Full List of Recipients (2008 - )

2023 Award Recipient
Emerging Leadership Award Lizette Giron
Emerging Leadership Award Nathan Wong
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award Fiza Aslem Shaikh
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award Imani Im
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award Sophia Nadine Tabucao
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award Nitz-fa Dimanche
Excellence in Leadership & Service Award Rachel Chan
Archbishop Oscar Romero Award - Undergraduate Kathy A. Seronio
Archbishop Oscar Romero Award - Graduate Jesús M. de la Torre Cañadilla
Archbishop Oscar Romero Award - Graduate  
Father John P. Schlegel, S.J. Award Metyia Phillips
Graduate Leadership Award Adeline Gabrielle Diaz
Graduate Leadership Award Marcos Iazzetti
Graduate Leadership Award Brianna Pascua
Graduate Leadership Award Anna Viñolas
Graduate Leadership Award Valeria Ramírez
Hilary Williams Ford Award Fraylanie Adan Aglipay
Spirit of St. Francis Award Yliza Ortiz
Pedro Arrupe Award Josh Dineros
James F. Kenney Memorial Award Fiza Aslem Shaikh
James F. Kenney Memorial Award Kayvan Andre Zahiri
Leo T. McCarthy Public Service Award  
Leo T. McCarthy Public Service Award Honorable Mention  

President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) Gender Justice Award - Undergraduate

President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) Gender Justice Award - Graduate  
Senior Leadership Award  
Senior Leadership Award  
Senior Leadership Award  
Senior Leadership Award  
Senior Leadership Award  
Senior Leadership Award  
Priscilla A. Scotlan Award  

Previous Recipients


Father John P. Schlegel, S.J. Award

Recognized for his work in creating an inclusive community, the Father John P. Schlegel Award is presented to an undergraduate student who has embraced the diversity and social justice objectives of the University's mission.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Alicia Jamiliette Gomez
2021 Aditya Dixit
2021 Deja Cheyenne Marie Newton
2020 Darla Mariduena
2019 Reyna Brown
2018 Jazlynn Pastor
2017 Shaya Kara
2016 Sarah Toutant
2015 Taylor Heath
2014 Lori Pirinjian
2013 Nicholas Votaw
2012 Dominique Tan
2011 Halimah Anastasia T. Najieb-Locke
2010 Maka Akan Najin Clifford
2009 Erin-Kate Escobar

Archbishop Oscar Romero Award

Recognized for his ability to become a voice for the voiceless as the Archbishop of San Salvador, the Archbishop Oscar Romero Award is presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who strives to alleviate poverty and oppression.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Undergraduate Recipient: Eden Nobile
2022 Graduate Recipient: Iliana I. Madrigal
2021 Undergraduate Recipient: LeAnn Odorkor Glover
2021 Graduate Recipient: Vanessa Baker-Simon
2020 Undergraduate Recipient:  Jazmine Tabili
2020 Graduate Recipient:  Joanna Villegas Ocampo
2019 Undergraduate Recipient: Alaina Arroyo
2019 Graduate Recipient: Flavio Bravo
2018 Undergraduate Recipient: Andrea Perez
2018 Graduate Recipient: Tyree Robinson
2017 Undergraduate Recipient: Calina Lawrence
2017 Graduate Recipient: Daniela Vargas
2016 Mary Cruz
2015 Esmeralda Garcia
2015 Eva Long
2014 Aundraya Martinez
2013 Leonard Rubio
2012 Cassandra Sutherland
2011 Caroline Elizabeth Fruth
2010 Elizabeth Quintero Osuna
2009 Erika Carlsen
2008 Breanne Harris
2008 Andrea Wise

Priscilla A. Scotlan Award

Recognized for her unselfish dedication and service to the University of San Francisco, the Priscilla A. Scotlan Award is presented to an undergraduate student who has been a role model for the University community.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Alaa Alazzeh
2021 John Iosefo
2020 Corey Michael Kowalczyke
2019 Paul Cook
2018 Kalmia Beets
2017 Pearci Bastiany
2016 Dylan Moore
2015 Melyssa Perla
2014 Christian Flores
2013 Joseph Estalilla
2012 Susanne Umbenhower
2011 Elizabeth R. Guerra
2010 Hannah Dioselina Mora
2009 Laurel Moeslein
2008 James Kilton

Senior Leadership Award

This award will be given to a maximum of three graduating seniors who have consistently worked and succeeded in enriching and impacting student life and are committed to the values of Student Life throughout their career at USF.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Berkelee Jimenez, Tanya Sanjay, Sly Bayani Pellas, Arnoldo Valdivieso Martinez, Anna Veronica Bourke, Lovepreet K. Dhinsa
2021 Madison Quines Badua, Reanne Lacosta, Ria Angelica Laxa, Camreon Trenette Lyons, Natalia Rivas, CJ Wechsler
2020 Collette E. Golden, Kiran Kaur Saroya, Mackenzie Miller, Madeline Starkenburg, Nico Oshiro, Tiana Valerio
2019 Kacie LaGuire, Gabriel Greschler, Michael Bounds, Katia Jauregui
2018 Kyle Bates, Nicole-Jocelyn Sanchez
2017 Hannah Cole-Leathers, Anaelia Ovalle, Miriam Uribe
2016 Eric Dong, Jacqline Murillo,  Uma Joshi
2015 Jaemie Abad, Madeline Meininger, Sacha Rosemond
2014 John T. Chibnail, Jr., Shea Hazarianm, Breanna Lamping
2013 Mercedes Marjorie, Taylor Holmes, Evan Vaughan
2012 Sahar Bala,  Kim Petersen, Catherine Verriere
2011 Alia Al-Sharif, Darius Chen, Joseph Famularo
2010 Michelle My Nguyen, Samantha Sheppard-Gonzales, Carmen Kestekyan
2009 Devon Davey, Alexandra Kotcheff, Morgan Walton

Excellence in Leadership & Service Award

Selection for the Excellence in Leadership and Service Awards will be based upon academic achievement and overall leadership and service within the University of San Francisco community demonstrating work in the following areas:

  • Ethic of Care: promotion of physical and mental wellness by implementing fitness or wellness opportunities and created efforts in the coordination of a single event or ongoing activity that directly relates to a topic of personal responsibility, community expectations, or social responsibility.
  • Social Justice: commitment to justice on campus or in the larger community by promoting a culture of respect, access, and inclusion that embraces differences and engages with partners or communities off-campus to promote justice.
  • Social Change: demonstrates a commitment to positive social change by raising awareness on campus through programming, events, or a specific student organization.
  • Community Development: demonstrates a focus on the effort to create an improved sense of community at the University by promoting the ideals of community, service, academics, social justice, multiculturalism and diversity that make them an asset to the entire University community.
Year Award Recipient
2022 Shi Belcher, Shennel Henries, Eshita Raju Kalidindi, Sunshine Joyce A. Batasin, Yliza Kimozave Ortiz, Georgina Santillan Gomez
2021 Sky Berry-Weiss
2021 Lovepreet Dhinsa
2021 Tanya Sanjay
2021 Jada Commodore
2021 Diammyra Cruz
2021 Metyia Phillips
2020 Hector Bustos
2020 Jared T. Ross
2020 Logan J. Ulrich
2020 MJ Abrams
2020 Sonja Angst
2020 Tanya Sanjay
2019 Kai Hennings
2019 Sonja Angst
2019 Enyolli Martinez
2018 Jamie Andan
2018 Crystal Jarquin
2018 Abeygail Panganiban
2017 Kalmia Beets
2017 Kiana Martinez
2017 Jazlynn Pastor
2016 Sonia Hurtado-Ureño
2016 Shaya Kara
2016 Jazlynn Pastor
2015 Amanda Geraldo
2015 Sonia Hurtado-Ureño
2015 Dylan Moore
2014 Jose Gil
2014 Hector Martinez
2014 Sascha Rosemond
2013 Lauryn Gregorio
2013 Hector Martinez
2013 Madeline Meininger
2013 Marianne Meyer
2013 Amanda Mitchell
2013 Jose Gil
2013 Victor Valle
2012 Caroline Christ
2012 Sheila Connelly
2012 Neema Jyothiprakash
2011 Kelly Cook
2011 Carmen Fernandez
2011 Lauren A. Lasorda
2011 Brandon Oldham
2011 Clare Pidot
2011 Evan Vaughan
2010 Tam Nguyen
2010 Juliette Rafael
2010 Aida Fernanda Martinez
2010 Halimah Najieb-Locke
2010 Kelsey Jeanskaife Ransick
2010 Evan Vaughan
2009 Freddy Gutierrez
2009 Kelsey Jones
2009 Joeline Navarro
2009 Aleandra Platt
2009 Zena Price-Broncucia
2009 Shelly Saini
2009 Jeremy Shorenstein
2009 Patrick Sudlow

Hilary Williams Ford Award

Recognized for her contributions and commitment to her field and the University of San Francisco, the Hilary Williams Ford Award is presented to a graduating graduate student who values social responsibility by applying gained knowledge to their field of study.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Jennifer Bautista
2021 Ana Karen Barragán Fernández
2020 Ángel-Max Guerrero
2019 Liz Lopez
2018 Sudha Krishnan
2017 Meron Semedar
2016 Nina Torres
2015 Elsie Guerrero
2014 Gursimran "Simma" Khahera
2013 Raminderjit Gill
2012 Jamie Evans
2011 Sean James O'Day Judge
2010 Raymond P.R. Quirolgico
2009 Jo Ann Etorma
2008 Melanie Stegar

Graduate Student Leadership Award

This award will be given on behalf of the Graduate Student Senate to a maximum of five graduating graduate students who have consistently worked and succeeded in enriching and impacting student life and the values of Student Life throughout their career at USF.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Moritz Fath, Dulce O. Martinez Luna, Christine Kate Hermosura, Deirdre Martinez, Paolo Lanegan Bicchieri
2021 Tanu
2021 Manny Cifuentes-Machado
2021 Brian Anthony Davis
2021 Jessica Forino
2021 Kristen Mirhan
2020 Ann Le
2020 Jessica Esperanza Alva
2020 Lorena Honorato Moreira
2020 Mayra Hernandez
2020 Yinghung N. Chiang
2019 Catherine Abalos
2019 Tseten "Tenny" Yangdron
2019 Christopher Bernal
2019 Mitch Gurick
2019 Madhuri Mannava
2018 Jordyn Aquino
2018 Monica Paez
2018 Shun Savory
2018 Danesha Shelton
2018 Racheal Yates
2017 Frankee S. Carlson
2017 Dylan Harper
2017 Farzia Kaufman
2017 Eric Lavi
2017 Akshat Patni
2016 Sally Hirsch
2016 Rebecca McDowell
2016 Megan Sykes
2016 Tina Tan
2016 Sara Thorsen
2015 Jonathan Hellam
2015 Matthew Ivey
2015 Julio Oyola
2015 Alexia Thompson
2015 Maile Yee
2014 Fraylanie Aglipay
2014 Veronica Palafox
2014 Dennis Chan
2014 Tiffany Crow
2014 Ben Mayer
2013 Clark Campagna
2013 Andrea Wise
2013 Brittany M. Coker
2013 Amy Whittaker
2013 Wilita Dennis-Park Sanguma
2012 Marilyn Lee
2011 Adrienne Angel
2011 Arash Bayatmakou
2011 Pamela Dang
2010 Susan J. Gilbert-Miller
2010 Erika Snider
2010 Juliet Schiller
2009 Felipe Dizon
2009 Danielle Duran
2009 Tiffany Wong

Emerging Leadership Award

The Emerging Leadership Award is presented to a first-year student that has been involved on campus or the broader community and has shown an immediate impact as a leader at USF. Individuals nominated for this award strive toward continued involvement throughout their USF career.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Lauren Adams, Sophia Nadine Tabucao
2021 Najashi S. Belcher
2021 Shennel EP Henries
2021 Drew Love
2020 Leo Tafoya
2020 Metyia Phillips
2020 Norman Feng
2019 Mike'l Gregory
2019 Arnoldo "Arny" Valdivieso Martinez
2019 Kiana Signey
2018 Malia Aiello
2018 Sonja Angst
2018 Ariana Robert
2017 Juliet Baires
2017 Ian Duke
2017 Vivian Talamantes
2016 Katia Juaregui
2016 Giovanna Paganini
2016 Tia Wilson
2015 Kalmia Beets
2015 Ashley Cook
2015 Cathrin Jacob
2014 Amanda Geraldo
2014 Dylan Moore
2014 Jessica Siquig
2013 Caitlin Hurley
2013 Jaclyn Sakura Knitter
2013 Lindsey Mau
2012 Hector Martinez
2012 Kristin Nagy
2012 Celina Stotler
2011 Caroline Christ
2011 Lori Pirinjian
2011 Gabriel Junior Vaneca

Campus Partners Awards

James F. Kenney Memorial Award

This award recognizes Jim Kenney, a student at USF in the 1950s who was born with a severe physical disability and whose joy of life and daily courage, in spite of this disability, won him the admiration and respect of all who knew him. The James F. Kenney Memorial Award is presented to an undergraduate student who has overcome difficult circumstances in their lives with grace, courage, and strength and inspires others by his or her example.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Marisol Malia Castro, Mohammad Zubair Osmani
2021 Dena Eslambolchizadeh
2021 Queeny Fong
2020 Katie Taves
2020 Marisol Malia Castro
2019 Kyleigh Locke
2019 Kristin Shaw
2019 Fitz Fitzgerald
2018 Grace Avila
2018 Samantha Destura
2018 Aisha Mohammed
2017 Vivian Talamantes
2017 Romeo Guerrero
2016 Alfonso Garcia
2016 Delaney Harmsen
2015 Kalmia Beets
2015 Maria Poyer
2014 Alanna De Salvo
2014 Ruth Welland
2013 Audrey Rhodes
2012 Anthony Kim
2012 Aneita Panton-Seigel
2011 Angelico Virginia Guiao
2010 Andrew Smith

Leo T. McCarthy Public Service Award

This award is presented to the graduating senior who, during their career at USF, worked to promote social justice through public service to create a more humane and just world. The award was established in honor of Leo T. McCarthy, recognized for his work for San Francisco and the State of California as a County Supervisor, Speaker of the Assembly, and as a three-term Lieutenant Governor who dedicated himself to those marginalized by the political process, (particularly the poor, the elderly, and farm workers)

Year Award Recipient
2022 Aniah Francis
2021 Zoe Baker
2020 Madeline Campbell
2020 Catherine Murphy
2020 Jazmine Tabili
2019 Reyna Brown
2018 Crystal Vega
2017 Nichole Vasquez
2017 Sonia Hurtado Ureño
2016 Dylan Moore
2016 Katherine Pantangco
2015 Alexis Stanley
2015 Ruth Welland
2014 Melissa Lewis
2014 Marisela Esparza
2013 Brandon Oldham
2013 Carly Smith
2012 Sofia Andrade
2010 Freddy Gutierrez

President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) Gender Justice Award

This award may be granted to USF students who have demonstrated ongoing and creative commitment to the promotion of gender justice.

Year Award Recipient
2022 Undergraduate Recipient: sarah amarragy
2022 Graduate Recipient: Anna Tait
2021 Undergraduate Recipient: CJ Weschler
2021 Graduate Recipient: Chanel Antoinette Ortiz
2020 Undergraduate Recipient: Emily Garcia
2020 Graduate Recipient: Juno Chambers
2019 Undergraduate Recipient: Sage Hapke
2019 Graduate Recipient: Joanna Villegas
2018 Undergraduate Recipient: Jaime dos Santos
2018 Graduate Recipient: Nina Crump
2017 Undergraduate Recipient: Grace Berg
2017 Graduate Recipient: Kristen Koito Minami
2016 Undergraduate Recipient: Nichole Martinez
2016 Graduate Recipient: Jason Gant
2015 Undergraduate Recipients: Alex Binsfeld-Debus & Nico Cabanayan
2015 Graduate Recipient: Nolizwe Nondabula