The Laurel Awards recognize outstanding Student Affairs staff members and student employees who exemplify outstanding job performance and exceptional work with students. The annual awards are issued in the spring semester at the end of the year gathering on April 16, 2015.

The only way to recognize these individuals is by receiving nominations from staff members and/or students who have worked with them. We encourage you to recognize your colleagues by taking the time to fill out an online nomination form and tell us why they are deserving of the award.

How Are Recipients Selected?
A committee representing the Division of Student Affairs is responsible for reviewing the nominations in each category and choosing the Laurel Award recipients. Each committee member individually reads through all the nominations and selects who they think is deserving of the award in each category. The committee then meets as a group to discuss the nominees in each category and makes a final decision on the year's recipients.

2015 Committee Members
Ivan Ceballos, Housing & Residential Life
Brittany  Brewster, Butler Center
Tom Soria, Wellness Center
David Furones, Wellness Center
Gou Jian, Dean of Students Office
Mike Baumhardt, Student Activities
Brandon Gross, Student Center Complex
Madelyn Elia, Undergraduate Student
Nora Villegas, Housing & Residential Life
Kisha Bazelais, Counseling Center
Quita Philips, Graduate Student
Mohamed Anis, Graduate Student