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  • The Ignatian Guild’s fashion show, SI LIGHTS: The World is Our Runway, raised more than $280,000 thanks to the leadership of Guild President Staci Fleming and Fashion Show chairs Esther Arnold, Monica Myers, Patti Sheedy and Sheila McCarthy. Read more here.

  • The fall performing arts season offered the SI community a chance to see some great live performances ranging from the fall play O Beautiful, directed by Ted Curry ’82. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here and here

  • The WCAL is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Read more here.

  • The Winter Dance Concert, Illuminate, was directed by Meredith Cecchin Galvin ’97, who also taught the dance workshop classes along with Emily Shick ’10. Photo by Bowerbird Photography. See more photos here.

  • Former SI President Anthony P. Sauer, S.J., came to SI in September to bless SI’s new middle school, named for him. Read more here.

  • Jeff Columbini and his wife, Audette, and daughter, Gianna ’14, and their extended family at the Nov. 19 Christ the King Mass in SI’s Orradre Chapel. The citation, above, was read by Bob Enright ’76. Photo by Carlos Gazulla. Read more here.

Cover Story

Over the summer, I received a call from Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani ’05 (above, center) who pitched a story to me. She wanted me to interview her and three of her classmates, all of whom work at Homejoy in the Financial District. I balked at first. That wasn’t enough to hook me. You’ll find dozens of companies that employ clusters of SI grads all over the Bay Area.

She was persistent, though, and the more she spoke, the more she convinced me that this was no ordinary story. She and her classmates represented something new on the labor landscape. These young Ignatians, who hit the job market at the height of the recession, had to reinvent themselves for newborn companies that were learning how to provide services in innovative ways.

They weren’t alone. SI grads at Twitter and Tesla echoed these stories at their companies – ones that in a few short years have become as iconic as Coca Cola and Chrysler.

These grads are helping to redefine the way we work. So, too, are more established grads in older companies. Few people have had as a big an impact on the workplace as Paul Otellini ’68, who stepped down as Intel’s CEO last May. Come to the Feb. 19 Downtown Business Lunch to hear him speak and read the interview in this issue to get a glimpse of how his chips have changed our lives.… (read more)

First Words
  • These days, work is on my mind – not my own work, of which I have plenty, but the nature of work in general. Perhaps it’s because my brother Bob ’76 just retired as an SFPD sergeant, where he spent the past six years in charge of the Mounted Unit, or because my own children are getting ready to apply for careers in a country where jobs are hard to find. (read more)

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