Alumni Profile

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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Christopher Muldoon '02

Christopher Muldoon '02 been a member of the all volunteer Portland Mountain Rescue unit for the last six years. After living in Prague teaching doctors medical English, Chris moved back stateside in 2005. Having been a climber all his life, he was looking for an active mountain rescue community and opportunity to combine his love for climbing with volunteering. Portland Mountain Rescue provided just the program.

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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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John Turner '64, MA '72

John Turner '64 used his experience as a high school teacher to volunteer at local reading groups and schools.

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Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86

Hedy Hightower-Reeves '86 has helped youth through economic, academic, and mental health support to earn college degrees.

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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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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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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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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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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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Dan Flynn '61

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

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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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Yasemin Kimyacioglu '08

Giving back: an SCU tradition

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

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Steffany Castro '08

A meaningful education

Civil engineering seniors put their education to work for others.

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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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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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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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Francesca McKenzie '09

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

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Rodger Powers '64

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

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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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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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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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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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Beth Tellman '09

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

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