The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented during the Graduation ceremony on Friday, June 9. This award is presented to the alumnus/a who best exhibits at least one of the following qualities: extraordinary service to the city of Greensboro, the state of North Carolina, or the nation; extraordinary distinction in one’s field of specialization; or extraordinary service to society and corresponding tangible benefit to fellow citizens.
The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Mr. Jeff Yurcisin ’93. Mr. Yurcisin is a graduate of Greensboro Day School, Princeton University, and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Yurcisin is a Vice President for Amazon and lives with his wife and three children in Seattle. He is the son of Edward Yurcisin (deceased) and Nelia Yurcisin, a former member of the GDS Board of Trustees and GDS Spanish teacher, and younger brother of GDS alumni, Edward ’86 and John ’89.
Mr. Yurcisin is pictured here with his daughter, Anni. The Class of 2017 also had the pleasure to hear from Mr. Yurcisin as the 2017 Graduation speaker.