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.
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.
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.
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 Award
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.
Humanics Leader in Service Award
This award honors a student who has consistently committed to serving humanity and working towards the pursuit of social justice, and who has made lifestyle and career decisions consistent with the values gained from community service experiences.
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 co-curricular 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.
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 co-curricular 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.
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 co-curricular 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.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award recognizes a student who best exemplifies Dr. King’s moral legacy, which transcended racial and national boundaries. King’s campaign—the Poor People’s March on Washington, which he did not live to complete—symbolized his political dream for a United States where people of different backgrounds could live together as brothers and sisters, equal under the law with an economic bill of rights that would guarantee a job or income for all.
Student Employee of the Year Award
The Student Employee of the Year 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.