2017-11-03

Campus Safety and Violence Prevention KC Dr. Zenobia Lawrence Hikes Memorial Campus Safety Excellence Award

The Campus Saftey and Violence Prevention KC Dr. Zenobia Lawrence Hikes Memorial Campus Safety Excellence Award, an annual award, is a special recognition given to a college or university employee who has, over a sustained period of time, advanced the quality of campus safety by supporting student affairs staff and programs, built collaboration in order to ensure a safer campus, and/or is a noted leader/scholar regarding campus safety issues. Nominees must show evidence of direct involvement in enhancing the quality of campus safety, active attempts to involve colleagues in creating a safe campus community, and/or demonstrable contributions to the field and the profession which have an impact beyond an individual campus. 

This award is named in honor of the late Dr. Zenobia Lawrence Hikes for her courage and leadership following the tragedy at Virginia Tech and her inspiration of a generation of student affairs practitioners, especially those blessed to be in her presence when she served as the closing annual conference speaker whose challenge spurred an educational movement of Enough is Enough.

The nominated individual must have demonstrated:

a. Sustained professional service as a student affairs professional

b. High-level competency in administrative skills

c. Merited respect and support of students, faculty, and fellow administrators on his/her own campus

d. Direct involvement in enhancing the quality of campus safety

e. Actively attempted to involve colleagues in creating a safe campus community

f.  May make demonstrable contributions to the field and the profession which have an impact beyond the individual campus

g. Must be a current member of NASPA

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Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2019

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Submission Guidelines

Individual / Group Awards Nomination Submission

The nominator must be a NASPA member.  The nomination should be submitted electronically via the submission form by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on October 15, 2019.  Nomination letters may be accompanied by up to 3 letters of support, also submitted as MS Word attachments.  Self-nominations are accepted.  Awards will be announced at the NASPA Annual Conference.

The Nomination letter should include:

  1. Name and contact information of nominator
  2. Name and contact information of nominee
  3. Award for which the individual/group is being nominated
  4. Description of how the nominee meets the standards for the award
  5. The resume/vita of the nominee or entity description

  • Must be a current member in good standing of NASPA.
  • Submissions should not exceed 10 pages to include supplemental material.
  • Nomination must be accompanied by up to 3 letters of support

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2018 | Bill Haggard

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs - University of North Carolina, Asheville

  • 2016 | Jen Day Shaw

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students - The University of Florida