The Office of the Vice President of Student Life is accepting nominations for the inaugural Donald R. Boomgaarden Leadership in Action award presented by the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees.
The award, named in honor of the College’s current president, recognizes two graduating seniors — one from SJC Long Island and one from SJC Brooklyn — who have embraced characteristics of positive leadership, have continuously displayed traits that contribute to a positive campus environment and who have supported connections between various campus groups aimed to enhance the quality of student life. Award recipients will have exemplified St. Joseph’s core values, infused them within their daily life, and have found a unique way in which to promote them through direct or indirect community involvement on and off campus.
Vice President for Student Life and Campus Services Shantey Hill-Hanna added the award aims to highlight students who embody SJC’s motto, Esse non videri, “To be, not to seem.”
The Office of the Vice President for Student Life is accepting nominations until April 30. Students may be nominated by current faculty, staff and administrators. Committee selections will review the nominations during the week of May 3 and chosen recipients will receive a plaque from Christopher R. Carroll ’88, Esq., chair of the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees, during the 2021 commencement exercises.
Additional criteria for the inaugural leadership award:
- Must be a registered graduating senior.
- Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
- Has a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
- Must exhibit positive leadership traits on and off campus (i.e. a concentrated effort to make a difference in one facet of the College, or through responsibilities in more than one organization).
- Represents the values, traditions and spirit of SJC, through engagement in and commitment to the SJC campus community.
- Demonstrated service over the course of college career.
- Outstanding involvement in co-curricular activities.
- Has made significant contributions to the SJC community, which evoked positive social change