2015-06-03

NASPA IV-W Outstanding New Professional

The recipient of the award will be the Region IV-West nominee for the New Professional Award awarded by NASPA at the national level.  This award is presented to an individual who has been in the profession less than five (5) years, is a NASPA member, and has made significant contributions to his or her campus, the regional organization and the profession. 


Award Information

Deadline: Jun. 15, 2018

Information required for each award submission:

  • Completion of On-Line Application Form
  • Nomination Letter
  • Nominee's Resume
  • Three (3) Letters of Support 

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Award Requirements

To be eligible to receive the award, each applicant must: 

  • Has been in the profession of student affairs for less than five (5) years
  • Has made significant contributions to his or her campus, the regional organization and the profession
  • Active individual NASPA IV-West membership

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2017 | Mary E. Olk

    Director of Greek Affairs & Campus Engagement - Doane University

  • 2016 | Claire Allison

    Program Coordinator - University of Arkansas

  • 2015 | Matt Nelson

    - University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • 2014 | Stefani Buchwitz

    - University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 2013 | Emily Ambrose

    - Colorado State University

  • 2012 | Vinay Patel

    - Fort Hays State University

  • 2011 | Beau Johnson

    - Colorado State University

  • 2010 | Kacee Collard Jarnot

    - Colorado State University

  • 2009 | Steve Terry

    - University of Missouri–Kansas City

  • 2008 | Monica Holland

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2007 | Sandy Vasquez

    - University of Arkansas

  • 2006 | Grace Bagunu

    - University of Missouri–Kansas City

  • 2005 | AnnMarie Williams

    - University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  • 2004 | Amber Hunter

    - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • 2003 | Marcy Ball

    - Creighton University

  • 2002 | Theresa Brown

    - University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 2001 | Yvonne Pena

    - University of New Mexico

  • 2000 | Phil Covington

    - Emporia State University

  • 1999 | Anne Flaherty

    - University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 1998 | Brenda Green

    - Northwest Arkansas Community College

  • 1997 | Zauyah Abdullah

    - University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • 1996 | Wendy M. Garcia

    - University of New Mexico

  • 1995 | Julie Murry

    - University of Nebraska-Kearney

  • 1994 | Steven Hinds

    - University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

  • 1993 | Laura Valdez

    - University of New Mexico

  • 1992 | Brian Polding

    - University of New Mexico

  • 1991 | Alicia Chavez-Simard

    - University of Northern Colorado

  • 1990 | Lori Reesor

    - University of Kansas

  • 1989 | Doug Gertner

    - Colorado State University

  • 1988 | Sandra Bird

    - Oklahoma State University

  • 1987 | Flo Hamrick

    - Wichita State University

  • 1986 | Lynn Dutton

    - specific institutional information not retained in historical documentation