The Collegium Visionary Award is meant to celebrate and advance the work of Collegium alumni/ae in the many ways that Collegium encourages: leadership to promote Catholic mission on member campuses, scholarship to advance the Catholic intellectual tradition or to bring other traditions into fruitful dialogue with it, and innovative teaching to bring aspects of the summer colloquy to life for students.
Eligibility: All alumni/ae who participated in Collegium as faculty or graduate fellows are eligible, except for Collegium board members during the term of their board membership.
Nominations: All Collegium alumni/ae are invited to nominate fellow alumni/ae who they regard as outstanding exemplars of Collegium’s mission by one or more of the criteria described above. Nomination letters, up to 2pp. single spaced, should articulate clearly why the nominee merits the award, and help us evaluate the impact of that nominee's work on campus, in the classroom, or in the scholarly realm. Nominations for the 2021Visionary Award should be emailed to Collegium@holycross.edu by Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Please be sure to contact Tom or Joyce with any questions. The recipient of the award will be announced in the fall '20 newsletter, and the award will be given on the recipient’s home campus some time in the second semester of this academic year.
The Collegium Board will review the nominations and recommend an awardee. The award will consist of a framed citation to be presented at a reception on the awardee's home campus late in the spring semester, and an award of $1000 that can be used for a retreat, in support of relevant academic research and pedagogical development, or for mission-related events on campus.
The award will be announced in the spring newsletter.
- 2020 Shawn Ward, Le Moyne College
- 2019 Kaye Whitehead, Loyola University Maryland
- 2018 Una Cadegan, University of Dayton
- 2017 John Neary, St. Norbert College
- 2016 Rodger Narloch, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
- 2015 Marianne Lloyd, Seton Hall University
- 2014 Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture, University of Portland