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.

This video premiered at the 2021 virtual conference and announced that year's award recipients.

Faculty Excellence Award

A part of the Great Plains IDEA logo. Just three links overlapping like a venn diagram. Each of the three links is in an alliance color. One is blue, one green, and one orange. Established 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. 

2021 Faculty Excellence Award Recipients

Jim Deal, Family Financial Planning, North Dakota State University

Carrie Hanson-Bradley, Family & Community Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Melissa Herzog, Youth Development, University of Missouri

View past award recipients.  

Friend of Great Plains IDEA

Great Plains IDEA logoEstablished 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. 

2021 Friend of Great Plains IDEA Recipients

Disability Support Services Functional Team

  • Bunnie Johnson-Messelt, North Dakota State University
  • Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks, South Dakota State University
  • Barbara Hammer, University of Missouri
  • Jason Maseberg-Tomlinson, Kansas State University
  • Steven Moats, Iowa State University

View past award recipients

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized? 

Nominate them for a Great Plains IDEA Award today!