Awards and Recognition

About the Student Affairs Awards

Over the course of the year UW Bothell students have served the campus and broader community in myriad of roles, both individually and as a part of organizations. To recognize their many efforts, Student Affairs invites you to nominate faculty, students, teams of students, and staff who have made positive contributions to the campus and its surrounding communities. The description of the awards and their criteria appear below.

2020 Award Winners

Outstanding Faculty Champion

Award Recipient: Dr. Georgia M.Roberts

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What the nominator had to say about the nominee:

Dr. Georgia M. Roberts is an excellent faculty collaborator and instrumental in engaging students and enhancing their experience on campus. Dr. Roberts has collaborated with SEA Campus Events Board to bring a number of local artists to campus and is committed to helping our students engage in dialogue about music, art, and social issues, so that they have a truly meaningful and educational time at UWB.

Nomination Critera:

This award recognizes an individual faculty who has made exceptional contributions through collaboration within Student Affairs’ to enhance the quality of campus and student’s life at UW Bothell over the past academic year.

Nominees will have:

  • Enhanced the UW Bothell campus through outstanding service to students, staff, other faculty members and or the wider University community;
  • Took initiative with a Student Affairs department through meaningful collaboration to create an exceptional student experience and enhanced the campus community
  • Reflect the mission of the division

Outstanding Student Affairs Staff (winner: Calra Christensen)

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What the nominator had to say about the nominee:

Carla is a brilliant student affairs professional and leadership scholar-practitioner who creates extraordinary experiences for students. Carla is exceptionally deserving of this award.  When Carla was hired three years ago brought not only outstanding student activities but also knowledge of leadership theory and experience bringing theory to practice. That combination has been game-changing for our department and our division. She revamped the entire curriculum of our fall training for our department’s student leaders or organized it around the social change model of leadership. Carla’s contribution to leadership and to students is felt all across campus, whether that is in academic affairs (and soon to be the classroom itself with the upcoming leadership minor), with brand new students, and with current student leaders who will serve the rest of their peers with their programs.

Nomination Critera:

This award recognizes an individual Student Affairs staff who has made exceptional contributions to the quality of campus and student’s life at UW Bothell over the past academic year.

Nominees will have:

  • Enhanced the UW Bothell campus through outstanding service to students, faculty, other staff members and or the wider University community;
  • Meaningfully collaborated with Student Affairs department(s)/ units to provide an exceptional student experience or contributed significantly to the Student Affairs division to enhance the campus experience;

Outstanding Student Leader of the Year

Award Recipient: Kaelynee Nelson, Serena Tran, Ashely Creech

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What the nominator's had to say about the nominee's:

Kaelynne Nelson:

Kaely is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Supply Chain Management in Spring 2020 (she is also a graduate of Cascadia College), and is exceptionally deserving of this award. Kaely is a remarkably bold, accomplished, and brilliant student, and has indeed “made exceptional contributions to the quality of campus life at UW Bothell.”  I have known Kaely through her involvement in ASUWB and SAF for two years. In this time I have found her to be a thoughtful student leader seeking to improve campus life for her peers and has sought out progressively more interesting and unique challenges.

Serena Tran:

Serena is an exemplary leader and one who has done a great deal to provide meaningful, impactful, and memorable experiences for all UWB students. As the Chair for SEA Campus Events Board (CEB) and a member of Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) and Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), Serena has demonstrated great care, organization, and creativity in ensuring that her peers feel supported, empowered, and come away with some piece of learning, support, or tool. Serena has been essential in helping to enhance the UWB student experience and enabled not only CEB, but the Student Engagement & Activities (SEA) and the overall UWB, to meet our goals and promises we make to students who come here for outstanding education, memorable opportunities, and an inclusive community.

Ashley Creech:

Ashley is the Editor in Chief within the Husky Herald, UWB’s student newspaper. This is Ashley’s first student employee position on campusand she hit the ground running in rebuilding the Husky Herald newspaper to what it is today. She came into the position with limited experience in journalism and running a newspaper. But with active listening and learning the importance of journalism 101 and from her peers, she led the Husky Herald team in figuring out ways to reestablish the presence of a student newspaper on campus. This resulted in a newly rebranded student newspaper with qualities of what a newspaper should look like, which had many students, faculty, and staff excited about the new issues on campus.

Nomination Critera:

This award recognizes an individual student leader who is employed by the Division of Student Affairs (including ASUWB< RHA, STF, SFAC and SAF) who has made exceptional contributions to the quality of campus life at UW Bothell over the past academic year. Must be nominated by the student’s direct student affairs staff member who supervises/advises them.

Nominees will have:

  • Cascadia students who are employed by the division are eleigible for the award;
  • Demonstrated an ability to look beyond one’s own needs in order to improve an aspect of campus life for students;
  • Oversaw or actively participated in a campus project or event that demonstrated creativity or innovation that built (or will create) an enhanced sense of community;
  • Taken a courageous stand on a campus issue, offered creative solutions, and advocated for positive change
  • Established coalitions and built common ground among students;
  • Demonstrated commitment to upholding the goals of their department;
  • Inspired and motivated others to become engaged and involved in campus life; or
  • Demonstrated genuine care for others by encouraging divergent viewpoints and multiple perspectives.  

Outstanding Contribution to Social Change

Award Recipient: Maria Martinez Catalan

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What the nominator had to say about the nominee:

Maria is an amazing student leader who has time and time, again, proven her deep commitment to social justice, equity, education, and civic engagement. As the Social Issues & Awareness Programmer for SEA Campus Events Board (CEB), Maria has dedicated her last year to helping better educated and empower her fellow students. Because of Maria and her commitment to social justice, equity, understanding of the different issues impacting our students, and a desire for educating and empowering others, we have gotten some of the most meaningful programs on our campus, ranging from how to be an ally for lgbtqia+ community members to domestic violence awareness to understanding how mass incarceration impacts marginalized communities. She is truly a change agent and has helped many of our students understand how to make possible social change.

Nomination Critera:

This award recognizes a student leader who is empoyed by the Division of Student Affairs (including ASUWB, RHA, STF, SFAC, and SAF) and an individual student who has contributed significantly to social justice, peace, equity, civil rights, education, public health, or environmental justice. Must be nominated by the sutdent's direct student affairs staff member who supervises/advises them.

Nominees will have:

  • Cascadia studuent who are employed by the division are eligible for the award;
  • Involvment in civic engagement;
  • Built an inclusive and supportive community of learning and incorporate multicultural content and diverse perspective;
  • Made a significant contribution to under-represented and/or disadvantaged communities; or
  • Created opportunities of learning for social change

Outstanding Team

Award Recipient: Student Technology Fee Commitee

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What the nominator had to say about the nominee:

This award goes to a committee that went to great lengths to assure their fellow students had access to technology during the Covid 19 crisis.  With their leadership, under the guidance of their Chair Aaron Jacobson, they were able to put laptops and hotspots in the hands of every student that needed it when campus went online this year.  Vice Chancellor Sharon Jones had this to say to this committee: "I am so thankful to the STF committee for demonstrating great care for their fellow students along with tremendous organization skill to allow for an emergency allocation for laptops and hotspots for students at UW Bothell. Without their proactive approach to this challenge, our students would not have had access to the basic technology they need during this period of virtual instruction. So far, UW Bothell has maintained enrollment for spring quarter which is in a large part due to type of leadership that the STF committee provided in a time of need. Thank you STF."

Nomination Critera:

This award recognizes a group of students (Student Affairs student organizations, student committees, or association) that has made an exceptional contribution to the quality of campus life at UW Bothell over the past academic year.  This group must be empoyed by Student Affairs; exceptions are unpaid student staff/team who serve a specific funciton within the division which include ASUWB, SFAC, STF, RHA and SAF. Must be nominated by the student's direct student affairs staff member who supervises/advises them.

Nominees will have:

  • implemented an innovative on-campus project;
  • dedicated quality time to projects or gone beyond the call of duty to serve its constituency;
  • collaborated with other organizations and campus departments in an effort to better serve the students body;
  • demonstrated exceptional teamwork; or
  • worked effectively and efficiently as a team to achieve its mission and objectives.

Outstanding Program of the Year

Award Recipient:

Upsetting Bars: Mass Incarceration of Marginalized Communities by CEB & SJO

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What the nominator had to say about the nominee:

These two teams brought to campus an event unlike any other this year. They spent months planning every detail of their event. From the food that was served to what was displayed on screen throughout the event, every detail was intentionally chosen to achieve their objectives. This attention to detail is what made their guest's time on campus so profound, and inspired the deep learning so many attendees walked away with. For their "Upsetting Bars: Mass Incarceration of Marginalized Communities" program, congratulations to the Campus Events Board and Social Justice Organizer's teams for winning this year's Outstanding Program of the Year award.

Nomination Critera:

The outstanding program of the year award recognizes an outstanding program by a student organization, in their planning and presentation of a specific program or activity. New approaches to programming, creative innovation, successful marketing strategies, and/or effective utilization of budget and resources are all factors which might distinguish an outstanding program. This group must be employed by Student Affairs; exceiptions are unpaid student staff/team who serve a specific fucntion within the division which include ASUWB, SFAC, STF, RHA and SAF. Must be nominated by the staff member overseeing this student group and program.

Nominees will have:

  • Program must be a sponsored program. event or initiative by a specific department or office whiin Student Affairs.
  • Programs should have addressed a specific student need or issue.
  • Programs must have occurred in the Summer 2019 - Spring 2020.

Additional Award Criteria

Only those accomplishments while the nominee was a UW Bothell student or a UW Bothell recognized group will be considered.

Students nominated for individual awards must be a currently enrolled student or have graduated in winter quarter 2019. Students should have earned a minimum of 12 units of academic credit (10 units for graduate students) at UW Bothell within the current academic year.

Nominees for individual awards must be in good academic standing with the University (that is, not be on academic probation for low scholarship as defined in the most recent edition of the UW Bothell General Catalog, or not having received a disciplinary sanction imposed for violating the Student Conduct Code). Groups must also be in good standing with the University at the time of nomination.

Nominees must have been directly involved in a program or service for which they are being considered.  Involvement must have been for at least the duration of two academic quarters.

Students whose achievements clearly fit an award category other than that in which they were nominated may, at the discretion of the awards committee, be considered for an alternate category.

Congratulation winners!

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