Student Leadership Assembly

April 1, 2017

Every year during the university-wide celebration known as All Honors Day, student leaders are recognized for their contributions and accomplishments during the Student Leadership Assembly.

The Student Leadership Assembly includes numerous awards for student leaders active across campus. The awards recognize students of all ages and experience levels.  A complete list of the Student Leadership Assembly awards, their descriptions and the process for nominating and applying for the awards are included on this page.   

In photo:  Jeffrey A. Schneider, President of the Xavier University National Alumni Association presenting the 2015 Father Francis J. Finn, S.J. Award to senior Andrew C. Dziedzic.

Award Selection Process

STEP 1: Xavier faculty or staff members nominate students via the online nomination form.

STEP 2: Student Involvement verifies nominees and eligibility for award consideration.

STEP 3: Nominees are notified of their nomination and invited to complete an online application for full consideration. 

STEP 4: Selection committees review the application materials based upon the award criteria.

STEP 5: Honorees are invited to the award presentation at the Student Leadership Assembly.


2015 Award Recipients

Outstanding Contribution to Residential Students
   Mary Carole Scannell

Outstanding Contribution to Commuter Students
   Jai'la M. Nored

Outstanding Contribution to Non-Traditional Students
   Shelby J. Bohannon

Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Students
   Megan E. Trimbach

Silver X Key Achievement Awards
   Haley M. Beavers
   Sydney R. Boyer
   John H. Delisio
   Austin R. Kaelin
   Colleen K. Kaminski
   Christine E. Kelly
   Sophia M. Kvochak
   Zachary K. Moeller
   Laura A. Nolan
   Hannah M. Sheppard
   Alison C. Trianfo
   Aichetou Waiga
Gold X Key Achievement Awards
   Ali S. Ahmed
   Katherine T. Buescher
   Amanda E. Burns
   Victoria R. Dickerson
   Taylor Q. Fulkerson
   Karl G. Koch
   Annie M. Szendry McClellan
   Michael S. Murray
   Megan E. O'Donnell
   Chioma S. Orizu
   Emmalee L. Phelps
   Rachel B. Piepsny
   Taylor C. Snelling
   Lindsey N. Mooney

Arrupe Leader Awards
   Laura E. Birckhead
   Amanda E. Burns
   Andrew T. DeCilles
   Teya J. Deleveaux
   Andrew C. Dziedzic
   Taylor Q. Fulkerson
   Kelly M. Kleier
   Karl G. Koch
   Emily A. Spring
   Jerron W. Taylor
   Timothy J. Young

Student Employee of the Year
  Jessica T. Smith

Rob Sieber Award
  Emma M. Lastowski

David Streicher Spirit of Xavier Award
  Hannah M. Sheppard

Sally Watson Leadership Award
   Amanda E. Burns
   Kelly M. Kleier

Wellness Leadership Award
  Lindsey N. Mooney

Ambassador Award
  Shorouk N. Albalbese
  Emily A. Spring

Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award
  Victoria R. Dickerson

Dorothy Day Award
   Karl G. Koch
   Emily A. Spring

Father Francis J. Finn, S.J. Award 
  Andrew C. Dziedzic

Newman Civic Fellows Award 
  Teresa M. Petrozzi

Charles J. Ping Community Service Award 
  Darci R. Meiners

Presidents Award for Excellence in Leadership
   Megan E. Bowling
   Andrew C. Dziedzic
   Taylor Q. Fulkerson
   Colleen M. Reynolds



Award Descriptions

For a full description of Student Leadership Assembly awards or to nominate a student.


Award  Nominations

Students must be nominated for award recognition by a Xavier faculty or staff.


Award Applications

Students will be notified if they have been nominated for an award and will be required to complete an application to be considered for the award. 


Award Contact

The Student Leadership Assembly is coordinated by the Office of Student Involvement. For more information, contact 513.745.3004 or email