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Visiting students get new wheels, learn to carve their way across campus
“The idea behind Skateboard Etiquette 101 was twofold: one, to give the New Orleans students something they could use in their daily campus life and two, a memento from Santa Clara that they can take home when they leave,” said Pete Sclafani, assistant director of the SCU Alumni Association.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina,
Skateboard Etiquette 101 is being offered by Life After SCU, a program sponsored by the Alumni Association that also offers graduating seniors a series of “real-life” classes each spring to help them make the transition to post-college life. Gravity Skateboards of Southern California gave a discounted rate on the skateboards to Life After SCU after learning about the special course and the students who would be receiving the boards.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,213 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all