Motion gif of astronaut images

To Boldly Go …

, - Fall 2017

A MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE AWAITS NASA ASTRONAUT CANDIDATES MATTHEW DOMINICK ’05 AND JONATHAN KIM ’12

What does it say about a relatively small liberal arts university that one sixth of NASA’s 2017 astronaut class — two out of just 12 candidates — are … Read More

Beauty shot of USD campus

Fall 2017 Class Notes

- Fall 2017

1960s

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FATHER DAVID PAUL BALTZ, MCCJ (BA) was ordained a Comboni Missionary priest in 1967 after theology studies in Italy. In 1975, he was assigned to work with the Logbara people in Uganda. On … Read More

Bishop John Dolan

A Joyful Spirit

, - Fall 2017

POPE FRANCIS NAMES JOHN DOLAN ’85 AUXILIARY BISHOP

This spring, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Fr. John P. Dolan ’85 (BA) as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Diego; he took up his duties in June 2017. In … Read More

USD students on a Torero Trek to Adobe.

Meeting of Minds

, - Fall 2017

PARTNERSHIP AIMS TO TURN CAREER DREAMS INTO REALITY 

Toreros helping Toreros. As the University of San Diego approaches its 75th anniversary in 2024, the focus is on student success. Professional development is at the heart of this mission, evidenced … Read More

Colin Supko

Keeping the Faith

- Fall 2017

USD’S ALUMNI VETERAN NETWORK KEEPS TOREROS CONNECTED 

While deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 as a Navy SEAL, Colin Supko’s teammate received word that his wife had been robbed at gunpoint while selling a car through … Read More

Show Your Pride

- Fall 2017

DEAR TOREROS,

It is my great privilege to serve as the new president of the USD Alumni Association, working with our dynamic board of directors, more than 1,000 alumni volunteers and the Alumni and Parent Relations staff to involve … Read More

Jenny Cavellier on the set of Masterchef's 7th season

Hail to the Chef

- Fall 2017

JENNIFER CAVELLIER TAKES THE HEAT ON TV REALITY SHOW

When watching competitive cooking shows on TV, there’s one burning question that viewers want answered: Isn’t the food cold by the time the judges taste … Read More

Gary Schons in Spain

My Journey to Alcalá

- Fall 2017

A TRIP TO SPAIN HARKENS BACK TO USD 

From the time I first stepped on the USD campus in 1968 for a summer debate camp and returned as a freshman at the College for Men the following year, I, … Read More

USD alumnus Steve Melen floats underwater alongside his daughter, Ava.

Miracle Man

- Summer 2017

STEVE MELEN ’92 HAS BEEN TO THE EDGE AND BACK

Crackling with energy and a palpable zest for life, Steve Melen ’92 (BBA) seems to have time for everything and everyone: his day job as a financial advisor … Read More

USD Campus as seen from Tecolote Canyon

Summer 2017 Class Notes

- Summer 2017

CATCH UP WITH FELLOW TOREROS

Torero Notes may be edited for length and clarity. Photos must be high resolution, so adjust camera settings accordingly. Engagements, pregnancies, personal email addresses and telephone numbers cannot be published. Please … Read More

Astronaut candidate Jonathan Kim

High Flyers

- Summer 2017

USD ALUMNI JOIN ELITE GROUP OF NASA ASTRONAUT CANDIDATES

Twelve new astronaut candidates, including a pair of recent University of San Diego alumni, were welcomed and celebrated at a ceremony hosted at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on … Read More