Supportive Professional Staff Awards

Do you know a Supportive Professional Staff employee who goes above and beyond in their work, who is a positive force within their unit, and who exemplifies the "Huskie Spirit?" Each year, nominations are accepted to recognize these individuals with the following awards:

  • SPS Award for Advocacy: must have advocated for policies and practices that helped create a positive environment for students, faculty and/or staff.
  • SPS Award for Cultural Competency: must have shown leadership in creating a more culturally competent and diverse NIU community.
  • SPS Award for Excellence in Supervision: must have demonstrated outstanding leadership and ethical practices when supervising professional and student staff.
  • SPS Award for Institutional Advancement: must have shown leadership in activities, programs and/or research that helped advance their department and the university.
  • SPS Award for Partnership and Collaboration: must have cooperated and collaborated for the betterment of the NIU community. Recipients may be individuals or groups (departments, offices, etc.). Recipients are not limited to SPS employees.

Read about the 2024 award recipients.