Drinan Award for Distinguished Service

Application deadline is Spring 2020.

The Drinan Award for Distinguished Service is an important symbol of our commitment to the mission of the University. It recognizes service achievements and activities in the following ways: 1) a demanding intellectual presence in support of the daily and long-term functionality most especially of the College, but also of the University; 2) an impact on the College beyond the teaching and scholarly experience; and 3) contributions to the growth of colleagues, both faculty and staff, as effective members of the College and University Community.  

The recipient of the Drinan Award will receive $1,000 for professional development. Nominations will remain active for three years unless withdrawn by the nominee. Updates will be requested from the nominee.

How to Apply:

Faculty members may self-nominate, or be nominated either by their home department or by another faculty member within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Each nomination must have the following supporting information:

1)   Curriculum vitae;

2)  A two to four-page narrative describing the nominee’s service activities and their impact on the College and the University;

3)  Peer letters (at least three).

Some service achievements and activities that may be highlighted in the nomination:       

  • A demanding intellectual presence in support of the daily and long-term functionality most especially of the College, but also of the University;
  • An impact on the College beyond the teaching and scholarly experience; and
  • Contributions to the growth of colleagues, both faculty and staff, as effective members of the College and University Community.

Nominations are reviewed by a committee of College faculty members comprised of the five most recent recipients of the Drinan Award and the Associate Dean of Faculty. The committee makes a recommendation to the Dean.