Outstanding Mentor Award

The Outstanding Mentor Award is presented each year to one or two NIU civil service, professional staff, or faculty employees. The objective of this recognition award program, created in 2007, is to recognize individuals (male or female) who have shown exceptional commitment to advancing the career and/or educational goals of NIU women students, staff, and/or faculty. Someone who consistently acts as an exemplary teacher/coach/advisor/facilitator/resource in helping NIU women achieve career and/or educational goals; and creates opportunities that help proteges achieve their goals. A person who demonstrates the characteristics of an outstanding role model within their area of expertise. A certificate and engraved Lucite paperweight will be presented to chosen recipients at a presentation in April.

Eligibility

  • NIU civil service or  professional staff or faculty. This is a one time award.

Criteria

  • shows exceptional commitment to advancing the career and/or educational goals of NIU women students, staff, and/or faculty
  • consistently acts as an exemplary teacher/coach/advsor/facilitator/resource in helping NIU women achieve career and/or educational goals
  • creates opportunities that help proteges achieve their goals
  • demonstrates the characteristics of an outstanding role model within their area of expertise

Process

  • Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2014!
  • Complete nomination form (below), and two additional letters of support submitted to Presidential Commission on the Status of Women C/O Rebekah Kohli at rkohli@niu.edu
  • Questions: rkohli@niu.edu

Nomination Form

Name of Nominee:

Job Title:

Department/Unit (student/alumni address):

Number of years affliated with NIU:

In no more than two pages please describe the way(s) in which your nominee has made lasting changes to the climate for NIU women campus wide.

Nominator's Name:

Nominator's Title:

Nominator's Department:

Nominator's Email:

Nominator's Phone:

 

Reminder: Completed nominations (online nomination form and two letters of recommendation) must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m.,February 28, 2014.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the nominator to solicit two additional letters of support and submit them with the nomination. If more than two letters are received, only the first two will be considered.  Send letters of support marked "Outstanding Mentor" in the subject line to PCSW c/o Rebekah Kohli at rkohli@niu.edu.

2013 Recipient: Lichuan Liu
2012 Recipients:
Elizabeth Gaillard and Karen Whedbee
2011 Recipients:
Kristen Myers and Becky Harlow
2010 Recipients:  Jill Dunlap, Julie Robertson, and Tao Xu
2009 Recipients:  Julia Lamb and Sherrill Morris
2008 Recipients: Debra Bryant and Sally Webber
Honorable Mentions: Gulsat Aygen, Beverly Henry, Aimee Prawitz, Julie Robertson, Margo Sutorius
2007 Recipient: Amy K. Levin