Name badge from USD alumna Ellissia Price-Fagin's 50th reunion

Living History

- Fall 2020

REFLECTIONS FROM USD’S FIRST BLACK WOMAN GRADUATE

Living in Washington, D.C for more than 50 years, Ellissia (Darley) Price-Fagin ’66 (BA) has seen plenty of history up close. And as a student in the San Diego … Read More

$1 Million Gift Benefits Students

- Fall 2020

DARLENE MARCOS SHILEY RECENTLY DONATED MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO USD

The gift will directly benefit students and their educational experience; it comes at an unprecedented time when universities across the country are facing new financial and educational challenges … Read More

People waiting in line outside of Dave's Hot Chicken franchise

Hot Chicken Comes to San Diego

- Summer 2020

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ALUMNUS OPENS SAN DIEGO FRANCHISE

Dave’s Hot Chicken began with a simple concept — to take Nashville-style hot chicken and make it better than anyone else in America. In 2017, the eatery began in a humble … Read More

USD campus from Tecalote Canyon

Summer 2020 Class Notes

- Summer 2020

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GARY KURUTZ (BA, MA ’72) was inducted into the California Library Association Hall of Fame in October 2019.

KEVIN TOOHEY (BA) reports that his daughter, Michaela, is a student in USD’s Shiley-Marcos School of … Read More

USD Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Professor Odesma Dalrymple

User-Centric Design

- Summer 2020

ENGINEERING CLASS ENGAGES STUDENTS WITH THE BLIND COMMUNITY

A core requirement for Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering majors, Engineering 103 focuses on user-centered design, a valuable skillset for all budding engineers.

When second-year students Taylor Brown, Reyna Kirschel … Read More

stock illustration of female vet saluting the american flag

Leaning All the Way In

- Summer 2020

VETERAN JODIE GRENIER FIGHTS FOR WOMEN WARRIORS

Jodie Grenier ’18 (MA) has been through some things in her life. The daughter of blue-collar parents, she joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. By the time that 9/11 occurred, … Read More