Bernadette Cannon McDonald '84SVC received the Alumni
Outstanding Achievement Award of St. John’s University at the 28th
Annual Alumni Convocation on Friday, May 29, 2009.
A true St. John’s University success story, she received her
B.S. in Athletic Administration from St. Vincent’s College in 1984,
and actually began her professional career prior to
graduation. During the spring semester of her senior year she
secured an internship at the New York City headquarters of Major
Ms. McDonald’s excellent academic preparation and outstanding
work ethic so impressed the organization that she was offered a
professional position immediately after graduation.
Over the past quarter-century her tenure at Major League Baseball
has been marked by numerous promotions with ever-increasing
responsibility, and she currently serves as Vice President of
“Twenty-five years and I’ve never looked back,” she said.
“I appreciate all the experience St. John’s gave me. If I had
not attended St. John’s I probably would not have been able to get
my foot in the door in the field I love the most – sports.”
The Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award is an honor reserved
for alumni who have either distinguished themselves in their
personal careers and professions or have made a significant
contribution to the life of the University.