James Wykowski

The Adventurer

- Spring 2012

JUNIOR JAMES WYKOWSKI’S EPIC JOURNEY LEFT HIM FEELING TRULY AT PEACE WITH THE WORLD.

An unsettling 12-hour bus ride between the Moroccan cities of Casablanca and Zagora was a definite learning experience for James Wykowski. “Our first … Read More

barton thurber

The Transformer

- Spring 2012

FOR BARTON THURBER, USD HAS PROVEN THE PERFECT PLACE TO SATISFY HIS ABIDING CURIOSITY.

The last thing Barton Thurber expected when he arrived at Stanford as a freshman engineering major was to be ambushed by a dead poet. … Read More

Julie Novak

The Altruist

- Spring 2012

WHEN JULIE NOVAK SET OUT TO REINVENT HERSELF, THE BENEFITS FAR OUTWEIGHED THE CHALLENGES.

The life of an NFL kicker is downright terrifying. Imagine the crushing weight of expectation from 52 teammates — not to mention the legions of fans … Read More

Gabe Adibe

The Big Thinker

- Spring 2012

Bringing a different kind of unity to campus is Gabe Adibe’s current mission critical.

Following the unimaginable devastation of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami, Gabe Adibe helped deliver nearly a half million pounds of food, water, clothing and other … Read More

Rosy Mancillas Lopez

The Idealist

- Spring 2012

ROSY MANCILLAS LOPEZ WANTS TO HELP OTHERS NAVIGATE THROUGH IMMIGRATION’S INTRICACIES

At the age of six, Rosy Mancillas Lopez began a journey that would take nearly a decade to complete. When her family emigrated from Tijuana, Mexico, … Read More

USD Alumnus Bruce Mims

The Motivator

- Spring 2012

BRUCE MIMS WANTS TO GIVE HIGH-RISK STUDENTS WHAT THEY NEED: ATTENTION, ROLE MODELS AND HOPE.

When Rosaura Rodriguez was 16 and living in foster care for the second time, Bruce Mims gave her a reason to get up every … Read More

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