A Day for You, a Life for Others

As the class of 2016 embarks on new adventures, they are reminded of the importance of friendship, love, and loyalty.

A Day for You, a Life for Others
“Our interactions [are] the birthplace of friendships, of understanding, of love, of loyalty and intimacy,” Carolyn Woo said during her commencement speech in June. View full image. Photo by Joanne Lee
As the class of 2016 embarks on new adventures, they are reminded of the importance of friendship, love, and loyalty.

In addition to an honorary doctor of public service for Carolyn Woo, a pair of honorary doctorates in education were conferred on Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, and his wife, Nancy Geschke, for their philanthropic work in Catholic education. Chuck Geschke also serves on the advisory board for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Michael E. Kennedy, S.J., executive director and founder of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative, was given an honorary doctorate in pastoral ministry for his lifelong commitment to people at the margins, including, most recent, incarcerated young people who have been tried as adults. Before founding the organization, Fr. Kennedy was pastor at Dolores Mission in Los Angeles, working with families whose lives were torn apart by gang violence and crime.

Watch her whole speech here.

Her moment: CHIARA DE BLASIO ’16 and proud parents Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio—the mayor of the Big Apple. Photo by Joanne Lee

From Scratch

The new leader of SCU’s adolescent mental health concentration wants to design better mental healthcare delivery systems to help more kids, now.

Green Is the New Black

Leaders in sustainable fashion shared career advice with student designers at SCU’s popular EcoFashion Show.

Hop 2 It

How do you get from hops to beer? Sustainability interns found out by turning hops grown at SCU’s Forge Garden into “Forge Ahead,” an English-style pale ale.

Racking Up

Tess Heal ’26 is nabbing awards left and right thanks to a stellar freshman year with Santa Clara women’s basketball.