AP Committee Awards

Award Nomination Forms

The A/P Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed upon Administrative/Professional staff at Grand Valley State University. The award recognizes the singularly outstanding contributions by a staff member to the University, professional field, and surrounding community.  The recipient embodies the University's mission, vision, and values and bring distinction to GVSU through his/her work.

The Commitment to Diversity Award is established to recognize an individual A/P staff member who serves as an example to others through a commitment to diversity beyond the scope of his/her professional responsibilities. The nominee is a person who demonstrates through action the ideals of cultural diversity and interculturalism, and who helps others gain greater understanding of diversity and interculturalism.

The Commitment to Students Award is established to recognize an individual A/P staff member who shows a commitment to serve as a strong mentor to GVSU students beyond the person's normal professional responsibilities and regardless of his/her professional role. Nominations should outline the person's trustworthiness and skills with students in the areas of advising, advocacy, referrals, listening, accessibility, and motivation. Nominations for this award must be either made or supported by at least one student.

The Innovation Award is established to recognize an individual A/P staff member whose innovative ideas and practices benefit the university in a specific way. This could include methods to improve cost-efficiency, changes in procedures, creating new programs or services, or leading new initiatives.

The Outstanding Team Project Award is established to recognize the work of an ad-hoc team of A/P staff members from two or more departments that accomplish a project benefiting the university. While the nominated project may be ongoing or not yet complete, nominations should emphasize work of staff members across unit lines during the past year.

The Service to Community Award is established to recognize an individual A/P staff member who has gone above and beyond professional responsibilities in contributing his/her expertise and service to at least one of the following: (1) the GVSU community, (2) the professional organization of his/her discipline, or (3) the local/national/international community.