Presidential Award for Excellence 

The Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) Presidential Award for Excellence recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the university. Each year, four recipients are honored for their accomplishments with $1,500 and a plaque. An individual can only receive the award once, though they can be nominated multiple times.

View a list of past recipients

Eligibility

Candidates for the SPS Presidential Award for Excellence must:

  • Be employed as SPS when nominated and when the award is given in the spring.
  • Be employed at least 50 percent time.
  • Not hold rank or tenure.
  • Not have received the award in the past (view a list of past recipients).

Nomination Process

You can nominate someone by filling out the nomination form. You'll also upload a nomination letter and three letters of support. Your nomination letter should discuss the nominee's contributions to the university and their support of NIU initiatives. It should indicate contributions that go above and beyond the nominee's regular job responsibilities.

We will inform nominees of their nomination and ask them to provide a vita.

The nomination deadline for 2018 has passed.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Watson (815-753-1797, lwatson@niu.edu) or Mark Pietrowski (815-753-1456, pietrowski@niu.edu).

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