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The Hamre Award

The Hamre Award, named for Laurie Hamre, former Macalester Vice President for Student Affairs, is presented annually to at least one member of each class.  The award honors students who live out the mission of the college not only by promoting one or more of Macalester’s stated values, but also by demonstrating a genuine love of the community through service to the college.  To be considered for this award, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated efforts to promote college values during the current academic year;
  • Be enrolled full-time at Macalester College;
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.7)

2020-2021 Award Recipients

  • Julian Applebaum ’23
    Nominated by Britt Abel, German Studies; Huong Nguyen ’24
  • Alison Bautista ’21
    Nominated by Christie Manning on behalf of the Sustainability Office and the Environmental Studies Department
  • Andrew Brown ’23
    Nominated by Brooke Offenhauser ’21
  • Morgan Doherty ’21
    Nominated by Laurie Adamson, OSLE; Patrick Schmidt, Political Science
  • Jared Jageler ’22
    Nominated by Paul Dosh, Political Science
  • Kanyana Norah Ntagungira ’22
    Nominated by Derek Johnson, Civic Engagement Center
  • Varee Saetang ’21
    Nominated by Ruth Janisch, Kofi Annan IGC; Eily Marlow, Civic Engagement Center
  • Ayana Smith-Kooiman ’22
    Nominated by Andy Williams, Campus Operations; Margaret Smith, OSLE; Elisabeth Landgren ’22; Ammar Muhammad ’22
  • Elika Somani ’22
    Nominated by Paul Dosh, Political Science
  • Ashley Vargas ’21
    Julie Dolan, Political Science

Last Year’s Award Recipients


  • Lola Brown ’23 (Hopkins, Minnesota)
  • Autumn Campbell ’21 (East Moline, Illinois)
  • Bea Chihak ’20 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Precious Dlamini ’21 (Manzini, Eswatini)
  • Miriam Eide ’20 (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
  • Willow Fortunoff ’21 (Waitsfield, Vermont)
  • Sarah Gotbetter ’22 (Weston, Massachusetts)
  • Dalton Greene ’22 (Wheeling, West Virginia)
  • Katie Herrick ’22 (Cushing, Wisconsin)
  • Charlotte Houghton ’20 (Washington, DC)
  • Peresian Letayian ’20 (Kajiado, Kenya)
  • Jinci Lu ’20 (Saint Paul, Minnesota)