Alumni Profile

Haydee Diaz '96

For the past four years Haydee Diaz ?96 has lived in San Salvador, El Salvador. Her volunteer experience has been focused on dealing with the issue of migration and how to promote policies and programs that will help Salvadorans stay at home instead of making the life-threatening journey to migrate to the U.S. or elsewhere. However, her most recent volunteer program has been the most rewarding to date.

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Cathlin Atchison '78

Cathlin Atchison '78 sees firsthand the strong relationship between SCU's alumni and service work.

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Stephanie Wessels '10

With the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Stephanie has had the exciting and challenging experience of living for the past eight months in New York City. JVC's slogan is "ruined for life" and for her it has been life changing. As cliche as it may sound, Stephanie notes that it rings quite true for he

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John Tweten '61

John Tweten '61 joined the Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality program two years ago.

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Arnie von Massenhausen '86, Don Blach '85 and Joe Pecoraro '87

Arnie von Massenhausen '86, Don Blach '85, and Joe Pecoraro '87  enjoy cooking great meals regularly at a local shelter in San Jose.

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Jack Locke '65

Jack Locke '65 finds that personally distributing necessities to those in need is the best way to help.

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Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04

Giuliana Chion MA '01, MA '04 volunteers at the Nativity Schools twice a week with their Spanish classes.

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Julie Mellin '08

Julie Mellin '08 wanted travel experience, but after joining the Peace Corps. she gained much more than that.

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Katie Fitzgerald '09

Katie Fitzgerald '09 loved the fact that the Theatre Arts department was small and therefore she knew everyone and received individual attention the teachers.

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Julia Hagan '79 Annie Murphy-Hagan '10

Mother - daughter team, Julia Hagan ?79 and Annie Murphy-Hagan '10 shared their first Alumni for Others (AFO) service day together as fellow alumni.

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Alicia K. Gonzales '09

B.A. English

Studying abroad had a profound effect on Alicia Gonzales' undergraduate experience.

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Joan Stein '81

Joan Stein '81 has been volunteering at the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the last two years. She mostly works the warm line which is the phone line for people to call into if they would like to talk to someone.

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Joseph Knapp '71

Doctor Joseph Knapp '71 reaffirms his choice for specializing in health care.

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Kyle Ozawa '08 and Bill Pluto '08

Kyle Ozawa '08 and Bill Pluto '08 traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in a week-long house build with Amor Ministries. After meeting up with the group of 30 other volunteers, they spent the first day touring Johannesburg and learning more about the country's former Apartheid system of racial segregation which increased their appreciation of the country and all the struggles they have endured with over the last few decades.

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Palm Springs Chapter

Twenty alumni in the Palm Springs Chapter gathered for the Alumni for Others (AFO) service project at FIND (Food in Need of Distribution) facility on April 2.

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Anna Stockel '89

Anna Stockel ?89 founded Christmas Angels and continues as the chief organizer of this secret group of elves who strive to bring Christmas cheer to those whose holidays are often bleak.

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Lauren Fendel '10

After graduating last year and looking for a full time job, Lauren decided the best way to spend her days in the meantime was volunteering. She chose West Valley Community Services because of its mission of providing for low income families/individuals and homeless to stabilize their situation and get them back on their feet.

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Dan Korbel '63, '76 M.A.

One of the Mission campus' many goals is to give everyone the opportunity for a college education.

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Julia Hopkins Powers '09

Julia Hopkins Powers '09 finds a way to work with others to manifest the good she wants to see in the world.

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Yasemin Kimyacioglu '08

Giving back: an SCU tradition

Choosing a senior design project provides the perfect opportunity to help.

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St. Raymond School

The Jesuit values that were instilled in Broncos as Santa Clara University students continue as they continue to lead by example and now mentor their children. Without the many dedicated Bronco volunteers, St. Raymond School would not be what it is today. Selflessness is a large factor of volunteer work and no group realizes and lives out this quality more than those in the Bronco community. These alumni volunteers did not even realize the amount of hours they dedicated to the school until Cat Westover '84 interviewed them and brought their significant contributions to their attention.

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Beth Tellman '09

Beth Tellman is studying how decisions about the food we eat affect people around the world.

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Irwin Quinn '50

Irwin Quinn '50 enjoys sparing a couple days a week helping a homeless shelter.

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Rodger Powers '64

Roger Powers '64 provides support for impoverished communities through ministry organizations.

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Lon Normandin '56, Butch Erbst '60, Mel Russi '60, Adolph Quilici '53

For many years, Broncos have been helping serve meals at Martha?s Kitchen in San Jose. On any given Tuesday or Wednesday, there will be a group of SCU alumni behind the counter organizing the meal preparations and directing the other volunteers on getting ready to serve the evening meal.

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