Top First Years

Austin Cooke
Napoleon Douglas
Eric Ferring
Lauren Horsch
Kelsey Johnson
Zachary Keller
Eric Liu
Katelyn Marr
Shiv Morjaria
Tanaya Thomas
Nicole O’Connor
Michelle Polyakov
Kristiana Preus
Amelia Schultz
Erica Skuta



Top Sophomores

Jill Applegate
Nate Bleadorn
Heather Boone
London James
Kayleigh Koester
Jessica Mattes
Katherine Minnick
Cate O’Donnell
Dipale Patel
Ryan Price
Stephen Slade
Matt Van Hoeck
Laura Vollmer
Sean Walsh
Martina Wolf


Top Juniors

Justine Ahle
Sarah Bannon
Melanie Fielder
Alyssa Frakes
Erin Hogan
Abigail Koehler
Greg Larson
Matt Martin
Josie Pokorny
Robin Sautter
Kyle Schura
Seejo Valacheril
Umesh Veerasingham


Top Seniors

Marc Garstka
Samantha Haas
Jess Hoffert
Alex Hoopes
Megan Hutcheson
Rachel Kauffold
Earl Lee
Amelia Mieth
Brittney Miller
Tyler O’Neil
Mattie Robertson
Aliza Rosenthal
Natalie Spellman
Jessica Shalita
Lucca Wang


Outstanding President
Amelia Mieth

Outstanding Residence Hall Leader
Tyler O’Neil

Outstanding Organization
Panhellenic Council

Residence Hall Association – most improved

Drake Service Award

Robin Sautter
Mariam Md Yusof

Phi Delta Chi
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Top Weekend Alcohol Alternative
Relay for Life 2010

Top Diversity Program
African Renaissance

Top Educational Program
Walking through the Silence

Let’s Explore Des Moines – honorable mention

Top Social Program
Pay It Forward Week

Oreon E. Scott Outstanding Senior of the Year Award
Samantha Haas


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University News
March 15, 2018
The Harkin Institute’s Spring 2018 Sussman Lecture on April 12 will feature a discussion on the top national security issues of the day with a panel of experts who work in the field.