Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award


One Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award is given each year to a UNR graduating undergraduate or graduate student with a record of outstanding community service work. The award winner will receive an award check ($1,500 less applicable taxes) at the Honor the Best Ceremony.

  • Eligibility: Must be a graduating undergraduate or graduate student with a record of outstanding community service work, not for academic credit, during his or her years as a college student.
  • Nomination & Selection Process: Nominations are solicited in early spring each year from University of Nevada, Reno faculty and staff.  The nomination package should include a formal nomination letter, a CV, and three support letters, at least one from a UNR faculty member. A selection committee containing representatives from the provost's office, student services and faculty members will meet to review and discuss the nominees and arrive at a winner.
  • Current Call for Nominations: Call for Nominations 2017  

Previous Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award Recipients:

2017  Charles Jose   

2016  Julia Shelbourn  

2015  Jahahi Mazariego  

2014  Danielle Swanson  

2013  Lianne Barnes  

2012  Christopher John McDonnell  

2011  Brady Lubelt  

2010  Amber Burroughs  

2009  Windi Goodman  

2008  Courtney Bell  

2007  Patricia Piedad Segura  

2006  Carly Sweder  

2005  Ashley Elizabeth Connors  

2004  Vania C. Carter  

2003  Amy Bliss  

2002  Eun Joo Kim  

2001  Kendall R. Stagg  

2000  Gail Sullivan  

1999  Denise Abbey  

1998  Deanna Hobbs  

1997  Sandi Archibald  

1996  Melanie Williams