Sophomore Leadership Award and Scholarship

Created by Chief Elizabeth Rodriguez in 1989, the Iron Arrow Sophomore Leadership Award and Scholarship aims to recognize emerging leaders who, early in their UM careers, exemplify the criteria of Iron Arrow. Presented annually, the recipient is selected based on leadership, scholarship, and service to the University of Miami.

If you are interested in supporting this scholarship award, please consider giving to the Iron Arrow Sophomore Leadership Award. 

Sophomore Leadership Award Recommendations

Nominations will become available during the Spring of 2020 and will be made available on this site.

In preparation for nominations, a completed form will need the following information for submission:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The name and email address of the person you are nominating
    • Only nominees who have between 30-59 credits will be considered
  • Listing of Activities & Leadership Positions Held, Listing of Scholarships, Awards, & Honors, and/or a current resume
  • A typed statement of description that explains the nominee’s contributions to the University and how the nominee embodies the 5 qualities of Iron Arrow: Character, Leadership, Humility, Scholarship, and Love of Alma Mater

Sophomore Leadership Award Recipients

1989 Philip Needles*
1990 Christian Davis*
1991 Winston Warrior*
1992 Rochelle Rubin*
1993 Roger Kline*
1994 Sean O’Reilly*
1995 Jason Lane
1996 Jonathan Brill*
1997 Andrew Paul*
1998 Kathryn Krueger
1999 Sarahdia Kernizan*
2000 Ryan J. McDavis
2001 James Pascual
2002 Lesley Ann Brown*
2003 Shannon Ashford
2004 Christie M. Creamean*
2005 Nitin Aggarwal* & Ramiro Muñoz
2006 Zoe Schwartz
2007 Shajena Erazo* & Claudia Medina*
2008 Lionel Moise
2009 Ramon Galiana* & Jane Pryjmak*
2010 Jake Krupa*
2011 Nawara Alawa*
2012 Dylan Malitsky* & Meera Nagarsheth*
2013 Stanley “Brad” Bradshaw* & Nicole Garcia*
2014 Valeria Quirk
2015 Ashley Pittaluga*
2016 Roderick “Rod” Dunlap
2017 Alex Klar
2018 Millie Chokshi
2019 Giselle De La Rua

 * denotes Iron Arrow member