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Every Gift Matters

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of USD alumni, the Alumni Association awarded five student scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. USD Alumni Association Scholarships were awarded to sophomore Bess Culp (Sociology), sophomore Maria Korte (Marine Science), junior Rita Magliocco (Accounting), senior Austin Griggs (Biology and Chemistry) and SOLES graduate student Jennyanne Parr (Marital and Family Therapy). The Alumni Association’s scholarship endowments recently surpassed $325,000; the vast majority of the endowment funds are made up of annual gifts ranging from $50 to $250. Help support student scholarships through annual gifts to the USD Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. Give online at

Come Home This Fall!

USD wants you to come home for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on Oct. 3–5. Alumni from all corners of the globe will spend the weekend at Alcalá Park for the largest alumni gathering of the year. Special reunion celebrations will be held for the classes of 1998, 1988, 1983 and 1958. The Alumni Association would like to thank our Homecoming 2008 sponsors: Bartell Hotels, Gordon Biersch, Mary O’Connor ’83, D.D.S. and My Gym Children’s Fitness Center. To register for Homecoming Weekend events, go to or call (619) 260-4819.