Volunteer Service Awards (VSA) are given for many different types of service, such as special accomplishment in the Class Chair Program, completion of Board service, a particularly successful fundraising or other new engagement effort, or other volunteer efforts. VSAs honor innovative, forward-looking, or extraordinary service.
To submit a name for nomination consideration, contact the Director of Alumni Relations.
Ms. Adams began volunteering for the college and the Association soon after she graduated in 2012. Her service includes ten years of service on the Association’s Alumni Giving Council, ALF Working Group, Admissions Working Group and Awards Committee. She has also volunteered with the Summer Academy, Online Great Books Academy, and at numerous college fairs. In addition, she has served as Class Chair for the Annapolis class of 2012. Adams is known to both college and Association leadership as a cheerful and tireless volunteer. Her years of service in all facets of alumni volunteerism is extraordinary.
Mr. Booker has given both the Association and the college years of cheerful and diligent service. He was elected by the college’s alumni to the Board of Visitors and Governors in 2011 for a three-year term, which was extended for an additional two years. After he completed his tenure on the BVG, he immediately began four years of service on the Association’s board of directors from 2016–20, leading our volunteer efforts to support annual giving. Mr. Booker is like Aeneas, “duty-bound, and known’ in the service of St. John’s.
In recognition of the dedication and leadership exhibited by the alumnus as a contributor of time, talent, and treasure to the Mitchell Gallery, croquet, the Graduate Institute, and the Caritas Society. In addition to voluntarism and philanthropic commitment, this alumnus also recruited family and friends to become Caritas and Mitchell Gallery Board members.
In recognition of dedication and leadership exhibited by this alumnus in providing community for Philadelphia-area alumni through innovative virtual programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This alumnus shared practice guidance and lessons learned with other chapter leaders for multiplier effect.
In recognition of dedication and leadership exhibited by this alumnus as lead alumni volunteer for the SJC Consulting Club’s inaugural case competition marking the college’s first business case competition sponsored by a major firm, and longtime support to Admissions and the Office of Personal and Professional Development and Career Services Office, including mentorship for students interested in business and finance.
In recognition of the dedication and leadership demonstrated by this alumna by her long-time tenure on the Board of Visitors and Governors and valuable contributions to the college and students through her work on the Campus Culture Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, and targeted donations such as contributing to the equipping and renovation of the “Rock Room” in Mellon Hall.
In recognition of his longtime role as New York alumni chapter leader, as well as his service on the Alumni Association Board and its Nominations Committee. His service has both increased engagement among alumni and enhanced their connection with the college.
Joining awardee Annette Prapasiri SF04, in recognition of the leadership exhibited by the alumnae team responsible for the completion of the Class of 2004 senior gift–the installation of a functioning armillary sphere on the Santa Fe campus. Through their dedication, these alumnae have helped achieve the largest class gift in St. John’s history, as well as galvanized members of the college community in the effort.
In recognition of their commitment to Johnnies through their employment of St. John’s College alumni at their company OpenPath Products, and their continual willingness to offer Johnnies career guidance–as highlighted by their participation in the hugely successful Johnnies in Tech+ panel discussion hosted by the college in March. Both Wilson and Smith are faithful financial supporters of St. John’s, with Wilson joining the college’s Board of Visitors and Governors last year.