2018 Awards

ASWU

Albert Prize

Created by a bequest of Joseph H. Albert, this prize is awarded to the student who, having maintained good standing in scholarship during the last year, has grown in capacity, ability and performance to have a positive effect on their peers.

  • Winner: Navarre Hernandez-Frey

Frank Meyer Student Life Award

This awards was renamed in 1994 to honor the 27 years of service provided by former Vice President for Student Affairs, Frank Meyer. It is presented to a student whose outstanding leadership and contributions have improved the quality of student life at the university.

  • Winner: Grace Gautereaux

Jessie E. West Award

Named in honor of Jessie E. West '14, Willamette's first female student body president, this award is presented to two students for outstanding leadership and contribution to the student body through both their positions and their actions.

  • Winner: Jack Wellman
  • Winner: Diana Marquez Guerrero

Colonel Percey Willis Prize

A prize to the student who has displayed virtues of diligence, reliability, and responsibility through deeds and service to fellow students and the university.

  • Winner: Olivia Orosco

Admission

Franklin D. Meyer Student Ambassador Award

Presented to tour guides, outreach ambassadors or overnight hosts who best demonstrate the ability to make visits by prospective students and families most informative and enjoyable.

  • Winner: Elizabeth Borrego

Athletics

Female Senior Scholar Athlete Award

This award honors the top male academic performer and the top female academic performer from the student-athlete senior class, recognizing athletes who excel in the classroom.

  • Winner: Kelsey Walker
  • Winner: Bridgette Peirce

Male Senior Scholar Athlete Award

This award honors the top male academic performer and the top female academic performer from the student-athlete senior class, recognizing athletes who excel in the classroom.

  • Winner: Mason Fessler
  • Winner: Kevin Martz

Bishop Wellness Center

Outstanding Contribution to Campus Wellness

This award recognizes individuals or groups who promote wellness on campus.

  • Winner: Jack Wellman

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation Leadership Award

  • Winner: Kara Phillips

Outdoor Program Legacy Award

Given to the student who displays extraordinary passion for the outdoors with through invovlement and interactions with the Outdoor Program.

  • Winner: Derek Lund

Career Development

Professional Development Award

This award is given to students who contributed to the professional and career development of his/her Willamette University peers through programs, personal leadership and/or partnering with others to educate and inform students about their careers. The recipients will have taken a strong role in furthering Willamette students' ability to apply what they learned as undergraduates to their futures.

  • Winner: Ira Cuello-Martinez
  • Winner: Madelaine Au

Office of the Chaplains

Social Justice Leadership Award

This award recognizes students who have made extraordinary efforts in the area of social justice, working toward full and equal participate of all groups in society.

  • Winner: Montrèal Gray
  • Winner: Diana Marquez Guerrero

Collegian

George Putnam Award

Presented to three students on the Collegian staff who have given distinguished service to the paper. Candidates are those who have served more than two years as a Collegian staff member, and have made significant contributions to the publication.

  • Winner: Gianni Marabella

Charles A. Sprague Award

Presented to a member of the Collegian reporting staff, this award recognizes students for their outstanding endeavors. It is named in honor of Charles Sprague, one of the Northwest's most respected editorial voices, former governor of the State of Oregon and former editor of the Oregon Statesman newspaper. In addition, Sprague was an active member of the Willamette University Board of Trustees.

  • Winner: Heather Pearson

Timothy C. Hawkins Award

Presented to one student who has made oustanding contributions in the field of journalistic photography or graphic design during the academic year.

  • Winner: James Hoodecheck

Community Service Learning

Hull Initiative Award

Supports a student who best exemplifies the values of hard work, self-sufficiency, personal initiative, and community engagement.

  • Winner: Olivia Orosco
  • Winner: Elizabeth Corpuz

Outstanding Leadership Award

This award is given to a student who demonstrates exceptional leadership and service to the community.

  • Winner: Emma Robinson

Outstanding Service Collaborator

The award recognizes a student-initiated service program for its collaboration and distinguished service to the Salem community.

  • Winner: Tova Lichtenstein Hershman and Izzabella Green for Bearcat Pantry

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Greek Man of the Year

This peer-based award recognizes and honors a fraternity member who has made outstanding contribution to Greek life at Willamette and to the campus community as a whole.

  • Winner: Kevin Martz

Greek Woman of the Year

This peer-based award recognizes and honors a sorority member who has made outstanding contribution to Greek life at Willamette and to the campus community as a whole.

  • Winner: Sarah King

Mortar Board

Hank Althoff Award

Created by the Willamette University Chapter of Mortar Board, this award is presented to a person who has continually given outstanding service to the Willamette University community. Henrietta "Hank" Althoff epitomized the true meaning of this award, service as a member of the Health Center staff for more than 30 years. Because of her, Willamette University is a better place.

  • Winner: Emma Robinson

Office of International Education

International Community Recognition Award

This award recognizes students who have contributed significantly to the international community at Willamette University.

  • Winner: Morgan del Fierro
  • Winner: Michelle Fensler

Tokyo International University of America

Outstanding Contribution to the American Studies Program and Willamette Community

This award recognizes Willamette students who have shown outstanding leadership through their contributions to the American Studies Program and Willamette community.

  • Winner: Kayana Barriger
  • Winner: Michelle Fensler

Student Affairs

VP for Student Affairs Special Recognition Award

Given to students or group of students who make an especially significant and original contribution to student life during the academic year.

  • Winner: Kevin Martz
  • Winner: Jack Wellman