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Santa Clara University: Class of 2008 celebrates SCU's 157th commencement
Saturday, Jun. 14, 2008
In a speech that looked back over his 20 years as President, Locatelli drew parallels between his time at the University and that of the graduating students. “
Locatelli said that watching young men and women cross the stage at commencement ceremonies each year to take their place in society was in many ways the
Comparing the mood in the country today to when he graduated from
More than 12,000 family and friends of SCU cheered nearly 1,000 undergraduates as they walked across an outdoor stage at Buck Shaw Stadium today, celebrating the 157th commencement of California's oldest institution of higher learning. The master of ceremonies was Provost Lucia Gilbert. Jack Treacy, S.J , director of campus ministry said the invocation. Honorary degrees were awarded to Michael J. Carey, Ronald J. Stoney, M.D. and Roselyne Chroman Swig.
Michael J. Carey,’71, is a business leader, entrepreneur and a leader in the National Football League. Dr. Stoney, ’55, is a professor of vascular surgery at
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,377 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.