SCCPA offers fifteen awards in three categories: Service, Programming and Written. Nominations open in August each year for presentation at the annual Fall Conference.  Award winners will also be recognized at the Annual ACPA Convention.

We hope that you will consider celebrating the work of our profession. More information will be emailed to the membership and updated on our website when nominations open in the fall. Please consider making nominations in one or all of the SCCPA categories. If you have questions, please contact Kara Davis, SCCPA Past President, Awards Committee – kferguson@uscupstate.edu.


 

Service Awards

Joseph O. Nixon Award for Chief Student Affairs Officer

Purpose:  To recognize chief student affairs professionals in the state of South Carolina who have made outstanding contributions to their campus and the field of student affairs.

Criteria:  The nominees must have been employed as a chief student affairs professional at their institution for at least five years.  Nominees should demonstrate an effort to recruit professionals to the profession of student affairs, show a commitment to students and demonstrate leadership for student affairs professionals in the state of South Carolina.  Membership in SCCPA is not required.


Clarice W. Johnson Outstanding Professional Award

Purpose: To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs by a “seasoned” professional.

Criteria: Nominees must have been employed as a student affairs professional for more than five years.  Nominees must have provided outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs, preferably in South Carolina.  Membership in SCCPA is required.


Walter T. Cox New Professional Award

Purpose: To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions and/or potential in the field of student affairs by a new professional.

Criteria: Nominees must have shown outstanding contributions or potential in the field of student affairs.  Nominees must have been employed as a student affairs professional for less than three years.  Membership in SCCPA is required.


Carol Eden-Epps Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions and/or potential in the field of student affairs by a graduate student.

Criteria: Nominees must have shown scholarship and potential in the field of student affairs.  Nominees must be an enrolled graduate student (masters, PhD or specialist) in a student personnel administration, counseling, or higher education program.  Nominees must also have completed at least one semester in their program.  Membership in SCCPA is not required.


Joseph E. Heyward Humanitarian Award

Purpose: To recognize contributions on the part of a student affairs professional to promote understanding and awareness among various and diverse people.

Criteria: Nominees must have demonstrated through research, programming or activities commitment to promote understanding and awareness among various and diverse people. Membership in SCCPA is required.


Paul P. Fidler Bridge Builder Award

Purpose: To recognize contributions on the part of a student affairs professional and/or faculty member to build a stronger alliance between student and academic affairs.

Criteria: Nominees must have shown active interest in and made contributions toward building relationships among student and academic affairs.  Membership in SCCPA is NOT required.


Charles Witten Service Award

Purpose: To recognize one member of SCCPA who has served SCCPA within the past year in an outstanding capacity.

Criteria: Nominees must be current members of SCCPA and have made significant contributions to the organization within the past year.  Nominees may not be nominated for work they have completed as an elected officer.  Contributions made as an appointed officer, committee chair, or as a general member during the calendar year are eligible for consideration.


SCCPA Support Staff Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions to the field of student affairs by administrative staff.

Criteria: Nominees must have been employed in a department under the student affairs auspice at their respected institution for at least one year and demonstrated a commitment to the ideals of student affairs during their tenure at the institution.  Membership in SCCPA is not required.


Programming Awards

Four awards comprise the programming category.  Nominated programs are divided based into four categories based on institutional Full Time Equivalency (FTE) and type, which are further described below.  Anyone wishing to nominate a program should submit the program title, program coordinator(s) and their contact information, institution, and evidence of support including goals and outcomes of the activity.

Purpose: To recognize outstanding programming and program development by student development professionals in South Carolina. This award recognizes recipients in four categories/institutions:

Criteria: Nominated programs must have taken place within the past year. Programs are judged on creativity, achievement and overall program design and merit. Please state the name and title of the staff person responsible for the program. At least one of the program coordinators must be a member of SCCPA.

  • Award for Programming at a Public Institution with 7500 or More Students
  • Award for Programming at a Public Institution with Less Than 7500 Students
  • Harry B. Shucker Private Institution Award
  • Art Hartzog Award for Programming at a Two-Year Institution or Technical College

Written Awards

One award is awarded in the Written Award category.  Anyone wishing to submit a written paper may do so by forwarding to the Awards Chair their name and contact information, institution and name of award along with their paper.

The written award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions made by SCCPA members in the realm of professional writing.  Both recently published and new writing are eligible based on the categories explained below.


Outstanding Professional Paper

The topic for Writing Awards is Technology in Higher Education.  Papers should be no longer than five pages in length, double- spaced and use appropriate APA style. Submissions in MS Word or PDF are highly encouraged.  Writer must be a member of SCCPA.


Outstanding Graduate Student Paper 

The topic for Writing Awards is Technology in Higher Education. Papers should be no longer than five pages in length, double- spaced and use appropriate APA style. Submissions in MS Word or PDF are highly encouraged. Writer must be a member of SCCPA.


Hilda F. Owens Contribution to Knowledge in the Field

Purpose: To recognize a member of SCCPA who has made an outstanding contribution to the student affairs profession through writing and/or research.

Criteria: Writing cited for nomination must have been completed within the last three years and shall have practical significance to the profession.  Submissions should be previously published (cite source and date of publication) and submitted in typed, double-spaced format and in appropriate APA style. MS Word or Reticulated Text File (.rtf document) is highly encouraged.  A writer must be a current member of SCCPA or for multiple authors, at least one writer must be a current member of SCCPA.

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