These awards were established by the Alumni Association in 1964 and are named in memory of Robert Logan Nugent who was the Executive Vice President of The University of Arizona when he died in June of 1963. Dr. Nugent served Tucson and the University for more than thirty years and was particularly devoted to guiding and helping Arizona's young men and women. He earned his M.S. in 1925 at The University of Arizona, was a professor of chemistry, dean of the graduate and liberal arts colleges and vice president before being named to the second highest post at the University.
Past Nugent Medal Recipients
2013 Outstanding Senior Award Recipients:
Devin Gregory will graduate Magna Cum Laude from the School of Government and Public Policy with a bachelor of arts in political science.
Just before college, Devin was diagnosed with a lifelong heath condition that forced her to delay her UA start date by one year. To Devin, this was a minor hurdle that served as a propelling force towards her future successes. Devin has worked diligently to support herself through school, working 20-40 hours per week in addition to her involvement in numerous organizations on campus. Devin has held leadership positions in her sorority, Chi Omega and as the vice president of internal affairs for the Panhellenic Executive Council.
Devin was one of only 13 outstanding seniors selected to be members of the Bobcats Senior Honorary. She was elected president of this prestigious honorary and is only the second female in the organization’s 91-year history to hold this position. Devin was selected to be on the Fiesta Bowl Court, where she acted as an official ambassador for all projects, events and philanthropies. During her tenure, she participated in over a dozen service projects and acted as a role model to young women across the state.
Devin will attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in higher education leadership. She has been so tremendously impacted by her experience at the UA that she is pursuing a career that will allow her to better the experiences of college students. She hopes to ultimately end up back at her alma mater, paying it forward to future Wildcats.
Garrett Voge will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in accounting with honors and a Bachelor of Science in management information systems.
Garrett has been involved in campus and community affairs throughout his four years at the University of Arizona. Freshman year he participated in Freshman Class Council of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, the Freshman Fee Advisory Board, the Spring Fling Business Staff and as director of operations on the Yuma Hall Council. Sophomore year he was elected a student body senator. Junior year he became the Freshman Class Council director, in charge of mentoring 49 first-year students, ASUA Community Development co-director, and headed the ASUA Youth Basketball and Cheer League, giving 250 Tucson children a chance to learn about sportsmanship and higher education. Garrett was vice president of recruitment and president of Eller Ambassadors. At the Eller College of Management, he was a member of Eller Leadership In Excellence and Training, was an Undergrad Office Social Media Intern and was a member of the Order of the Sage and Silver Society.
Garrett was a McCord Scholarship recipient and attended the Eller London Internship Program and was awardedthe William Barrett Senior Award for Eller, Dean’s List Distinction, the Diversity Jobs National Scholarship and the Laura and Arch Brown Honors Scholarship.
Garrett’s thesis analyzes stock market returns to see if institutional investors value LGBTQ progressive policies differently than the common investor. His thesis research and attendance at the Out for Undergraduate Business Conference in New York City have resulted in Garrett’s awareness of needed changes between corporate America and the LGBTQ community.
Garrett was offered a summer internship with PricewaterhouseCooper in San Francisco after winning and completing an externship with the firm last summer. He plans on attending the UA Master of Accounting Program in the fall and sitting for the CPA exam before starting his career in public accounting.
Senior Awards Past Recipients
Freeman Medal Recipients
Robie Medals Recipients
Nugent Awards Recipients
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