A.S. 55

AS 55 nominations are open now!

About The A.S. 55 Award

The A.S. 55 Award is a recognition of distinction for student leaders who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to San José State University and who continually give back to the community. Up to 55 students will be chosen by the A.S. 55 Selection Committee to receive the award. Awardees will be recognized at the annual SJSU Student Leadership Gala at the Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom.
Nominations are open only in the Spring. Apply using the online form

Questions? Contact Diana Ogbevire, Interim Senior Leadership and Government Coordinator, at (408) 924-6045 or diana.ogbevire@sjsu.edu.

 

2019 A.S. 55 Awardees

Philip Bair Jennifer Guzman Helia Mohseni
Christopher Cabana David (Hyung Ik) Han Marlysha Nicolaides
Harshika Chadha Kayla Harper-Alvarez Darren Olay
Chung Yan Chan Yen Huynh Emilie Rodriguez
Daniel Chen Joara Jimenez Simran Sandhu
Isabelle Delmas Mario Kasho Cynthia Torres
Katrina Festejo Michael Ladson  
Kristen Flaten Ling Le  
Paul Fox Miguel LePoutre  
Amy Guerrero Mirella Maldonado  

 

Student Leadership Gala

Honoring Those Who Make A Difference

The A.S. 55 awardees are recognized at the Student Leadership Gala, a campus-wide event - in collaboration with Associated Students, Student Involvement and the Solidarity Network, celebrating the outstanding student leadership at San Jose State University.

A.S. 55 Award: Associated Students 
Honoring and recognizing the unsung heroes of San José State University; those students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to SJSU and have continually given back to the campus or local communities. 

Student Organization Awards 
Celebrating the achievements of organizations and their leaders in creating a meaningful and inclusive campus life at SJSU. 

Solidarity Network 
Celebrating social justice accomplishments and contributions of graduating seniors. The Solidarity Network is comprised of:

  • A.S. César E. Chávez Community Action Center
  • Gender Equity Center
  • MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
  • Peer Health Educators
  • PRIDE Center
  • UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center
  • African American/Black Student Success Center
  • Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

 

2019 Nomination Process

Note: The next nomination process will be in Spring 2020.

Qualifications

  • Fully matriculated: undergraduate students (6 units per semester) or graduate students (3 units per semester)
  • Completed a minimum of 12 semester units
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average
  • In good standing with the University
  • Not a previous A.S. 55 Award recipient

2019 Important Dates

  • Friday, March 22nd: Nomination must be submitted no later than 11:00pm
    • When nominating a student, please allow for ample time for nominee to complete online nomination form.
  • Friday, March 29th: Letter of Recommendations and Nominee Questionnaire due no later than 11:00pm.
  • Friday, April 12th: Selected awardees will be notified via e-mail. An invitation to the gala will be included.
  • Tuesday, May 7th: A.S. 55 Awardees to be recognized at SJSU Student Leadership Gala. Event scheduled from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

 

How To Nominate Yourself

  1. Complete an online nomination form by March 22, 2019. Please complete four sections outlining the following (250-word limit per section):
  • Awards/Achievements
  • Activities and Organization Involvement
  • Leadership on Campus
  • Community Service/Philanthropy

2. Letter of Recommendation: Request the letter of recommendation from an SJSU faculty, staff, or a community member. The letter should support your nomination for A.S. 55 and highlight your contributions to the campus community.

The letter must be emailed to diana.ogbevire@sjsu.edu no later than Friday, March 29th at 11:00pm with the subject: A.S. 55: NOMINEE – LAST NAME, FIRST NAME 

 

How To Nominate A Student

Students may be nominated by fellow students, faculty, staff and community

  1. Complete an online nomination form by March 22, 2019.
  2. Nominated student must complete the online nominee questionnaire no later than Friday, March 29th at 11:00pm. Nominee will complete four sections outlining the following (250-word limit per section):
  • Awards/Achievements
  • Activities and Organization Involvement
  • Leadership on Campus
  • Community Service/Philanthropy

3. Letter of Recommendation: Request a letter of recommendation from an SJSU faculty, staff, or a community member. The letter should highlight and describe the nominee's contributions to the campus community. 

The letter must be emailed to diana.ogbevire@sjsu.edu no later than Friday, March 29th at 11:00pm with the subject: A.S. 55: NOMINEE – LAST NAME, FIRST NAME