Robie Gold Medals

Wendell T. Robie of the class of 1917 and Inez Benzie Robie of the class of 1916 established the Robie Gold Medal Award.
Qualifications for this award include personal integrity, initiative, cooperativeness, enthusiasm, humility, well-rounded interests, active participation in student affairs, service to the University, willingness to give more than required, and love of God and country.
 
2021 Outstanding Senior Award Recipients:

Precious Craig

Precious Craig is graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in public health, with an emphasis in health promotion, and a minor in biochemistry. At the age of 3 she migrated from Lagos, Nigeria, to Phoenix. As a first-generation Nigerian immigrant, Precious has always valued the importance of education and is dedicated to serving others and giving back to her community.

During her time at the University of Arizona, Precious has served as a desk assistant at THINK TANK and as vice president of the Pre-Pharmacy Club. Additionally, she completed over 1,200 hours of community service as a youth academic specialist for Goodwill Metro. She worked closely with the METRO Goodwill Youth Program, which serves youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in school or working. She also acted as a youth liaison for an applied practice research study (Project Slate) under doctoral candidate Robert Clark. The aim of the study was to create stable lines of communication between youth and adults. Her undergraduate honors thesis is on Opportunity Youth and the influence of socioeconomic status. Precious served as a preceptor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health under Dr. Sheila Parker and has worked at the University of Arizona COVID-19 vaccine point of distribution as a pharmacy technician/dispensing runner, assisting in the preparation and distribution of vaccine. Additionally, she is a member of the United Way of Southern Arizona Youth Leadership council, where she works on youth advocacy projects.

Precious found her passion through forming mentorships and serving as a role model to fellow students striving to pursue higher education. She has been honored with several awards, including the Wildcat Excellence Award, a NAACP Tucson Scholarship, Dean’s List, the Laura and Arch Brown Scholarship, Richard Garcia Memorial Scholar, and Victoria Foundation/George Dean scholar.

After graduation, Precious will pursue a doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Arizona.


Brennen Feder

Brennen Feder is a third-generation graduate of the University of Arizona. He is graduating from the Honors College with Bachelor of Science in literacy, learning and leadership from the College of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in both management and entrepreneurship from the Eller College of Management.

Amplifying student voices and evoking positive change on campus have been the foundation of Brennen’s involvement on campus. With aspirations of becoming a university president, he has taken advantage of many student engagement opportunities. Brennen has been a member of University of Arizona committees, including the Student Service Fee Advisory Board, the University General Education Committee, the Student Affairs and Policy Committee, the Eller Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and the Undergraduate Council. In addition, Brennen founded the College of Education Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board and the Eller LGBTQ+ Advisory Board in an effort to create dialogue around pertinent topics.

Brennen has served in a variety of leadership roles at the University. These roles include president of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, president of SOPHOS Sophomore Honorary and president of Likins Hall Council. Additionally, Brennen conducted research in Dr. Jonathan Tullis’ Cognition and Memory in Education and Learning Lab in the College of Education and volunteered with Saving Animals from Euthanasia animal rescue.

Brennen received the 2021 National Collegian of the Year award from Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, selected out of the 13,000-plus members to represent the collegiate voice on the board of directors. He also received the Outstanding Student Organization President Award, earned the Highest Academic Distinction award and was one of Eller’s 2020 Outstanding Scholars of the Year.

Following graduation, Brennen will join Procter & Gamble as a growth analyst on the Amazon account team. He also will serve on the national board of directors of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity and will finish his term on the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Alumni Advisory Board.