Outstanding Students of the Year

These students embody the ideals of academic excellence, service to others, and leadership that make Cal Poly Humboldt such an incredible place to be at. The winners of each category can be seen on their category page. 

And the 2 Overall Outstanding Students of the Year for 2022-2023 are...

Steffi Puerto portrait

Steffi Puerto
Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies AND Journalism and Mass Communication

Molly Urtz portrait

Molly Urtz
Social Work (Minor in English Writing)

2021-2022 Outstanding Student Award Winners

The Two Overall Outstanding Students of the Year

These Outstanding Student Awards recognize the excellence and achievements of our students. The awards include:

For Academic Awards:

  • Excellence in Academic Discipline for CNRS/CPS/CAHSS

  • Excellence in Visual & Performing Arts

  • Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Award

  • Outstanding Student Research

For Co-Curricular Awards

  • Outstanding Contribution to a Campus Club, Program, or Organization

  • Outstanding Contribution to an Associated Students Program

  • Al Elpusan Award for Student Activism

  • Award for Excellence in Community Service

  • Award for Excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics or Sports Clubs

  • Award for Excellence in Sustainability

  • Award for Excellence in Student Employment

The nomination process is closed for Academic year 2021-2022 and will reopen for academic year 2022-2023 in December 2022. 

For information on 21/22 nomination timeline, go to osa.humboldt.edu/nomination-process for the timeline and nomination link


All winners will receive a beautiful and sustainable burl wood award from Redwood Laser. In addition, the two overall outstanding student award winners will receive their award and a monetary award from the Webb Leadership Endowment. 

If you have any questions, email osl@humboldt.edu