Sue Snyder

Sue Snyder

, - Alumni Honors 2018

Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Sue Snyder was head coach for the women’s volleyball team for nine seasons, from 1990-1998. During her outstanding coaching career she directed the Toreros to the NCAA Tournament four … Read More

Rasheed Behrooznia

Rasheed Behrooznia ’02 (BS/BA)

, - Alumni Honors 2018

Recipient of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering’s Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award, Rasheed Behrooznia is vice president of engineering at Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), where he leads all engineering for North America. His team designs and develops fare-collection … Read More

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R.I.P. Lee F. Gerlach

- USD History

Two USD alumni wrote separately to the magazine this spring to urge us to share news of the passing of  the man one describes as “legendary,” Professor Emeritus Lee. F. Gerlach, who died on May 30, 2017 at the age of 96.Read More

Brandie Bramsen Sinha ‘02, ‘06 (MSRE)

Skipping the Quiet Life

- Spring 2018

NO COMFORT ZONES NEEDED FOR THIS WORLD TRAVELER

Crank up the enthusiasm level to 10 when talking with Brandie Bramsen Sinha ‘02, ‘06 (MSRE). Scratch that, she’s got more enough for both of you. And she’s not afraid to … Read More

USD alumnus R.J. Martin '91 (BA)

Changing Paradise

- Spring 2018

BUILDING AFFORDABLE, ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES IN HAWAII

The numbers illustrate the extreme financial challenges of home ownership on a tropical island paradise: the median home in Hawaii costs $605,000, nearly $100,000 more than a comparable house in San Diego.Read More

Student looks over the San Diego skyline from the USD campus.

Spring 2018 Class Notes

- Spring 2018

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MICHELE (GENNETTE) LITTON (BA) volunteers at St. John the Apostle in Leesburg, Virginia, where she leads Bible study and a widow’s group, the Next Chapter, and teaches English as a … Read More

Opening the Earth

- Spring 2018

FINDING RESILIENCE, STRENGTH AND GRACE IN THE HEIGHTS OF THE PERUVIAN ANDES

It’s a very long way from the small town of Marshall, Michigan, to the breathtaking stark isolation of the Peruvian Andes. Marshall is where Eric … Read More

Supply Chain Explorer

- Spring 2018

CHRIS PEYRE, ’04 (MBA) SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity surpassed their fears, the Amazon became a … Read More

Members of Founders Chapel Choir gather on the altar.

Chronicle of a Canticle

, - Spring 2018

A FAMILIAR REFRAIN: FINDING FAMILY THROUGH MUSIC

Golden light filters through stained glass. The result is dust-mote-sprinkled rays of brilliance: indigo, magenta, violet. In late afternoon, Founders Chapel has a certain reverent hush about it, at least until … Read More