Naturally, a university magazine tells the story of people. Yet it seems that more so than typically – maybe because as I write this we approach the close of another academic year – this edition abounds with stories of those who are living the Stake Your Claim ethos. For example, read about the student beauty queen who overcame chronic anxiety to become a crown jewel. Read also about the stellar 49er student-athletes and their distinguished athletics director. Read about our first graduating class of Levine Scholars – impressive and so promising. Read about a cadre of alums working together as nuclear engineers. Read about the many students who are recognized for leadership. Keep reading, about the alum who has created a new scholarship to help promising students to someday achieve what he has achieved.