USD Student Alumni Association

USD Student Alumni Association


Jon us for an AI discussion as part of the Humanities Center's ongoing exploration of the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence.

Find out more on the Humanities Center Events Calendar at Link in bio.

University of San Diego: College of Arts and Sciences USD Communication Studies USD Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering USD Political Science and International Relations USD Student Alumni Association
USD Student Alumni Association - these two Alumni Business Spotlights are CRP approved for 1 point each. Please promote via FB and Instagram and to your members via email. These are great "insider" programs for SAA members to have access to alumni! Alexis Smith Maggie Brady Maya Hood
๐ŸŽ‰Today we're celebrating Chief Jennifer Tejada, a LEPSL program graduate who recently retired as Chief of Emeryville (CA) Police Department. While at EPD, Chief Tejada introduced the practices of mindfulness, compassion cultivation and self-awareness (๐Ÿค“weekend reads: and ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

She's an executive fellow with the National Police Foundation, advisor to Cal Chief's Women Leaders in Law Enforcement, Mindfulness Peer Coach for First Responders, and we're proud to say, current faculty member for the LEPSL program. She's an innovative and passionate changemaker who will no doubt continue to leave her mark on the law enforcement community.

You can follow Chief Tejada on Twitter at

California Police Chiefs Association
National Police Foundation
USD Student Alumni Association

Please join USD Alumni Veteran Network for a live Zoom event on Wednesday, 29 July at 12:00-1:00pm PT.

Topic: Alumni Veteran Connection & Career Support

We need youโ€”both established and newly graduated USD Alumni Veteransโ€”to support this event, and one another. We'll talk through critical questions like; how do you, as a veteran, market yourself during times of career transition? How can you be proactive now for possible transition in the future?

We are featuring the following speakers:
โ€ข Jennifer Castro Garcia โ€˜18, AVN Director for Fellowship
โ€ข Dee Kayalar, USD Career Development Center
โ€ข Jhonnatan Chinchilla โ€˜18/โ€˜19 MS, Alumni Veteran speaker

Register at the link below!
Meet recent LEPSL graduate Andrew Blascovich, a Marine Corps Captain, USD alumnus (NROTC, 2014), and father of newborn twins. Capt. Blascovich has supported operations in Iraq, Syria and Kuwait and currently works to improve the warfighting skills of senior commanders and their staffs.

All this while completing his master's degree.

So today's Friday goes to you, Capt. Blascovich. Thank you for your service to the country, and for your contributions to the LEPSL community.

USD Alumni Veteran Network University of San Diego USD Student Alumni Association NROTC San Diego Alumni
Fellow Alumni, are you looking for a great home to rent less than a mile from USD? Check out this home, recently vacated. It is in a quiet neighborhood, centrally located and available for immediate move-in!

Beautiful 4-bedroom, 2-bath home. Several closets and two car garage. Laundry and kitchen appliances included. Tons of natural light and a nice, cool breeze flowing through the house. Light fixtures and ceiling fans in all the bedrooms. Tiled bathrooms and kitchen, hardwood floor in bedrooms and one living room is carpeted. Great backyard with covered patio and lawn space. Perfect for families or young professionals.

Rent: $3250/mo, plus utilities
Security deposit: $2k for USD students, alumni, staff
PM me or Email [email protected] and mention this post
Calling all USD Parents: Tired of paying rent for your kids at school? Are you looking for a real estate investment property for your kids to live in while in school, so you can enjoy as a second home or even your new home when it is time to retire? I have the perfect Mission Bayfront, 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 1,818 sqft, condo with 2 single car garages and a 3rd designated parking spot. Here is a home/lifestyle video to give you a glimpse of your new home:

Come on out and help us fund a scholarship for needy students to study abroad!
Today is the day that we celebrate all kinds of love, and we love our alumni!

We are delighted to announce that this year's Alumni Honoree is Rasheed Behrooznia, '02 Electrical Engineering alumnus, VP of Engineering at Cubic Transportation Systems, who also happened to meet the love of his life and his future wife, Michelle, at USD. Join us on April 28th at USD's Alumni Honors celebration to toast Rasheed for his many achievements!!

Rasheed Behrooznia USD Student Alumni Association
Large renovated 1 bed/1 bath in gated & secure complex with amenities galore! Granite counters, wood-burning fireplace and new washer/dryer in unit! 2 assigned parking spots (one right in front, one underground in gated garage). Large elevator and tranquil courtyard, with community pool, spa, BBQ and clubhouse/recreation room. Large balcony with storage on balcony AND in garage. Rarely available unit in meticulously maintained community on quiet cul-de-sac, walking distance to Lake Murray, shops and more. 10 minutes from the ocean.

Brand new carpet, paint, closet organizer and tile floor in kitchen and dining room.

November/December move in date.

Flexible on lease term. Open to negotiation and interesting trades. If interested in furniture (excluding the bedroom furniture), we can discuss this as an option as well *Price subject to change depending on lease term and furniture*.

Last week, 2 of our MS-LEPSL alumni from Salinas Police Department set up an information table at the Monterey County Collaborative Law Enforcement Symposium. Thank you for being such great ambassadors! We are so proud of all your accomplishments! USD Student Alumni Association University of San Diego Alumni Association
My dad, Dr. John Swanke, turns 90 on May 5th. He taught philosophy at USD for 30 years or so. We are asking for past students to send him a birthday card. If you are interested, please send them to - Dr. John Swanke 22 Wampanoag Lane
Pinehurst, NC
Thank you! There are not many gifts a 90 year old needs, and this would be a blessing for him.

The University of San Diego Student Alumni Association's mission is to engage and enrich Torero stud

Operating as usual


The Student Alumni Association (SAA) will be at tomorrowโ€™s Alcala Bazaar with Torero blue - themed Crumbl cookies! Stop by for a cookie and a chat ๐Ÿช If you are looking to connect with USD is amazing alumni network and itโ€™s Alumni Board of Directors, SAA is the org to join ๐Ÿ’™



Today, Torero alumni, students, families, and friends from coast to coast unite to raise funds that will support student scholarships, academic programs, and Torero athletics.



We as the SAA, are a direct link between the Alumni Relations Office and the students, Why is that important? Featuring our Advisor, Maya Hood.


Why should I get involved in SAA? Featuring our Director of Operations, Natalie Clement.


"What is the Student Alumni Association?" Featuring the Vice President of SAA, Maggie Brady.


Join us for a live version of "USD Chats with Charles" as we hear from Native Alumni Networkโ€™s very own, Karissa Valencia '13, Showrunner and Executive Producer of Netflix Animationโ€™s upcoming preschool series, Spirit Rangers. The series features three Native American siblings who use their ability to transform into spirit animals to protect their national park home. Karissa studied English and Communication at the University of San Diego and then pursued a graduate degree in Television and Film at Syracuse University. Karissa has found her home in animation and has written for preschool favorites such as Disney Juniorโ€™s Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, T.O.T.S and The Chicken Squad. Register now!!


EXCITING OPPORTUNITY for continuing USD undergraduate and graduate students! The USD Alumni Scholarships are now live! The application portal will close on February 22, 2021. The funds are supported by generous alumni, friends, faculty and staff of the University of San Diego. Don't forget to apply online by Monday, February 22nd!


SENIORS!! Join USDโ€™s Alumni Association, Mission and Ministry, and the Student Alumni Association for this semesterโ€™s Senior Launch Event. This virtual program will provide members of the class of 2021 the opportunity to celebrate, network with alumni professionals who are ready to connect, and learn about what it will be like to join the Alumni Association upon graduation in May. (CRP approved for 1 pointโœ…) Click the registration link in the Linktree in our Instagram bio!


Meet a panel of USD-affiliated speakers as they share their inspirational stories of how they have gone โ€œBeyond the Limitsโ€ to reach success and opportunity. A suite of short, carefully prepared talks meant to provoke conversation and showcase what it means to be limitless in all aspects of your life!


Students - Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Funds are available to USD undergraduate and graduate students who have worked to better the experience of USD's African American, Latino or Native American community. Apply online by Monday, October 5th!

Finals Feeding Frenzy Fall 2017 12/15/2017

Toreros, TODAY IS THE DAY! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜›
The winners of our front of the line fast passes from our Instagram/Facebook drawing are...

Samantha Dee
Raymond Murray
Addie Hardten
Nicole Dowell

CHECK YOUR EMAIL for confirmation and we'll see you tonight at Degheri!! :)


If studying for finals has got you in a frenzy, join us at Finals Feeding Frenzy next Thursday night Dec. 14th so you can chow down while you freak out!
BONUS: Tag a friend below and be entered into a drawing for you and that friend to receive front-of-line passes!!!๐Ÿด๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜†


Shout-out to another amazing USD alumnus, Chris Carr! Fun Fact: Chris Carr was one of the commencement speakers for the graduating class of 2017! Maybe one day youโ€™ll be asked to come back and speak to a future graduating class! ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽ“


Do you want to get more involved on campus? If your answer is โ€œYes!โ€ then get excited because the Alcala Bazaar is this Tuesday on Torero Way! Stop by our table to learn about the impact you can make as a Torero now and in the future as alumni!


We hope your fall semester is off to a great start! Today we want to give a shout-out to this awesome alumnus who once walked our campus, Jim Parsons! ๐Ÿ’™

Senior Salute 2017 09/06/2017

The Class of 2018 gathered in the Degheri Alumni Center to celebrate their final year at USD. This event was co-sponsored by the Alumni Association, University Ministry and Torero Program Board.

Finals Feeding Frenzy - Spring 2017 06/05/2017
Timeline photos 05/17/2017

By this time tomorrow you could be full of tasty free food and ready to take on finals like a champ! We hope to see you tomorrow night at Degheri for Finals Feeding Frenzy!!! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฒ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒ

Timeline photos 05/15/2017

If studying for finals makes you , join us at Finals Feeding Frenzy Wednesday night for some free tasty treats! BONUS: Tag a friend below and be entered into a drawing for you and that friend to receive front-of-line passes!!!๐Ÿด๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜†

Timeline photos 05/03/2017

Finals are on our heels and you're gonna need some fuel! Tag a friend and be entered into a drawing for you and that friend to receive front-of-line passes for Finals Feeding Frenzy!!!๐Ÿด๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜†

Take a Torero to Lunch 2017 04/07/2017

Students had the opportunity to network with alumni over an intimate luncheon after hearing from keynote speakers, Mike Sill '09 and Beau Schmidt '08, co-owners and founders of The Brew Project.

2017 SAA Etiquette Luncheon 03/20/2017

We had the privilege of learning from the expert, nationally acclaimed "etiquette lady" herself, Elaine Swann! The students benefited from her hands-on crash course in business etiquette, helping them to prepare for intimate business lunches/dinners and networking events that have a dining component. Toasts were given, laughs and good food were shared, and everyone learned A TON! This signature Student Alumni Association event is a must-do for all USD students!

Timeline photos 03/20/2017

Join us for this unique networking opportunity with successful USD alumni from a variety of industries and professional backgrounds! Enjoy lunch on us, and earn a passport point and networking credit while you're at it!

SAA Etiquette Luncheon 02/24/2017

Only 5 seats left for SAA's Etiquette Luncheon, a crash course on dining and networking etiquette from nationally acclaimed expert, Elaine Swann! Register now or miss out on free lunch and networking tips from a pro! Register here: ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿค

SAA Etiquette Luncheon Join the Student Alumni Association and etiquette expert Elaine Swann for a special luncheon and crash-course in navigating networking events, specifically those with a dining component. This presentation and luncheon will serve as the perfect training for students prior to SAA's Take a Torero to Lu...

Finals Feeding Frenzy Fall '16 12/14/2016
Timeline photos 12/08/2016

Alumni Christmas Mass is this Saturday, Dec. 10! Join us for this annual tradition with a beautiful candlelight processional followed by a reception in the French Parlor. In the spirit of giving, alumni can donate an unwrapped toy to support the USD Student Alumni Association's toy drive. RSVP today at

Detail - Networking 101: Students Gain Valuable Tips from Alumni University of San Diego 11/11/2016

This year's Networking with the Pros was a huge success! If you didn't make it, read below to learn more! We hope to see you out at SAA's upcoming networking events this year :)

Detail - Networking 101: Students Gain Valuable Tips from Alumni University of San Diego Networking 101: Students Gain Valuable Tips from AlumniFriday, November 11, 2016TOPICS: Faculty and Staff, Conferences and Workshops, Community Engagement, Alumni, Admissions, Academics Share This Post Karen Leparulo, a senior communications major, was in the perfect place to learn on Wednesdayย nigh...

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TORERO TUESDAY 2021 IS LIVE!Today, Torero alumni, students, families, and friends from coast to coast unite to raise fun...
We as the SAA, are a direct link between the Alumni Relations Office and the students, Why is that important? Featuring ...
Why should I get involved in SAA? Featuring our Director of Operations, Natalie Clement.
"What is the Student Alumni Association?" Featuring the Vice President of SAA, Maggie Brady.





5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

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