Associated Students hosted the annual Aztec Achievement Awards last Thursday evening, recognizing excellence in the numerous contributions from San Diego State’s own faculty, staff, students and community members.
SDSU president Elliot Hirshman proudly acknowledged the efforts of attendees, saying the event was a highlight of hard work. He ended his speech by saying, “You make us proud and you make our university great.”
During the ceremony, there were several emotional moments. Some of these included colleges and friends dedicating a moment of silence to mourn fellow Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity president, Barzeen Barzanji, to affectionate introductions to esteemed award winners.
A few of the awardees were the Student Affairs Board for the “Most Improved A.S. Board & Committee Award,” the College of Sciences for the “Most Improved College Council Award,” and Joe Ferrero, former A.S. vice president of finance, winning the “Outstanding Alumni Award.” Ferrero set up a scholarship for student leaders with financial need.
The ceremony also served as a smooth transition from the current A.S. representatives to the newly elected A.S. executive officers. The event also served as an opportunity to thank individuals and commemorate the past accomplishments of the board.