APIKC New Professional Award

The Outstanding New Professional Award (previously known as Rising Star Award) recognizes the outstanding contributions by a new professional in student affairs. The recipient must demonstrate initiative by regional and/or national involvement, contribute to programs that address the needs of students and institutions, create campus environments that promote student learning and personal development, and contribute work that supports the advancement of Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi Americans in higher education.

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  • 2014: Kristine Din, Northeastern University
  • 2015: Jude Paul Dizon, University of Maryland College Park
  • 2016: Leland Simpliciano, University of California Irvine
  • 2017: Natasia Bongcas, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2018: Peter Satugarn Limthongviratn, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Asian Pacific Islanders

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Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2018

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