The deadlines for nominations for a number of university-sponsored awards are on the horizon, giving an opportunity to recognize important contributions from faculty, staff and students.

The awards, deadlines and links to criteria and nomination forms are below:

Service Professional Leadership Award
Recognizes a Service Professional or Classified Staff member for significant leadership contributions, achievements and service to the university or to the community through activities beyond his or her normal responsibilities to the university. The recipient will be recognized at the Service Professional annual meeting and mixer on April 21. Deadline: April 4.

Classified Staff Advisory Council Peer Recognition Awards
Promotes and rewards outstanding classified staff by recognizing those who consistently provide exceptional service to students, faculty, colleagues or the public. Awards are based solely on peer nominations. Nominations are open to all classified staff who have at least one year of continuous service with the university. Winners will be announced at the annual NAU employee mixer March 24.
Deadline: Feb. 21.

Commission on Disability Access and Design Leadership Award
Recognizes faculty, staff, students, community members or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the disability community at Northern Arizona University. Winners must have engaged in one or more activities that promote full and equal access for individuals with disabilities at NAU; promote a campus climate that values individuals with disabilities; support career and professional development opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and/or educate the campus on disability issues that affect university policy, practices and programs. Deadline: March 21.

Student Employee and Runner-up Student Employee of the Year Awards
The 2011 NAU Student Employee of the Year and Runner-up Student Employee of the Year will be recognized during National Student Employment Week in April. Every year, NAU’s Office of Student Financial Aid honors outstanding student employees who have been nominated by their supervisors. Nomination forms are available online. Nominations are due by April 1. Contact Student.Employment@nau.edu or call (928) 523-6036.