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Professional Staff Award

The Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) of the School of Education (SOE) seeks to recognize professional staff for exemplary service to the SOE and USD.

Nomination Form

The Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) of the School of Education (SOE) at the University of South Dakota (USD) seeks to recognize professional staff for exemplary service to the SOE and USD. The Board requests nominations for this recognition. The AAB requests nominations for this honor, which will be publicly recognized as part of the Destination Delzell Ceremony during Dakota Days 2023.

Below you will find the criterion for this honor. To nominate an individual you believe is deserving of this recognition, please complete the following form that uses the criteria that best fits your relationship. In each section you will find descriptors that characterize the behaviors to consider. In the box below the descriptors, please state the reasons your candidate demonstrates exemplary behavior in that area. Specific examples are valuable to the nomination.

Professional staff work diligently to serve the SOE and USD and it is important to recognize their service. Please contact the individual you wish to nominate to get their permission for the nomination, and ask who they would like to have submit letters of support. Please contact the named individuals and provide a link to the form. A letter is required from the supervisor or in the case where a supervisor is no longer available, a letter of support is required by a knowledgeable colleague that can speak to the candidate’s contributions to the School of Education and university. The supervisor or knowledgeable colleague may also present a video to the Awards Committee. An additional letter of support is required from a colleague, faculty and/or student using the format of a letter or video.

Deadline for submission is August 1, 2023. Please send the completed form, along with the letters of support, to Jeanette McGillicuddy at jeanette.mcgillicuddy@gmail.com.

Nomination Form

When you click on the button below, the nomination PDF will either open in your browser or in the Adobe Acrobat Desktop App. For more detailed instructions on how to complete the nomination form, click on the plus sign below.

Complete the Nomination Form

Online

If completing the form in a browser, fill in all fields and then click the download button in the top right corner, and select the "With your changes" option. Send this file, along with any other attachments necessary for submission to Jeanette McGillicuddy at jeanette.mcgillicuddy@gmail.com.

If you have the Google Chrome Adobe Acrobat Extension, please disable before viewing to ensure the form remains in its original format.

Adobe Acrobat Desktop App

If you would prefer to complete the form in the Adobe Acrobat desktop app, when the link opens in the browser click the download button in the top right corner and save the file to your computer. Once saved, go to your files and double click the file and it should automatically open in the Adobe Acrobat desktop app if installed. If it does not, right click the file name, go to "Open with" and select Adobe Acrobat. When you have finished filling out the form, resave the file with your responses. Send this file, along with any other attachments necessary for submission to Jeanette McGillicuddy at jeanette.mcgillicuddy@gmail.com.

You can download the Adobe Acrobat desktop app for free using this link.