Previous Winners

2018-2019 Silver Paw Winners

January: Dennise Mena

Dennise Mena won the Silver Paw award for her passion working with women. Dennise volunteers her time with the Planned Parenthood organization and educates students and the community on policies around women's rights and reproductive justice. Denise also helps to organize the annual Take Back the Night event on campus. Take Back the Night is an event that addresses sexual assault and violence against women. This event gives survivors an opportunity to tell their stories, while celebrating them and gives appropriate resources to anyone that attends.

December: Joshua Easlick

Your choice of a service project that brings flags from Indigenous Tribal Nations to the University of Nevada, Reno so that others may begin to understand tribal sovereignty.

November: Brooke Ruhl

Brooke Ruhl is a Silver Paw winner for creating and continuously updating a website for students that gave information on elections. She created all the design work for a Voter Guide page which was shared extensively on the Reynolds School of Journalism social media channels to raise awareness on different issues and races of the 2018 midterms, specifically geared toward University of Nevada, Reno, students.

October: Christian Park

Christian Park is a Silver Paw winner for his commitment to the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutoring program. He donated over 100 hours of his time to the program in Washoe County School District at Sparks High School. AVID is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. This nonprofit trains 70,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life.

September: Kristen De Guzman

Kristen de Guzman is a Silver Paw winner who volunteered her time with the youth organization, Thirst Project whose mission is to end the global water crisis by advocating and educating the youth, ultimately to create a socially-conscious generation of young people that will be catalysts in global change. Through the Thirst Project, Kristen helped to fundraise over $12,000, which went to help fund a freshwater well in a village in Swaziland, Africa. Kristen visited the village in which the well was installed, pumped it for the first time, danced with them, sang with them, and overall, celebrated life.

Past Silver Paw Winners

  • Haley Passione
  • Nate Deaton
  • Liberatus J. Rwebugisa
  • Miyah Wilson
  • Christian Bak
  • Residence Hall Association Outreach Board
  • Homeless Initiative
  • Website Resource Reno
  • Nevada Stemducation
  • Mallory Friedman
  • Lauren Czarnecki
  • Travis Wilmoth
  • Hannah Jackson
  • Genevieve White
  • Latinx Student Advisory Board
  • Dennis Green
  • Lindsy Sullivan
  • Brynn Williams
  • Sierra Gonzales
  • Aaron Alexander