Established in 1980, the Elizabeth Williams Wade Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has made outstanding contributions to Salem State University. The award was established and is awarded by members of the Salem State University Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Each recipient must have attained notable achievement or made a lasting contribution to Salem State University through his or her philanthropic and voluntary endeavors.
Each recipient must have earned a degree from Salem State University.
It is preferred that the recipient attend the awards ceremony to accept his or her award.
The recipients are eligible to receive a specific award once but are eligible to receive a different award in the future.
The awards committee is not obligated to select a recipient from each category if applicants do not adequately meet the requirements.
No member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors may self-nominate for the award.
As part of the nomination form, nominators must submit a 500 word or more statement establishing the candidate's qualifications with clear and concise detail as to why he/she should be selected for the award.
The awards committee, comprised of members of the Salem State University Alumni Board, reserves the right to conduct independent research on a nominee. The committee will only consider information when it is part of a submitted nomination.
The awards committee will also not consider nominations that consist solely of a nominee's resume.
Incomplete nomination packets will NOT be considered.
Past Award Recipients
Jeff Cicolini '94
David Surface '88
Jane '60, '62G and Jim '60 Moroney
Kim Gassett-Schiller '83
Henry Bertolon '74
James M. Muse '83
Andrea Liftman '75G
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Gormalley '73
Sally A. Cuffe '60, '64G and Walter Cuffe (posthumously) '62, '66G