Marcus' USD Journey

Think about your time as a college student nearing graduation. Think about those who supported and guided you until you got to cross the stage to collect your diploma on commencement day. What was the best advice you received from them? How did they impact your life as a student? Those are just some of the questions we asked USD senior Marcus Destin. Watch below to hear his response. 👇

Witnessing donors give back to USD made me realize that it’s bigger than just donating a couple of dollars. There’s a connection to this place that people have that inspires them to give so that other students can have the same experiences. And that was the moment I understood it and said, “Oh wow.”-Marcus D.

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Interview with an Alumnae

As we get ready to welcome the USD Class of 2021 into the Coyote alumni community, think about what advice or piece of knowledge you would’ve liked to know before you entered the next chapter of your life. That’s just what Marcus and alumnae Kara discuss in this interview. Watch the wonderful exchange between the two below!

" husband and I find it so important to really start giving back financially is because we both attribute so many happy memories to college." -Kara V., '15

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Find Your Why, Make an Impact

As a USD alum, friend, fan or donor, you are an important part of the Coyote community. Watch this video of Marcus as he tells his USD story–the driving force behind his why–and shares a message with viewers like you that have followed his journey so far. Your generosity does not go unnoticed and has a direct impact on students just like Marcus.

USD and the Vermillion community helped me find my voice and provided me with many opportunities and supported me as a student to be the best version of myself. That's why I'm giving back. I want future students to have the same opportunities and experiences that I had at USD. And as a matter of fact, I want them to have better experiences than I had at USD. -Marcus D.

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