As it turns out, compassion can be taught. The University of San Diego’s Master’s Entry Program in Nursing students come into the program from a variety of backgrounds, sharing only a sense of purpose and the motivation it takes to succeed in an accelerated, highly competitive course of study that puts heavy emphasis on giving back to the community.
Infusing social responsibility into business education is an idea that’s become so ingrained at USD that it’s part of the university’s DNA. Now, the Center for Peace and Commerce is providing a mechanism to coordinate and synthesize efforts to intertwine business training with social awareness.
For two and a half decades, the Center for Community Service-Learning has been championing the ideals and practicalities of public service while emphasizing student leadership development. The importance of establishing relationships remains paramount, so that students learn something profound about their place in the world.
The story of J.P. Bolwahnn’s road to USD is the stuff of Oscar-winning Hollywood screenplays, filled with thrills, chills and wildly improbable plot twists. Football coach Ron Caragher says that he is a “really tough player, physical and mentally, and leads by example on and off the field.”