NASPA IV-W Rising Star Award - Undergraduate

This award is presented to an undergraduate student from each state in NASPA IV-West (10 awards total) are actively involved with the Division of Student Affairs and have intentions of pursuing a Student Affairs-related advanced degree. 


Award Information

Deadline: Jul. 30, 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: 

  • Involvement in campus activities and organizations
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate program with junior or senior status
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Campus leadership
  • Paraprofessional employment with a Division of Student Affairs
  • Intentions of pursuing a Student Affairs-related advanced degree

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Leslie Parker

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2016 | Alexis Opper

    - Colorado State University

  • 2016 | Carla Parra-Martinez

    - Fort Hays State

  • 2016 | Marcus Manley

    - Doane University

  • 2016 | Stephanie Lee

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2016 | Victor Morales

    - University of Central Oklahoma

  • 2015 | Nick Stauffer

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2015 | Ricardo Zamora

    - Fort Hays State University

  • 2015 | Abbey Young

    - University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • 2015 | Rene Lopez

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2015 | Katie Martinez

    - North Dakota State University

  • 2015 | Haley Stiles

    - University of Central Oklahoma

  • 2014 | Shaq Lowe

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2014 | Janisa Garcia

    - Colorado State University

  • 2014 | Jaecy Hebrlee

    - Pittsburg State University

  • 2014 | Charlie Koors

    - University of Missouri

  • 2014 | Katie Keenen

    - Creighton University

  • 2014 | Deyanira Nunez

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2014 | Macie Murphy

    - North Dakota State University

  • 2014 | Jennafyer Sullivan

    - University of Central Oklahoma

  • 2014 | Jayme Owens

    - University of Wyoming

  • 2013 | Katie Johnson

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2013 | Seth J. Bulter

    - Colorado State University

  • 2013 | Joshua Doak

    - Fort Hays State University

  • 2013 | Melissa Greff

    - Missouri State University

  • 2013 | LeRoy Ford

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2013 | Jesus A. Rodriguez

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2013 | Quinn Benson

    - North Dakota State University

  • 2013 | Amir Quios

    - Oklahoma State University

  • 2012 | Abigail Brumfield

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2012 | Josh DeBoer

    - University of Kansas

  • 2012 | Quinton Geis

    - Doane College

  • 2012 | Andrew Ives

    - Colorado State University

  • 2012 | Matt Johnson

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2012 | Victoria Vargas

    - University of Oklahoma

  • 2012 | Aminah Woods

    - Maryville University of St. Louis

  • 2011 | Hayley Keene

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2011 | Wilfredo Galarza, Jr.

    - Colorado State University

  • 2011 | Elizabeth Quinn

    - Wichita State University

  • 2011 | Molly Salisbury

    - Creighton University

  • 2011 | Alejandro Mendiaz

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2011 | Seinquis Slater

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2011 | Frank Hartfield

    - Webster University

  • 2010 | Diego Beekma

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2010 | Rebecca Neuman

    - University of Colorado at Boulder

  • 2010 | Ashley Anguiano

    - University of Kansas

  • 2010 | Jon Stubblefield

    - Missouri State University

  • 2010 | Raven O'Neill

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2010 | Sergio Najero

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2010 | Jordan Bonstrom

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2010 | Diana Wilson

    - University of Wyoming

  • 2009 | Jonathan Carlsmith

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2009 | Rebecca Grandstrand

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2009 | Rachael Johnson

    - Colorado State University

  • 2009 | Dustin Kuhn

    - Wichita State University

  • 2009 | Jose A. Villarm

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2009 | Lauren Wilson

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2008 | Marlon Blake

    - Colorado State University

  • 2008 | Whitnee D. Boyd

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2008 | Kelby C. Brown

    - University of Central Oklahoma

  • 2008 | Rachel M. Glover

    - University of Kansas

  • 2008 | Shara K. Mahoe

    - Creighton University

  • 2008 | Patricia Morris

    - Missouri State University

  • 2007 | John R. (J.R.) Benmuvhar

    - University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • 2007 | Tina L. Fletcher

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2007 | Brooks P. Hetle

    - University of Mary, North Dakota

  • 2007 | Samuel T. Holden

    - Kansas State University

  • 2007 | Miriam Iams

    - University of Wyoming

  • 2007 | Margaret "Margi" Miranda

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2007 | Cortney Paddock

    - Colorado State University

  • 2006 | Kelsey Bunker

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2006 | Bethany Brown

    - University of Kansas

  • 2006 | Jackie Cook-Eberle

    - University of Missouri

  • 2006 | Jon Griffin

    - University of North Dakota

  • 2006 | Sheena Martinez

    - Colorado State University

  • 2006 | Quy Nguyen

    - University of Oklahoma

  • 2004 | Randy Brown

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2004 | Jennifer Christ

    - Colorado State University

  • 2004 | Sarah Hermsmeier

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2004 | Jeff Kirkpatrick

    - University of Kansas

  • 2004 | Jennifer Lindahl

    - Johnson County Community College

  • 2004 | Katie Mitchell

    - North Dakota State University

  • 2004 | Daresa Poe

    - University of Central Oklahoma

  • 2004 | Aaron Salas

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2003 | Joshua Boschee

    - North Dakota State University

  • 2003 | Peter Chu

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2003 | Chriselle Heredia

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2003 | Chad Nash

    - University of Northern Colorado

  • 2003 | Catie Sheehan

    - University of Missouri

  • 2003 | Travis Weller

    - University of Kansas

  • 2002 | Vanessa Bolen

    - Wichita State University

  • 2002 | Rustain Morgan

    - University of Kansas

  • 2002 | Ryan Oelke

    - Missouri Western State College

  • 2002 | Bryan Sharp

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  • 2001 | Sean Grube

    - University of Kansas

  • 2001 | Steve Ritter

    - Central Missouri State University

  • 2000 | Erik Albinson

    - Colorado State University

  • 2000 | John Blucock

    - Wichita State University

  • 2000 | Irvin Harrison

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2000 | Jana Holsteinm

    - Webster University