Interior of an empty Founders Chapel on the USD campus

Summer 2021 Class Notes

- Summer 2021

1960s

[1965 ]

MARY DUGAN (BA) reports that her Harlequin novels are still in world-wide publication even after 18 years. “Most recently, Sweden has reissued all of my books and Japan has published them in … Read More

USD alumnus Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos ‘88 (BBA)

Not Self, but Country

- Summer 2021

THE MAN IN CHARGE OF THE U.S. NAVY’S SUPPLY CHAIN

With his understated demeanor and down- to-earth manner, it’s a bit hard to believe Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos ‘88 (BBA) is in charge of the U.… Read More

USD alumna nn Lawani ‘18 (MSN), a COVID nurse, with hand on hip in scrubs

On the Front Line

- Summer 2021

COVID NURSE ANN LAWANI FIGHTS FOR HER PATIENTS

Ann Lawani ‘18 (MSN) is the kind of nurse you want caring for you when you’re sick. She’s compassionate, she’s knowledgeable and she understands the pain … Read More

USD alumna Amanda Gates ’16 (BS/BA)

Dare Mighty Things

- Summer 2021

PLANETS ALIGN FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER AMANDA GATES

From sunny San Diego to the windswept Martian landscape, Amanda Gates ’16 (BS/BA) is charting her own path. A nuclear research engineer with the United States Department of Energy’s Idaho … Read More

USD alumnus Bernie Bickerstaff alongside JC Cunningham and Bill McGillis

Unfailingly Generous

- Summer 2021

FUND NAMED FOR LEGENDARY BASKETBALL COACH BERNIE BICKERSTAFF

At  USD, as it did across the country and around the globe, George Floyd’s tragic death sparked a critical conversation, prompting a key question: How could USD — and the … Read More

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria speaking at a podium

Meeting of Minds

- Summer 2021

A CONVERSATION WITH SAN DIEGO MAYOR TODD GLORIA ‘00 AND USD PRESIDENT JAMES T. HARRIS

There’s no denying that San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria ‘00 (BA) is breaking new ground as the city’s first person of … Read More

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