SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Oct. 11, 2006 – The City of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention-Visitors Bureau honored Santa Clara University and its contributions to the community with a proclamation that commemorated the University’s history and service to the community at a city council meeting on Oct. 10. The City Council also presented SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J., a plaque that recognized SCU's long-standing presence in the community.
"Santa Clara University is one of the oldest active businesses in our community," said Patricia M. Mahan, the mayor of the City of Santa Clara. "The University is well respected for its standards of excellence, ethics and community. The City of Santa Clara is truly fortunate to have Santa Clara University as an integral part of our community, as a partner, and for making Santa Clara such a great place to live."
Mahan also highlighted several SCU accomplishments over the University’s 155 year history—the current construction of the new library and information commons, the University’s commitment to sustainability, the diverse nature of the student body and the University’s dedication to fostering conscience, competence and compassion among its student body.
“Santa Clara University's history, growth and development into a top-ranked university is inextricably linked with the city of Santa Clara. The campus community values the partnership it shares with the city of Santa Clara and the Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to continuing this mutually beneficial relationship for the years to come,” Locatelli said
The event was also attended by James Briggs, executive assistant to the president; Bob Warren, vice president for administration and finance; Jeanne Rosenberger, vice provost for student life; and Jennifer Moody, president of the Associated Students of Santa Clara University.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its 8,397 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the second-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at www.scu.edu.