February 13, 2013

Call for nominations: Putting Students First awards

By Linda Henderson

The Putting Students First Award for Outstanding Service to Students, presented by the Division of Student Life, recognizes one full-time faculty member and one Division of Student Life staff member, who has had a major impact on the lives of K-State students over a number of years. The award evaluation is based on a nomination and support documentation of at least two years of service.

The award evaluation is based on a nomination and support documentation of at least two years of service. The award will be presented to the faculty and staff member who exemplifies the following characteristics:

  • A commitment to students, as demonstrated through engaging teaching and involvement with and service to students.
  • A commitment to the well-being of students, demonstrated through interacting with students and/or providing outstanding service for students
  • A unique quality of care for fairness, as demonstrated through fair and ethical treatment of students.
  • A demonstration of going that extra mile, shown through service to students above and beyond the call of duty. 
  • This award is designed to acknowledge nominees who have served over many years. A minimum of two years of service is required.


  • Faculty: Must be a current faculty or instructor.
  • Staff member: Works for the Division of Student Life.

To nominate: Please include the following materials:

  • Nomination form available at http://www.ksu.edu/stulifeprograms
  • One letter of nomination, including how this individual specifically meets the criteria for this award. Include resume and documentation of nominee’s work with students.
  • A letter of support from a current K-State student or recent graduate. If a student is the nominator, the letter of support should come from the nominee’s department head.
  • No self-nominations will be accepted; previous winners will not be considered.

Due date: 5 p.m. Monday, March 11 

Send to:
The Putting Students First Award Committee
c/o Carla Jones
103 Holton Hall
or electronically to: lhenders@k-state.edu

For questions: Contact Carla Jones, cjones@k-state.edu, 785-532-7305