The Alumni Association Board of Directors selected Dave Wendt '63 as the 2008 Walter Reger Distinguished Alumnus in recognition of nearly four decades of loyal service to alma mater.
Wendt has been his class agent since 1984 and is among the most responsible class agents for the Annual Fund. He's also served as vice president of the SJU Alumni Board, a career networking volunteer and a member of the National Consultation Team for the Campaign for Saint John's and other campaign committees. He and his wife, Karin, miss very few Twin City Standups or Institutional Advancement functions in the Cities or at Saint John's. They have been members of the Benedictine Legacy Society since 2004.
Wendt is a successful independent insurance professional and teaches a series of professional lectures at the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. He has just completed a year as president of the Edina Rotary Club and chaired a Twin Cities branch of the Serra Club in 2001-2002.
"Saint John's remains a beacon in my life," says Wendt. "I hope many more Johnnies will come back to find what a truly peaceful, but powerful resource Saint John's can be to them throughout their lives."