August 11, 2014
Jim Platten will receive the Fr. Walter Reger Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Homecoming Banquet Oct. 3. The Reger Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association.
Platten has been a class agent for more than three decades, has been the chair of the Red Tie Gala and served on numerous alumni, fundraising and reunion committees. He recently completed his term as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
"Whenever a Saint John's program needed promoting or an alumnus needed consoling or a student needed backing," said several fellow alumni, "Jim Platten has been there with his sleeves rolled up and his heart in the effort."
Platten recently accepted the position of CEO and executive director of Open Cities Health Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Platten is one of two recipients of the Reger Award this year. Canning Fok '74 received the Reger Award at a gathering of the Hong Kong Alumni Chapter last March.