Alumni Highlights

To have a degree from USD, whether it's undergraduate, graduate or doctoral, puts our alumni on a personal path to success, to make a difference in others' lives locally, nationally and globally.

Everyone dreams of what they want to be in life. For those who attend the University of San Diego, the answer to this question is often finalized or discovered through education experiences, social interactions, mentoring and leadership opportunities. Here are just a few examples of the more than 60,000 global Torero alumni.

Mauricio López-Hodoyán '93/'95

BS/BA / IMBA, Engineering

2014 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award

Vice President Strategy & Analysis, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Shobha Pradhan Shrestha '08

MA, Peace Studies

2014 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award

Founder and Executive Chair, Women for Peace and Democracy (WPD), Nepal

Susan Stone PhD, RN, NEA-BC '94/'07

MSN / PhD, Nursing

2014 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award

Senior Vice President and CEO, Sharp Coronado Hospital

Jan I. Goldsmith '76

Juris Doctor

2013 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award

City Attorney, San Diego

Timothy Lynch '95

BA, Communications

2012 Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award

Executive Producer, Woodshed Films and Farm League

James W. Brennan '96

BA, Business Administration

2014 Bishop Charles Francis Buddy Award

CEO, Enlightened Hospitality Group

Patricia Dixon '71/'75

BA/MA, History

Professor, educator and department chair for American Indian Studies, Palomar College.

Derek Aberle '96

Juris Doctor

President, Qualcomm Incorporated

Chris Yip '14

BA, Computer Science / Physics

PhD student at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Garry Ridge '01

MSEL, Executive Leadership

Chief Executive Officer, WD-40 Company

Christina Andrade '12

MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

Teacher at USD, Mira Costa Community College and UCSD English Language Institute

Michelle Grindle '13

MA, Leadership Studies

Elementary School Teacher, Massachusetts