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 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

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

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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

Illustration of refugees seeking a better life.

Lessons Taken to Heart

, - Summer 2020

KROC PEACE SCHOOL GRADUATE ASSISTS REFUGEE COMMUNITY

Every day the coronavirus crisis goes on, Womaniala Gerald ’19 (MA) appreciates the skills he learned in conflict management and resolution a little more.

Even before COVID-19 began upending lives, … Read More

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC smile as they pose next to a stack of donated pizzas

A Slice of Hope

, - COVID-19

PIZZERIA FEEDING NYC HOSPITAL WORKERS

A New York pizzeria is stepping up to feed hospital workers in New York City — as well as in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens — in the wake of the region’s upsurge in … Read More

Illustration of woman in chair listening to headphones

Self-Care is Community Care

- COVID-19

FINDING CONNECTION, TRUST AND SAFETY IN A CRISIS SITUATION

As you and your loved ones stay home, as you and your colleagues work remotely, we do so to stay safe and protect ourselves and each other. We are … Read More

Tiny Toreros Story Time

- Summer 2020

NEW PODCAST AIMED AT THE LITTLES LAUNCHES

Parents looking for a way to entertain their toddlers, preschoolers and young children as they shelter in place have a new resource by the name of Tiny Toreros Story Time, a … Read More

USD alumnus James Brennan with COVID-19 first responders at San Diego ERs

Stepping Up

, - COVID-19

SUJA JUICE CO-FOUNDER JAMES BRENNAN DELIVERS TO LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM WORKERS

It’s mid-afternoon on Wednesday, and James Brennan ’96 (BBA) is on the road, driving to the first of the three or four San Diego emergency rooms where … Read More