Alumni Profile

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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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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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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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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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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Louise Damberg '74

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

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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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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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Denise (Lilian) Delong '69

In 2007, Denise(Lilian) Delong ?69 and her husband became involved with American Assistance for Cambodia.

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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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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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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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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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Dan Flynn '61

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

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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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Yasemin Kimyacioglu '08

Giving back: an SCU tradition

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

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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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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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Rodger Powers '64

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

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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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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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Francesca McKenzie '09

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

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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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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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Joseph Knapp '71

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

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