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Sterling Broncos

Sterling Broncos

By Matt Morgan

Undeterrable Bill Scilacci ’44, winner of the Bannan Award, and Peggy Bradshaw ’72, honored with the Locatelli Award.View full image. Illustrations by Kyle Hilton
The Alumni Association honors two Broncos for their distinguished and outstanding service.

LOCATELLI AWARD:

Peggy Bradshaw ’72 was never allowed to cook when Paul Locatelli, S.J. ’60 joined her for dinner. She opened the door and he took over the kitchen. It was a special friendship indeed. As much as Bradshaw respected the work Locatelli did transforming the University, she equally admired his character. Bradshaw kept this in mind throughout her 30 years as a leader in Silicon Valley banking. At Comerica she headed the Personal Financial Services and Small Business Banking Divisions. She also served on the Alumni Association board and became the second woman named president of the association in 1990.

BANNAN AWARD:

For Bill Scilacci ’44, nothing got in the way of education. Not a war—or a rejection letter. When Bill returned from World War II, he applied to Stanford’s business school but was denied. Undeterred, he showed up on the first day and talked his way in. Scilacci’s salesmanship came in handy running his family furniture business and proved valuable for SCU. He served on councils, committees, boards—and, as president of the Alumni Association during the capital campaign in 1983, helped raise $125 million.

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