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The 28th Annual Sammy Award Winners

April 15, 2022
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton


Hosted by Sam Houston State University and the Department of Student Activities, The Sammy Awards is the official university ceremony that recognizes SHSU's outstanding student leaders and organizations. 

2022 Winners

Sam Houston Cane Award


  • Outstanding First-Year Student Leader: Jared Scott
  • Outstanding Sophomore Student Leader: Megan Herzog
  • Outstanding Junior Student Leader: Hailey Richardson
  • Outstanding Non-Traditional Student Leader: Marlyn Hernandez
  • Outstanding Graduate/Doctoral Student Leader: Shohei Iwahama
  • The Creager Memorial Award: Daniel Gonzales III
  • The McDermett Memorial Award: Arianna Ramp
  • The Sammy Award (Faculty/Staff): Maria Holmes
  • The Sammy Award (Faculty/Staff): Darren Williams
  • The Sammy Award (Student): Emma Berry
  • The Sammy Award (Student): Paris Landry


  • Outstanding Academic Organization: Chi Tau Epsilon
  • Outstanding Advocacy Organization: Providing Smiles and Understanding Needs
  • John A. Patrick Outstanding Diversity Organization: Student National Medical Association
  • Outstanding Recreational Organization: Quidditch at SHSU
  • Outstanding Religious and Spirituality Organizations: The Episcopal Student Center
  • Outstanding Social Sorority: Alpha Chi Omega
  • Outstanding Social Fraternity: Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Outstanding Special Interest Organization: Surgery Interest Group
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: Iftekhar Basith
  • “The Measure of a Life is its Service” Award: Chi Tau Epsilon

Individual College

  • Excellence in Service: College of Business Administration: Makayla Childress
  • Excellence in Service: College of Criminal Justice: Alyssa Linares
  • Excellence in Service: College of Education: Arianna Ramp
  • Excellence in Service: College of Arts & Media: Eliot Castanon
  • Excellence in Service: College of Health Sciences: Will Kinch III
  • Excellence in Service: College of Humanities & Social Sciences: Amanda DeVual
  • Excellence in Service: College of Science and Engineering Technology: Hailey Richardson
  • Excellence in Service: College of Osteopathic Medicine: David Tram

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