Nominate commuter students and their helpers for achievement awards
The St. Thomas Commuter Center invites you to nominate worthy recipients of the awards below. The recipients will be recognized at the annual Spirit of St. Thomas awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.
Nominations are due to the Dean of Students Office, Room 101, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, no later than Friday, April 14.
The Gregory Marzolf Jr. Award is given annually to a University of St. Thomas commuter student who, through dedication and disciplined application, has exercised talents and abilities in an extraordinary manner. Through the exercising of these talents and abilities, the commuter student has overcome significant obstacles to achieve excellence in academics, co-curricular activities and community pursuits. Note: A commuter student is defined as a student who does not live in university housing.
This award honors the late Gregory Marzolf Jr., who was a St. Thomas student from fall 1998 to fall 1999. He had muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes progressive muscle weakness until the muscles are gradually lost. He made many significant contributions to the St. Thomas community as an orientation leader and mentor in the Commuter Center. Though he died in April 2000, his legacy of service to the St. Thomas community still lives on.
To nominate someone for the Gregory Marzolf Jr. Award, pick up a nomination form in the Commuter Center, lower level, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, fill it out and turn it in along with a letter addressing the candidate’s contributions.
The Commuter Ally Award provides an opportunity to recognize a person, department, office or student organization for helping a commuter student to be successful at UST. This is a good way to recognize someone and thank them for making this a campus that is as welcoming and inclusive as it can be for all students. To nominate someone, fill out a small card in the Commuter Center, lower level, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.