2015-03-11

Region VI Dorothy Keller New Professional Award

The Dorothy Keller New Professional Award is presented to new professional who is recognized by their supervisor and/or peers for outstanding service to their institution, as well as for their innovative or creative efforts within student affairs. The recipient should have less than five (5) years of full-time experience as a student affairs professional, show significant leadership promise, and demonstrate active engagement as a NASPA member.

Award Criteria:

  • Outstanding service to an institution of higher education

  • Exhibits innovative or creative efforts within student affairs

  • Shows significant promise for future leadership roles in the student affairs profession

  • No more than five (5) years of full-time experience as a student affairs professional

  • Holds an active NASPA individual membership

  • Current employment at an institution of higher education in NASPA Region VI


Award Information

Deadline: Jul. 06, 2018

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Nominating someone is easy! One person should coordinate the submission and follow these steps.

  • STEP 1: Write a letter of nomination

  • STEP 2: Collect three (3) letters of support and a copy of the nominee’s resume.

  • STEP 3: 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, letters of support online.

  • STEP 4: Submit the nomination by the published deadline!

Questions? Sherry Mallory, Nominations and Awards Co-Chair, at [email protected].


Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2016 | Sabrina Fallejo Uganiza

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2015 | Heather C. Lou

    - University of California, Davis

  • 2014 | Isaac Rodriguez Lupercio

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2013 | Kayla Wiechert

    - Chapman University

  • 2012 | Ashlea L. Wilson

    - California State University, Bakersfield

  • 2011 | Steven I. Lerer

    - University of California, Riverside

  • 2010 | Mark J. Antonucci

    - Arizona State University

  • 2009 | Shauna Young

    - University of the Pacific

  • 2008 | Cecilia Santiago

    - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • 2007 | Irvin Harrison

    - San Diego State University

  • 2006 | Thomas Bourdon

    - University of California, Los Angeles

  • 2005 | Camaron Miyamoto

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2004 | Sunny Lee

    - University of California, Irvine

  • 2003 | Kevin Horan

    - California State University, Hayward, Contra Costa Campus

  • 2002 | Christine Quemuel

    - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • 2001 | Linda Prieto

    - Santa Clara University

  • 2000 | Cedric Hackett

    - California State University, Northridge

  • 1999 | Dyrell Foster

    - San Jose State University

  • 1998 | P.J. Lutz

    - University of Southern California

  • 1997 | Lea Jarnagin

    - California State University, San Marcos

  • 1996 | Lori M. Ideta

    - University of Hawaiʻi, West Oʻahu