James Conn '59
The Ignatian Award was established in 1981, 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.
St. Ignatius of Loyola believed one’s life purpose should be of love and service to others. To that end, he said, “Go forth -- and set the world on fire.” And this award’s recipients have done just that. Through their words and deeds, they have helped set the world aflame with God’s love. They have brought light to the shadows of darkness and hope to those who despair. They act justly, love mercifully, and humbly serve those less fortunate.