Student Award Winners 2021

During the 2020–21 academic year, students involved at the Center for Social Concerns won awards celebrating their leadership, community engagement, academic excellence, and inclusivity. Congratulations to these students and the Class of 2021!

Matty Aubourg

Seminars Leadership Team; Act Justly: Racial Justice and the American Civil Rights Movement (Social Concerns Seminar)

Student Leadership Award This award recognizes students who best exemplify the spirit of Notre Dame in social, recreational, residential, service and religious activities which promote the welfare of the University and extended communities

Theresa Azemar

Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP); Act Justly: Racial Justice and the American Civil Rights Movement (Social Concerns Seminar)

Student Leadership Award This award recognizes students who best exemplify the spirit of Notre Dame in social, recreational, residential, service and religious activities which promote the welfare of the University and extended communities

Colleen Bartlett

Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP)

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Spain The Fulbright ETA Experience. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places recent college graduates and young professionals from the United States in classrooms around the world to facilitate English teaching.

Erica Browne

Organizing, Power, and Hope (Social Concerns Seminar)

Hipp-Beeler Scholarship This scholarship honors student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership in student life activities. 

Beeler Memorial Scholarship

Samuel de la Paz

McNeill Leadership Fellows Program; Poverty and Development in Chile

Hipp-Beeler Scholarship This scholarship honors student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership in student life activities. 

Rev. Don McNeill, C.S.C., Scholarship

Therese Douglass

International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) in Honduras; Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) in Immokalee, Fla.; Poverty and Development in Chile; Spanish Community-Based Learning: Immigration and Construction of Memory

Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award This award is given annually by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and have demonstrated both academic proficiency and involvement, as well as service to the community.

Jose Tito Siguenza Award (co-recipient) This award is given to a senior who studied Spanish at Notre Dame and contributed outstanding service.

Cindy Emenalo

Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) in Bronx, N.Y.; Virtual Summer Service Learning Program; The Church and Social Action

William Richardson Award (co-recipient) This award is given to an African-American senior who has studied Spanish at Notre Dame and demonstrated an active interest in, and awareness of, Hispanic culture.

Conal Fagan

Migrant Experiences (Social Concerns Seminar)

Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence This award is awarded annually to a senior at Notre Dame who exemplifies the qualities for which Notre Dame Trustee Ray Siegfried was known, including leadership, generosity, devotion to the Catholic faith, and affinity for athletics.

Sara Ferraro

Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP); Virtual International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) with an organization in Guatemala; Business in the Neighborhood; Appalachia

Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship The purpose of the grant is to encourage scholarship recipients to develop their own leadership qualities, which are so exemplified by Lou Holtz. The criteria for this scholarship is demonstrated leadership in student life areas. 

Sarah Galbenski

International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) in Ecuador; Migrant Experiences (Social Concenrs Seminar); Poverty and Development in Chile; Once Upon a Time (Spanish Community-Based Learning); Writing and Rhetoric (Spanich Community-Based Learning)

Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award This award is given annually by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and have demonstrated both academic proficiency and involvement, as well as service to the community.

Jose Tito Siguenza Award (co-recipient) This award is given to a senior who studied Spanish at Notre Dame and contributed outstanding service.

Mike Russo Spirit Award This award honors an outstanding undergraduate student who exemplifies the qualities for which Mike Russo was known, including service, personal character, and those who strive to bring about the best in themselves and others.

Fulbright Study Award to pursue Master's in International Relations at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid, Spain.

Kevin Gallagher

Internship with Huejotzingo government in Puebla (Spanish Community-Based Learning)

Albert LeMay Service to Hispanic Community Award This award is given to a senior who studied in Puebla, used Spanish Language to serve the community.

Odalis Gonzalez

Advocacy for the Common Good

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award This award annually honors a graduating senior whose contributions have signifcantly advanced the climate of welcome and inclusion within or beyond the University community.

Danielle Houston

Virtual International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) in Tanzania and Ecuador; Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) in Idaho

William Richardson Award (co-recipient) This award is given to an African-American senior who has studied Spanish at Notre Dame and demonstrated an active interest in, and awareness of, Hispanic culture.

Molly Link

International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) in Tanzania; Discernment; Catholic Social Tradition Minor

John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award This award annually honors a student who exemplifies the ideals of the University through outstanding volunteer service beyond the University community.

Natalie Reysa

Borders and Bridges (Spanish Community-Based Learning); Introduction to Translation and Interpretation (Spanish Community-Based Learning)

Honorable Mention Certificate in Spanish Community-Based Learning

Frankie Tran

Catholic Social Tradition Minor

Student Leadership Award This award recognizes students who best exemplify the spirit of Notre Dame in social, recreational, residential, service and religious activities which promote the welfare of the University and extended communities.

Victoria Whitmore

Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) in Phoenix, Az.; Once Upon a Time (Spanish Community-Based Learning); Volunteer at Sr. Maura Brannick Health Center

Outstanding Heritage Speaker College Student of Spanish Award This award is given annually by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and have demonstrated both academic proficiency and involvement, as well as service to the community.

Carlos Aballi Award in Hispanic Cultural Awareness This award goes to a senior who studied Spanish at Notre Dame, demonstrated pride in their Hispanic culture, and has given significant service to the Hispanic community.

LeeAnne Williams

International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) in Peru; Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) in Dallas, Tex.; Realities of Race (Social Concerns Seminar); Catholic Social Tradition Minor

Mara Fox Award This award is given to a senior who has studied Spanish at Notre Dame and contributed outstanding service to the Hispanic community

Renita Wilson

Once Upon a Time (Spanish Community-Based Learning); Borders and Bridges (Spanish Community-Based Learning)

Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award This award is given annually by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and have demonstrated both academic proficiency and involvement, as well as service to the community.

 

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September 2021

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Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

October 2021

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Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Refugees
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person Only)
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
05
What to do with my Ph.D.? Community Engagement Career Paths
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
05
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
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The Social
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
12
Information Session | Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:30pm
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Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

November 2021

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Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
14
Higgins Labor CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

December 2021

03
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm