Rendering of USD's new Purcell Familyt Shoert-Game Practice Facility

Reaching a New Level

, - Fall 2021

NEW GOLF FACILITY A GAME CHANGER

What do managing a successful private equity portfolio and hitting a perfect 7-iron have in common? The way Paul Purcell ’97 (BA) sees it, both require focus, commitment and a touch of fearlessness.Read More

USD Students in front of the Think Dignity mobile showers truck

Clean as a Whistle

- Fall 2021

PROJECT PROVIDES HYGIENE SERVICES FOR THOSE IN NEED

Five years ago, the nonprofit Think Dignity launched Fresh Start, the first mobile shower program in San Diego, serving those who are experiencing or are on the cusp of homelessness. … Read More

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

Fall 2021 Class Notes

- Fall 2021

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RONALD HOUSE (BA), ’64 (JD) spent 25 years as house counsel for the San Diego Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities.

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JOHN McCOY (BA) writes, “After … Read More

USD alumna Hoang Taing '90 (BA)

Becoming a Buffalo

- Fall 2021

SURVIVING THE KHMER ROUGE COMMUNIST RULE

Hoang K. Taing McWilliams ’90 (BA) was a young girl when she was forced from her home in Phnom Penh, when the capitol city of Cambodia was overtaken.

She walked hundreds … Read More

USD alumna Rachel Freeman '09 (BA) holding a copy of her book, The Hunger.

More Than Enough

, - Fall 2021

THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY CONTINUES FOR RACHEL FREEMAN

When Rachel Freeman ’09 (BA) was growing up, her family life was strictly secular. “I grew up very assimilated into mainstream culture,” she recalls. “When I was 11, my dad gave me a … Read More

Changemakers at USD take a selfie and smile

Our Job is to Serve Others

- Fall 2021

CELEBRATING THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF USD’S CHANGEMAKER DESIGNATION

Education is an adventure, as well as a gift, bringing with it huge responsibility. Over the past decade, many things have changed on the University of San Diego campus. … Read More

USD alumna Whitney Buzbee '21 (MSN)

Quite a Love Story

- Fall 2021

FATHER AND DAUGHTER TAKE THE WALK OF A LIFETIME

From an early age, Whitney Buzbee ’21 (MSN) knew she wanted to become a nurse. Her grandmother was an emergency room nurse who later developed Alzheimer’s disease — and  that … Read More

USD alumna Alexandra Steinhaus '15 (BA), '20 (MA)

Ethical Leadership

- Fall 2021

DOUBLE ALUMNA WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH BUSINESS

The beautiful campus may have attracted her to USD, but for Alexandra Steinhaus ’15 (BA), ’20 (MA), the stellar educational experience kept her here. She came to USD in Fall 2011 to … Read More

USD Scholarship Recipient Faith Osei-Tutu

Paying it Forward

- Fall 2021

ALUMNI SUPPORT NAMESAKE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FUTURE TOREROS

When Erin Alex Fullinwider ’05 (BS/BA) graduated from the University of San Diego’s electrical engineering department, she was one of three women studying in the program. But that wasn’t … Read More

USD senior Mitch Flippo

Living the Dream

- Fall 2021

CREATING A CAREER PATH THAT FEELS LIKE PLAY

For all intents and purposes, USD senior Mitch Flippo is living the dream. The 21-year-old has crafted a career path doing what he loves: creating visual stories through video, photography … Read More

Aqua Equity co-founders Ryan Morgan ‘08 (BBA), Brandon Espy ‘10 (BA) and J.T. Rogan ‘08 (BBA).

Playing Hard, Doing Good

- Fall 2021

ALUMNI FOREVER CONNECTED BY FOOTBALL, FRIENDSHIP AND FIDELITY

There’s really no earthly reason why J.T. Rogan ’08 (BBA) and Ryan Morgan ’08 (BBA) should be such good friends, especially when considering how they first met.

Back … Read More

View of USD campus from Tecolote Canyon

Action and Understanding

- Fall 2021

HORIZON PROJECT LAUNCHES TO BUILD A MORE INCLUSIVE CAMPUS

In the spring of 2021, the University of San Diego announced the Horizon Project, an initiative designed to move USD into the forefront of Catholic higher education by following Pope … Read More