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Presidential Medal

Presidential Medal

Presidential Medal

The Presidential Medal is awarded at the sole discretion of the President to an individual or organization whose contributions have had a far-reaching and positive influence on the University, Seminary, in our communities, across the nation, or around the world.

The Presidential Medal honors those who exemplify the ideals and who have made exceptional contributions that represent the University’s vision, mission, and core values—being reflective, fulfilling careers, and transforming leadership in a world of change.

Recipients of the Presidential Medal

The Breidegam Family 
October 21, 2017 - Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences Building Dedication

The Breidegam Family receiving the Presidential Medal from Bryon Grigsby

Kerry Cheever, Department Chair and Professor Emerita,
Nursing and Public Health Department

May 11, 2019 - Moravian University Commencement Ceremony

Kerry Cheever at commencement

Dr. Markéta Pánková, Director of the National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J.A. Comenius Prague, Czech Republic
June 19, 2019 - Presidential Sabbatical in Prague and Germany

PhDr. Markéta Pánková with President Grigsby

Dr. Curtis "Hank" Barnette,
Former Chairman and CEO of Bethlehem Steel and Moravian University Trustee,

September 18, 2019 - Moravian University Heritage Day

Robert Donchez
Major, City of Bethlehem
May 8, 2021 - Moravian University Commencement Ceremony

Major Donchez receiving medal

Dr. Jeffrey A. Jahre
Senior Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs at St. Luke's University Health Network and Chief Emeritus of Infectious Diseases

May 6, 2023 - Moravian University Commencement Ceremony