John P. Tutunjian '59UC was awarded the Pietas Medal of St.
John’s University at the 28th Annual Alumni Convocation on Friday,
May 29, 2009.
He received his B.S. in Mathematics from University College in
1959 and went on to a stellar career that included executive
positions at a number of corporations, including Bankers Trust
Company and Automated Business Systems.
In 1977 he became President, CEO and Chairman of Cornell
Computer Corporation. Subsequently he was named CEO of the Cornell
Computer Division of Computer Power Group, the position from which
he retired in 1990.
Always loyal to St. John’s, he is a longtime member of both The
Loughlin Society and The McCallen Society, and an active
participant in the Executive in Residence Program and a Visiting
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at St. John’s Peter J. Tobin College
John P. Tutunjian is a shining example of the Vincentian values
of caring and concern for others which has always been an integral
part of the St. John’s University experience.
“It humbles me to receive an award like this,” he said.
“The Pietas Medal is a very special award and I really appreciate
it very much.”
The Pietas Medal is a singular honor reserved for alumni who
have demonstrated loyalty, fidelity and devotion to alma
mater in a multitude of ways.