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UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

Alumni Association Annual Report 2012-13

USD Mission Statement The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

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Dear USD Alumni Community, As the new president of the Alumni Association, I want you to know that it is an honor to be working for you, my fellow alumni. I am one of you, and like you, am passionate about the growth and development of the university and our alumni and student communities. Under the leadership of our past president, Maureen Gavron Partynski ’82, we have made great progress on our strategic goals for creating an active and engaged alumni community. This past year, we increased attendance at signature programs and celebrated a record number of alumni donors to the annual fund. Thank you! We continue to update our events and programs for our alumni. To find a list of upcoming events and alumni services, please continue to navigate around our website at alumni.sandiego.edu. I invite you to reconnect with fellow classmates at Homecoming and Family Weekend, show your Torero spirit at a local sporting event, sip and learn at the Wine Classic and gather with nearby alumni at regional programs. Anytime throughout the year, you are invited to stop in and see us at the Degheri Alumni Center, your home when you are on campus. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego, nationwide and abroad, and to continuing our successes in the coming year.

Our Vision and Mission

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Our Strategic Plan

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Significant Achievements

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Signature Alumni Events

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Involvement Opportunities

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Philanthropy 12 Affinity Groups

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Domestic Regional Clubs

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Go Toreros!

Alumni Across the Nation

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Mark Hoekstra ’86

Alumni – Student Relations

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President, USD Alumni Association

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I thank you for your ongoing support of our alma mater and the USD Alumni Association.

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Alumni Association Benefits

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Alumni Leadership

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USD Statistics

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Alumni By the Numbers

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Letter from the Director of Alumni Relations

GREETINGS TOREROS, We are pleased to present this Annual Report for the USD Alumni Association. It has been a busy but fun year celebrating the spirit of USD in San Diego and around the globe. We are here to serve you ­— our nearly 60,000 alumni — and to provide opportunities to keep you involved in the life of the university. Read on to learn about what we do and how YOU can be a part of the Alumni Association. We look forward to seeing you here at Alcalá Park or at one of our many off-campus events. It’s a great day to be a Torero! Best wishes, Charles Bass Director, USD Alumni Relations

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USD Alumni Vision

USD Alumni Mission

Our Strategic Plan

• We envision alumni — both undergraduate and graduate — who are connected and proud, who raise the profile of the University of San Diego and who continue to support its mission of service and Catholic education.

Our mission is to connect, engage and involve alumni with the University of San Diego and with one another in support of the university’s mission and goals as a Roman Catholic institution.

The USD Alumni Association developed a strategic plan to chart the course of the organization through 2015. This strategic plan outlines a new way of thinking, organizing and measuring success that will better meet the needs of alumni and the university. The USD Alumni Association is primarily charged with engaging alumni and building relationships with alumni. At USD, alumni are encouraged to give back to the university by volunteering and by contributing to class giving, alumni endowed scholarships and the Alcalá Alumni Fund, which supports the university’s greatest needs.

• We envision alumni who are excited about having graduated from USD. They support each other, cheer for each other and support the university spiritually, intellectually and financially.

We also strive to build effective communication vehicles, programs and events that build strong and lasting relationships between alumni and their alma mater.

• We envision that prospective students will choose USD in part because of the strength and vibrancy of its alumni network. • We envision a transformed USD community that instinctively expects alumni involvement in all facets of campus life.

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USD’s national and international prominence is enhanced through stronger ties with alumni and by the alumni themselves.

Five core themes of the USD Alumni Association Highlights in 2012-13 strategic plan are: The Alumni Association is proud of its accomplishments during 2012-13. Here are just 1. Employ targeted and segmented engagement strategies. 2. Promote an alumni-inclusive perspective: alumni relations is the work of the entire USD community. 3. Embrace a volunteer-driven organization model where volunteers are empowered to build and manage their own programs. Work with alumni to create engagement experiences. 4. Become more relevant in the lives of alumni through targeted communication and programs that resonate with alumni.

some of the highlights. • Hosted more than 120 events and programs across the United States and abroad, and engaged nearly 9,000 alumni, parents, students and friends of the university. • Supported more than 700 alumni volunteers, of which 52 percent contributed financially to support USD. • Stewarded nearly 10,000 student interactions with alumni. • Raised more than $56,000 at the annual Wine Classic and attracted a record attendance of more than 740 guests with the help of 50 alumni volunteers. • Supported a university-initiated task force dedicated to engaging alumni and building relationships. Those relationships will present new opportunities for alumni to be part of a larger USD community. • Reached a record number of alumni donors in collaboration with the annual giving office, with 3,904 alumni making a financial contribution to the university.

5. Measure success through targeted benchmarks and create an engagement dashboard with monthly progress.

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Signature Alumni Events

Homecoming and Family Weekend Homecoming, reunions and parent weekends have been long-standing traditions at the University of San Diego. Borrowing the best elements from Homecoming festivities, which were first celebrated in 1957, and Parent and Family Weekend, which was first held in 1988, USD combined the traditions in 2011 into one Torero Blue weekend! Programs included forums, campus tours, affinity and class reunions, a student concert, tailgate festivities, a football game and a closing Mass. Approximately 2,100 alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff attended the host of weekend activities.

BY THE NUMBERS — HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND 2012 • 2,100 Guests • 900

Class and affinity reunion participants in more than 20 different celebrations

• 44-0 The score when the Toreros defeated Davidson on the football field • $1.7 Million donated throughout the year by alumni • 85+

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USD Wine Classic Established in 2009 by the Alumni Association Board, the University of San Diego Wine Classic is an unforgettable wine tasting event held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice’s scenic Garden of the Sea, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The event draws more than 740 guests and showcases the owners and vintners from 31 USD-affiliated wineries, and features more than 60 wines. This year’s Wine Classic raised more than $56,000 for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. More than 50 alumni volunteers help plan and work at the event to create a magical experience.

Alumni Christmas Mass Each December, alumni and friends join together in a celebration of faith at the annual USD Alumni Christmas Mass in Founders Chapel. During this special holiday tradition, the Student Alumni Association hosted a toy drive; guests brought unwrapped toys which were contributed to the local Mission Valley YMCA to be distributed to families in need.

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Alumni Honors Alumni Honors, the premier alumni recognition event for the USD community, was inaugurated in 1995 to highlight the enduring core values of the institution and commemorate the achievements of exceptional USD alumni. Alumni honorees receive the following awards: the Bishop Charles Francis Buddy Award, honoring recipients for their contributions to humanitarian causes; the Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill Award, honoring recipients for outstanding service to USD; the Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame Award, honoring inductees for their athletic accomplishments; and the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award, honoring recipients for outstanding achievements in their careers representing each school.

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In 2013, the 18th annual University of San Diego Alumni Honors event celebrated the accomplishments of nine extraordinary alumni: MOTHER ROSALIE CLIFTON HILL AWARD

Terry Liberatore Gase ’73 (BA) BISHOP CHARLES FRANCIS BUDDY AWARD

Enrique Morones Careaga ’02 (MSEL) CHET AND MARGUERITE PAGNI FAMILY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Alison Cox ’01 (BA) – Women’s Rowing AUTHOR E. HUGHES CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

College of Arts and Sciences Christopher C. Grant ’94 (BA), ’96 (MED) School of Business Administration Jacqueline F. Akerblom ’84 (BBA) Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science Karen “Sue” Hoyt ’06 (PhD), FNP, FAAN Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies James T. Waring ’04 (MA), ’73 (JD) School of Law Jan I. Goldsmith ’76 (JD) School of Leadership and Education Sciences Jeffrey A. Carlstead ’04 (EdD)

SAVE THE DATE! The next Alumni Honors will be held April 26, 2014.

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Opportunities for Alumni Involvement

Alumni Volunteer Program The USD Alumni Volunteer Program offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities across several areas of interest, ranging from large campus event assistance to oneon-one student mentoring. More than 850 alumni were actively engaged in volunteer efforts and an additional 200 alumni have expressed an interest in volunteering. More than 50 alumni were involved in leadership roles through committees and many more volunteers helped with regional alumni efforts across the country. Following is a brief overview of the opportunities available to alumni volunteers. In addition, new and personalized opportunities are created regularly to fit the interests of each alumnus/a.

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THE VOLUNTEER ADMISSIONS NETWORK

VOLUNTEERING FOR HOMECOMING AND REUNIONS

• CONGRATULATORY CALLING Alumni volunteers call and congratulate students who have been admitted to the University of San Diego and take the opportunity to share their own USD experiences.

• Alumni join the planning committee and help steer the direction of the weekend’s events.

• SUMMER SEND-OFFS Alumni attend and help host events across several regions to welcome incoming students. • HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE NIGHTS Alumni staff a USD table at local high schools to help answer questions about student life at the University of San Diego. • COLLEGE VISITING DAY Alumni offer prospective students and their parents and families an idea of what it’s like to be a student at USD, the value of a USD degree and what the University of San Diego did to prepare them to change the world.

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• Alumni Class Ambassadors engage classmates to increase participation and attendance in reunions. • Over 50 alumni volunteers help ensure the success of the weekend. • Alumni volunteers plan affinity reunions for clubs, organizations, athletic teams and other special groups.

VOLUNTEERING FOR THE WINE CLASSIC • Volunteers help with registration, event management and various logistical aspects of the day. • Volunteers lead the fundraising efforts, which is a vital element with this particular opportunity. • More than 50 alumni volunteers help ensure this event runs smoothly each year.

SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION • Reading and ranking more than 200 scholarship applications annually. • Advocating for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. • Approximately 175 alumni volunteers are engaged through scholarship reading and selection.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES • Alumni participate in panel discussions to share their experiences with students from particular majors or student groups. Alumni also participate in panel discussions for prospective or incoming students and their parents. • PRECEPTOR PROGRAM This allows alumni to partner with faculty members and speak in first-year preceptorial classes.

Student Mentoring/ Networking • TAKE A TORERO TO LUNCH This event connects alumni with students so that they can share their tips for life after graduation. • FINALS FEEDING FRENZY This event allows students and alumni to interact in a casual and fun environment.

“Thank you for the opportunity to serve the university as an alumni volunteer. I called accepted students, and it proved to be a very rewarding experience in being able to reach out to these students at a pivotal point in their lives as they make decisions on which college to attend. The students with whom I spoke were grateful for the opportunity to discuss the USD experience, and I was pleased to share my story of my time at USD.”

– JOSEPH BEKKEDAHL ’12

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Philanthropy SENIOR CLASS LEGACY The Senior Class Legacy is a proud USD tradition in which graduating seniors leave their legacy by making a gift to this scholarship fund. The vision of the scholarship is to award students who have financial need and are making a lasting impact on the university. The class of 2013 brought in more than 250 senior gifts, increasing the Senior Class Legacy participation rate from 13 percent (class of 2012) to 23 percent.

ALCALÁ ALUMNI FUND

Alumni participation is the percentage of alumni who give back to their alma mater. National ranking guidebooks, such as U.S. News & World Report, use it as evidence of alumni satisfaction, as an indication of the general prestige and a way to measure overall institutional quality ratings.

ALUMNI PARTICIPATION University of San Diego graduates are the only individuals who can boost USD’s alumni participation rate. There are many reasons why each gift, no matter the size, is essential to the success of the university and its students: • Each gift helps USD continue to attract top-notch faculty and students and makes a positive impact on the community, the region, the nation and the world.

• Participation is crucial in securing government and foundation grants. Your gift could make the difference as to whether the university receives a substantial grant. • National college ranking organizations use alumni participation in the ranking process. As the university’s ranking increases, so does the value of your degree. • Participation is a vote of confidence — it shows the world how proud you are to be a member of the USD family.

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This fund provides critical unrestricted funding to support the university’s greatest needs. Allocated with direction from alumni, gifts to the Alcalá Alumni Fund may support scholarships, academic programs, classroom enhancements and the retention and recruitment of esteemed faculty.

CULTURE OF GIVING In 2012, we established a Student Culture of Giving committee consisting of undergraduate student leaders across campus. With nearly 70 percent of students receiving some form of financial aid while attending USD, this program’s goal is to instill the value of philanthropy and encourage them to give back to their fellow Toreros. The committee’s efforts increased the undergraduate student giving participation from 3 to 10 percent - all gifts were made for Toreros, from Toreros.

ALUMNI CONNECTIONS FUND This fund, established in 2013 by the Alumni board, is a reinvestment in USD alumni. Every dollar will be leveraged to engage with alumni locally, nationally and globally to further the strategic causes of the Alumni Association.

Are You a True Blue Torero?

Diego’s Mission This year, Diego was on a mission. His goal was to see that more USD alumni than ever before – 4,500 – made a gift to support their alma mater. Every gift gave him a little more strength, and by fiscal year end in June 2013, he would have the muscle to ring the bell. Diego was able to see that more USD alumni than ever before made a gift, but fell short of ringing the bell. More than 3,900 USD alumni made gifts and gave Diego something to cheer about – making it our best year yet!

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3,904 DONORS

The generosity of our alumni – our True Blue Toreros – directly impacted our students and provided them with a dynamic learning environment. Every gift counts! No matter the amount, it’s your participation that’s important. Over the last five years, alumni raised more than $1,000,000 for the alumni endowed scholarships with 90 percent of the gifts being $250 or less. Thank you for your continued support!

A USD alumnus/a who understands the importance of giving back and making a difference is a True Blue Torero. By making a gift, of any amount, you are changing the lives of Toreros everywhere – past, present 3500like U.S. and future. Ranking agencies News & World Report use the percentage of alumni who give back as their indicator of alumni satisfaction. By participating and making a gift, your support has helped us move into the Top 100 nationally-ranked 2500 universities, and our rankings will continue to rise with faithful support from alumni like you. We are proud to call you a USD alumnus/a. You are part of an exclusive heritage that has seen dramatic growth over the past few decades. Your contribution to our growth is a reason for pride. You walked this campus and participated in our culture, learning and sports. You, above all, deserve our praise and admiration for adding to our legacy, life and service to the community.

‘DIEGO’ TORERO

“I give to USD because it has given me so much, both as a student and as an alumnus. Now I want to give the next generation of Toreros the same USD experience that I had.”

CHAD FLEISCHER ‘09, YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORK EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR

BE TRUE BLUE You can make a difference too! sandiego.edu/giving

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Affinity Groups EXAMPLES OF AFFINITY GROUPS INCLUDE: • Alcalá 100 • Alumni of Mexico (Comité Mexico) • College for Men Alumni • FUSO Alumni Network • Golden Toreros • PRIDE Alumni • Sacred Heart Alumnae • Sigma Chi Alumni • Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni • Torero Varsity Association • Young Alumni Network • Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae An affinity group is a collection of Torero alumni who actively engage in communicating and/or gathering around a central unifying purpose, mission or background including academic experiences, Torero Athletics or student organization and clubs. Affinity groups are valuable to the university, the Alumni Association and to alumni because they provide relevant ways to connect with Torero alumni outside the scope of regional programs or class reunions.

ALCALÁ 100 A special recognition society of nominated seniors who have given outstanding leadership and service to USD.

FUSO ALUMNI NETWORK The FUSO Alumni Network (FAN) was established in 2013 with the goal of connecting Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization students with alumni, alumni to alumni and alumni back to the University of San Diego. FUSO celebrated its 20th anniversary at USD over Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013.

SACRED HEART ALUMNAE These are alumni who graduated from the College for Women, one of the founding institutions that make up what is now USD.

SIGMA CHI ALUMNI Sigma Chi is one of the oldest and the largest college Greek-letter social fraternities in the world, with 237 active chapters and nearly 300,000 initiates.

SIGMA PHI EPSILON ALUMNI COMITÉ MEXICO This group was founded in 2009 by a group of Mexican alumni, parents and friends, who wish to foster a bond and a relationship between the University of San Diego and its Mexican constituents. The Comité México is committed to raising a minimum of $50,000 to endow a scholarship, thereby establishing a Mexican legacy of philanthropy at the University of San Diego.

Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of the largest college fraternities, with more than 15,000 undergraduates at more than 241 chapters. More than 290,000 men have joined Sigma Phi Epsilon since its founding in 1901.

TORERO VARSITY ASSOCIATION This new group is comprised of former student athletes who stay connected to support one another and the university.

ZETA TAU ALPHA ALUMNAE More than 218,000 women have been initiated into the sisterhood of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity since its founding on Oct. 15, 1898, at what is now Longwood University in Farmville, Va. 14

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YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORK Developed formal committees for programs, communications and executive board members to better serve the needs of our alumni 10 years out and under 35 years of age. • Hosted three webinars on the topics of life after college, purchasing a new home and negotiating a salary offer. • Hosted its first reception exclusively for young alumni at the annual Wine Classic, generating a record number of 114 young alumni attendees. • Grew social media engagement online through more than 680 Facebook page likes, 300 Twitter followers and 460 LinkedIn connections to keep young alumni connected and up-to-date. • Distributed license plate frames at the 2013 commencement ceremonies in May to welcome new graduates into the Alumni Association and Young Alumni Network. • Raised awareness about the importance of young alumni participation and giving back to USD by asking classmates to support their alma mater and become a “True Blue Torero” – underscoring the belief that every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.

Domestic Regional Clubs The Alumni Association’s regional program hosted more than 120 events across the country in 2012-13, which engaged nearly 3,300 alumni and friends nationwide. Some of the programs include: • Lifelong learning events throughout the United States • Networking opportunities • Community-service events • Torero athletic games, tailgates and watch parties • Plays, performances and other cultural experiences

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USD ALUMNI ACROSS THE NATION

Toreros are inquisitive, ambitious and intellectually curious. It’s no surprise that after graduation, life often leads them far from their alma mater. But wherever they wind up, their Torero spirit keeps them connected to campus. The Alumni Association has established chapters in nearly two dozen U.S. regions, each created due to high alumni population. In fact, an astounding 85 percent of University of San Diego alumni live near one of the areas highlighted here. Beyond the obvious benefits — built-in support communities, professional networking and an ongoing connection to USD — each chapter offers professional development opportunities along with a chance to volunteer with local regional committees. Check out the one nearest you, and keep your Torero Spirit blazing bright. If outside the U.S., we’ve got you covered. Contact the Office of International Constituent Relations at icr@sandiego.edu.

SEATTLE, WA Number of Alumni: 1,009 Chapter President: Scott Weaver ’92 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/seattle

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Number of Alumni: 1,824 Chapter President: Patrick Brady ’07 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/sanfrancisco

LOS ANGELES, CA CHECK OUT THE CHAPTER IN YOUR AREA! Boston, MA toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/boston Central Coast, CA toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/centralcoast Kansas City, MO toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/kansascity Las Vegas, NV toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/vegas North County San Diego, CA toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/northcounty Orange County, CA toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/orangecounty Portland, OR toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/portland Reno/Tahoe, NV/CA toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/reno Sacramento, CA toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/sacramento Salt Lake City, UT toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/slc Silicon Valley, CA toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/siliconvalley

Number of Alumni: 4,182 Chapter President: Mike Centurioni ’03 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/la

SAN DIEGO, CA Number of Alumni: 21,659 Chapter President: Andres Melgar ’02 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/sandiego

HONOLULU, HI Number of Alumni: 505 Chapter President: Lai Tu ’04 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/honolulu

PHOENIX, AZ Number of Alumni: 944 Chapter Presidents: Paul ’04 and Jeanmarie ’02 (JD ’08) Bisceglia toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/phoenix

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DENVER, CO Number of Alumni: 909 Chapter President: Evan Falivene ’10 MSRE toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/denver

NEW YORK, NY Number of Alumni: 1,371 Chapter President: James Perkins ’97 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/nyc

MINNEAPOLIS, MN Number of Alumni: 304 Chapter President: Annie Salmen ’98 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/twincities

Don’t live near one of our regional chapters? Join the Alumni Association on Facebook, LinkedIn and the online, password-protected database of all USD alumni, the Torero Network. To learn more, go to alumni.sandiego.edu and click on “regional chapters.”

CHICAGO, IL Number of Alumni: 546 Chapter President: Brittany Hall ’07 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/chicago

WASHINGTON D.C. Number of Alumni: 1,468 Chapter Presidents: Matthew Dolan ’96 JD and Karin Dolan ’91 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/washingtondc

DALLAS, TX Number of Alumni: 415 Chapter President: Kimberly Kulesh ’11 toreronetwork.sandiego.edu/dallas

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Alumni–Student Relations

Alumni are involved with USD students in a variety of ways. Some opportunities for alumni to interact with students include speaking at School of Business student networking events, the Black Graduates Recognition Ceremony, Chicano Latino Graduation, Pre-Professional Graduation Ceremony and more.

STUDENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The University of San Diego Student Alumni Association (SAA) is an official USD student organization focused on connecting students with alumni to promote personal and career development, to foster university tradition and to develop a culture of philanthropy. Charged with connecting current students to alumni, SAA hosts several signature programs inviting alumni to return to campus through Networking With the Pros, the Take a Torero to Lunch series, and the end-of-the-semester tradition, Finals Feeding Frenzy. Students involved with the Student Alumni Association network with successful alumni, build USD tradition and Torero pride, receive training in networking and professionalism and receive opportunities for jobs and internships.

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• USD MAGAZINE The award-winning magazine — sent three times a year to alumni and new grads as well as parents, faculty, staff and other friends — is a great source of news, stories about fellow alumni and the ever-popular class notes, the tidbits about latest goings on in the lives of alumni. Send your classnote to classnotes@sandiego.edu. • TORERO NETWORK The Torero Network is the Alumni Association’s password-protected directory of 60,000 alumni. Toreros can connect with thousands of USD alumni, communities and groups. Alumni can search for each other by name, class year and school or location, among other ways. The Torero Network allows alumni to build personal and professional connections, empower careers or transitions in careers and reconnect using this tool, which was developed exclusively for USD.

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• TORERO TIMES The Alumni Association is proud to announce the launch of a newly redesigned e-newsletter. To be added to the mailing list, go to alumni.sandiego.edu. • LINKEDIN Build your professional network by connecting with the more than 6,000 USD alumni who are currently part of the official USD Alumni Association group. • FACEBOOK Reconnect with friends, make new friends and get up-to-theminute news and updates about USD and its alumni by joining the Alumni Association’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/usdalumni.

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Alumni Association Benefits As an alumnus/a of USD you are a lifetime member of the USD Alumni Association, which entitles you to various benefits and resources. There are no dues to be a member of the USD Alumni Association. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits that are available to you, please contact our office at (619) 260-4819 or via email at alumni@sandiego.edu. You are a Torero for life and the Alumni Association is here to keep you connected to your alma mater.

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ALUMNI CARD All USD alumni may obtain a free Alumni Association Membership Card by visiting the alumni relations office located in the Degheri Alumni Center, Suite 137, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Alumni may also request a card by emailing alumni@sandiego.edu.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Outdoor Adventures extends alumni the same discounts as current students and staff with regards to utilization of their resources and trips. Go to www.sandiego.edu/oa or call (619) 260-4709 for the most up-to-date information about equipment rentals, outings and group adventures.

USD CAREER SERVICES Career Services offers a variety of free services to alumni. Located in the Hughes Administration Center, Room 110, the center has a library with information on career options, internships, and current job openings. Alumni can also sign up for ToreroLink to access job postings and post jobs and internships for students and alumni. For more information, call (619) 260-4654 or go to www.sandiego.edu/ careers. Law alumni may visit the Law Career Services site at http://www.sandiego. edu/law/careers.

DEGHERI ALUMNI CENTER The Degheri Alumni Center, located at the former site of Harmon Hall, opened in February 2004 and was made possible with a generous gift from Bert Degheri ’61. In support of the mission and values of USD, the Alumni Center offers its facilities to USD alumni, students, and faculty to foster and enrich the connections that define the USD community. In the donor’s words, the Degheri Alumni Center is meant to be and is used as a ���gathering place for the alumni family.” Alumni receive a 50 percent discount when reserving rooms or spaces in the building. Learn more at alumni.sandiego.edu.

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TORERO STORE Alumni receive a 10 percent discount on in-store and online purchases when they present an Alumni Association Membership Card at the register. The discount excludes textbooks and any computer department purchases. For more information, call (619) 260-4551 or visit usdtorerostores.com.

Corporate Partnership Programs Alumni receive special discounts from the following corporate partners. Go to USDpartnership.com for details.

BARTELL HOTELS The University of San Diego has a longstanding partnership with Bartell Hotels. Richard Bartell, JD ’75, a current member of USD’s Board of Trustees, has opened the doors of his premier hotels to the USD community. All seven Bartell Hotels gladly extend a preferred discount when alumni, students, parents, employees, family and friends associated with the University of San Diego book online. Also, each USD guest will be treated to a complimentary daily continental breakfast and a welcome beverage. Every time you stay at one of Bartell Hotels’ seven distinguished properties, 10 percent of the room cost is donated to support USD student scholarships, promote university events and create community awareness about the partnership.

LIBERTY MUTUAL As a member of the University of San Diego Alumni Association you qualify for a special discount on your auto, home, and renter’s insurance through Group Savings Plus® from Liberty Mutual. This unique program allows alumni to purchase highquality auto, home and renters insurance at low group rates. See for yourself how much you can save with Liberty Mutual. For more information and a free, no-obligation quote visit USD’s personalized Liberty Mutual website at libertymutual.com/usdaa. Note: Discounts and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow and may vary by state.

AMERICAN INSURANCE ADMINISTRATORS The University of San Diego Alumni Insurance Program, managed by American Insurance Administrators, is a convenient source for health, life and travel insurance for alumni and their family members. There are a variety of plans available to meet your needs, including GradMed® short-term health insurance — great for new grads and other alumni seeking temporary coverage. To learn more, go to alumniinsuranceprogram.com/usd or call (800) 922-1245.

Visit usdpartnership.com for details.

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Alumni Leadership

CHAIR, REGIONAL PROGRAMMING

Eric Ludwig ’95

Maureen Holman ’85

USD Alumni Board of Directors

SAIC San Diego, CA

Attorney/Partner Kyle Ludwig Harris San Diego, CA

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Annie McIlvaine ’07

The USD Alumni Association is led by a Board of Directors that oversees the strategic direction of the association. The Alumni Board of Directors is inclusive of all alumni, including undergraduate, graduate and law alumni. The board meets quarterly and conducts the majority of its work through its three strategic committees: Leadership, Outreach and Philanthropy.

Paul Davis ’86, ’08 (MSEL)

Program Coordinator Center for Creative Leadership San Diego, CA

2013-2014 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Rhett Buttle ’07

PRESIDENT

Mark Hoekstra ’86 President The Heritage Group Escondido, CA PAST PRESIDENT/ LEADERSHIP CHAIR

Maureen Partynksi ’82 Retired Banking Executive Chicago, IL CHAIR, MARKETING/EVENTS

Stephen Cascioppo ’86 ’88

Vistage International San Diego, CA

DIRECTORS Valerie Attisha ’94 Director of Development College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego San Diego, CA Director, National Outreach & Government Affairs Small Business Majority Washington, D.C.

Thomas Cosgrove’74 (MEd), ’84 (EdD) Community Volunteer San Diego, CA

Siri Fomsgaard ’03 Vice President Taylor & Pond Interactive San Diego, CA

Assistant Court Executive San Diego Superior Court Poway, CA

Nancy Gaffrey ’92 (MSN)

CHAIR, OUTREACH

Stephen Gauvin ’84

Genevieve Knych-Rohan ’86 Sr. Executive Recruiter Vistage International Coronado, CA CHAIR, PHILANTHROPY

Heather Manly ’02, ’05 (MEd) Education Specialist San Diego Unified School District San Diego, CA 22

Retired Professional San Diego, CA Arrow Electronics Coronado, CA

Renee Herrell ’06 (MA) RCH Consulting, Inc. San Diego, CA

Walt Johnston ’68 President Teague Insurance Agency San Diego, CA

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Dan McNamee ’89, ’94 (JD) Financial Services Orange County, CA

Robert O’Connell ’82 President, CEO O’Connell International Advisers, Inc. Chicago, IL

Matt Parr ’07, ’11 (MA) Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations Department of Athletics University of San Diego San Diego, CA

James Perkins ’97 External Relations Columbia University, School of Business Yonkers, NY

Renda Quinn ’86 Director of Parent Relations University of San Diego San Diego, CA

David Rivera ’96 Founder Nativity Prep San Diego, CA

Sister Virginia Rodee ’57, ’74 (MA) Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry University of San Diego San Diego, CA

Harry Ryan ’92 Owner Ryan Bros Coffee San Diego, CA

Mary Jane Tiernan ’61, ’72 (MA) Teacher San Diego, CA

Arika Wells ’02 Reconciliation Analyst SAIC Tucson, AZ

YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORK LEADERS Chair – Chad Fleischer ’09 Programming Chair – Chelsea Kott ’09 Communications Chair – Khalia Ii ’10 (MA) Communications Vice Chair – Emily Looker ’05 Philanthropy Chair – Ashley Harrington ’10 Regional Chapter Liaison – John Giangregorio ’09 Student Engagement Liaison – Colette Custin ’12 Alumni Board Liaison – Rhett Buttle ’07 Student Alumni Association Liaison – Will Dow ’15 Carly Dove ’06 Kate Partynski ’13 Elizabeth Smutz ’10 Alex Tubbs ’12 Amy Winn ’10 Christine Yee ’13

Orange County Chapter Steve Nasman ’71 and Vicki Nasman ’74 Los Angeles Chapter Mike Centurioni ’03 Sacramento Chapter Caroline Bolton ’11 (JD)

Reno/Tahoe Chapter Brian Egan ’98 NEW YORK CHAPTER

San Diego Chapter Andres Melgar ’02

New York Chapter James Perkins ’97

San Diego-North County Chapter Meagan Waldron ’04

OREGON CHAPTER

San Francisco Chapter Patrick Brady ’07

Portland Chapter Becky Mangual ’95 TEXAS CHAPTER

Silicon Valley Chapter Jim Foley ’01

Dallas Chapter Kim Kulesh ’11

ARIZONA CHAPTER

UTAH CHAPTER

Phoenix Chapter Paul Bisceglia ’04 and Jeanmarie Harrington Bisceglia ’02, ’08 (JD)

Salt Lake City Chapter Jared Ruga ’11

COLORADO CHAPTER

Seattle Chapter Scott Weaver ’92

Denver Chapter Evan Falivene ’10 (MSRE) HAWAI’I CHAPTER

Honolulu Chapter Lai Tu ’04 ILLINOIS CHAPTER

WASHINGTON CHAPTER

WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAPTER

Matthew Dolan ’96 (JD) and Karin Dolan ’91

USD ALUMNI RELATIONS TEAM

Chicago Chapter Brittany Hall ’07

Charles Bass, Director of Alumni Relations and Executive Director of USD Alumni Association

MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER

Kara Marsh Proffitt ’04, Associate Director

Boston Chapter Andrew Woodbury ’09

David Stephens, Associate Director

MINNESOTA CHAPTER

REGIONAL CHAPTER LEADERS

Minneapolis/St.Paul Chapter Annie Salmen ’98

CALIFORNIA

MISSOURI CHAPTER

Central Coast Chapter Alexandra Smith ’07

Kansas City Chapter Jon Nixon ’04

NEVADA CHAPTERS

Las Vegas Chapter Allison Cordova ’07

Sarah Zakaria, Associate Director Erin Burke Gunning ’05, Alumni Volunteer Coordinator Joyce Chua, ’09, Office Manager

UNIVERSITY RELATIONS Timothy L. O’Malley, PhD, Vice President U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N D I E G O A L U M N I A S S O C I AT I O N 23

USD Statistics USD RANKINGS* U.S. News & World Report #25: Undergraduate Engineering Programs (schools without doctorate) #50: Graduate Nursing Programs #68: Law Schools #91: Graduate Education Programs • Admission to USD, which consistently ranks among the top U.S. schools, is highly selective.

#92: National Universities Princeton Review Included in “The Best 378 Colleges”

• More than 14,690 freshman admission applications were received for 1,238 freshman spots in Fall 2013. The average GPA of incoming freshmen is 3.88 and average SAT score is 1,213 for critical reading and math.

#7: Most Beautiful Campus

The Daily Beast #19: Community Service Rank

#18 Best Campus Food

#22: Most Service-Oriented

Princeton Review Best Business Schools #2: Best Campus Environment

#27: ROTC Rank

• 335 transfer students enrolled in Fall 2013. • Total Campus Enrollment: 8,321

Washington Monthly #15: Community Service Participation and Hours Served

• Full-time Faculty: 400

#20: ROTC Rank

• Part-time Faculty: 475

#39: Peace Corps Rank #179: Best National Universities

The Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes #39: Best MBA Programs for Social Responsibility

Forbes #172: America’s Best Colleges

NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings # 48: NCAA Division I

BusinessWeek #40: Undergraduate Business Programs

# 96: Overall

Add: #16 Best Financial Aid

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thank you to everyone who made this publication possible, especially Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the contributors. 24

Institute of International Education #3: Among top 40 doctorate institutions for undergraduate participation in study abroad

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America’s Catholic Colleges of Distinction Included in the 2012 - 2013 Colleges of Distinction List

ALUMNI BY THE NUMBERS (DEMOGRAPHICS AND SCHOOL ALUMNI PROGRAMS) OVERVIEW

Undergraduate Alumni Graduate Alumni Total Alumni

35,906 27,582 63,488

GENDER

Female 32,373 Male 28,649

SCHOOL

TOP STATES

College of Arts and Sciences: 22,181 Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science: 2,069 Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies: 141 School of Business Administration: 18,189 School of Law: 14,613 School of Leadership and Education Sciences: 5,594 Average Age: 39.2

California 39,904 Washington 1,474 Arizona 1,416 Colorado 1,301 Texas 1,242

REGIONAL

TOP CALIFORNIA COUNTIES

San Diego 23,421 Los Angeles 4,831 Orange 4,175 Riverside 1,312

United States 54,021 International 1,294

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ALUMNI RELATIONS

Degheri Alumni Center, Room 137 5998 Alcalรก Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 (619) 260-4819 email: alumni@sandiego.edu alumni.sandiego.edu


2013 alumni annual report