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Gannon University's 2020 Medal of Honor Recipient: Ryan W. Hamilton

Ryan W. Hamilton '20, Gannon University 2020 Medal of Honor Recipient

Ryan W. Hamilton '20, Gannon University 2020 Medal of Honor Recipient

One graduate is selected each year to receive the Gannon University Medal of Honor. The award is presented to the graduating senior who - in the opinion of the faculty, staff, and student's own classmates - has done the most to further the interest of the University, to foster loyal college spirit, and to carry out the ideals of the Christian life. 

The 2020 Medal of Honor recipient is Ryan W. Hamilton. 

Ryan is graduating with a dual major in economics and finance and has served his peers as a member of Gannon's Student Government Association. He is a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and has participated in Alternative Break Service Trips, connecting his academic studies with his interest in social responsibility. Ryan has studied abroad in Rome, and has immersed himself in the culture of Northern Italy and Iceland on T.R.A.V.E.L. trips during his time at Gannon University. 

"Ryan has a remarkable, kind, and sincere soul, who has been committed to his journey of faith," said Dr. Keith Taylor, president of Gannon University, describing Ryan and his participation in the Metanoia retreat during Gannon's virtual degree conferral celebration on May 9, 2020. 

Ryan will be moving to New York City to serve as a sales development representative for a technology startup. 

"Thank you for being such an important part of our Gannon family," added Dr. Taylor. 

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