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The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is charged with the responsibility of taking care of our thousands of students during the 150-plus hours a week when they are not in class. Obviously, this is an enormous undertaking, but our care and dedication to the students makes the challenges easier. If you have a question or concern about an aspect on-campus and don’t know where to start, our office can assist you. Here are some of the services provided to students by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs:

Awards Season at WOU – Nominations Open

Please submit nominations using the form below or send via email or campus mail to:  Debbie Diehm (diehmd@wou.edu), WUC Room 203.

Letters of nomination are requested for the following annual student awards (#1 and #2) no later than February 16, 2018.

#1.  Outstanding Graduating (Undergraduate) Students:  Delmer Dewey and Julia McCulloch Smith Awards.  The two students that receive these awards speak at Commencement in June.  Award Criteria for Nominees:  Receiving their degree this year, have strong academic (relative to GPA) and scholarship (appropriate to discipline) achievement, have a diversity of involvement in campus activities, have had great success in academics and activities (leadership roles), and have made the most of the opportunities available at WOU.  The 2017 recipients of these awards: Connor Thompson and Aleisha Douthitt.

#2.  Outstanding Graduate Student Award.  This student also speaks at Commencement.  Award criteria: must possess positive character, leadership and initiative as demonstrated by sustained and exemplary engagement in courses, must have demonstrated superior efforts beyond required coursework for their degree program, possess an ethical disposition, have evidence of leadership roles, and evidence of involvement with their profession through volunteerism, internships or regular work experience. The 2017 recipient: Jennifer Kepka

#3.  WOU Outstanding Student Citizen Award.  Nominations are due for award #3 no later than February 9, 2018 (Friday).

Nominations should consist of a short paragraph stating why the student is deserving of this award.  Award criteria:  Students nominated must be involved in service and/or volunteer activities in the local area.  Service activities may be on- or off-campus.  These activities exclude practicum and internship experiences.  Preference is given to students that are juniors and seniors at WOU, students that have a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A., and students that have consistent service/volunteer involvement during their time at WOU.  The 2017 recipient: Caitlin Masterson.

Nomination - Student Awards

Submit nomination(s) for the Delmer Dewey Award, the Julia McCulloch Smith, and the Outstanding Graduate Student Awards.
  • Name and department of person submitting nomination.
  • Full Name of the Student/Nominee.
  • Select the Award for the Nomination from 3 choices: Delmer Dewey Award, Julia McCulloch Smith Award, or Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
  • Address how the nominee meets the award criteria. Criteria of each award is provided above.