Region VI Community College Professional Award

Region VI
Application Deadline: August 7, 2020 | Award Type: regional

The Community College Professional Award is presented to a student affairs professional at a community college who has demonstrated active involvement with the profession, NASPA, and community college research, policies, and/or practice. Nominees must show evidence of contributing to the creation of a campus environment that promotes student learning and development, as well as to providing innovative and responsive services that address student needs. The award is open to professionals at all levels who have at least five (5) years of experience working in student affairs at a community college. 

Award Criteria:

  •       Demonstrated active involvement with the profession, NASPA, and community college research, policies, and/or practice at the regional or national level
  •       Contributes to the creation of a community college campus environment that promotes student learning and development
  •       Provides innovative and responsive services that address the needs of community college students
  •       A minimum of five (5) years of experience in student affairs at a community college
  •       Active individual NASPA membership
  •       Current employment at, or recently retired from, a community college in NASPA Region VI

Presented By

Region VI

Nomination Guidelines

Nominating someone is easy! One person should coordinate the submission and follow these steps.

  • STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination

  • STEP 2: Collect two (2) letters of support and a copy of the nominee’s resume.

  • STEP 3: The person coordinating the nomination should gather the nomination materials then go online to submit. You must upload all of the information at the same time. This person should then submit the nomination letter, letters of support online.

  • STEP 4: Submit the nomination by the published deadline!

Questions? Christine Quemuel, Nominations and Awards Chair, at quemuel@hawaii.edu.

Past Recipients - Region VI Community College Professional Award

2019 – Damien Pena, Venutra College

2018 – Anthony Gutierrez, Cuesta College

2017 – Irene Robles-Lopez

2016 – Aida Cuenza-Uvas, Mt. San Antonio College

2012 – Dyrell Foster, Rio Hondo College

2011 – Denise Swett, Foothill College

2010 – Kathryn L. Mueller, Orange Coast College

2009 – Henry Gee, Rio Hondo College