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The Robert Gray Medal: Criteria and Purpose

The Robert Gray Medal is the most prestigious and only award which the school can bestow on an OD who has made a significant contribution in his field of endeavour, or to society in general.  

HERE FOLLOWS THE CURRENT DETAIL/INFORMATION/CRITERIA FOR THE - THE ROBERT GRAY MEDAL

 

Purpose
The Robert Gray Medal is the most prestigious and only award which the school can bestow on an OD who has made a significant and exceptional contribution in his field of endeavour, or to society in general.
 
Criteria

  • The recipient must be a living old boy.
  • The achievements must be of a nature that exemplifies the philosophy, values and spirit of Bishops and the ODU. The characteristics of courage, compassion, a willingness to fight for truth and justice and a genuine concern for his fellow man must be present.
  • The contribution/achievements must be of such a nature that it has had a significant impact for the good of society.
  • The contribution/achievements must have been made over a sustained period (at least 10 years).
  • While the recipient’s achievements might have brought personal material gain, this must not have been the driving motivation for the endeavour.

Selection Committee
The Principal, Chair of Council and Chair of the ODU.
 
Nomination Process
Nominations must be made in writing to the Principal or to the Branch Chair of the ODU who will forward these to the Principal. The selection committee will consider all nominations. Final approval for a recipient must be made by the Bishops Council.
 
Frequency
On an annual basis but not necessarily in every year. It will only be made if there is a deserving candidate. There may be more than one award made in a year.
 
The Award will be made at the Founders Day Service or at any special occasion which the Principal may deem suitable.
 
The Award
The Robert Gray Gold Medal.
A citation on a parchment scroll.
Name on an Honours Board in the Mitre.

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