Friday, February 28, 2014

CHICAGO - Northeastern Illinois University’s Summer Transition Program, “Access and Outcomes: Supporting the Student Transition at a Hispanic Serving Institution Through a Successful Summer Bridge Program,” has been selected as the NASPA Excellence Award Gold Honoree.

“Our Summer Transition Program is a truly collaborative effort between students, staff and faculty across the University. The program employs best practices and has demonstrated a positive impact on the successful transition of entering students at Northeastern,” said Frank Ross, vice president for student affairs at Northeastern Illinois University.

The program, which provides incoming freshman a head start to help them be ready for college-level work, is being recognized in the category for enrollment management, financial aid, orientation, parents, persistence, first-year, other-year and related. The NASPA Excellence Awards were created to recognize student affairs practitioners who develop transformative, innovative and data-driven programs at the institutional level.

“We are pleased to present this award, as sharing your successes contributes to our profession’s commitment to engaging promising practices, expands the possibilities of institutional-level programs, and promotes the student affairs profession,” said Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. For more information about Northeastern’s student transition programs contact the Student Affairs Office at (773) 442-4600 or