Fall 2015 SCM

Fall 2015

Pope Francis on the environment, the deft and graceful mastery of Steve Nash ’96, plus more from the Mission Campus. 

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  • Boob spelled backwards

    Boob spelled backwards

    Jim Harrington, 2 Nov 2015

    After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, DJ Mike “No Name” Nelson ’96 decided to help raise awareness with a 3,000-mile trip and a hit charity single penned by his son.

  • Like no place on earth

    Like no place on earth

    Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77 , 30 Oct 2015

    Talking with John A. Sobrato ’60 about building Silicon Valley—literally—and shaping it for future generations.

  • Going to BAT

    Going to BAT

    Thomas Neumann, 21 Oct 2015

    His Major League Baseball career is in the past, but Randy Winn ’96 is still stepping up to the plate to help the entire baseball family.

  • If innocent please contact

    If innocent please contact

    Denny Walsh, 15 Oct 2015

    After 15 years in prison, Larry Pohlschneider walked out a free man thanks to the efforts of Maitreya Badami and the Northern California Innocence Project.

  • The cranky jubilarian

    The cranky jubilarian

    Mick McCarthy, S.J. '87 and William Rewak, S.J., 6 Oct 2015

    Jerry McKevitt, S.J., was a scholar, teacher, reverend, and chef. And he chronicled the history of Santa Clara and Jesuits in the West.

  • The post-pope priorities

    The post-pope priorities

    Deborah Lohse, 1 Oct 2015

    After Francis’s historic U.S. visit, what are the takeaways—and must-dos?

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  • Stephen Sifferman ’93, M.S. ’98

    Stephen Sifferman ’93, M.S. ’98 received the SCU School of Engineering's 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

  • Tony Scott J.D. ’92

    Tony Scott J.D. ’92 is the new United States chief information officer and administrator of OMB’s Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology.

  • Francisco Jiménez ’66

    Napa County Reads has selected the autobiographic stories by Francisco Jiménez ’66 for its literacy program with middle school students.

  • Mike Cummins ’79

    Mike Cummins ’79 has joined the San José State University baseball program as the team’s volunteer assistant coach.

  • Steve Tradewell ’90

    Steve Tradewell ’90 received the CFO Recognition Award for making a significant impact on the health of North Bay companies and the economy.

  • Nicholas J.C. Santos, S.J., MTS '02

    Nicholas J.C. Santos, S.J., MTS ’02 is now on the Board of Trustees at Creighton University, a Jesuit school in Omaha, Nebraska.

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