Recognition Activities

Senior Awards

Student Leadership Recognition

Each year, the student involvement and activities office coordinates student recognition awards. The recipients of these awards are determined by a committee composed of students, faculty members, and administrators. These awards include Who's Who, Silver Key and Special Recognition awards.

The Senior Awards are presented to a select group of graduating seniors who are members of the class of 2016 and who meet the following criteria for each award:

Silver Key

Applicant has a cumulative grade point average between 3.00 and 4.00, significant involvement within the major area of academic concentration, and participation in co-curricular activities within the university community. 

Special Recognition

Applicants have demonstrated involvement within the major area of academic concentration and demonstration of significant involvement in co-curricular activities within the college community. 

Applications are now available and due in the campus center by Friday, March 25 at 5 pm. 

Who's Who

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities is an award given to students either in the junior or senior year. It is based on one's leadership, character, and involvement in college community life. The award is also based on past and present work and service that the student has done to improve the college and its community. Who's Who is a national award in conjunction with Salem State University. The application and selection process takes place in the spring semester. Are you interested in applying?

Applications are now available and are due in the campus center by Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4 pm.  

Student Organization Leadership Awards

The Kenneth J. McIlraith Awards

The Kenneth J. McIlraith Awards are given to those officially recognized student organizations who best exemplify extraordinary leadership in their specific areas of academic affiliation, community and social awareness and cultural activity. These awards are intended not only to acknowledge those active student organizations, but also to reflect and signify the outstanding contributions which President McIlraith has made to the university. Past recipients include the Student Theatre Ensemble, the Afrikan American Students Association, Criminal Justice Academy, Catholic Student Community, Art Society, and the International Students Association.

These awards will be announced at the Student Leadership Reception on Monday, April 25, 2016.

There are also a number of awards that are given to individual student leaders at this event.  

Student organizations: you can nominate student organizations, and individual student leaders.

Applications are now available, and are due by 5:00pm on Friday April 15, 2016

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Arroyo at 978.542.2806 or

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