

Seeing war and studying for his Ph.D. taught Bill Stover that empathy can make peace possible. It’s something he spent the rest of his life teaching others. 

Growing Support

Jay MacIntosh ’86 kickstarted a nonprofit to help former foster kids make the transition to adulthood.

Stopping Stigma

Srisruthi Ramesh ’17 works in Southern India to eliminate stigma associated with important parts of a woman’s life. 

Collecting Success

Following stints as a scriptwriter on Happy Days to producing Hannah Montana, Barry O’Brien ’79 is tackling his biggest role yet as showrunner of The Bone Collector TV adaptation.