End of Year Celebration

The following awards, presented by the Division of Student Affairs, recognize specific members in the Division who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. Individuals who demonstrate exemplary inter-departmental collaboration and support, initiative, campus involvement, and divisional committee participation. The Division of Student Affairs has a number of excellent staff members. We are proud of the hard work and dedication that each of you show every single day. Please submit your nomination below for each of the 3 awards. 

General Criteria for Professional Staff Awards:

All full-time staff in the Division of Student Affairs (except the VP) are able to be nominated.
Each nomination should include 1 letters of support
Nominations will be reviewed and recipients selected solely by the VSU Employee & Organizational Development department to ensure impartiality.
Deadline for nominations is May 8, 2020
2 Professional Staff Members and 1 Graduate Assistant will receive a memento recognizing their commitment and cash award. 
*Please note the specific criteria as well for each of the 3 awards* 

Awards w/ Monetary Gift

Student Affairs Leadership Award – 1 professional staff ($250)
-       Demonstrates exceptional, compassionate leadership to students, committees, employees, teams, etc. while encouraging team collaboration*
Student Affairs CARES Award – 1 professional staff ($250)
-       Demonstrates all components of the CARES acronym in their work, character, and communication which includes the VSU Creed, Accountability, Respect, Engagement, and Support*
Student Affairs Graduate Assistant Award – 1 graduate assistant ($175)
-       Demonstrates passion, initiative, and growth as a young professional who performs superbly within their specific Department and the Division* 

Superlatives (No Monetary Gift)
Rising Star – professional staff member with 1-3 years at VSU who has demonstrated initiative, leadership, and persistence with impactful efforts toward department and Division
Blazer Spirit – professional staff member who always demonstrates Blazer pride in their attitude, personality, and apparel 
Unsung Hero – professional staff member who provides meaningful work and impact to the cause without significant recognition 
Team Player – professional staff member who collaborates inter-departmentally and embodies the message of “One Student Affairs”
Dressed to Impress – professional staff members who dresses fashionably and ready to hit the runway at anytime to show off their outfit 
Social Butterfly – professional staff member who actively engages with current and new colleagues to provide sense of belonging to others through great socialization 
Superlative voting also ends on May 8, 2020. 
Please contact pjculbertson@valdosta.edu for additional information.

All award and superlative nominees and recipients will be recognized at the Division of Student Affairs End of Year Celebration on Friday, May 29. We will also highlight departmental and division successes at the celebration.