Awarded to the outstanding Communication major in the graduating class.

Dr. John Henry Lawton came to Boston College in 1960 after earning a doctorate in Rhetorical Studies at the University of Iowa. After coaching the Fulton Debating Society to national prominence, Dr. Lawton returned to the faculty and served as chair of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre from 1963 until 1980.

2018 winner of the John Henry Lawton Award:

Noelle Scarlett

2017 winners of the John Henry Lawton Award:

Isabella Valentini
Hailey Jisoo Tahk