The University Library selected four new honorees for Santa Clara University’s Bronco Read, an annual poster program that promotes reading and honors faculty, staff, and students who enrich the University through various forms of scholarship. The University Library launched the program this year and chose President Michael Engh, S.J, to be its first honoree. The other four are:
- Lindsey Cromwell Kalkbrenner, Office of Sustainability director
- Michael Kevane, Economics Department chair and associate professor
- Michelle Tang, ’13
- Modern Perspectives RLC staff team
Nominators praised Kalkbrenner’s work and enthusiasm in leading initiatives as director of the Office of Sustainability that make the world a cleaner and safer place. Kevane exemplifies a character of competence, conscience, and compassion as founder and director of Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL) and through his involvement in the Reading West Africa study abroad program. Sophomore Michelle Tang coordinates the Alma Verde after-school program through Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG), serves as president of the Green Club, works with Bronco Environmental Education (BEE), and is also an officer of the Vietnamese Student Association. The Modern Perspectives RLC staff team stood out from the other nominated student groups as they actively seek to integrate education into the residence hall experience and build community—what they call the “fourth C” of Santa Clara—through reading.
At the reception, which took place April 12, honorees took photos with Engh and received copies of their poster, featuring them with their favorite book and an inspiring quote.
The Broncos Read 2012 campaign will begin next academic year, and all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit nominations.
Broncos Read is sponsored by the Associated Student Government, the Faculty Senate, the Staff Senate, and the Center for Student Leadership.