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Student Life Honors 2022 Award Recipients

Kaustubh Ray

Kaustubh Ray

Dubai, UAE
Aerospace Engineering

Thomas B. Robinson Interfraternity Man of the Year

Presented to an individual who demonstrates superior action in chapter, campus and community involvement, as well as maintaining high scholastic achievement during his time at Purdue.

  • 2021 - Liam Beetez, Civil Engineering, Acton, Massachusetts
  • 2020 - Nathan Longo, Electrical Engineering, Dublin, Ohio
  • 2019 - Bryce Cirbo, Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • 2018 - Nick Duncan
  • 2017 - Matt Rittman
Erica Hong

Erica Hong

Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Business Communication

Multicultural Greek Council Member of the Year

Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the Purdue fraternal movement in significant ways. The individual seeks to maintain high standards in their academic, social and service pursuits while leading the FSCL community at Purdue.

  • 2021 - Shreeja Shrestha, Computer Engineering, Evansville, Indiana
  • 2020 - Pablo Balcazar, Sociology, Law and Society, Hobart, Indiana
  • 2019 - Lyndsey Orozco, Gamma Rho Lamda
  • 2018 - Avery Savage
Emma Swain

Emma Swain

Fishers, Indiana
Agribusiness

Panhellenic Association Dean Barbara Elsbury Distinguished Member

Recognizes outstanding Panhellenic women for their contributions to the FSCL community during their time with Purdue and their steadfast dedication to leadership, scholarship and service.

  • 2021 - Grace Koza, Social Studies, Secondary Education, Littleton, Colorado
  • 2020 - Jordan Knebel, Communications, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2019 - Kate Adams, Sigma Kappa Sorority
  • 2018 - Jasmine Hawthorne
Jerica Drew

Jerica Drew

Midlothian, Virginia
Aviation Management

National Pan-Hellenic Council Member of the Year

Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the Purdue fraternal movement in significant ways. The individual seeks to maintain high standards in their academic, social and service pursuits while leading the FSCL community at Purdue.

  • 2021 - Adrianna Plummer, Nursing and Public Health, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2020 - Sahiyya Harrison, Computer Science, White Plains, New York
  • 2019 - Corren Scott, Delta Signa Theta Sorority
  • 2018 - Allie Abney

Interfraternity Council John Wooden Leader of the Year

Presented to a fraternity member who models the way for others in his words, actions and deeds. The honoree serves as an inspiration to others and encourages them to rise above the status quo.

  • 2021 - Jacob Schmiedel, Mechanical Engineering, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • 2020 - Noah Scott, Industrial Engineering Technology and Organizational Leadership, Leesburg, Indiana
  • 2019 - Seth Gutwein
  • 2017 - Nathan Graber

Jane Hamblin Outstanding Panhellenic President

Recognizes a chapter president who has shown exceptional initiative in leading her chapter as well as made significant and lasting contributions to the growth of her chapter.

  • 2021 - Danielle Harrison, Actuarial Science, Fishers, Indiana
  • 2020 - Abby Moe, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • 2019 - Ellie Barrett
  • 2018 - Morgan Reid

Steven C. Beering Outstanding Fraternity President

Presented to an interfraternity president who provides direction to the chapters they serve and who has worked to better the fraternity and sorority experience for members. Recipients work in conjunction with the Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life office, their team of advisors and organization headquarters to enact positive change.

  • 2021 - Aaron Varnau, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Carmel, Indiana
  • 2020 - Liam Bettez, Civil Engineering, Acton, Massachusetts
  • 2019 - Nathan Longo
  • 2018 - Steven Helm

Purdue Cooperative Council Outstanding Member of the Year

Awarded in honor of Mark Donahue, a member of Circle Pines, and recognizes a member of the cooperative system who embodies his leadership style as a visionary, big - picture thinker who is able to serve through adversity.

  • 2021 - Taylor Doehrman, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Brownsburg, Indiana
Megan Bixler

Megan Bixler

Noblesville, Indiana
Agricultural Economics

Purdue Cooperative Council Outstanding President

Presented to a cooperative house president that has gone above and beyond in service to their organization.

  • 2021 - Anna Staltari, Kinesiology, Middlebury, Indiana
Purdue American India Foundation

Purdue American India Foundation

The American India Foundation (AIF, founded 2001) is a nonprofit American development organization that is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India. AIF works with partners to implement programs in education, livelihood, and public health sectors in India - with emphases on elementary education, women's empowerment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively. AIF through it's program Digital Equalizer attempts to bridge the digital divide by providing computers, internet access and training to improve learning and critical thinking amongst students of under-resourced Indian schools. It also implements the Service Corps Fellowship, which sends skilled young Americans to work with NGOs in India for a ten month period. The fellowship helps exchange technical skills, intellectual resources and helps increase the capacity of Indian NGOs to continue their work while giving American leaders a good understanding of India.

Outstanding Program Award

Presented to the student organizations that have implemented the most outstanding campus programs during the academic year. The winners receive a plaque.

  • 2021 - Purdue Association of Learning Design and Technology
  • 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Exotic Animal Club
  • 2019 - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Theta Chapter
  • 2019 - Purdue Graduate Student Government
  • 2018 - UR Global Club
  • 2017 - ASHA for Education
Caduceus Club

Caduceus Club

Innovative Program Award

Presented to the student organization that has implemented the most creative campus program during the academic year.

  • 2021 - Purdue Student Union Board

Rising Boilermaker Award 2022

Presented to individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of and interest in campus activities and organizations. Recipients display enthusiasm, motivation, communication and organizational skills. The award recognizes a member who has stepped up and contributed to an organization.

Liam Kauffman

Liam Kauffman

Wilmington, Delaware
Integrates Business and Engineering, and Computer Science

Shane Gibson

Shane Gibson

Harvard, Illinois
Supply Chain and Sales Engineering Technology

 

Carter Mayhan

Carter Mayhan

Springfield, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering

Kelsey Kruyer

Kelsey Kruyer

Plymouth, Indiana
Pre-Med

 

Ryan Daniels

Ryan Daniels

Fishers, Indiana
Film and Video Production

 

Camille Lerasan

Camille Lerasan

Tuscon, Arizona
Civil Engineering

 

Erica Hong

Erica Hong

Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Business Communication

 

Booth Esther Kayonga

Booth Esther Kayonga

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Political Science

 

Sanchita Chakraborty

Sanchita Chakraborty

Des Plaines, Illinois
Mathematics

 

Bailey Davis

Bailey Davis

Greenwood, Indiana
Biology

 

Christopher Ghita

Christopher Ghita

Crystal Lake, Illinois
Accounting and Finance

 

PRIOR RISING BOILERMARKER AWARD RECIPIENTS

2021

  • Angela Stevens, Nursing, Carmel, Indiana
  • Suruchi Sen, Engineering, Arlington, Virginia
  • Veronica Reynolds, Organizational Leadership, Orland Park, Illinois
  • Noah Frank, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hanford, California
  • Sydney Clifford, Microbiology, Westfield, Indiana
  • Amanda Munsell, Engineering, Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • Jonathan Young, Accounting, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Shyeonna Robinson, Political Science, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Matthew Stachler, Political Science, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Elizabeth Parmenter, Engineering, Otisco, Indiana
  • Maria Luiza Camargo, Industrial Engineering, Aracoiaba de Serra, Brazil 
  • Shamari Walker, Computer and Information Technology, Hammond, Indiana

2020

  • Sirou (Rose) Wang, Elementary Education, Beijing, China
  • Bridget Noble, Animal Science, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Hayley Grisez, Technology Education, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Anna Szolwinski, Corporate Communication, West Chester, Ohio
  • Jack Dewolf, First-Year Engineering, Fishers, Indiana
  • Stephanie Tom, Public Health, Short Hills, New Jersey

2019

  • Brandon Keuneke
  • Amanda Bolen
  • Yasmeen Almorohen

2018

  • Abdulrahman Alsalhi
  • Kayla Hawthorne
  • Makenna Doherty
  • Alia Kabba
  • Madelyn C. Conway
  • Myracle Newsome
  • Marco Antonio Garcia
  • Josh Fitch
  • Taylor Rodabough
  • Danielle Harper
  • Justin Mamaril
  • Elizabeth "Libby" Plowman
  • Joseph Schingel
  • LaMaria Parker
  • Juel Aaron
  • Dylan Morris
  • Jaycie DiDomenico
  • Ashley Garla
  • Selena Armador
  • Helen Coats
  • Andrew Read

2017

  • Calvin Lehman
  • Bradley Koontz
  • Chelsea Kim
  • Elle Tigner
  • Soukhya Inamdar
  • Siamak Rabienia Haratbar
Brain Exercise Initiative

Brain Exercise Initiative

Community Engagement and Involvement Award

Presented to the student organization providing outstanding service to other people, organizations or places. Organizations recognize the importance of serving the community and have gained an understanding of social issues facing their communities.

  • 2021 - Purdue University Dance Marathon
Asian Student Union Board

Asian Student Union Board

Co-Sponsorship/Collaboration of the Year

Presented to the organization that provided the most outstanding co-sponsored program or program series for the betterment of campus, students and Purdue University. The winning organization showcases the importance of collaboration, takes initiative to begin tasks related to positive change, displays an understanding of campus needs and shows successful interactions between multiple campus organizations, all with a demonstrably successful program. The winning organization receives a plaque.

  • 2021 - Latinos in Science and Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • 2020 - One World, One Purdue
  • 2019 - Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association
  • 2018 - Society of Applied Spectroscopy "Science Talks"
  • 2017 - Global Film Fest
Purdue Equestrian Team

Purdue Equestrian Team

Boilermaker Pride Award

Presented to an organization which displays outstanding sportsmanship at all competitions, competes against a Big 10 opponent in an annual competition that has taken place in the last three years and has active participation by all members at most competitions. The winning organization receives a plaque.

  • 2021 - The Purdue Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society
  • 2020 - American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2019 - Purdue Waterski Team
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Student Organization of the Year Excellence Award

Considered a “lifetime achievement award” for a student organization that demonstrates continued excellence in its programs, leadership and service. The winning program shows long-term excellence in affecting positive change on campus, demonstrating collaboration between campus and community, implementing ongoing programs and encouraging organizational participation, teamwork and leadership development in all of its members. The winning organization receives a plaque.

  • 2021 - Purdue Student Government
  • 2020 - Purdue Student Union Board
  • 2019 - Purdue Society of Professional Engineers
  • 2018 - Black Graduate Student Association
  • 2017 - Timmy Global Health
Brain Exercise Initiative

Brain Exercise Initative

Dean Betty Nelson Service Award

The award honors one Purdue student affiliated student organization, which excels in community service in the Greater Lafayette area. A monetary award is presented to the student organization.

  • 2021 - The Period Project
  • 2020 - Alison Rickert, Neurobiology and Physiology, Brecksville, Ohio
  • 2020 - Timmy Global Health
  • 2018 - Shelby Wood
  • 2017 - Timmy Global Health
Rina Jiang

Rina Jiang

Salem, Indiana
Biochemistry

Dean Betty Nelson Service Award

The award honors one Purdue student affiliated with a student organization and one student organization, both of which excel in community service in the Greater Lafayette area. A monetary award is presented to the student organization.

  • 2021 - Madilyn Eberle, Doctorate of Pharmacy, Goshen, Indiana
Brad Benhart

Brad Benhart

Associate Professor of Practice, Polytechnic Institute 

Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award

Given to an advisor who demonstrated initiative in working with student organization members, effectively facilitated the organization’s efforts to accomplish its mission, provided dedicated support to the development of student learning and served as a role model for organization members. The winner of the award receives a plaque.

  • 2021 - Dr. David Atkinson
  • 2021 - Fabricio d'Almeida
  • 2020 - Dr. Greg Strimel
  • 2019 - Dr. Robert Proctor
  • 2018 - Sean Eddington
  • 2017 - Dr. Brian M. Shepler
  • 2017 - Alan Farkas
Dr. Jennifer Simpson

Dr. Jennifer Simpson

Clinical Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences

Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion

Honors the legacy of Dean Helen B. Schleman, who served as Dean of Women from 1947-68. The award is presented to a faculty member or administrator for their contributions to Purdue, especially in the promotion and advancement of women students and women’s issues. The winner receives a monetary award and a medallion in addition to having their name engraved on a plaque.

  • 2021 - Melissa Gruver
  • 2020 - Dr. Rosalee Clawson
  • 2019 - Dr. Melinda Zook
  • 2018 - Dr. Annette Watters
Clayton Hicks

Clayton Hicks

Milford, Indiana
Biochemistry

France A. Córdova Leadership in Action Award

Recognizes graduating undergraduate students or graduating graduate students whose leadership while attending Purdue University has made a significant contribution to the university. The honoree receives a certificate from the Office of the President as well as a cash award.

Essenam Lamewona

Essenam Lamewona

Cincinnati, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering

France A. Córdova Leadership in Action Award

Recognizes graduating undergraduate students or graduating graduate students whose leadership while attending Purdue University has made a significant contribution to the university. The honoree receives a certificate from the Office of the President as well as a cash award.

  • 2021 - Johnnie "Junion" Cheng, Animal Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2021 - Assata Gilmore, Finance, Chicago, Illinois 
  • 2020 - Dane Chapman, Agricultural Economics, Brookston, Indiana
  • 2020 - Tori Rosa, Elementary Education, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • 2019 - Brandon C. M. Allen, PhD in Agricultural Science Education & Communications
  • 2019 - Nelyan Lopez Perez, PhD in Materials Engineering
  • 2018 - Kayla Klemmensen
  • 2018 - Allie Abney
  • 2017 - Nicole Sebahar

 

Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award 2022

Recognizes students who demonstrate leadership abilities and an appreciation of basic American values as evidenced by a record of achievement through community service and service to Purdue University. The honorees receive a crystal paperweight and a cash award.

Anna Szolwinski

Anna Swolwinski

West Chester, Ohio
Business Communication

 

Mia Utayde

Mia Utayde

Mishawaka, Indiana
Neurobiology and Physiology, and Brain and Behavioral Science

 

Prior Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award Recipients

2021

  • Anna Adamsson, Global Studies, South Bend, Indiana
  • Christine Bent, Neurology and Physiology, Oceanside, California
  • Ogechukwu Ezenwa, Biochemistry, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Logan Faircloth, Political Science, Law and Society, Fishers, Indiana
  • Jayla Langford, Mathematics, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Danielle Rothchild, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, Carmel Indiana

2020

  • Laura Duke,
    Curriculum and Instruction, Evansville, Indiana
  • Daphne Fauber,
    Technology Leadership and Innovation, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Assata Gilmore,
    Management, Chicago, Illinois
  • Zeba Kokan,
    Psychology, Carmel, Indiana
  • Jacqueline Malayter,
    Electrical Computer Engineering, McCordsville, Indiana
  • Angel Upshaw,
    Communications, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2019

  • Natalie Boger
  • Jennifer Booher
  • Rohit Chattergee
  • Robert Davis
  • Silenze Esquivel-Benjamin
  • Brittany Griggs
  • Rushabh Jajodi
  • Will Kaufman
  • Sydney Keenan
  • Christopher Schorr
  • Jessica Stone
  • Varun Raju
  • Annalee Witte

2018

  • Farhat Alucozai
  • Casie Blair
  • Megan Hetisimer
  • Matthew Kortepeter
  • Ronit Ranka

2017

  • Eren Bozbag
  • Claire Grace Lee
  • Trevor Allan Peters
  • Mark Rosenberger
  • Rajiv Samagond
Harry Tucker

Harry Tucker

Granger, Indiana
Electrical Engineering

Dean Betty Nelson Leadership Legacy Award

Awarded to students who utilize their personal strengths to leave their mark on Purdue and the community. The award is made possible by the Emily Mauzy Vogel Endowment, set up by a generous gift from the late Mr. And Mrs. Robert Mauzy, and in honor of Dean of Students Emerita Betty Nelson. The winner receives a monetary award.

Sabria Croom

Sabria Croom

Chicago, Illinois
Accounting

Dean Betty Nelson Leadership Legacy Award

Awarded to students who utilize their personal strengths to leave their mark on Purdue and the community. The award is made possible by the Emily Mauzy Vogel Endowment, set up by a generous gift from the late Mr. And Mrs. Robert Mauzy, and in honor of Dean of Students Emerita Betty Nelson. The winner receives a monetary award.

  • 2021 - Nathan Rowland Miller, Industrial Engineering, Perrysburg, Ohio
  • 2020 - Talia Broekers, Nursing, Westfield, Indiana
  • 2020 - Marly Beck, Organic Farming and Sustainable Food Systems, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2019 - Jillian Sunnyguard
  • 2018 - Lauren Hibbler

Robert L. Paige Outstanding Leader Award

Recognizes the importance of the contributions of an outstanding University Residences club president or governor to the residence hall community.

  • 2021 - Rachelle Miles, Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary, Kokomo, Indiana
  • 2020 - Jody Kramer, Nursing, Avon, Indiana
  • 2019 - Brian Tedeschi
  • 2018 - Cassie Flener
Madeline Powers

Madeline Powers

Holland, Michigan
Public Health

Lanny C. Wilson Scholarship

Established to recognize the contributions of Lanny Wilson, former Director of Administration of University Residences, for his many years of service to students at Purdue University. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in University Residences who has achieved distinction in leadership while also employed in a student staff position. The winner receives a scholarship award.

  • 2021 - Vincent Ekwealor, Pharmacy, Richmond, Indiana
  • 2020 - Jayla Langford, Electrical Engineering, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2019 - Lauren Bellamy, Developmental and Family Science, minor in Political Science
  • 2018 - Alexandria Avery
Brandon Dmitri

Brandon Dimitri

Ashburn, Virginia
Aeronautics and Astronautics

William I. Bennett Courtier Achievement Scholarship

Established to preserve the spirit of the Courtiers of Fowler Courts and to recognize William I. Bennett for his years of service of Fowler Courts. This scholarship is awarded to the individual who has excelled in academics, exemplified their hall spirit and contributed to their residence hall community. The winner receives a scholarship award.

  • 2021 - Claire Mouser, Nutrition and Dietetics, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2020 - Ana Pascual-Garrigos, Biochemistry, Fishers, Indiana
  • 2019 - Emma Lashley
  • 2018 - Elizabeth Walker
Charlotte Huff

Charlotte Huff

Harrisburg, North Carolina
Chemistry

UR Conductor of the Year

Presented to a cooperative house president that has gone above and beyond in service to their organization.

Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award

This award honors undergraduate students who take action in pursuit of long-term positive social change; inspire and engage other students in community engagement/social change, and show the motivation and potential for an effective long-term commitment to community and civic engagement.

  • 2021 - Nathan Rowland Miller, Industrial Engineering, Perrysburg, Ohio
Emmanuel Elliott

Emmanuel Elliott

Orlando, Florida
Chemical Engineering

Hall of Music Productions Outstanding Student Employee Award

Awarded annually to a student employee within the department who provides leadership and skill in support of the department’s mission to deliver service and support to the university. The recipient shows proficiency in their area through examples of their skills and completed projects. The honoree will receive cash and an individual plaque, as well as have their name engraved on a perpetual plaque in Elliott Hall of Music.

  • 2021 - Dominic Rossi, Network Engineering Technology and Computer Information, Zionsville, Indiana
  • 2020 - Ross Plumer, Spanish Language and Literature, Suffern, New York
  • 2019 - Bailey Hodges, Public Health, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2018 - Zack Bales
Korbin Zvokel

Korbin Zvokel

Munice, Indiana
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Student Life Employee of the Year

Recognizes excellence while employed in a Student Life department throughout the academic year. The honorees receive a monetary award and a padfolio.

Emily Muller

Emily Muller

Plainfield, Indiana
Visual Communication Design, and Public and Strategic Communication

Student Life Employee of the Year

Recognizes excellence while employed in a Student Life department throughout the academic year. The honorees receive a monetary award and a padfolio.

Jinhyung Park

Jinhyung Park

Seoul, Korea
Industrial Engineering

Student Life Outstanding New Student Employee

Recognizes performance excellence throughout the semester by new employees. The honorees receive a monetary award and a padfolio.

Phone Paing

Phone Paing

Yangon, Myanmar
Computer Engineering

Student Life Outstanding New Student Employee

Recognizes performance excellence throughout the semester by new employees. The honorees receive a monetary award and a padfolio.

Madeline Feister

Madeline Feister

Pittsboro, Indiana
Cellular and Molecular Biology - Pre-Dental Concentration

William “Bill” Rumple Residential Dining Head Captain Award

Established in recognition of William and Tim Rumple, both of whom provided outstanding service to University Residences Dining Services as former head waiters at Fowler Court and Cary Quadrangle. This award is given annually to a student manager or student coordinator in residential dining services who has achieved distinction in leadership while employed in dining services. The winner receives a monetary award.

  • 2021 - Kendall Green, Food Science, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 2020 - Noor Elmahdi, Psychological Sciences, Lafayette, Indiana
  • 2019 - Rachel Nellett, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, pursuing Masters in HR Management, Hebron, Indiana
  • 2018 - Katlynn-Ann Douglass
  • 2017 - Cameron Scott
Bryan Hagan

Bryan Hagan

Jasper, Indiana
Civil Engineering

Sarah Johnson Outstanding Student Employee of the Year

Selected based on reliability, quality of work, initiative, teamwork and contributions to Purdue Dining & Culinary. The award recognizes the many contributions of Sarah Johnson, former director of residential dining for University Residences, who dedicated more than 37 years of service to students at Purdue University and the National Association for Colleges & University Food Services. The winner receives a monetary award.

  • 2021 - Alexandria Avery, Nursing, Lexington, Ohio
  • 2020 - Rachel Nellett, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, Hebron, Indiana
  • 2019 - Josh Leaver
  • 2018 - Marguette Minner
  • 2017 - Robert Komis

Charles E. Dunn Student Employee Award

Presented annually to a student employee of the Purdue Memorial Union who best meets the exceptional standard of leadership, dedication and integrity exemplified by Charles E. Dunn, who served as the director of PMU Food Service from 1962-93. The winner receives a monetary award, an individual plaque and their name on a plaque displayed in PMU.

  • 2021 - Katherine Ho, Civil Engineering, Annadale, Virginia
  • 2020 - Cecelia Zavala, Psychology, and Law and Society, Munster, Indiana
  • 2019 - Karrie Hebert
  • 2018 - Brooke Jones

Madonna A. Warren Student Employee Award

Presented annually to a student employee of the Purdue Memorial Union who best represents the distinctive contributions made to Purdue University by Madonna A. Warren, who served as the reservation manager of the Union Club Hotel from 1939-44 and 1947-79. The honoree receives a monetary award, an individual plaque and their name on a plaque displayed in Purdue Memorial Union.

  • 2021 - Jennifer Coker, Animation, Visual Effects Compositing and Building Information Modeling, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 2020 - Ian Fiechter, Psychological Sciences, Leo, Indiana
  • 2019 - Emma Hasek
  • 2018 - Adrianne Swanson
Taylor McNamee

Taylor NcNamee

Bargersville, Indiana
Human Resources Development

RecWell Employee of the Year

Awarded to an outstanding employee in Recreation & Wellness. The honoree receives an acrylic train award and a name on a perpetual plaque displayed in the CoRec.

  • 2021 - Jake Miller, Industrial Engineering, Grayslake, Illinois
  • 2020 - Jason Maynard, Social Studies Education, Anderson, Indiana
Liam Erwin

Liam Erwin

Indianapolis, Indiana
Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics

RecWell Rookie of the Year

Recognizes an individual who has made progressive and significant contributions to Recreation & Wellness during their first year as a student employee. The honoree receives an acrylic train award and a name on a perpetual plaque displayed in the CoRec.

  • 2021 - Aaron (AJ) Gin, Biological Engineering, Greenwood, Indiana

John C. Smalley Student Employee Award

Presented annually to a student employee of the Purdue Memorial Union who best reflects the extraordinary quality of leadership, commitment and loyalty embodied by John C. Smalley, who served as the director of PMU from 1960-76. Awardee receives a monetary award, an individual plaque and recognition on a plaque displayed in Smalley Center.

  • 2021 - Zach Stewart, Political Science, South Bend, Indiana
  • 2020 - Nicholas Cole, Electrical Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2019 - Lucas Homco
  • 2018 - Mackenzie Druecke
Emma Gausman

Emma Gausman

Batesville, Indiana
Psychological Sciences and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Flora Roberts Award

Presented to the most outstanding graduating female who has shown a commitment to scholarship, leadership and service and displays outstanding character. The honoree will have their name engraved on the MSEE obelisk and will receive an engraved medallion and monetary award.

  • 2021 - Sasha Kipnis, Computer Science with Concentration of Machine Intelligence, Santa Clara, California
  • 2020 - Emily Sagstetter, Athletic Training, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 2019 - Olivia R. Glowacki, San Francisco, California
  • 2018 - Claire Lee
  • 2017 - Cameron Mann
Roy S. Ramirez III

Roy S. Ramirez III

Montes de Sabanilla, Costa Rica
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

G.A. Ross Award

Presented to the most outstanding graduating male who has shown a commitment to scholarship, leadership and service and displays outstanding character. The honoree will have their name engraved on the MSEE obelisk and will receive an engraved medallion and monetary award.

  • 2021 - Zach Marshall, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and Aerospace Financial Analysis, Orland Park, Illinois
  • 2020 - Stephen Schwartz, Agribusiness and Agronomy, Noblesville, Indiana
  • 2019 - Justin L. Couetil
  • 2018 - Daniel Romary
  • 2017 - Peter Boyd
Lindsay Courtney

Lindsay Courtney

Graphic Designer, Lextant- The Human Experience Firm

Student Life Young Alumni Award

Given to a Purdue alumnus 35 or younger who has shown outstanding career development through traditional channels or innovative approaches.

  • 2021 - Rachel Svetanoff
  • 2020 - Lorrie Newhouse
Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott

Program Manager, BoilerWoRX

Student Life Service Award

Given to a Purdue alumnus who has demonstrated a commitment to their community through the development of, or significant contributions to private or public programs that improve or enhance quality of life.

  • 2021 - Laurie Roselle
  • 2020 - David Huhnke
Roger Stewart

Roger Stewart

Former Vice President for Global Finance, Proctor & Gamble

Student Life Award for Outstanding Leadership

Given to alumni who have exceptional careers and shown long-term leadership within their chosen profession, as well as noteworthy professional accomplishments that reflect favorably on their profession, Purdue University and society.

  • 2021 - Annette Flickinger
  • 2020 - Christa Pazera
Bob Falk

Bob Falk

President and CEO, Purdue Federal Credit Union

Student Life Distinguished Mentor Award

Honors and promotes the considerable efforts and accomplishments of individuals who consistently serve as effective mentors for students in areas within the Division of Student Life.

  • 2021 - Joanne Troutner
  • 2020 - Bob and Joyce Miles