Magis Student Leadership Awards
The Magis Student Leadership Awards is a ceremonial salute to University excellence. We celebrate the achievements of outstanding members of our campus community and take pride in our students who have committed themselves to Loyola University New Orleans. Winners, nominees, and guests will be invited for a night of refreshments, entertainment, and awards. Please see below for a complete list of awards and winners from last year. For questions, contact Dr. Dale O’Neill, Director of Student Life and Ministry.
Outstanding Student Leader: First Year, Sophomore, and Junior Students - This award is presented to non-graduating Loyola undergraduates for exceptional performance in demonstrating leadership on campus.
- Carrie Elizabeth Smith, Sophomore
- Zontre City, Junior
Outstanding Student Program, Event, or Initiative - This award is given in recognition of outstanding student leadership in the successful implementation of one time or repeated campus programming that promotes the mission of Loyola University New Orleans. Outstanding programs, events, or initiatives stand out from others for their creativity, focus, impact on the campus community, and proven effectiveness.
2020 Recipient: Wolf Pack for Life
Student Organization of the Year - This award is presented to a chartered Loyola University New Orleans student organization that has made exceptional contributions within the Loyola community. This organization not only advances the mission of Loyola, but they also positively represent their interests on and off campus. The organization is also a source of Loyola spirit and pride.
2020 Recipient: Best Buddies
Student Organization Officer of the Year - This award is presented to a chartered Loyola University New Orleans student organization officer who has exhibited outstanding leadership for their organization and campus community during their term. The officer advances not only the mission of their student organization, but demonstrates leadership and has a positive impact on their members and campus community.
2020 Recipient: Brittney Giardina, Chair of the Loyola Student Peace Conference
Student Employee of the Year - This award is presented to an outstanding student employee who best exemplifies reliability, initiative, teamwork, and contribution to their department. The nominee must have completed at least one semester of employment with their department prior to the award nomination. Please note that applications for this award are through nomination from the nominee's supervisor only. Self-nominations are not accepted.
2020 Recipient: Rileigh Levy
Fraternity Man of the Year - This award is given to one fraternity man based on the demonstrated alignment with personal and fraternity values, the quality of leadership demonstrated in their chapter, contribution to the fraternity and sorority community, involvement in campus activities, academic achievement, and commitment to excellence.
2019 Recipient: Jordan Lassiter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated
Sorority Woman of the Year - This award is given to one sorority woman based on the demonstrated alignment with personal and sorority values, the quality of leadership demonstrated in their chapter, contribution to the fraternity and sorority community, involvement in campus activities, academic achievement, and commitment to excellence.
2020 Recipient: Camille Perry, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Fraternity or Sorority of the Year - This award is given to one chapter from the Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, or National Pan-Hellenic Council who has shown commitment and excellence in the categories of chapter operations, recruitment/membership intake, membership development and values alignment, leadership and campus involvement, scholarship, community service and philanthropic efforts, risk management, and alumni and family relations.
2020 Recipient: Delta Gamma Fraternity
Mary Ann Reising Flynn Scholarship (First Year or Sophomore Women Only) - This award is presented to a promising first or second year woman who has demonstrated positive impact through her leadership qualities. She personally advances the mission of Loyola University, and is a positive role model to peers through her involvement.
2020 Recipient: Emma Trunkle
St. Francis Xavier, S.J. Award for International and Global Perspective - This award is given in recognition of outstanding student leadership in the promotion of an international and global perspective at Loyola. This student has helped to create a welcoming campus environment and has helped to integrate international students into the Loyola community. As well, they have helped their fellow students understand the world through the eyes of others including the beliefs, values, perspectives, practices, languages, arts, religion, etc. of other cultures.
2020 Recipient: Daniel Vijil
Janet Mary Riley Award for the Advancement of Women's Issues - This award is presented to a Loyola student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues central to women on campus and in the larger community. The student promotes the mission of Loyola University New Orleans and has demonstrated commitment to women's issues through programming, research, leading an organization, or through other academic efforts.
Rev. Matteo Ricci, S.J. Diversity Award - This award is presented to a Loyola student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on issues central to intercultural understanding. The award recognizes the efforts of a student who has enhanced the campus climate related to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, culture or disability and has promoted, developed, or supported educational opportunities related to diversity for the Loyola community.
2020 Recipient: Sophie Trist
Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Social Justice - This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies a commitment to service and the promotion of justice for the marginalized. In the legacy of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, the student is a role model to others and has dedicated his or her Loyola experience to service.
2020 Recipient: Alexander Christian Lucas
Dr. Alton F. Doody Spirit of Leadership Award (Junior & Senior Students Only) - This award is presented to one student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership on campus and embodied the values of respect, excellence, diversity, wholeness, and dignity. This student has also helped to promote a more inclusive environment at Loyola.
2020 Recipient: Michaela Jones
Rev. James Carter, S.J. Award for Outstanding Leadership (Senior Students Only) - This award recognizes a graduating senior who best exemplifies the qualities and attributes associated with leadership and learning in the Jesuit tradition and support of Loyola’s mission. The recipient is recognized for exemplary leadership, outstanding service and consistent commitment to the life of the university.
2020 Recipient: Abigail Perez