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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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College of Arts & Humanities Celebration Awards


The purpose of the Celebration Awards is to recognize the wide array of good work being done by faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the College of Arts & Humanities. These awards will recognize accomplishments and activities that support the College’s mission of cultivating the appreciation and practice of forms of creative, intellectual, and cultural expression, and that promote outstanding achievement through teaching, research, and service.


Nominations for all awards may be submitted by current or former members of the College. A nomination form is included here and is also available in the Dean’s office.

Nominations are due in the Dean’s office by September 28, 2012. Awardees will be recognized during a special event during the fall semester.

Criteria for Selection

Nominees should have made contributions to the mission of the College of Arts & Humanities that are of extraordinary quality. A selection committee will review all nominations. Nominees will be considered based on their contributions to one or more of the following categories:

  • Innovation in Instruction: Enriching the classroom with knowledge, experience, and vitality; demonstrating a devotion to teaching and learning; constantly striving to find effective ways to teach and engage students.

  • Commitment to Student Success: Being a mentor to students and/or an exemplary advisor/counselor; providing service and special assistance to students; generating excitement for learning.

  • Contributions to Mission and Goals of the College: Participating in community organizations, College committees, or campus activities; exhibiting evidence of exemplary service to the community.

  • Professional Achievement: Engaging in scholarly activities such as publishing, presentations, research, consulting workshops, or continuing education courses; gaining recognition by peers in the profession.

  • Commitment to Diversity: Demonstrating a commitment and service to special student and community populations, either in a leadership role, contribution of time and energy, or promotion of diversity in the curriculum and classroom.

  • Cooperative Spirit: Participating in a manner that is viewed by others as having a positive impact on his/her professional capacity in the College; making positive contributions to the progress, well-being of his/her academic unit and of the College.