Dear alumni and friends,
This is a special issue of USD Magazine. Students are at the heart of everything we do as an alumni association, which is reflected in our vision statement to “engage alumni on behalf of students.” For those of us on campus, we are amazed every day by the exceptional students we meet. Not just for their intellect, but for their values, creativity and concern for the community. Every year, hundreds of USD alumni volunteers give of their time and expertise to support current students. Our alumni bring their personal and professional expertise back to the classroom, volunteer at student-alumni events, review scholarship applications and help students network for internships and jobs. In addition, thousands of alumni give back financially to students, whether through supporting scholarships, student services and facilities, or academic enrichment. As we reflect on our students in this issue, I encourage you to help us in our mission of supporting our wonderful students. Your participation and support will give our students the knowledge, opportunities and experiences to succeed in their endeavors.
If you want to get more involved with your USD Alumni Association please contact us at alumni@ sandiego.edu. I hope to hear from you.
— Martin Kaplan
Director of Alumni Relations