John D. Mancini

Bachelor of Arts



Summa Cum Laude
Thurgood Marshall Award


Ross, California

Award Bio

John David Mancini, who goes by JD, is a senior Politics major at Saint Mary's College. He is grateful to be awarded the Thurgood Marshall award from the Politics Department, as he feels it is an honor to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. During his time at Saint Mary’s College, he served as an orientation leader and Weekend of Welcome leader, helping integrate new students into campus. During his junior and senior years, he was a resident advisor in Michael Ageno Hall on the first floor. During summers, he interned for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein as well as TBW Media (now known as CleanSweep Campaigns), a political consulting company. He feels he has been fortunate to attend Saint Mary’s College, where he has met people from all walks of life and obtained an excellent education. John will always hold his soon-to-be alma mater in tremendous esteem, and it will forever hold a special place in his heart.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My wonderful parents who have supported me throughout my journey at Saint Mary's!

My favorite SMC memory is

Being told by a fellow student in a class that I should run for office one day because they would vote for me.

I'm looking forward to most

Working as a Middle School Supervisor in Racine, Wisconsin as part of the Lasallian Volunteers Program!
"A Life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives"
— Jackie Robinson