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The purpose of the Staff Recognition Program for the Divisions of Student Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion is to recognize colleagues for outstanding achievements, special contributions, mentoring, and involvement in the profession.  The program provides an opportunity for staff members 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 the date listed below.  All nominations will be reviewed collectively by the subcommittee to determine winners of the overall awards described below.  All nominees throughout the year and overall award recipients will be recognized at the End of the Year (EOY) celebration.  Certificates will also be awarded for each 5 years of service to UWL.

Recognition Form

Nominations must be submitted no later than May 9, 2018

No Limit to the number of nominations you can submit

Nomination information and awards expanding section

Nomination forms are encouraged throughout the spring semester but are due no later than the date listed above. 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 to determine winners of the awards described below.  All nominees throughout the year and overall award recipients will be recognized at the the Divisions of Student Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion End of Year (EOY) celebration. 

Outstanding Achievement Award for New Staff  

(less than five years service completed)

Nominees must:

  • Have been employed at UWL less than five years

  • Excel in participation of programs and services within their own department, the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, and/or UWL

  • Have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of their department, the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion and/or UWL

  • 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 UWL for five years or more

  • Excel in participation of programs and services within their own department, the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, and/or UWL

  • Have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of their department, the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, and/or UWL

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

 

Outstanding University Staff Achievement Award for New Staff  

(less than five years service completed)

Nominees must:

  • Have been employed at UWL 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, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, and/or UWL

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

  • Exemplified professionalism in their working relationships 

 

Outstanding University Staff Achievement Award 

(five years or more of service completed)

Nominees must:

  •  Have been employed at UWL 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, the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, and/or UWL

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

  • Exemplified professionalism in their working relationships

 

New 2017/18  Mentoring Award (Staff to Staff Mentoring)

Nominees must:

  • Serve as a mentor in a formal or informal capacity
  • Encourage staff to be involved in professional development, student engagement, and/or campus involvment
  • Provide support to staff, including those who are not in the same classification or discipline

  • Serve as a resource person in the developement of the mentee(s)

 

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 UWL out of the ordinary realm of Student Affairs or Diversity & Inclusion 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 UWL student and have a good academic and disciplinary standing

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

  • May receive this award only once during their tenure at UWL

Committee members expanding section

Staff Recognition Program

Recognition Program Subcommittee Members
Charlene Holler, Chair 

Tricia Aleckson

Jennifer Bell

Drea Higgins

Ryan McKelley

Jason Murphy

 

Past winners expanding section
2016-17 Award Recipients
Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Mic Nauman
Outstanding Achievement: Michael Slevin
Outstanding Classified Achievement for New Staff: Michael Heal
Outstanding Classified Staff: Diane Clayton
Award for Special Contributions: Gretchen Reinders & Kristin Swanson
Graduate Student Award: Dylan Kerstan
 
2015-16 Award Recipients
Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Allyson Plattner
Outstanding Achievement: Cindy Selin
Outstanding Classified Achievement for New Staff: no nomination
Outstanding Classified Staff: Kathy McInerney
Award for Special Contributions: Aaron Koepke
Outstanding Involvement in the Profession: Mary Coady
Graduate Student Award: Stephanie Bohlman
 
2014-15 Award Recipients
Outstanding Achievement for New Staff: Lisa Weston
Outstanding Achievement: Lynette Lo
Outstanding Classified Achievement for New Staff: Justin Bolstad
Outstanding Classified Staff: Karmin Van Domelen
Award for Special Contributions: Dave Langteau
Graduate Student Award: Shaundel Spivey
 
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 expanding section

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 UWL, employees will be given a certificate of service signed by the Vice Chancellor.  Any employment at UWL 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.