Region IV-East Graduate Student Rising Star
This award is presented to a student pursuing a masters or doctoral degree related to student affairs at a college or university within each state of Region IV-East. The awards committee may choose to present this award to both a masters and doctoral student. Each state/province within Region IV-East will have a recipient for the Graduate Student Rising Star award.
In addition to the regional recognition that accompanies this award, the recipient will also be considered for the National NASPA Graduate Student Rising Star.
Winners will be notified in October and the presentation of the awards will take place at the Region IV-East Conference in November in Des Moines, Iowa. Award winners should make every attempt to attend the Region IV-East Conference.
- Demonstrated excellence in the classroom
- Intent of pursuing a career in student affairs
- Leadership and innovation in their assistantship/internship/cooperative experience
- Preference is given to candidates whose assistantship/internship/cooperative experience is within a Student Affairs division.
- Potential for significant contributions to the student affairs profession
STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination
STEP 2: Get the nominee's contact information and resume/c.v. (if this is a “program” nomination, this should be a “summary of the program”)
STEP 3: The person coordinating the nomination should gather the nomination materials (depending on the nomination may include letter(s) of support, a proposal, resume/C.V, etc.), visit the awards' website and submit the materials online. All of the application materials must be uploaded at the same time.
STEP 4: Submit the nomination by the published deadline.
2017 | Torrence Sorrell
Indiana - Indiana State University
2017 | Andrew Travis
Michigan - Grand Valley State University
2017 | Antonio Duran
Ohio - The Ohio State University
2017 | Laila McCloud
Iowa - University of Iowa
2016 | Aeriel A. Ashlee
- Miami University
2015 | Derrick Robinson
- Indiana State University
2014 | Kirby Gibson
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee