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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.
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,
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.
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