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Honorees

Alumni Association Awards Banquet

A centerpiece of the annual Homecoming celebration on both campuses is the awards banquet hosted by the Alumni Association. Award of Merit recipients and Honorary Alumni are selected by the Alumni Association Board based on nominations received from the St. John’s College community.

The Award of Merit is given to outstanding alumni in recognition of their distinguished and meritorious service to the United States, to their native state or nation, to St. John’s College, or for outstanding achievement within their chosen field.

2017 Award of Merit RecipientS

  • David Diggs (AGI91) for outstanding achievement in helping to end child slavery in Haiti
  • Lydia Polgreen (A97) for outstanding achievement in the field of journalism
  • Ben Sasse (AGI98) for distinguished and meritorious service to the United States and to the state of Nebraska
  • Jason Viseltear (SFGI96) for outstanding achievement in the field of lutherie (making of stringed instruments)

The Alumni Association will also induct Honorary Alumni to the Class of 2017 during the awards banquet. This honorary distinction is bestowed upon individuals for their significant role, service, or contribution in or to the life of the college, especially regarding alumni or students.

2017 Honorary Alumni

  • Harvey Flaumenhaft in recognition of his significant contribution to the life of the college through his service as a tutor and as Dean (to be honored in Annapolis)
  • Phil Lecuyer in recognition of his significant contribution to the life of the college through his service as a tutor (to be honored in Santa Fe)
  • Victoria Mora in recognition of her significant contribution to the life of the college through her service as a tutor, Dean and Vice President (to be honored in Santa Fe)
  • Peter Pesic in recognition of his significant contribution to the life of the college through his service as a tutor (to be honored in Santa Fe)
  • Eric Roberge in recognition of his significant contribution to the life of the college for over 45 years and as a longtime friend of the college (to be honored in Annapolis)
  • Delores Wolf in recognition of her significant contribution to the life of the college through her service on the Board of Visitors and Governors and as a longtime friend of the college (to be honored in Annapolis)

The Alumni Association extends extraordinary thanks to:

Ron Fielding (A70) and Warren Spector (A81) in recognition of their extraordinary generosity, leadership and commitment to the college.

To nominate individuals for these distinctions, please e-mail alumni(at)sjc.edu.