The Campus Life Honors and Awards is an annual tradition where more than 100 students, faculty and staff are recognized and honored for their outstanding contributions to the various areas of campus life.
Created by a bequest of Joseph H. Albert, this prize is awarded to the student who, having maintained good standing in scholarship during the year, has grown in capacity, ability, and performance to have a positive impact on his/her peers.
Winner: Katie Harvey
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 for outstanding leadership and contribution to improve the quality of life at the University.
Winner: Alex Schrimp
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: Elizabeth Guzman
Winner: Anna Maria Mencarelli
Daniel H. Schultze Award
Created in 1965 in honor and recognition of Daniel Schultze, professor of religion, dean of men, and professor German. Schulze was held in high regard by all and was truly a friend of the students. This award is given to the members of the senior class who have put out the extra effort necessary for the class to function properly, not just now but in previous years, and are considered "The Bet Friends of the Class as a Whole."
Winner: Bradley Schultz
Winner: Leandra Stanley
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: Hannah Gandsey
Winner: Bianca Arreola
Female Senior Scholar Athlete Award
This award honors the top female academic performer from the Athletics department, recognizing an athlete who excels in the classroom.
Winner: Theresa Edwards
Male Senior Scholar Athlete Award
This award honors the top male academic performer from the Athletics department, recognizing an athlete who excels in the classroom.
Winner: Austin Williams
Bishop Wellness Center
Outstanding Contribution to Campus Wellness
This award recognizes individuals or groups who promote wellness on campus.
Winner: Saneet Johal
Willamette Store Outstanding Intramural Athletes of the Year
Given to those who display passion and joy for recreational and competitive activity, this award honors students who exhibit exemplary sportsmanship qualities.
Winner: Sam Spengler
Winner: Sam Newman
Winner: Lauren Vannini
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: Alison (Alli) Claypool-Conrad
Winner: Kayla Kosaki
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: Octaviano Chavarin
Winner: Kelley Villa
Winner: Rey Goicochea
Timothy C. Hawkins Award
Presented to a student who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of journalistic photography, the Timothy C. Hawkins Award was established in 1977 by family and friends in his memory. Hawkins was a familiar person on campus in the 1970's a great sports fan, and a favorite with the students.
Winner: Kellie Standish
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: Colleen Smyth
Community Service Learning
Hull Initiative Award
Awarded to students who best exemplify the values of hard work, self-sufficiency, personal initiative, and community engagement.
Winner: Sveta Krishna
Winner: Kyle Flowers
Winner: Elizabeth Calixtro
Outstanding Leadership Award
This award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership and service to the community.
Winner: Sveta Krishna
Outstanding Service Collaboration
The award recognizes a student-initiated service program collaboration in recognition of outstanding service to the community.
Winner: Prisoner's Poetry Project - Reynaldo Goicochea
Winner: Prisoner's Poetry Project - Reinaldo Ayala
Dean of Campus Life
Dean's Special Recognition Award
Give to the students who make an especially significant and original contribution to campus life during the academic year.
Winner: Anna Maria Mencarelli
Winner: Sarai Rivas
Winner: Reinaldo Ayala
Winner: Beatriz Leon-Gomez
G. Herbert Smith Award
This peer-based recognition award honors a fraternity member who has made outstanding contributions to his fraternity and has served as an excellent role model for other members of the chapter.
Winner: Mitch Wood - Sigma Chi
Winner: Kyle Davey - Kappa Sigma
Winner: Matt Wing - Phi Delta Theta
Winner: Tyler Holmer - Sigma Alpha Epsilon
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: Wesley Dawn
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: Beatriz Leon-Gomez
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: Stephen Yamada
Office of International Education
International Community Recognition Award
This award recognizes students who have contributed significantly to the international community at Willamette University.
Winner: Rachel Dierken
Winner: Lars Henriksen
Winner: Marina Kawaguchi
Outstanding Contribution to Multicultural Affairs
This award honors a student who has shown outstanding contributions to multicultural affairs at Willamette.
Winner: Genora Givens
Exceptional Contribution to Residential Community
On-campus living provides the opportunity for every collegian to develop skills, tools, and expertise. This award recognizes individuals from each area of campus who have assisted in the fulfillment of the residential mission by challenging and supporting the personal, social, and academic development of the residents and the residential communities.
Winner: Bethany Hladick
Winner: Ryan Yambra
Winner: Giuliana Alfinito
Outstanding Program or Event
This award recognizes an event or program that took place on campus in the last year, which had a significant and positive impact on the University community.
Winner: End the 'R' Word by Best Buddies
Outstanding Student Organization
This award recognizes the student organization that has made the most significant impact on campus during the past academic year.
Winner: Japan Studies Student Leaders
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor
This award honors a student organization advisor who as contributed to the direction of the organization in such a way as to improve the campus community.
Winner: Amy Green
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 ASP/Willamette program.
Winner: Matthew Tom
Winner: Rebecca Taylor