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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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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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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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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Rodger Powers '64

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

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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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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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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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Blake Boznansky '98

Blake Boznansky '98 serves as a positive role model and works one-on-one as a "big brother" 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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John Tweten '61

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dan Flynn '61

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

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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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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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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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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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