Summer 2013by Staff

First Person, Singular



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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....

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Their faces glow, lit from within with an infectious energy, infusing each word as if time might run out before their story can be shared. Each of the seven is, in their own unique yet universal way, the epitome of a Changemaker. Students and scholars, inspirational and aspirational, professors and seekers, they all share a single purpose: to make a real and abiding difference in the world.

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Ophelia Augustine James D. Power, IV ’85 Sister Virginia Rodee ’57, ’74 (MA) Hannah Wolf ’13
Dylan Heyden ’13 Professor Leeva Chung Professor Alberto Pulido