Announcing the 2016 SSDP award nominees

10 days from today, at SSDP2016, we will recognize outstanding achievements of our network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below.

Congratulations and thanks for your hard work!

Change Beyond Campus

  • Bowling Green State University
  • California State University Long Beach
  • Irish SSDP chapters
  • Ohio State University
  • University of California Davis
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville

Dave Borden Friend of SSDP

  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Marijuana Today
  • Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
  • Students for Liberty
  • This Week in Drugs
  • Women Grow

Morgan Lesko Online Activism

  • Arizona State University
  • Penelope Hill
  • Sarah Merrigan
  • University of Connecticut

Outstanding Alumnus (in service to drug policy reform)

  • Graham de Barra
  • Mikayla Hellwich
  • Mike Liszewski
  • Evan Nison
  • Thom Silverstein
  • Shaleen Title

Outstanding Alumnus (in service to SSDP)

  • Michael Blunk
  • Kat Humphries
  • Kat Murti
  • Dr. Vilmarie Narloch
  • A. Kathryn Parker
  • Julie Roberts
  • Sam Tracy
  • Chris Wallis
  • Rachelle Yeung

Outstanding Chapter
(2 winners will be selected)

  • College of Charleston
  • Dickinson College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Reed College
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
  • University of California Davis
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of New Mexico Law School
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Texas Austin

Outstanding Student Activist

  • Maryanne Alderson 
  • Sarah Diem
  • Miranda Gottlieb
  • Dan Kirby
  • Sarah Merrigan
  • Sara Velimirovic
  • Cassie Young

Outstanding Student Organizer

  • Miranda Gottlieb
  • Elizabeth Henneman
  • Cameron Price
  • Farrah Pruskauer
  • Emma Guadalupe Rodriguez Romero
  • Sarah Saucedo

Rising Star Chapter

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Guilford College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Salem College
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • Yale University

Rising Star Activist

  • Gunnar Aas
  • Moronfolu Adeniyi
  • Matthew Aragon
  • Sarah Diem
  • Richard Hartnell
  • Penelope Hill
  • Brian Messina

Scott & Cyan Banister Campus Change

  • College of Charleston
  • Dickinson College
  • George Washington University
  • Salem College
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville

Stuart Ableson Goodwill

  • Bergstrom Foundation
  • Berkeley Patients Group
  • René and Susan Ruiz
  • Marijuana Business Daily
  • Verdes Foundation

Aditionally, there will be a few awards presented for which nominees will not be announced. Those include:

  • Fundraising Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Unsung Hero Award