Thomas Nelson Death: There have been reports circulating online about a student of Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California who passed away tragically. According to an unconfirmed report, an SCU student named Thomas Nelson is dead from an apparent suicide. There has not been an official report or source confirming the death of Thomas Nelson. This is a developing story and more details will be updated.
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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California. Established in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California. The university’s campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís which traces its founding to 1777. The campus mirrors the Mission’s architectural style and is one of the finest groupings of Mission Revival architecture and other Spanish Colonial Revival styles. The university is classified as a “Doctoral/Professional” university.
The university offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees through its six colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, Leavey School of Business, School of Engineering, Jesuit School of Theology, and School of Law. It enrolls about 5,400 undergraduate students and about 3,300 postgraduate students.
Santa Clara’s sports teams are called the Broncos. Their colors are red and white. The Broncos compete at the NCAA Division I levels as members of the West Coast Conference in 19 sports. Broncos have won NCAA championships in both men’s and women’s soccer. Santa Clara’s student-athletes include current or former 58 MLB, 40 NFL, and 12 NBA players and 13 Olympic gold medalists.