Region IV-East Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement to the student affairs profession and Region IV-East over an extended period of time.

Winners will be notified in early September and the presentation of the awards will take place at the Region IV-East Conference in November in Detroit, Michigan.  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 be considered for the National NASPA Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Student Affairs professional
  • Continuous NAPSA membership for at least 10 years
  • Exemplary record of service as a mentor for students and for new professionals
  • Leadership and service to NASPA at the state, regional, or national level
  • Contribution above and beyond the normal service required by positions of leadership
  • Service to an institution of higher education in Region IV-East
  • Successful implementation of model innovations in the field of student affairs

Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2017


Nickala L. Paul, MS

Chair, Awards and Exemplary Programs

Tel: 248-402-3860

Email: [email protected]

Meg Haggerty, MS

Chair, Awards and Exemplary Programs

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: Get the nominee's contact information and resume/c.v. (if this is a “program” nomination, this should be a “summary of the program”)

STEP 3: Collect three (3) letters of support.

STEP 4: The person coordinating the nomination should gather the nomination materials then go online to submit. You must upload all of the information at the same time. This person should then submit the nomination letter, resume, and 3 letters of support online.

STEP 5: Submit the nomination by the published deadline!

Current Recipients

  • Kimberlie Goldsberry
    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students - Carthage College

    “I am reminded of a quote by Robert Ingersoll, “We rise by lifting others.” Because Kimberlie has mentored, challenged, and lifted others, amazing work has been done on behalf of NASPA and many colleagues, especially those in IV-E have been greatly impacted. There are many of us who are even more privileged to say that because of the way Kimberlie “lifted” us, our lives have changed.” - Lisa Brown Cornelius, Director of Residence Life, John Carroll University

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Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Carrie Don

    Business Manager, Student Affairs - DePaul University

  • 2015 | Frank Ross III

    - Northeastern Illinois University