Awards and Honors

The University encourages leadership, service, and civic engagement through the promotion of extracurricular activities in student organizations. Students may merit awards by participation in these activities. Significant among them are:

Beaudry Award

The award, in memory of alumnus Robert Beaudry, is given annually to the student who, in the opinion of members of the senior class, has excelled in leadership, commitment to Christian values, academic achievement, and service to the University and/or greater community throughout his or her years at John Carroll. Campus Ministry organizes the nomination process and facilitates a committee that determines a final slate of candidates. Members of the graduating class cast votes to determine the winner. More information can be found at

 The Carroll News Person of the Year

The  Carroll News  Person of the Year is chosen by the student editorial staff of The Carroll News  for being the most influential figure on campus. That person is honored with a major article in the final issue of the spring semester as part of the newspaper’s review of the year’s events.

 Leadership Legacy Award

The Leadership Legacy Award is designed to recognize graduating seniors who, through their dedicated leadership and involvement, have made significant contributions to changing the campus culture in a positive way during their careers at John Carroll. These leaders have consistently and unselfishly given of themselves to enhance the spirit and community of John Carroll and thereby improve the University.

Outstanding Student Leader Award

The Outstanding Student Leader Award is designed to recognize up to two students in each class who, through dedicated leadership and involvement, have made significant contributions to improving the campus culture during the past year in the following areas: faith and justice; diversity and inclusion, health and wellness; and leadership of their peers.

Millor Orator Award

In honor of the late Reverend William J. Millor, S.J., who served the University in a variety of posts over twenty-eight years, the officers of the senior class, along with a panel of faculty and administrators, each year select a member of the graduating class to make a presentation at the commencement ceremony.

Student Government “Of the Year” Award

These annual awards are given by the Student Government to an organization and individuals that have distinguished themselves in each of the following categories:

  • Student Organization of the Year

  • Student Organization Leader of the Year

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year

  • Student Senator of the Year