A doctor walks through a warzone carrying an injured baby

Bearing Witness

- Spring 2021

DOCUMENTARY GARNERS AWARENESS FOR REFUGEES

With a love for travel, languages, history and politics, Kim Polo ’98 (BA) used her time as a student at the University of San Diego to dive even deeper into those personal … Read More

University of San Diego alumnus Erik Jorgensen ’00 (BA) is a DJ for the San Diego Padres baseball ateam

In the Big Leagues

- Spring 2021

DJing THE SOUNDTRACK FOR PRO SPORTS TEAMS

A former Torero baseball player, Erik Jorgensen ’00 (BA) has made it to the big leagues. But he’s not hitting home runs or striking out batters. Instead, he’s … Read More

USD alumnus Basil Considine

Notes of Spice

- Spring 2021

BASIL CONSIDINE IS HUNGRY TO MAKE ART

To say that Basil Considine ’03 (BA) is the musical sort is an understatement. For one thing, he began viola lessons at the age of five, playing on a small-sized … Read More

Headshot of USD alumna Ruth Rivet

An Honorable Profession

- Fall 2020

THE ROAD TO A REWARDING, EDUCATED LIFE OF SERVICE

Ruth Rivet’s life story is made up of high-risk, high-reward opportunities, but any resulting adrenaline rush isn’t her motivation.

“I learned pretty early on to … Read More

Senior Director of Alumni Relations (pictured at left, alongside Wine Classic co-host and auctioneer Clint Bell)

New Ways to Think

- Fall 2020

VIRTUAL EVENTS PROVIDE REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS

In the entrepreneurship world, even challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic can be viewed as an opportunity for finding new ways to think. Since mid-March, — when all USD classes were shifted … Read More

USD alumnus Travis Kemnitz ’02 (BA), holding a turtle on a boat

Deeply Rooted

- Fall 2020

LOVE OF NATURE BECOMES LIFE’S WORK

An innate, deep-rooted love of nature comes through loud and clear when Travis Kemnitz ’02 (BA) speaks. Perhaps that’s why the new executive director of the San Diego Audubon … Read More

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

Living History

- Fall 2020

REFLECTIONS FROM ONE OF USD’S EARLIEST BLACK WOMAN GRADUATES

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 … 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