Fall 2012

Fall 2012

This issue of USD Magazine takes a look at the serendipitous ways that people can find fulfillment in work, especially when they’re lucky enough to find a way to make work feel like play. Four distinctly different university alumni have taken advantage of unexpected twists and turns along their life paths and would up heading off in surprising directions: Being famous isn’t the point for acclaimed TV actor Jim Parsons ’01 (MFA); the career of Tara Shiroff ’02 has taken a dramatic twist that she never saw coming; Claudia Dominguez ’03 delved deep inside herself and took a leap of faith; Kevin Petti ’06 (PhD) has created a niche that allows him to share his love for interconnection.

Also find news about new Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Dean Edward Luck; USD welcomes back renowned art historian, scholar and administrator Derrick Cartwright; Alumni Endowed Scholarship surpasses $1 million goal to benefit students and much more.

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