Past Award Winners - University of Houston
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Past Award Winners

Individual Awards

Distinguished Freshman Leader Award Description

  • 2015 - Mahek Hooda
  • 2016 - Ajay Joshi
  • 2017 - Tasneem Bootwala
  • 2018 - Thao Diep
  • 2019 - Amanda Vargas

Distinguished Sophomore Leader Award Description

  • 2015 - Emily Johnson
  • 2016 - Zeel Vora
  • 2017 - Nisha Sabapathy
  • 2018 - Shangyi Fu
  • 2019 - Bassam Razzaq

Distinguished Junior Leader Award Description

  • 2015 - Natalie Collazo
  • 2016 - Yash Desai
  • 2017 - Warda Ruhi Mohammad Shahabuddin
  • 2018 - Heba Hoelscher
  • 2019 - Katherine Turner & Tomas Bryan

Distinguished Senior Leader Award Description

  • 2015 - Mai-Anh Vu
  • 2016 - Sofia Thai
  • 2017 - Kayla Fischer
  • 2018 - Mahek Hooda & Alyssa Nguyen
  • 2019 - Gabby Cabangon

Distinguished Graduate Student Leader Award Description

  • 2015 - Varun Screenivas
  • 2016 - Vrutant Shah
  • 2017 - Jesus Cruz-Garza
  • 2018 - Hannah Locke
  • 2019 - Sydnee Spruiell Eldridge

Inclusion and Advocacy Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Celestina Billington 
  • 2016 - Heena Momaya & Murietta Flores
  • 2017 - Chukwuma Osuji
  • 2018 - Rachel Shenoi
  • 2019 - Kevin Nguyen

Community Impact Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Kim Mai Le
  • 2016 - Yash Desai
  • 2017 - Luis Espinoza
  • 2018 - Jacob Furrh
  • 2019 - Natalie Rodriguez

Outstanding Non-Traditional Student Leader Award Description

  • 2015 - Justin Stakutis
  • 2016 - Monique Hall
  • 2017 - Vicky Su
  • 2018 - Andrew Bahlmann
  • 2019 - Ciera Mathis

Outstanding Advisor Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Trang Phan
  • 2016 - Maria Perez
  • 2017 - Erin Ciceri
  • 2018 - Allyson Yolland
  • 2019 - Sarah Fard

Rising Star Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Katherine Lephuoc
  • 2016 - Daniel Flores Herrera
  • 2017 - Tasneem Bootwala
  • 2018 - William Tonthat
  • 2019 - Eduardo Abrams

Unsung Hero Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Nicholas Arend
  • 2016 - Rosaura Martinez
  • 2017 - Michelle Vu
  • 2018 - Kim-Briana Lorine
  • 2019 - Duong Nguyen

SGA Cedric Bandoh Distinguished Leadership Award Award Description

  • 2016 - Sejio Brereda
  • 2017 - Shane Smith
  • 2018 - Alyssa Nguyen

SGA Rani Ramchandani Distinguished Service Award Award Description

  • 2017 - Zeel Vora
  • 2018 - Kim-Briana Lorine

Dean's Award Award Description

  • 2016 - Yash Desai
  • 2017 - Hilario Yanez
  • 2018 - Monique Hall

Michael and Lisa Sachs Leadership Scholarship Award Description

  • 2015 - Brooke Sullivan
  • 2016 - Christine Vo
  • 2017 - Zeel Vora
  • 2018 - Alejandra Rangel
  • 2019 - Iram Fatima

The Legacy Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Sara Lalani, Mahvish Danka & Serjio Brereda
  • 2016 - Celestina Billington, Antoniette Vickio & Sebastian Agudelo
  • 2017 - Yash Desai, Christopher Pinto & Christian Kladzyk
  • 2018 - Nazir Pandor, Monique Hall & Katherine Lephuoc
  • 2019 - Davis Medoza Darusman, Gabby Cabangon & Rachel Shenoi

Organizational Awards

New Student Organization Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Financial Economics Association
  • 2016 - Food Recovery Network & The Energy Coalition
  • 2017 - Houston Business Healthcare Alliance
  • 2018 - Coogs Against Human Trafficking
  • 2019 - Bauer Student Union

Outstanding Collaboration Award Award Description

  • 2018 - Council for Cultural Activities
  • 2019 - Graduate and Professional Student Association

Outstanding Educational Program Award Description

  • 2018 - CDI Ambassador Program
  • 2019 - Graduate and Professional Student Association

Outstanding Sponsored Program Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Metropolitan Volunteer Program
  • 2016 - Metropolitan Volunteer Program
  • 2017 - Metropolitan Volunteer Program
  • 2018 - Council for Cultural Activities 
  • 2019 - Metropolitan Volunteer Program

Outstanding Program Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists at the University of Houston
  • 2016 - Nigerian Students Association
  • 2017 - The Indian Student Association for NASHA
  • 2018 - Residence Halls Association 
  • 2019 - She's The First

Outstanding Sponsored Student Organization Award Award Description

  • 2019 - Frontier Fiesta Association

Outstanding Student Organization Award Award Description

  • 2015 - Vietnamese Student Association
  • 2016 - Adaptive Athletics at the University of Houston
  • 2017 - Food Recovery Network
  • 2018 - Food Recovery Network
  • 2019 - Circle K International