Region VI NASPA AWARDS
Join Region VI in recognizing colleagues inspiring others and making positive change in student affairs.
2012 REGION VI AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE:
Sarah Wibe-Norris, Chair
Director of the University Village Apartments and The QUAD Apartments
Bethany Anderson, Arizona Representative
The University Of Arizona, Senior Community Director
Erica Lovano McCann, Southern California Representative
University of Southern California, Assistant Director Undergraduate Programs, Office of the Provost
Steve Jacobson, Northern California Representative
University of the Pacific, Associate Vice-President for Housing, Residential, Greek Life & Dining Services
Lori M. Ideta, Hawaii Representative
University of Hawaii-Manoa, Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students
Congratulations to our 2012 Region VI Award Recipients:
Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA:
Dr. Anthony R. Ross
California State University Los Angeles, Vice President for Student Affairs
Knowledge Community Achievement Award for Collaboration and Visibility:
Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community,
Represented by: Molly Bechtel, University of California, Merced, Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Women's Programs
Dorothy Keller New Professional Award:
Ashlea L. Wilson
California State University, Bakersfield, Facilities & Special Programs Coordinator
Innovative Program Award:
Kokua a Puni
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Native Hawaiian Student Services Initiative
Mid Level Student Affairs Professional Award:
Dr. Joy Hoffman
Whittier College, Director of the Cultural Center
Undergraduate Rising Star:
Wiliama R. Sanchez
Whittier College, NUFP Fellow
Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award:
John Hoffman, Ph.D
California State University Fullerton, Assistant Professor for Educational Leadership and Director, Doctor of Educational Leadership Program
Community College Professional Award:
Rio Hondo College, Dean, Student Affairs
Graduate Rising Star Award:
Sammy B. Sotoa
Master of Science in Higher Education at California State University, Fullerton,
Graduate Assistant at Rio Hondo College and Whittier College
The President's Award:
Sharon D. Herzberger
Whittier College, President
Distinguished Service to the Profession Award:
No candidate selected
Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean/Vice President:
No candidate selected
Please contact Sarah Wibe-Norris if you have any questions!
NASPA Region VI Award Categories
Community College Professional Award
This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to NASPA and/or the profession. Student Affairs professionals in all position are eligible for this award. The individual must have demonstrated active involvement with the profession, NASPA, and Community College research, policies, or practice at the regional level; contributed to creating a campus environment that promotes student learning and personal development; outstanding individual contribution in innovative and responsive services and programs that address varied and emerging needs of students; and a minimum of five years experience in student affairs.
Distinguished Service to the Profession
This award honors an individual’s outstanding achievement and contributions to the profession over an extended period of time. The nominee must demonstrate successful implementation of model innovations in the field of student affairs and exemplary record of service as a mentor for students and new professionals.
Dorothy Keller New Professional Award
Presented to an individual who is recognized by his/her peers or supervisor for superior service to his/her institution. The nominee should have seven years or less full-time experience in Student Affairs and demonstrates active involvement as a NASPA member.
Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA
This award is designed to honor individuals who have demonstrated continuous NASPA membership for ten years and served in a leadership role at the regional or national levels.
Graduate Rising Star Award
Recognizes a graduate student for achievement, involvement, and potential in the Student Affairs profession. The recipient will receive complementary registration for the regional conference as well as a $250 scholarship from Region VI.
Innovative Program Award
Presented to an institution or an individual that pursues the growth of staff, students, faculty, and/or community development, and enriches life on campus. The nominee should demonstrate innovation and creativity, and contribute immensely to the college/university.
Knowledge Community Achievement Award for Collaboration and Visibility
The Knowledge Community Achievement Award for Collaboration and Visibility is presented annually to Communities or representatives (KC Regional chairs) who have demonstrated high visibility and collaborative efforts with one or more Knowledge Communities in the region by promoting workshops, symposia, publications, programs and services. The award recipient will receive $500 for their Knowledge Community budget to be used for the creation of knowledge, marketing for increased membership, awards, speakers, retreats, and/or modest receptions at the regional conference, etc.
Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award
Student affairs professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience are eligible for this award. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession and who have contributed to programs that address the needs of students. Recipients must be experienced in creating campus environments that promote student learning & personal development.
This award is a special recognition given to a college or university president who has, over a sustained period of time, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting student affairs staff and programs. Nominees must show evidence of direct involvement in enhancing the quality of student life on campus, active attempts to involve students and student life staff in governing the institution, and demonstrable contributions to the profession which have an impact beyond an individual campus.
Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award
Named in honor of Sandra Kuchler, former Dean of Students at California State University at San Marcos. This award strives to recognize individuals for their ability to advocate and advise in administrative, organizational, and professional matters, as well as be an excellent role model for others.
Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean/Vice President
This is one of the region’s most prestigious awards, given to an individual who has excelled as a dean/vice president in the student affairs program. Senior Managers who are involved in campus/community leadership and university affairs, and who demonstrate high level competency in administrative skills are perfect candidates for this award.
Undergraduate Rising Star Award
Recognizes an undergraduate student for achievement, involvement, and potential in the Student Affairs profession. The recipient will receive complementary registration for the regional conference as well as a $250 scholarship from Region VI.