Region IV-East Outstanding New Professional

Each year, NASPA recognizes outstanding members by honoring individual professionals with state/province, regional, and national awards. This award is presented to an individual within Region IV-East, with no more than 4 years’ experience, who is recognized by their peers or supervisor for superior service to their institution.  Each state/province within Region IV-East will have a recipient for the Outstanding New Professional award.

Winners will be notified in October and the presentation of the awards will take place at the Region IV-East Conference in November in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Award winners should make every attempt to attend the Region IV-East Conference. 

In addition to the regional recognition that accompanies this award, the recipient will also be considered for the National NASPA Outstanding New Professional Award.

  • NASPA Membership is required for this nominee
  • Must be a member of NASPA Region IV-East
  • May not have served for more than four years in a full-time position in student affairs
  • Active involvement in NASPA, the regional organization, and to the individual’s institution(s)
  • Implemented innovative or creative programming efforts that address the needs of students at their institution
  • Has performed all aspects of their job in an exemplary manner
  • Indication of significant promise for future leadership roles in the student affairs profession.

Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 05, 2018


Meg Haggerty, MS

Chair, Awards and Exemplary Programs

NASPA Region IVE Board

Tel: 317-940-8648

Email: [email protected]

A nomination for this award should be submitted online at:

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STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination.

STEP 2: Gather the nominee's contact information and resume/c.v.

STEP 3: Collect up to three (3) letters of support, with one of the three letters from an immediate supervisor

STEP 4: The person coordinating the nomination should gather the nomination materials (depending on the nomination may include letter(s) of support, a proposal, resume/C.V, etc.), visit the awards' website and submit the materials online. All of the application materials must be uploaded at the same time. 

STEP 5: Submit the nomination by the published deadline.

Current Recipients

  • Jill Jungemann
    Residence Life Coordinator - Butler University

    “Jill led with positivity through the ambiguity of the opening of a new residence hall, including the onboarding of a nearly brand-new RA staff, all while getting acclimated to a new University and city…Jill’s first year at Butler, she demonstrated many positive traits that make me very excited about her future at Butler, the profession, and NASPA!” – Dr. Anne G. Flaherty, Dean of Student Life Butler University

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  • Sean Woolf
    Interim Director, Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility - Eastern Michigan University

    "Sean’s passion, and obvious dedication and excitement to supporting student success, innovation, and change within higher education is both thoughtful and proactive. His continuous eye towards improvement and thoughtfulness in the actions he takes as an emerging professional are heartwarming and commendable.” – Julia Heck, Associate Director, Office of the Ombuds

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  • Courtney Thoreson
    Student Life Specialist - Rochester Community and Technical College

    “Her strengths are also evident in how she cares for the students in her charge. It is clear she has a professional and personal interest in their success. The thoughtfulness and care put into her work is noteworthy…” – Dr. Michael D. Anthony, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Rochester Community and Technical College

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Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Amy Fitzjarrald

    Residence Hall Coordinator - Illinois State University

  • 2015 | John Gipson

    - Purdue University

  • 2014 | Eboni Turnbow

    - Wayne State University