Nominations are being accepted for the Sanctae Crucis Awards,
the highest nondegree recognition bestowed by the College
on an alumnus or alumna.
The Holy Cross Mission Statement is the foundation for the
awards, which are presented in three categories:
- Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement: for
an alumnus/alumna who, as a leader in business, professional
or civic life, lives by the highest intellectual and ethical
The alumnus/alumna is widely recognized
by colleagues as greatly accomplished in his/her field.
The individuals private business or professional
affairs are imbued with hard work, integrity and Judeo-Christian
principles reflecting honor and glory on Holy Cross.
- Award for Outstanding Community Service: for an
alumnus/alumna who seeks to exemplify the long-standing
dedication of the Society of Jesus to the intellectual
life and its commitment to the service of faith and promotion
The individual performs outstanding
and praiseworthy service in the interests of humanity and
reflects honor and glory on the College.
- Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award: awarded
to an alumnus/alumna under age 40, who has already demonstrated
a promising degree of worthy accomplishment. He or she
is open to new ideas, patient with ambiguity and
uncertainty and combines a passion for truth with respect
for the views of others
The individual has
achieved outstanding personal or professional accomplishments
that reflect honor and glory on the College.
Nominations must be submitted to the Office of the Provost
by Jan. 1, 2003. In order to be eligible for nomination,
individuals must be Holy Cross graduates who have not received
an honorary degree from the College. Current Holy Cross Trustees
are not eligible while in service on the board.
The nominations and selections committee will review the
nominees credentials and make recommendations to the
provost. The committee is comprised of the provost, vice
president for business affairs, College chaplain, director
of public affairs, president of the General Alumni Association
and a member of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees.
The sixth annual Sanctae Crucis Awards ceremony will be
held at the annual spring dinner meeting of the Board of