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Nomination for VATS Above & Beyond Awards | Veterans Graduation Reception

VATS Above and Beyond Award

Veterans Alliance of Texas State Above and Beyond Award

Do you know a member of the Texas State University community who has been exceptional in their support of Texas State student veterans?  

VATS is seeking nominations for Texas State University students, faculty, staff and/or Offices who have gone above and beyond in their support, advocacy and empowerment of Texas State student veterans. 

Nominations anonymous and can be submitted by any member of Texas State University.

For more information or questions, contact:
Jaime Rodriguez
Coordinator for Veteran Programs & VATS Co-Advisor
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiative
512-245-2278 or

Award Categories

Above & Beyond Award - Faculty and Staff

Above & Beyond Award - Student

  • Nominee(s) must be a student who has been exceptional in their support of Texas State student veterans.
  • Students at each degree level can be nominated (i.e. undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral).

Veteran Friendly Office (VFO) Award

Selection Process

Important dates:

  • Nominations Open: April 1, 2021
  • Nominations Close: April 16, 2021


  • Nomination are reviewed and selected by VATS Executive Board (Awards Committee).
    • Any Awards Committee Member who is nominated must abstain from any discussions about and decisions made in the specific category for which they have been nominated.
    • Any member of the Awards Committee who nominates another staff member must abstain from any discussions about and decisions made in the specific category for which they have submitted a nomination for.
  • There are no limitation on number of nominations per nominee.
  • Only members of Texas State University can submit nomination(s).
  • The Awards Committee will select recipients for each award exclusively based on the information provided through nomination forms.
  • After selection, award recipients will be notified via an official congratulatory letter from VATS with date, time and location for award presentation. A plaque with name and inscription will be presented to award recipients.

Presentation of Awards

Award Type

Select the appropriate award that you'd like to nominate an individual or office.

Name and Contact for Nominee

Info will be used to contact nominee. Copy of submission will not be shared.
Info will be used to contact nominee.

Share with us what makes this nominee exceptional in their support of Texas State student veterans

Thank you for your nomination.

We greatly appreciate your time and attention in completing this form. We encourage you to be as forthcoming and detailed in your examples so that the Awards Committee may have sufficient information to make their selection.

Again, thank you.