This and That

Pay it Forward

Officially launched in January 2007, the USD Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund already has an endowment of nearly $100,000. All of its disbursements go toward undergraduate scholarships. Lead donor Shannon Smith ’86 hopes that the rest of the alumni community join her in building a huge endowment for undergraduate scholarships.

Save the Date

Come one, come all, come back to campus for this year’s Homecoming & Reunion weekend, scheduled for Nov 2-4. Homecoming chair Kristin French ’94 (M.B.A. ’98) urges alumni to come on back to campus for some fun: “Homecoming is such a fantastic way to reconnect with USD friends and classmates. We are really working hard to make this year’s Homecoming the best ever. Please call your friends and invite them back to USD for a great weekend of fun!” Reunion festivities will be held for those whose class years are 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002, but all are invited.

Going Places

This year’s Senior Class Legacy fund for incoming students is, once again, hoping to beat the previous class’ gift; while last year’s class raised $14,000, this year’s ambitious goal is $20,000. Dollars raised by the class of 2007 will directly benefit the class of 2011. When alumi board members met the students this spring, they were struck by the students’ commitment: “It was inspiring to see students so passionate about raising money for their Senior Gift.” The Alumni Association, Associated Students and other student organizations play a big role in getting this fund rolling each year.

To learn more about how you can get involved, call (619) 260-4819 or go to