Archive for the ‘Alumni News’ Category


Top anesthesiologist teaches readiness on Ebola

Top anesthesiologist teaches readiness on Ebola

Dr. Laureen L. (Spinas ’83) Hill was part of the team that successfully treated the first two U.S. Ebola patients. Now she advises far-flung colleagues on how to run a department during an outbreak.

How to lend a hand from 8,000 miles

How to lend a hand from 8,000 miles

While exposing a lot of unmet need, the Web and online social networks offer new twists on old ways to help friends, family and also strangers.

From afar, watching water quality in Somalia

From afar, watching water quality in Somalia

Erin Boettcher ’11 monitors purification systems at schools and a training program to help women in Somali refugee camps protect themselves and their families from water-borne diseases.

Clean-water evangelist

Clean-water evangelist

Minnesota’s bragging rights as “the land of sky-blue waters” have a staunch defender in Jenn (Cline ’08) Radtke.

For ‘startup guy,’ multiple bets on green energy

For ‘startup guy,’ multiple bets on green energy

Owing to speedy growth in the renewable energy sector and his own strengths, Les Fritzemeier works with startups that are pushing advances in solar and wind power.

Pets’ best friend

Pets’ best friend

Ideas for keeping infection in check made the animal shelter a better place and led to more adoptions.

Four women, three days, every year

Four women, three days, every year

Four women who lived together in the Spanish House and went on their first trip together to San Francisco during the 1977 interim session have continued to meet each year for a three-day getaway.

Kingsmen trio guides Toreros

Kingsmen trio guides Toreros

The University of San Diego baseball program has had six West Coast Conference Championships and eight NCAA regional appearances since 2002, and a piece of the credit belongs to Cal Lutheran.

Marine, a helper at Fukushima, finds ‘slow lane’

Marine, a helper at Fukushima, finds ‘slow lane’

In civilian and military worlds, retired Marine Col. Tony White ’83 has always given his best.

Investing in hope

Investing in hope

Vince Scarpinato is using principles that he learned through his MBA emphasis in financial planning to rethink the fight against hunger.