Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam ("For the Greater Glory of God")
The AMDG Community Award was created to recognize Loyola’s staff and administrators from across all areas of the University who exemplify the Ignatian spirit by displaying extraordinary initiative and dedication to Loyola’s mission, vision, and values. Both awards are presented during Maryland Day Milestone week in March. Each recipient of this award will receive a monetary prize of $750.
The award recognizes staff and administrators who display extraordinary initiative and dedication to Loyola’s mission, vision, and values. This recipient:
- Demonstrates support for strategic initiative(s);
- Participates actively in the University community;
- Commits to engaging others to advance Loyola’s mission;
- Demonstrates a spirit of going above and beyond; and
- Embodies Loyola’s core values, as well as the Ignatian spirit that is central to Loyola University Maryland.
Nominate a staff member or administrator for the AMDG Community Award
Nominations for the 2024 awards will open Fall 2023.
2023 Staff Recipient: Dave Howard, Event Services
Unofficially dubbed the mayor of Boulder, and always sporting an Orioles cap, Dave brightens the day of everyone he sees. His presence on the Evergreen campus serves as a model of the sense of community we value here at Loyola. At almost every event, you see Dave leading a team as they set up and break down. Dave works weekdays and weekends, mornings and evenings, and everything in between. He’s a team player with his colleagues and serves as a teacher and mentor to the students working alongside him. His commitment to excellence and to our community are his hallmark—along with how he greets everyone and makes them feel special.
2023 Administrator Recipient: Melissa Lees, Women's Center
Melissa serves as a confidential resource for students who experience sexual or dating violence. She offers resources on and off campus, accompanying students and helping them navigate their journey. She also meets with faculty, administrators, staff, and students to offer trainings on topics related to sexual and gender-based violence. Melissa runs workshops for STEP UP, OneLove Escalation, and Safe Zone Training. She also helps ensure that the Women’s Center offers many fun events throughout the semester. We are so grateful for the way she cares for each individual survivor in walking with them through the many steps involved after experiencing trauma.
See a list of past AMDG recipients.