Division of Enrollment Management Annual Awards Gala

Save the Date

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

4 PM – 6 PM

Gordon Commons Symphony Room

Join the Division of Enrollment Management in a celebration of accomplishments at our Annual Awards Gala. This event will highlight incredible work both within DEM as well as in partnership with so many across campus and the local community. Nominations for awards are due February 23, 2024. If there are any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to: justin.mumford@wisc.edu.

Community & Campus Partner Awards

The Division of Enrollment Management is incredibly thankful to the many community & campus partners who greatly contribute to the student lifecycle from recruitment through to graduation. The following awards are designed to specifically recognize these invaluable contributions that directly support key priorities across the Division. Nominations are due February 23, 2024. 

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Outstanding Community Partner

2023 Winner: All-In Milwaukee

Recognizes any individual community partner or community-based organization who has demonstrated excellence in partnering with the Division of Enrollment Management in advancing the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information
      • Individual Nomination: name, title, workplace/community-based organization, email address
      • Team Nomination: community-based organization, main point of contact, main point of contact’s email
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than two pages
      • Describes how the community partner has demonstrated excellence in partnering with the Division of Enrollment Management in advancing the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
      • Letter must note:
        • Length of the partnership with DEM
        • Individual or team who the community partner collaborates most with in DEM
        • A key project or milestone that occurred in the partnership during 2022

Submit Nomination

Outstanding Campus Partner

2023 Winner: School of Education’s Dean’s Excellence Scholarship Project Team

Recognizes any person, unit, department, or division who has demonstrated excellence in partnering with the Division of Enrollment Management  in advancing the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information
      • Individual Nomination: name, title, school/college/division/department, email address
      • Team Nomination: school/college/division/department, main point of contact, main point of contact’s email
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than two pages
      • Describes how the campus partner has demonstrated excellence in partnering with the Division of Enrollment Management in advancing the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
      • Letter must note:
        • Length of the partnership with DEM
        • Individual or team who the campus partner collaborates most with in DEM
        • A key project or milestone that occurred in the partnership during 2023

Submit Nomination

Outstanding High School Educator Award

2023 Winner: Marnie Weis

Recognizes an outstanding educator who has supported and inspired their students to achieve at high levels.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information (name, title, high school, email address)
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than two pages
      • Describes how the high school educator has supported and inspired their students to achieve at high levels
      • Letter must note:
        • A UW-Madison current or prospective student who they supported or inspired
        • The impact on that current or prospective student

Submit Nomination

Access to Education Lifetime Achievement Award

2023 Winner: Terry Ruzicka

Recognizes long-term, exemplary efforts made by the nominee to advance the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s mission to increase access to higher education. Any person who has been associated with or collaborated with the Division of Enrollment Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over ten years whether as an employee, campus or community partner, or donor.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information (name, title, organization, email address)
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than two pages
      • Describes the long-term, exemplary efforts made by the nominee to advance the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s mission to increase access to higher education
      • Letter must note:
        • Type of relationship the nominee has had with the Division of Enrollment Management (e.g. employee, campus or community partner, donor, etc.)
        • Length of the relationship with DEM (only nominees with over ten years will be considered)
        • A key project or milestone that occurred in the past ten years that increased access to higher education

Submit Nomination

DEM Team Member Awards

The Division of Enrollment Management is comprised of incredibly talented and committed colleagues who make an impact daily through their work. The following awards are designed to specifically recognize the unique contributions of current DEM team members. Nominations are due February 23, 2024. 

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Crushing It Daily Award

2023 Winner: Emma Sutkay

Recognizes an individual who consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the successful execution of essential business practices that support the student lifecycle.

Qualifications: Any individual that has been a member of DEM for at least one year.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information (name, title, department, email address)
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than two pages
      • Describes how the nominee consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the successful execution of essential business practices that support the student lifecycle
      • Letter must note:
        • The importance of the business practice(s) the nominee executes regularly
        • Support from nominee’s direct supervisor

Submit Nomination

Forward Focus Award

2023 Winner: Integrating WAA Chapter Scholarship Project Team (Lo Klink, Keith Brown, and Nicole Schumacher)

Recognizes exceptional work by an individual or team that helped to advance multiple pillars of DEM’s Forward Focus:

    • Increasing access to higher education
    • Fostering an equitable & seamless experience for students and families
    • Valuing & supporting research-practice partnerships
    • Engaging in responsible stewardship of resources
    • Providing inclusive support throughout the student lifecycle
    • Collaborating with the teaching and learning community

Qualifications: Any individual that has been a member of DEM for at least one year or any team with at least one DEM Team Member who has been a member of DEM for at least one year. The project or work should have started on or after January 1, 2023. If the project was initiated before January 2022, the nominator should provide evidence of continuous improvement or cite project sustainment in the nominations.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information
      • Individual Nomination: name, title, department, email address
      • Team Nomination: team name, main point of contact, main point of contact’s email
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than three pages
      • Describes the exceptional work of the nominee that helped to advance multiple pillars of DEM’s Forward Focus
      • Letter must note:
        • Names, titles, and departments of all members of the team
        • Which pillars of DEM’s Forward Focus were advanced and how
        • When the project or work took place
        • Evidence of continuous improvement or project sustainment, if the project began prior to January 1, 2023

Submit Nomination

Transformative Change Award

2023 Winner: Name in Use on Diploma Project Team (Katie Block, Beth Warner, Amy Landgren, Katie Parr, and Leslie Gardner)

Recognizes efforts by an individual or team to transform a policy, procedure, or practice to be more inclusive and/or equitable.

Qualifications: Any individual that has been a member of DEM for at least one year or any team with at least one DEM Team Member who has been a member of DEM for at least one year. The project or work should have started on or after January 1, 2023. If the project was initiated before January 2023, the nominator should provide evidence of continuous improvement or cite project sustainment in the nominations.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information
      • Individual Nomination: name, title, department, email address
      • Team Nomination: team name, main point of contact, main point of contact’s email
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than three pages
      • Describes the efforts of the nominee in transforming a policy, procedure, or practice to be more inclusive and/or equitable
      • Letter must note:
        • Names, titles, and departments of all members of the team
        • If and how any trainings or experiences from DEM’s DEI Curriculum influenced the project or work
        • When the project or work took place
        • Evidence of continuous improvement or project sustainment, if the project began prior to January 1, 2023

Submit Nomination

Outstanding New Contributor

2023 Winner: Ally Bartelme

Recognizes achievements and innovations made by new DEM team members that advanced the overall mission of the Division of Enrollment Management.

Qualifications: Any individual that has been a member of DEM for less than 5 years.

Nomination Materials:

    • Nominator’s Information (name, title, email address)
    • Nominee’s Information (name, title, department, email address)
    • Nomination Letter
      • Word of PDF format
      • No longer than two pages
      • Describes the achievements and innovations made by the nominee that advanced the overall mission of the Division of Enrollment Management
      • Letter must note:
        • Length of time with DEM (only nominees with less than five years will be considered)
        • A key achievement or innovation that they accomplished in the past year
        • Support from nominee’s direct supervisor

Submit Nomination

Hors d’oeuvre Buffet served at 4:00 PM

  • Fresh Fruit Platter
  • Charcuterie Board with Assorted Crackers
  • Hummus Platter with Pita Chips, Carrots, Broccoli & Celery Sticks
  • Spanakopita with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls Served with Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Glazed Chicken Kabob
  • BBQ Meatballs
  • Crab Cakes with Dijon Thyme Aioli
  • Macarons
  • Passion Fruit Tarts
  • Assorted Chocolate Truffles

Beverages

  • Hot coffee (regular & decaf)
  • Hot tea (assorted selection)
  • Lemonade
  • Infused water (cucumber mint & strawberry basil)