2015 AL-NASPA Awards
Nominations EXTENDED TO January 15, 2015!!!
Future Leader Award (Undergraduate or Graduate Student)
The Future Leader Award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a student. Nominators should consider nominees that have made a significant contribution to their campus, demonstrated academic achievement, exceeded the expectations of their respective leadership positions, assumed a leadership role at their institution and demonstrated an interest in the field of student affairs, and/or in higher education. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence that speaks to the characteristics of this award.
Rising Star Award (New Professional)
The Rising Star Award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a new professional in student affairs. Nominators should consider nominees that demonstrate initiative, contribute to programs that address the needs of students and institutions, create campus environments that promote student learning and personal development, and contribute work that supports the advancement of student support in higher education. Self-nominations are encouraged. This professional has worked 1-4 years in the student affairs field and has contributed in various ways to the student culture on campus. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence that speak to the characteristics of this award.
Outstanding Contribution to Student Development
The purpose of this award is to recognize a professional’s work at the campus level in the area of student programs. This recipient makes contributions above and beyond the assigned duties of their position and has a significant impact on student programs at their institution. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less how the nominee has impacted their institution through student programs.
Spirit of Diversity Award
This recipient exemplifies the spirit of diversity as it applies to a commitment and appreciation for diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the recipient has provided leadership and direction in fostering a culture of appreciation for multicultural values and the acceptance of individual and group differences. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence that speak to the characteristics of this award.
Region III Outstanding Service Award
NASPA membership is required for this nominee. The Outstanding Service Award recipient exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism as it applies to NASPA at the state, regional or national level. The nominee should have a record of involvement in Region III, which may include active committee membership, board membership, conference presentation, or volunteer service. Nominators are to describe in 250 words or less the supporting evidence to support the characteristics of this award.