NACCU New Professional Award
NACCU New Professional Award
The New Professional Award is awarded annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to their institution, the industry and to the Association within a relatively short period of time.
2024 Award Sponsored by Transact
Nominations are closed for the 2024 NACCU New Professional Award. All NACCU members are encouraged to submit nominations, and there is no cost to do so. Nominations for 2025 awards will open this fall.
- To encourage more participation in the association and the industry.
- Cross promotion of all association programs - library, committees, mentorship, etc.
- To recognize individuals early in their careers.
- Provide a roadmap for new members.
- Award submissions may be self-nominated or nominated by another NACCU institutional member or by a NACCU corporate member.
- Nominee must be a member of NACCU to be eligible.
- Awards Committee members are ineligible for this award while serving.
- Must be working in the identification or transaction program no longer than 5 years
May be self-nominated or nominated by an individual from another NACCU institutional member, an individual from a NACCU Corporate member, or nominated by the nominee’s institution. A nomination from the individual’s institution should illustrate the nominee’s contribution to the success or enhancement of the program, and may be submitted by a supervisor, faculty, staff, senior administrator, customer of the program, or a department that works with the identification and transaction system program. A letter of support from a colleague must be received with the nomination. Additionally, completion of the supplemental information form is required. If self-nominated, the form should be included with submission. All nominees will be contacted to complete the supplemental information form following the formal nomination process.
All nominees must demonstrate contributions to the industry through a combination any or all of the following:
- NACCU conference attendance
- Industry Essentials Institute attendance is preferred but not required
- Contributions to NACCU
The Awards Committee Chair will determine whether the entry meets the eligibility requirements as well as obtaining any required supplemental documents. Each qualifying submission will be scored using a common scoring method individually by Awards Committee members. The Chair will collect scoring from committee members and tally a total score for each submission. The submission receiving top score will be the recipient.
2023 recipient of the NACCU New Professional Award
Nikayla attended her first NACCU conference in 2022 and has shown initiative by serving as a member of the Engagement Committee and contributing to the Guide to Going Mobile. She has been an active participant on the NACCU listserv and Listserv LIVE! events. MORE
University of California - Irvine
2022 recipient of the NACCU New Professional Award
This year’s recipient is known for his collaborative professional leadership, focus on retention, recovery and re-population of his campus due to COVID-19, and his immediate adoption of enthusiasm for NACCU participation and resource utilization. MORE
2021 recipient of the NACCU New Professional Award
“I was touched and pleasantly surprised to find out that my colleagues had taken time out of their busy schedules to nominate me for this award,” said Jennifer. “When I joined the card industry a few short years ago, I very quickly realized what a valuable asset being a member of the NACCU community is. I was eager to give back to a group that had given me so much support and camaraderie. Thank you so much for this honor. It really means a lot to me to be recognized by such an incredible group of people.” MORE
The University of Alabama
2020 recipient of the NACCU New Professional Award
“I am incredibly honored to be the 2020 recipient of the New Professional Award,” said Courtney. “In 2017, when I first started in my position, I knew absolutely nothing about card systems, but that didn’t stop me from pouring my heart into everything I did on behalf of The University of Alabama.” MORE
University of Southern California
2019 recipient of the NACCU New Professional Award
William joined USC in March 2015. He brought a high level of energy and creativity to the operation, and poured himself into the campus card environment. William made it his mission to learn as much as he could through NACCU’s listserv, web conferences, annual conferences, presentations, and networking. MORE
2018 recipient of the NACCU New Professional Award
Erin has made a significant impact since joining Campus Card at Carleton University. She developed and implemented a comprehensive student staffing process that has proven beneficial for all that have adopted it. MORE
Colorado State University
2017 recipient of the NACCU New Professional Award
Since joining the Ram Card Office, Martha has led the design and implementation of SharePoint tools, devised to improve the data management of the front office transaction activity and ID production for efficient inventory and tracking. Additionally, she led the creation and implementation of vending work order SharePoint tool that manages and tracks work orders and communicates them to the respective vendors. MORE
2016: Melissa Hannah
2015: Angela Edge
2014: Scott Thompson
2013: Marsha Amanova
2012: Patrick Genest