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
"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.
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
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.