NCCPA Awards Nominations

**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NOMINATORS: WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU FIRST TYPE YOUR NOMINATIONS INTO A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT. SAVE THE DOCUMENT, AND THEN COPY/PASTE THE NOMINATION INFORMATION INTO THIS FORM. THIS WILL PREVENT LOSING YOUR WORK**

Deadline for proposals is Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

-Submit nominations for the awards to be presented at the NCCPA Fall 2014 Conference.
-Completed nominations are due by FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 – See below for submission instructions.
-Nominees must meet the following criteria and be a member of NCCPA.
-Award recipients will be honored at the NCCPA Fall Conference on Oct. 23-24.

OUTSTANDING NEW PROFESSIONAL
The nominee must have worked in a professional role in the college personnel field for up to but not more than three years. The nominee shall be new to the field working full -time and not in a graduate assistantship. Must be currently employed by a post-secondary institution in North Carolina, and must have made a contribution to a student affairs program, research or related activity which is considered to be above the expectations of a new professional. Examples of outstanding performance include: providing leadership, developing new institutional goals, displaying an interest in continued professional development, and engaging in an activity which is creative, unique or innovative.

OUTSTANDING COMMITTEE MEMBER
The nominee has made a significant contribution to a NCCPA Committee, and has contributed to the growth of NCCPA in one or more of the following ways: implements new and creative programs and services, attends committee meetings and NCCPA events, volunteers for special projects and demonstrates commitment to NCCPA and leadership in the field of college student personnel.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT
The nominee must be currently enrolled in a graduate program offered by a secondary institution in North Carolina, is not currently working full -time, and has made a contribution to a student affairs program, research, or related activity that is considered above the expectations of a graduate student. Examples of outstanding performance include: providing leadership in developing new services or programs, demonstrating commitment to student development theory and institutional goals, displaying an interest in continued professional development, conference presentations, in-service training and committee involvement.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN SUPPORT OF THE PROFESSION
The nominee must be a practicing professional (i.e., faculty member, administrator, or staff member) employed at a college or university located in North Carolina. Must have made a significant contribution in support of the profession and must not be a student personnel/student development professional, but should have demonstrated outstanding service to or made some other type of significant contribution to the post-secondary student personnel/student development field. (Important Note: NCCPA membership is not required for nominees of this award.)

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD/PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION
To be nominated for the Distinguished Scholar Award, the individual must have made significant contributions to the field of Student Development / Student Affairs in higher education. This includes, but is not limited to scholarly contribution, research, teaching, or service to the field of student development and ideally NCCPA. Additionally, the individual must be involved with or had some involvement with a North Carolina College or University.
*Award winner will be named at Fall Conference. Recipient will officially accept his/her award and serve as Keynote Speaker during the spring Research Symposium.

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
The campus program of the year (POY) will be recognized for its innovative approach and alignment with the core values of the American College Personnel Association (http://www2.myacpa.org/about-acpa/mission). Eligible programs may be events, activities, or campus/state initiatives that are planned and implemented by professionals, graduate students, and/or undergraduates. Nominations should specifically state which population was responsible for the planning and implementation of the program, as awards may be given in categories at the discretion of the review committee. The nominator must be an NCCPA member.

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