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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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Patrick Semansky '06

Photographer Pat Semansky first went to New Orleans on a Santa Clara immersion trip. Now he lives there and spends his time documenting ongoing attempts to rebuild the Big Easy.

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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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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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Mayra Contreras '09

Mayra Contreras '09 - As an intern-teacher at Sacred Heart Nativity School, Mayra Contreras ?09 feels she has learned a lot at this learning based community. She started last year by teaching Writing, Literature, Spanish, and P.E. Although the classes were led by a lead teacher, as the year progressed Mayra was able to teach half the class on her own.

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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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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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Cathlin Atchison '78

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

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Francesca McKenzie '09

Francesca McKenzie '09 helps students learn, hands-on, outside of the classroom and rebuild this community.

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Joseph Knapp '71

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

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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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Christie Genochio '06

Teach for America high school instructor; graduate student at Johns Hopkins University

Christie Genochio developed valuable skills working on the California Legacy Project.

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Steffany Castro '08

A meaningful education

Civil engineering seniors put their education to work for others.

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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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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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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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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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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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Brian Betz '05

This past holiday season, Brian Betz ?05 chapter president of the Seattle chapter organized an inaugural Toys for Tots event, in an effort to bring some smiles to the faces of underprivileged families.

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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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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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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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Dan Flynn '61

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

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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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