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Reaching out in times of need

A letter from your National Alumni Association President

In the last half year in particular, the global economic landscape has changed dramatically. Financial instability, job cuts, and a weakened housing market have led to fear and uncertainty for millions of people—including many of our fellow Broncos and their families. In difficult times such as this, it is helpful to remember the special connection we share as members of the Santa Clara family and the University community.

The SCU Alumni Association would like to remind you of the many benefits we offer that may be of use to you in the months ahead:

  • Career Center resources
  • Online job and networking tools
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Temporary health insurance
  • Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library services

Please visit the Alumni Association Web site at for more information on how you can take full advantage of these support services.

If you need additional assistance leveraging your SCU Alumni network, please feel free to e-mail or call the Alumni Office (, 408-554-6800) or to contact Anne Oja in the Career Center (, 408 554-4860).

Santa Clara is committed to instilling values of competence, conscience, and compassion, and we hope all Broncos will be mindful of fellow alumni challenged by these unprecedented times. We would like to encourage those of you who are in a position to help to strengthen our SCU offerings by posting employment opportunities, networking with fellow alumni, granting informational interviews, reviewing résumés, and facilitating connections with fellow grads where possible.

It’s difficult to know how long this downturn will last. However, we should take great strength and comfort in knowing we are all in this together. By leveraging the talents and resources of the 74,000 alumni that make up our Santa Clara family, we can try to ease the burdens of those most vulnerable and hurt by the financial crisis.


Steve Philpott ’97
National Alumni Association President