Each year, Stonehill honors the accomplishments of its faculty in the areas of teaching, research, scholarship and service.
The Louise F. Hegarty Excellence in Teaching Award
On January 4, 1988, Stonehill College suffered the loss of one of its most gifted teachers after a lengthy illness. Louise F. Hegarty came to Stonehill in 1968 to teach mathematics and later assumed the duties of Director of Administrative Computing. As a teacher, she was especially talented in getting each student to work to his or her potential, and she took a very personal interest in the progress of every student.
Conboy Award for Faculty Research
The Katie Conboy Fund for Faculty Development—established through the generosity of Professor Barbara Estrin in memory of her husband, Mark W. Estrin—provides a course release to advance the research of an Assistant or Associate Professor who has not benefited from a course load reduction in the last five years.
Distinguished Faculty Scholar
The Academic Affairs office selects Distinguished Faculty Scholars in celebration of their highly-regarded contributions in the area of research. Recipients receive stipends and are asked to give collegial lectures on the subject of their research at a dinner event on campus. The lecture event, originally an initiative of the 50th Anniversary Committee is sponsored by the Office of Development.
Outstanding Faculty Service Award
Established in 2007, the Outstanding Faculty Service Award is given to a full-time faculty member whose service has significantly advanced the mission of Stonehill College.