September 26, 2012



Nominate a first-year advocate

By Chris Case

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K-State First is seeking nominations for the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award. Nominees may include faculty, staff or graduate students who have demonstrated dedication and innovation in addressing the needs of first-year students. Successful candidates will have a record of improving the undergraduate student experience with a focus on the first-year.

The winner of the Kansas State University Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award will represent our campus community in the national competition sponsored by the National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Nominations are accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Please submit your nominations via email to kstatefirst@k-state.edu or via campus mail to K-State First, 122 Anderson Hall.

Nominations should include:

  • A letter of nomination provided by the nominator (one page)
  • A supporting narrative (cannot exceed five pages) that:
    • Describes the nominee’s efforts and attributes that make him/her an advocate for first-year students
    • Provides evidence of the impact of efforts on first-year students and
    • Provides evidence of the impact on the culture of the institution
  • At least one supporting letter of nomination from colleagues or students
  • Additional supporting materials (e.g., pamphlets, program materials, videotapes, annual reports) will not be included in the review

Questions? Please email kstatefirst@k-state.edu.