Leadership Awards

Bulldogs go above and beyond. Our annual student awards recognize not just the best and brightest among the student body, but they also give students a chance to say thanks to a member of the staff or faculty who have gone the extra mile to make UMD a better place. Nominations are accepted in the spring each year, and recipients are honored at a ceremony that celebrates both our sung and unsung heroes.

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!

Outstanding Staff Gina Pudlick
Outstanding Faculty Steve Sharkey
Outstanding Academic Advisor Jason Turkiela
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Susan Pelayo-Woodward
Outstanding Student Organization Kirby Program Board
Featherman Award None awarded
Siggelkow Leadership Award Bryce Plagman
Emerging Leader Award Anna Peterson
Bulldog Award Bryce Plagman and Alec Becker
Sieur du Lhut Award Bella Maki


Sustainability Awards  
Outstanding Student Maggie Salwei
Outstanding Staff Lisa Norr
Outstanding Faculty Dr. Teresa Bertossi


Arrowhead Awards  
Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee Lauren Hibbard
Erin Marshall
Gamma Sigma Sigma Gabrielle Scott
Meghan Keating
Emma Polzin
Madelayne Seyffer
Payton Clark
Kirby Program Board Cassidy Bonsante
Macey Tellijohn
Azrin Awal
Annabelle Paquin
MPIRG Kayla Lobbins
Becky Green
Aidan Ries
Ruby McCormick
Kai Toering
Society of Women Engineers Kaitlyn Turner
Lindsay Maruska
Lydia Anderson