Brandie Bramsen Sinha ‘02, ‘06 (MSRE)

Skipping the Quiet Life

- Issue, Spring 2018

NO COMFORT ZONES NEEDED FOR THIS WORLD TRAVELER

Crank up the enthusiasm level to 10 when talking with Brandie Bramsen Sinha ‘02, ‘06 (MSRE). Scratch that, she’s got more enough for both of you. And she’s not afraid to … Read More

USD alumnus R.J. Martin '91 (BA)

Changing Paradise

- Spring 2018

BUILDING AFFORDABLE, ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES IN HAWAII

The numbers illustrate the extreme financial challenges of home ownership on a tropical island paradise: the median home in Hawaii costs $605,000, nearly $100,000 more than a comparable house in San Diego.Read More

Student looks over the San Diego skyline from the USD campus.

Spring 2018 Class Notes

- Spring 2018

1950s

[1958]

MICHELE (GENNETTE) LITTON (BA) volunteers at St. John the Apostle in Leesburg, Virginia, where she leads Bible study and a widow’s group, the Next Chapter, and teaches English as a … Read More

Opening the Earth

- Spring 2018

FINDING RESILIENCE, STRENGTH AND GRACE IN THE HEIGHTS OF THE PERUVIAN ANDES

It’s a very long way from the small town of Marshall, Michigan, to the breathtaking stark isolation of the Peruvian Andes. Marshall is where Eric … Read More

Supply Chain Explorer

- Issue, Spring 2018

CHRIS PEYRE, ’04, MBA, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity surpassed their fears, the Amazon became a … Read More

Members of Founders Chapel Choir gather on the altar.

Chronicle of a Canticle

, - Spring 2018

A FAMILIAR REFRAIN: FINDING FAMILY THROUGH MUSIC

Golden light filters through stained glass. The result is dust-mote-sprinkled rays of brilliance: indigo, magenta, violet. In late afternoon, Founders Chapel has a certain reverent hush about it, at least until … Read More

USD alums Jessica '09 and Joshua '08 Denton

Opposites Attract

- Spring 2018

BEST FRIENDS BUILD A HAPPY MARRIAGE AND A BLOSSOMING BUSINESS

Most love stories begin when couples meet and sparks fly. This was not the case for Jessica ’09 and Joshua ’08 Denton.

Jessica describes … Read More

USD alumnus Jared Forester '08 (BA)

He’s Walking the Walk

- Spring 2018

PHYSICIAN’S FASCINATING JOURNEY IS JUST GETTING UNDERWAY

Jared Forrester ’08 (BA) is sitting in a hip South Park coffee house, sipping water. Outside, jackhammers pound at cement, the decibel level roughly equivalent to sitting next to a condo-sized … Read More

Rendering of USD campus

USD History: Video Interviews

, - USD History

LUMINARIES REFLECT ABOUT THEIR TIME ON CAMPUS

On a brisk winter afternoon in December 1949, local dignitaries joined Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill for a groundbreaking ceremony atop a wind-swept mesa overlooking the burgeoning San … Read More

Salvador “Chava” Mercado-Cano

Act of Gratitude

, - Fall 2017

The University of San Diego, in partnership with Entravision, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting our amazing alumni.

In the accompanying video, learn more about 2006 USD College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Salvador “Chava” Mercado-Cano and his … Read More

Motion gif of astronaut images

To Boldly Go …

, - Fall 2017

A MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE AWAITS NASA ASTRONAUT CANDIDATES MATTHEW DOMINICK ’05 AND JONATHAN KIM ’12

What does it say about a relatively small liberal arts university that one sixth of NASA’s 2017 astronaut class — two out of just 12 candidates — are … Read More

Beauty shot of USD campus

Fall 2017 Class Notes

- Fall 2017

1960s

[1963]

FATHER DAVID PAUL BALTZ, MCCJ (BA) was ordained a Comboni Missionary priest in 1967 after theology studies in Italy. In 1975, he was assigned to work with the Logbara people in Uganda. On … Read More