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December 16, 2022

K-State First seeks nominations for its First-Year Advocate awards

Submitted by Brent Weaver

K-State First seeks nominations for its First-Year Advocate awards: one for a current faculty/staff member of K-State, the other for a current student.

Through the award, K-State First hopes to identify some of the unsung heroes of campus who go above and beyond to support first-year students.

As you create your nomination, consider the following.

How does your nominee:

  • Engage with first-year students?
  • Help students succeed academically?
  • Build community?
  • Show they value equity and inclusion?
  • Empower their students?
  • Help their students find purpose and achieve their goals?

Previous First-Year Advocate award winners are not eligible to win. Previous winners include Eve McCulloch, faculty/staff; Trenton Schneider, student; Jessica Henault, faculty/staff; Julia Gross, student; Tamara Bauer, faculty/staff; Haley Weinberg, student; Don Saucier, faculty/staff; Bailey Porter, student; Mike Finnegan, faculty/staff; and Krista Everhart, student.

Nominations are due by 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Please use the nomination survey to submit your nomination. Successful nominations will demonstrate how the nominee meets many, if not all, of the above criteria. Nominations may be submitted in a variety of formats. For example, nomination materials could be an essay of 500-600 words, a video with specific testimonials or a PowerPoint presentation with images and quotes related to the nominee’s impact.

If you have any questions, please email K-State First at kstatefirst@k-state.edu.