Awards of Distinction/J. Malon Southerland Award2018-12-07T08:33:51+00:00

Awards of Distinction / J. Malon Southerland Award

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 responsibilitywellbeingself-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 February 20, 2019, 5pm 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 (2016, 2017 or 2018).

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 (separate nomination letter is not required)
  • Two one-page letters of support (Letters of support must be submitted from individuals other than the nominator)
  • Professional Photo of Nominee

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 on December 17, 2018, and will close on February 20, 2019 at 5pm CST. 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU COMPOSE YOUR NOMINATION IN A WORD DOCUMENT AND COPY/PASTE RESPECTIVE FIELDS INTO THE BELOW NOMINATION FORM. 

Submit a Nomination

PAST AWARD OF DISTINCTION (INDIVIDUAL) AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017-2018:

  • Sandy Barrett, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Jarrett Hervey, University Center & Special Events
  • Carl Ivey, Information Technology
  • Justin Romack, Disability Services
  • Robin Shuglie, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Jen Sommers, Residence Life

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

2013-2014:

  • Sarah Jaks, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Brandon Carlson, Residence Life
  • Kathryn Sturtevant, Student Activities
  • Kelly Cox, Student Life Studies
  • Lynne Isbell, Recreational Sports

PAST J. MALON SOUTHERLAND AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017-2018: Julie Anderson, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

2016-2017: Elizabeth Daggers, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

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

Award of Distinction (Team Award)

Criteria

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

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

  • Contributions toward team excellence – demonstrating collaboration and cooperation as a team leading to performance that is consistently outstanding and frequently outside the normal scope of prescribed expectations.
  • Independently and cooperatively, team members demonstrate: resourcefulness; encourage new ideas and creativity; exhibit leadership qualities within the context of position responsibilities; skills that exceed 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 current Division of Student Affairs employees. All staff below the DSA Department Directors are eligible.
  • Be full-time and budgeted at least 50% time.

An entire DSA department is not eligible for the team award.

Recognition

  • Individual plaques
  • Team members will be awarded $200 each or will split a maximum amount of $2,000
  • One team awarded

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination Form (separate nomination letter is not required)
  • Two one-page letters of support (Letters of support must be submitted from individuals other than the nominator)
  • Professional Photo of Nominee

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 on December 17, 2018, and will close on February 20, 2019 at 5pm CST. 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU COMPOSE YOUR NOMINATION IN A WORD DOCUMENT AND COPY/PASTE RESPECTIVE FIELDS INTO THE BELOW NOMINATION FORM. 

Submit a Nomination

Past Award of Distinction (Team) Award Recipients

2017-2018: Multicultural Services: Dr. Marisa Suhm; Cruz Rios; Varselles Cummings; Angela Calise Jackson; Mark Dawson; Dear Auneatitrakul; Diana Lee; Justin Ikpo; Miguel Perez; Kimberly Heslip; Jacquelin Alexander; Lisa Kappil; Tyra Smith

2016-2017: Becky Gates Children’s Center: Martey Heard, Andrea Powers, Sandra Gilbert, Jesslyn Myers

2015-2016: Student Conduct Office Team: Dayna Ford, Alyssa Leffall, Deb Griffin, Lori White, Joshua Isringhausen, Markisha Motton, Leslie Lowry

2014-2015: New Student and Family Programs Team: Meredith Malnar, Erin Parks, Libby Daggers, Emily Ivey, Megan Higginbotham, Beth Hopkins, Chloe Toohey

2013-2014: ACUI Region 12 Conference Host Team (Amanda Dyer, Amber Acosta, Amber Hopkins, Bill Cox, Cord McLean, Cruz Rios, Daisy Enggina, Dave Salmon, Doug Burns, Joani Groce, Katy King, Lyndon Pryor, Marisa Suhm, Melissa Lucas, P.J. Jones, Rick Greig, Stephen Senkel)

Award of Distinction (Graduate Assistant)

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 responsibilitywellbeingself-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 graduate assistant.
  • Be full-time and budgeted at least 50% time.

Recognition

  • $500 cash award and memento
  • One individual awarded

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination Form (separate nomination letter is not required)
  • One one-page letter of support (Letter of support must be submitted from an individual other than the nominator)
  • Professional Photo of Nominee

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 on December 17, 2018, and will close on February 20, 2019 at 5pm CST.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU COMPOSE YOUR NOMINATION IN A WORD DOCUMENT AND COPY/PASTE RESPECTIVE FIELDS INTO THE BELOW NOMINATION FORM. 

Submit a Nomination

Past Award of Distinction (Graduate Assistant) Award Recipients

2017-2018: Leslie Lowry, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

2016-2017: Mara Schaffler, Multicultural Services

2015-2016: Zach Granger, Recreational Sports

2014-2015: Waylon Hastings, Student Activities

2013-2014: Tearney Woodruff, Residence Life