The “Quest for the Best” Award was started on campus twenty seven years ago by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. James R. Kitchen, Vice President for Student Affairs, continues the tradition of the “Quest for the Best” Awards.
This award has been given annually for the past 27 years to outstanding student leaders who typify and promote the mission of San Diego State University. This award recognizes individual excellence in academics, participation in student activities, commitment to service, and the pursuit of personal leadership development.
In addition to honoring these student leaders, Quest for the Best also recognizes student-nominated faculty and staff members for their dedication, mentorship, and genuine concern for the success of their students. The winners will be honored at a formal banquet at KPBS Studios in April.
This year’s Quest for the Best student and faculty/staff honorees include:
Quest for the Best Winner Faculty/Staff Nominee Winner
Yousef Abraham Randy Timm, Student Life & Leadership
Alexander Arena Barbara Huntington, Preprofessional Health Advising
Julia Bussberg Dr. David Armor, Psychology
Erin Fletcher Dr. Kelly Doran, Biology
Genaro Hernandez Maureen Gibbins Paolini, Biology
Lydia Keema Dr. Emilio Ulloa, Psychology
Mariah Kelly Tita Gray, College of Business Administration
Joshua Morse Josephine Mojica, Educational Opportunity Program
Tom Rivera Dan Cornthwaite, Associated Students
Catherine Woods Veronica Bejar, College of Sciences
To read more about these outstanding students, see pictures, and learn more about the Quest for the Best awards, click here!