2019 recipients of USD's Alumni Honors awards on stage

Superpowers, Activate!

- Spring 2020

ALUMNI HONORS PAYS TRIBUTE TO USD’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST

The University of San Diego continued its tradition of honoring extraordinary alumni who exemplify the values and mission of USD. This year’s Alumni Honors celebration … Read More

Plastic trash sullies a beautiful tropical beach

Talking Trash

- Spring 2020

TRENT HODGES ’09 (BA) IS ON A MISSION TO REDUCE OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION

Leave it to Trent Hodges ‘09 (BA) to find the best surf breaks in Idaho.

Born in Los Angeles and introduced to the sport by … Read More

USD Alumnus David Reiling

He’s Banking On It

- Spring 2020

DAVID REILING ’89 (BBA) IS DETERMINED TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

Risk is something that David Reiling ’89 (BBA) has never been averse to. It’s a word that’s often tossed around in the world of banking, but … Read More

USD campus from Tecolote Canyon.

Spring 2020 Class Notes

- Spring 2020

[1956]
JAMES FREED (BA) reports that he and his wife, Helen, just welcomed their first great-grandson.

[1963]

VICTOR BIANCHINI (JD) was named the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus for the San Diego State University … Read More

USD alumnus Payton Stanaway lifts his bicycle over his head in triumph

Pedaling for a Cause

- Spring 2020

PAYTON STANAWAY ’19 (BS/BA) RODE FROM COAST TO COAST TO SUPPORT CANCER SURVIVORS

Before he put pedal to the metal as a mechanical engineer, Payton Stanaway ’19 (BS/BA) wanted to pedal for a cause. So in the summer … Read More

Three women veterans walk around Lake Murray.

No Strings Attached

- Spring 2020

BILLIEKAI BOUGHTON ’15 (MSEL) IS HELPING WOMEN VETS FIND THEMSELVES — AND EACH OTHER

The dragonflies are flitting around the lake, and Billiekai Boughton ’15 (MSEL) can’t help herself. Shenterrupts her thoughts about veterans and talks about how … Read More

USD alumnus Jimmy Bried

Clear-Eyed Visionary

- Spring 2020

JIMMY BRIED ’16 (BBA) PUTS HIS MONEY WHERE HIS HEART IS

When Jimmy Bried ’16 (BBA) came to the University of San Diego as a transfer student in 2014 to continue his interrupted higher education, he knew he had … Read More

Portrait of USD alumna Melanie Dellas '13 (MA)

These Precious Things

- Fall 2019

ALUMNA TAKES GOOD CARE OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS

When Melanie Dellas ’13 (MA) decided to go back to school, she was parenting two young sons on her own after a divorce. A writer and a business owner, Dellas … Read More

Portrait of USD alumna Karen Stefano, with arms crossed, looking unflinchingly at the camera

More Than Enough

- Fall 2019

KAREN STEFANO TRANSFORMS TRAUMA INTO TRIUMPH

If you could bottle the very essence of San Diego, it would look, feel and sound a lot like this particular Friday evening. Beams of sunlight pierce through fluffy clouds … Read More

Drone photo of USD campus looking toward the bay showing the immaculata and other campus buildings.

Fall 2019 Class Notes

- Fall 2019

[1956]
MARILYNN (MAYER) NEVILLE (BA) writes, “Hello out there to the great Class of ’56. We were the first to matriculate at USD for all four years. Our names are somewhere in a cornerstone —or was it a time … Read More

Portrait of Maria Teresa (Carrasco) Pietrok '86 (BA)

Citizen of the World

- Fall 2019

PRACTICING SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN

As the United States and the Soviet Union gritted their teeth through the Cold War, Maria Teresa (Carrasco) Pietrok ’66 (BA) was creating smiles behind the Iron Curtain, the onetime … Read More