USD History: Video Interviews

Rendering of USD campus

LUMINARIES REFLECT ABOUT THEIR TIME ON CAMPUS

On a brisk winter afternoon in December 1949, local dignitaries joined Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill for a groundbreaking ceremony atop a wind-swept mesa overlooking the burgeoning San Diego cityscape.

Mother Hill had a special reason for wanting the campus, which would come to be known as Alcalá Park, to be unrivaled in its exquisite beauty and intricate design.

“There are three things that are significant in education: beauty, goodness and truth,” she said. Mother Hill believed that beauty would attract people on sight, and that students would find goodness when they interacted with faculty and staff, who would them lead them to the truth, which is the true purpose of the university.

Over the course of several years, a group of dedicated University of San Diego alumni have videotaped interviews with prominent members of the community.

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

Melinda Blade was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

John Bowman was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Sandy Cassell was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Tom Cosgrove was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Sandy Chew Phillips was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Rosemary Johnston was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Cheryl Cox ’70 (BA), former mayor of Chula Vista, Calif. (2006-2014), was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

John Cunningham was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Fran Dolan ’63 (BA) looks back on her days at the College for Women. She was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Patrick Drinan was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

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Iris Engstrand was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Jim Freed was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Sister Sally Furay, RSCJ, was a professor, provost and academic dean at USD; she was interviewed on camera about her memories of the San Diego College for Women through the merger with the College for Men. Find a transcript of that interview here.

William (“Bill”) Gore ’69 (BA),  was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project. He has served as the 29th sheriff of San Diego County since 2009.

Carolyn Greer, parent of two USD alumni — David ’08 (BBA) and Jason ’10 (BBA) — was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project. She is the university’s associate athletic director, sports medicine.

Mike Haupt was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Alice Hayes, president emeritus of USD (1995-2003), was interviewed on camera about her time at the University of San Diego.

Author (“Art”) Hughes, the first president of the University of San Diego (1971-1995) was interviewed on camera about his time at USD.

Marge Hughes was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Marge and Art Hughes were interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

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Jack Kelly was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Charles King ’62 (BBA) was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Maureen King was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Jackie Landis was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Mike Liuzzi was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Mike Maher was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Nancy Morris was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Jackson Muecke was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Owen Mullen was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Doug Robert ’74 (BA), ’94 (MA) was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

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Gary Schons ’73 (BA), ’76 (JD) was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Patricia Shaeffer was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Ed Starkey. longtime librarian at USD’s Copley Library, was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

John Swanke was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

 

John Trifillitti was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

Terry Whitcomb was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

 

Rich Yousko was interviewed on camera as part of the USD Alumni Oral History Project.

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