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President's Update - Student Awards

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2010

University Award recipients

Every year, the University presents graduating seniors with four special University awards and honors, recognizing them for unique and significant contributions to Santa Clara. I am pleased to announce the students who have been selected as this years award recipients. They will be acknowledged formally at Undergraduate Commencement on June 12.

Valedictorian: Jamie Staudt

Valedictorian, established by the University in 1980, is the honor conferred annually on a graduating senior selected for outstanding academic achievement and University service as determined by the president in consultation with the faculty of the University and the provost.

Nobili Medal: Michael Hayes

The Nobili Medal, established in 1876 by Joseph A. Donohoe in honor of John Nobili, S.J., founder of the University, is given to the male graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University by the faculty and the provost.

Saint Clare Medal: Sarah Bradley

The Saint Clare Medal, established by the University in 1968 in honor of St. Clare de Assisi, is given to the female graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University by the faculty and the provost.

Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Award: Anne Murphy-Hagan

Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Award, established in 2001 on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of Santa Clara University, in honor of the Very Reverend Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, superior general of the Society of Jesus, is given by the president to graduating seniors who exemplify the ideals of Jesuit education, especially being whole persons of solidarity in the real world and having the courage and faith to build a more just and humane world.

Each one of our recipients exemplifies the best of Santa Clara. We are proud that they are among the ranks of our graduates. Please join me in congratulating Anne, Michael, Sarah and Jamie for their achievements.

Michael E. Engh, S.J.

President

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