Awards and Recognition

Student Life Awards are annually presented to recognize staff for their hard work and dedication to the division mission and the student experience.

Congratulations to the 2023 Student Life Award recipients!

2023 Student Life Award recipients posing with their award.

Left to Right: Director of the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Joann Zhang; Director of the Counseling Center Robin Keillor, Administrative Specialist Chelsea Ellis, Counselor Marielle Evangelista; Director of Spiritual Life, Hilary Martin Himan; and Director of Health Promotion and Wellness Michelle Callahan.


Student Life Mark Duntley Award 

This award recognizes excellent administrative and/or professional performance that enhances the effective functioning of the individual office or unit and contributes to the attainment of the goals and objectives of the Division of Student Life at Lewis & Clark College. 

Student Life Team Award:

The recipients of this award will collaborate exceptionally well; bring a spirit of inclusion to all that they do; and strive to cultivate the best possible student experience. 

Student Life Excellence in Innovation Award:

This award celebrates and acknowledges an individual whose exceptional innovative and creative initiatives enhance the Division of Student Life.                 

Student Life Medallion Award: 

This award recognizes an emerging professional who consistently goes above and beyond in their efforts to support the student experience. The recipient of this award will be new to Lewis & Clark (five years or less) and/or new to the field of Student Affairs (five years or less).               

Student Life Partner Award:

This award recognizes an outstanding faculty or staff member from a department outside of the Division of Student Life who has contributed to the Division’s attainment of its goals and objectives as demonstrated by collaboration, involvement and partnerships with the Division. 


Kudos for Colleagues

In addition to the awards program, “Kudos for Colleagues” offers the opportunity to recognize Student Life colleagues for going above and beyond in order to solve a problem, be of assistance, build community, or generally enhance the overall Lewis & Clark experience. Nominated by their peers, every month a colleague will be recognized, receive a gift card, and will announced on the VPSL/DOS social media account. Recognize someone today via this form!