Call for Nominations: Kaplan Univ. Public Service Empowerment Awards

The awards program will recognize and honor the important work of teams nationwide involved in delivering public services, whether they are in the government or nonprofit sector.


To mark and celebrate the new College of Public Service, Kaplan University has established the "Kaplan University Empowerment Awards for Public Service Teams." Completed nominations must be submitted by October 25, 2012.

The awards program will recognize and honor the important work of teams nationwide involved in delivering public services, whether they are in the government or nonprofit sector. The award categories align with the College's degree programs and include: Human Services, Public Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, Homeland Security, Public Education and Fire and Emergency Management. 

Each winning team will be able to designate a charity of their choice that will receive a $1,000 donation from the Kaplan University College of Public Service. Additionally, a maximum of 10 team members will receive a complimentary credit course offered by the College of Public Service.

The winning teams will also be featured on the College of Public Service website and e-newsletter as well as throughout Kaplan University's social media platforms.

Anyone can nominate a team of two or more public service professionals who work together in a group or department for the Empowerment Award. Open to public service teams in the government or non-profit sectors, the Empowerment Award celebrates the work of public service teams nationwide involved in commissioning or delivering public services. 

The awards program will recognize and honor the important work of teams nationwide involved in delivering public services, whether they are in the government or nonprofit sector. The award categories align with the College's degree programs and include:

  • Human Services
  • Public Administration
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Public Education 
  • Fire and Emergency Management

Nominations require a one-page (500-word maximum) summary, as outlined in the Nomination Form, of how the team demonstrates empowerment and teamwork in the public service sectors and must be submitted via email by October 25, 2012 at empowermentawards@kaplan.edu.

To learn more about Kaplan University's College of Public Service or the "Empowerment Awards for Public Service Teams," visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/public-service/empowerment-awards.aspx.