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Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award

"I am convinced the university doesn’t relinquish its affiliation with students just because they graduate. Commencement is the right word.  It’s a beginning
- Louis I. Bannan, S.J. 

The Louis I. Bannan, S.J. award pays tribute to the heart and spirit of one of Santa Clara's most dedicated supporters. This award recognizes an alumnus/a couple each year for their distinguished and outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Santa Clara University.

  • Nominees must be an alumnus/a of the University.
  • Service to the Alumni Association and the University should be major determinants.
  • Rotating Members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and current members of the University Board of Trustees, Board of Regents, and Board of Fellows are not eligible.
  • University employees are not eligible.
  • The Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award is not granted posthumously.
  • Any exceptions to the "General Criteria" must be unanimously approved by the Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award Selection Committee and the University President.
  • Immediate Alumni Association Past Presidents of last three years
  • Alumnus/a Trustee - Staggered three year term, appointed by the BOD Ex-Officio, AVP, Alumni Relations
  • Alumnus/a Regent - Staggered three year term, appointed by the BOD Ex-Officio, AVP, Alumni Relations
  • Alumnus/a Fellow - Staggered three year term, appointed by the BOD Ex-Officio, AVP, Alumni Relations
  • AVP, Alumni Relations

The Louis I. Bannan, S.J. Award recipients were honored at The President's Dinner held in April 2017. Please check the alumni calendar for event updates.

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