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8 - WELCOME HOME, STEVE By Steven Boyd Saum. Basketball superstar Steve Nash '96 comes home to Santa Clara for a unique honor: a ceremony retiring his Bronco jersey. In a convocation address, he tells how Santa Clara changed his life. Now he wants the University to take its mission global.

12 - THE SCHOOL OF HOPE By Martha Ellen Stortz. Scholar and teacher Bill Spohn earned deep affection and the respect of the Santa Clara community in his years directing the Bannan Center for Jesuit Education. When he was stricken with cancer, he and his wife, Marty Stortz, looked death in the face-and they learned profound lessons about love and grace amidst grief.

20 - THIS IS THEIR STORY. INTO THE HANDS OF THE FATHER By Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. '80. How can we enter into the last human experience of this earthly life with faith, hope, and love? In 1575, in the first ministerial plan to help the dying written in the West, Juan de Polanco, S.J. set out to answer that very question.

24 - LEARNING TO LIVE. AGAIN. By Steven Boyd Saum. Bonds of friendship forged at Santa Clara have kept John M. Sobrato '83 and John Nunziati '83 close for decades. And now they've saved a life.

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Winter 2006


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Santa Clara Magazine, Volume 48 Number 3, Winter 2006



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