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The Faculty-Staff Newsletter, e-mail edition
Santa Clara University, May 15, 2006, Vol. 6, No. 14

Alumni Association celebration success

The largest celebration of the weekend took place on April 29, in the evening. The highlights of the dinner were the presenting Bannan and Ignatian Awards and the showing of the new Alumni Association 125th anniversary video. More than 200 alumni and friends, including 27 past Ignatian Award winners, 23 past presidents, and six past Bannan Award winners gathered on the Alumni Terrace to enjoy a cocktail reception. The reception was followed by a formal sit-down dinner in Market Square. After a dinner of filet mignon and salmon, the attendees were treated to a five-tier anniversary cake and after-dinner cordials.

The evening’s program began with a welcome from Kale, followed by recognition of the past presidents in attendance and a toast by Peggy Bradshaw ’72, herself a past president. Paul Locatelli, S.J. ’60, continued the program with remarks about the Alumni Association’s 125th anniversary and the significance of the Ignatian Award.

After the award presentations, the attendees were treated to a showing of the 125th anniversary video. The video highlights the history of the Alumni Association and how it has connected SCU Broncos since 1881. The video features three alumni—Muff Bui ’65, Gerald Kirrene ’57, and Goethals, as well as current student and Alumni Family Scholarship recipient Brianna Hussey, who is a junior this year.

The weekend celebration concluded April 30 with a speaker event. Chris Lowney, who became a Jesuit and then worked for J.P. Morgan & Co. and the author of Heroic Leadership, spoke on the topic of “What 21st Century Leaders Can Learn from 16th Century Jesuits.” More than 40 alumni and friends gathered at the Adobe Lodge to hear Lowney speak.