A Message from the President - June 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

At this time of the academic year, we look forward to some exciting events that I would like to share with you.

In just under two weeks, we will celebrate our graduates at the 163rd commencement exercises. Soccer star Brandi Chastain ‘91 will address our graduates at the undergraduate commencement and commemorate the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics at Santa Clara University. Her presence honors all the women athletes who have contributed to the visibility and strength of women’s sports here.

At that ceremony, we shall also recognize five exemplary students for their achievements, service to others, and contributions to the life of the University:

  • Nobili Medal: John (Jack) Bird
  • St. Clare Medal: Alexandra Sibole
  • Peter Hans Kolvenbach SJ Award: Nicholas Leasure and Rosa Segura
  • Valedictorian: Ivan Krayniy 

I congratulate all our graduating students who will walk across the stage at commencement. Congratulations, too, to our alumni who have friends and loved ones among the Class of 2014.

Also in the coming weeks, we look forward to announcing a major gift that will advance the University athletics program and benefit the institution as a whole. Stay tuned!

Finally, wedding bells will soon start ringing more often, as summer brings many brides and grooms to the Mission Church for their marriage ceremonies. It is that time of the year, as many of you recall from your special day in a very special place here on campus.

Best wishes to you all for the summer!


Michael E. Engh, S.J.