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Alumni Awards

Governor's and our Alumni Association acknowledge the outstanding service and accomplishments of our alumni through three awards: the Alumnus of the Year Award, the Non Sibi Sed Aliis Award, and the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Non Sibi Sed Aliis Award

Presented annually at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association during Reunion weekend, the Non Sibi Sed Aliis Award is bestowed upon an alumnus/a who has brought pride to the Academy by embodying the spirit of the school motto, "Not for self, but for others.” The recipient, or appointed representative, is invited to return to the Academy during the following school year to meet with students and participate in the student body Leadership Dinner series, or similar community events.

Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, and may be made by an open letter to the Alumni Council with a detailed explanation of why an alumnus/a should be considered for this award. The School Traditions Committee will review all nominations and follow-up with an interview and additional references. The School Traditions Committee will then choose a finalist to be voted on by the Alumni Council at the Spring Council meeting. To make a nomination online, click here. Written nominations may also be submitted by mail to the attention of Amy Swiniarski, The Governor’s Academy, 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922.

Members of the class of 1992 celebrate 2019 Non Sibi Sed Aliis Award winner Cassie Wickes Firenze '92.

Alumnus/a of the Year Award

Presented annually at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association, which also takes place during Reunion weekend, this award recognizes those alumni who have displayed steadfast loyalty, dedication, and service to the Academy, and have shown an unwavering commitment to our school. Candidates for this award are nominated by the Office of Advancement, and are presented to the Head of School and President of the Alumni Council for review.

2018-2019 Alumnus of the Year and Alumni Association President Rob DeLena '87, P'21 with his wife Mary Beth P'21 and daughter Abby '21.

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Academy Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 2002 to honor exemplary scholar athletes at the Academy. The first class was inducted in the fall of 2003 and, since that time, the Academy has inducted 32 individuals. Honorees are selected biennially by a committee of alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators, including former and current Academy coaches. The Athletic Hall of Fame is located in the Pescosolido Field House. To make a nomination online, click here. Written nominations may also be submitted by mail to the attention of Amy Swiniarski, The Governor’s Academy, 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922.

2019 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Tony Thomas '80, Tim Tenney, Jr. '69, Head of School Peter H. Quimby, P.h.D. '85, P'14, Daniel C. Hanley (grandson of Daniel F. Hanley '35), Colleen Christopher Farias '97

Past Recipients