Sharon Howard: Women Who Make a Difference Award

The Sharon Howard: Women Who Make a Difference Award, created in 2007, is presented each year to one or two NIU civil service, supportive professional staff or faculty employees who identify as a woman. The award is presented to chosen recipients at the awards ceremony in April. 


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


  • Shows outstanding dedication to the empowerment of women at NIU by making changes at the unit level.
  • Makes important contributions to addressing issues that are important to women.
  • Goes "the extra mile" to assist others .


  • The nomination deadline for this award March 1, 2019.
  • Solicit two letters of support about nominee.
  • Complete nomination form and upload letters of support.