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Sanctae Crucis Awards

Nominations are requested for the second annual Sanctae Crucis awards. The awards are given yearly by the College to recognize the distinguished achievements of alumni. The Sanctae Crucis Awards are the highest non-degree recognition bestowed by the College on an alumnus or alumna. 

"The primary goals of the Sanctae Crucis Awards are to honor outstanding alumni and, in so doing, recognize and celebrate the distinctive mission of Holy Cross," says acting President Frank Vellaccio. 

The Holy Cross Mission Statement is the foundation for the awards, which are made 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 standards" (from the Mission Statement). The alumnus/alumna is widely recognized by colleagues as greatly accomplished in his/her field. The individual's 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 of justice" (from the Mission Statement). 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: for 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" (from the Mission Statement). 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 President by Jan. 1, 1999. 

Eligibility: 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 acting president. 

The second annual Sanctae Crucis Awards ceremony will take place in May, at a dinner held during the annual spring meeting of the Board of Trustees.



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