alumni spotlight



Christian Clifford, Class of 1997



"I attended community college in California, served two years in the Navy, and enrolled at UGF as a junior. I have so many fond menories of the 2 1/2 years that I spent at UGF. My fellow Argos and I had lots of fun at The Villa, playing Floor Hockey at McLaughlin, eating and drinking at The Sting, and going on road trips to Canada. Having BBQ when it was 0 degrees outside was very memorable for this California boy."



Major: Social Science of Secondary Education


Current Job: 20 years in Catholic education starting at the Ursuline Academy and Our Lady of Lourdes in Great Falls, MT. He now teaches at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA. 

He has written his second book about Saint Junipero Serra, and also wrote articles for Catholic San Francisco, California Teacher, Today's Catholic Teacher, The Standford Daily, and Crux. His books can be purchased at


"A lot of my interest in writing and history goes to my mom and dad. However, UGF gave me an outlet to practice my passion. I loved writing for the student newspaper, The Lumen Press. Also, being on the Student Senate was a good way to get involved in the community."





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