Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community Outstanding Professional Award

The mission of the Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community is to enhance and contribute to the conversations about spirituality in higher education across all types of post-secondary institutions. This knowledge community welcomes practitioners, students and faculty members from the profession of student affairs as well as persons for whom spirituality and religion constitute a major element of their work in higher education.

Currently the Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education  Knowledge Community wishes to recognize extraordinary efforts for college student spiritual and religious development by presenting two annual awards.

The Outstanding Professional Award is given annually to a NASPA member who has made great professional contributions to the Promotion of spirituality and religion on their campus. The individual has devoted time, energy, and passion to the growth of colleagues' and students' spiritual or faith identity and has had a transformative impact on their campus. 

Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education

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Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2019

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The following materials are needed in ordered to be considered for the Outstanding Professional Award

  • Recipient must be a member of NASPA
  • Evidence for why the nominee should be considered
  • Supplemental documents (letters of recommendation/support, institutional reports, websites, newsletters, etc)

Current Recipients

Past Recipients

  • 2018 | Dave Wright

    Director for Spiritual Life & Civic Engagement - University of Puget Sound

  • 2017 | Dr. Dafina-Lazarus (D-L)¬†Stewart

    Tri-Director, Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) and Professor, School of Education - Colorado State University

  • 2016 | Hilary Martin Himan

    Chamberlin Social Justice and Faith in Action Coordinator - Lewis & Clark College

  • 2015 | Rev. J. Cody Nielsen

    Campus Minister - University of Minnesota