NACA® Central - Conference Awards

​The NACA® Central Region presents awards to deserving individuals, programs and programming boards each year at the conference. Nominations for 2019 awards are due Sept. 19.

Questions? Contact Kelsey Jackson at Kelsey.jackson@lonestar.edu

Programming Awards

The NACA® Central Region's programming awards recognize programming efforts and achievements during the past year.

Program of the Year - Nomination Form

Awarded to the program voted upon by conference delegates from, who choose from the top five program nominations. Voting will take place 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Volunteer Booth.

Outstanding Low-Cost Program - Nomination Form

Awarded to the most impactful program with a total budget of $400 or less.

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity - Nomination Form

Awarded to the campus program exhibiting the greatest commitment to increasing diversity awareness and education.

Outstanding Program Series - Nomination Form

Awarded to the best overall series of three or more related programs.

Best Collaborative Program - Nomination Form

Awarded to the best program or event hosted in collaboration with at least one other campus department or organization.

Best Community Program - Nomination Form

Awarded to the program that best incorporates the local, off-campus community as a benefactor, sponsor or collaborator.

Giving Back Award - Nomination Form

Awarded to the program that best enables students to give back through community service.

Best Sustainable Program - Nomination Form

Awarded to the program that does the best job of going green and promoting sustainability.

'Leveled Up' Award - Nomination Form

Awarded to the event or group that showcased an underutilized source on campus or discovered a way to use a service on campus in a new way.

Individual Awards

The NACA® Central Region presents awards to recognize individuals for achievement and service to their institutions and to the campus activities field. Nominations for all individual awards are submitted on the same form. Submit a separate form for each award if you are nominating for multiple awards. Each institution may submit only one nomination per award category. 

Individual Award Nominations

The Markley Award

Presented to an individual from NACA® Central who most contributes to the growth and development of campus activities and/or the entertainment industry within the region. 

Submission Criteria:

Nominee must:

  • Have a minimum of three years full-time professional employment in student development, student activities or the entertainment industry,
  • Demonstrate a strong involvement in and contribution to the NACA® Central Region,
  • Show continued potential in the student activities field,
  • Have been involved in and contributed to the student activities field and/or the entertainment industry,
  • Have been involved in other regional or national organizations, and
  • Be regarded as a positive role model for students, professional staff and associates.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria and one to two letters of support, one of which must be from a professional staff member.

NACA® Central Outstanding New Professional Award

The Outstanding New Professional Award recognizes a new professional's continuing commitment to maintaining the growth and vitality of the region and profession. It is presented to a full-time professional staff member who has worked in the campus activities field five years or less.

Criteria:

Nominee must:

  • Have worked full time in the campus activities profession for less than five years,
  • Be a staff member at a NACA member school and have held a position at a NACA member school in the Central Region for at least one year, and
  • Have made significant contributions to their campus, to NACA regional or national activities, the profession, and their community.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria and one to two letters of support, at least one of which must be from a professional staff member.

NACA® Central Outstanding Student Leader Award

As the largest contingent of programmers, students are vital to the success of any well-rounded campus activities program. With that in mind, NACA® Central honors one outstanding student leader for their service to their campus and to NACA.

Criteria:

Nominee must:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at a NACA member school in the NACA® Central Region,
  • Provide outstanding service to a programming organization on their campus,
  • Provide innovative or creative efforts with their institutions,
  • Be active in NACA regional or national activities, and
  • Have been actively involved in other campus and/or community organizations.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria one to two letters of support.

NACA® Central Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award

The award recognizes a graduate student currently advising in campus activities at a NACA-member institution and who demonstrates commitment to both their position and graduate education.

Criteria:

Nominee must:

Currently hold a graduate assistant position at a NACA-member school in NACA® Central,

Provide outstanding service to their institution,

Show promise as a future contributor to the campus activities profession, and

Have been creative and innovative in their efforts at their institution.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria one to two letters of support.

NACA® Central Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award

This award is presented to a professional staff member from a NACA member institution.

Criteria:

Nominee must:

  • Have completed five years of full-time staff experience in campus activities and be currently employed at a NACA member school in NACA® Central,
  • Provide outstanding service to their institution,
  • Be significantly involved with their campus and/or community,
  • Provide creative and innovative efforts to their institution, and
  • Have been involved with NACA but not necessarily in an official position.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria one to two letters of support.

Outstanding Associate Member

Students and/or staff nominate an associate member who meets or exceeds the criteria listed her. The nominee may be a regional or national NACA associate member who is an artist or agent representative of an agency providing services to schools in NACA® Central. 

Criteria:

Nominations should be based on the associate member's:

  • Level of interaction with students,
  • Quality of programs provided,
  • Level of ethics and professionalism,
  • Positive attitude and helpfulness,
  • Promotional efforts,
  • Reliability, and
  • Promotion of the goals of NACA and the Campus Activities Marketplace.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria and one to two letters of support.

Outstanding Student Government Advisor

This award goes to a professional staff school member who is employed by a current NACA-member institution and currently serves as an advisor to student government (for at least nine months). Any NACA student or staff member may submit nominations.

Criteria: 

The Awards Committee will select, by majority vote, one individual who:

  • Is recognized as someone who has worked closely with student governments,
  • Displays genuine support and regard for students and their issues,
  • Is viewed by colleagues as an educator, and
  • Has had an extraordinary impact on students' lives and has earned their respect.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria and two to three letters of support, one of which must be from a student leader and one of which must be from a professional staff member.

Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award

The Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award-Individual recognizes individuals at NACA-member institutions who positively contribute to the development of programs and services promoting cultural diversity, understanding and/or awareness. These programs could be based at member institutions or within NACA.

Criteria: 

This award will be presented to up to two individuals annually who are current, full-time professional staff members at a NACA-member institution. Nominees must demonstrate at least two of the following diversity goals:

  • Fosters meaningful relationships between diverse student populations.
  • Challenges stereotypical perceptions of diverse populations.
  • Helps students learn to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds.
  • Generates awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures.

Additionally, each candidate must have:

A record for enhancing awareness and understanding of diverse cultures among the general campus community or NACA community,

Demonstrated quality and originality of programs and services developed and/or implemented, and

Offered contributions and service to diverse populations.

Nomination Materials: Nomination statement briefly describing how the individual meets the criteria and two to three letters of support, one of which must be from a student leader and one of which must be from a professional staff member.


 

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