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Bruce Hughes Award Britt Jacovich

2020 Bruce Hughes award winner Britt Jacovich

A senior who has performed outstanding service to the University community and demonstrated unusual depth and maturity in leadership abilities.

Hometown: Watertown, Connecticut

Major/School: Public Relations & Strategic Communications, School of Communication

If you ask Britt for help, she’ll always say “yes” and jump in with a smile and ideas.

Whether it was organizing a campus-wide event for the Career Center, planning a program-wide retreat, holding weekly study sessions, or creating an exam prep game modeled after "Jeopardy" so that classmates would find review sessions more engaging and beneficial, Britt listened to what students needed and worked tirelessly to help them.

For the AU Career Center, she served as a Peer Advisor and was a relentless advocate for the center’s services. At the Sine Institute, she was selected as a Student Associate, helping Fellows design and execute their seminars. At AUTV, she was programming and communications director for this on-campus news channel. For Student Government, she directed the Debate program. You could always find her at AU Preview Days, supporting their efforts for incoming students and parents.

Her classmates have been struck by her ability to inspire others to explore their own leadership ability and for her effectiveness as a peer leader. Peer leadership is particularly difficult; it takes an exceptional level of maturity and integrity to handle the issues of classmates when you are also a peer. But this is an area where Britt has truly shone.

She’s done all this while also holding down internships at high-profile organizations from NPR to U.S. Senator Chris Murphy’s office.

While she has juggled multiple commitments, her first priority has always been to the AU community and the student relationships she has formed. Britt is extremely well-regarded and admired by the faculty, staff, and her peers for her countless contributions.