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Northwest Missouri State University


Amanda Herzberg (Student Employee of the Year)
Carter Herrman & Shelby Simpson (Student Organization President of the Year)
Dr. Michael Oudshoorn (Tower Service Award - Faculty)
Anna Holden (Graduate Assistant of the Year)
Leah Jones (Outstanding Student of the Year - Northwest-Kansas City)
Krystal Brier, Cameron Morrison, Sylvia Brand, Royce Elder & Derek Gallagher (Undergraduate Library Research Award - First Place)
Cyber Defense Club (Outstanding Student Organization of the Year)

Complete list of 2018 Award Winners

 

Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony
Monday, April 8, 2019
Ballroom, J.W. Jones Student Union

3 p.m. Refreshments
3:30 p.m. Programs begins

Select nominations for 2019 Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony are now available below.
More award categories will become available after the first of the year.

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 Student Involvement, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Student Employment, the Graduate Office 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).

 

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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. In order to be eligible for consideration, student employees must have worked a minimum of 6 months part-time (or three months full-time), during the selection period which is from June in the prior year through May of the current year.

The nomination will consist of:

  1. a completed nomination form (It is critical that the nomination form be as descriptive as possible as it is the only criteria utilized by the regional and national organization to determine state, regional and national winners.)
    • Nominations will be judged on the following characteristics: reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and the uniqueness of the student’s contribution to the employer
      • Attributes – Provide an example that demonstrates the nominees’ greatest attributes and how these attributes enhance their contributions to the position.
      • Expectations – Provide an example of how the nominee goes above and beyond the expectations listed in their job description.
      • Leadership/Style – Leadership - Provide an example of how the nominee’s leadership skills, initiative or style helped to improve how your office functions. Style – Describe the quality of the nominee’s work style and how their style of work is well suited for your department.
      • Impact – Provide an example of the positive impact the nominee has had to your department, campus or community.
  2. a completed reference form (listing two references)
  3. one letter of recommendation completed by a colleague or individual who may interact with the nominee


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 (including two references)
  2. a formal letter of nomination completed by the nominating supervisor specifically addressing the following areas:
    • Reliability
    • Initiative
    • Professionalism
    • Quality of Work
    • Uniqueness of Contribution
  3. one letter of recommendation completed by a colleague or individual, other than the nominator, who interacts with the nominated team


Supervisor of the Year

Student employees or colleagues may nominate supervisors who work with student employees whom they feel warrant particular recognition for their performance on the job. In order to be eligible for consideration, the nominee must be a full time or part time staff/faculty employee of Northwest. The Student Employment Supervisor of the Year (SESOTY) Award Program begins at the institutional level and moves on to regional recognition.

The nomination will consist of:

  1. A completed nomination form (including 2 references).
  2. A formal letter of nomination completed by the nominator. In your letter, please describe the accomplishments of the nominee which you feel qualify him/her to be considered for Student Employment Supervisor of the Year recognition. Your letter of nomination must be limited to two pages. Nominations will be judged on the following characteristics: mentoring, professionalism and leadership provided to the student employee. By including information and examples about the following areas, you will likely be touching upon the selection criteria.
    • The nominee's greatest attributes, as they relate to their supervision.
    • How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations as a supervisor.
    • 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 student employees.
    • The qualities of the nominee that set him/her apart from other student employment supervisors.
  3. A letter of recommendation completed by a colleague or individual, other than the nominator, who may interact with the nominee and can comment on their performance on the job and how they have impacted student employees.

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B.D. Owens Library

Undergraduate Library Research Awards

This award is designed to encourage critical thinking and reward undergraduate students for research excellence. Papers are judged by a panel of faculty and librarians based on the application of scholarly information sources to the topic; the demonstration of skillful incorporation of source content to support the paper's thesis; and a responsible use of information by providing complete and accurate citations.

A VISA gift certificate will be awarded to authors of the top three papers:

First place $200
Second place $150
Third place $100