USD Magazine Spring 2013

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SOLES PhD candidate Teresa Smith had an idea: to pro- vide San Diego’s homeless population with a mobile food truck serving hot and healthy meals, while giving them the opportunity to gain employ- able skills. The self-sustainable enterprise is working, and Smith says it’s really all about dignity and self-respect.

Helping soldiers and veterans recover from wounds that run deep is far from easy, but that’s the task that Linda Stanley ’12 (MSN) and Elizabeth Thometz ’06 have taken on. Although the pair have never met — in fact, an ocean separates them — each is committed to helping members of the armed forces heal from the traumas of war.

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ALUMNI UPDATE 32 / Feels Like Team Spirit The first annual spirit team reunion last fall was a celebration for those who’ve celebrated Toreros through the years.

Class Notes 34 / A Taste of Home


Serving as COO of Green Beans Coffee — which serves U.S. troops deployed overseas — is a privilege, according to Brian Laliberte ’86. 38 / The Ballad of Twila Noble Looking for a change, nursing alumna makes a split-second decision to pack her bags and head for a job on a Navajo reservation. 40/ Love Plus One Noreen Ippolito ’90 says that the decision her family made to adopt son Kirby from Ethiopia was meant to be.

GIVING BACK 12 / The Future Starts Today Philanthropist Darlene Shiley says her $20 million gift to make the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering a reality reflects the legacy of her late husband Donald’s roots.


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