Johann Grueber, S.J. was an early Jesuit sent to serve at the royal court of Peking in the seventeenth century. His superior sent him to Rome to defend the actions of the Society in China, but he was unable to make the journey by sea due to conflict. In a daring move, Grueber and his party decided to make the journey to Rome via Tibet and Nepal and the Himalayan mountains. One of the first Europeans to set foot in the region and return to write an account of the journey, Grueber showed both innovation and daring in his desire to understand the world.
The Grueber Awards for Globalization at Saint Louis University are awarded annually to members of the SLU community who share in that innovative and daring spirit by advancing the international and global mission of Saint Louis University.
Mr. Joe Adorjan Ms. Beth Fluhr
Ms. Anelga Doumanian Dr. Kathleen Llewellyn
Dr. Ruben Rosario Mr. Ben Stephan
Dr. Eleonore Stump Ms. Mary Wolf
Ms. Jane Beckerle Michael Barber, S.J.
Dr. Richard Colignon Dr. Thomas Finan
Mr. Timothy Troung Mr. Matt Jones
Ms. Meiqing July He
These are the four Grueber Awardees for 2013 with Dr. David Bormgeyer