The PRIDE Awards
2015 PRIDE Awards
The Division of Student Affairs is accepting nominations for the PRIDE Awards (Proud Recognition of Individuals Dedicated to Excellence). Nominations for both undergraduate and graduate students will be accepted online through noon on Friday, March 27.
PRIDE Award Descriptions
- Student Employee of the Year: This award is presented to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to the College by going above and beyond stated job responsibilities. The recipient demonstrates the ability to think critically and solve problems with minimal direction or supervision; is professional in demeanor and exhibits excellent judgment and decision-making skills; takes pride in his or her work; and is willing to take on any task that is needed to ensure the success of a program or office.
- Outstanding First-Year Student: This award honors a first-year student who has embraced campus life and volunteer opportunities, has demonstrated a commitment to the Humanics philosophy, and shown the potential to succeed as a leader in service to humanity.
- Outstanding Sophomore: This award recognizes a sophomore who has taken an active leadership role on campus and, through this role, has affected positive change on campus or in the larger community.
- Outstanding Junior: This award is presented to a junior who has consistently been involved in activities demonstrating leadership in service to humanity, and who has the ability to think critically and assess personal strengths and weaknesses in reflective and interactive practice.
- Class of '57 Outstanding Senior Leadership Chair: This award honors a senior who has demonstrated the ability to work as an effective group member and group leader, has made significant contributions to the community, and has an understanding and appreciation of the opportunities and challenges in a world that is increasingly diverse, multicultural, and international. This award was established in 2002 with generous contributions from members of the Class of 1957. The recipient of the Class of '57 Outstanding Senior Leadership Chair has also been recognized as the 2015 recipient of the Frank Stanley Beveridge Award for service in co-curricular endeavors, effort in scholastic achievement, and exhibiting the characteristics representing the Springfield College ethos.
- Outstanding Graduate Student: This award recognizes a graduate student who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the campus and the community, and who has focused on positive change or improvement of conditions for those beyond the immediate community.
- Unsung Hero: This award honors an individual who has worked tirelessly to impact the campus and community life, working behind the scenes - often without recognition - to provide leadership in service to humanity. The nominee should be a student who does not hold a formal leadership position on campus.
- Spirit Award: This award is presented to a student who, while at Springfield College, has made a significant contribution to the spiritual life of the campus or the surrounding community through cocurricular efforts and activities. The recipient demonstrates an enduring commitment to the wholeness of the campus and community neighbors; works to foster hope, meaning, and transformation within the communities served; and exemplifies the College's commitment to training ethical, reflective, and socially engaged leaders and change agents.
- Mind Award: This award is presented to a student who, while at Springfield College, has made significant contributions to the intellectual and cultural environment of the College and the surrounding community through cocurricular work. The recipient fosters curiosity and discovery among students, faculty, and staff, and critical engagement with and respectful discussion of the issues and ideas which define the world in which we live and serve. The recipient exemplifies the College's commitment to educating leaders who are critical, creative, and culturally engaged thinkers whose education is always in service to humanity.
- Body Award: This award is presented to a student who, while at Springfield College, has made an extraordinary contribution to improving the health and physical well-being of individuals at the College or in the surrounding community through cocurricular and extracurricular efforts. The recipient demonstrates the valuable impact that individuals can make in changing the places, organizations, and systems that touch the lives of people, whether at work or at play, and exemplifies the College's commitment to overall wellness and constructive, cooperative, community engagement.
- John M. Wilson Diversity Leadership Award: The John M. Wilson Diversity Leadership Award recognizes a student who embodies the legacy of Mr. Wilson by demonstrating sensitivity and commitment to differences reflected in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. As the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Springfield College, John Wilson dedicated his life to working across differences towards mutual understanding and acceptance. The recipient of this award embodies his legacy by demonstrating a unique ability to lead by reaching out to different groups of students enrolled at Springfield College. This student has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a community that is safe and more inclusive for everyone.
- Humanics Leader in Service: This award honors a student who has consistently committed to serving humanity and working toward the pursuit of social justice, and who has made lifestyle and career decisions consistent with the values gained from community service experiences.