ACPA13: Call for MRN Award Nominations

The Multiracial Network is thrilled for the upcoming 2013 ACPA National Convention in Las Vegas!  This year, we will be “inspiring communities of well-being” AND celebrating MRN’s 10th Anniversary.  In the weeks leading up to convention, the MRN blog will showcase interesting stories, awesome event previews, and much more.  Stay tuned to see what excitement is in store for this year – you don’t want to miss anything!

The second blog post for our ACPA13 Convention series is a call to MRN members to help us recognize some of the excellent work happening in our community.  The annual MRN awards recognize ACPA members who have made significant contributions to advancing multiracial issues in student affairs/higher education or have done amazing work for multiracial students and/or professionals.  We need your help in identifying these amazing people!  Nominate a student, professional, researcher, or programmer in one or more of these award categories:

  • PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: The recipient will exemplify significant achievements and contributions to their institution(s) and/or the larger student affairs field regarding the promotion and encouragement of multiracial awareness. This award can be for a seasoned professional (+ 5 years) or new professional (1-4 years) in higher education.
  • STUDENT OF THE YEAR: The recipient will exemplify significant promise and potential to exceed in student affairs/higher education as well as an interest in promoting and encouraging multiracial awareness. This award can be for a current undergraduate or graduate student.
  • OUTSTANDING RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION: The recipient(s) will exemplify cutting-edge research in contributing to the enhancement of multiracial scholarship in student affairs/higher education. This may include empirical research or theory development by a single investigator/author or a collaborative research team.
  • OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE FOR MULTIRACIAL AWARENESS: The recipient(s) will exemplify innovative approaches to promoting education on and advancing practices toward multiracial students and/or professionals (also includes work with MRN). This award can be for an entire institution, an academic or student affairs department, or individuals working within higher education.

The short nomination form closes Friday, February 15 at 11:59pm PST, so get your nominations in now!

Awards will be presented at the 2013 ACPA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV (recipients are encouraged and not required to attend; awards can also be mailed).

For more in our Convention blog series, check out this related post:
ACPA13: MRN Stories featuring Heather Lou
And stay tuned to the MRN blog for even more excitement as we get closer to Convention and MRN’s 10th Anniversary!


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