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High achieving students recognized at annual University Life Awards

High achieving students recognized at annual University Life Awards

The Student Government Association members after the University Life Awards. SGA hosts the annual awards program each spring.

(April 6, 2018) -- Shining a spotlight on the incredible contributions of students, faculty and staff at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), winners of the 2018 University Life Awards were announced during a special ceremony on Thursday, April 5. UTSA President Taylor Eigmhy and several members of his leadership team, including Vice President of Student Affairs Sam Gonzales, were on hand to honor these students and organizations for their impressive accomplishments.

The University Life Awards recognize outstanding students, student organizations, staff and faculty for their contributions to the quality of student life at UTSA. The awards, coordinated by the Student Government Association, are presented annually during the spring semester.

More than 300 nominations from organizations and individuals were submitted this year for consideration in categories including Student Organization of the Year, Program of the Year, Outstanding Students by College, among others.

The highest honors go to the recipients of the Jane Findling Award, recognizing individual achievements over the 2017-2018 academic year, and the Golden Feather Award, recognizing students that have crafted a powerful legacy over the course of their academic careers at UTSA.

The Golden Feather Award winners:

  • Isabella Beltri
  • Bobby DeLeon
  • Montana Meeker
  • Shivam Patel
  • Jacorey Patterson
  • Sindhu Sathees
  • Shruti Sinkar
  • Marcus Thomas
  • Terralyn Wilburn

Jane Findling Award winners:  

  • Andrew Verghese
  • Andrea Ramos Fernandez
  • Bharath Ram
  • Taylor Waits
  • Jay'Len Boone
  • Marcos Mullin
  • Ileen Montemayor
  • TaMarr Daniels

The full list of winners include:

Outstanding Freshman          

  • Jennifer Perez

Outstanding Sophomore       

  • Mariah Crippen

Outstanding Junior    

  • Elizabeth Honsalek

Outstanding Senior    

  • Anthony Govea

Outstanding Graduate Student          

  • Melson Mesmin

Fraternity Man of the Year     

  • Ben Burnett

Sorority Woman of the Year  

  • Sydnee Garcia

Outstanding Registered Student Organization          

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Outstanding New Registered Student Organization 

  • National Black Law Students Association

Outstanding Membership Development       

  • Hunger and Homelessness Movement at UTSA

Outstanding Cultural Awareness Program   

  • Latin Dance Society at UTSA

Outstanding Sustainability Program  

  • The Green Society at UTSA

Outstanding Service Program           

  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA at UTSA)

Outstanding Program of the Year     

  • Roadrunner Productions

Diane Abdo Outstanding Professional Staff Member

  • Andrew Shelnutt

Outstanding Organizational Advisor  

  • Jessica Dawson

Outstanding Academic Advisor         

  • Anna Boyer-Chadwick

Outstanding Undergraduate - College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 

  • Monica Martinez

Outstanding Graduate - College of Architecture, Construction and Planning          

  • Atiya Mitchell

Outstanding Undergraduate - College of Business   

  • Aashiq Jivani

Outstanding Graduate - College of Business

  • Eric Bachura

Outstanding Undergraduate - College of Education and Human Development      

  • Leslie Hernandez

Outstanding Graduate - College of Education and Human Development   

  • Cristina Carrillo

Outstanding Undergraduate - College of Engineering          

  • Diane Squire

Outstanding Graduate - College of Engineering       

  • Sergio Montelongo

Outstanding Undergraduate - College of Liberal and Fine Arts       

  • Simon Karottakuttu

Outstanding Graduate - College of Liberal and Fine Arts     

  • Jessica Perrotte

Outstanding Undergraduate - College of Public Policy        

  • Maverick Crawford III

Outstanding Graduate - College of Public Policy     

  • Marissa Hinton

Outstanding Undergraduate - College of Sciences  

  • Melissa Donate

Outstanding Graduate - College of Sciences

  • Daniel Montelongo Jauregui

Outstanding Student - University College     

  • Alejandra de Maar

Outstanding Student - Honors College         

  • Taylor Waits

Outstanding Resident Assistant        

  • Morgan Fields

Outstanding Resident Assistant        

  • Shawn Freeman

Outstanding Resident Assistant        

  • Kellyann Elam

Club Sports Leader of the Year         

  • Isabella Beltri

Fitness and Wellness Participants of the Year         

  • Dazalia Alanis

Fitness and Wellness Participants of the Year         

  • Erik Gaitan

Intramural Official of the Year

  • Fernando Perez

Bobbie Walker Intramural Participant of the Year     

  • Miranda Arellano

Bobbie Walker Intramural Participant of the Year     

  • Ruben Jimenez

Outdoor Adventurer of the Year        

  • Eleanor Perez

Outdoor Adventurer of the Year        

  • Aaron Gonzales

Male Athlete of the Year        

  • Marcus Davenport

Female Athlete of the Year    

  • Bailee Baldwin

Volunteer of the Year 

  • Caroline Zhu

Nominations for the 2019 University Life Awards will open in December.

- Andrew Shelnutt


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