2015-03-11

Region VI Graduate Rising Star Award

The Graduate Rising Star Award recognizes a student pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in a student affairs-related degree program for their achievement, involvement, and potential in the student affairs profession. The recipient will receive a complementary registration for the NASPA Western Regional Conference as well as a $250 scholarship from Region VI.

Award Criteria:

  • Current enrollment in a masters or doctoral program in student affairs, higher education, or a related field at an institution within NASPA Region VI

  • The intention of pursuing a career within student affairs

  • Involvement in campus activities and/or organizations

  • Leadership and innovation in their assistantship, internship, and/or cooperative experience

  • Potential for significant contributions to the student affairs profession


Award Information

Deadline: Jul. 06, 2018

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Nominating someone is easy! One person should coordinate the submission and follow these steps.

  • STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination

  • STEP 2: Collect three (3) letters of support and a copy of the nominee’s resume.

  • STEP 3: The person coordinating the nomination should gather the nomination materials then go online to submit. You must upload all of the information at the same time. This person should then submit the nomination letter, letters of support online.

  • STEP 4: Submit the nomination by the published deadline!

Questions? Sherry Mallory, Nominations and Awards Co-Chair, at [email protected].


Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Marcela Ramirez

    - University of California, Riverside

  • 2015 | Alyssa Galmish

    - Northern Arizona University

  • 2014 | Julio Flores

    - University of Southern California

  • 2013 | Devon Guidoux

    - University of the Pacific

  • 2012 | Sammy B. Sotoa

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2011 | Danielle Quiñones

    - San Diego State University

  • 2010 | Viridiana Guerra

    - Azusa Pacific University

  • 2009 | Leslie Nichole Williams

    - University of California, Los Angeles

  • 2008 | Kristina Juarez

    - University of the Pacific

  • 2007 | César Figueroa

    - University of California, San Diego

  • 2006 | Tony Ribera

    - University of Redlands

  • 2005 | Sheryl Leah Mauricio

    - University of Southern California

  • 2004 | Maisha Beasley

    - University of the Pacific

  • 2002 | Matthew Visser

    - Azusa Pacific University

  • 2001 | Andre Coleman

    - Concordia University