Division of Student Life Annual Awards

 

DIVISION OF STUDENT LIFE ANNUAL AWARDS

The Staff Development Committee within the Division of Student Life began the tradition of annual awards in Student Life during the 2010-11 academic year.  In the Fall of 2014, the Staff Development Committee merged into the For and With Others Committee (FWOC).  FWOC was then responsible for requesting nominations and selecting awardees in an effort to recognize the exemplary individuals in our division. In the Fall of 2016, the Divisional Awards, Networking, and Connecting Work Group was formed as a subgroup of the FWOC. This work group is currently responsible for requesting nominations and selecting awardees in an effort to recognize the exemplary individuals in our Division.

The following awards are presented annually to staff members in the Division of Student Life at Creighton University.

Bluejay Spirit Award

Given to a Division of Student Life staff member who, through his or her promotion of Creighton University and involvement in Creighton events, creates a sense of community and school pride.  Recipient should demonstrate a commitment to our mission and enthusiasm for the Creighton Bluejays.

  • 2016-17  Anna Alexander, Student Leadership & Involvement Center
  • 2015-16  Ann Pick, Student Health Services
  • 2014-15  Danny Steiner, Harper & Skutt Student Centers
  • 2013-14  Katie Kelsey, Student Activities Office
  • 2012-13  Cindy Fendrick, Department of Residence Life
  • 2011-12  Lucas D. Novotny, Department of Residence Life
  • 2010-11  Mike West, Athletics

Diversity Award

The Diversity Award is given to a Division of Student Life staff member who, through his or her promotion of Creighton University and involvement in Creighton events, has created an inclusive, welcoming environment while actively promoting educational efforts around diversity and interculturalism, while also demonstrating a personal commitment to the promotion of diversity and social justice.

  • 2016-17  Curtis Taylor, Creighton Intercultural Center
  • 2015-16  Kat Onorato, Department of Residence Life
  • 2014-15  Jordan Andersen, Harper & Skutt Student Centers
  • 2013-14  Becky Nickerson & Kyle Shinseki, S.J., Office of Multicultural Affairs

Magis Award

The Magis Award is a special recognition given by the Vice Provost for Student Life. The recipient is someone who strives for excellence in all that they do, keeps the needs of students at the forefront of their work, and advances the quality of student life on Creighton's campus. This award is also reserved for the Vice Provost to provide special acknowledgement of a divisional staff member who may have persevered through undue hardship and in turn, provides a living example of the Jesuit values.

  • 2016-17  Kat Turco, Encuentro Dominicano
  • 2015-16  Becky Nickerson, Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • 2014-15  Joan Kowalski, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life
  • 2013-14  Richard E. Rossi, Ph.D., Department of Residence Life
  • 2012-13  Angela Maynard, Student Health Services
  • 2011-12  Michele Bogard, Office of the Vice President for Student Life
  • 2010-11  Tanya Winegard, Ph.D., Office of the Vice President for Student Life

Outstanding Campus Collaborator

Given to someone who has demonstrated excellence in partnering and building relationships for the betterment of Student Life at Creighton. Whether working with faculty, staff, students, alumni or friends of the University, this award recognizes someone who continually seeks to explore possible opportunities for the betterment of the community and its programs.

  • 2016-17  Judi Augustine, Centralized Reservations
  • 2015-16  Sue Weston, Student Health Services
  • 2014-15  Nick Orsi, Harper & Skut Student Centers
  • 2013-14  Deb Saure, MSN, APRN-NP-C, FACHA, Student Health Services
  • 2012-13  Scott Maas, Harper & Skutt Student Centers
  • 2011-12  Steve Woita, Campus Recreation
  • 2010-11  Robert Denney, Campus Recreation

Outstanding Staff Award

Given to an employee whose primary role is to operate in an interactive working relationship with students, faculty, staff, and public clients. They may assist in maintaining the financial and administrative integrity of the Institute, a role critical to completing projects in a timely and efficient manner.  An employee who encourages professional excellence with an outstanding performance and continuing record of proficiency in their area of responsibility. 

  • 2015-16  Kate Macan, Department of Residence Life
  • 2014-15  Desiree Nownes, Center for Student Integrity
  • 2013-14  Dawn Jensen, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life
  • 2012-13  Rob Anderson, Athletics
  • 2011-12  Joseph Ecklund, Ph.D., Office of Student Success
  • 2010-11  Danny Durry, Skutt Student Center

Outstanding Teamwork Award

Given to a department, office, team, or committee that has performed above and beyond the expectations of that group. This group has worked efficiently, productively, and collaboratively to produce results for the betterment of the Division. Nominated by a member outside of the group, this team is recognized for creating a more formative and impacting campus experience through the fulfillment of our Divisional pillars. (New award established Spring 2017.)

  • 2016-17  Student Health Services

Rising Star Award

Given to a new member (1-3 years) of the Division of Student Life. Given to someone who demonstrates a passion for his/her work, the institution, and the Ignatian tradition. This recipient should show promise in his/her field, and should be making a large impact on the Creighton community in the short time that he/she has been a part of the University.

  • 2016-17  Kaitlin Logan, Center for Student Integrity
  • 2015-16  Sangeetha Kumar, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life                                                   & Student Counseling Services
  • 2014-15  Rebecka Tompkins, Student Counseling Services
  • 2013-14  Joey Kimes, Student Activities Office
  • 2012-13  Rob Johnson, Campus Recreation
  • 2011-12  Joshua Lee, Department of Residence Life 
  • 2010-11  Katie Cannella, Department of Residence Life

Unsung Hero Award

Given to an employee whose primary role is to operate in an interactive working relationship with students, faculty, staff, and public clients. They may assist in maintaining the financial and administrative integrity of the institution, a role critical to completing projects in a timely and efficient manner, or otherwise provide behind-the-scenes support that is critical to Divisional programs or initiatives. An employee who encourages professional excellence with an outstanding performance and continuing record of proficiency in their area of responsibility. (New award established Spring of 2017.)

  • 2016-17  Marian Brown, Student Health & Counseling Services