Commence: 2023

As the class of 2023 graduates, speakers urge them to create lives of love that can change the world.

Commence: 2023
Graduates celebrate their 2023 commencement.

A man who changes lives by making others feel their own value stood before the Santa Clara University class of 2023. He told the graduates that the same power can improve the world.

Greg Boyle, S.J., STM ’86, the Jesuit priest who founded the renowned Los Angeles-based gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program, Homeboy Industries, told the graduates they have it within their power to spread dignity and love.

“Be in the world who God is—compassionate, loving, kind,” he said. “We know that systems change when people change, and people change when they are cherished.”

This year’s class included 1,590 undergraduate students. Catch Boyle’s speech, as well as those from Santa Clara University President Julie Sullivan and valedictorian Angel Tam Nhi Lin ’23, below. And prepare to be inspired.

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Flight and Food

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Freedom Fighter

After 22 years leading the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara Law, Linda Starr starts a phased retirement.

Internship Incoming

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