Nominate a Saint Mary’s student, instructor/professor or community member for a Charter Day award by downloading, completing and submitting a nomination form below.
Certificate of Merit & Distinction
Awarded to any students deserving of recognition for work done in the area of student affairs during the preceding year.
2016-17 Certificate Winners
Certificate of Merit Winners
Neil Van Horne
Certificate of Distinction Winners
2018-19 Certificate Winners
Certificate of Merit Winners
Salma Maliha Maisha
Certificate of Distinction Winners
SMU Arab Society – Rami Zokari
James Martin Gavin
Natalia Gutierrez Valencia
Freshman of the Year
Awarded to that student at Saint Mary’s in their first year deemed the outstanding Santamarian among freshman.
2016-17 Winner: Megan Joudrey
2018-19 Winner: Aitezaz Ashowar Siddiqi
Sophomore of the Year
Awarded to that student deemed the most outstanding Santamarian among students of sophomore standing
Arnob Rahman & Alif Ar Rakib
2018-19 Winner: Sarah Little
Junior of the Year
Awarded to that student deemed the most outstanding Santamarian among students of junior standing.
2016-17 Winner: Lexa Ali
2018-19 Winner: Kevin Mullen
Senior of the Year
Awarded to that student deemed the most outstanding Santamarian among students of senior standing.
2016-17 Winner: Nicole MacPherson
2018-19 Winner: Kartik Saini
Graduate of the Year
Awarded to that student deemed the most outstanding Santamarian among students of graduate status.
2016-17 Winner: Aleka MacLellan
Most Improved Society of the Year
Awarded to the chartered society at Saint Mary’s University who is deemed to have made an outstanding improvement over the past academic year.
2016-17 Winner: The Commerce Society
2018-19 Winner: SMU Debate Society
Society of the Year
An award granted to the chartered society at Saint Mary’s University who is deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to student activities during the preceding year.
2016-17 Winner: Enactus SMU
2018-19 Winner: SMU Habitat for Humanity Society
Rev. J. J. Hennessey S. J. Medallion
Awarded to that student who is deemed to be the greatest contributor to extra-curricular activities and has exhibited the spirit of being an outstanding Santamarian over the preceding year.
2016-17 Winner: Ossama Nasrallah
2018-19 Winner: Bryn de Chastelain
Awarded to the student at Saint Mary’s who has shown the greatest leadership abilities during the preceding year.
2016-17 Winner: Kazi Rahman
2018-19 Winner: Ciaro Moxey
James Ryan Memorial Award
Given to that member of the University Community who has given outstanding service to SMUSA.
2016-17 Winner: Bonny Hemeon
2018-19 Winner: Mary Navas
Harold G. Beazley Award
Presented to the individual or group external to the University who has given the greatest assistance to SMUSA.
2016-17 Winner: Carol Silvia
2018-19 Winner: Paula Minnikin
Kendon Matheson Memorial Award
This award is given to the student whose quiet contributions have gone unnoticed while at Saint Mary’s.
2016-17 Winner: Blair Jones
2018-19 Winner: Alexander Anderson
Thomas Whitty Memorial Award
This award is given to the SMUSA Student Staff Member who best exemplifies the qualities of kindness, unselfishness, and dedication to their work, which made Thomas Whitty such a valued part of St. Mary’s University.
2016-17 Winner: Danielle George
2018-19 Winner: Kyran Williams
Rhian Mood Memorial Award
This award is given to the student who is deemed most outstanding Santamarian among students who have contributed to Intramurals at Saint Mary’s University
2016-17 Winner: Matthew Smith
2018-19 Winner: Tariro Chigubu & Olivia Brasloff
This award began in 1982 and was intended to be somewhat of a gag award to be given to that student who just wouldn’t leave SMU. Since that time, and over the years, this award has gained some prestige. This award is now granted to that individual who has been involved in many extracurricular activities at Saint Mary’s but still just won’t leave.
2016-17 Winner: Lindsay Vandewater
2018-19 Winner: Emily Trottier
Mac Attack Award
This award is granted to the student who has contributed significantly to the student body through their volunteerism and philanthropic endeavors, either on campus or in the community. This award was granted in honor of a member of the 2005 graduating class, Craig MacDonald, who was an active volunteer and fundraiser while at Saint Mary’s University.
2016-17 Winner: Alma Khallouf
2018-19 Winner: Sean Reardon & Quinn Docherty
Miguel Emilien Memorial Award
This award is given to a student athlete who has made major contributions to student and society affairs.
2016-17 Winner: Erin Smith
2018-19 Winner: Alexa Tymkiw
Bryan J. Rice Award for Excellence in Governance
2018-19 Winner: Omar Hany
Lee Fletcher Award
2016-17 Winners: Leslie Gates & Janick Lindsay
2018-19 Winners: Shreetee Appadu
Loretta Saunders Memorial Award
This award is presented to a female student at Saint Mary’s who has demonstrated academic and/or extracurricular leadership during the preceding year.
2016-17 Winner: Elora Gehue
2018-19 Winner: Reha Purdasy
Lawrence (Larry) Hood Lifetime Service Award
This award is presented to a member of the University Community who has graduated from Saint Mary’s and made major contributions to the students of Saint Mary’s, as either an employee or volunteer, over the course of their lifetime.
2016-17 Winner: Jane Collins
2018-19 Winner: Dr. Steven Smith
Awarded to those students/faculty for literary contribution to the University.
2016-17 Winners: Dr. Rohini Bonnerjee and Marie DeYoung
2018-19 Winners: Mitchell Archibald
The second highest award granted by the Students’ Association to those graduating or graduate students who have excelled in extra-curricular activities in the area of student affairs during their stay at Saint Mary’s.
2016-17 Winners: Andre Edwards, Mitchell Harrison, Ross Arsenault
2018-19 Winners: Sehmat Suri & Shauna Beaton
he highest award granted by the Students’ Association to those graduating or graduate students who have given outstanding contributions and have excelled in extra-curricular activities in the area of student affairs during their stay at Saint Mary’s.
2016-17 Winners: Ben Gaunce, Collette Robert, Blair Jones
2018-19 Winners: Mahmudar Rahman Shovon & Leslie Gates
Honorary Gold “M”
The highest award granted to non-students for their contribution to student affairs at the University
2018-19 Winners: Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray