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.
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 Awardees for 2014 with Dr. David Borgmeyer are Dr. Bert Barry, Ms. Julia Brucks, and Ms. Sara Rahim. Dr. Carolina Aznar is not pictured.
PREVIOUS GRUEBER AWARD RECIPIENTS
2013--Michael Barber, S.J., Dr. Thomas Finan, Mr. Matt Jones, Ms. Meiqing July He
2012--Ms. Jane Beckerle, Dr. Richard Colignon, Mr. Timothy Troung
2011--Ms. Beth Fluhr, Dr. Kathleen Llewellyn, Mr. Ben Stephan, Ms. Mary Wolf
2010--Mr. Joe Adorjan, Ms. Anelga Doumanian, Dr. Ruben Rosario, Dr. Eleonore Stump