Manhattan College Awards Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal To Michael Borger

Michael Borger, a senior at Manhattan College, received the Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal, one of the College’s highest undergraduate student honors, at the Spring Honors Convocation held on May 19.

Michael Borger, a senior at Manhattan College, received the Joseph J. Gunn Alumni Medal, one of the College’s highest undergraduate student honors, at the Spring Honors Convocation held on May 19.

The Gunn Medal is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, service and character, and who has made the greatest overall contribution to Manhattan College during his or her years as an undergraduate. 

“Mike’s energy level, focus, hard work and friendliness are an unbeatable combination,” said Brother Robert Berger, FSC, associate professor of religious studies. “The Lasallian community at Manhattan College benefited from his presence with us and Mike, in turn, has grown in numerous ways confident in his future.”

A business management major with a minor in finance, Borger will continue his studies at Manhattan College in the fall and complete his M.B.A. next year, as part of the College’s five-year program. Borger was active both on and off campus, participating in everything from student government, varsity tennis, several service projects and much more.

Holding positions in student government throughout his time as an undergraduate at Manhattan College, including executive vice president, Borger also held leadership positions on college-wide committees. He served on the deans advisory council, the college-wide senate and was the student representative to the board of trustees.

Borger participated in many clubs and intramural sports, including Lasallian Leaders, the Marketing Club, Gaelic Society and Pen & Sword, the campus-wide honor society for leadership.