Santa Clara University

Points of Excellence

Staff Accomplishments



Matthew Duncan, student life, with Barbara Fraser, theatre and dance, and Michael Whalen communications, received a $150,000 grant from the Avon Foundation to create a sexual violence prevention and education video production and inter-active website for implementation at Santa Clara University and universities across the United States. The project advances the current prevention and education work on this topic and assists universities to comply with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE). The video is being produced through a collaboration between the Theater and Communications departments, led by Barbara Fraser and Michael Whalen. The program and interactive website will be developed and housed by the Office of Student Life.

Heidi Williams, engineering, published Santa Clara Engineering: Celebrating our First Century (Reedy Press, 2014). 

The de Saisset Museum’s staff released its first iBooks Textbook, a digital publication designed to give visitors a more enriching look at art and artifacts from the early days of Santa Clara Valley and Mission Santa Clara de Asís. Moving Forward: Santa Clara’s Story of Transformation is the first Multi-Touch book highlighting the history of one of California’s historic missions. The project was made possible through the support of Silicon Valley Creates and a gift from an anonymous donor.



Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J. published his first collection of poetry, The Right Taxi (CreateSpace, 2012), which was named to a Best of 2012 list by Kirkus Reviews.



Susan Popko, International Programs, was awarded the IES Abroad Professional Development Award at the 2011 IES Annual Conference.

Rebecca Schapp, de Saisset Museum, received $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support "California History Community Education and Family Day Workshops."



Matt Cameron, Student Life, received the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Service to Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Matthew Duncan, Office of Student Life, received a one-year subcontract award of $43,625 from Palo Alto University in 2010 to support "Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking and Violent Behavior Among College Students."

In 2011, Elizabeth McKeigue, University Library, co-wrote an article, "Going Beyond the Desk: 21st Century Reference, Outreach, and Teaching Services," which was published in the book, Reference Reborn: Breathing New Life into Public Services Librarianship.

Elspeth Rossetti and Elizabeth Thompson, Career Center, presented "The Courage to Be Creative: Revitalizing Career Center Work” at the annual conference of the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers in Newport Beach in December 2010.



Chuck Barry, Office of Marketing and Communications, won a photography award at the 39th Annual University & College Designers Association Design Competition in 2009. The award was for a photo of Alumnus John Hannegan '72, owner of an Irish Pub in Santa Clara, taken for the Santa Clara Magazine.

AJ Howell-Williams, Undergraduate admissions, participated in a panel discussion during The California Foundation’s 55th Anniversary Celebration of Brown v. Board of Education and Back-to-School Summit in September 2009.

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