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Sacramento Santa Claran of the Year

The Sacramento Santa Claran of the Year award annually recognizes outstanding achievements of alumni in the Sacramento Alumni Chapter.


Selected recipients are acknowledged leaders in service to the University, the Sacramento Chapter, and the community.

Sacramento Award Dinner

On August 2, 2018, the Sacramento Chapter will host another memorable evening honoring our 2018 Santa Claran of the Year Recipients. 

View the photos from the 2017 Sacramento Santa Claran of the Year Award Dinner.

B.T. Collins Scholarship

Brien (B.T.) Collins '70, J.D. '73 came to Santa Clara University as an undergraduate student after losing an arm and leg while serving as an Army Captain in the Vietnam War. His good humor, generosity, and strength of character endeared him to both his undergraduate and law school classmates.

He served the State of California as director of the California Conservation Corps, chief of staff for Governor Jerry Brown '59, deputy finance director, and as an elected member of the California State Assembly. He regarded public service as a privilege, and constantly urged others to give back to their communities. He loved Santa Clara University and everything it represents. His sudden death in 1993 left some challenges unmet, but B.T. also left the most important ingredients needed to succeed: inspiration and integrity.

Each year, the Sacramento chapter awards a scholarship in B.T.'s honor to a deserving SCU student from the Sacramento area. This year's recipient will be honored at the annual Sacramento Santa Claran of the Year awards dinner on Aug. 2. Please save the date! 

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