Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award

The Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award honors the graduating woman outstanding in the areas of leadership, scholarship, integrity and service in the university community. The award was established in 1942 to memorialize the achievements of Mary Jeanne Gilhooly, recognized as an "unofficial goodwill ambassador to every prospective Aggie."

  • The recipient of the Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award receives $1,000.
  • Selection criteria and nominee/applicant requirements: 
    • A student's overall contribution to the campus and community is the primary criterion considered. Nominees should be widely recognized as leaders held in high esteem by other students. They must have made a significant contribution through participation in university or community service. Evidence of socially responsible, ethical and outstanding leadership either in specific positions of responsibility or while engaged in service activities are indicators of a nominee's qualifications for the award. Self-nominations are accepted.
    • Must graduate by the end of summer sessions.
    • Must have attended UC Davis for at least two academic years.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and not be on academic probation at end of fall quarter.

Past Recipients

  • 2018: Nisha Marwaha
  • 2017: Jessica Jones
  • 2016: Brandi Lohr
  • 2015: Tara Storm
  • 2014: Jessica Liu
  • 2013: L. Carolina
  • 2012: Habiba Hashimi
  • 2011: Shauna Madison
  • 2010: Kaitlin Gregg
  • 2009: Amira Zaid
  • 2008: Chelsea Hertzog
  • 2007: Enita A. Katir
  • 2006: Kirstin M. Woody
  • 2005: Jennifer L. Owens
  • 2004: Donnielle J. Robinson
  • 2003: Beena Kazi
  • 2002: Huma Javed
  • 2001: Elizabeth Rose Middleton
  • 2000: Kao Vang
  • 1999: Lisa Marie Lapeyrouse
  • 1998: June Kolander
  • 1997: Heather Katherine Guthrie
  • 1996: Shirley Sperry
  • 1995: Mary Ann Richards
  • 1994: Tamiko Robin Katsumo
  • 1993: Christina Kirk and Erin Braddock
  • 1992: Elicia Marsh
  • 1991: Beatriz Henriquez
  • 1990: Deborah M. Alire
  • 1989: Renee Alisa Armstrong
  • 1988: Susan Lautze
  • 1987: Colette Pozzo and Pamela Anna Fox
  • 1986: Janice Caryl Eberly
  • 1985: Mary Katherine Albiani
  • 1984: Virginia Anne Mellema
  • 1983: Rebecca L. Kuga
  • 1982: Mary Melissa French
  • 1981: Nancy Diane Yamaguchi
  • 1980: Erin Deirdre Sweezy
  • 1979: Amy Ramage Lyman
  • 1978: Debbie Suzanne Lehr
  • 1977: Jeanne Marie Reese
  • 1976: Lynn Ann Hill and Alice Marie Scott
  • 1975: Bonnie Kay McNeil and Sheryl Falstein
  • 1974: Linda Jennifer Fujimoto
  • 1973: Maureen Elizabeth McNulty
  • 1972: Sarah Joan Woerner
  • 1971: Carolyn Frazee
  • 1970: Stephanie A. Shanahan
  • 1969: Carola A. Hogan
  • 1968: Elizabeth A. Sederquist
  • 1967: Cristy A. Jensen
  • 1966: Carole L. Hahn