In preparation for the 20th annual Student Life Achievement Awards, affectionately known as the STUEYS, the NSU Office of Special Events and Projects under Campus Life and Student Engagement issued a call for nominations on Sept. 25. Students, faculty and staff members are invited to nominate candidates through Jan. 10.
The event serves to recognize students, professors, staff members, registered organizations and alumni who embody and demonstrate NSU’s eight core values. Each student, professor and staff member is eligible for nomination, and every person within the NSU community can nominate someone for one of the 13 available categories including professor of the year, administrator of the year, student of the year and alumnus of the year.
Following the nomination of a person or organization, members of the STUEY Nomination Committee, which is made up of NSU professionals and past STUEY recipients, review each candidate’s nomination form and cast their votes for the winners. During this process, the nominations are confidential and nominators of the candidates are never revealed.
Brad Williams, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, who dreamed up the STUEYS with his colleague Mark Cavanaugh in 1999, said that the whole idea behind the STUEYS was to highlight NSU’s best and brightest.
“The nomination form is all about the university’s eight core values, so you’re not just nominated because it’s a popularity contest or we like you … [we consider] what you have done in the prior year to live into one or more of these core values powerfully,” said Williams. “It’s not just something you see on a piece of paper … because you sit there, you talk to people and you see these nominees that have done amazing things, beyond the people who have been awarded a STUEY.”
The Office of Student Events and Projects will announce the date and details of the event as the date draws nearer. Until then, those seeking additional information can call 954-262-7283, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nova.edu/safspecialevents/stueys to nominate an individual or group.