Nominations Open: Vet Corps Awards

It is nearing the end of the year for 2016-2017 Vet Corps year.

For the last 9 months each of the 50 Vet Corps member has served on college campuses across Washington State supporting veterans and their families on Higher Education campuses, and in our Communities.

Have you seen a Vet Corps member go above and beyond? Have you seen a Vet Corps member excel in their service to our states veterans.

Please use the below link to submit an award nomination for a Vet Corps member. Awards will be announced at the open event End of Year Graduation Friday, June 23rd, at the Orting Veterans Farm.

Nominate Vet Corps members for any one of the following Awards by May 31st 2017

Veteran of Vet Corps
This award is for all Vet Corps members that have served a third year or more with the program. For the highest level of dedication any Vet Corps member can demonstrate and achieve, this award acknowledges selflessness, fidelity, service longevity and unwavering loyalty to helping the veteran population.

Innovation, Invention, & Institution Award
This award is given to a member who has generated novel and valuable ideas and used these ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods, systems, programs or services. Given to a member that seeks to reach an entirely new community of veterans. This award is granted to truly dedicated and industrious individuals that work to build relationships, pool resources, assess a new site and or provide outreach to a new population of veterans.

Diversity leadership Award
This award goes to a champion of diversity and minority support. This awardee honors the diverse population of the veterans and family member world. This Vet Corps Member promotes the appreciation and wisdom of many cultures. Building diplomatic relationships, this person instills values that promote tolerance and understanding across boundaries of language, gender, land, and time.

Collaboration Award
This award is presented to the Vet Corps member that has demonstrated collaboration that positively affect the development of programs, improvements to college systems and policies that affects students. Demonstrating ceaseless etiquette and the utmost respect throughout the year. Given for outstanding communication, dispute resolution, cooperation, compromise and foresight. This person must demonstrate a dedication to group cohesion and team harmony.

S.T.A.R. Award (Service, Teamwork, Attitude & Reliability)
This award is given to members that consistently excel in their position; has made outstanding contributions in the area of service and dedication; has promoted teamwork and collaboration; has worked tirelessly to improve their surrounding veteran community; and who has consistently done so with a positive and forward-thinking attitude.

Vet Corps Member of the Year
Honoring the qualities of leadership, service, integrity and commitment, this member carried out his or her volunteer responsibilities the entire year with unwavering diligence and compassion. This award goes to the Vet Corps member that served the veteran population Vet Corps, and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs throughout the year as an outstanding servant leader, ambassador, colleague, mentor, and team member.

Nominate Vet Corps regional coordinators for the following
May 31st 2017

Vet Corps Coordinator of the Year
Regional Coordinator carries with it duties both to the colleges, as well as the veteran clients, the WDVA and the Vet Corps member themselves. Coordinator of the year is an award that is reserved for some one that exemplifies the Vet Corps mission of “Empower and support those who served, their families and our communities”

Thank you, and please feel free to Join us when the Awards will be announced at End of Year Graduation Friday, June 23rd, at the Orting Veterans Farm.

Jason Alves
Program Manager Veterans Conservation Corps/Vet Corps
Behavioral Health Programs
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1102 Quince St SE
PO Box 41155
Olympia, Wa. 98504-1155
Office- 360-725-2224