Santa Clara University

SCU Alumni Association 

Kathy Kale
Kathy Kale

Happy 2005! On behalf of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Alumni Relations staff, I wish you peace, joy, and laughter in this new year.

A big Bronco welcome to Dan Coonan, SCU’s new director of athletics and recreation. Since joining the University last August, Dan has jumped in with both feet and made a real effort to meet as many alumni, fans, and friends of the University as possible. I encourage those of you interested in Santa Clara athletics to get to know him, either at a Bronco sporting event or an alumni event in your area. Dan is a great addition to the Santa Clara family and we look forward to working closely with him as we move forward.

I also want to remind you all that this year’s Spring Homecoming and Reunions will take place May 20–22. Activities will include:

  • Homecoming Golf Tournament
  • Campus tours
  • Class reunions for the classes of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000
  • Academic programs
  • Homecoming Picnic
  • Alumni lacrosse and rugby games
  • SCU baseball vs. Portland (hopefully in the new Schott Baseball Stadium)
  • Kids activities
  • Homecoming Mass in the Mission

All alumni are encouraged to attend the Homecoming activities and those celebrating reunions should have already received a “Save The Date” card in the mail. You will also receive a formal reunion invitation and details about weekend events in early April. If you would like more information or are interested in serving on your reunion committee, please contact us at 408-554-6800 or

Did you know?

Alumni Audit Program

In 1975, Santa Clara University and the Alumni Association established a tuition remission program. This program provides SCU alumni the opportunity to audit one undergraduate course per quarter. Each course requires permission from the appropriate professor and is subject to space availability. A nominal processing fee of $25 will be charged and the course will not be noted by the professor or Registrar’s Office as having been officially audited.

The Alumi Audit Program offers a wonderful continuing education opportunity and a great way for local graduates to reconnect with the University. If you are interested in learning more about this program, check out our Web site at or call the Alumni Office at 408-554-6800.

What’s new

As we’ve all heard many times, it’s not always what you know, but who you know that matters. In the spirit of keeping Broncos well connected with other Broncos, and in response to many of your requests, I’m pleased to announce the Alumni Association will be rolling out a new online “social networking” service in the late spring.

Social networking, as defined by, is the process of connecting individuals via friends, relatives, and acquaintances—a person’s “personal network.” Social networking emerged as a phenomenon in 2003 with online services such as Friendster and LinkedIn, which allowed the Internet to serve as both a buffer and a safety net for introduction to friends by friends once possible only in person.

In partnership with Affinity Engines, our new service (tentatively called InCircle) will provide a compelling new way for you to network personally and professionally in a trusted and secure online environment. As a Santa Clara alumnus/a, you will have the ability to connect with classmates and other alumni to find a new roommate, meet other Broncos in your new town, or network with friends or friends of friends at a company that you’re interested in joining.

We’re really excited about the possibilities that peer-to-peer communications will provide, and we invite you to stay tuned for more details.


Kathy Kale

Kathy Kale ’86 Executive Director, Alumni Association

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