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UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Summer 2013

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First Person, Singular

First Person, Singular

They are unique yet universal; seven members of the University of San Diego community were asked to tell the story of how, exactly, they got here from there. They are students and scholars, inspirational and aspirational, professors and seekers, all sharing one single overriding purpose: to make a real and abiding difference in the world. Their stories echo a singular theme: This is what is means to be a Changemaker.


Ophelia Augustine ’13

Ophelia Augustine ’13

The freshly minted graduate says her journey at the University of San Diego truly started when people reached out to help her and, in turn, showed her how to make a tangible difference in the world.


Professor Alberto Pulido

Professor Alberto Pulido

Forming connections with cultures familiar and foreign equips the students of this Ethnic Studies professor with the wisdom and perspective to transform their lives by being a real part of their community.


Sister Virginia Rodee ’57, ’74 (MA)

Sister Virginia Rodee ’57, ’74 (MA)

The University of San Diego’s assistant vice president for mission and ministry firmly believes that God wants people to be happy so that their talents can come to life.


James D. Power, IV ’85

James D. Power, IV ’85

For this independent marketing consultant and USD Trustee, the liberal arts education he received as a history major gave him the bedrock foundation that allowed him to succeed in life.


Hannah Wolf ’13

Hannah Wolf ’13

Over time, the Changemaker Scholarship recipient and McNair Scholar has found that the most important thing in life is to be herself at the most basic level; that’s when fundamental change takes place.


Dylan Heyden ’13

Dylan Heyden ’13

For this Changemaker Scholarship winner, there’s an undeniable synergy between his life passions of surfing and service. And ultimately, the world will be all the better for it.


Professor Leeva Chung

Professor Leeva Chung

This USD Communications professor believes that student engagement is all about inspiring young minds to make connections that spark learning into action.