STUDENT AFFAIRS STAFF AWARDS

Staff Awards

The Student Affairs Staff Awards, given to deserving staff across the division and the University, recognize outstanding accomplishments and leadership in student affairs at the University of Georgia.

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Recipient: Individual

Do you know someone that has been here for 10 or more years and want to recognize that person for their hard work and commitment? Does a name come immediately to mind when you think of someone who is dedicated to the success of UGA Student Affairs? 

This award recognizes a UGA Student Affairs staff member who has contributed at least 10 years of service to UGA Student Affairs. This staff member, regardless of position or title, has demonstrated exceptional leadership and exemplary service to UGA students, staff, and the community.

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Recipient: Individual or Group

Do you have a coworker who strives to make their work more inclusive of others?  Did you collaborate with another department/area to enhance a program or service to ensure it was more accessible for others?

This award recognizes an individual or a group of individuals within UGA Student Affairs who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion in consideration of affordability, ability, identity, and access.

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Recipient: Individual

Do you have a staff member with enormous potential? Know someone that isn’t “new” but feel that they continually exceed expectations?

This award recognizes a UGA Student Affairs staff member who has at least 3 years of professional experience, not all of which have to be in UGA Student Affairs. This staff member, regardless of position or title, exceeds the responsibilities of their position in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to student success.

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Recipient: Individual

Is there a graduate assistant in your department that was crucial to achieving your goals this year? Have a classmate that you feel should be recognized for their work in their assistantship?

This award recognizes a UGA Student Affairs graduate assistant who has consistently exceeded the responsibilities of their position in a manner that promotes the success, mission, and goals of the Division.

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Recipient: Individual or Group

Do you have a coworker who embodies innovation and creativity in their work? Do you know someone that is actively developing new solutions to help students succeed?

This award recognizes an individual or group of individuals that utilized a creative approach to advance the work of UGA Student Affairs. Nominees for this award have shown initiative to innovate and create solutions that address a gap or need within their department or the Division.

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Recipient: Individual or Group

Do you know of a program that went above and beyond to promote belonging within the UGA community? Is there an ongoing initiative that represents our division’s desire to be more inclusive of diverse populations?

This award recognizes an individual or group of individuals within UGA Student Affairs who implemented a program, initiative or event that advances the Student Affairs’ culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

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Recipient: Individual

Have a new professional in your department that exceeds expectations? Do you know a newer professional and feel like they have gone above and beyond?

This award recognizes a UGA Student Affairs staff member with 1 to 3 years total professional experience within their field (not only at UGA) who has consistently exceeded the responsibilities of their position in a way that enhances the success, mission, and goals of the Division.

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Recipient: Individual

Is your supervisor amazing? Do you work with a supervisor who is committed to the excellence of their employees?

This award is designed to recognize a UGA Student Affairs staff member who excels at supervising their staff and department. Individuals nominated for this award must currently supervise staff, which may include undergraduate students, graduate students, part-time employees, and/or full-time employees.

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Recipient: Individual

Do you know someone who works behind the scenes to ensure their department is successful? Do you want to help them get the recognition they deserve?

This award recognizes a UGA Student Affairs staff member serving in a support role (administrative support, building/facility services, security, etc.) who positively contributes to their department’s success and enhances the work environment.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient:

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Recipient: Individual

This award recognizes an individual who has a demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of UGA Student Affairs. Recipients may or may not have direct contact with students but their efforts significantly contribute to the success of the Division. Staff members selected for this award are chosen directly by Vice President for Student Affairs, Victor K. Wilson.

Know someone that you think would be a great candidate for this award? Submit their name for Vice President Wilson’s consideration.

The Vice President’s Dwight Douglas Award for is named in honor of the University of Georgia’s first Vice President for Student Affairs. During a quarter-century as Vice President, Dr. Douglas helped create a highly trained, professional division that places student success at the center of its mission.

 

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The Division of Student Affairs believes that our staff make an incredible impact in the lives of students, UGA, and the surrounding community. Each staff member plays an important role in the Division accomplishing its mission. As such, it is a priority of the Division to acknowledge the creativity, innovation, and significant contributions our staff make through the annual Staff Awards process.

Interested in learning more about the Student Affairs Awards process and awards? Click here to learn more about the selection process. Have a question about the awards process or any other questions about UGA Student Affairs Staff Awards?

Contact Staff Development at ugasastaff@uga.edu or 706-542-8229.

Nomination Form

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Staff Awards Descriptions

Additional information about each Student Affairs Staff Award

Previous Award Winners

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