Santa Clara University

From Donohoe Alumni House

Kathy Kale
Kathy Kale '86

The alumni family grows

Another school year has come to a close and we are proud to welcome an additional 1,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law school members from the Class of 2004 to our Santa Clara University alumni community. We are now 68,000 members strong and gearing up for an exciting 2004-05.

Year-end recap

The academic year 2003-04 was busy as your Alumni Association planned, organized, and participated in more than 225 events in the U.S., London, and the Philippines. We continued to offer your favorite events, such as Santa Clara Sundays, President’s Receptions, and social networking opportunities, while exploring new activities with great success, including Alumni Night at the NASA Mars Center (Bay Area), Alumni Night at the Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), and the Ashland Shakespeare Trip (Oregon).

Additionally, more than 1,700 alumni and friends supported the Alumni For Others program by attending and volunteering in more than 30 spiritual programs, such as Lenten Reflection: "Insights on "The Passion of the Christ," and community service projects like Habitat for Humanity and the Los Angeles Inner-City tutoring program. Thanks to all of you in San Jose, Seattle, Portland, East Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Denver who gave your time and energy to serve and support the poor and marginalized in your community.

Online community enhancements

As promised, we also continued to enhance and improve the SCU Alumni Online Community (OLC) - www.alumniconnections.com/santaclara/ . The OLC helps you to keep in touch with classmates and is a great resource for personal and professional networking.

Looking forward

We will continue to offer new ways for you to reconnect with SCU and look forward to seeing you on campus and at events in your area. As always, you can find out what’s going on in your city by visiting our Web site at www.scu.edu/alumni .

If you have ideas for new outings or would like to suggest ways to engage more of your classmates, please let us know. You may call the Alumni Office at 408-554-6800, or e-mail us at alumupdate@scu.edu .

We’d love to hear from you.

Fall homecoming and reunions

Santa Clara has moved from one Grand Reunion/Homecoming Weekend in June to a split Spring/Fall model. We successfully hosted the classes of ’99, ’94, ’89, ’84, and ’79 in May and we are in the final stages of planning the October 15-17 Fall Homecoming/Reunion weekend for the classes of ’74, ’69, ’64, ’59, and ’54, and the Gianera Society. All alumni are encouraged to attend Homecoming activities and those of you with fall reunions should have already received your "Save The Date" card in the mail. You will also receive a formal reunion invitation and details about weekend events shortly. If you would like more information or are interested in serving on your reunion committee, please contact us at 408-554-6800 or alumupdate@scu.edu .

Vintage Santa Clara

The 21st Annual Vintage Santa Clara Wine Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 in the Mission Gardens. This event always sells out so get your tickets early. More details can be found on the Alumni Association Web site.

New Alumni Association president

Finally, I would like to welcome Pat Carr ’66 as our new Alumni Association president and thank outgoing President Heidi Le Baron Leupp ’84 for her outstanding vision, leadership, and energy. Heidi and her family work tirelessly on behalf of the University, and we will miss her enthusiasm, passion, and dedication.

GO BRONCOS!

Kathy Kale

Kathy Kale ’86

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