The annual Aztec Achievement Awards recognize excellence in the numerous contributions students, faculty, staff, and community members make to San Diego State University.
2021 Aztec Achievement Award Winners
Daniel B. Nowak Outstanding Student Service Award
Daniel P. Goodrich Award
Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award
Shuford C. Swift Most Outstanding First-Year Student Award
Dean Herbert Peiffer and Dean Margery Warmer Award
Sarah Hoang and Lily Wade
Antonio Marquez an Ashley Tejada
Harvey Goodfriend Award
Malcolm A. Love Award
Outstanding Alumni Award
Outstanding Student Organization Award
National Society of Black Engineers
Dan R. Cornthwaite Luminary Award for Outstanding Advising Award
Dean Carole Robasciotti Outstanding Community Service-Learning Award
Aztec Pride Award
Heart-Led Leader Award
Student Awardee: Robson Winter
Staff Awardee: Jessica Chang
Outstanding A.S. Board & Committee Award
Student Support Commission
Outstanding College Council Award
College of Health and Human Services Council
A.S. Board Member of the Year Award
Presidential Leadership Awardee:
Council of Vice Presidents: President Adela de la Torre, Provost Salvador Hector Ochoa, Vice Presidents Hala Madanat, Jerry Sheehan, Agnes Wong Nickerson, Luke Wood, Adrienne Vargas & Brittany Santos-Derieg
La Monica Everett-Haynes
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.
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