News Tagged as Alumni

Michael Sasaki poses with a young male actor holding a clapperboard.

Michael Sasaki ’05 Wins Best Short Film at Málaga Film Festival

May 02, 2022

Shortly after his mother died, Michael Sasaki ’05 received a package from Japan. He opened the box, removed his mother’s kimono, put it on, picked up her Japanese hand fan, and began dancing. “My

Lauren Ng

Lauren Ng ’19 Is Following a Sustainable Career Path

Dec 09, 2021

A project with SUA faculty during her sophomore year had the unexpected benefit of setting Lauren Ng ’19 on her career path. Before that opportunity, Ng, who is the sustainability coordinator at

Leonard Bogdonoff speaks at lectern

For a Grateful Leonard Bogdonoff ’13, SUA Was a Success Accelerator

Nov 03, 2021

There was a time when Leonard Bogdonoff ’13 couldn’t have imagined being an SUA alumnus, much less being asked to address the university community at one of its premier events. As he recounted his

Trey Carlisle

Soka Alumni Isolde Pierce and Trey Carlisle Receive a Second Fulbright Fellowship

Jun 01, 2021

Last year, two Soka students–Trey Carlisle ’20 and Isolde Pierce ’20–were awarded Fulbright fellowships to conduct research and teach English abroad for a year. The pandemic disrupted their plans. But

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Committed to Serve: Stuart Adams ’16 Finds Purpose in the Line of Fire

Dec 10, 2020

For 56 days in a row last fall, Stuart Adams ’16 met the other members of his crew at base camp, ate a quick breakfast, grabbed a sack lunch, donned his PPE, and headed to the fire lines. On one of

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The Case for Dialogue: Living the Culture of Peace in 2020

Oct 21, 2020

Mitsue Yamamoto Pembroke ’06 once invited three government representatives who’d objected to a project to meet for tea to discuss how they could work together to achieve their individual visions