The Outstanding Senior Award is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding student leadership, academic achievement, extraordinary service to the College, and demonstrated potential as an alumni leader. The recipient of this award serves as an example for their peers and all alumni by demonstrating service, loyalty, commitment to the College, the Alumni Association, and their community.

Strong candidates are those who:

  • demonstrates exceptional leadership skills
  • embraces the mission and values of the College in both academic and extracurricular activities
  • has a special enthusiasm for, and extraordinary interest in being an ambassador for the college
  • understands "the big picture" of the college and university community that extends out to its alumni
  • has a working knowledge of alumni engagement and has participated in alumni outreach
  • has taken an active role in support of alumni/student connections

The nomination cycle for the Outstanding Senior Award is December 1 - January 15 of every year. Nomination letters of support by faculty and staff must be submitted to the Human Ecology Alumni Affairs and Development office by 5 pm on January 15 to be considered. Once the nomination letter(s) of support are received, the nominated students will be contacted by the Human Ecology Alumni Affairs and Development office and will be asked to complete and submit an official nomination form.

Presentation will be made at the Senior Celebration hosted by the Dean’s Advisory Council which takes place in April. It is preferred that the recipient attend this ceremony in person to receive this award. The awardee will receive a monetary award of $500 and their accomplishments will be showcased on our website and in a poster that will be displayed in the hall near the Dean’s office in MVR Hall.


2023 Honorable Mentions: Rohit Agrawal, Kenneth Alcantara, Ainsley Fleming Wood, Justin Han, Samantha Heller, Isabelle Ilan, Jenna Landy, Noah Lee, Neel Mehta, Hanna Norris, Marisa Radulesca, Rachel Reeves, Devin Schneider, Jordan Walker & Cynthia Wan