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SEAHO 2019 - Award Nominations

General Info

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Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a SEAHO award! 

The award submission deadline is January 11,
2019, at 11:59 PM. Please complete this nomination form and provide the appropriate letters of support for your nomination by this deadline. In an effort to streamline the submission process we are asking for the nominators to submit all letters of support through the online form.

For questions about awards or the awards process, please contact Gavin Roark, President-Elect a
nd Awards & Recognition chair, at presidentelect@seaho.org

For technical issues, please contact Zach Blackmon, Technology Coordinator, at technologycoordinator@seaho.org.
Nominator's Info
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Nominee's Info
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ACADEMIC COLLABORATION AWARD
This award is presented to a housing department that currently has programs in place where academic affairs are intentionally involved in on-campus residential communities. The Housing and Academic Collaboration Award will recognize a program and/or community that involves collaboration between Housing and Academic Affairs. Nominations must include the files requested below.   
Supporting Files for Academic Collaboration Award

Should include (1) an outline of academic initiatives and/or ongoing programming; (2) a description of the stated learning outcomes; (3) assessment results of the academic initiative (i.e., statistics on academic improvement of residents and retention rates within the residential community and/or the institution);  (4) the name(s) of the individuals managing the nominated program.

Only .doc, .docx, .xlsx, .xls, or .pdf will be accepted and a maximum of four files may be uploaded.
CHARLES W. BEENE MEMORIAL SERVICE AWARD
At the 1982 SEAHO Conference, the Charles Beene Memorial Service Award was established in memory of Charles Beene, Director of Housing at the University of Mississippi. T
his award is presented annually to the individual who is judged to have contributed most to the success of SEAHO during the previous year. Please note that two letters of recommendation are required and should state what the nominee has done in support of SEAHO. Below you will upload those letters electronically. 
Letters of Support 
(Two letters of support; PDF files only)
SEAHO FOUNDERS AWARD
This award gives special recognition to an individual within the Association who through dedicated service and initiative to SEAHO has epitomized the work and endeavors of the founders of the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers such as Harold Riker, Edith McCollum, John Storey, Donald R. Moore, and Raymond C. King. Nominations may be submitted by any housing/residence life professional who is an active SEAHO member. Each nomination should be supported by two letters of recommendation. Individuals submitting supporting letters of recommendation may not be from the same institution as the person who made the nomination or from the nominee’s own institution. Below you will upload those letters electronically. 
Criteria for the SEAHO Founders Award are as follows.  A nominee:  *This question is required.If you cannot select all boxes below, then the individual is not eligible for this award. 
Letters of Support 
(Two letters of support; PDF files only)
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD
This award gives special recognition to an individual who, through dedicated service to their home institution, has shown dedication to the profession and the students that they serve. Candidates for the award must be in (at least) their second year of graduate work and be employed by a housing department of an institution in the SEAHO region. Nomination must include:
  • Two letters of support, one must be from the nominee's direct supervisor.
Supervisor Letter of Support 
(PDF files only)
Secondary Letter of Support 
(PDF files only)
SEAHO HUMANITARIAN AWARD
This award recognizes an individual or individuals within SEAHO who has/have gone above and beyond the call of duty for a student in crisis by demonstrating physical effort, spiritual commitment, or act of bravery, determination, and courage. Nomination must include two letters of support:
  • One from a colleague, supervisor, or persons who they supervise
  • One from a letter from the Chief Housing Officer, Dean of Students, or Assistant/Associate/Vice President for Student Affairs showing support.
Colleague, Supervisor, or Supervisee Letter of Support 
(PDF files only)
CHO, Dean of Students, or Assistant/Associate/Vice President Letter of Support
(PDF files only)
OUTSTANDING MID-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL AWARD
This award is presented to a mid-level housing professional who supports and mentors entry-level and support staff, works to recruit students and retain colleagues in the field, and creates new strategies for connecting with students and improving the department, while sharing their experiences in the field. This professional is dedicated to working with students, the department or profession. The nominee should be involved in state, regional, or national organizations. Nominees should have served in housing or residence life as a professional for at least seven years and must be currently employed at an institution in the SEAHO region. Nominations must include:
  • Two letters of support, one must be from direct supervisor.
Supervisor Letter of Support 
(PDF files only)
Letter of Support 
(PDF files only)
JAMES C. GRIMM OUTSTANDING NEW PROFESSIONAL AWARD
This award is presented to a new professional in Housing/Residence Life who is within his/her first three years of professional-level employment and has demonstrated outstanding performance to his/her campus and profession, therefore demonstrating potential for a successful and effective career in housing.  The recipient of this award will receive a $1,000 stipend to attend ACUHO-I. In order to be eligible for this financial support, the recipient must be currently employed in housing at a SEAHO institution. Should the recipient not be able to attend the ACUHO-I annual conference and exposition or becomes ineligible based on the criteria state above, the SEAHO President will select from the pool of other nominees for this award and offer accordingly.

Nominations must include:

  • Letter clearly demonstrating outstanding examples of his/her work as a new professional.
  • Letter of support from direct supervisor
Supervisor Letter of Support 
(PDF files only)
Letter clearly demonstrating outstanding examples of his/her work as a new professional.
(PDF files only)
SEAHO PEACE AWARD
The PEACE (Providing Educational Advocacy for Cultural Excellence) Award is presented to a member to honor and recognize outstanding contributions and service to the SEAHO region through the advancement of diversity and multiculturalism. Such advancement can be attributed to advocacy, leadership, mentorship, educational initiatives, and programming. The recipient must have been a member of a SEAHO institution for at least one full academic year and will have demonstrated exceptional service in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism on their home campus and/or to SEAHO. Examples include:
  • Encouraging members of underrepresented groups to become involved in the housing profession
  • Promoting a greater understanding of diversity issues (racism, ageism, sexism, gay and lesbian concerns, religious differences, persons with disabilities)
  • Presenting programs on topics of diversity and/or multiculturalism
  • Serving as an ally
  • Mentoring members of underrepresented groups
  • Mentoring young professionals in the area of diversity education
  • Supporting the SEAHO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Nominations must include two letters of support which speak to demonstrated examples related to the list above.

Letters of Support
(PDF files only)
OUTSTANDING CORPORATE PARTNER AWARD
This award is presented to an individual who represents a Corporate Partner and who has shown support for SEAHO and its member institutions.  The individual should have a connection to SEAHO and our annual conference for a minimum of three consecutive years through attendance at the annual conference and participation in our exhibits.  One of those three years may include the year of nomination. The individual should have created relationships with institutions and to have shared their knowledge and resources by:
  • presenting at a state or SEAHO conference, or
  • writing an article for the SEAHO report or Talking Stick, and/or
  • have their products/services represented on SEAHO member institution campuses. 
Nominations must include two letters of support from SEAHO member institutions describing how the individual/company has shown their support of the organization and/or institution. 
Letters of Support
(PDF files only)
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH AWARD

This award is presented to an individual(s) who have contributed to the body of research and publications related to the housing profession. The individual(s) research should have a connection to housing and residence life. The researchers must submit their completed research to the SEAHO report. If there is more than one researcher, the plaque will be presented to the first author and all individuals will be recognized when the award is presented. Nominations must include:
  • Completed research study in the form of a manuscript
  • Abstract of research study
  • Submission of manuscript to the SEAHO Report
Research Study Manuscript