Criteria

The recipients of the annual award must succeed, if not lead, in at least three of the following ten criteria:

1. Advancing Emerson’s mission, including President Pelton’s five strategic objectives

2. Building morale within the Emerson community

3. Creating pro-social/humanistic accomplishment at Emerson

4. Increasing “school spirit”

5. Making substantial contributions to advancing social justice, inclusiveness, and diversity

6. Unconditional giving to Emerson

7. Increasing Emerson’s positive visibility in the world or Boston community

8. Actively acknowledging others who amplify the spirit of Emerson

9. Radiance

10. Making Emerson a “better place,” however the committee interprets those words