Peruvian farmers and USD alumnus Eric Ebner

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

USD alums Jessica '09 and Joshua '08 Denton

Opposites Attract

- Spring 2018

BEST FRIENDS BUILD A HAPPY MARRIAGE AND A BLOSSOMING BUSINESS

Most love stories begin when couples meet and sparks fly. This was not the case for Jessica ’09 and Joshua ’08 Denton.

Jessica describes … Read More

USD alumnus Jared Forester '08 (BA)

He’s Walking the Walk

- Spring 2018

PHYSICIAN’S FASCINATING JOURNEY IS JUST GETTING UNDERWAY

Jared Forrester ’08 (BA) is sitting in a hip South Park coffee house, sipping water. Outside, jackhammers pound at cement, the decibel level roughly equivalent to sitting next to a condo-sized … Read More

Rendering of USD campus

USD History: Video Interviews

, - USD History

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 … Read More

Salvador “Chava” Mercado-Cano

Act of Gratitude

, - Fall 2017

The University of San Diego, in partnership with Entravision, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting our amazing alumni.

In the accompanying video, learn more about 2006 USD College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Salvador “Chava” Mercado-Cano and his … Read More

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