2016-2017

Commencement Awards

The Achievement in Creative Expression Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has achieved excellence in creative expression, as demonstrated in the written, performance, film, fine or applied arts.

The Anna M. and Jere St. Angelo ‘61 Accounting Award (2)

These awards are presented to two graduating seniors in accounting who have demonstrated a high level of achievement, are in the top 10 percent of their class, are residents of an urban area, and will enter a career in public accounting.

Athletics Department Awards (2)

The Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award

This award is presented to the female senior student-athlete with the highest overall grade point average.

The Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award

This award is presented to the male senior student-athlete with the highest overall grade point average.

The Bryant University Good Citizenship Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated the qualities of sincerity and vigorous industry in the interest of good citizenship and who has, by example, furthered better government both on and off campus.

The Bryant University Scholar Award

This award is presented to graduating seniors who have published, or have had an article accepted in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal while at Bryant.

The Communication Department Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding achievement and exceptional competency in all of the contemporary communication arts.

The Computer Information Systems Department Award

This award is presented annually to a graduating senior with a concentration in computer information systems who has excelled academically, enriched his or her computer information systems education through meaningful work experience, and demonstrated an unselfish attitude toward others through active involvement in organizations, clubs, or events.

The Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key

This award is presented to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative academic average toward a degree in business administration or economics.

The Environmental Science Leadership Award

This award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior in environmental science who has excelled in the classroom and laboratory, exhibited leadership in initiatives for improving sustainability at the University, and shown potential for valuable contributions to the environmental field.

The Excellence in Applied Psychology Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding achievement in the study of applied psychology.

The Excellence in Biology Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior in biology who has exhibited excellence in the classroom and research laboratory, shown care and concern about world health problems, and demonstrated a potential for outstanding contributions in the field of biological science.

The Excellence in Economics Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior with the highest grade point average in the major.

The Excellence in Marketing Award

This award is given to a student graduating with a concentration in marketing who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and leadership in marketing, and made significant contributions to the Bryant community and the marketing program.

The George J. Kelley Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has completed at least 102 credits at Bryant and is recognized and honored for having the highest cumulative grade point average at the end of the fall semester.

The George M. Parks Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior whose recognized leadership qualities have significantly enhanced the reputation of the University.

The History / Social Sciences Department Awards:

  • Global Studies Award

  • Legal Studies Award

  • Political Science Award

  • Sociology Award

These awards are presented to graduating seniors for their outstanding achievement in the study of global studies, legal studies, political science, and sociology.

The Jack H. Rubens Leadership in Finance Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding performance in academics, service to the finance department, and enthusiasm and leadership in extracurricular activities related to finance.

The Jack H. Rubens Leadership in Financial Services Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding performance in academics, service to the finance department, and enthusiasm and leadership in extracurricular activities related to financial services.

The Jeremiah Clark Barber Award

This award is presented to the graduating senior who has shown the most consistent academic improvement resulting in Dean’s list recognition.

The John Hancock Insurance Company Award (2)

This award is presented to two graduating seniors who have demonstrated superior achievement in the study of actuarial mathematics.

The Leander Francis Emin Endowed Homestead Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has achieved scholastic excellence in accounting. It was inaugurated by the family of Leander Francis Emin, Bryant alumnus of the class of 1907, to honor his memory and his birthplace and home – the 1708 House and the entire Emin homestead, farm, and airport – which now have become the campus of his alma mater.

The Literary and Cultural Studies Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding achievement in, and a strong commitment to, the study of literature and cultural studies.

The Modern Languages Department Award

This award is presented to a graduate with exceptional competency in the study of a language other than English.

The Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) - Management Department Commencement Award 

This award recognizes three graduating seniors with a Concentration/Major in Human Resources Management (HRM).  These individuals have demonstrated academic excellence in HRM, active engagement with Human Resources practitioners, and a passion for a career in the profession

The Pell Medal for United States History Award

The medal is presented to a graduating senior who has displayed excellence in the study of United States history. The late Honorable Claiborne de Borda Pell created this medal to honor the memory of his father, the late Herbert C. Pell, statesman and diplomat, who served the United States as Ambassador to Hungary and Minister to Portugal.

The President’s List Sash

This sash is worn by a graduating senior who has achieved President’s List distinction (4.0 grade point average) every semester while at Bryant.

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Achievement Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has excelled in military science studies and other courses, and who has shown superior leadership potential in the military science program and in extracurricular activities.

The Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who, in the opinion of the accounting faculty, has demonstrated excellence in accounting studies and intends to pursue a career in public accounting.

The Roger W. Babson Award

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has become distinguished within the University community because of character, orderly mind, sound judgment, and systematic business habits.

The SAS Institute Award (2)

This award is presented to two bachelor’s degree candidates who have demonstrated superior achievement in the study of applied mathematics and statistics and have successfully completed coursework involving the application of SAS statistical software in their data analysis.

The Student Senate Service Award (6)

This award is presented to six deserving graduating seniors in recognition of their outstanding service to the student body of Bryant University. The recipients are selected by the Student Senate Service Awards Committee.