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Ever to Excel Awards

Each year the Office of Student Involvement presents awards to outstanding members of the Boston College community. The awards recognize the contributions of students, faculty, and staff to the co-curricular life of the University, growth in leadership roles, and creative involvement in campus life. 

In order to ensure that all students and advisors are considered for awards, the Office of Student Involvement asks that all faculty, staff, registered student organizations, club advisors, deans, and other administrators nominate those who have made significant contributions to the Boston College community. Accomplishments that are the result of paid positions (e.g., Resident Assistants, O'Connell House staff, or work-study positions) are eligible only for the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Award for a Student Employee. Student employees may be eligible for other awards if they have demonstrated leadership in areas outside of their paid positions. Award recipients are chosen by a committee composed of faculty, staff and students.

If you have any questions, please contact Kat Waxstein at katherine.waxstein@bc.edu or 617-552-3480.

To nominate a candidate for one of the following awards please fill out the

2021 Ever to Excel Awards Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2021 Ever to Excel Awards must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, February 26th, 2021.

Student Awards

Nicholas H. Woods Award

To the freshman who demonstrated initiative, motivation, and potential for continued student leadership within the university.

Timothy M. Padulsky Award

To the sophomore who mentored and encouraged other students to develop effective skills in inclusive leadership and teamwork.

Paul Chebator and Mer Zovko Award

To the junior who embraced the changes embedded in the junior year experience and has been instrumental in creating community in their present environment, be it off-campus, abroad, or here on campus.

Brian D.A. Hall Award

To the senior who demonstrated a deep level of commitment to a student program or organization, and whose leadership advanced the mission of the organization and enhanced the quality of student life.

St. Ignatius Award for Personal Development

To the student whose values and ideals have most clearly undergone a transformation and/or deepening through his or her participation in co-curricular activities.

Jeffrey S. Keith Award

To the student who faced a physical or other significant challenge in his or her life while continuing to excel in academic and co-curricular activities.

St. Ignatius Award for Faith In Action

To the student who exemplified the imperative to "Seek God in All Things," and demonstrated love for God by serving his or her neighbor and inspiring others within the co-curricular environment to do the same.

The RSO of the Year Award

To the Registered Student Organization (RSO) which exemplified its stated mission and enriched student life through their programmatic efforts. Awarded by the Office of Student Involvement.

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Award

To the student employee who went far beyond his or her paid responsibilities by fostering an atmosphere of hospitality, care, and concern, and who modeled student leadership by developing relationships, empowering others, and creating community at the University.

"Ever to Excel" Award

To the student group which made an outstanding contribution to Boston College in areas such as education, social justice, service, safety, etc.

Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award

To the student who, in international service and volunteer work, most clearly demonstrated a passion for faith and a desire to see that faith enflesh itself in justice in the world. Awarded by Campus Ministry.

Alfred Feliciano and Valerie Lewis Award

To the student who made extraordinary contributions to further the ideals of the AHANA acronym, and who provided leadership to help the BC community actualize the AHANA concept. Awarded by the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center.

Welles Remy Crowther Award

To the student who consistently demonstrates a commitment to service and who inspires others by their example. Awarded by the Volunteer and Service Learning Center.

Robert A. Sherwood Award

To the student who demonstrated a commitment and contribution to community and civic engagement through excellence in their leadership and service to the Boston College community and beyond.

Faculty/Staff Awards

Rev. John R. Trzaska, S.J. Award

To the faculty member who expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of Boston College students by providing support and guidance outside of the classroom.

Mary Kaye Waldron Award

To the faculty member, administrator, or employee who demonstrated a continual commitment to the ideals of Boston College with a self-evident belief in the need to enhance student life in a positive manner. Please note: Only Boston College students may submit nominations for this award.