Presidential Supportive Professional Staff
Award for Excellence
Call for Nominations
The Supportive Professional Staff Council is requesting nominations for the Presidential Supportive Professional Staff Award for Excellence. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the university. All Supportive Professional Staff are eligible. If you have previously nominated an individual, please consider re-nominating them. Four awards in the amount of $1500 will be presented. In addition, each recipient will receive a plaque in recognition of their accomplishments. To be eligible to receive this award, an employee must be actively employed at the time the award is presented on April 16, 2013. An individual can only receive this award once, and must be currently employed at NIU at the time the award is given in the spring.
The nominator is asked to address the following topics in a letter addressed to the SPSC Awards Committee:
- Significant contributions made by this individual to the university. Please be certain to address how the nominee has supported and/or advanced NIU’s strategic initiatives. Consider outstanding service, significance of contribution to NIU, support for the university’s mission, and professionalism. It is helpful for nominators to indicate and differentiate between contributions which are directly job-related and contributions that go above and beyond the nominee’s regular responsibilities.
- Evidence of commitment to her/his professional development.
- Nominee's involvement with committees or organizations at NIU, or within their profession.
A completed application packet consists of the Nomination Referral Form and four letters: a nomination letter and three letters of support. The support letters must address the above topics. Only these four letters will be considered for each nominee. All nominations must include the nominee's and nominator's name, title, and department. Awards will be announced by the President in February 2013 and awards will be presented at a reception hosted by the President on April 16, 2013. Nominators are responsible for submitting the complete set of nomination materials. If you have questions, please contact please contact Dana Gautcher at 753-5712 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Holly Holliday-Jones at 753-8716 / email@example.com.
The Nomination Referral Form, nomination letter, and three letters of support should be sent to Dana Gautcher, Co-Chair, SPSC Awards Committee, and must be received in the Office of Student Academic Success, 110 Academic Advising Center (633 W. Locust Street) by 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2012. Nominees will be asked to forward a vita when they are informed by the committee of their nomination.
There will be no extensions of the deadline, so please be sure to get ALL nomination materials in by December 3, 2012. Thank you.
All materials must be received by 4:30 p.m.
on December 3, 2012
Send Nominations to:
SPSC Awards Committee
Office of Student Academic Success,
110 Academic Advising Center*
*The Academic Advising Center is located at 633 W. Locust Street which is behind Founders Memorial Library and next to the Parking Garage.