The 2019 President’s Medal Celebration

On Nov. 8, St. John’s celebrated the leadership of six members of the SJC community who were presented with the President’s Medal, the school’s highest honor. Traditionally, this medal is awarded to distinguished alumni and friends of the school who have given extraordinary service to St. John’s or to the world community.
The celebration was held at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. St. John’s was pleased to welcome NBC News4 reporter and St. John’s alumnus Shomari Stone ’96 as the evening’s emcee. All proceeds from this event will support designated scholarships and the Campaign for Performance and Leadership.
This year’s awardees included Joe Bruno ’67, Don and Laura Harlan P ’15, ’16, ’19, Kiko Washington ’76, Bro. Martin Zewe and Maj. Gen. Ronald Beckwith ’53, who was inducted posthumously. To see photos and video from this event and read the bios of this year’s inductees, please visit our President’s Medal Celebration 2019 web page.
“We recognized these honorees and publicly expressed our gratitude not only for what they have given to St. John’s, but also for their commitment to so many other organizations. Over the last 21 years, I have had the privilege to truly know our honorees. What I have learned is that they look at the world through the eyes of faith and continuously look for opportunities to serve others,” said St. John’s President Jeff Mancabelli. “Each of you are living the Lasallian mission in your own way. I am honored to know you and grateful for all you have done and continue to do for St. John’s and the greater community. Because of your efforts, St. John’s is a vibrant learning community – a school stronger than it has ever been – filled with students who appreciate all they have been given through the support and dedication of the alumni and greater St. John’s community.”