Division of Student Affairs

Tobin Memorial and Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Awards



Each spring a campus-wide committee selects the winner of the Tobin Memorial Award and the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award, UW's prestigious recognition for outstanding graduating male and female.

The awardees are recognized as the ideal role models of student scholarship and achievement.

Each January individuals are invited to nominate students they believe are worthy of recognition.


Awards Process: 

To initiate the process, a nominator submits a letter of nomination. Nomination letters are due by Friday, February 10, 2023. The nomination letter should describe why the student is being nominated and how the student meets the award criteria listed below. The letter should be sent to studentaffairs@uwyo.edu.  

Beginning Monday, February 13, each nominated student will be contacted and asked to prepare supplemental information that includes a resume, two additional letters of recommendation from individuals other than their nominator, and a one-page personal statement highlighting the student’s scholarship, leadership, and contributions to UW. Nominated students will have until Friday, March 10 to submit a complete packet of supplemental materials. 

The selection committee will review nomination packets and determine a slate of 10-12 finalists to interview. After interviews, the committee will select recipients. The finalists and recipients will be recognized at the annual Tobin-Spitaleri luncheon on Tuesday, April 25. 

Criteria for the Tobin and Spitaleri awards:

  • Academic excellence and achievement
  • Contributions and service to the University of Wyoming
  • Active participation and leadership in co-curricular activities
  • Demonstrated character and citizenship
    • Will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023

Congratulations to the 2022 Nominees & Finalists

*Finalists are underlined

Stephanie Diamond Nicole Morshead Madison Wooley Katherine Rose Swenson
Sophia Helmkamp Isla Skinner Kristen Covello Riley Coburn
Connor Rindler Wendy Luna Garcia Cole Munari Rebecca Lawrece
Hannah Rhymes Emma Dixon

2023 Tobin & Spitaleri Awards Nomination Timeline 

The Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award and Tobin Memorial Award 


Spring 2023 Timeline 



15             First notice sent to campus 


6             Reminder Email  


24            Reminder Email 


10            Deadline for nominations to Student Affairs 

11            Students notified of nomination via email  


10            Deadline for completed student nomination packets due to Student Affairs 

13-17       Spring Break – Committee Reviews Materials 

27-30       Student Interviews 

31            Committee meeting at 4:00 to discuss evaluations and select finalists.  Dinner will be served in Old Main,                          Room #404 

                Student Affairs will notify nominees not selected as finalists; schedule interviews 
                with finalists 


3-7            Student Finalist Interviews 

25             Luncheon to honor nominees and finalists and announce winners  (12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Ballroom at                           the Gateway Center) 

Tobin & Spitaleri Awards Luncheon 

The Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri and Tobin Memorial Award winners will be announced and celebrated at a luncheon.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM

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