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Award Announcements

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 WCPA Awards!  Award nominations are due on September 4.

Please send any questions regarding any awards or processes to Ericka Wade, WCPA Communications Coordinator, at wadee@uwp.edu.

2016 Awards were announced at the annual conference. A complete list of recent award recipients can be found here.

High Five!

Recognition is not a once-a-year event in WCPA. High Fives are a way to recognize a colleague or student for an awesome job between awards seasons! It takes less than a minute to write, and can brighten someone’s whole week. We will mention them in our member newsletter, and tweet at them to let them know someone thinks that they are doing a great job. Consider giving a High Five today!

 High Five!

The Daniel Siler Memorial Scholarship

The Daniel Siler Memorial Student Scholarship was established by the WCPA Executive Board in February of 1993 as a tribute to Daniel Siler, who died in November 1991, in memory of his strong belief and commitment to student development. This award is given to a full-time graduate student wishing to advance their professional development through attendance at the WCPA Fall Conference. Criteria for this award include:

    • Full-time graduate student currently enrolled in courses at a Wisconsin institution and not currently holding full time employment
    • Student is interested in advancing professional development through attendance at WCPA Fall Conference

Daniel Siler Memorial Scholarship Nomination Form

Program Award

The WCPA Program Award recognizes outstanding programs and events at Wisconsin colleges and universities. Criteria for this award include:

  • The program has established and measurable learning outcomes
  • The program has broad campus reach (student participation, collaboration with other units/departments, etc.)
  • The program demonstrates or reflects innovation, best practices, and/or current research in the field
  • The program is regularly evaluated and assessed, with modifications and improvements made as needed.

Up to two program awards are given each year. Award recipients receive a WCPA plaque and an invitation to present their program or event at the WCPA Fall Conference.

Program Award Nomination Form

Andrew Luptak Undergraduate Student Leader Award

The WCPA Andrew Luptak Undergraduate Student Leader Award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student leader who is enrolled in a college or university in Wisconsin and is interested in pursuing a career in student affairs. Criteria for this award include:

  • Student has demonstrated academic achievement
  • Student has made a significant contributions to their college or university through co-curricular involvement
  • Student has shown an interest in the field of student affairs

Award recipient receives a WCPA plaque and complimentary registration for Student Affairs 101.

Andrew Luptak Undergraduate Student Leader Award Nomination Form

New Professional of the Year Award

The WCPA New Professional of the Year Award recognizes potential for success in the field of student affairs by an ambitious and dedicated new professional. Criteria for this award include:

  • Employed as a student affairs professional for one to three years
  • Nominee demonstrates creativity and innovation in his/her work
  • Nominee demonstrates a passion for student development/student affairs
  • Nominee demonstrates potential for continued contributions and success

Award recipient receives a WCPA plaque.

New Professional of the Year Nomination Form

Support Staff Recognition Award

The WCPA Support Staff Recognition Award recognizes a support staff employee who provides daily support for students, staff, or faculty and who strives to support the mission of their department and/or institution. Criteria for this award include:

  • Genuine concern for life and development of students
  • Excels in job responsibilities
  • Goes above and beyond job responsibilities
  • Significant contribution to staff with which they serve

Award recipient receives a WCPA plaque.

Support Staff Recognition Nomination Form

Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award

The Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award is designed to recognize an outstanding mid-level professional who has served the student affairs field. Criteria for this award include:

  • Employed as a student affairs professional for four to seven years
  • Nominee has demonstrated initiative, creativity, and innovation in his/her work
  • Nominee has outstanding service to or has made special contributions to student affairs practice at their home institution and/or broader student affairs efforts
  • Nominee has contributed to the profession through professional staff development, mentoring, and/or positive role modeling
  • Nominee demonstrates excellence in overall job performance

Award recipient receives a WCPA plaque.

Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Nomination Form

Annabelle E. Wolf Outstanding Service in College Student Personnel Award

The Annabelle E. Wolf Outstanding Service in College Student Personnel Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the college student personnel profession, both at their home institution and to the broader student personnel community. Criteria for this award include:

  • Employed as a student affairs professional for eight years or more
  • Nominee has demonstrated initiative, creativity, and innovation in his/her work
  • Nominee has outstanding service to student affairs practice at his/her home institution and to broader student affairs efforts
  • Nominee has contributed to the profession through professional staff development, mentoring, and/or positive role modeling
  • Nominee demonstrates excellence in overall job performance

Award winner receives a WCPA plaque.

Annabelle E. Wolfe Outstanding Service in College Student Personnel Nomination Form

Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Award

The Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the Wisconsin College Personnel Association. Criteria for the award include:

  • Minimum of three years of service to/involvement with the WCPA (executive board involvement, commission involvement, program presentation, etc.)
  • Nominee has promoted the benefits of participation in WCPA to fellow student affairs professionals and graduate students
  • Nominee has made contributions to the overall development of the organization

Award winner receives a WCPA plaque.

Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Nomination Form