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Alumni honored at annual awards dinner

The Annual Alumni Anniversary Awards dinner was April 28 and honored a number of alumni who have given back to the community and the University over the years. This year the Ignatian Award, which recognizes alumni for their service to their community and humanity, went to Kathleen Bruno ’81, Edward Panelli ’53, J.D.’55, Joseph Pert MBA ’77, Adolph Quilici ’53, and Sean Walsh ’92. The Bannan Award, which recognizes alumni for their service to the Alumni Association and the University, went to Zygmunt Wiedemann ’70.

Ignatian Award

The Santa Clara University Alumni Association established this award in 1981 during the University’s 100th anniversary. Its purpose is to publicly recognize alumni who live the SCU ideals of competence, conscience, and compassion, and have been a credit to the Alumni Association and the University through outstanding achievement in their service to humanity.

Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1534 and once wrote that “love ought to manifest itself more by deeds than by words.”   Since 1851, as a Jesuit, Catholic University, Santa Clara has been explicit in its intention to evoke from students a commitment to fashioning a more humane and just world, and to cultivate persons engaged in a wide variety of activities that serve humanity.

A Santa Clara University education provides men and women with the intelligence to make a difference and the hearts to want to do so.

As such, the Santa Clara University Alumni Association deems it appropriate to name our highest honor the “Ignatian Award.” Learn more about the Ignatian award.

Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award

The Louis I. Bannan, S.J., award was established in the year 2000, and is rendered once a year to a single individual or couple who has given distinguished and outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Santa Clara University. Learn more about the Bannan award.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,377 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see


<p>From left: Kathy Kale, Laurie Hernandez '85, Honorable Edward Panelli '53 J.D. '55, Zig Wiedemann '70, Joseph Pert MBA '77, Sean Walsh '92, Kathleen Bruno '81, Adolph Quilici '53, Paul Locatelli, S.J.</p>

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