State and Regional Awards
North Carolina College Personnel Association
Deadline: Friday, August 15
It is recommended that you write your nomination into a Microsoft Word Document before completing the online form.
Recipients will be honored at the NCCPA Fall Conference on Oct. 23-24. Full descriptions are included on the nomination form for the following awards:
- 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 (Note: NCCPA membership is not required for nominees of this award.) – 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.
- 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 at The University of North Carolina Wilmington.
- 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. 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.