Following the Path

Cecilia Cai ’14  knows what it means to be a singer.

Studying abroad brought the pieces together for Cecilia Cai ’14. At SCU, she studied music performance, urban education, and Italian studies. It was in Italy in 2013 that she found opera. “That was when I realized what opera was and what being a singer really meant,” Cai says. “I didn’t fully shift my path at that time, but I started working toward becoming an opera singer.” This fall that shift brought her to Verismo Opera, where she tackled Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Brava!

post-image Cecilia Cai ’14 splits her time between the Bay and abroad as she works as an opera singer. / Image courtesy Cai
Founding Family

Santa Clara’s Rainbow Resource Center, one of the few such havens for LGBTQ students on a Jesuit college campus, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

A Debate for the Ages

In The Fire Is Upon Us, Nicholas Buccola ’01 details the 1965 debate between James Baldwin, leading voice of the civil rights movement, and so-called father of modern American conservatism William Buckley Jr.

A Major Debut

Tommy Nance ’14 made his MLB debut almost seven years to the day since his father was diagnosed with ALS.

Carrying the Torch

Santa Clara alums served as play-by-play announcers at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.