Director John English receives German Order of Merit
Director John English was awarded Germany’s top honour for his work in promoting German language and culture throughout his career. The award was presented by Walter Stechel, the consul general of Germany, at a ceremony held at Trinity College on June 12.
The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, called the Bundesverdienstkreuz, honours both Germans and foreigners in all areas of endeavour. Similar to the Order of Canada, this award represents the highest tribute Germany pays for services to the nation in political, economic, social or intellectual fields.