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Awards & Recognition

 

2024 Annual Awards

 

Nominations are now open for the 2024 JASPA Awards. Every year, JASPA recognizes initiatives and individuals for their hard work and dedication to promoting the Jesuit ideals on our respective campuses. Please take a moment to consider submitting a nomination for the following awards:

2024 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Academic Partnership

The Ignatian Medal for outstanding academic partnership award is conferred annually in recognition of a program/initiative that demonstrates collaboration or integration of academic and student affairs in support of student success and student learning.

2024 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice

Our Ignatian heritage is the living legacy of Ignatius Loyola. It is a rich heritage of faith, seeking God in everyday life; a profound commitment to the [marginalized] and to issues of social responsibility and justice. Ignatius believed that it is imperative to act upon what is learned–to use our values in service to humanity. We are called to make a difference as "persons for others." The Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice Award is given to annually to a program or initiative that is aimed at or an individual or a group of persons who demonstrates a strong commitment to issues of diversity and social justice in Jesuit higher education.

2024 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Campus Program or Initiative

The Ignatian Medal for an Outstanding Campus Program or Initiative is the only Ignatian Medal awarded to an institution rather than to an individual person. Student Affairs work uses programs and services as the tools to meet students' needs and to resolve conditions on campus which impede the educational process. The development of such programs and initiatives is a creative process, one which requires a multiplicity of skills and talents.  Good programs or initiatives are often shared among campuses, and certain programs or initiatives stand out from all others for their creativity, focus,
adaptability to different campus environments, and for their proven effectiveness.

2024 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student in Jesuit Student Affairs

The Ignatian Medal for the Outstanding Graduate Student in Jesuit Student Affairs is conferred on individuals who have distinguished themselves in the early years of their careers. A graduate student is defined as a person with two years or less service in Jesuit student affairs work and is enrolled in a graduate program. Ignatian Medal recipients may have brought a strong sense of leadership to their job, or have demonstrated a high level of skill or ability, or have shown an early record of success which stands above the norm. Established the fall of 2012, this award is given annually to a
graduate student who demonstrates a strong commitment to Jesuit Student Affairs.

2024 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jesuit Student Affairs

The Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jesuit Student Affairs Work is conferred on individuals who have made significant, specific accomplishments in the profession. This award thus differs from the Yanitelli Award, which recognizes a person's lifetime of service. Ignatian Medal recipients may have successfully resolved particularly difficult problems or issues, have achieved recognition as a national expert in a particular area of knowledge, or have provided outstanding leadership at the campus or regional level. Established the Spring of 1997, this award is given annually to a professional staff member who embodies the above achievement in Jesuit Student Affairs Work.

2024 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding New Professional in Jesuit Student Affairs 

The Ignatian Medal for the Outstanding New Professional in Jesuit Student Affairs is conferred on individuals who have distinguished themselves within the first three years of their careers in higher education. Ignatian Medal recipients may have brought a strong sense of leadership to their job, or have demonstrated a high level of skill or ability, or have shown an early record of success which stands above the norm. Established the Spring of 1997, this award is given annually to a new professional staff member who demonstrated a strong commitment to Jesuit Student Affairs.

2024 JASPA Scholarship Award

The JASPA Scholarship Award recognizes distinguished contributions to scholarship and the literature in the areas of Jesuit and Catholic student affairs work and higher education. Established the Spring of 1997, this award is given annually to a professional staff member who has researched, presented, and/or published works which are innovative, relevant, sustainable, and/or impactful to Jesuit higher education.

2024 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Service to JASPA

The Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Service to JASPA is conferred on individuals who have truly distinguished themselves by the breadth and depth of service they have given to the Association or the significant influence they have had on JASPA's direction, programs, and services.  Established in the Spring of 1997, this award is given annually to a professional staff member who embodies the above commitment to service to JASPA.

 

The 2024 Reverend Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J. Award will be selected by the JASPA Executive Board.

 

Nominations will be open until February 2024. If you are interested in serving on the selection committee or have questions about the 2024 JASPA awards, please contact Alyse Hudock at hudocka@bc.edu (JASPA Awards & Recognition Chair, Boston College).

 

2023 Award Winners

 

  • The Student Colloquium Initiative at Creighton University for earning the 2023 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Academic Partnership.
  • The Burke Scholarship Program at Marquette University for earning the 2023 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice.
  • The Flexible Care Hybrid Model at Creighton University for earning the 2023 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Campus Program or Initiative.
  • Mackenzie Drew from College of the Holy Cross for earning the 2023 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student in Jesuit Student Affairs.
  • Bennie Williams from Canisius College for earning the 2023 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Jesuit Student Affairs.
  • Dave Johnson formerly from Xavier University for earning the 2023 Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Service to JASPA.
  • Jeffrey Gray from Fordham University for earning the 2023 Reverend Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J. Award.

Shout out to Alyse Hudock (JASPA Awards & Recognition Chair) from Boston College for overseeing the awards selection process!

 

Questions?

If you have questions about JASPA awards, please contact Chair of Awards & Recognition (Alyse Hudock, Boston College, hudocka@bc.edu).