2020 NASPA-AL Award Winners

2020-2021 NASPA-AL Awards

Region III
Application Deadline: November 30, 2020 | Award Type: regional

Each year NASPA-AL recognizes outstanding members across the state by honoring individual professionals with state awards.  To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one of your Alabama colleagues.  State winners will be nominated for consideration at the Region III awards level, as applicable.  Each nomination should include a current resume, contact information for both the nominee and nominator, and a minimum of one (maximum of two) letter of support written on official letterhead preferably from a current supervisor.

All award recipients must have an active membership with NASPA.

 

 

Question regarding the awards process can be directed to:

Jennifer Griffin | griffinj@uab.edu
Recognition Coordinator, NASPA-AL

Future Leader Award (Graduate Student)

Future Leader Award (Graduate Student)

The Future Leader Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a graduate student. Nominees 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 potential for substantial contributions to the student affairs profession.

*The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Rising Star Award (New Professional)

Rising Star Award (New Professional)

The Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a new professional in student affairs. Nominees demonstrate initiative, contribute to programs that address the needs of students and the institution, and create campus environments that promote student learning and personal development.

*The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III William Leftwich Award for Outstanding New Professional

Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement

Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement

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.

*The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III Bob E. Leach Award for Outstanding Service to Students

Spirit of Diversity Award

Spirit of Diversity Award

This award exemplifies the spirit of diversity as it applies to a commitment and appreciation for diversity and inclusion. Nominees have provided leadership and direction in fostering a culture of appreciation for multicultural values and the acceptance of individual and group differences.

*The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award

Region III Outstanding Service Award

Region III Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes sustained volunteerism to NASPA at the state, regional, or national levelthrough involvement in multiple branches (regions, knowledge communities, divisions, and groups) of the association. The recipient should have demonstrated significant impact on NASPA as an association through volunteer service.

*The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III John Koldus Award for Distinguished Service to NASPA Region III in instances where the recipient has held membership in NASPA for 10 years.

Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional

Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional

This award recognizes a mid-level student affairs professional who has demonstrated professional responsibility for the direction, oversight, and/or supervision of one or more student affairs functional areas, and/or one or more professional staff members.  The recipient should have a record of innovative programming that has had a significant impact on their respective campus.  Additionally, the recipient should demonstrate service to NASPA through volunteerism and/or leadership roles held at the state, regional, national or international level.

*The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III James E. Scott Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award.

Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs Through Teaching

Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs Through Teaching

This award recognizes a professional with responsibility for teaching graduate or professional school students who wish to pursue a career in higher education administration and student affairs. The award recipient should demonstrate consistent and excellence mentorship for graduate students as well as scholarly achievement and contribution across the profession.

*The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching Award

Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer

Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer

This award recognizes a senior administrator who serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer at their respective institution.  The recipient should be seen as collaborative, effective, and inspirational on their campus and have a high level of competency in developing staff. The CSAO should demonstrate exemplary managerial and administrative skills as well as leadership in campus and community initiatives. Additionally, this award recognizes a CSAO who has made significant contributions to professional associations through scholarship, leadership, and volunteerism.

 *The recipient of this award will be the NASPA-AL nominee for the Region III John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer