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  • Staff recognition

    The purpose of the Division of Student Affairs Staff Recognition Program is to recognize colleagues within the Division for outstanding achievements, special contributions, and involvement in the profession.  The program provides an opportunity for staff members in the Division to nominate and acknowledge co-workers and graduate students by completing a brief survey regarding their efforts throughout the year.  The Recognition Program Subcommittee will review the nominations and recognize individuals for their contributions shortly after they are received.  Nomination forms are encouraged throughout the year but are due no later than May 8, 2015.  All nominations will be reviewed collectively after May 8 to determine winners of the overall Division awards described below.  All nominees throughout the year and overall award recipients will be recognized at the end of the year Division celebration.  Certificates will also be awarded for each 5 years of service to UW-L.

     

    2014-2015 Nomination Form :  Due May 13, 2015


    Nomination process and guidelines 

     Nomination forms  are encouraged throughout the spring semester but are due no later than May 13, 2015.  The Recognition Program Subcommittee will review the nominations and recognize individuals for their contributions shortly after they are received.  All nominations will be reviewed collectively after May 13 to determine winners of the overall Division awards described below.  All nominees throughout the year and overall award recipients will be recognized at the end of the year Division celebration. 

     

    Outstanding Achievement Award for New Staff  
    less  than five years service completed)

    Nominees must:

    • Have been employed at UW-L less than five years

    • Excel in participation of programs and services within their own department, the Division of Student Affairs and  
      UW-L

    • Have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of their department, the Division of Student Affairs, and UW-L

    • Have made significant impact on the lives of students and be recognized and respected by colleagues

     

    Outstanding Achievement Award 
    (five years or more of service completed)

    Nominees must:

    • Have been employed at UW-L for five years or more

    • Excel in participation of programs and services within their own department, the Division of Student Affairs and  
      UW-L

    • Have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of their department, the Division of Student Affairs, and UW-L

    • Have made significant impact on the lives of students and be recognized and respected by colleagues

     

    Outstanding Classified Staff Achievement Award for New Staff 
    less  than five years service completed)

    Nominees must:

    • Have been employed at UW-L for less than five years

    • Contribute by way of their day-to-day activities in ways that have demonstrated positive benefits or support for their department or university

    • Have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of their department, the Division of Student Affairs and  
      UW-L

    • Have made significant impact on the lives of students and be recognized and respected by colleagues

    • Exemplified professionalism in their working relationships 

    Outstanding Classified Staff Achievement Award 
    (five years or more of service completed)

    Nominees must:

    •  Have been employed at UW-L for five years or more

    • Contribute by way of their day-to-day activities in ways that have demonstrated positive benefits or support for their department or university

    • Have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of their department, the Division of Student Affairs and  
      UW-L

    • Have made significant impact on the lives of students and be recognized and respected by colleagues

    • Exemplified professionalism in their working relationships

    Award for Special Contributions

    Nominees must:

    ·   Have taken on a task, activity, or responsibility not included in their job description and done well

    ·   Have done something that directly impacts the quality of life at UW-L out of the ordinary realm of Student Affairs activities

     

    Award for Outstanding Involvement in the Profession

    Nominees must:

    • Be a current institutional or individual member of one or more professional associations (national, regional, statewide, local) and have maintained that membership for at least three years

    • Have significant responsibilities in at least one association committee membership, volunteer position, or leadership position

    • Make specific and significant contributions to the advancement of the association (to be judged on quality rather than quantity)

    • ***Other criteria may include special recognition given by professional organization published material appearing in association journal or newsletter

     

    Graduate Student Award

    This award is presented to a graduate assistant that has made a meaningful difference in the education of students. This person inspires students to achieve by being more than a mentor; they are also a guide and a role model. What makes this person exceptional is their willingness to make themselves available to meet the needs of students. They are respected, flexible and a joy to work with.

     Criteria:

    • May be nominated by any student, faculty or staff

    • Must be pursuing a master's degree

    • Must be a UW-L student and have a good academic and disciplinary standing

    • Must work in, or have an affiliation with, the Division of Student Affairs

    • May receive this award only once during their tenure at UW-L

    Committee members

    Division of Student Affairs 
    Staff Recognition Program

    Recognition Program Subcommittee Members 
    Charlene Holler, Chair 
    Tricia Aleckson 
    Andrea Higgins 
    Ryan McKelley 
    Kirsten Andrews

    Potential Selection Committee:

    1        Unit Director 
    1        Division Academic Staff Member 
    1        Classified Staff Member 
    1        Faculty Member 
    1        Staff Development Committee Member 
    2        Students (one recommended by RHAC and one by Student  
               Association)

    Selection Committee approved by the Staff Development Committee, attempting to get representation from as many units as possible.

    Past winners

    2013-14 Award Recipients 
    Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Jennie Hartzheim 
    Outstanding Achievement: Amanda Goodenough 
    Outstanding Classified Achievement for New Staff: Michael Malherek & Cindi Swanson
    Outstanding Classified Staff: Gary Heilman 
    Award for Special Contributions: Kristen Marin
    Award for Outstanding Involvement in the Profession: Thomas Harris 
    Graduate Student Award: Angela Birrittella

     

    2012-13 Award Recipients 
    Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Erin Thacker 
    Outstanding Achievement: Angie Lee 
    Outstanding Classified Achievement for New Staff: Jenny King
    Outstanding Classified Staff: Rob Hamman 
    Award for Special Contributions: Carrie Bero
    Award for Outstanding Involvement in the Profession: Mo McAlpine 
    Graduate Student Award: Colin Burns-Gilbert



    2011-12 Award Recipients 
    Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Criss Gilbert 
    Outstanding Achievement: Antoiwana Williams 
    Outstanding Classified Achievement for New Staff: Don Hill  
    Outstanding Classified Staff: Pam Woods 
    Award for Special Contributions: Doug Kuenn 
    Award for Outstanding Involvement in the Profession: Jeannie Hanley 
    Graduate Student Award: Alli Rygh

    2010-11 Award Recipients 
    Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Spencer Long 
    Outstanding Achievement: Kim Blum 
    Outstanding Classified Achievement for New Staff:  
    Rebecca Lee & Leeann Dobson 
    Outstanding Classified Staff: Karen Kindschy 
    Award for Special Contributions: Kaye Schendel 
    Award for Outstanding Involvement in the Profession: Paul Rifkin 
    Graduate Student Award: Collin Zimmerman

    2009-10 Award Recipients 
    Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Jim Baker 
    Outstanding Achievement: Michael Slevin 
    Outstanding Classified Achievement Award:  Marge Troka  
    Award for Special Contributions: Kaye Schendel 
    Award for Outstanding Involvement in the Profession: Ruth Kurinsky 
    Graduate Student Award: Cayla Wencl

    Dean's award and certificates of service

    At any time, the Dean of Students may grant the Dean's Award.  This award is to be given at the sole discretion of the Dean.

    For each 5 years of service to UW-L, employees will be given a certificate of service signed by the Vice Chancellor.  Any employment at UW-L would count towards the years of service.  Individual will consider what their own years of service are.  Certificates awarded at the end of the year.