2015-03-11

Region VI Undergraduate Rising Star Award

The Undergraduate Rising Star Award recognizes an undergraduate student for their academic 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 an undergraduate program in NASPA Region VI with junior or senior standing

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

  • Involvement in campus activities and/or organizations

  • Significant contributions through leadership on their campus

  • Intention to pursue an advanced degree and/or career in the field of student affairs


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


Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Nora Rosales Soto

    - University of California, Santa Barbara

  • 2015 | Cassie Rubio

    - University of California, Santa Barbara

  • 2014 | Savannah Andrews

    - California State University, Bakersfield

  • 2013 | Brandon Ishikata

    - San Diego State University

  • 2012 | Wiliama R. Sanchez

    - Whittier College

  • 2011 | Tara Ignont

    - University of the Pacific

  • 2010 | Queena Hoang

    - University of California, Santa Barbara

  • 2009 | Mercy Daramola

    - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • 2008 | Jeremy Booker

    - California State University, Channel Islands

  • 2007 | Nicole Mehta

    - San Diego State University

  • 2006 | Connie Moreno

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2005 | Rouel Velasco

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2004 | Philip L. Vasquez

    - California State University, Fullerton

  • 2003 | Justin Koppelman

    - Chapman University

  • 2002 | Candice Chick

    - California State University, Long Beach

  • 2001 | Michelle DuBord

    - San Diego State University

  • 2001 | Brian Hooks

    - Concordia University

  • 2000 | Dawn Graham

    - Arizona State University, East

  • 1999 | Isidro Martinez

    - United States International University

  • 1998 | Jessica McKinney-Morales

    - Chapman University

  • 1997 | Alyssa Elaine Browne

    - San Diego State University