Sustainability Champions

Student, Staff, and Community Awards

Nichols Sustainability Scholarship 

This scholarship was created in 2006 to reward students who commit to making a difference when it comes to environmental, social and fiscal responsibility, and can demonstrate Nichols' commitment to sustainability.

2021 Winners

  • Maisie Wiler
  • Lauren Weimer
  • Natalee Williams

2020 Winners

  • Carolyn Morgan
  • Brooke Keck
  • Rebecca Damuth
  • Adara Dawson
  • Maya Deciechi


Dave Feenstra Scholarship

The purpose of the fund is to honor Dave’s legacy by providing financial support for a “lead intern” at the Sustainable Agriculture Project who exemplifies Dave’s natural leadership and mentorship skills. 
2019 Winner:

  • Margaux Sellnau


Sustainability Champions Award

Sustainability Champions are individuals who, by practice and belief, support the ideals of sustainable practice and using a triple bottom-line approach to problems and issues. The champions have demonstrated that they support both in word and deed, and can be looked to as leaders in sustainability.

2021 Award Winners

Student Award Winners

  • Hannah Carson
  • Kathryn Carey
  • Hayley Blair
  • Alejandro Hoban
  • Angela Haan 
  • Meghan Nash 
  • Andrew Vickery 
  • Olivia Schneider
  • Grayson Higgins
  • Cody Thammavongsa   

Special Honor

  • Loren & Allison Rullman
  • Tim Thimmesch

2020 Award Winners

Student Award Winners

  • Francesca Ortisi
  • Julia Majewski
  • Natasha Stewart
  • Gregory Goodwine
  • Mary Hirschauer 
  • Sabrina Jenkins 
  • Griffin Rogers 
  • Clayton Rzepka   

Faculty/Staff Award Winners

  • Joe Bitely
  • Kaileigh Hennard
  • Dave Edwards
  • Mark Minnema
  • Marc Westrate
  • Alan Scott
  • Vince St. Germain
  • Kate Fairman

Community Award Winners

  • Marci Cisneros

Group Award

Repair Clinic

  • Colleen Lindsay-Bailey
  • Monica Johnstone

Special Honor

  • Kelly Parker