Allison Stump Honored with the 2020 Outstanding Student Award

Senior Allison Stump has been recognized with The Outstanding Student Award, Walsh's most prestigious academic honor. This award is given annually to a graduating senior with a high cumulative grade point average, a record meeting rigorous challenges, and demonstrated ability to apply intellectual mastery. This year's honoree Allison Stump is from New Washington, Ohio, and will be graduating Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. Visit this dedicated page on our Walsh website to review a full-list of this year’s special honors. 

During her educational career at Walsh University, Allison Stump has earned high academic honors as a Br. Francis Blouin Global Scholar while pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy.

Her academic accomplishments have earned her Dean’s List honors each semester. She has shared her love for Walsh University to prospective students with leadership roles as a Campus Guide for the Admissions Office and as an intern with the Office of Mission Implementation where she helped to promote the mission of the Brothers of Christian Instruction and the Catholic identity of Walsh University.

During the summer of 2018, Allison served as an intern with the Diocese of Toledo, Office for Life and Justice. In this role, she engaged with the pro-life community of northeast Ohio, creating a dialogue between diocesan priests, lay faithful and parish communities to promote a culture of life. As an intern, she organized pro-life events and campaigns.  

An active member of the Walsh community, Allison was a member of the Adoration team for the St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Chapel, Cavs for Life Core Team, Hoover Hop Presents Committee and a member of the Walsh Chorale and Chamber Singers.  She has been a volunteer with the Refuge of Hope, House of Loreto, LAST Life Advocacy Student Training and served as a Cantor at St. Paul and St. Bernard Catholic Churches. She was a regular participant in the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigils since 2016 and the annual National March for Life in Washington D.C.  In addition to her internship with the Walsh University Campus Ministry Office, she was a member of the Walsh Catholic Identity Committee from 2018-2019.

As a member of the Blouin Global Scholars, Allison worked to find solutions to food sustainability and hunger issues locally and abroad. In December 2017, she traveled with her cohort to Moshi, Tanzania, to examine food and culture in an underdeveloped country. During the summer of 2019, students worked in small groups to research different avenues of their topic by engaging in multiple food related topics in Rome, Italy. When they were not studying abroad, the Senior cohort took multiple classes together to investigate their topic and created a community garden in Walsh University’s Hoover Park. She was an active volunteer with Summit Squared since 2017 and a volunteer with the Ohio Hunger Dialogues held at Walsh in September 2019.

Following graduation, Allison hopes to secure a position that will defend human life and dignity through the restoration of Catholic culture.