Viking Pilot Award
Viking Pilots are those who conduct or set the course of student life on campus. The Viking Pilot Award was founded in 1931 by the staff of the Blizzard, then the name of the college yearbook. At that time, the subscribers to the yearbook elected the ten most prominent students on campus. The purpose of the award was to honor those individuals that were engaged in a multitude of campus activities and were acclaimed for their participation in the social and extracurricular life of the college. At that time, the recipients were known as “Propellers.”
In 1936, the students expressed a desire for a more meaningful name, and the name “Viking Pilot” emerged as more representative of the leadership function.
Today, the Viking Pilot Award remains a prestigious student honor, recognizing those campus leaders who have made substantial contributions to the quality of life on campus.
Viking Pilots are elected each year by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators.
2020 Viking Pilot Award Winners
- Denzel Kennedy
- Hannah Anderson
- Emily Smith
- Jayme Menard
- Kourtney Hintz
- Liv Borchers
- Sofia Muruato
- Sydney Brunmeier
- Taylor Bearinger
Senator of the Semester
The Fall 2021 Senator of the Semester is Garret Fettig! Garret is the PR Manager for Student Senate. He has taken lots of initiative and implemented new ideas for our Senate. Our social media presence has grown significantly since Garret has taken over the role of PR. Make sure to follow us on all social media platforms to see the hard work Garret has put in!