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 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 Alumni Awards Committee will review all nominations and follow-up with an interview and additional references. The Alumni Awards Committee will then choose a slate of finalists to present to the full Alumni Council for a vote at the Annual Alumni Council meeting held each spring. To submit a nomination online, click here. Written nominations may also be submitted by mail to the attention of Amy Swiniarski, Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement, The Governor’s Academy, 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922.

We are pleased to announce Leslie L. Lacy '91 as the 2020-21 award recipient. Read Leslie's award citation here, and read more about Leslie here.

2020-2021 Non Sibi Sed Aliis Award winner Leslie L. Lacy '91 with Head of School Dr. Peter H. Quimby '85, P'14 and Alumni Council President Rob DeLena '87, P'21

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.

We are pleased to announce John T. Heald, Jr. '64 as the 2020-21 award recipient. Read John's award citation here.

2020-2021 Alumnus of the Year John T. Heald, Jr. '64 with Head of School Dr. Peter H. Quimby '85, P'14

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 37 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 with Dr. Quimby. (L-R) 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