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Honors and Awards In Bearcat Excellence

Recipient List

Joseph T. Albert Prize

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.

  • Jett Starr

Colonel Percy Willis Prize

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

  • Kai Levenson-Cupp

Jessie E West Award

Awarded for outstanding leadership and contributions to the student body through both positions and actions.

  • Jazmin Hurtado Cortes
  • Oakley Rae Phoenix

Duncan Robertson ‘05 Community-Builder Award

Recognizes and celebrates a Willamette senior whose hard work and community dedication may have previously been unsung. Recipients exemplify the qualities of the late Duncan Robertson ’05, which are compassion, joy, gratitude, inclusion, curiosity, and community-building across differences.

  • Emma McEvoy


Franklin D. Meyer Student Ambassador Award

Presented to a Student Ambassador from the Office of Admission who consistently provides exceptional visit experiences for prospective students and families. The recipient of this award is a team player who goes above and beyond to ensure individualized, inclusive, and welcoming visits to Willamette University.

  • Amaya Latuszek
  • Marykate DeLuca


Timothy C. Hawkins Award

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

  • Aissatou Coyle
  • Macy Loy

George Putnam Award

Presented to one student on the Collegian staff who has 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.

  • Emma Innes

Charles A. Sprague Award

Presented to one student on the Collegian staff for their outstanding endeavors in writing and reporting during the academic year.

  • Skeet Starr
  • Monte Remer

Community Service Learning

Community Service Learning: Outstanding Leadership Award

Given to a student who demonstrates exceptional leadership and service to the community.

  • Daniel Sytsma

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Outstanding Contribution to Fraternity/Sorority Life

Given to a member who has made significant contributions to the fraternity/sorority community and broader Willamette community through their leadership and service

  • Quinna Sypher

Office Of Student Affairs

Cornerstone of Community

This award is for an unsung hero (individual or group) who has contributed positively to the larger campus environment by providing opportunities for social connection. This award honors the work no one may see but that students benefit from and would miss if they were gone.

  • Anna McPherson
  • Willamette Student-Athlete Advisory

Seeds of Change Award

This award is for a first year, second year, or transfer student that has led an initiative, program, or engagement around social justice. This award honors the innovation, passion, and fresh perspective brought forth by students early in their Willamette journey. They have been the seed that planted seeds, and are honored for the courage to craft something with an eye toward equity.

  • KC Ferejan
  • Isabela Gaupo

Interfraternity Council

Greek Man of the Year

This peer-based award recognizes a fraternity member who has made outstanding contributions to Greek life at Willamette as a whole.

  • Meelad Doroodchi

Panhellenic Council

Panhellenic Member of the Year Award

Given to an outstanding member of Panhellenic, honoring their contributions to Willamette and the fraternity and sorority life community.

  • Jaclyn Rojo

Outdoor Program

Outdoor Program Legacy Award

Given to the Outdoor Program staff member who displays extraordinary passion for the outdoors through involvement and interactions with the Outdoor Program.

  • Aliya Schwartz

Spiritual & Religious Life

Social Justice Leadership Award

Recognizes students who have made extraordinary efforts in the area of social justice. Recipients of this award demonstrate high integrity and ethical values, and work towards full and equitable.

  • Makayla Prentice
  • Madonna Jonhera

Residence Life and housing

Social Leadership Award of Excellence

Recognizes a student leader member for their outstanding contributions to the Residence Life of Willamette University

  • Tama St. Onge
  • Jillian Layton
  • Athena Van Dyke

Resident of the Year

Recognizes an on-campus resident for positive contributions to their residential community.

  • Soren Joray

Student Engagement & Leadership

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor

  • Jodi Santillie
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Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence

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