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Ever to Excel Awards

Each year the Division of Student Affairs 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.

There are 17 awards below. Please read through the description of each award and begin crafting your nominations. We encourage faculty, staff, students, administrators, and advisors to nominate those who have made significant contributions to the Boston College community. Award recipients are chosen by a committee composed of faculty, staff and students. The most effective nominations include specific examples of the nominee.

If you have any questions, please contact Bella Esposito at espositi@bc.edu.

To nominate a candidate for one of the following awards please fill out the form below. Nominations for 2024 Ever to Excel Awards are due Friday, March 1.

 Nominate Here for 2024 Ever to Excel Award

Student Awards

Jeffrey S. Keith Resilience Award

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

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Excellence Award

To the student employee who went far beyond their 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.

Student Organization of the Year Award

To the Student Organization who exemplified their stated mission and enriched student life through their programmatic efforts. Awarded by the Office of Student Involvement.

Student Group of the Year 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 demonstrates a passion for faith and a desire to see that faith enflesh itself as justice in the world. Awarded by Campus Ministry.

Alfred Feliciano and Valerie Lewis Advocacy Award

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

Welles Remy Crowther Service 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 Engagement Award

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

Ann Forest Morgan, Ed.D. Graduate Student Award

To the graduate student leader who demonstrated a commitment to the graduate student community and student experience through leadership, innovation, and service. Awarded by the Office of Graduate Student Life.

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 their neighbor and inspiring others within the co-curricular environment to do the same.

St. Ignatius Award for Personal Development

To the student whose values and ideals have undergone a transformation a through his or her participation on-campus and who cultivates a culture of care and belonging among the student body through building relationships and responding to challenges. Awarded by the Office of the Dean of Students

Class Year Awards

Nicholas H. Woods Leadership Award

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

Timothy M. Padulsky Mentorship Award

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

Paul Chebator and Mer Zovko Community Award

To the junior who embraced the changes embedded in the junior year experience and has been instrumental in creating community.

Brian D.A. Hall Legacy Award

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

Faculty/Staff Awards

Rev. John R. Trzaska, S.J. Faculty 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. Only Boston College students may submit nominations for this award.

Mary Kaye Waldron Staff Award

To the staff member 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.