2014-08-03

NASPA-FL 2019 Awards

Each year NASPA recognizes outstanding programs with regional awards. To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one of institutional programs for a Program Award.  State winners will be forwarded for consideration at the regional and national awards level, as applicable. Each nomination should include a letter of nomination, up to three support letters (preferably one from a current supervisor), and an in-depth overview of the program being nominated and its success. Nominations are open, with a deadline of August 26, 2019.  Winners will be notified in October and the presentation of the awards will take place at the NASPA Florida Drive In Conference. Award winners should make every attempt to attend the Drive In at the University of South Florida in Tampa.  

Please review the criteria required in each section and provide the information as needed. Only one award can be selected per submission. 

Questions regarding the awards process can be directed to:

Joanna Garcia

jogarcia@fiu.edu

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Award Information

Deadline: Aug. 26, 2019

Nominations can be submitted below.

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Award Types

Individual Awards

  • NASPA-Florida Graduate Student of the Year Award
    • NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize the contributions of graduate student members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration. Through the implementation of this award, all NASPA members are encouraged to nominate graduate students in the field of Student Affairs whose programs, initiatives, and outreach to the university excel on at your institution. 
    • Nominees must be a NASPA member and currently employed at an institution within the State of Florida.
  • NASPA-Florida New Professional of the Year Award
    • NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize the contributions of new professional members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration. Through the implementation of this award, all NASPA members are encouraged to nominate new professionals with 1 to 5 years of experience in the field of Student Affairs whose programs, initiatives, and outreach to the university excel on at your institution.
    • Nominees must be a NASPA member and currently employed at an institution within the State of Florida.
  • NASPA-Florida Mid-Manager of the Year Award
    • NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize the contributions of Mid-Manager members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration. Through the implementation of this award, all NASPA members are encouraged to nominate mid managers with 5+ years of experience in the field of Student Affairs whose programs, initiatives, and outreach to the university excel on at your institution.
    • Nominees must be a NASPA member and currently employed at an institution within the state of Florida.
  • NASPA-Florida Outstanding Service to Students Award
    • NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize the contributions of professionals who consistently give time and effort counseling, advising and supporting students. Through the implementation of this award, all NASPA members are encouraged to nominate professionals whose mentorship of students exceeds an individual's given job responsibilities. Nominees should exhibit some of the following characteristics:
      • Genuine and since sense of caring and concern for students
      • A commitment to personalized student experiences and evidence of successful efforts in humanizing the campus community
      • High quality interaction with individual students and student groups
      • Evidence of successful student advocacy
      • Evidence of performance above and beyond the call of duty while serving multiple roles within the campus community
    • Each nomination must include a letter of support from a student. Any NASPA member, regardless of position, is eligible for this award.
    • Nominees must be a NASPA member and currently employed at an institution within the state of Florida.
  • NASPA-Florida Research Award
    • NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize the outstanding ongoing scholarly and research contributions of an individual or individuals in the area of higher education and student affairs. Considered during the selection process for this award are
    1. Contributions to the field of student affairs through scholarly research, publication, and presentations
    2.  Support and promotion of scholarly research through mentoring and positive role modeling for other professionals and graduate students
    3. Contributions to the mission, vision, and goals of NASPA.
    • A successful candidate may possess any combination of the aforementioned characteristics. Through the implementation of this award, all NASPA members are encouraged to nominate professionals at any stage of their higher education career. Any NASPA member, regardless of position, is eligible for this award.
    • Nominees must be a NASPA member and currently employed at an institution within the state of Florida.

Special Awards

  • NASPA-Florida Travel Award
    • NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize the university who traveled the longest distance and sent the most members to the NASPA-Florida Drive-in Conference. The winner of this award will be calculated by the number of registered delegates who attended the NASPA-Florida Conference times the miles they traveled. The calculation of this award will be completed by the NASPA-Florida Board. This award will presented at the closing Conference Awards Ceremony.
  • Social Media Award
    • NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize an individual who is the most active participant via Social Media for the NASPA-Florida Drive-in Conference. The winner of this award will be calculated by social media activity level related to the 2019 Florida Drive-In Conference. The winner of this award will receive a free conference registration for NASPA Florida Drive-In 2020. This award will be presented at the closing Conference Awards Ceremony.

Program Awards

  • NASPA-Florida "Programs of Distinction"
    • The NASPA-Florida "Programs of Distinction" awards are designed to celebrate strong programs and services provided for students throughout the state of Florida. Entries will be submitted and judged within one of the following ten categories:
      • Housing, Residence Life, Contracted Services, Student Conduct, and related
      • Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership, and related
      • Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Orientation, Parents, First Year, Other Year, and related
      • Student Health, Wellness, Counseling, and related
      • International, Multicultural, Cultural, Gender, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Disability, and related
      • Careers, Academic Support, Service-Learning, Community Service, and related
      • Off-Campus, Commuter, Non-traditional, Graduate, Professional, and related
      • Athletic, Recreation, Physical Fitness, Non-Varsity Sports, and related
      • Administrative, Assessment, Information Technology, Fundraising, Professional Development, and related
      • Violence Education and Prevention, Crisis Management, Campus Security, and related
    • Materials to submit
      • Correspond to one Excellence Award category
      • Include a program title
      • Executive Summary (500 words or less)
      • Description and Outline (1,250 words or less)
      • Assessment Data (1,250 words or less)
      • Letters of Support (Maximum of three)
    • Criteria for Judging
      • Entries within each category will be reviewed by a cross-section of experienced NASPA members. Three to five judges will independently review submissions using the following criteria:
        • Positive impact on student learning, transitions, retention, and/or success
        • Relevance to institutional mission
        • Demonstration of success in addressing student needs and/or critical campus issues
        • Importance to one or more program areas included in this category
        • Collaboration with academic affairs and other departments
        • Originality and creativity
        • Effective use of technology and other resources
        • Innovative practical use of research and/or assessment and linking to learning outcomes
        • Evidence of sustainability
        • Quality of program description and submission



Past Recipients

  • 2015 Outstanding Service to Students | Ashley Grimes

    - Florida International University

  • 2015 Mid-Manager of the Year | Whitney McDonald

    - Rollins College

  • 2015 New Professional of the Year | Kori Pruett

    - Florida State University

  • 2015 KC Chair of the Year | Caitlyn Zang

    - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

  • 2015 Graduate Student of the Year | Taylor Locks

    - Florida State University

  • 2015 Travel Award | Florida International University

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  • 2015 Social Media Award | Pam Malyk

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  • 2015 Nomination Award | Florida State University

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  • 2014 Graduate Student of the Year | Sarah Cohen

    - University of West Florida

  • 2014 New Professional of the Year | Jessica Searcy

    - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

  • 2014 Mid Manager of the Year | Antron Mahoney

    - Florida State University

  • 2014 Outstanding Service to Students Award | Nancy Benavides

    - Florida State University

  • 2014 NASPA Florida Research Award | Dr. Kathy Guthrie and Dr. Laura Osteen

    - Florida State University

  • 2014 Programs of Distinction | Emerging Leaders Experience & Undergraduate Student Success Fair

    - Nova Southeastern University

  • 2013 Graduate Student of the Year | Greg Langstaff

    - Nova Southeastern University

  • 2013 New Professional of the Year | Joanna Garcia

    - Florida International University

  • 2013 Mid-Level Manager of the Year | Craig Cunningham

    - Florida International University

  • 2013 Outstanding Service to Students | Alexis Fulks

    - Florida International University

  • 2013 Program of Distinction | Florida International University

    Leadership Summit - Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership, and related

  • 2012 Graduate Student of the Year | Stefanie Kasven

    - Nova Southeastern University

  • 2012 Mid-Level Manager of the Year | Stacey Malaret

    - University of Central Florida

  • 2012 Outstanding Service to Students | Jen Day Shaw

    - University of Florida

  • 2012 Program of Distinction | Florida International University

    Leadership Summit - Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership, and related

  • 2012 Travel Award | University of West Florida

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  • 2011 Graduate Student of the Year (Masters) | Christina Wan

    - University of Florida

  • 2011 Graduate Student of the Year (Doctoral) | Mackenzie Streit

    - Florida State University

  • 2011 New Professional of the Year | Amber Hampton

    - Florida State University

  • 2011 Mid-Level Manager of the Year | Megan Frisque

    - University of Tampa

  • 2011 Outstanding Service to Students | Rina Tovar

    - Stetson University

  • 2011 Programs of Distinction | Florida Atlantic University

    Camp Owls Experience - Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Orientation, Parents, First Year, Other Year, and related

  • 2011 Programs of Distinction | The Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promoting Faith, Values and Spirituality - International, Multicultural, Cultural, Gender, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Disability, and related

  • 2011 Programs of Distinction | Florida State University

    Seminole Sensation Week - Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership, and related

  • 2010 Graduate Student of the Year | Andrew Mauk

    - Florida State University

  • 2010 New Professional of the Year | Maurice Brown

    - Kaplan University

  • 2010 Mid-Level Manager of the Year | Michael Farly

    - College of Law, Stetson University

  • 2010 Travel Award | Nova Southeastern University

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