News and updates related to awards nominations, applications, selection process, winner announcements, and celebrations.

The “I write for NIRSA” conference campaign brings you an insider view of NIRSA 2016: Going out with a bang

By Teri Bladen, Jenny Kuzmic, Drew Salvador, Mike Wong, and Nazifa Islam

Over 2,600 attendees and 650 exhibitor representatives had a fantastic time building “A Strong Core, A Bright Future” in Kissimmee, Florida at the 67th  NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo. NIRSA members came together from […]

Congratulations to the 2016 NIRSA Award recipients!

By Christine Haluzak

Both NIRSA and the field of collegiate recreation have their standards of excellence advanced by the passion, drive, and dedication of some truly amazing individuals and institutions.

So, each year, NIRSA is excited to recognize some of its extraordinary members with a variety of well-deserved awards. The Association would like to congratulate all of […]

By | April 22, 2016|Categories: Awards, Conference, Leadership|Tags: , |

Michael Deluca is the 2016 NIRSA Honor Award recipient

By Tom Kirch, retired Director of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University and Nazifa Islam

The NIRSA Honor Award Committee is thrilled to announce that Michael “Mick” Deluca has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 NIRSA Honor Award! The NIRSA Honor Award—the Association’s most prestigious honor—is awarded annually in celebration of a […]

By | February 4, 2016|Categories: Awards, Leadership|Tags: , |

Nominate a dedicated NIRSA member for an award by December 15

By Christine Haluzak

NIRSA thrives as an association because innovative and inspiring members are its lifeblood. Let your NIRSA colleagues know that you recognize and value the selfless, dedicated, and positive work they do for NIRSA and the field of collegiate recreation. The December 15 deadline for several award nominations is quickly approaching; take a few minutes this week […]

By | December 8, 2015|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

Apply for a 2016 NIRSA Outstanding Outdoor Sports Facilities Award by November 30!

By Cindy Cowden, Associate Director of Facilities and Internal Operations at SUNY at Binghamton University and Chair of the NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards Committee

Every year, NIRSA recognizes exceptional NIRSA-member-institution facilities with the Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards. These awards recognize the innovative designs of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities at NIRSA member […]

By | November 13, 2015|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , |

Nominations for the NIRSA Research & Assessment Award are now open

By Aaron Kroth, Assistant Director for Facility Operations – Aquatics at The University of Texas at Austin and Alice Kersting, NIRSA Special Projects Coordinator

The NIRSA Research & Assessment Award recognizes a NIRSA member or research team who have made an extraordinary contribution toward advancing research and assessment initiatives on their campus. This often […]

By | October 27, 2015|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |

Nominate an exceptional NIRSA professional for a Regional Award of Merit

By Emily Hughes

One important element of our Association is that we strive to recognize our colleagues for their exceptional work and efforts. There are numerous individuals in the collegiate recreation field who have demonstrated an outstanding capacity for innovation, who consistently go above and beyond in their volunteer service to NIRSA, and who have made significant […]

By | October 26, 2015|Categories: Awards|Tags: , |