For 35 years, John Cronin, a 2011 recipient of the Jefferson Awards, has dedicated his career to public service and the environment.

The Associated Press: “Jefferson Prizes For Public Service Awarded To 18″ – including Pace’s John Cronin, an internationally renowned environmentalist

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Marlo Thomas, Chicago sports team owner Jerry M. Reinsdorf and environmental advocate John Cronin (Pace Academy’s Senior Fellow in Environmental Affairs) are among the people and institutions honored with a national prize for public service on Tuesday evening, June 21 in Washington, DC reports The Associated Press.

The Jefferson Awards, now in their 39th year, were co-founded by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and are named for founding father Thomas Jefferson.

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