The Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty is given to a part-time faculty member to acknowledge the invaluable dedication and expertise that adjunct faculty bring to our classrooms and to recognize the impact they have on our students' lives. Stonehill College is proud to bestow the Spring 2024 Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty on former Chief Justice of the District Courts, Professor Paul C. Dawley. 

Throughout more than a decade of service as an adjunct professor, Judge Dawley has epitomized the values of excellence, mentorship, and generosity. With a steadfast commitment to nurturing the next generation of legal minds, he has not only imparted knowledge but also instilled a profound sense of purpose and preparedness in his students. 

Judge Dawley's classroom presence exudes warmth, expertise and a genuine passion for his subject matter, providing criminology students with a solid foundation for both legal pursuits and advanced studies. His meticulously crafted assignments and engaging teaching style have consistently inspired students to strive for greatness, equipping them with the skills and insights necessary for success in law and beyond. 

Beyond the confines of the classroom, Judge Dawley's impact extends far and wide. His open and approachable demeanor has fostered meaningful connections with students, facilitating numerous internship opportunities within the District Court System. His selfless dedication to enhancing educational experiences has enriched the academic landscape at the Martin Institute, where he has spearheaded the creation of invaluable panels and opportunities for student engagement. 

Judge Dawley's generosity knows no bounds, as evidenced by his tireless efforts in writing countless letters of recommendation and facilitating internships for aspiring legal professionals. His annual participation at the Martin Institute not only showcases his expertise but also underscores his commitment to leveraging his extensive network for the benefit of Stonehill College students. 

In Judge Dawley, we find not only an exemplary educator but also a beacon of kindness, compassion, and mentorship. His profound impact on both strong and struggling students alike underscores his remarkable ability to foster understanding and growth within his students. 

Judge Dawley's willingness to share his expertise and passion for education exemplifies the highest standards of service and dedication. While his talents could command attention anywhere, his unwavering commitment to the students of Stonehill College reflects his genuine investment in their success. 

For his outstanding contributions to the academic community and his profound influence on the lives of countless students, we extend our deepest gratitude to Judge Paul C. Dawley. His legacy of excellence will continue to inspire generations of legal scholars for years to come. 

And so, with deep pride, we confer the Spring 2024 Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty to you, Professor Paul C. Dawley, for your tireless service, consistent example, and exemplary contributions to Stonehill College. 

Given this 23rd day of April, 

Two Thousand Twenty-Four 

(Rev.) John Denning, C.S.C., President    

Peter Ubertaccio, Vice President for Academic Affairs