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St. John’s Honors Alumni Who Exemplify University’s Mission

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

At the Grand Alumni Celebration Signature Event on Saturday, June 4, St. John’s presented outstanding alumni with some of the University’s most significant awards during a special ceremony at St. Thomas More Church and in individual college and school ceremonies.

President’s Medal

Patricia Castel Skarulis ’66C, ’68G
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pietas Medal

Robert Kalenka ’84CBA, ’91MBA  
Corporate Vice President, Investor Communication Solutions-Transaction Reporting
Broadridge Financial Solutions

Heritage Circle

Madeleine Brennan ’73GEd
Former Principal
IS 201, NYC Department of Education

Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

John M. Byrne ’86CBA
Partner, Sales Division
National Land Tenure Company, LLC

Robert M. Ianniello, Ph.D. ’76C, ’79G   
Retired, Former Vice President,
Catalysis Research
BASF Corporation

Distinguished Alumni Award

Dominick Cavuoto ’75C, ’77G
Former President, Technology Consulting and Integration Solutions Business
Unisys

Anthony Tufaro, D.D.S., M.D. ’76C
Director, Head and Neck Program for General Surgery
Associate Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Monica Foronda ’97C        
Art Director
DirecTV

Kathleen Walsh, Ed.D. ’93G, ’01GEd
Superintendent of Schools
Department of Education, Diocese of Rockville Centre

Reginald Landeau, Ed.D. ’12GEd
Master Principal
JHS 216–George J. Ryan School, NYC Department of Education
Executive Coach
Inspire Leadership, LLC

Jeanne A. Shannon ’13GEd
Assistant Principal
St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy

Thomas Anderson ’80CBA, ’86MBA
Managing Director and Chief
Compliance Officer,
Consumer and Community Banking
JPMorgan Chase

Thomas Scaturro ’86CBA 
Senior Director, Sales
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Lewis Rice Jr. ’74SVC
Senior Vice President, Global Security and Trademark Protection
The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Steven Farella ’77SVC
Chairman
MDC Media Partners
Chairman
Assembly Media Arts + Sciences
Cofounder and Former Chairman
TargetCast tcm, Inc.

Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Georgios Spanos ’07     
Territory Sales Manager
DePuy Synthes Mitek

Monica Peborde ’08MBA 
Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Michelle Blackman ’10MBA
Director
Pfizer, Inc.

Kevin Kaulfers ’09CPS, ’11GCPS     
Intelligence Analyst-SIU
American International Group, Inc.

Shahper Rahman ’06P, ’08GP            
NA Regulatory Strategist
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

Natalie Benoit ’08MT
Medical Laboratory Technologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Melissa Sue Favale O’Brien ’10Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Manager–Ambulatory Care
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Andriy Vintonyak ’12P
Radiology Supervisor
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center