De La Salle Medal Edit


MC De La Salle Medal


  • 1952-present (Other)


  • 6 Linear Feet (Whole)


  • Biographical / Historical

    The St. De La Salle Medal was established in 1951 in honor of St. John Baptist De La Salle, Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron saint of teachers. The medal was awarded annually by Manhattan College for outstanding contributions to the advancement of Catholic education. The first recipient of the De La Salle Medal was John F. Brosnan during the Convocation on April 30, 1951 commemorating the Tercentenary of the Birth of St. John Baptist de la Salle. In 1973 the requirements for the Medal were changed with the omission of the word “Catholic”. The Saint De La Salle Medal was to be conferred annually upon one who had made significant contributions to the moral, cultural or educational life of the Nation, and whose achievements and exemplary life call for a fitting tribute from Manhattan College and the Christian Brothers. The Medals were given out at either Commencement or Convocation. In 1977, the De La Salle Medal Dinner was established to recognize the achievements of an outstanding American business executive through the presentation of MC’s most prestigious award. Individuals selected to receive the Medal were chosen for their support of education, cultural institutions and other philanthropic endeavors as well as contributions and excellence in their chosen field. The medals were given out at this special dinner held during the winter at a restaurant in Manhattan.

  • Previous Recipients

    1951 The Honorable John F. Brosnan (Alumnus ’11) Chancellor of the Board of Regents, University of the State of NY

    1952 His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman Archbishop of New York

    1953 Most Reverend Joseph P. Donahue (Alumnus ’90) Auxiliary Bishop of New York

    1954 & 1955 None

    1956 Most Reverend Edwin V. O’Hara (Awarded posthumously) Bishop of Kansas City

    1957 Sister Mary Emil, I.H.M. Exec. Secretary, the Sister Formation Conference

    1958 Right Reverend Monsignor Joseph E. Schieder Director of Youth Dept., National Catholic Welfare Conference

    1959 Very Reverend Brother Bertrand, O.S.F. Superior General, Franciscan Brothers of the Diocese of Brooklyn

    1960 Doctor Roy Joseph Deferrari Secretary General, The Catholic University of America

    1961 Reverend John Courtney Murray, S.J. Professor of Theology, Woodstock College

    1962 Brother Clair Stanislaus, F.S.C. Historian & Biographer, St. Joseph’s College, London, England

    1963 Most Reverend Bryan J. McEntegart (Alumnus ’13) Bishop of Brooklyn

    1964 Sister M. Rose Eileen, C.S.C. Professor of Theology, Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, Washington, DC

    1965 Mother Kathryn Sullivan, R.S.C.J. Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart

    1966 Brother Bernard Peter, F.S.C. Auxiliary Visitor, New York Provincialate

    1967 Dean William H. Mulligan Fordham University Law School

    1968 Rev. C. Albert Koob, O. Praem Executive Secretary N.C.E.A.

    1969 None

    1970 Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. President of the University of Notre Dame

    1971 Most Rev. Edwin B. Broderick, D.D. Bishop of Albany

    1972 Very Rev. Brother Charles Henry Buttimer, F.S.C. Superior General, Brothers of the Christian Schools