Annual Student Leadership Awards Presented April 7

Annual Student Leadership Awards Presented April 7

Students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership will be honored by the Office of the Dean for Student Development at a banquet to be held April 7 at 5 p.m. in the Heights Room of the Lower Campus Dining Hall.

This is the 25th year that ODSD has organized the Leadership Awards Banquet, which recognizes the contributions of students to the co-curricular life of the University, and to the recipients' growth in leadership roles and involvement in student life.

"This year we received a record number of nominations," said Dean for Student Development Robert Sherwood. "That has made the selection process all the more frustrating as there have been so many extraordinary students."

Sherwood said the event is important because it recognizes those students who step forward and take on responsibilities to improve student life at BC.

"It's important that we gather as a community to recognize their hard work," said Sherwood.

A student from each undergraduate class will be recognized at the banquet, as will undergraduates who have developed new and effective skills and demonstrated creativity in programming or other leadership activities.

Among the other honors to be presented include: the Jeff Keith Award, given to the graduating senior who has overcome a physical challenge to excel in academic and co-curricular activities; the St. Ignatius Award for Personal Development, for students whose values and ideals have been transformed or deepened through his or her participation in student programs; and the St. Ignatius Award for Student Involvement, for individuals who most exemplify the imperative to "Seek God in All Things" and who demonstrated an understanding and non-judgmental attitude.

Also, the Rev. John R. Trzaska, SJ, Award will be presented to the faculty advisor who has expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of Boston College students through co-curricular activity.

-Stephen Gawlik


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