Center for Civic Engagement

President's Award for Leadership

Student and President Floyd with a President's Award.

Presented in partnership by the CCE and Student Involvement, the President’s Award for Leadership is an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community as well as to those who support leadership development in WSU students. The award categories are student, student group, faculty or staff, and community organization. Click the Deadlines & Criteria button below for deadlines and how to apply.

The President's Award is presented at the LEAD Award Ceremony during Civic Engagement Week in April. The ceremony is live streamed for Global Campus students and others at a distance.


2017 President's Award Deadlines

  • February 6: Nominations & Applications Open
  • February 20: Student Nominations Due
  • March 10: All Applications Due by 5 PM
  • April 18: LEAD Award Ceremony

Please note that students must submit an application and letters of recommendation (nominations can count as a letter) to be considered. All other categories require a nomination or application only.

President's Awards at ceremony.

Past President's Award Recipients

For lists beyond these years, please contact Student Involvement at sild.infodesk@wsu.edu.

  • 2017

    Undergraduate Students

    Alexandra Anderson · Madison Leigh Armstrong · Brian James Bickel · Samantha Bill · McKenzie Britain · Tyisha Brown El · Paige Campbell · Taylor Ann Christenson · Jordana B. Dahmen · Chijioke Emeka · Kyla Emme · Mark A. Figueroa · Taylor Gale · Gregg Gallegos · Alyssa Griffin · Emyly P Hall · Joseph Hall · Jesus B. Hernandez · Brennan Logan Hyden · Kelsey Jones · Eden Kelshaw · Olivia Danielle Ledezma · Sierra Lewis · Ricardo Luna · Colleen Grace McMahon · Julie Mercado · Mariany Morales · Erika Nonan · Alyssa I. Norris · Gabriela Olivas · Keyla Gudalupe Palominos · Gavin Pielow · Garvin Price · Alfredo Rosas · Kevin James Schilling · Mackenzie Selleg · Kyle Strachila · Ryan M. Summers · Kellen Traxel · Terrell J. Ware · Erin Faith Weber · Maria Yepez


    Graduate Students

    Megan Azee Brendal · Kakali Bhattacharya Chakrabarti · Yu-Chung Chang · Shuresh Ghimire · James P. Kent · Melanie Thornton · Brittany L. Wood


    Student Organizations

    Immunology and Infectious Diseases Graduate Student Association · Professional Pharmacy Student Organization · United Greek Council · Circle K International


    Faculty & Staff

    Dr. Deborah Ann Christel, Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design, & Textiles · Andrew Hua, Residence Life · Nicholas Hudson, Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life · Dr. Marwa Sanad, Department of Crop & Soil Sciences


    Community Organizations

    Boost Collaborative · Pullman Community Council on Aging

  • 2016

    Undergraduate Students

    Jobe M Ashby · Jennyfer Berrueta-Trejo · Jennifer Burke · Colby Cavanaugh · Trinidad Chavez · Gabriel “G” Dumbrique · Jordan Tyler Frost · Samuel Horowitz · Sebatian Kalilikane · Samantha Kieling · Marie Deanne Landsverk · Jessica Raschelle May · Esteban Mena · Brad Neudorfer · Meleah Nordquist · Meghan Nyquist · Allison Theresa Osmanson · Stephen Paup · Corbin Poppe · Cherrise Adrianna Reyes · Emily Strode · Crystal I Swanson · Sarah JoAnne Tiffany · Devin Trubey · Ashley Vu · Chloe M Westgate · James Joseph Whitbread · Jermiha White · Victoria-Pearl Young


    Graduate Students

    Paulina Abustan · Courtney Mayo · Amber L Morczek · Jillian Morrison


    Student Organizations

    Association for Bangladeshi Students and Scholars · Circle K International · Indian Student Association · YWCA of Washington State University


    Faculty & Staff

    Arlene Parkay, College of Arts & Sciences · Kathleen Ryan, School of Design & Construction · Michael Sanchez, School of Design & Construction · Jacqueline van Wormer, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology


    Community Organizations

    Council on Aging and Human Services · Orphan Acres Equine Rescue and Rehab · Whitman County Rural Library District

  • 2015

    Undergraduate & Graduate Students

    Cornelius A. Adewale · Abdelhadi Basheer · Rebecka Bence · Elizabeth Bernhardt · Rodrigo Bonilla · Michael T. Burley Jr. · Christopher Campbell · Nathan Cherzan · Ericka Christensen · Rachel Christensen · Charise Paulette DeBerry · Kyle W. Geiger · Temo Goncalo Henriques Graca · Calley Hair · Courtney A. Himes · Douglas Hoston Jr. · Leoma James · Davi Kallman · Garrett Kalt · Ashley Kopetzky · Zach Lipanna · Anastasia Mackert · Elizabeth Mann · Joseph William Martin · Antonio Martinez · Herman Meier · Sree Saroj Sainath Panchagnula · Kristen L. Pratt · Julian Reyes · Susanna Afra Maria Rijkhoff · Sean Rogers · Breanna Shores · Vanessa L. Sing · Sarah Elizabeth Temple · Kala Titialii · Cori Uddenberg · Kenna Uddenberg · Jansen M. VanderMeulen · Katie L. Walsh · Logan N. Webbenhurst · Taylor D. Winslow · Connor Wolcott · Lauren Rachel Young


    Student Organizations

    Association for Bangladeshi Students and Scholars · Biology Graduate Student Association · Black Graduate Student Association · Marketing Club · Muslim Student Association · Neuroscience Club · Professional Pharmacy Student Organization · STAGE Student Theatre · Entomology Graduate Student Association


    Faculty & Staff

    Dr. Steve Austin · Dr. Carolyn Long · DJ Mackie · Dr. Rayna Sage · Dr. Lipi Turner-Rahman · Dr. Francene Watson


    Community Organizations

    Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse · College Hill Association · White Spring Ranch Museum/Archive Library

  • 2014

    Undergraduate Students

    Breanna Bence · Jenna Bracken · Brianna Berg · Janna Carter · Stephanie Chahan · Lindsey Elhart · Adanna Escobar · LaKecia Farmer · Ivon Garcia · Janita Harris · Hayley Hohman · Kelsea Holbrook · Sagal Hussein · Amita Jain · Travis King · John Larson · Kimberly Leon · Rebecca Ly · Molly Maddock · Celine Munoz · Ellen Price · Cristina Sessoms · Devon Seymour · Tia Sonesouphab · Rebecca Stern · Christina Street · Katherine Vetter · Kristen Wedam · Christopher Woodard


    Graduate Students

    Samantha Barber Thomas · Shurrie Dugas · Erim Gomez · Scott Hippe · Sushan Ru · Lindsey Schaffer · George Wudiri


    Student Organizations

    Cable 8 Productions · Chinese Student and Scholar Association · Entomology Graduate Student Association · Nigerian Student Organization


    Faculty & Staff

    Gail Casper, Upward Bound · Linda Heidenreich, Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies · John Kalu Osiri, Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship · Jolie Kaytes, Landscape Architecture · Ken Roberts, Medical Sciences


    Community Organizations

    Community Action Center · StoreHouse

  • 2013

    Undergraduate Students

    Ryan Baye · Caitlin Bayly · Michael Blankenship · Taya Brown · Tremaine Frazier · Adrian GOnzales · Alejandro Gonzalez · Thomas Hammett · Tristan Hanon · Jalisa Harris · Amanda Hatfield · Kelly Hennessey · Marissa Hice · Jordan-Marie Hoefer · Nikkole Hughes · Kamilla Kafiyeva · Bre'una Keeton · Brianna Lisenbee · Mynor Lopez · Katherine Martucci · Kevin Massimino · Mike Mattson · Cynthia Pham · Jared Powell · Brittney Rogers · Omar Rubio · Derrick Skaug · Erin Troedson · Sara Tuomey · Ryan White · Sarah Wilcock · Danica Wixom


    Graduate Students

    Erin Hightower · Alecia Kiszonas · Mohammedmahdi Salavatian · Cassandra Song


    Student Organizations

    Coalition for Women Students · Panhellenic Council · Student Alumni Ambassadors · Air Force ROTC


    Faculty & Staff

    Kim Barrett, Women's Resource Center · Mary Garcia, Department of Human Development · Dr. Faith Lutze, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology


    Community Organizations

    Pullman Parks and Recreation · Pullman High School

  • 2012

    Undergraduate Students

    Isaiah Adona · Daniela Aguilar · Angilene Angliam · Cassandra April · Nikki Brueggerman · Amanda Chapman · Kristen Coan · James Cockburn · Dannielle Gilbertson · Jordan Graham · Lisa Heard · Taylor Hennessey · Mallory Knapp · Brian Logan · Margaret McCarthy · Trevor McLay · John McMullan · Riley Mykleburst · Nick Nolder · Thangeswary Paleswaran · Grace Patterson · Timothy T. Pham · Sydney Rathbun · Alicia Reddy · Alex Smith · Brenna Stroup · Kate Sweitzer · Ka Yan Tang · Jordan Vandermeulen · Tai Williams


    Graduate Students

    Shafer Brown · Hung Minh Le · Jason McConnell · Shoresh Shafei · Charles Snyder

  • 2011

    Undergraduate Students

    Michael Anderson · Jonathan Guerrero · Amy Bergley · Katherine Bittinger · James Clark · Heather Coulon · David Cuthbert · Lyndon Dacuan · Michael DeTerra · Marina Doggett · Kyle Erdman · Jessica Feller · Madison Frame · Cameron Frederick · Brian Gable · Stephanie Garcia · Zixu Ha · Mark Hardee · Joshua Hart · Matthew Honcoop · Mackenzie Lauber · Jonathan Li · Pricilla Lopez-Rangel · Mikko McFeely · Karsten McIntosh · Leida Meza · Shing Lan Ong · Dean Ottinger · Rafael Pruneda · Jonathan Schillios · Samantha Smith · Scott Suess · Erik Walker · Steven Williamson · Megan Wilson · Jong-Seok Won · Aaron Zakarison


    Graduate Students

    Fafanyo Assiseh · Karla Trinidad Blanco · Kurt Bowen · Robert Bryan · Melanie Burt · Mehran Madani · Joseph O'Meara · 

  • 2010

    Undergraduate Students

    Troy Gabriel · Ryan Arsenault · Evan Bates · Jake Bredstrand · Cyndrea Brown · Darcel Carter · Michael Ebel · Derick En'Wezoh · Karina Garibay · Gregorio Guillen · Chase Gunnell · Khalie Janes · Edison Kent · Bradley Logan · Morgan McClincy · Marcus Miller · Jenadee Nanini · Brenden Niedermeyer · Yara Nouisser · Spenser Phelan · Luis Ryes · Samuel Shaddox · Katheryn Tijerina · Devin Tokuno · Jonathan Trost · Margarita Vidrio · Dan Watson · Francesca White · Mohamad Zbib


    Graduate Students

    Jordan Hightower · Crystal Little · Shariful Hasan Shaikot · Meredith Williams