Brandon Miranda was voted by students, staff and faculty as the winner of the 2014 Tommie Award.

Miranda, a senior majoring in Catholic Studies and Political Science, has been involved in many aspects of St. Thomas student life, including Tommie Ambassadors, Undergraduate Student Government, Concert Choir and Summit Singers.

Friend and classmate Emily Casey wrote in a testimonial about Miranda, “Brandon has a way of making anyone feel comfortable, no matter the situation. This is why he has succeeded in his leadership roles, in his classes and around campus. He is not afraid to put himself out there to make new connections, meet new people and express his ideas.”

Miranda was chosen from a field of three final candidates. The other two were Eden Checkol and Danielle Francen.

With the exception of 1945 and 1946, the Tommie Award has been presented annually since 1931 to a St. Thomas senior. The award recognizes achievements in scholarship, leadership and campus involvement, and represents the highest ideals of the university. Past recipients can be viewed on the Tommie Award website.