Bishop Robert Smith, The Ted Stern Cup and the Alexander Chambliss Connelley Awards
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. Nominations are accepted from members of the faculty and staff. The award winners are selected by a committee comprised of the Provost, the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs and former award winners.
The 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. Nominations are accepted from members of the faculty and staff. The nominations are reviewed by a committee comprised of the Director of Student Life, Vice President of College Events/Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and a second director within the Division of Student Affairs.
Alexander Chambliss Connelley Award
The Alexander Chambliss Connelley Award is presented to a 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.