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SFIS School Awards

SFIS School Awards

The SFIS School Awards are made annually in the spring to recognize SFIS staff, faculty and students for their contributions to advancing the School’s mission and strengthening our community.  This semester, this event will be held as a hybrid event. We invite you, your peers, your family, friends, and your professors to this celebration.

Friday, April 29, 2022

4 – 5 p.m. Arizona time

Pima room 230 located in the Memorial Union and Zoom


Submit a Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m on Sunday, April 10, 2022

Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff and SFIS students, including self-nominations, and should include supporting evidence that describes the nominee’s relevant achievement(s) and/or other reasons to be considered for an award.

Awards available for nominations:

  • Presented to a staff member:
    • SFIS Staff Impact Award
    • SFIS Staff Challenge Award
  • Presented to a faculty member:
    • SFIS Excellence in Education
  • Presented to one student per academic program:
    • HSD Student Achievement Award
    • GTD Student Achievement Award
    • MSTP Student Achievement Award
    • IGD Student Achievement Award
    • PIT Student Achievement Award
    • FIS Student Achievement Award
  • Presented to a student, group of students, or team across any SFIS degree programs:
    • SFIS Champion of the Future Award

Full descriptions for all School Awards are available at the bottom of this webpage.

Award recipients will be announced publicly mid-April and celebrated at the Annual Spring School Awards presentation on April 29, 2022. 


2022 Spring Award Recipients Categories

ASU Years of Service Awards

The ASU service award pin recognizes employees in 5-year increments for their continued commitment and contributions to Arizona State University.

2022 SFIS Staff Impact Award

Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for their substantial impact on SFIS’s vision and mission.

2022 SFIS Staff Challange Award

Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for outstanding performance in the face of a challenge.

SFIS Excellence in Education

Annually presented to an SFIS teaching faculty member for their inspirational guidance and commitment to the intellectual development of students.

Excellence in Education award nominations will be reviewed by Kathleen Vogel, Jamey Wetmore, and Mary Jane Parmentier.

SFIS Director’s Service Award

Annually presented to a student, faculty member, staff member, team, or project selected by the School’s Director for significant service to the SFIS community.  

SFIS Student Achievement Awards

Every year, the student achievement award recognizes six students from each SFIS program for outstanding student achievement within their degree programs (HSD, IGD, MSTP, GTD, PIT, FIS). While these awards may go to students who show outstanding academic achievement, they may also be equally awarded for achievement in other areas. The benchmark for the award is an achievement in personal objectives, goals and overcoming hurdles; it is not achievement compared to others in the program. Recipients can be nominated by students, staff or faculty and selected by their corresponding degree program committees.

Student Achievement award nominations will be reviewed by their corresponding degree program committees.

Champion of the Future

Awarded to a student, group of students, or team across any SFIS degree programs for an activity, project, or accomplishment within one of four areas: Building a better future for everyone; community building; personal achievement; or outstanding excellence. Recipients can be nominated by students, staff or faculty and selected by an ad-hoc committee.

Champion of the Future award nominations will be reviewed by an award committee consisting of the SFIS leadership.

Check out last year’s video here!