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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. Nominees 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. This year's Magis Leadership Awards ceremony will be held on April 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM. For questions, contact Dale Hall, Coordinator of Student Engagement.

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.

2021 Recipients: 

  • Evalyn Knowles, Sophomore
  • Delaney Harper, 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. 

2021 Recipient: Loyola Homecoming 

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.

2021 Recipient: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship 

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. 

2021 Recipient: Ember Jetter

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.

2021 Recipient: Francesca Lausen

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. 

2021 Recipient: Brandon Vincent, 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. 

2021 Recipient: Lauren King & Praise Tillman, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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. 

2021 Recipient: Theta Phi Alpha Sorority

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.

2021 Recipient: Stephanie Oblena 

Outstanding Faculty, Staff, or Advisor - This award is presented to an outstanding member faculty or staff, or an advisor who substantially exceeds the expectations of their position by performing at a level above and beyond normal job requirements and expectations. Nominations should only be submitted by students.

2021 Recipient: Albert Dupont

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.                                 

2021 Recipient: Sasha Solano-McDaniel

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.

2021 Recipient: Carrie Elizabeth Smith

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. 

2021 Recipient: Gabriela Carballo

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.

2021 Recipient: Joseph Pitre

Outstanding Achievement in Service Learning Award: This award is presented annually to an undergraduate student who is judged by a service learning agency to have made exceptional contributions to its mission and its clients, and who is also judged by a service learning professor to have demonstrated outstanding achievement of learning objectives in a designated service learning course. An award will also be presented to the community partner which nominates the winning student. Please note applications for this award are through faculty or community partner nomination only. Self-nominations are not accepted.
2021 Recipient: Bergin Downs

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.   

2021 Recipient: Tyler Sanchez

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. 

2021 Recipient: Glory Tomi John