June 18, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University community gathered to honor each other at the 15th Annual Staff Recognition Dinner Tuesday afternoon in the Benson Memorial Center. Among the SCU family that was honored were members of the Athletic Department who not only contributed to the success of Bronco Athletics in 2001-2002, but also to the overall success of the University.
Head men's basketball coach Dick Davey and director of sports medicine Mike Cembellin were both honored by Santa Clara President Father Paul Locatelli for their years of service to the University which now stands at 25.
The Athletic Department had three employees honored for 15 years of service to the University. Head coach of the 2001 National Champion women's soccer team Jerry Smith was given a plaque to commemorate his time, as were head groundskeeper Charlie Tanaka and receptionist Debbie Malley.
Assistant AD for Compliance and Student Affairs Kevin Price was honored by the office of Student Housing and the University for his work in preseason housing issues in regards to student athletes.
The External Services department was honored by the University for outstanding work in marketing and promotion, community outreach and media relations. Members of the department include Director of External Services Richard Kilwien, Director of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships George Husack, the Manager of Promotions and Community Outreach Lindsay Amstutz, Associate Directors of Media Relations Lisa Eskey and David Wahlstrom, and Administrative Assistant for External Services and the Bronco Bench Heather Kauer.
Following the awards portion of the evening, all employees who attended the ceremony were treated to a multicultural buffet that went along with the evening's theme of "Celebrating our Differences."