Recognition Ceremony

Each year, TRIO SSS hosts a celebratory recognition event to acknowledge the accomplishments of our student leaders, seniors, and faculty partners. SSS students and staff have the ability to nominate their peers and faculty for awards, and campus and community partners are invited to join the celebration as awards are bestowed.

Below are details of this year's celebration:

The pandemic can't slow us down! We've spread our annual event across the week of April 25th, and invite you to join us in-person and a virtual celebrations.

Monday, April 25th:

  • Catch us outside for a day of TRIO awareness and celebration. Our TRIO partners from Upward Bound, Talent Search, and EOC will join us on the Skinner Mall from 12-3PM. We'll have program information and a selfie booth to raise awareness of our TRIO programs that support first-gen and income-eligible students.

Tuesday, April 26th:

  • Today, we'll recognize the academic excellence of our students. GPA Awards will be presented in the SSS Office from 12-3PM. Recipients are invited to pick-up their awards and join on Snapchat for a special filter honoring them.

Wednesday, April 27th:

  • Today, we'll recognize SSS students for the tireless leadership and service on-campus and in the community. Leadership Awards will be presented in the SSS Office from 12-3PM. Recipients are invited to pic-up their awards and join us in the selfie booth.

Thursday, April 28th:

  • Today, we'll honor faculty who have worked as an advocate and champion for SSS students in the classroom and on-campus. Student nominators will release a video online highlighting the ways this year's faculty has made a difference in their lives.

Friday, April 29th:

  • Last but not least, we'll be celebrating our seniors, many of which are the first in their families to graduate from college. Seniors are invited to join us in SSS from 12-3PM to pick up their senior gift and take graduation photos in the selfie booth.

Award Nominations:
SSS students and staff are invited to submit their nominations for student and faculty awards by March 11th.

Nominate Here

SSS Senior Graduation Survey:
SSS seniors are invited to complete this senior survey so we can celebrate you during our recognition festivities.

Senior Survey

History of Student & Faculty Award Recipients



Faculty Leadership Award

SSS Spirit of St. Ignatius

Markoe Award

Pat Al-Greene, Dedication

Tamara Stovall-Smith, Achiever



Peer2Peer's Men-tor of the Year


Professor Peter Stone

Efren Garcia

Jacob Idra & Emily Burke

Jaden Exline

Haley Pulliam & Nathan Zimmerman

Jada Jung

Angelina Manasan & Brittney Long

Nathan Zimmerman


Dr Andrew Kraemer

Jada Glover

Kelsey Philippe

Jayrald Mercene

Sarah Sinsel

Nathan Zimmerman

Sarah Walker

Makala Smith


Dr. Tom Wong

Abril Rangel-Pacheco

Jordan Malcolm

David Silva-Eraso

Janay Williams

Angelina Manasan

Natasha Koval & John Godoy

Hong Nguyen


Mary Longo

Kat Lopez

Jessica Valdez

Yesika Juarez & Ashley Kahn

Cesar Torres

Kelly Nguyen

Chris Bradley & Jesus Yanez


Dr. Hollie Siebler

Lulu Alvarez

Joanna Perez

Daniel Rodriguez

William Herron

Anne Dragseth

Abril Rangel-Pacheco


Dr. Maorong Jiang

Rachel Baiyee-Cady

Deja' Morrison

Korey Higa

Jhone' White-Lucas

Jesus Perez

Justin Nguyen


Dr. Corey Guenther & Dr. Mary Ann Danielson

Baptiste Beaux Beauvais

Justin Sears

River Gunville

Lin Lau

Cindy Kanga & Alan Timilsina

Makayla Nelson Joanna Perez