2020 Aztec Achievement Award Winners


The annual Aztec Achievement Awards recognize excellence in the numerous contributions students, faculty, staff, and community members make to San Diego State University.


 

Dean Carole Robasciotti Outstanding Community Service-Learning Award
Dr. Randy Timm

Dan R. Cornthwaite Luminary Award for Outstanding Advising
Theresa Luu

Malcolm A. Love Award
Dr. Quentin Bailey

Aztec Pride Award
Charlie Sallee

Daniel B. Nowak Outstanding Student Service Award
Fabiola Moreno

Shuford C. Swift Most Outstanding First-Year Student Award
Mikayla Acosta

Daniel P. Goodrich Award
Jacob Mahony

Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award
Michelle Vargas

Dean Herbert Peiffer and Dean Margery Warmer Award
Joshua Barfuss and Lara Snow

Outstanding Alumni Award
Celinda Vazquez

A.S. Board Member of the Year Award
Armando Sepulveda

Outstanding A.S. Board & Committee Award
Aztec Student Union Board

Outstanding College Council Award
Fowler College of Business Council

Outstanding Student Organization Award
Tijuana Home Build

Life Passes
Tiana Loving and Brianna Ruloma

Heart-Led Leadership Award
Jennifer Esquivel-Parker and Antonio Marquez

Presidential Leadership Awardees
Weber Honors College Staff
Paul Melchior
Niko Villa
Shareka White
Nicholas Wohlman

Dr. Stephen L. & Mrs. Susan K. Weber Lamp of Leadership
Cassie Aaron
Kaylah Abdullah
Dustin J. Adkins
Kyla E. Blaylock
Brianne Crowther
Olivia di Santo
Angelica Espinoza
Stephanie Estrada
Vicky Evans
Christopher Lee
Brandon Kekoa Lim
Tiana Loving
Jacob Mahony
Mackensie Miller
Jacquelynn Nguyen
Christian L. Onwuka
Joshua B. Purificacion
Courtney Ransom
Kelly Renton
Brianna Ruloma
Tia Abu Sham
Noah Siegal
Noah J. Winne
Aidan Zachary Winter

 

If you have any questions, please email aztecachieveawards@sdsu.edu. Thank you!

 


 

Below is a listing of all available awards. Click on each link for the award description.

Shall be awarded each year to no more than one (1) student who has contributed outstanding effort, time and achievement toward furthering the interest of the student body and San Diego State over at least a one year period.

Shall be awarded to a graduating senior who has served San Diego State and the student body in a varied manner (i.e., student government, clubs, community service, etc.) throughout his/her San Diego State career.

Shall be awarded to a graduate student who has contributed outstanding effort, time and achievement toward furthering the interest of the student body and San Diego State University beyond the scope of his/her graduate program.

Shall be awarded to a first-year student at San Diego State University who has made significant contributions to the University and demonstrated a commitment to carrying out the mission, goals and values of Associated Students.

Shall be awarded to two students who have completed ninety (90) or more units and have exhibited outstanding leadership and motivation at San Diego State, particularly in the last year, and are most likely to bring outstanding honor to San Diego State University.

Affords all privileges extended to regularly enrolled SDSU students sponsored by the Associated Students as well as the Athletics Dept., if any. Awarded to no more than two persons found qualified with regard to service, cooperation, and effort toward furthers the interest of San Diego State University.

Shall be awarded to an outstanding University or Auxiliary staff member who has made outstanding contributions to the betterment and welfare of the Associated Students, Inc. The person must have been employed by the Associated Students or the University for a period of not less than two (2) years and has not received a life pass. The award shall consist of a life pass to all home activities sponsored by the Association.

Shall be awarded to a member of the SDSU faculty who has made outstanding contributions to the Associated Students over a two-year period.

Shall be awarded to an Alumnus who has made outstanding contributions to the University by virtue of his/her involvement in society.

Shall be awarded to the student organization, which has demonstrated excellence in programming, community service, service to SDSU, student leadership training, field or interest, or has been recognized nationally/regionally by parent organization, if applicable.

Shall be awarded to one (1) student organization advisor who has contributed outstanding time, effort and guidance to help further the interests and goals of his/her respective Board, Committee, club/organization or College Council.

Shall be awarded to graduating students who have served a minimum of 2 years (4 semesters) as A.S. Council members, all current graduating A.S. Council members and all former A.S. Executive Officers graduating from San Diego State University. The award shall consist of an appropriately inscribed medal to be worn during commencement ceremonies. Former A.S. Council members must fill out a nomination form and turn it in to the Government Affairs Office by the deadline set by the Awards Committee.

Shall be awarded to a faculty or staff member, student, community member or community organization who enhances student learning and civic responsibility through active scholarly and practical involvement in service learning for a minimum of at least one (1) year.

Shall be awarded to a student who has contributed to establishing pride and tradition on the SDSU campus through any number of forms including but not limited to academics, athletics, student organizations, community service, etc.

Shall be awarded to one student and one faculty/staff member per year, who embodies the tenets of heart-led leadership, including authenticity, empathy, vulnerability, humility and passion for whom they serve.

Board and College Council Awards

Shall be awarded to the A.S. council, commission, board or committee whose members have not only exhibited outstanding achievements within their area but also possess leadership qualities that other comparable organizations could follow.

Shall be awarded to the College Council whose members have not only exhibited outstanding achievements within their area but also possess leadership qualities that other councils could follow.

Shall be awarded to one Commission, Committee or Board member nominated by the board, which the nominee serves. The nominee must be a student and may not be the Chair of the board or an "A.S. Council representative" seat on the board.