Region II Community College Professional Award

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

  • STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination
  • STEP 2: Collect a minimum two (2) letters, maximum of five (5), 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!

Each year NASPA recognizes outstanding members by honoring individual professionals with regional awards. To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one of your Region II colleagues.

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 commuity 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 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. Each nomination packet should include two (but no more than five) letters of support from colleagues in addition to your formal nomination letter. The packet should also include the nominee's resume.

Questions? Contact Michelle Van-Ess Grant, Nominations and Awards Co-Chair at michelle_vaness@fitnyc.edu.

Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019

A nomination can help you to show appreciation for the people that you work with and an award can bring recognition to an individual and an institution! Join us in recognizing the outstanding achievements of both individuals and programs within NASPA Region II.

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The successful nomination will address all the following criteria.

  • Demonstrated 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 personal development
  • Outstanding individual contributions providing innovative and responsive services addressing varied/emerging needs of community college students
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in student affairs at a community college
  • Active individual NASPA membership

Past Recipients

  • 2015 | Renee Freeman-Butler

    Special Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs/Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives - La Guardia Community College

  • 2018 | Erin Marulli

    Assistant Director Broome County HEARS - SUNY Broome Community College/Binghamton University