Distinguished Service Medallion 1975

JOHN GREGG ALLERTON

Son of Robert Allerton, benefactor of the University, a 1926 graduate who himself added to the beauty and design of Allerton Park. Mr. Allerton was awarded the Medallion at Urbana-Champaign commencement.

AVERY BRUNDAGE

Businessman and philanthropist, 1909 graduate, outstanding student athlete and Olympic competitor, and President of International Olympic Committee for 20 years. Mr. Brundage was presented the Medallion at the Medical Center commencement.

ANTHONY J. JANATA

Retired as secretary of the Board of Trustees and executive assistant to the president after 46 years of service. He served under six presidents and was a 1920 graduate. Mr. Janata was awarded the Medallion at the Chicago Circle commencement

Board of Trustees Minutes
February 19, 1975

John Gregg Allerton
Avery Brundage
Anthony J. Janata

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AWARD OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDALLION

On July 18, 1973, the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion was created to recognize those individuals whose contributions to the growth and development of the University of Illinois, through extraordinary service or significant benefaction, have been of unusual significance.

In accordance with the terms of the establishment of the award, a Distinguished Service Medallion Committee, consisting of four trustees, was appointed by the President of the Board to receive nominations, formulate rules of procedure, and make recommendations to the Board. The Committee now recommends as recipients of the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion the following individuals:

JOHN GREGG ALLERTON, distinguished architect and adopted son of a celebrated benefactor of the University (Robert Allerton) ; a graduate of the University of Illinois in 1926, he has himself added beauty and design to Allerton Park and has been a firm protector and conservator of our environmental resources.

 AVERY BRUNDAGE of Chicago, businessman and philanthropist, graduate of the University of Illinois with honors in 1909; an outstanding student athlete and Olympic competitor. For twenty years president of the International Olympic Committee, and steadfast supporter of the University.

ANTHONY J. JANATA, secretary of the Board of Trustees and executive assistant to the President Emeritus. Graduate of the University of Illinois in 1920 and for forty-six years thereafter devoted servant of the institution, serving under six presidents.

Presented by the Committee for the Trustees Distinguished Service Medallion Award:

Russell W. Steger, Chairman         William D. Forsyth, Jr.
Ralph C. Hahn                                  Timothy W. Swain
Earl M. Hughes, ex officio