Magis Awards for Leadership
Magis Award recipients are students, nominated by staff, who have demonstrated the concept of magis in some way (i.e. doing more for Christ, doing more for others, “the more universal good”). Magis should be thought of as depth and not necessarily quantity of engagements. A student who receives a Magis award is someone who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, excellence, dedication and commitment above and beyond the requirements of a paid or appointed role in the academic year in which they are nominated. These awards are selected by a a committee comprised of staff across Student Affairs and Campus Ministry and announced at the awards ceremony.
2023 Magis Award Recipients
First-year: Jasmine Scott
Jasmine Scott is a freshman majoring in Psychology. She is currently one of the co-presidents of Black Mindz. Black Mindz is a space on campus where people of color can come and discuss mental health while doing activities. Jasmine wanted this club to be a comfortable non-judgement environment so that students can have another community on campus specifically for bettering their mental health. Jasmine and her team have collaborated with the Center of Engagement and Inclusion, the Counseling Center, and Greek Life on Campus. Jasmine is also apart of the Urban Scholar program along with being a part of the Honors Program here at Marquette. She has been involved with many events that have given her insight on how to be a leader.
Sophomore: Amyah Brooks
Amyah Brooks is a Sophomore majoring in Political Science and Social Welfare/Justice with minors in Spanish and Criminology. She currently serves as President Pro-Tempore and as senator for The College of Arts and Science in Student Government. She is on the advisory board for Marquette University Police Department. She is an active member with her faith on campus by being a part of Campus Ministry as a retreat director and a part of Campus Crusades. She volunteers weekly at The Cathedral Center by taking care of children. She holds three campus jobs as a Social Engagement intern with Late Night Marquette, a server at the Annex, and a receptionist at Carpenter tower. She is a RISE mentor for first year students.
Junior: Claire Schomogyi
Claire Schomogyi is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in theology, minoring in biology and psychology, all in hope of pursuing her doctorate in occupational therapy. She is also a part of the E-lead and Honors programs! Claire is the President of both Occupational Therapy Club and Coffee Club! I also work with the Campus Ministry offices as an office assistant and social media intern. She is a huge participant in all they put on from soup with substance, adoration, liturgy, retreats, and ignite!! Two times a week, she works with Food Recovery Network. She has also served as a DR in Straz, an OL, and in CPC. She is also part of the Tuesday Night Mass Choir and intramural sports!
Senior: Nora Graham
Nora Graham is a senior majoring in Peace Studies and minoring in Sociology and History. They have worked as a Programming Assistant in the Center for Community Service for the past three years assisting in a variety of different areas. This includes planning and coordinating Make a Difference Day, Hunger Clean Up, Marquette Volunteer Corps, and Justice in Action. Additionally, Nora has been involved with Midnight Run since freshman year, serving as a coordinator and later co-coordinator of the organization. In both of these positions, Nora worked with other student leaders to build community, empower others in their leadership and in their work for creating a more just world.