Alums & Friends

2024 SJU Awards

Launched in 1983, the Alumni Achievement Awards recognizealumni who have been successful in their careers and/or active in church and community service.

The awards are presented annually by the SJU Alumni Association Board of Directors and the university.

Mark Jantzer portrait

Mark Jantzer '74

Mark Jantzer’s service record reaches from the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to the Kunsan Air Force Base in South Korea. Between lies an extensive list of the business manager’s contributions to his church, community, state and nation, with a focus on support for military personnel.   Read more

Wayne Liebhard '79

A community-focused physician, award-winning author and long-time musician, Wayne Liebhard is a Saint John’s University education incarnate.  Read more

Bernie Sinner Portrait

Bernie Sinner '84

Small towns and rural areas have a champion in Bernie Sinner, who invests himself in growing and sustaining communities in the Fargo area and beyond.   Read more

Brian Kueppers portrait

Brian Kueppers '89

Brian Kueppers exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit Saint John’s University fosters and, in turn, helps younger Johnnies foster theirs.   Read more

Robert Bellin Portrait

Rob Bellin '94

Rob Bellin is a catalyst for community whose Benedictine gift for cultivating connections touches everything from biochemistry to baseball.   Read more

Darius Husain Portrait

Darius Husain '99

Community. Respect. Stewardship. Dignity. The hallmarks of Darius Husain’s career as executive director of the Face to Face Academy in St. Paul read like a recipe for Benedictine hospitality.   Read more

Brian Eder Portrait

Brian Eder '04

Brian Eder is at the top of his game as a financial advisor and a philanthropist.   Read more