Nik Madsen Memorial Endowment Student Awards

2020/21 Student Award Recipients (l to r: Kinley Hartigan, Shayna Amster, Raul Gonzalez)

Each spring, Adventure Rec student leaders are encouraged to apply to receive financial awards to further their leadership development through outdoor professional certifications or related experiences. The annual interest from the Nik Madsen Memorial Endowment makes these awards possible. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making these leadership development opportunities possible. Below is a list of student recipients and award usage.

2020/21
Kinley Hartigan Rec Rental, Rec Volunteer $1,400 National Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness First Responder course
Raul Gonzalez Rec Volunteer $738 National Outdoor Leadership School People of Color Southwest Climbing expedition
Shayna Amster Kayak Leader, Rec Volunteer $400 ARTA California Pro Guide Training (whitewater raft guiding)
2019/20
Nicolette Hodgson Rec Leader $1,345 National Outdoor Leadership School Pacific Northwest Trip Leader course 
Ruben Perez Rec Leader $750 Wilderness First Responder certification course
Evan Somma Surf Instructor $240 Swiftwater Rescue certification course

Read more about the 2019 student recipients in the UCSC Adventure Rec Register Fall 2019 newsletter.