Alumni in the news

by Steven Boyd Saum |

Coaching chemistry

Coaching chemistry is what the Oakland Raiders are hoping for with their new defensive coordinator, Jason Tarver ’97, who was named to the post in February. With his degree in biochemistry from SCU (and master’s degrees in microbiology and biochem from UCLA), the Phi Beta Kappa grad arrives in Oaktown having spent a decade in various coaching roles for the San Francisco 49ers and a year on the Stanford staff.

 

Grizzlies man

Joining the Memphis NBA command as player development coach is former SCU hoopster Lloyd Pierce ’98. It’s his third NBA coaching job; previous work is with the Cleveland Cavaliers and, last season, the Golden State Warriors. Pierce studied business and winning basketball on the Mission Campus; as a player, he helped lead the Broncos to a pair of NCAA berths, then came home to serve as an assistant coach at Santa Clara 2003-07.

 

Call him Father President

Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., STL ’87, assumed responsibilities in January as the 32nd president of College of the Holy Cross in January. He comes to the Worcester, Mass., school from Georgetown University, where he served as vice president for mission and ministry. He succeeds Michael C. McFarland, S.J., after 12 years as president. This spring Fr. McFarland is a visiting scholar at SCU’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

 

Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.