Distinguished Performance Awards

The Distinguished Performance Awards (also known as Student Affairs Day) takes place each fall and recognizes FIU faculty members, administration and staff for their contribution to the mission of the Division of Student Affairs through their hard work, motivation and achievements.

Nominations for the 2017 awards is now open. 

Academic Partner Award

Recognizes a faculty member or academic administrator who has made significant personal and departmental contributions to enhance the mission of the Division of Student Affairs, through their collaboration, involvement and their support of the division's goals.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Ana Ramos
  • 2014
    • Dr. Jan Solomon
  • 2013
    • Laura Boudon
    • Scarlett Aldana Bosch
    • Marco Gomez
    • Mary Kauffman
    • Valerie Morgan
    • Elizabeth Marston
  • 2012
    • Janie Valdes
  • 2011
    • Stephanie Doscher
    • Hilary Landorf

Bright Idea Award

Recognizes an individual or group who has, in the past year, created an innovative program or service consistent with the mission and values of Student Affairs. The new program or service should be one that improves efficiency, customer service and/or significantly enhances accomplishment of the division's goals.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Sabrena O'Keefe
  • 2014
    • Student Health Services

    • Center for Leadership and Service

  • 2013
    • Fernando Ottati
    • John Parmenter
  • 2012
    • Bronwen Bares-Pelaez
    • Xuan Stevens
  • 2011
    • Gabriela Alvarez

Customer Service Award

Recognizes an individual who always demonstrates professionalism by serving the needs of the university community. This individual takes the extra step to ensure that all students/clients feel important and welcome, and that expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Martha Orduna
  • 2014
    • Gisela Vega
  • 2013
    • Stephanie Bello
  • 2012
    • Glenda Scott
  • 2011
    • Lourdes Diaz-Bergouignan

Graduate Assistant Achievement Award

Recognizes a graduate assistant who demonstrates a commitment to serving students and integrating theories and knowledge gained in the classroom into practice. This individual exhibits professionalism, dedication and a strong work ethic.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Stephanie Jamanca

  • 2014
    • Sonia Khatkhate
  • 2013
    • Christopher Arguedas
  • 2012
    • Blayne Stone, Jr.

Leadership Award

Recognizes an individual who challenges students and other staff members to achieve excellence and motivates as well as sets the example of excellence for others to follow. This individual is successful in moving a team toward goals that are consistent with the vision of a department, group, committee or university organization.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Stephen Loynaz
  • 2014
    • Debaro Huyler
  • 2013
    • Patty Lopez-Guerrero
  • 2012
    • Sanyo Mathew
  • 2011
    • Janice Lopez

New Employee Award

Recognizes an individual who began working at FIU on or after June 1 of the previous year. Since then, this individual has had a significant impact at the university and in the division.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Ryan Keesee
  • 2014
    • Jerusha Labady
  • 2013
    • Daniel La Fuente
  • 2012
    • Sabrena O'Keefe
  • 2011
    • Bobby Borgmann
    • Vanina Granell

Professional Development Award

Recognizes an individual who provides service and/or contributes to the dissemination of knowledge for our profession through one or more of the following areas: service to state, regional or national professional associations; publication of best practices or original research; or presentation at professional conferences.

Past Winners

  • 2014
    • Robert “Bobby”  Borgmann
  • 2013
    • Saara Shwartz
  • 2012
    • Michelle Castro
  • 2011
    • Ayana Wilson

Service Award

Recognizes an individual whose service and contributions, through division, university projects and committees, and/or the local community, help to advance the goals of Student Affairs and the university.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Joanna Garcia
  • 2014
    • Gisela Vega
  • 2013
    • Silvia Valdez
  • 2012
    • Cristobal (Ricardo) Molina
  • 2011
    • Jessica Larsen

Student Advisor Award

Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a sincere commitment to serving students in an advisory capacity, either as a group advisor, mentor or one who is actively involved in the academic and/or personal development of students. This individual promotes student learning and development through their guidance and assistance.

Past Winners

Supervisor Award

Recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellent supervisory skills. This individual is fair, ethical and encourages the development of staff. This individual has the ability to listen to all points of view and is able to make fair decisions.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Nashira Williams
  • 2014
    • Harold Clayton
  • 2013
    • Ivette Duarte
  • 2012
    • Jeannette Cruz
  • 2011
    • Ivette Duarte

Team Player Award

Recognizes an individual or group who works exceptionally well with others, both within the department and throughout the FIU community. This individual or group possesses a willingness to collaborate and tends to be more concerned about getting the job accomplished rather than receiving the credit.

Past Winners

  • 2015
    • Korrin Anderson
  • 2014
    • John Tallon
  • 2013
    • Steven James
  • 2012
    • Larissa Adames
  • 2011
    • Maria Reyes
    • Angie Ti

Contact

Division of Student Affairs
11200 SW 8th Street
GC 219
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-2797
Fax 305-348-1957

vpdsa@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm