USD alumni and students smile widely in front of many boxes of food destined to those in need in Ukraine and Tanzania.

Bringing People Together

- Summer 2022

ALUMNI PACKAGE MEALS TO SEND TO UKRAINE AND TANZANIA

It was an unusual sight in the A and B conference rooms of the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice on April 29, 2022: Two young men ran around in hairnets … Read More

New Adventures Await

- Summer 2022

BORN STORYTELLER JESSICA BECK IS EAGER TO START HER NEXT CHAPTER

Storytelling is a privilege, which is something that Jessica Beck ’03 (BA) doesn’t take lightly. “When you’re working in news, you’re asking people to, at … Read More

USD alumni Joe Gonzales and Amanda Cuellar masked and gowned after Joe received a kidney donation from Amanda.

From One Bro to Another

- Summer 2022

FRIENDSHIP GROWS DEEPER AFTER LIFESAVING GIFT

It’s easy to sense when people have been friends for a long time. For one thing, there’s an easy banter that only comes from decades of closeness. “Bro! … Read More

Matia Robotics CEO Chris Tihansky alongside the Tek RMD, a mobility device for those with walking disabilities

Perspective is Everything

- Summer 2022

ROBOTIC MOBILITY DEVICE CHANGES THE WAY PEOPLE WITH WALKING DISABILITIES MOVE IN THE WORLD

Forget flying cars, personal jetpacks and billionaire rocket junkets. If you want to see the future, look no further than the Tek … Read More

Beauty shot of USD campus

Summer 2022 Class Notes

- Summer 2022

1960s

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MARY DUGAN (BA) writes, “I’ve recently retired from my part-time job writing grant proposals for a small dance company; before that, I wrote for immigrants’ rights and at one time, … Read More

Close-up of a mariachi violinist

Celebrating a Milestone

- Summer 2022

LATINO ALUMNI NETWORK MAKES GREAT STRIDES

As a student, Kevin Pelaez ’14 (BA) was involved in MEChA, which stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán, an organization that promotes higher education, community engagement, political participation, culture and history.  Read More

USD alumna Grace Cawley smiles alongside a jar of photoplankton

The World is Her Oyster

- Summer 2022

ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES IS THE WAVE OF GRACE CAWLEY’S FUTURE

As kids, most of us had a particular dream job we imagined for our grown-up selves. Grace Cawley ’19 (BA) wanted to be a marine … Read More

USD alumna Karolina Rzadkowolska celebrates the benefits of going alcohol-free

Keeping a Clear Head

- Summer 2022

ALUMNA CELEBRATES BENEFITS OF GOING ALCOHOL-FREE

Alcohol has long been a lubricant in bringing people together to socialize, but an increasing number of people are seeing the benefits of abstaining
from hitting the bottle altogether.Read More

Group of USD football players and coaches gathered together on USD campus

1975-1984 Football Reunion

- Spring 2022

On November 6, 2021 at the USD vs. Morehead State game, a USD Football Reunion took place with over 80 attendees.  Those in attendance were players, coaches and trainers from primarily the 1975-1984 teams, with a few players from later years. … Read More

Pictured: Ronson J. Shamoun ’98 (BAC), ’02 (JD), ’03 (LLM), Mou D. Riiny ’11 (BS/BA), Deena Drake ’13 (MSN), ’19 (PhD), President James T. Harris, Josh Williams ’16 (BA) and Laura Nunn ’08 (MA).

Agents of Change

- Spring 2022

ALUMNI HONORS CELEBRATES TORERO CHANGEMAKERS

Powerful agents of change were celebrated at the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on Friday, Oct. 15, for the 2021 Alumni Honors event.

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Joyful children surround a member of the Tamarindo Foundation

Blooming in Place

- Spring 2022

THE TAMARINDO FOUNDATION IS CHANGING LIVES IN EL SALVADOR

San Salvador archbishop Óscar Romero knew that he irritated people. In fact, he was reviled by many for his stance against poverty and oppression. The government found … Read More

Portrait of USD alumna Maritza Johnson '05 (BA)

An Exciting Trajectory

- Spring 2022

PASSION FOR PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY BECOMES LIFELONG MISSION

As a child, Maritza Johnson ’05 (BA) must have been driven past the University of San Diego “a million times.” With her parents working at a car dealership off … Read More

Archival photo of USD alumnus, top administrator of trustee John "Jack" Boyce '85 (JD)

In Memory of a Genius

- Spring 2022

FORMER TOP ADMINISTRATOR AND TRUSTEE PASSES AWAY

John “Jack” Boyce ’85 (JD) served as the University of San Diego’s Vice President for Financial Affairs — overseeing the physical plant, human resources, the bookstore, the mail center, accounting, … Read More

USD alumna Pamela Gray Payton is Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer and Vice President of Community Impact San Diego Foundation

The Right Fit

- Spring 2022

Pamela Gray Payton / Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer and Vice President of Community Impact / San Diego Foundation

Looking back, Pamela Gray Payton ’16 (MSEL) credits the Knauss School of Business, and specifically the Master of Science in … Read More