In this issue, six of USD’s best and brightest are featured. They know all about reveling in the joy of firing on all cylinders. Each of these alumni credits his or her post-academic successes to high expectations and an inability to let “good enough” be an acceptable option. Without exception, their journeys were kick-started by academic rigor. The certainty that being pushed to the limit made them better-equipped to excel in their chosen careers is rocksolid,and their journeys have been nothing less than inspiring.