GEAR UP West 2019

Professional of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted!

The GEAR UP West Professional of the Year is someone who has done exemplary work on behalf of GEAR UP community, schools, staff, or students. Through their work with a GEAR UP grant, this person has gone above and beyond normal job duties and has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism and excellence. This person has a passion for the college access mission and is a highly effective advocate and practitioner for their students.

• Employee must be paid 100 percent by the GEAR UP grant.
• Employee must live in a GEAR UP West participating state.
• Employee must have worked for their current program for a minimum of 3 years.
• Employee has demonstrated the qualities outlined in the description above.
• Nomination must be approved by the nominee’s supervisor, the GEAR UP State or Partnership Director or Director’s designee.
• If the Nominee is a Director, their supervisor must approve the form.
To Submit a Nomination:
• Fully complete the fields in the form below.
• Upload the statement of nomination form at the bottom of this form.
• Questions regarding the nomination process should be addressed to Tammy at or at 775-687-9243.
The Professional of the Year will be recognized during the GEAR UP West Conference in Tacoma, WA, October 20-22, 2019. The deadline to submit an application is September 2, 2019. 

Click here to submit your nomination.