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Rising Star Award

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The Rising Star Award recognizes Academic Professionals (APs) early in their career who demonstrate dedication and quality of performance that indicates they will continue to develop into an exemplary employee.

Click here to access the Rising Star procedures and eligibility criteria.

This year, up to 3 academic professionals will receive the Rising Star Award which provides a $1,500 one-time cash award. Nominations for this award may be received from UIC faculty, students, academic professionals, and support staff.

Click here to access the Rising Star Nomination Application.

Information regarding the 2024 Rising Star nomination deadline is forthcoming.


Image of Rising Star Award winners

(L to R): Marisol Mastrangelo, Kelly Birch Maginot, Belva A. Miles

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For any questions regarding the Rising Star Award, please contact 2023 Rising Star Selection Committee Co-Chairs: Colleen Piersen, or Shubha Priyamvada,

Previous Award Recipients