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NASPA NOW Professional Recognition

Supporting the Profession Graduate New Professional Undergraduate
Application Deadline: November 17, 2023 | Award Type: national

NASPA's NOW Professional Recognition recognizes the exceptional contributions from new professionals and graduate students within NASPA.

Launched in 2017 in partnership between the New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community and the NASPA Central Office, the NASPA NOW Professional Recognition recognizes the impact that new professionals and graduate students have upon the student affairs profession. Each year, participants will be selected as winners in categories aligned with the NASPA Pillars, Integrity, Inclusion, Innovation, and Inquiry, as well as a fifth category of Impact. 

The application for 2024 will open on August 23, 2023 with a deadline of November 17, 2023.


NASPA NOW Application and Category Information

Applicants must be a graduate student (masters or doctoral, with less than five years of full-time experience) or new professional (less than five years of full time experience) and be a NASPA member at the time of conferral (March 2022). In addition, applications for this recognition may submit one, but no more than two, artifacts that provides evidence of the candidate’s performance and/or experiences while in their current role. Examples of artifacts can include, but are not limited to: letters of recommendation, presentations, publications, self-reflections, portfolios, websites, blogs, etc. 

2023 NASPA NOW Recipients