Good afternoon WESTOP
I am forwarding this message on behalf of Diana Banuelos. To download the forms for the different awards please click on the respective link to download the word document. You may also click on the last url and go to the WESTOP webpage where you can download word or pfd versions of these forms. For questions please call or email Diana Banuelos, her contact information is at the end of her message.
DEAR WESTOP MEMBERS:
We at WESTOP have an incredible number of hard working, dedicated, and outstanding individuals who have been assisted by TRIO or who currently work within TRIO programs.
The acknowledgment of TRIO students and staff is one of the highlights of the WESTOP conference. It is a moment that we take time to reflect on our accomplishments and reaffirm our purpose. Every TRIO program has a successful story. every TRIO alumni has overcome overwhelming odds to make it in today's world. WESTOP Achievers Luncheon is a great place to hear these stories and acknowledge their accomplishments.
We have all completed our APRs and found students who have completed their degrees and are working within their designated professional fields. It is time to recognize these exceptional TRIO students. Please, I urge all TRIO staff to reflect on our students who would greatly appreciate this rewarding acknowledgement for their outstanding efforts
Now our hard working TRIO staff. It is time to reflect and acknowledge people who have made a difference in the lives of our students and TRIO staff. Please review the attached nominations forms. I am sure that each of our programs have people who qualify for these awards.
It is that time of year to not only celebrate the end of the 2005, but it is time to reflect on the TRIO students and staff who have accomplished so much and who have received little to no recognition for their outstanding work.
PLEASE COMPLETE AT LEAST OF THESE ATTACHED NOMINATIONS FORMS AND SEND IT IN TODAY!!!!!..
PURPOSE OF WESTOP ACHIEVERS AWARD:
To acknowledge the accomplishments of Educational Equity Students, who have completed their baccalaureate degree, entered professional fields, and whose community or professional activities have served their fellow humans and are focused on the improvement of society.
PURPOSE OF FRIENDS OF WESTOP AWARD:
To acknowledge the support given to WESTOP through the years by individuals who share the association's belief in excellence and equality in education.
PURPOSE OF STEVE HOLEMAN AWARD:
To acknowledge the accomplishments of Directors of Educational Equity Programs who have demonstrated continuing dedication to the cause of educational excellence and equity, concern for the development of their students' potential and professionalism in the administration of their program(s). This award is named for Steve Holeman, former Upward Bound director, Occidental College in Los Angeles who exemplified these qualities during his years as Director.
PURPOSE OF WESTOP SERVICE AWARD:
In recognition of the length of service by a Director and/or Staff member from Educational Equity Programs, this award is presented in celebration of WESTOP's 25 years of contributions toward educational excellence and equity for disadvantaged students through its membership.
1. Has been or is currently a Director or Staff member of one of the following programs: Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/ Science, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, Veteran's Upward Bound, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, Educational Opportunity Centers, or other similar Educational Equity Programs. NOTE: "Staff" is defined as a non-Director position such as Assistant Director, Coordinator, Educational Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Secretary, Instructor, Counselor, Residential Manager, Tutor, Teaching Assistant, etc.
2. Nominee has been working with Educational Equity Program(s) for a minimum of 10 years.
3. Nominee is a current WESTOP member. (You may nominate yourself.)
PURPOSE OF STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARD: To acknowledge the accomplishments of a Staff member from Educational Equity Programs who has demonstrated continuing dedication to the cause of assisting disadvantaged students, concern for the development of their students' potential, and professionalism in implementing services or activities in their program and community. This award recognizes an Educational Equity Program Staff member whose commitment, perseverance, and contributions go "above and beyond" the expected towards the success of their students and their respective program(s).
Upward Bound Program,
995 N. Reed,
Reedley, California 93654
FAX to: (559) 638-0375
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