Commencement Award Nominations

All current degree-seeking SPCS students are eligible to nominate one (1) graduating student and one (1) adjunct professor to receive Commencement awards.

Award recipients will be selected from among student nominations and announced during SPCS Night and Commencement.

Nomination Forms

Nominations for 2023 are now open and are due no later than Wednesday, March 8 at 11:59 pm. Be sure to nominate someone in each category!

Award Details

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  • Jean H. Proffitt Student Service Award

    One graduating student will receive the Jean H. Proffitt Student Service Award. Established in 1996 by the School of Continuing Studies and the SCS Student Government Association, this award is presented to a graduating student recognized by his/her peers for outstanding service to the School. The award is given in honor of the service exemplified by long-time University College and SCS staff member Jean H. Proffitt, C’83.

    Review past recipients.

  • Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award

    One member of the adjunct faculty will receive the Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award. Established in 1977, this award recognizes the teaching achievements of an adjunct faculty member. Named in honor of Fred Itzkowitz, C’75, president of SLI Insurance Company, the award was endowed by Itzkowitz and his family in 2006. The award is given to an adjunct faculty member who challenges students to be better thinkers, organizers, students, and/or persons.

    Review past recipients.

  • Nomination Instructions & Terms
    • Nominations are not anonymous; you will be asked to provide your name and University netID, and only students with valid netIDs will be eligible.
    • Only one Proffitt Award nomination and one Itzkowitz Award nomination will be accepted per nominator, as determined by netID. Additional nominations per netID will be eliminated, based on submission timestamp.
    • Proffitt Award nominations will be reviewed and a winner selected by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies Student Services staff.
    • Itzkowitz Award nominations will be reviewed and a winner selected by the School of Professional and Continuing Studies full-time faculty.