Nominations for the 2017 SACSA Awards and Recognition process will open in May 2017.
The SACSA Awards Nomination process requires the following:
A completed nomination form for the person being recommended for consideration for the award
Two completed recommendation forms from people who can speak to reason(s) the person deserves this award
A resume, Chronology of SACSA involvement, and High-Quality Photograph from the person being recommended for consideration for the award
Nomination forms can be found here beginning in May 2017. Please note that once completed, the nomination form will automatically send notifications to recommenders listed by the nominator, and request completion of recommendation forms by the deadline. Once the call for nominations has closed, award nominees will be contacted by the Chairperson of the Awards and Recognition Committee and asked to submit their resume, chronology of SACSA involvement, and a high-quality photograph.
Questions regarding the nominations process may be directed to:
Angela B. Taylor - 2017 SACSA Awards and Recognition Committee Chairperson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards & Recognition Committee Members:
Tanisha Jenkins, EC Liaison
Please consider nominating an esteemed and deserving colleague for one of the following awards:
The Melvene Draheim Hardee Award
The Melvene Draheim Hardee Award recognizes contributions to student personnel work by a member of the Association. Recognition will be for achievement in one or more of the following areas:
- Development of a model program or concept that impacts student personnel work in the Southeast.
- Significant research and/or publication.
- Providing outstanding leadership in professional organizations and/or endeavors.
- Any unique and outstanding contribution to student personnel work that calls for acceptance and acknowledgement throughout the profession.
The Howard Davis Sr. Award
The Howard Davis Sr. Award recognizes outstanding service rendered to SACSA by a member of the Association. Recognition will be for achievements in one or more of the following areas:
- Performance of duty above the expected.
- Completion of a service to the Association that reflected faithful and competent achievement.
- Development of new programs or concepts with a positive impact upon the Association.
The Bobby E. Leach Award
The Bobby E. Leach Award recognizes a student affairs professional or graduate student who has contributed significantly to the development of multicultural relations on a college or university campus. Criteria are as follows:
- Currently active in SACSA (one year minimum membership).
- Must have been significantly involved at least two years in efforts, which have contributed to improvement of multicultural relations on his/her campus.
The Mid-Level Professional Award
The Mid-Level Professional Award recognizes a mid-level professional who has provided exemplary service to SACSA and on a college or university campus. Criteria are as follows:
- Minimum of six years of full-time professional experience supervising, maintaining budgets, and/or programming in a higher education setting.
- Current membership for a minimum of three full years and active involvement in SACSA.
- Demonstrated service to the profession and his/her institution (e.g., presented a paper or workshop locally or at a state, regional, or national conference, conducted research, mentored graduate students and new professionals, campus committee involvement, and professional association involvement)
- Attended at least three SACSA affiliated professional development conferences, workshops, or activities.
- Possess outstanding character and potential role model stature for new and other mid-level professionals.
The New Professional Award
The New Professional Award recognizes a new professional who has provided exemplary service to SACSA. Criteria are as follows:
- No more than five years of full-time experience in student affairs.
- Current membership for at least one full year and active involvement in SACSA.
- Demonstrated service to the profession (e.g., presented a paper, workshop, conducted research, demonstrated leadership) and promise shown for becoming a leader in the field.
- Attended at least two SACSA affiliated professional development conference, workshops, or activities.
- Possess outstanding character and potential role model stature for other new professionals.
The Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes a graduate student for their academic achievement, campus involvement and potential for significant contributions to the Student Affairs profession. Criteria are as follows:
- Enrolled as a full-time student pursuing masters or doctoral work in a Student Affairs-related degree program, with intention of pursuing a career within Student Affairs.
- Demonstrated academic achievement.
- Active involvement and leadership roles in campus activities and organizations.
- Possess a paraprofessional or intern-related position within the Student Affairs Division.
The Joe Buck Service Award
The Joe Buck Service Award recognizes the long-term membership and service of Dr. Joseph A. Buck, Vice President for Student Affairs at Armstrong Atlantic State University to the Southern Association for College Student Affairs. Dr. Buck currently serves as SACSA's inaugural Executive Director, a position for which he has volunteered since 2001. Prior to this role, Dr. Joe Buck has served SACSA with distinction since 1973. His accomplishments include:
- SACSA Scholar, 2003, 2002
- Local Arrangements Chair, 2000, 1990, 1980
- SACSA Foundation participant.
- H. Howard Davis, Sr. Award Recipient, 1988
- SACSA President, 1984-1985
- SACSA Historian, 1976, 1975
- Chair, By-Laws Committee, 1987, 1986
- Chair, State of Georgia, Sexual Harassment Task Force. 1988, 1987
- Chair, Consultative Services Program, 1977, 1976
The Joe Buck Service Award shall be presented to a dependable and dedicated SACSA member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Association. Criteria are as follows:
- Minimum of five years of SACSA membership.
- Demonstrated record of committee service and/or leadership.
- Has not served as an elected officer.
- Has not received prior award recognition from SACSA.
- Viewed by SACSA colleagues as a role model, mentor, and unsung hero of the Association.
Ted K. Miller Award for Excellence
CAS established the Ted K. Miller Award for Excellence to recognize outstanding accomplishments in advancing standards of practice and quality assurance in educational programs and services in higher education. The enhancement of student learning and development remains at the very core of the mission of the Council for the Advancement of Standards. The Ted K. Miller Award is presented by CAS member associations to an individual based on the following criteria:
- Outstanding leadership or creative initiative are exhibited in the promotion of standards in higher education, and/or in the field of student learning and development.
- Significant publications and/or other professional activities have been accomplished in the field of standards, their application, and relevant assessment of student learning and development.
CAS standards are reflected and the goals of CAS are promoted in publications and in facilitated assessment activities, and are significantly included in their work and/or through professional activities.
Lifetime Honorary Memberships
Lifetime Honorary Memberships shall be presented to long-term members of SACSA who have made notable contributions to SACSA and the College Student Affairs Profession. Criteria are as follows:
- Should no longer be eligible for regular membership.
- Should have been a regular member for at least seven years.
- Should have been actively involved in SACSA by serving in some leadership capacity, either as a committee chair and/or participating in at least one of the SACSA-sponsored professional development activities (i.e., the annual conference, Mid-Managers’ Institute or New Professionals’ Institute) as a coordinator or presenter.