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Office of the Dean of Students Awards

Office of the Dean of Students Awards

These three awards are presented at the annual SALA Awards.

Two Awards are presented by the Office of the Dean of Students.

  • Bishop Robert Smith Award         
  • Theodore Stern Cup                    

The Connelley Award is presented by the chair of the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs and Athletics.
The Committee is assisted by the Office of the Dean of Students.

  • Alexander Chambliss Connelley Award.  

More information including Award Recipients.

Bishop Robert Smith Award 

This is the highest and most selective honor a graduating student can achieve at the College of Charleston. The Bishop Robert Smith Award was established by former President Theodore Stern to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional leadership and academic excellence. The award recipients receive a plaque, a monetary award and recognition during the graduation ceremony. 

Theodore S. Stern Cup Award 

The Theodore S. Stern Cup Award honors a member of the Senior Class of the College of Charleston who has most faithfully served the interests and ideals of the College and who by character and influence has best exemplified the ideals and qualities of President Theodore S. Stern, both in the College and the community. The Theodore S. Stern Cup Award recipients receive a Silver Cup and a monetary award. 

Alexander Chambliss Connelley Award

The award is presented to the student of the senior class who has made the most unselfish contribution(s) to the student body and the College of Charleston.  It is awarded to a student of the graduating class for special achievement. Nominations will be accepted from the student body, faculty, and staff.  The recipient will receive a cash award and a plaque. This award winner is selected by the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs.