Past President's Award Recipients

Since 1996, the WSU President's Awards for Leadership have been bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU and beyond.

Browse recipients by year

  • 2021

    Undergrad Students

    Alejandra Aguilar
    Melisa Gizem Ates
    Pomy Mesfin Ayele
    Diana Baldovinos
    Nancy Barraza
    Jake Berreth
    Carson Bowers
    Nathan Budke
    Riley Clark
    Luis Enrique Cornelio Anita
    Asiamay Owena Diaz
    Alexandra Donnici
    Alyssa Eliopulos
    Maria Fernanda Varga Escobar
    Aelizah Espiritu
    Sierra Forler
    Jocelyn Granados Mejia
    Reanna Holycross
    Claire Jackson
    Emily Klemkow
    Owen Leonard
    Mikayla Makle
    John Michael Najarian
    Hailey Palm
    Tanya Rivera
    Patrick Robichaud
    Christian Michael Shaffer
    Keilah Tresae Shaw
    Oluwanifeni Nife Shola-Dare
    Bailey Singh-Halpin
    Donavyn Velez-Fucal
    Audrey Weaver
    Madison West
    Matthew Wyatt
    Madelynn Zadzora

    Graduate Students 

    Aurora Brinkman
    Chloe Erickson
    Olivia Hiskey
    Jennifer Johnson
    Misty Lefler
    Adnan Mohamed
    Minwoo Park
    Shannon Patterson
    Dana Rabourne
    Trevor Schultz
    Kellen Traxel
    Rachel Wong
    Brian Wu

    Faculty & Staff

    David Makin
    Renee Peterson
    Veronica Puente
    Yu-Chung Chang

    Student Organizations

    Disabled Students and Allies Club
    Digital Media Club
    Panhellenic Council
    Council
    Sisters posing as a group
    The Lovely Sisterhood of Chi Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc.

    Community Organizations

    Families Together

  • 2020

    Undergraduate Students

    Kyra Antone
    Madison Arpin
    Morgan Atwood
    Kelis Barton
    Jordyn Beckford
    Allison Beggs
    Quinton Berkompas
    Kaylah Blas
    Jacklyn Brendible
    Samantha Cruz-Mendoza
    Michael Damaso Jr.
    Haley Donovan
    Grant Esomonu
    Katherine (KJ) Fitzgerald
    Evan Foraker
    Mariela Frias
    Jocelin Gallardo
    Araceli Garcia
    Blake Gurney
    Sheridan Ingalls
    Victory Jones
    Kevin Kissinger
    Amanda Krieger
    Stasia Kulsa
    Grace Lim
    Malvin Malai-Harrison
    Hannah Martian
    Jerry Martinez
    Camille Naputo
    Juan Nolazco
    Remy Plate
    Mariana Ramirez
    Sovann Robinson
    Micheal Roper
    Samantha Schmitke
    Christina Sevao
    Keiran Sinthavong
    Diana Sotelo
    Skyeler Sperber
    Manu Thomas
    Martin Trejo
    Kylie Waddill
    Christopher West
    Brenda Yepez

    Graduate Students

    Amira Albagshi
    Yini Chen
    Katie Couch
    Jennifer Johnson
    Mindy Lee
    Ayumi Manawadu
    Amy Nusbaum
    Audrian Santos
    Matthew Sutherland
    Ashley Vu

    Faculty & Staff

    Ting Chi
    Janessa Graves
    Debra Hansen
    Jamie Holden
    Davi Kallman
    Jane Lanigan

    Student Organizations

    Shark Conversation Club
    Crimson Group
    Society of Women Engineers

    Community Organizations

    The Colfax Food Pantry

  • 2019

    Students

    Endalkachew Abebaw
    Teagan Aune
    Alexander Belnavis
    Bailey Caruso
    Isaac Castaneda
    Andrew Cooper
    Catherine Dunn
    Rhea Christine Gonzaga
    Joanna Gourley
    Kristian Gubsch
    Zachary M. Harper
    Dalia Hernandez Farias
    Sophia Hilsen
    Jordan Hummel
    Harald Hyllseth
    Michael Jaramillo
    Jude Knife
    Yongmin Ko
    Savanna Navarro Kresse
    Thomas LeClair
    Austin Loomis
    Debbie R. Majano
    Haley McCabe
    Adriana McKinney
    Devinae McNeil
    Mehrzad Mehrabipour
    Lillian H Miller
    Hailey Modin
    Bogdan "Theo" Mynka
    Ryan O'Dea
    Francisco J Ochoa Limon
    Ayanna Pope
    Hongda Ren
    Chantel Elizabeth Robinson
    Nallely Sanchez
    Lindsay Schilperoort
    Sarah Montana Sherrod
    Jordan Smith
    Alec Solemslie
    Anna Somerville
    Rachael Spear
    Michelle Mendoza
    Anika VanDeen
    Mayalin Nakasone
    Justin Berger
    Amber Leah Duldulao
    Brandy R. Seignemartin
    Shima Bahramvash Shams
    Madeline Michaud
    Linda Vargas Villanueva
    Orion Welch
    Matthew Winchell
    Cameron R Yang
    Hilary Xcaret Zuniga

    Student Organizations

    Health Sciences Student Advocacy Association
    Indian Student Association
    Student National Pharmaceutical Association

    Faculty & Staff

    Dr. Janet Peters
    Katherine J. Banks
    Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta

    Community Partners

    College Hill Association
    Community Action Center of Whitman County

  • 2018

    Students

    Motahare Athariboroujeny
    Parker Blekkenk
    Teresa Bigand
    Xy’lah Brandes
    Shanelle Briggs
    Leo Covarrubias
    Jenna Damberg
    Haley Delgado
    Cameron Dwyer
    Rick Flores
    Rachel Forbes
    Duy Ho
    Devon Holze
    Abu Kamara
    Kristin Kontogianis
    Sarah Anne Kostick
    Joe Kurle
    Navaraj Lamichhane
    Hannah Lee
    Jamie Lepper
    Pablo Lozano
    Keesha Matz
    Lambert Ngenzi
    Nam Nguyen
    Kimber Nunez
    Hannah Oliason
    Rachel Oliver
    Anthony Plagge
    Gabriella Ramos
    Shane R. Reynolds
    Savannah Rogers
    Kiera Rust
    Erik Sandoval
    Jing Sun
    Garrett Snedeker
    Jordan Sykes
    Ashley Ta
    Stefanija M. Tubbs
    Elizabeth Warren
    Jordan Zager
    Omar Zaragoza
    Andrew Zou

    Student Organizations

    Camp Adventure at WSU
    WSU Diversity in Psychology Committee
    La Hermandad de O eMe Te
    Minority Association of Pre-Law Panhellenic Council
    Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    United Greek Council

    Faculty & Staff

    Robin Bond & Ana Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi
    Kathy Beerman
    Leila Harrison
    Chioma Heim
    Chanmi Hwang

    Community Partners

    Pullman Schools Food Pantry Program

  • 2017

    Students

    Alexandra Anderson
    Madison Leigh Armstrong
    Brian James Bickel
    Samantha Bill
    Megan Azee Brendal
    McKenzie Britain
    Tyisha Brown El
    Paige Campbell
    Kakali Bhattacharya Chakrabarti
    Yu-Chung Chang
    Taylor Ann Christenson
    Jordana B. Dahmen
    Chijioke Emeka
    Kyla Emme
    Mark A. Figueroa
    Taylor Gale
    Gregg Gallegos
    Shuresh Ghimire
    Alyssa Griffin
    Emyly P Hall
    Joseph Hall
    Jesus B. Hernandez
    Brennan Logan Hyden
    Kelsey Jones
    Eden Kelshaw
    James P. Kent
    Olivia Danielle Ledezma
    Sierra Lewis
    Ricardo Luna
    Colleen Grace McMahon
    Julie Mercado
    Mariany Morales
    Erika Nonan
    Alyssa I. Norris
    Gabriela Olivas
    Keyla Gudalupe Palominos
    Gavin Pielow
    Garvin Price
    Alfredo Rosas
    Kevin James Schilling
    Mackenzie Selleg
    Kyle Strachila
    Ryan M. Summers
    Melanie Thornton
    Kellen Traxel
    Terrell J. Ware
    Erin Faith Weber
    Brittany L. Wood
    Maria Yepez

    Student Organizations

    Immunology and Infectious Diseases Graduate Student Association
    Professional Pharmacy Student Organization
    United Greek Council
    Circle K International

    Faculty & Staff

    Dr. Deborah Ann Christel
    Andrew Hua
    Nicholas Hudson
    Dr. Marwa Sanad

    Community Partners

    Boost Collaborative
    Pullman Community Council on Aging

  • 2016

    Students

    Paulina Abustan
    Jobe Ashby
    Jennyfer Berrueta-Trejo
    Jennifer Burke
    Colby Cavanaugh
    Trinidad Chavez
    Gabriel "G" Dumbrique
    Jordan Tyler Frost
    Samuel Horowitz
    Sebatian Kalilikane
    Samantha Kieling
    Marie Deanne Landsverk
    Jessica Raschelle May
    Courtney Mayo
    Esteban Mena
    Amber Morczek
    Jillian Morrison
    Brad Neudorfer
    Meleah Nordquist
    Meghan Nyquist
    Allison Theresa Osmanson
    Stephen Paup
    Corbin Poppe
    Cherrise Adrianna Reyes
    Emily Strode
    Crystal Swanson
    Sarah JoAnne Tiffany
    Devin Trubey
    Ashley Vu
    Chloe Westgate
    Jermiha White
    James Joseph Whitbread
    Victoria-Pearl Young

    Student Organizations

    Association for Bangladeshi Students and Scholars
    Circle K International
    Indian Students Association
    YWCA

    Faculty & Staff

    Arlene Parkay
    Dr. Kathleen Ryan
    Dr. Michael Sanchez
    Dr. Jacqueline van Wormer

    Community Partners

    Council on Aging and Human Services
    Orphan Acres Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation
    Whitman County Rural Library District

  • 2015

    Students

    Cornelius A. Adewale
    Abdelhadi Basheer
    Rebecka Bence
    Rodrigo Bonilla
    Christopher Campbell
    Nathan Cherzan
    Ericka Christensen
    Rachel Christensen
    Charise Paulette DeBerry
    Kyle W. Geiger
    Telmo Goncalo Henriques Graca
    Calley Hair
    Courtney A. Himes
    Douglas "Sage" Hoston Jr.
    Leoma James
    Davi Kallman
    Garrett Kalt
    Ashley Kopetsky
    Zach Lipana
    Anastasia Mackert
    Elizabeth Mann
    Antonion Martinez
    Joseph William Martin
    Herman Meier
    Sree Saroj Sainath Panchagnula
    Kristen L. Pratt
    Julian Reyes
    Susanna Afra Maria Rijkhoff
    Sean Rogers
    Sean Rogers
    Breanna Shores
    Vanessa L. Sing
    Sarah Elizabeth Temple
    Kayla Titialii
    Cori Uddenberg
    Kenna Uddenberg
    Jansen M. VanderMeulen
    Katie L. Walsh
    Logan N. Webbenhurst
    Taylor D. Winslow
    Connor Wolcott
    Lauren (Rachel) Young

    Student Organizations

    Association for Bangladeshi Students and Scholars
    Biology Graduate Student Association
    Black Graduate Student Association
    Cougar Crew - Allison Thomas
    The Entomology Graduate Student Association
    Equestrian
    Marketing Club
    Muslim Student Association
    Neuroscience Club
    Professional Pharmacy Student Organization
    STAGE Student Theatre
    Women's Ice Hockey

    Faculty & Staff

    Steve Austin
    Dr. Francene Watson
    Dr. Carolyn Long
    Dr. Lipi Turner-Rahman
    Dr. Rayna Sage
    DJ Mackie

    Community Partners

    College Hill Association
    White Spring Ranch
    Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

  • 2014

    Students

    Breanna Bence
    Brianna Berg
    Jenna Bracken
    Janna Carter
    Stephanie Chahan
    Shurrie Dugas
    Lindsey Elhart
    Adanna Escobar
    Lakecia Farmer
    Ivon Garcia
    Erim Gomez
    Janita Harris
    Scott Hippe
    Hayley Hohman
    Kelsea Holbrook
    Sagal Hussein
    Amita Jain
    Travis King
    John Larson
    Kimberly Leon
    Rebecca Ly
    Molly Maddock
    Celine Muñoz
    Ellen Price
    Sushan Ru
    Lindsey Schaffer
    Christina Sessoms
    Devon Seymour
    Tia Sonesouphab
    Rebecca Stern
    Christina Street
    Samantha Barber Thomas
    Katherine Vetter
    Kristen Wedam
    Christopher Woodward

    Student Organizations

    Cable 8 Productions · Chinese Student and Scholar Association · Entomology Graduate Student Association · Nigerian Student Organization

    Faculty & Staff

    Gail Casper, Upward Bound · Linda Heidenreich, Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies · John Kalu Osiri, Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship · Jolie Kaytes, Landscape Architecture · Ken Roberts, Medical Sciences

    Community Partners

    Community Action Center · StoreHouse

  • 2013

    Students

    Ryan Baye
    Caitlin Bayly
    Michael Blankenship
    Taya Brown
    Tremaine Frazier
    Adrian Gonzales
    Alejandro Gonzalez
    Thomas Hammett
    Tristan Hanon
    Jalisa Harris
    Amanda Hatfield
    Kelly Hennessey
    Marissa Hice
    Erin Hightower
    Jordan-Marie Hoefer
    Nikkole Hughes
    Kamilla Kafiyeva
    Bre'una Keeton
    Alecia Kiszonas
    Brianna Lisenbee
    Mynor Lopez
    Katherine Martucci
    Kevin Massimino
    Mike Mattson
    Cynthia Pham
    Jared Powell
    Brittney Rogers
    Omar Rubio
    Mohammedmahdi Salavation
    Derrick Skaug
    Cassandra Song
    Erin Troedson
    Sara Tuomey
    Ryan White
    Sarah Wilcock
    Danica Wixom

    Student Organizations

    Student Alumni Ambassadors
    Panhellenic Council
    Coalition for Women Students
    Colonel Galileo Bossio Squadron, Arnold Air Society

    Faculty & Staff

    Dr. Faith Lutze
    Kim Barrett
    Mary Garcia

    Community Partners

    Pullman High School
    City of Pullman Parks and Recreation

For more historical information, please contact the Center for Student Organizations and Leadership at getinvolved@wsu.edu