Student Leadership Awards

The Division of Student Life annually recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for outstanding leadership through a variety of awards that are presented at the annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, friends, and affiliates.

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2021 Student Leadership Awards 

The Division of Student Life is proud to recognize 32 outstanding student leaders who have demonstrated exemplary leadership through their contributions to the betterment of student life, the University, and our local/global communities. This year, over 500 written nominations were received highlighting the impact of 197 unique student leaders! 



2021 Undergraduate Recipients:

Award Name
Archbishop Oscar Romero Award LeAnn Odorkor Glover
Father John P. Schlegel, S.J. Award Aditya Dixit
Father John P. Schlegel, S.J. Award Deja Cheyenne Marie Newton
Priscila A. Scotlan Award John Iosefo
Leo T. McCarthy Public Service Award Zoe Baker
Senior Leadership Award Madison Quines Badua
Senior Leadership Award     Reanne Lacosta
Senior Leadership Award     Ria Angelica Laxa
Senior Leadership Award     Camreon Trenette Lyons
Senior Leadership Award     Natalia Rivas
Senior Leadership Award     CJ Wechsler
Office of the President's Spirit of St. Francis Award Karen I. Amaya Aguirre
Office of the President's Pedro Arrupe Award Monique Ray
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award Sky Berry-Weiss
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award     Lovepreet Dhinsa
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award     Tanya Sanjay
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award     Jada Commodore
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award     Diammyra Cruz
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award     Metyia Phillips 
Emerging Leadership Award Najashi S. Belcher
Emerging Leadership Award     Shennel EP Henries
Emerging Leadership Award     Drew Love
James F. Kenney Memorial Award Dena Eslambolchizadeh
James F. Kenney Memorial Award     Queeny Fong
President Advisory Committee on the Status of Women's Gender Just Award CJ Weschler
Anne Dolan Award - Outstanding Female Athlete Ioanna Krimili
Bill Russell Award - Outstanding Male Athlete Jamaree Bouyea


2021 graduate recipients:

Award Name
Archbishop Oscar Romero Award Vanessa Baker-Simon
Hilary Williams Ford Award Ana Karen Barragán Fernández
Graduate Student Leadership Award Tanu
Graduate Student Leadership Award Manny Cifuentes-Machado
Graduate Student Leadership Award Brian Anthony Davis
Graduate Student Leadership Award Jessica Forino
Graduate Student Leadership Award Kristen Mirhan
President Advisory Committee on the Status of Women's Gender Just Award Chanel Antoinette Ortiz

Types of awards

The Division of Student Life has 8 awards that we recognize students with annually. Those include:

  • Emerging Leadership Award (First-time, first-year students)
  • Excellence in Leadership & Service Award (Sophomores/Juniors)
  • Senior Leadership Award (Graduating Seniors)
  • Priscilla A. Scotlan Award (Graduating Seniors)
  • Father John P. Schlegel, S.J. Award (Graduating Seniors)
  • Archbishop Oscar Romero Award (Graduating Seniors/Graduate Students)
  • Graduate Student Leadership Award (Graduating Graduate Students)
  • Hilary Williams Ford Award (Graduating Graduate Students)

We also include awards determined by some of our campus partners, including: 

To see the full list of awards, descriptions, and eligibility requirements use the link below. full list of awards, descriptions, and eligibility requirements