Award of Distinction (Individual) 2017-06-30T09:52:17+00:00

AWARD OF DISTINCTION (INDIVIDUAL) / J. MALON SOUTHERLAND AWARD

Criteria

Recipients are recognized for their outstanding individual contributions on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs.

The selection committee considers, but is not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Contributions toward job excellence – demonstrating performance on the job that is consistently outstanding and frequently outside the normal scope of prescribed duties.
  • Innovation – demonstrating independent action and resourcefulness; encouraging new ideas and creativity; exhibiting leadership qualities within the context of position responsibilities; demonstrating other skills that exceed work expectations.
  • Utilization of the Division’s commitments of responsibility, wellbeing, self-discovery, and diversity and inclusion to guide their practice.

Eligibility

Recipients must meet the following eligibility requirements to be recognized:

  • Be a current Division of Student Affairs employee. All staff below the DSA Department Directors are eligible.
  • Be full-time and budgeted at least 50% time.
  • Have a minimum of six months of service, as of March 8, 2018, 11:45pm CST, in current department or any other department within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Not have received a Division-level award at any of the previous three DSA Awards ceremonies (2015, 2016 or 2017).

Recognition

  • J. Malon Southerland Award: the highest scoring award recipient will be awarded a $1000 cash award and memento
  • Award of Distinction (Individual): up to five individuals will each be awarded a $500 cash award and memento

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination Form (A separate nomination form is not required)
  • Two one-page letters of support

Failure to follow nomination requirements exactly will result in a disqualified nomination. No exceptions will be made.

The nomination form will be open for submissions November 1, 2017 – March 8, 2018, 11:45pm CST.

This form is not yet available.

Past Award Recipients

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2016-2017:

  • Joseph Hartsoe, Disability Services
  • Paul Harwell, Disability Services
  • Jerrod Jackson, Recreational Sports
  • Alyssa Leffall, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Christine Thoorsell, Residence Life

2015-2016:

  • Amanda Flores, Memorial Student Center
  • Cory Arcak, Memorial Student Center
  • Jerod Wilson, Recreational Sports
  • Shanna Wright, Memorial Student Center
  • Stephanie Bullick, Disability Services

2014-2015:

  • Paul Sikes, Music Activities
  • Sherry Nesbitt-Vallejo, Residence Life
  • Gerald Harris, Student Activities
  • Lauren Dorsett, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Keith Joseph, Recreational Sports

2012-2013:

  • Alicia Guevara, Disability Services
  • Susan Kimbrough, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Cord McLean, Multicultural Services
  • Dayna Ford, Residence Life
  • Joani Groce, University Center Complex

2011-2012:

  • Travis Almany, Office of the Commandant
  • Sarah Edwards, Student Activities
  • Dianne Kraft, Multicultural Services
  • Steve Laube, Residence Life
  • Raye Leigh Stone, Memorial Student Center

Past J. Malon Southerland Award Recipients

2015-2016: Emily Ivey, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

2014-2015: John Whittemore, University Center & Special Events

2013-2014: Jean Stanley, Music Activities

2012-2013: Gary Booth, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

2011-2012: Kelly VonDrehle, Recreational Sports