Participants of a tour of Founders Chapel

Treasured Tradition

- Summer 2014

USD’S BELOVED FOUNDERS CHAPEL CELEBRATES MILESTONE BIRTHDAY

It didn’t take long for then-freshman Amy Gualtieri ’86 to understand that Founders Chapel was a sacred space.

“I can still remember how I was awestruck when I … Read More

Johnson family

Do What You Can

- Summer 2012

FOR TODD JOHNSON AND FAMILY, MORE DOES NOT EQUAL ENOUGH

The cities of Menlo Park, Calif., and Dessie, Ethiopia, are separated by 10 time zones and 8,879 miles; an exhausting journey for even the most seasoned of travelers. And yet, … Read More

USD Parent Maha Paulus

Peace, If Possible

- Fall 2011

PARENT MAHA PAULUS FINDS PATH TO THE FUTURE THROUGH THE PAST

The Iraq that Maha Paulus remembers is not the smoldering country she reads about in grim newspaper accounts or sees in grainy, anarchic footage on the evening … Read More

portrait of Frances G. Harpst

Good Works, Abundant Grace

- Summer 2011

THE QUIET GENEROSITY OF FRANCES G. HARPST STILL REVERBERATES

Every Wednesday for more than 30 years, Frances Goodrich Harpst packed up the Meals on Wheels van for Coronado Hospital and motored the tree-lined streets, delivering meals to her homebound … Read More

Life Well Lived

, - Spring 2011

BELOVED EDUCATOR SISTER HELEN LORCH

Sister Helen Lorch accomplished much in her 100 years of life, including being a wife, mother and community volunteer, but she is best remembered by University of San Diego alumni as a beloved nun … Read More

silhouettes of Haitians against a cloudy sky

After Shock

, - Fall 2010

LENDING A HAND TO SURVIVORS OF HAITI’S DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE

When a 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Haiti in the early evening hours of Jan. 12, 2010, it was the strongest temblor the country had undergone since the 16th century. The capital … Read More