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WCPA Awards and Scholarships

We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 WCPA Awards and Scholarships!  Nominations are due on August 25th, 2018.

Please send any questions regarding any awards or processes to James Garvey, WCPA Secretary, at garvej60@uwosh.edu.

 

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!

 

WCPA Professional Development Scholarship

Summary: WCPA values high-quality professional development programming for higher education professionals serving students in the state of Wisconsin. To that end, we are pleased to provide a scholarship for one WCPA member in the amount of $500 to attend a regional or national professional development opportunity of their choosing.

WCPA Professional Development Scholarship Nomination Form

 

The Daniel Siler Memorial Scholarship

Summary: 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. This scholarship was created 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:

Criteria for this Scholarship 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

 

WCPA Program Award

Summary: The WCPA Program Award recognizes outstanding programs and events that are put on or implemented at Wisconsin colleges and universities. Up to two program awards are given each year. The award recipient(s) will receive a WCPA plaque and an invitation to present their program or event at the WCPA Fall Conference

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.

Program Award Nomination Form

 

Andrew Luptak Undergraduate Student Leader Award

Summary: 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. The award recipient will receive a WCPA plaque and complimentary registration for Student Affairs 101.

Criteria for this award include:

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

Andrew Luptak Undergraduate Student Leader Award Nomination Form

 

New Professional of the Year Award

Summary: 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. The award recipient will receive a WCPA plaque.

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

New Professional of the Year Nomination Form

 

Support Staff Recognition Award

Summary: 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. The award recipient will receive a WCPA plaque.

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

Support Staff Recognition Nomination Form

 

Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award

Summary: The Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award is designed to recognize an outstanding mid-level professional who has served the student affairs field. The award recipient will receive a WCPA plaque.

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

Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Nomination Form

 

Annabelle E. Wolf Outstanding Service in College Student Personnel Award

Summary: 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. The award recipient will receive a WCPA plaque.

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 modelling
  • Nominee demonstrates excellence in overall job performance

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

 

Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Award

Summary: The Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the Wisconsin College Personnel Association. The award recipient will receive a WCPA plaque.

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

Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Nomination Form