Campus Life Honors and Awards

2011 Awards

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.

Greek Life

G. Herbert Smith Award

A peer-based recognition award that 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.
  • Kenny Gebhardt '13
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Hometown: Eugene, OR

SAE
Interfraternity Council

Kaneko Managers

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SAE
Interfraternity Council

Kaneko Managers

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Winner: Matt Houser

  • Matt Houser '11
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Vancouver, WA

Kappa Sigma
Interfraternity Council

Winner: Paul McKean

  • Paul McKean '11
  • Major: Rhetoric
  • Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Phi Delta Theta
Interfraternity Council

  • Garrett Potter '11
  • Major: Physics
  • Hometown: Salem, OR

Beta Theta Pi
Interfraternity Council

  • Jeffery Short '11
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Granite Bay, CA

Sigma Chi and Outstanding Contribution to Greek Life
Intrafraternity and Panhellenic Councils

Greek Man of the Year

A peer-based award that recognizes and honors a fraternity member who has made outstanding contribution to Greek life at Willamette and to the campus community as a whole.
  • Steven Morrison '11
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Hometown: Portland, OR

Interfraternity Council

Bistro Managers + Greek Man of the Year

Greek Woman of the Year

A peer-based award that recognizes and honors a sorority member who has made outstanding contribution to Greek life at Willamette and to the campus community as a whole.
  • Larissa Stiglich '11
  • Major: German/History
  • Hometown: Vancouver, WA

Panhellenic Council

Outstanding Contribution to Greek Life

This award is given for outstanding leadership and contribution to Interfraternity/Panhellenic Council and/or individual chapter. The award recipient(s) is/are selected by the collective office of Greek Life (Residence Life and Student Activities).
  • Stephen Branch '11
  • Major: International Studies/Spanish
  • Hometown: Salem, OR

Intrafraternity and Panhellenic Councils

  • Jeffrey Short '11
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Granite Bay, CA

Student Activities

Outstanding Program or Event

This award recognizes an event or program that took place on campus in the last year and had a significant and positive impact on the University community.

Willamette's Got Talent

  • Sveta Krishna '13
  • Major: Economics
  • Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor

This award honors a student organization advisors who as contributed to the direction of the organization in such a way as to improve the campus community.
  • Bryan Schmidt

Outstanding Student Organization

This award recognizes the student organization that has made the most significant impact on campus during the past academic year.

Photography Club

Winner: Colby Takeda

  • Colby Takeda '11
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Mililani, HI
Photography Club + Collegian

Tokyo International University of America

Outstanding Contribution to Willamette and TIUA Community

This award recognizes students who have shown exceptional effort in fostering relationships between Willamette and TIUA students (aside from their individual friendships with students) especially in the area of programming that specifically targets Willamette and TIUA collaboration as well as TIUA student inclusion in the Willamette community. 

Winner: Brent Jones

  • Brent Jones '11
  • Major: Asian Studies/English
  • Hometown: Salem, OR
  • Kelsey Ledford '11
  • Major: History
  • Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

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.
  • Alexandria Lopez '11
  • Major: Rhetoric
  • Hometown: Dixon, CA

Winner: Andrew Theis

  • Andrew Theis '11
  • Major: Arts
  • Hometown: Toledo, OH

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 year, has grown in capacity, ability, and performance to have a positive impact on his/her peers.
  • Carley Kwiatkowski '13
  • Major: History
  • Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Photography Club + Collegian

Colonel Percy Willis Prize

In memory of Colonel Percy Willis (1885), a trust was established by his wife to provide a prize to the student who, throughout the school year, has displayed virtues of diligence, reliability, and responsibility through deeds and services to fellow students of the University.
  • Margarita Gutierrez '12
  • Major: American Ethnic Studies
  • Hometown: Salem, OR

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: Katie Rigsby

  • Katie Rigsby '11
  • Major: Environmental and Earth Science
  • Hometown: Salem, OR
  • Walter Robinson '11
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Altadena, CA

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: Emma Larkins

  • Emma Larkins '11
  • Major: English
  • Hometown: Salem, OR

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: Emily Dickey

  • Emily Dickey '11
  • Major: Anthropology
  • Hometown: Ashland, OR

Winner: Ruth Ubaldo

  • Ruth Ubaldo '11
  • Major: Sociology
  • Hometown: Gresham, OR

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.
  • Abigail Doerr '11
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Spokane, WA
Bistro Managers

Winner: Mary Masla

  • Mary Masla '11
  • Major: Economics
  • Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
Bistro Managers
  • Steven Morrison '11
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Hometown: Portland, OR
Bistro Managers + Greek Man of the Year

Winner: Elle Nigh

  • Elle Nigh '11
  • Major: Rhetoric
  • Hometown: Billings, MT
  • Scott Schoettgen '11
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Columbia, CA

Athletics

Jean Williams Award

This award is presented to the senior female student-athlete who most exemplifies and demonstrates outstanding leadership, scholarship, and athleticism.
  • Kimber Mattox '11
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Bend, OR

J. H. Booth Award

This award is presented to the senior male students-athlete who most exemplified and demonstrates outstanding leadership, scholarship, and athleticism.
  • Stefan Redfield '11
  • Major: Rhetoric
  • Hometown: Sisters, OR

Bishop Wellness Center

Outstanding Contribution to Campus Wellness

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

Winner: Tyler Runyon

  • Tyler Runyon '11
  • Major: Biology
  • Hometown: Portland, OR

Campus Recreation

Willamette Store Outstanding Female Intramural Athlete of the Year

Given to the University women who display passion and joy for recreational and competitive activity while exhibiting exemplary sportsmanship qualities.
  • Baily Mullins '13
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Redmond, WA
  • Paige Mullins '13
  • Major: Psychology
  • Hometown: Redmond, WA

Willamette Store Outstanding Male Intramural Athlete of the Year

Given to the University man who display passion and joy for recreational and competitive activity while exhibiting exemplary sportsmanship qualities.
  • Kendrick Arakaki '14
  • Major: Undecided
  • Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Community Service Learning

Outstanding Leadership Award

Given to a student or students in honor of outstanding leadership and service to the community.
  • Kaitlin Greene '12
  • Major: Sociology
  • Hometown: Pullman, WA
  • Matt Pitchford '12
  • Major: Rhetoric
  • Hometown: Silverdale, WA

Outstanding Service Collaboration

Give to a student-initiated service program collaboration in recognition of outstanding service to the community.
  • Katherine Lum '14
  • Major: Psychology
  • Hometown: Honolulu, HI
  • Kelley Van Hook '14
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Gladstone, OR
Kaneko Community Partnership Committee

Honor Society

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. Mrs. 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.

Mortar Board

  • Arturo Salinas

Office of International Education

International Community Recognition Award

This award recognizes students who have contributed significantly to the international community at Willamette University.
  • Angie Bingham '11
  • Major: Russian
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Jiaro Galeano Casanova
  • Jonathan Lanning '11
  • Major: Mathematics
  • Hometown: Springfield, OR
  • Jazmyn (Zhanran) Li '11
  • Major: Economics
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Kathryn Pawlick '11
  • Major: Art History
  • Hometown: Emmett, ID

Residence Life

Exceptional Contribution to Residential Community

This award recognizes individuals 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.
  • Lisa Broadstone '14
  • Major: Undecided
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
Eastside
  • Katherine Lum '14
  • Major: Psychology
  • Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Kaneko Community Partnership Committee + Residence Life
  • Kelley Van Hook '14
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Gladstone, OR
Kaneko Community Partnership Committee

Winner: Rachel Lamb

  • Rachel Lamb Exchange Student
  • Major: No major
  • Hometown: Perth, Australia
Westside/Cornerstone

Extraordinary First Year Student

This award recognizes individuals who have made a lasting impact on campus during their first year. These individuals have distinguished themselves through their academic achievements, outstanding leadership and contributions to campus.
  • Amara Fanucci '14
  • Major: Undecided
  • Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
Eastside
  • Peter Adamson '14
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Bothell, WA
Kaneko

Winner: Wesley Dawn

  • Wesley Dawn '14
  • Major: Undecided
  • Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA
Westside/Cornerstone

Outstanding Contribution to Residence Hall Government

Given for outstanding leadership and contribution to individual hall council (s).
  • Elaine Carpenter '14
  • Major: Rhetoric
  • Hometown: Reno, NV
Eastside
  • Sabrina Kawana '11
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Mililani, HI
Kaneko

Winner: Megan Manion

  • Megan Manion '14
  • Major: History
  • Hometown: Bend, Or
Westside/Cornerstone

Winner: Sami Sumpter

  • Sami Sumpter '13
  • Major: Arts
  • Hometown: Eagle, ID
Westside/Cornerstone

Scholarships

Dona Adams Rothwell Scholarship

This award was created in memory of Dona B. Adams Rothwell, who earned her BA from Willamette in 1949. After graduation, she worked in journalism and in higher education at the University of Michigan and was active in AAUW and Pi Beta Phi alumnae activities. Her principal lifetime achievement was supporting scholarships.

Winner: Heidi Hunt

  • Heidi Hunt '12
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Katie Redmond Memorial Scholarship

Created in 1986 in memory of Willamette student Katie Redmond, this award is given annually to an active member of the  Beta Chi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega who demonstrates leadership potential and exhibits qualities of character worth of emulation.

Winner: Vera Warren

  • Vera Warren '12
  • Major: Psychology
  • Hometown: Tigard, OR

Sara Bingay Schultz Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Sara Bingay Schlutz following her death in 1995. Sara was an exceptional student and accomplished athlete, graduating from Willamette with honors in 1990. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and became a little sister in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. She majored in English and minored in economics.
  • Bethany Cardo '13
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Taul Watanabe Scholarship

A member of the board of trustees for many years, Watanabe graduated from Willamette in 1941 and attended the College of Law until World War II forced his transfer to the University of Denver to complete his studies. In 1978, he received the Third Order Sacred Treasure, the highest Japanese government award for citizens of other countries. This scholarship is awarded to students of Japanese-American descent who have high academic achievement and a close connection to their Japanese-American heritage.
  • David Fukunaga '13
  • Major: Physics
  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • Micah Mizukami '13
  • Major: Japan Studies
  • Hometown: Eleele, HI

Winterscheid Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Drs. Loren '48 and Muriel '48 Winterscheid for their lengthy record of service to Willamette University. The recipients will have made recognized contributions to the well-being of the Willamette University community.
  • Theresa Edwards '13
  • Major: Biology/ Environmental and Earth Science
  • Hometown: Lake Tapps, WA

Collegian

Charles A. Sprague Award

Presented to a member of the Collegian reporting staff for outstanding endeavors. This awarded 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.
  • Kristen Kellar '11
  • Major: Politics
  • Hometown: Kaneohe, HI

George Putnam Award

Named to honor George Putnam, who served as editor and publisher of the Capital Journal of Salem from 1919 to 1952, this award is presented to student on the Collegian staff who have given distinguished service to the paper. Putnam was an advocate who fought long an hard for public interest, including a battle with the local Ku Klux Klan. Willamette University also named the George Putnam University Center in his honor.

Winner: Lauren Gold

  • Lauren Gold '11
  • Major: English
  • Hometown: Upland, CA

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: Colby Takeda

  • Colby Takeda '11
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Hometown: Mililani, HI
Photography Club + Collegian

Multicultural Affairs

Outstanding Contribution to Multicultural Affairs

To honor a student who has shown outstanding contributions to multicultural affairs at Willamette University
  • Micah Mizukami '13
  • Major: Japan Studies
  • Hometown: Eleele, HI