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Jan. 20, 2021

Northwest accepting nominations for organizational, leadership, employment awards

Northwest Missouri State University is now accepting nominations for its annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony.

The collaborative celebration recognizes excellence among Northwest students, faculty and staff. Awards are presented by Student Employment, the Graduate Office, the Office of Student Involvement, Student Senate, the B.D. Owens Library, the International Involvement Center, the Office of Human Resources and the Student Success Center.

A list of organizations accepting nominations is provided below. To view criteria for each award and to submit a nomination, click here.

The deadline to submit papers or projects for the Owens Library’s Undergraduate Library Research Awards is Friday, Jan. 29. The deadline to nominate individuals for Student Employment Awards is Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Nominations for all other awards are due at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.

There is no limit on the number of nominations an individual may receive. Award recipients will be announced Monday, April 5.

For more information, contact Jordyn Greenhaw, university event coordinator, at 660.562.1143.


B.D. Owens Library 

  • Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Student Employment Awards 

  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Employment Supervisor of the Year
  • Student Employment Team of the Year
  • Northwest Awards of Excellence for: 
    • Quality of Work 
    • Initiative 
    • Reliability 
    • Professionalism 
    • Uniqueness of Contribution 

Graduate Office Awards

  • Graduate Assistant of the Year

Office of Student Involvement 

Student Organization and Leadership Awards 
  • Community Leadership Award 
  • Outstanding New Organization 
  • Outstanding Organizational Advisor 
  • Outstanding Program of the Year 
  • Outstanding Student of the Year 
  • Outstanding Student Organization 
  • Student Organization President of the Year 
  • Sustainability Leadership 
Student Senate 
  • Tower Service Award: Student 
  • Tower Service Award: Student Organization 
  • Tower Service Award: Staff 
  • Tower Service Award: Faculty 
  • Tower Service Award: Team 

Student Success Center 

  • First Generation Student Achievement Award
  • Commitment to Student Success Award: Staff
  • Commitment to Student Success Award: Faculty
  • Commitment to Student Success Award: Student

Office of Human Resources 

Student Impact Awards   
  • Faculty Individual 
  • Staff Individual

International Involvement Center Award 

  • Outstanding International Student of the Year


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215