See “Award Descriptions” for more information on each award.
Joseph F. Flubacher Student Leadership Award
The Joseph F. Flubacher Student Leadership Award is offered to a graduating student who has made a contribution to the quality of student life by demonstrating significant leadership in student organizations, university governance, and/or intercollegiate athletics.
Brother Emery C. Mollenhauer Award
The Brother Emery C. Mollenhauer Award is presented to that graduating senior who best exemplifies those Lasallian values to which Brother Emery was committed during his tenure as Provost, in particular the values of charity and justice which are hallmarks of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s pedagogy.
Brother Miguel Campos Award
Brother Miguel Campos co-founded the BUSCA Program, served as the first director of the Multicultural Center, and was a noted Lasallian scholar. This award recognizes a student currently graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, who is a graduate of the BUSCA program and meets the following additional criteria:
First-Gen Student Award
The First-Gen Award is offered to a member of the graduating class who identifies as a first-generation college student, who has made significate contributions to campus life, and helped other students navigate the college experience. A first-generation student is a student whose parents, stepparents, and/or legal guardians did not complete a bachelor’s degree.
James A. Finnegan Memorial Award
The James A. Finnegan Memorial Award is offered to the member of the graduating class who by virtue of accomplishment and service is judged by the faculty to show promise of applying Judeo-Christian ideals of social justice in a political or governmental career.
John McShain Award
The John McShain Award is offered to the member of the senior class who maintained an excellent scholastic record and is considered by faculty to have done the most for the public welfare of La Salle University.
Student Activities Achievement Awards
The Student Activities Achievement Awards are presented to those graduating seniors who have made significant contributions to La Salle’s program of extra-curricular activities. Traditionally, these awards have been intended to recognize those students who do not qualify for other award programs due to academic or other criteria that limit the number of award recipients. Faculty members and administrators, particularly those who work closely with student organizations, are invited to nominate as many students as they feel are deserving of these awards.
Roles for which a student is compensated by the University, i.e. office workers, Resident Assistants, scholarship athletes, and Union, Food Service, and Athletic Department Student Managers, are not by themselves given consideration. When nominating a student who falls into one of these categories, please also include all other known areas of participation.
When nominating students, please keep in mind that our intent is to recognize significant contributions. As the number of recipients has increased dramatically in recent years, concern has been expressed (often by students themselves) that nominators and selectors should discriminate carefully in order to assure that students recognized are truly distinguished.
Student Employee of the Year Award
The Student Employee of the Year Award is offered to a graduating senior that has shown exceptional work ethic and professional development throughout their on-campus work-study, budget, internship or other (RA/CA/EL/Research) position.