2015-06-04

NASPA IV-W Rising Star Award - Graduate Student

This award is presented to a graduate student from each state in NASPA IV-West (10 awards total) who are actively involved with the Division of Student Affairs and have intentions of pursuing a professional career in Student Affairs.


Award Information

Deadline: Jun. 15, 2018

Information required for each award submission:

  • Completion of On-Line Application Form
  • Nomination Letter
  • Two (2) Letters of Support 

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Award Requirements

To be eligible to receive the award, each applicant must: 

  • Currently pursuing masters or doctoral work in a Student Affairs-related degree program, with intention of pursuing a career within Student Affairs (preference should be given to those enrolled on a full-time basis)
  • Involvement in campus activities and organizations
  • Campus leadership
  • Graduate Assistantship, paraprofessional or internship employment within a Student Affairs Division

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2017 | Kristin Wyninegar

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2017 | Noelle San Souci

    - Colorado State University-Pueblo

  • 2017 | Alex Collins

    - Fort Hays State University

  • 2017 | Britt Spears

    - Missouri State University

  • 2017 | Dallas Doane

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2017 | Dylan Ruffa

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2017 | Hoang Do

    - Northeastern State University

  • 2017 | Hilary Easton

    - South Dakota State University

  • 2016 | Juan Robles

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2016 | Leonardo Ayala

    - Colorado State University

  • 2016 | John Gettemeyer

    - Fort Hays State University

  • 2016 | Taylor Juenger

    - Missouri State University

  • 2016 | Stephanie Benes

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2016 | Bryson Beck

    - University of Oklahoma

  • 2016 | Nicholas Bratvold

    - University of South Dakota

  • 2015 | Katharine DeRossette

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2015 | LeRoy Ford

    - Colorado State University

  • 2015 | Edith Reza-Martinez

    - Fort Hays State University

  • 2015 | Emma Rapp

    - Missouri State University

  • 2015 | Niruktha Gotoor

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2015 | Christopher M. Held

    - North Dakota State University

  • 2015 | Joshua Lim

    - University of Central Oklahoma

  • 2014 | Everrett Smith

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2014 | Maria Marinucci

    - Colorado State University

  • 2014 | David Yeoman

    - University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 2014 | Spencer Orr

    - Missouri State University

  • 2014 | Amanda Heubach

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2014 | Kaylynn Two Bulls

    - South Dakota State University

  • 2014 | Anthony Zimny

    - University of Wyoming

  • 2014 | Shannon Ford

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2013 | Kayleen St. Louis

    - Colorado State University-Pueblo

  • 2013 | Darryl Glenn IV

    - Fort Hays State University

  • 2013 | Natalie Stone

    - Saint Louis University

  • 2013 | Ashley Stone

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2013 | Thomas J. Van Norman

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2012 | Travis Bowles

    - University of Kansas

  • 2012 | Todd R. Euglow

    - Missouri State University

  • 2012 | Aaron Miltenberger

    - Adams State University

  • 2012 | Ivy Mullen

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2012 | Kody Rother

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2012 | Courtlyn Shoate

    - University of Oklahoma

  • 2012 | Taylor J. Weichman

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2011 | Megan Francis

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2011 | Anthony Pang

    - Colorado State University

  • 2011 | Annie McBride

    - University of Kansas

  • 2011 | Colt Kraus

    - Missouri State University

  • 2011 | Sylvia Jons

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2011 | Drew Espesth

    - North Dakota State University

  • 2011 | Hanah Diebold

    - Oklahoma State University

  • 2011 | Jesse Herrera

    - South Dakota State University

  • 2010 | Rebecca Williamson

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2010 | Heather Golden

    - University of Denver

  • 2010 | Hannah Grissom

    - University of Kansas

  • 2010 | Amy L. Carmack

    - Missouri State University

  • 2010 | Tegra M. Straight

    - University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • 2010 | Laura Novotny

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2010 | Terrance D. Smith

    - Oklahoma State University

  • 2009 | Katie Austin

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2009 | Astrid Beltran

    - University of Kansas

  • 2009 | Aaron Flynn

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2009 | Rhonda Harley

    - Colorado State University

  • 2008 | Lauren Jones

    - University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 2008 | Spencer F. Mathews

    - Creighton University

  • 2008 | Zach Mercurio

    - Colorado State University

  • 2008 | Kurt Moderson

    - Missouri State University

  • 2008 | Caleb P. Rose

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2007 | Tadros "Teddy" Abdelmalek

    - University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • 2007 | Melissa Ingram

    - University of Central Oklahoma

  • 2007 | Valerie Johnson

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2007 | Craig Kuehnert

    - Kansas State University

  • 2007 | Jennifer Novotny

    - Creighton University

  • 2007 | Gretchen Streiff

    - Colorado State University

  • 2007 | Shehan Welihindha

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2006 | Alvin Curette

    - University of Kansas

  • 2006 | Cary Lyon

    - University of Central Missouri

  • 2006 | Jamie Macioch

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2006 | Lori Stevens

    - University of Oklahoma-Norman

  • 2006 | Andy Unfug

    - Colorado State University

  • 2005 | Courtney Barstad

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2005 | Antwione Haywood

    - University of Kansas

  • 2005 | Lindsey Sell

    - Colorado State University

  • 2005 | Alisa Michelle Tyson

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2004 | Christy Brewer

    - University of Kansas

  • 2004 | Josh Buck

    - Central Missouri State University

  • 2004 | Marci Colb

    - Colorado State University

  • 2004 | Jessi McClaflin

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2004 | Birhanie Robinson

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2003 | Meriah Heredia

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2003 | Dan Morrison

    - University of Missouri

  • 2003 | Harold Pinson

    - Arkansas Technical University

  • 2003 | Marie Ziembinski

    - University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 2002 | Megan Boyer

    - Central Missouri State University

  • 2002 | Shanda Hurla

    - University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 2002 | Danae Wiseley

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2001 | Daniele Distele

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  • 2001 | Chanda Hott

    - University of Kansas

  • 2000 | Kendra Chapnick

    - Central Missouri State University

  • 2000 | Katrina Rodriguez

    - University of Northern Colorado

  • 2000 | Valdez Russell

    - University of Kansas

  • 2000 | Cherly Saunders

    - University of North Dakota