Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students

The Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students(faculty or staff )award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the academic and/or personal lives of first-year students. 

Beth Eckelkammp (2017)

Derrick Freeman (2016)

Ryan Krull (2015)


Shining Star Award

Shining Star Award (first year student) is presented to a first year student(s) that has shown leadership, outstanding service, involvement on campus, academic achievement, and who are committed to serving the university community. *First year student is defined as a first time freshman or transfer student who has completed their first two semesters at UMSL.

Heather Lange (2017)

Hunter Hebron (2016) & Madison Bick (2016)

Rodney Whitney (2015)


FYE Peer Leader

The FYE Peer Leader of the Year (upperclassman)award recognizes a peer leader or mentor who works in harmony with his or her FYE course participants, instructors and/or is someone who provides and enhances the UMSL experience for new students, while engaging students in the overall University community and serving as a positive role model.

Chris Mathes (2017) & Lindsey Rodgers (2017)

Austin Culbertson (2016) & Kristin Wyninegar (2016)

Courtney Dorris (2015)