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Northwest Missouri State University


B.D. Owens Library Research Awards: Kathleen Wilmes, John Wallace, Brittni Ebrecht
Community Leadership Award: St Jude Up ‘til Dawn
Outstanding New Organization of the Year: Alpha Kappa Psi
Outstanding Program of the Year: Sigma Society Bridal Show
Blue Key Outstanding Class Members: Brian Geraghty, Ashton Raffety, Kristy Langendorfer, Katie Mahoney
Outstanding Student Organization: Sigma Kappa
2013 Certified Student Leaders
Student Employment Team of the Year: Center for Information Technology in Education
Student Employee of the Year: Parker, Henggeler, Jones, McCall, Williams and Platt.
Tower Service Award for Excellence as a Team: Information Systems Help Desk
Tower Service Award for Excellence: Cody Uhing, Dr. Ahmed Malkawi

Complete list of 2013 Award Winners

 

Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony
3:15 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014
Ballroom, J.W. Jones Student Union

 

The Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony is a collaborative celebration to recognize excellence among Northwest students, faculty and staff. This event celebrates awards presented by Student Senate, the Office of Campus Activities, Student Employment and B.D. Owens Library.

Click on an award below for a full description and criteria. To make a nomination, click on "Submit Nomination Form." Make special note of deadlines! Please feel free to make more than one nomination (unless noted otherwise). More awards will open up for nominations at the start of the spring trimester.


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Student Employment

Student Employee of the Year

All student employment supervisors will have the opportunity to submit a nomination for Northwest Student Employee of the Year.  The student employee must be eligible based on the guidelines established by the National Student Employee Association criteria (please see nomination guidelines, on the nomination form, for specifics). The nomination will consist of: 

  1. a completed nomination form;
  2. a formal letter of recommendation completed by the nominating supervisor specifically addressing the following areas: 
    • Reliability
    • Initiative
    • Professionalism
    • Quality of Work
    • Uniqueness of Contribution
  3. three letters of recommendation completed by other supervisors, coworkers or individuals who may interact with the nominee
    • It is critical the letter of nomination be as descriptive as possible as it is the only criteria utilized by the regional organization to determine the State of Missouri Student Employee.
  • Nominations are closed.

Team of the Year

All student employment supervisors will have the opportunity to submit a nomination for Northwest Outstanding Team of the Year.   The team must be eligible based on the guidelines established by Northwest (please see nomination guidelines, on the nomination form, for specifics). The nomination will consist of: 

  1. a completed nomination form
  2. a formal letter of recommendation completed by the nominating supervisor specifically addressing the following areas: 
    • Reliability
    • Initiative
    • Professionalism
    • Quality of Work
    • Uniqueness of Contribution
  3. three letters of recommendation completed by other supervisors, coworkers or individuals who may interact with the nominated team
  • Nominations are closed.

Supervisor of the Year

All student employees will have the opportunity to submit a nomination for Northwest Student Employment Supervisor of the Year.  The student employment supervisor must be eligible based on the guidelines established by Northwest (please see nomination guidelines, on the nomination form, for specifics). The nomination will consist of: 

  1. a completed nomination form
  2. a formal letter of recommendation completed by the nominating student employee specifically addressing the following areas: 
    • Leadership
    • Mentoring
    • Professionalism
  3. three letters of recommendation completed by other supervisors, coworkers, student employees or individuals who may interact with the nominee
  • Nominations are closed.

Graduate Office

Graduate Assistant of the Year

All Graduate Assistant supervisors will have the opportunity to submit a nomination for the Northwest Graduate Assistant of the Year. The Graduate Assistant must be eligible based on the guidelines established by Northwest (please see nomination guidelines, on the nomination form, for specifics.)

The nominations will consist of:

  1. A completed nomination form
  2. A formal letter of recommendation completed by the nominating supervisor specifically addressing the following areas: 
    • How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations.
    • The quality of the nominee’s work and work style.
    • The nominee’s leadership skills, initiative and motivation.
    • The impact the nominee has had on your department, campus and community.
    • The qualities of the nominee that set him/her apart from other graduate assistants.
  3. Three letters of recommendation completed by other supervisors, coworkers or individuals who may interact with the Graduate Assistant.
  • Nominations are closed.

Campus Activities

Commitment to Diversity

This award is given to a student organization that has significantly contributed to the diversity and unity efforts at Northwest based on the following criteria:

  • support of and participation in multicultural programs and events
  • development of initiatives to promote intercultural competence
  • demonstration of commitment to diversity issues through other endeavors

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Community Leadership Award

This award is given to a student organization that best exemplifies servant leadership in community service based on the following criteria:

  • benefit to the community taking into consideration contact hours, monetary contribution, and overall impact
  • benefit to organization members taking into consideration the number of participants and level of self-commitment

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Outstanding New Organization Award

This award is given to a new student organization (must exist for less than or equal to 3 years) that displays outstanding effort in all areas based on the following criteria:

  • contributions to the University and community
  • development of its members
  • organizational collaboration

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Outstanding Organizational Advisor

The purpose of the Outstanding Organizational Advisor Award is to recognize the outstanding service and contributions to student organizations by advisors based on the following criteria:

  • goes above and beyond the call of duty
  • provides guidance, leadership and personal development to members
  • supports the organization in activities and events
  • promotes student success, scholarship and life-long learning

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Outstanding Program of the Year

This award is given to a registered student organization for the most outstanding program based on the following criteria:

  • team initiative and enterprise
  • enhancement of the campus/community environment
  • achievement of goals through collaboration

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Outstanding Student of the Year

This award is given to a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior and recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence based on the following criteria:

  • academics, community service, work experience and school spirit
  • awards and achievement
  • leadership at Northwest

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Outstanding Student Organization Award

This award is given to a registered student organization that displays outstanding effort in all areas, in relation to its purpose, based on the following criteria:

  • contributions to the University and community
  • development of its members
  • organizational collaboration

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Student Organization President of the Year

This award recognizes an organization President who has shown exceptional leadership based on the following criteria:

  • executive board officers’ training
  • leadership style and motivation techniques
  • campus citizenship
  • demonstrates financial responsibility

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Sustainability Leadership

This award is given to a student organization based on the following criteria:

  • outstanding contribution and leadership in supporting sustainability at Northwest
  • promotes sustainability through research or other student-initiated projects
  • leadership in a project or organizations that has made a significant contribution to environmental protection

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Intercultural Affairs

Commitment to Social Justice Student Award

This award recognizes a student leader who has worked to create an inclusive environment for all identities while continuing to grow and develop in their understanding of their own identity. This person will demonstrate inclusive practices within the work they do, whether that be within an organization, at a campus job, or in their place of residence.

The award will be judged upon the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ones’ own identity
  • Fostering an environment inclusive to others
  • Challenging others to grow and develop within their social justice knowledge

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Commitment to Social Justice Faculty/Staff Award

This award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has worked to create an inclusive environment for all identities while continuing to grow and develop in their understanding of their own identity. This person will demonstrate inclusive practices within the work they do, whether that be within their work, organization, or other parts of the campus community.

The award will be judged upon the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ones’ own identity
  • Fostering an environment inclusive to others
  • Challenging others to grow and develop within their social justice knowledge

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.

Student Senate

Tower Service Award

The Tower Service Award is the highest honor that Northwest can bestow on its students and employees. The Student Senate established the Tower Service Award in 1987 and is presented to individuals, advisors, and teams who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the University and its mission. Recipients are selected based on their continuing accomplishments and service to the Northwest community.

Self-nominations are encouraged.

  • Nominations are closed.