John J. Koldus, III Award 2017-06-07T08:54:49+00:00

John J. Koldus, III Award


Recipients are recognized for their strong interest in overall student development and success.

The selection committee considers, but is not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Contributions beyond occupational requirements through guidance, leadership and personal interest to enhance students’ experiences at Texas A&M University.
  • Exemplifies the Aggie Core Values.
  • Maintains direct student contact and is a role model.
  • Serves as an advocate for students and student issues.
  • Recognizes the uniqueness of every student.
  • Shows a commitment to students’ wellbeing.


Recipients must meet the following eligibility requirements to be recognized:

  • Be a current faculty or staff employee of Texas A&M University.
  • Not have received a John J. Koldus, III Award at any of the previous five DSA Awards ceremonies (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017).


  • A memento and a $2,000 donation awarded to a student organization or student activity of the recipient’s choice
  • One individual awarded

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination Form
  • Two¬†one-page letters of support

Any student, student organization, faculty, or staff member may nominate for this award.

This form will be open for submissions on January 16, 2018 at 8:00AM CST.

2016-2017: Karen Cambronero, Veteran Resource and Support Center

2015-2016: Kristi L. Hosea, University Police Department

2014-2015: Colonel Gerald “Jerry” Smith, USMC (Ret.), Veteran Resource & Support Center

2013-2014: Marcia Drost, Mathematics

2012-2013: Don Lewis, Mays Business School