Saint James Seeks 2019 Award Nominations

Alumni Award recipientsDuring Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Council hosts a dinner and awards ceremony in honor of SJS alumni. Three awards may be presented: the Alumni Award, the Exceptional Service Award, and the Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty—all sponsored by the Alumni Council. We invite alumni to nominate deserving candidates. Below is information about each award.

Alumni Award

Each year, the Saint James School Alumni Council honors alumni who have distinguished themselves with outstanding service to the School and to society. Alumni of the School may nominate candidates for this award. 

Nomination and selection criteria include:

  • Active service to the School. For example, someone who served, or serves as a Class Agent, Trustee, or Alumni Council Member
  • Or, active leadership with the School. For example, someone who has helped plan an Alumni Weekend or other alumni events; or, someone who has helped lead fundraising efforts (i.e., for the School's Annual Fund, Endowment, or Capital Campaign)

Exceptional Service Award

The Exceptional Service Award honors individuals who have provided exceptional service to the School and its alumni. Nominees do not need to be alumni or faculty of the School. The award is presented at the discretion of the Alumni Council. Nominations are considered on an annual basis. Both current and previous faculty and staff members are eligible for this award. Alumni and friends of the School may nominate candidates for this award.

Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty

Established to recognize faculty members who distinguished themselves above and beyond the call of duty, the Kerfoot Society for Distinguished Faculty was originally suggested by Jeremy H. Biggs '54 when he served as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He expressed that "a good part of the soul of the School is, and always has been, the wonderful and long-serving faculty who have been important to its history and to the lives of its students."
Alumni of the School may nominate candidates for this award.

Nomination and selection criteria include:

  • Serving as a positive influence for students and exhibiting strong moral character
  • Serving as a mentor to students
  • Showing dedication and loyalty to the School community
  • Exhibiting outstanding service as a coach and/or providing exemplary service as an advisor for non-athletic activities (examples: yearbook advisor, Mummers' Society advisor, etc.)
  • Have served as a teacher or librarian

Nominees Must: 

  • Be retired, or no longer on staff
  • Have served Saint James School for a minimum of 10 years

Individuals Eligible for Kerfoot Induction:

Craig and Elizabeth Allen
Martin Collin
Norman Dill
Robert Dinsmore
Benjamin Drake
Robert Grab
Hazel Hoyer
Aleda James
Beverly Lamb
Charles G. Meehan '65
Walter McKinley
Sandra Pollock
Roger Ross

How to submit your nominations:

Nominations may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Download a nomination form:

Deadline: January 15, 2019

By Mail: Saint James School, Office of Alumni Relations, 17641 College Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740

By Fax: 301-739-0043

By Email: gwilson@stjames.edu

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