April 25, 2020

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.

Award Nomination and Selection Process

STEP 1: Xavier faculty or staff members should review the award descriptions.

STEP 2: Xavier faculty or staff members nominate students via the online nomination form.

STEP 3: Student Involvement verifies nominees and eligibility for award consideration.

STEP 4: Nominees are notified of their nomination and invited to complete an online application for full consideration. Note: Nominees should use this ACTIVITY SHEET when completing the application.

STEP 5: Selection committees review the application materials based upon the award criteria.

STEP 6: Honorees are invited to the award presentation at the Student Leadership Assembly.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Involvement at 513-745-3004 or

2019 Award Recipients

Outstanding Contribution to Residential Students
Anna DeHondt, Emily Witt, Danica Lombardi

Outstanding Contribution to Commuter Students
Sierra Fields

Outstanding Contribution to Non-Traditional Students
Sonia Pereira

Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Students
Jasmine Cline-Bailey

Silver X Key Achievement Awards
Alecia Conway
Caitlin Fox
Kara Horning
Peter Korchak
Matthew Nguyen
Kathryn Schuller
Colleen Spolar
Danielle Stone
Brittany Wells
Mah Noor Zahra


Gold X Key Achievement Awards

Lauren Bailey
Lauren Dencker
Kate George
Jordan Lobsiger
Maryn McCarty
Rachel McFadden
Alfredo Mercedes
Kara Petit
Azl Saeed
Allison Schroeder
Ryan Spolar
Megan Stewart
Tianna Vozar
Emily Witt



Student Employee of the Year
Emma Albertz

Kaela Allton Wellness Leadership Award
Jacqueline Fox


Ambassador Award
Benmun Damul


Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award
Benmun Damul
Ihsan Walker


Newman Civic Fellows Award
Desmond Varner

Charles J. Ping Community Service Award
Donald Foley


David Streicher Spirit of Xavier Award
Kathryn Schuller


Sally Watson Leadership Award
Anna DeHondt
Sophia Wilson

Dorothy Day Award
Lauren Bailey
Nicole Gratzer


Father Francis J. Finn, S.J. Award
Elizabeth Zalla


Presidents Award for Excellence in Leadership
Benmun Damul
Rhea Elcock
Jacqueline Foz