USD alumnus Bryan Carpenter

Brewing Up Business

- Spring 2019

THE CRAFT BEER CPA HAS FOUND HIS NICHE

Bryan Carpenter ’07 (BAC/BBA) is enthusiastic about suds. That makes perfect sense, given that he’s the self-proclaimed “craft beer CPA,” using his expertise and training to benefit … Read More

View of Linda Vista Road from USD.

Spring 2019 Class Notes

- Spring 2019

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LeROY PENDRAY (BBA) reports that he and his wife, Fran, celebrated their 10-year anniversary in November 2018. “We live in an equestrian area, Orange Park Acres, and I am currently on the OPA board,” LeRoy says. “Can’t … Read More

USD alumna Hannah Payne

The Power of Love

- Spring 2019

HANNAH PAYNE’S FASHION LINE MAKES A STATEMENT

At the age of five, Hannah Payne ‘12 (BA) was already piecing together her future. From organizing neighborhood fashion shows to viewing each day of elementary school as a … Read More

USD alumna Lynn Hijar Hoffman

Woman of the World

- Spring 2019

WHEN THE JOURNEY TURNS OUT TO BE THE DESTINATION

As a teenager, Lynn Hijar Hoffman ’98 (BBA), ’06 (MSGL), ’18 (MS) didn’t see higher education as part of her future.

“In truth, I didn’… Read More

USD Alumnus Byron Palmer

Natural Son

- Spring 2019

An honest embrace of the world: Byron Palmer walks the walk

The view from Sonoma Mountain ripples with layers. Up close, there are rolling hills of grass, mostly in shades of brown this early in the fall. A … Read More

Dancer and choreographer Natasha Ridley is an alumna of USD.

The Work of Art

- Spring 2019

NATASHA RIDLEY FINDS SOLACE AND RELEASE IN DANCE

When it comes to what’s important in life, Natasha Ridley ’16 (MA) is clear: “I can’t live without art. I find freedom in dancing. For me, it’s another … Read More

USD alumna Meggan Hill-McQueeny with horse

The Gift Horses

- Spring 2019

MIRACLES HAPPEN. JUST ASK MEGGAN HILL-MCQUEENEY.

Meggan Hill-McQueeney was three when she fell off Popsicle and broke her left arm — an especially unfortunate accident for the congenital amputee born without a right one. Meggan’s parents … Read More

USD Alumnus Tyler Norris

Here Comes the Sun

- Spring 2019

TYLER NORRIS TAKES SOLAR FROM CAMPUS TO COMMUNITY

At some point as he was juggling a full class load at USD and working 30 hours a week as an analyst at Apple, Tyler Norris ’16 (BBA) saw the light.

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USD Alumna Michelle Moore '85 (BA) in Maui

Thriving in Business and in Nature

- Fall 2018

HOW ONE USD ALUM IS REDEFINING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL LANDSCAPE

Entrepreneur-turned-horticulturalist Michele Moore ’85 (BA) knows what it takes to build a flourishing enterprise — both in business and in nature.

After graduating from the USD School of Business … Read More

USD School of Law alums David Casey ’74 (JD) and Virginia Nelson '79 (JD)

Lawyering Up!

- Fall 2018

PAIR OF SCHOOL OF LAW ALUMNI LEAD CAMPAIGN SUCCESS

The two friends having lunch at Cucina Urbana near Balboa Park had known each other for years. There were old times to be relived, to be sure, … Read More

USD alumnus Edred Utomi

Role of a Lifetime

- Fall 2018

ACTOR EDRED UTOMI LANDS DREAM JOB

When last seen in San Diego, Edred Utomi ‘13 (BA) was rocking a bright-red wig as an ensemble member in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Old Globe.Read More