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Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award

The Office of Orientation and First-Year Experience at North Carolina University is excited to announce a new award to recognize outstanding advocates for undergraduate first-year students and transfers. The NCCU Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award will recognize a faculty/staff member, or administrator that has gone above and beyond to ensure student success for undergraduate first-year students and transfers. 

We invite the university community to nominate someone who serves as an activist and/or supporter for first-year students - someone who is passionate about new students' success.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations for the 2014-2015 academic year will open in early spring. Please contact Janelle Simmons at 919-530-6336 or jsimmons@nccu.edu if you have any questions concerning the nomination process.

Online Nomination Criteria

A maximum two-page narrative to include:

  • the nominee's efforts and attributes that make him/her an outstanding advocate for first-year students;
  • evidence of the positive impact of his/her efforts on first-year students; and
  • description of how the nominee exemplifies NCCU's motto of Truth and Service in their work with first-year students.

Past Award Winners

2010 – 2011
Tia Marie Doxey

2011 – 2012
Kesha Williams

2012 – 2013
Chinasa Nworu

2013 – 2014
Chio Sheppard

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