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phone: (208) 885-7716
fax: (208) 885-9494
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875 Peremeter Drive MS 2439
Moscow, ID 83844-2439

Jeannie Eva Hughes Award

Jennie Eva Hughes

Jennie Eva Hughes AwardJeannie Eva Hughes Picture
(Multicultural Student Leadership Award)

In 1899 Jennie Eva Hughes became the first African American student to graduate from the University of Idaho. This award was named in her honor and will be given to two students, a male and a female, who have shown genuine concern and interest towards multicultural issues and have worked on behalf of multiculturalism on campus.

This award is available to all undergraduates.

Application procedure:
Students may be nominated for the award by faculty, administrators, staff, other students, or they can nominate themselves.

2015: Alejandra "Vivi" Gonzalez
2014: Daniel Urrutia
2013: Elizabeth Lopez
2012: Angela Rivera 
2011: Lizbette Morin
2010: Juan Corona & Maria "Monze" Magana
2009: Javier Garcia
2008: Jessica Barrera
2007: Monica C. Gallegos & William Gitau Munge
2006: Lucia Christensen & Derik Robinson
2005: Rocio Ayala

The following won the Multicultural Student Leadership Award
2004: Kwapi Vengesayi, Jennifer Dion & Evelina Arevalos
2003: Jesse Martinez & Casimira Lavala
2002: Oriona Okuto Obiri & Deepa Dahal
2001: Joshua W. R. Hoston & Amy Sharp
2000: Brent Huddleston & Charissa Lee

*This award is part of the ASUI Student Achievement Awards in Leadership and Service, held every year during Mom's Weekend.