Alumni Profile

Ralph Gomez MBA '74

This past January, my wife Molly and I volunteered to accompany students to a SCU Men?s basketball game. The students from the Sacred Heart Nativity School in San Jose are 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys. This was our third year of participating in this event. These boys look forward to coming onto the SCU campus, attending a college game and just having a fun day.

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Robert Kenton '64

Robert Kenton '64 has spent every Wednesday morning since July 2003 at Sacred Heart Community Service Organization. He works in the Pantry making lunches for homeless and hungry customers. Additionally he sorts, packs and distributes food bags to needy families who come to the center to get food for their families.

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Steve Erbst '88

My wife and I challenged our boys (Cameron & Shane) to find ways to give back to others. As a result, my family came up with a model/program called "Play It Forward Sports". Essentially, the goal was to help low-income families have the opportunity to play sports and also to attend college or professional sporting events.

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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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Christina Fialho '06

Christina Fialho '06 learned outside of the classroom at SCU and discovered her true calling as a legal advocate for forced immigrants.

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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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Matthew Frey '91

Matthew Frey '91 has been volunteering at the Seattle Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which was created to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

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Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson '72 is a leading figure in a local education foundation program for inner city students.

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Morgan Murphy '08 MA '11

Morgan Murphy '08 MA '11 has been teaching as an intern at Sacred Heart Nativity School for the past 3 yrs. Being an intern teacher at Nativity school is similar to volunteering with Teach for America.

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Steve Grey M.A. '08

For Steve Grey MA '08, volunteering has become an intregal part of his life. After 20 years in Silicon Valley high tech and completing a Masters in Counseling at SCU, Steve was inspired to travel and volunteer. Along the way, he volunteered at orphanages, children's homes, and schools in 15 developing countries.

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Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74

Nancy Hubbell Eldredge '74 manifests SCU's Jesuit ideology through volunteer outreach.

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Robin Hepworth '06

As a voluntneer coordinator, Robin Hepworth '06 works to help undeserved communities from building houses to organizing after school teaching programs.

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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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Dan Flynn '61

Dan Flynn '61 voluntarily uses his knowledge of other languages to assist others abroad.

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Matthew O'Connor '01, MS '06

Matthew O'Connor '01, MS '06 educates students about the role of an engineer in today's society.

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Rodger Powers '64

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

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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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Chuck Blay '65 MBA '69

Last year Chuck Blay '65 MBA '69 became involved with a Jesuit organization, Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality (CISS). It provided just the impetus for him to seek a way to help the less fortunate.

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Ashkon Jafari '08

Ashkon Jafari '08 found that SCU's concept of the "Three C's" were really instilled in him for years to come.

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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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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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Michael Neumann '03

As an engineering student, Michael Neumann was unable to study abroad or take part in University immersion trips to Columbia or El Salvador as some of his classmates did, so when he was finishing up his master?s work and considering what to do next, he ?thought it would be nice to go to another country and learn a new language and culture.?

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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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Louise Damberg '74

Through the SCU Tutoring Program, Louise Damberg '74 helps devoted children reach their dreams.

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Fred Lentz '65

After attending Santa Clara, and after retiring from teaching himself, Fred Lentz '65 cofounded a program to help under represented students attend college.

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