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No Blarney: The famed castle is one of the stops on the next alumni trip

No Blarney: The famed castle is one of the stops on the next Alumni Trip.

We hope you’ll join us next summer for an unforgettable trip. Santa Clara alumni and friends are headed to Ireland in August and September. Accompanied by knowledgeable Santa Clara professors and staff, you can expect a uniquely Santa Clara experience with exceptional service. Our trip itinerary is varied and balances well-known sites with lesser-traveled stops throughout this beautiful country, with SCU faculty lectures during our travels.

Dates for this 12-day trip are Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, 2008. The itinerary includes Belfast, Derry, Galway, Adare, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, Cork, Kildare, and Dublin (San Jose’s sister city). More information on pricing and a detailed itinerary will soon be available on the Alumni Web site.

Last year’s Alumni Trip to Italy was, in the words of Tiffany Hippensteal ’96, “a trip of a lifetime.” And Jim Torrens, S.J., called it “enriching, pleasant, companionable, well-planned and executed. Our city and personal guide were special, beyond what I could have foreseen. It is one of those broadening ventures that alumni need—the world beyond the SCU campus!”

To sign up for more information or to join our mailing list, please contact Anny (Madden) Tedeschi ’97 in the SCU Alumni Office at 408-554-5085, 866-554-6800 (toll-free), or via e-mail at And learn more about past and upcoming trips at

Class of '52: back on campus for a September reunion. Photo: Gianna Conci '04
Class of '52: back on campus for a September reunion
Photo: Gianna Conci '04
Reunion weekend

During the weekend of Sept. 7-9, the classes of 1952, 1956, and 1957 celebrated their reunions with class dinners, the Gianera Society Lunch, and Sunday masses and brunches. There was also a small reunion group who call themselves the “Fighting ’40s.” They include men who graduated in the 1940s and went into the military at the same time to serve in World War II. All the alumni had fun looking through yearbooks, watching slideshows, reminiscing about old times, and catching up on each others’ lives.

Since the Class of 1957 marked its 50th anniversary, its members were inducted into Gianera Society during a ceremony on Sept. 8. The Society pays tribute to the legacy provided by our “Golden Broncos” and acknowledges their long-standing loyalty to the University, their classmates, and the Alumni Association. Seeing classmates reunited—after 50 years or more!—is such a wonderful reminder of the strength and longevity of our Santa Clara family! I hope you’ll consider coming back to campus for your next reunion.

Kathy Kale
Go Broncos!

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Kathryn Kale '86
Executive Director,
Alumni Association