George Goldsmith Mentor of the Year Award
Office of AHANA Student Programs
Established in 2010, the Goldsmith Mentor of the Year Award is given upon the conclusion of each academic year to a committed and exemplary member of the Benjamin Elijah Mays Mentoring Program who has made significant contributions as a mentor to Boston College students.
The award was established in honor of Dr. George Goldsmith (1923-2009), who was a professor in the Physics Department at Boston College for forty years. Besides being an exceptional teacher and scholar, Dr. Goldsmith mentored many undergraduate and graduate students over his long career and was one of the original Benjamin Mays mentors when the program began in 1991.
Criteria: Selection of the Goldsmith Award winner will be based on two criteria:
- Protégé recommendation(s)
- Did the mentor go above and beyond in their effects?
- What impact did the mentor make in the protégé’s life?
- Quality of service to the Benjamin Elijah Mays Mentoring Program
- Was the mentor a committed member of the program?
- What was the record of service for this mentor?
Process: Protégé will be contacted for their nominations by the student program coordinator in the spring semester. Protégés wishing to nominate a mentor should adhere to the specified deadline on the nomination form. The program administrator in collaboration with the student program coordinator will review and select the award winner. The award will be presented at the Closing Ceremony at the end of the spring semester.