DOSA Awards and Recognition

2024 DOSA Awards

We are excited to announce the 15th Annual Division of Student Affairs Awards program. We have streamlined the nomination process, it worked well last year. The deadline for all submissions is July 19th at 5:00 p.m.  DOSA Awards will be presented at the Annual Student Affairs All Staff Meeting on Wednesday, September 20th at 9:00 a.m. in the PSU Theater to recognize graduate students and staff from within the Division of Student Affairs for exemplary performance during the previous academic year.

Please be aware that all nominations must be submitted in .doc or .docx format to:  dosaawards@live.missouristate.edu

For two different awards, you must submit them separately.

Nominations will be accepted for each of the categories listed below:

  • Promotion of Public Affairs
  • Innovation by a Team, New Program, or New Initiative
  • Outstanding Advocate for Social Justice & Inclusion (Chosen by the Inclusion Awareness Team)
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant
  • Outstanding New Exempt Staff Member (employed less than 2 years)
  • Outstanding New Non-Exempt Staff Member (employed less than 2 years s)
  • Outstanding New Part-Time Staff Member (employed less than 2 years)
  • Outstanding Part-Time Staff Member (employed more than 2 years)
  • Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff Member (employed more than 2 years)
  • Outstanding Exempt Staff Member (employed more than 2 years)
  • Outstanding Long standing Staff Member (employed within Students Affairs 10 years or more)

*These categories may be either nominations or self-submissions.

AWARD CATEGORIES

*May be nominations or self-submissions.

*PROMOTION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

  • Presented to an individual or team
  • Promoted an appreciation, understanding, or celebration of the Public Affairs Mission through delivery of a program and/or through personal actions
  • The event created a positive impact on our campus
  • Give a concrete example of how this program exceeded other service/volunteer programs

INNOVATION BY A TEAM, New Program or New Initiative

  • Demonstrated benefit to students and participating units
  • Developed a new program or initiative to meet specific outcome(s) in accordance with our Student Affairs Mission
  • Developed and implemented outstanding new program or initiative within last two years
  • Demonstrated achievement of the program or initiative goals
  • Please provide specific examples.

OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & INCLUSION

  • Classified as a current staff member (full or part-time), or graduate assistant within the Division of Student Affairs
  • Nominee may not have previously received this award
  • Nominee actively seeks opportunities to increase knowledge of social justice and inclusion; and incorporates this knowledge into their practice
  • Nominee brings awareness and/or takes action to remove barriers to social justice and inclusion within and/or outside Missouri State University
  • Nominee advocates for the development of a more inclusive and socially conscious department, institution, and/or profession
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE ASSISTANT

  • Classified as a graduate assistant
  • Completed at least one semester of graduate work
  • Demonstrated superior job performance
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING NEW Exempt STAFF MEMBER

  • Classified as an exempt staff member
  • Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for less than two years
  • Demonstrated superior job performance
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING NEW non-Exempt STAFF MEMBER

  • Classified as a non-exempt staff member
  • Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for less than two years
  • Demonstrated superior job performance
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING NEW Part-time STAFF MEMBER

  • Classified as a non-student Part-time staff
  • Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for less than two years
  • Demonstrated superior job performance
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING PART-TIME STAFF MEMBER

  • Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for two or more years
  • Demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING NON-EXEMPT STAFF MEMBER

  • Classified as a non-exempt staff member
  • Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for two or more years
  • Demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the department, the Division of Student Affairs, and/or the University
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING EXEMPT STAFF MEMBER

  • Classified as an Exempt staff member
  • Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for two or more years
  • Demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional activities (presentations at conferences, committee work for professional association, office held in professional association, or publications)
  • Give specific examples.

OUTSTANDING Long-Standing STAFF MEMBER

  • Classified as full time exempt, full time non-exempt staff member, or non-student Part-time staff
  • Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for 10 years or more
  • Demonstrated superior job performance
  • Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people
  • Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University
  • Give specific examples.

If you have any questions, please contact Raeleen Ziegler (DOSA Committee Chair) at RZiegler@MissouriState.edu  or one of the DOSA Committee members:

  • Paige Jenkins                   PaigeJenkins@MissouriState.edu          OSE   
  • Peggy Jones                     Peggyjones@Missouristate.edu             Student Affairs 
  • Tena Reel                          Tsr663e@missouristate.edu                    Magers    
  • Margaret Osler                 Margaret130@missouristate.edu            Residence Life 
  • Tyler Nielsen                     tnielsen@MissouriState.edu                   Campus  Recreation   
  • Todd Euglow                     ToddEuglow@MissouriState.edu           Career Center     
  • Alaina Smith                      Alainasmith@MissouriState.edu            Access & Success  
  • Robert Adkison                 robertadkison@missouristate.edu         Counseling Center 
  • Zach McMeley                  zacharymcmeley@missouristate.edu     NSFP                     
  • Grace Mitchell                  GraceMitchell@missouristate.edu          Bookstore 
  • Agnes Osei-Kuffour          Agnes8719@missouristate.edu             Graduate Assistant
  • Alex Johnson                    Alexjohnson@missouristate.edu           Community Engagement
  • Mary Ann Wood                Maryannwood@missouristate.edu        Public Affairs                     

Past Recipients