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STAR Recognition Program

Beginning in July 2003, the Division of Student Affairs introduced the STAR Recognition Program, to identify and recognize staff members within Student Affairs who distinguish themselves in their performance and contributions to the Division and University.

All staff members (ASI, Foundation, state employee), who are in a full-time, part-time, probationary and temporary position, are eligible for consideration. Administrators (MPP) are not eligible. A staff member may be nominated by another person or self-nominated. 

The STAR Recognition Program is an on-going program throughout the academic year selecting 3-4 employees each quarter as STARs.  The Vice President's Cabinet will select one "Star of the Year" from the year's quarterly STAR awardees.  Additionally, a "Rookie of the Year", an individual with less than 12 months employment will also be selected.  Such winners will be honored at the annual DSA Picnic.

The STAR Recognition Program is administered by the Division of Student Affairs with nominations and selections conducted by the STAR Recognition Program Committee. The STAR Committee shall review and discuss the nominations and make a selection on a random basis from all eligible nominees.

Remember: Nominations can be submitted by any Student Affairs Staff member; you could nominate a co-worker, or even staff from another department!

Need help writing a great nomination?  View past winner nominations!

(Just click on the name of most winners and you can see how short, or long, or detailed, or passionate other nominators have been.)