2018 Award Nominations

Award Nomination Materials should be submitted via email by October 3, 2018 to

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.

Author: Fiona Corner

Join NWASAP for a webinar hosted by Chris Potts, MS. Chris serves as the Director of Enrollment Management and Alumni Affairs, Title IX Coordinator at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and is the NWASAP Programs Coordinator. 

How to navigate your conference experience as an introvert

September 17, 2018

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Author: Melissa Boles

There is a Glennon Doyle quote that I feel like someone has traced into my skin over the last few years. “These things will be hard to do,” she says. “But you can do hard things.”

Author: John Magnusson

A couple years ago, I found myself stuck in a rut.  I wasn’t necessarily less productive or in a bad place, I just didn’t have the same upbeat and driven attitude that I felt defined me typically.  Getting a task started just felt more difficult and like a bigger challenge than it had before.  To cope, I found myself turning to subreddits on motivation or Facebook groups and YouTube channels about happiness, all in the hopes that I’d be divinely uplifted, inspired, and back to my old self. 

Author: Carina M. Buzo

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” (Lorde, 1981). Often, I hear this quote used to discuss creatively deconstructing oppressive systems and reimagining a society without those systems. I rarely hear this quote referred to in the context of its original article. In 1981, Audre Lorde wrote a reflection of her experience at the New York University Institute for the Humanities conference focused on women, race, sexuality, class, and age. At the conference, Lorde was one of two Black women invited and in attendance.