Professional Development Awards

It's time to nominate outstanding Student Affairs & Enrollment Management staff for their commitment to excellence. The Awards & Recognition Committee is currently accepting nominations for awards recognizing the contributions of outstanding staff in Student Affairs & Enrollment Managment and dedicated collaborative partners. Awards will be presented at the Annual Awards & Recognition Program that will be held May 1, 2014. Please find a short description of each award below, followed by links to the nomination and support forms. The deadline to submit nomination and support forms for each of these awards will be Monday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. Please submit them electronically to Angela Branson (abranson@niu.edu) or personally deliver them to her in Altgeld 208. It is the nominator's responsibility to ensure both the nomination and support form are submitted by the deadline. The Awards & Recognition Committee looks forward to your submissions!


Annual Recognition Program 2013 Award Winners

PDF of 2013 Annual Recognition Program

Past Award Winners

Writing Winning Award Nominations

Dolby Award for the Enhancement of Diversity - Recognizes the seasoned faculty or professional staff member from NIU most actively involved in enhancing the Division's commitment to diversity on campus. This individual will embody the Division's core value of "establishing an inclusive community." This award recognizes inclusion efforts related to racial, ethnic, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Involvement may be an assigned part of the nominee's job responsibilities or be voluntary service.

[nomination form] [support form]

Harry J. Canon Fellowship in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management - Supportive Professional Staff and Operating Staff professionals with at least one year of NIU work experience have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a different University department in order to broaden their skills and span of knowledge.

Summer/Fall 2014 Application

Ruth Haddock Award for Professional Development - Recognizes one Student Affairs & Enrollment Management SPS or Operating Staff professional who has made outstanding contributions beyond his/her position responsibilities to colleagues' professional development, thereby enhancing the quality of professionalism in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

[nomination form] [support form]

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award - Recognizes one graduate assistant in the Division who has made an outstanding contribution to Student Affairs & Enrollment Management through departmental involvement and a commitment to diversity, leadership, and professional development. This individual will also exemplify a successful academic and work balance.
A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

[nomination form] [support form]

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Outstanding New Professional Award - Recognizes two Student Affairs & Enrollment Management professionals (SPS and Operating Staff) who have made outstanding contributions toward achieving departmental goals, Divisional goals, and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management's core values.
Open to Student Affairs & Enrollment Management staff members with between six months and three years of full-time professional experience; must be at least half-time.

[nomination form] [support form]

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Outstanding Operating Staff Award - Recognizes an Operating Staff professional who provides outstanding student-centered service; who supports departmental goals, divisional goals, or Student Affairs & Enrollment Management's core values; who demonstrates professionalism and enthusiasm in daily interactions with staff and other offices; and who consistently assists others beyond position responsibilities.
Must be currently employed at least 50% time in a status position. 

[nomination form] [support form]

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Outstanding Professional Award - Recognizes an individual in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management who has made outstanding contributions toward achieving department/divisional goals, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management's core values, and leadership in his/her professional field or work environment. Nominees should have completed three or more years of full-time service.

[nomination form] [support form]

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Partner of Distinction - Recognizes two individuals or groups outside the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management who have made outstanding and/or sustained contributions to a program, department, or the mission and vision of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

[nomination form] [support form]