Blue & White Divisional Recognition
This signature annual recognition program provides an opportunity for the Division of Student Affairs to come together to celebrate our collective accomplishments over the past academic year and recognize outstanding teams and individuals for their exceptional service to students.
This year our Divisional Blue & White Awards Ceremony will be held at 9am on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 in the USU Ballroom.
Nominations are being accepted through November 7, 2022. Please contact Alan Brian at email@example.com with any questions about the awards categories or selection process.
Our 2020-2021 Divisional Award Winners
Department of the Year Award: Dean of Students Office
This award recognizes a department that modeled excellence in innovation, inclusivity, data-informed decision making, or collaboration that demonstrated a commitment to providing programs or services that support student success. All Student Affairs departments are eligible regardless of funding source.
Program of the Year Award: Cougar Care Network
This award recognizes a program within a department or a collaboration between multiple departments that demonstrated innovation in service delivery for students or staff during the past year. Programs considered for this award may be related to technology, sustainability, inclusivity, data and assessment, etc. Collaborations may be intra-divisional or cross-divisional.
Individual Service to the Division Awards
Friend to the Division Award: Dr. Sharon Hamill
This award recognizes a professional staff member from outside the Student Affairs Division who provided consistent support to the division, contributed to our mission, and provided outstanding service to our staff and programs during the last year.
Behind the Scenes Award: Brenda Dumas
This award recognizes a staff member who displayed a strong commitment to supporting the work of their department during the last year. This individual consistently went beyond expectations, made a significant contribution to the overall operations of their department, and provided a strong foundation for innovative and student-centered work.
New Professional of the Year Award: Anthony Ferrer
This award recognizes an individual who quickly left their mark on the division by displaying consistent professionalism, goal accomplishment, innovation, and leadership within their department and in the campus community. To be eligible for this award, individuals must have served the division for no more than three years.
Seasoned Professional of the Year Award: Megan Ceppi
This award recognizes an individual who serves as an example of excellence in all areas of their work and consistently strives to provide the best service to students. To be eligible for this award, individuals must have served the division at least three years but not more than 10 years.
Sandra R. Kuchler Employee of the Year Award: Todd Snedden
This award, presented annually since 2000, recognizes an individual who leads by example in their day-to-day work, displays a strong personal commitment to student success, and serves as an inspiration for others on their team. Their contributions directly relate to the mission and vision of the division and the University, represent the University to the campus community, improve the flow of University business operations, and contribute to the continued success of CSUSM. To be eligible for this award, individuals must have served in the division for more than 10 years.
The Award Process
Planning, Assessment, and Professional Development is responsible for the collection of nominations. Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is responsible for reviewing nominations and selecting winners. The Director of Planning, Assessment, and Professional Development and member of SLT are not eligible to receive award nominations.
If you have questions about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.