USD engineering student in a Baja buggy as a senior capstone project

Obstacle Course

- Spring 2022

BAJA SPONSORS TAKE BUGGY FOR A SPIN

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering was thrilled to host long-time Baja car sponsors — Richard and Susan Pennington — on campus in October 2020 for what proved to be a fun test-drive. Read More

student ponders beauty at usd

Spring 2022 Class Notes

- Spring 2022

1960s

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MARY (WILLIAMS) SCHALLER (BA) writes, “My latest book, written during the COVID pandemic lockdown, was released in June 2021. It is titled, The Most Improbable International Cricket Team Ever. It is the … Read More

USD alumna Veronica St. Claire '16 (BA)

The Plot Thickens

- Spring 2022

LA BREA’S VERONICA ST. CLAIR IS READY FOR WHAT’S NEXT

It seems hard to believe that the radiant, articulate Veronica St. Clair ’16 (BA) could ever suffer a moment’s self-doubt, but to … Read More

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

1960s

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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