Father Owen Mullen is back and busier than ever, serving as spiritual adviser to the football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse teams. The photos on the cover and to the left — which both feature Mullen flanked by basketball players Corey Belser (left) and Nick Lewis — were shot by Marshall Williams.
Lt. Cmdr. Lavencion Starks heads the Naval Medical Center San Diego’s ER. Fran Townsend is assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism. Outgoing College of Arts and Sciences Dean Patrick Drinan is looking forward to returning to teaching full time. Innovator Marcos Fernandes makes non-mainstream music. It would be difficult to find a more eclectic group of people, but this group does, in fact, have one thing in common: the University of San Diego.
EditorialTell Me a Story
Whether written or remembered, everyone has a tale to tell, for stories reveal a truth that mere data cannot.
Around the ParkThe Science of Respect
From glassy to gnarly, new surf culture class explores the ritual and spirit of aloha.
Muchas Gracias y Viva Toreros!
Gratitude is what drives the annual Latino graduation ceremony, which celebrates both family and the university.
Groundbreaking for the new SOLES building was a dream come true for Dean Paula Cordeiro.
A St. Therese statue now graces the campus thanks to her devotees
Faculty award, full-time MBA, plagiarism.
Alumni UpdateThat Pioneer Spirit
James Freed was the first graduate of the College for Men 50 years ago; Senior Class Legacy is by students, for students.
Freshmen pitchers Brian Matusz and Josh Romanski deferred big league dreams for a USD education.
Point of ViewNothing Bad Ever Happened
When Sandy (Seaburg) Rowley ‘89 graduated, she expected her life to be perfectly normal. Things didn’t quite turn out that way.
Class Notes ArticlesA Country in Ruins
Reem George ‘02 plans to help Iraqi women create peace and regain independence.
Kelly Davis ‘99 stretches her wings and goes techno.
The sudden death of beloved basketball coach Maggie Dixon ’99 marked at West Point.
Meet the President
Renda Quinn ’86 takes the helm as incoming president of the Alumni Association Board.
It’s Mister Fresh Maker
Raw foods are the bread and butter of David Wolfe ‘98, who says it all started with a tangerine.