Great Plains IDEA Awards

Great Plains IDEA Awards

Great Plains IDEA recognizes community members who enrich the alliance and leave a lasting impact. Award recipients are announced at the Great Plains IDEA annual meeting.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized? 

Nominate them for a Great Plains IDEA Award today!

Faculty Excellence Award

GP IDEA logo with just colored linksEstablished in 2011, the Faculty Excellence Award recognizes a significant contribution of faculty in a Great Plains IDEA academic program. Award winners devote time, energy, and resources to enhancing the alliance academic community. Faculty Excellence Award recipients develop creative courses and mentoring programs or make a significant impact on teaching in a Great Plains IDEA program. 


Meghan Gillette, Youth Development, Iowa State University

Soo-Young Hong, Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

View past award recipients.  

Friend of Great Plains IDEA

GP IDEA logo with just colored linksEstablished in 2006, the Friend of the Great Plains IDEA honors individuals who make a significant contribution to the alliance. Friend award winners strengthen the structure, improve operations, develop new processes, and increase the visibility of the alliance. Friends of Great Plains IDEA demonstrate exceptional leadership and play a pivotal role in the alliance. 

This award was not given in 2020.

View past award recipients