Welcome to the YCSD

Since 1964 the Yale Club of San Diego has committed itself to bring together alumni, students, faculty, parents, and spouses of Yale College as well as the Graduate and Professional Schools. Come share the Boola Boola spirit to socialize, network, educate, and serve our community as members of Yale’s Finest Alumni in America’s Finest City.

I encourage all Yalies in the San Diego area to get involved.  The YCSD is always looking for volunteers and ideas to make the Club a more rewarding experience for you.  Please contact us at yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com

Jason P. Luján ’89

YCSD President

Sep
7
Thu
2017
All Ivy Happy Hour @ Bier Garden Encinitas
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
9
Sat
2017
Yale @ Hamlet @ Old Globe Theater
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Come join your fellow Yale alumni for this must-see performance of Hamlet!   Included with the purchase price are tickets to the performance, a pre-show picnic dinner, and an exclusive pre-show talk in the Craig Noel Garden by Abraham Stoll ’92, Professor and Chair of the USD English Department, author of the forthcoming book Conscience in Early Modern English Literature.

Additional Big Announcement:  during his pre-show talk, Professor Stoll will introduce and preview our upcoming Yale Alumni College – San Diego, Fall 2017 course, Kingship and Revolution in the Age of Shakespeare.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Registration and tickets below.

Sep
14
Thu
2017
Yale/Harvard v Oxford/Cambridge Battle of the Minds @ Shakespeare's Pub & Grill
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

After an impressive debut, the Yale/Harvard Colonies Trivia Team will again challenge the Oxford/Cambridge team representing the Crown in the San Diego University Alumni Challenge! Each side will have 3 teams who will compete for the Universities Challenge Belt.

Quizmaster, Alex Moreno, a graduate of both Harvard (J.D. 2008) and Cambridge (King’s, LL.M. 2007), will again frame and present the challenging questions, while Shakespeare’s offers no-host food and drinks

Please hit the link above to sign up via Eventbright.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Every year, all over the world, Yale clubs, classes, SIGs, and G&P associations are doing amazing things—and the AYA Board of Governors recognizes and celebrates these successes with the AYA Board of Governors Excellence Awards. These awards honor and celebrate the outreach, innovation, reinvention and impact of Yale alumni groups. Winners will be publicly recognized at the AYA Assembly this November 16-17.

We encourage you to nominate an alumni organization that has thought outside the box, has hosted an exceptional event, or has otherwise taken itself to the next level. Award categories acknowledge many forms of excellence from marketing strategies to Day of Service programming to reunions to leadership cultivation and beyond. All of the information and an online nomination form can be found at the AYA website.

Help us recognize the volunteer-led alumni groups that make Yale great by sending in your nominations by September 6, 2017 (5 pm Eastern). We look forward to announcing the winners in October and acknowledging them at the AYA Assembly in November.

With thanks for all you do for Yale,

J. Weili Cheng ’77
Executive Director, AYA

Rahul Prasad ’84 MS, ’87 PhD
Chair, AYA Board of Governors

Xiaoyan Huang ’91
Chair, Volunteer Leadership Committee of the AYA Board of Governors

Yale @ Hamlet

Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga.  Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written.  The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds.  Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation’s finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare’s exhilarating tragedy to life under the San Diego stars.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join your fellow Yale alumni for a special package deal including theater tickets, a pre-show picnic dinner, and an exclusive pre-show presentation in the Craig Noel Garden by Abraham Stoll ’92, Professor and Chair of the USD English Department, and author of the forthcoming book Conscience in Early Modern English Literature.

During his presentation Professor Stoll will also introduce and preview our upcoming Yale Alumni College – San Diego, Fall 2017 course Kingship and Revolution in the Age of Shakespeare.

Further event and ticket details are found HERE.

San Diego Fall 2017 Course:  Kingship and Revolution in the Age of Shakespeare    

*Register Here!

Featured Professor:  Abraham Stoll ’92, Chair of the USD English Department

Wednesdays, October 11 – November 15   7:15 – 8:45pm

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego

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Become a Contributing Member of the Yale Club of San Diego

We hope that Yale has made a difference in your life, and with your contribution we can continue to make a difference in the lives of other Yalies and within our communities. We invite you to support the Yale Club of San Diego by becoming a Contributing Member.

Your tax-deductible dollars help support programs such as the YCSD Book Award, Yale Day of Service, and Alumni Schools Committee (ASC), in addition to offsetting the costs of social and professional events offered throughout the year.

For God, For Country, and for Yale!
and for San Diego!

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The Yale Club of San Diego 2017 Annual Brunch and Meeting

Once again the enormously popular Yale Club Annual Brunch brought a large group of Yale Alumni, spouses, and friends to Tom Ham’s lovely terrace-side reception room on Saturday the 10th of June.

About 80 guests moved about renewing old friendships and establishing new ones.  There was an especially generous sprinkling of young Yale affiliates, including NROTC cadets and several students from the class of ’20.

Board Officers and Directors escorted us through the program.  Outgoing Yale Club President Michael Owens opened the proceedings by introducing Shelby Courtney (Outreach Chair), who gave a moving and apt opening blessing.  Michael then asked each and every guest to stand and introduce him/herself with name and Yale affiliation, a novel move that was much appreciated.  He also took time to thank the board members for their continuing efforts.

Jason Lujan (Intercollegiate Liaison) provided a summary of the year’s events and acknowledged those who had given of their time and effort to organize/host YCSD events including: a Yale-Harvard Game to be remembered (with the Harvard Club at Ballast Point in Little Italy); Feb Club Emeritus (at Basic Pizza in East Village); the Fall Mixer; the Annual Mixer; the ASC reception; 3rd Wednesday Yale Social Hour; and the hiking group.

Erika Morgan (Board Secretary) took us through the election procedure for the 2017-18 Yale Club of San Diego Board.  A motion to accept the slate listed below was moved and seconded.  Following is the list of Board Officers and Directors approved by the General Membership in a unanimous voice vote:

2017-2018 YCSD Officers:

  • President: Jason Lujan, ‘89
  • Vice-President: Tiange Zhou, MMus, ‘16
  • Past President: Michael Owens, MD & MPH, ‘78
  • Secretary: Erika Morgan, SOM ’85
  • Treasurer: Bob Longstreth, JD ’81

2017-2018 YCSD Directors:

  • Annual Brunch: Robert Resnik, ’60
  • Events: Brad Lebow, ‘02
  • Book Awards: Tiange Zhou, MMus, ‘16
  • Membership: Camilla Ross, W ’50, Giovanni Chimienti, PhD, ‘67
  • Outreach: Shelby Courtney ’01, DIV ’07
  • Intercollegiate Liaison: (search in progress)
  • Historian: (search in progress)
  • Community Service: (search in progress)

Our Guest Speaker.  Dr. David Brenner is Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at the UC San Diego.  His ties to Yale are justifiably strong, having earned his Bachelor’s degree at Yale College, his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, and his residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Medical Center.

With the help of charts and photos, Dr. Brenner led us through the history and growth of the UC San Diego Health System, along the way indicating, interestingly enough, the noteworthy contribution of Yale alums and Yale former-faculty to the development of UC San Diego’s School of Medicine departments.

He closed with a stunning tour-de-force sequence of aerial photographs of the Medical Campus—the first from the early ‘70s right through to today!  If you did not know it already, UC San Diego Health is here and still growing!

At the end of the presentation, Bob Resnik (Annual Brunch Chair) offered Dr. Brenner a token of the Yale Club’s appreciation with a book entitled: Yale: A Celebration.

Thanks to the various YCSD Board members, contributing members, and volunteers whose generosity makes possible all the events and activities.

2017 Yale Book Awards – A Continuing Tradition

On Sunday afternoon, May 21st, Yale alumni arrived at the lovely community room of the La Jolla Riford Library to support the Club’s continuing effort to recognize outstanding San Diego high school juniors and provide them with a taste of Yale College.

According to the Yale Book Award guidelines, the students were recognized for their academic promise, their leadership skills and their personal character.   This year’s reception honored the accomplishments of students from 18 San Diego area high schools.

Yale Club Book Awards Chair Tiange Zhou (MMus ’16) was at the door to welcome students and their parents, after which guests sat down to refreshments and conversations with alumni from Yale College and Yale’s graduate and professional schools.  Each student was then asked to introduce him/herself with a few comments describing academic and non-academic interests.

Following is a list of this year’s awardees:

Hannah Pingol (Academy of Our Lady of Peace), Yahel Martinez (Chula Vista HS), Broderick Skiff (Coronado High), Maxwell Hoffman (High Tech High), Wenlong Huang (La Jolla Country Day), Matthew Cheung (Pacific Ridge School), Benjamin James Kelly* (Patrick Henry High), Abigail Bates (Point Loma High), Amaury Vazquez (Reality Changers), Josephine Lieber (San Dieguito Academy), Brent Andrew Hewitt (Santa Fe Christian School), Irwin Lam (St. Augustine High), Colin Snyder (Scripps Ranch High), Naomi Chen (The Bishop’s School), Josue Oros Altamirano (The Preuss School), Stacy Hu (Torrey Pines High), and Aleksa Kostic (University City High) [*unable to attend the reception].

Tiange thanked the following Yale alums for their participation: Jing Xu (PhD ’97); Jason Lujan (BA’89); Erika Morgan (MPPM ’85); Susan Hulbert (BA ’83); Bob Resnik (BA ’60); Greg Montes (BA ’69); Susan Asterita (DIV ’93); and Giovanni Chimienti (PhD ’67).

 

Thank You Yale Day of Service ‘17 Volunteers!

Food! Food! Food! On Saturday morning May 13th a group of staunch YCSD supporters continued the tradition of participating in Yale Day of Service at Feeding San Diego. The Yale Club Board would like to thank those who participated: Ed Blunt, David Dinubilo, Nadia Jaime, Ayden Schirmacher, Jay Schirmacher, Megan Schirmacher, Natalie Schirmacher, Teagan Schirmacher, Miki Seltzer, Audrey Stanley, Ken Stanley, Tara Stanley, Tina Stanley, and Yixiao Sun

Feeding San Diego sent us this informative message of thanks:

Thank you for volunteering with Feeding San Diego! While your group was in, volunteers gleaned 3,000 pounds of oranges and 520 pounds of tomatoes as well as packed 490 BackPack bags for San Diego Unified School District and built orders of over 5,600 pounds of onions, yams, and carrots for our School Pantry programs. Great work! Groups like yours donating their time plays an essential part in making our mission a reality. Volunteers allow us to feed 63,000 people each week, and we truly couldn’t do it without your help. We would be happy to have Yale Alumni in to volunteer again soon.

A short by-the-numbers overview of last year’s Yale Day of Service gave us: 20 Countries, 40 U.S. States, 250 Service Sites, 3500+ Participants, 94% of whom felt they made a real difference.

From the AYA Day of Service website: Thank you to the 2017 Volunteers!