John Glenn '43 Receives Nation's Highest Civilian Honor
Congratulations to Trustee John Glenn '43 on receiving our nation’s highest
civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama
presented the award at a White House ceremony held on May 29.
On November 18, 2011, Glenn was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in
recognition of his incomparable achievements and his service to our country as
the first American astronaut to orbit the earth in 1962, as a crew member on the
1998 mission of the space shuttle Discovery, and as a United States
Senator representing Ohio for twenty-five years.