Award Nominations

2017 Award Nominations

Award Nomination Materials should be submitted via email by October 2, 2017 to nwasapconf@gmail.com

 

Otis McCreery Outstanding Service Award

Otis McCreery was a founding member of NWASAP (formerly Northwest College Personnel Association) and became its first president in 1940. A 1924 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. McCreery, held a variety of positions in higher education including Dean of Men at Drake University, Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota, Dean of Men at Washington State University, and Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. The Otis McCreery award was established in 1987 to honor his many contributions to the profession. It is presented each year to a student affairs professional who meets the following criteria:

  • Contributes in an outstanding way to the student affairs profession
  • Displays integrity, stature, and demonstrated ability on his/her campus in such a way that faculty, staff, and alumni will take pride in the recognition
  • Provides service beyond the expectation of the nominee's position on campus and/or in the community
  • Exhibits qualities and values consistent with the philosophy and orientation of NWASAP (Read more about us)
  • Encourages colleagues to pursue their personal and professional growth and development

Nominations must include the following information:

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Current contact information for nominee (phone, address, email)
  3. Nominee's present and past positions in the student affairs profession
  4. Reason for nomination and how the individual meets the criteria
  5. Nominee's service to their campus and/or community

 

May Dunn Ward Innovative Program Award

This award was created in 1987 to honor the achievements of, May Dunn Ward, and early educator and student affairs leader. She was born in 1885 and received no formal education until the age of 16. In 1909, she enrolled at the University of Washington and graduated from there with a degree in Home Economics. After graduation she worked as a teacher at Annie Wright Seminary in Tacoma and then in Assistant Dean of Women at the University of Washington. She later obtained a Master's degree in sociology from Columbia University and then returned to the University of Washington where she worked as a faculty member and eventually as Dean of Women. Her career at UW spanned 48 years. May Dunn Ward made many contributions to higher education throughout her career and was also very active in NWASAP (formerly NWCPA) and the American Association of Women. The May Dunn Ward Award is presented each year to a program that meets the following criteria:

  • The program must be fully recognized by its home institution and involve a range of student affairs professionals
  • The program should address whether an emerging student, institutional need or a persistent situation is being addressed in a new and creative manner

Nominations must include the following information:

  1. Name of program
  2. Name of institutions and individuals involved in creating the program and current contact information
  3. Staff or student(s) served by the program
  4. Description of why the program deserves the award and evidence of success of program

 

NWASAP New Professional Award

This award is dedicated to individuals who are beginning their career within higher education. The association feels it is important to honor and encourage those starting out in various facets of higher education since they contribute to an institution just the same as seasoned veterans. This award is a great addition to the Otis McCreery and May Dunn awards as it broadens our scope of recognition and support. If you'd like to nominate someone, please review the following criteria.

Nominations should address the nominee's demonstrated:

  • Service to the unit/institution above and beyond job expectations
  • Service above and beyond expectations to the profession
  • Dedication to student success
  • Enthusiasm for student affairs

Required documents:

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Current contact information for nominee (phone, address, email)
  3. Nominee's current positions in the student affairs profession
  4. Reason for nomination and how the individual meets the criteria