Loyola University Chicago

Student Employment & Work-Study

Career Services

Student Recognition Programs

Hundreds of students and more than a dozen organizations received awards during Loyola’s Excellence Award Ceremony. They were recognized virtually for their outstanding work throughout the school year. The Career Services office would like to announce the names of the students who won Student Employment Awards for this academic year.

“We would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Student Employment Awards. Their hard work, dedication and commitment to their departments and organizations are appreciated.”
- Omega Cruz, Assistant Director Student Employment & Employer Relations


• Arrupe Person for Others Award:
Jessica Azevedo (Stritch School of Medicine) 
This award recognizes a student employee who clearly serves other people with a passion.

• Ignatian Spirit Student Employment Team of the Year Award:
Phillip Arrington IV, Jessica Deering, Joseph Ditterline, Zughey Flores, Samantha Frey, Valentine Geze, Jahnika Gonzalez, Silvia Gonzalez, Doreen Khan, Emily Litowchak, Jose Mesones, Xavier Oberhelman, Harsh Patel, Lauren Powers, Courtney Rhomberg, Grace Ruark, Amadeusz Rydzy, Aye San, Ryne Storey  (Digital Media Services Advisors)
This award recognizes a team who work with the passion and dedication as if they live each day to "go forth and set the world on fire."

• Cura Apostolica Person for Institution Award:
Karis Blaker (Project: Vision Inc)
This award recognizes a student employee who demonstrates considerable care, commitment and supports the organization or institution where they are employed.

• Core Element Award:
Ayishat Mag Adeniran (New Student Programs/Special Populations)
Tai Judd (College of Arts and Science)
Riley Kelly (Office of Civic Engagement)

Kellie Steele (Department of Public Health)

Sophie Tangel (University Marketing and Communications)

• Student Employee of the Year:
Kellie Steele (Department of Public Health)
This award recoginizes students for their service and integral contribution to the Loyola University Chicago Community.