Parent of the Year Award

About the Award

Do you have a parent or guardian who has gone above and beyond to support you over the years? Take the time to recognize that individual by nominating them for the 2015 Parent of the Year Award!

The Northern Kentucky University Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Programs seeks to recognize the parent/guardian/caregiver (hereafter known as “parent”) that has made a significant influence on his or her student's life. This award honors a parent that has supported, guided, encouraged, inspired, and positively influenced the life of his or her student.


• Must be nominated by a current NKU student.

• The nominee may nominate both parents in one application.

• Nominations must be received by September 25, 2015 at 9am

Students may choose to nominate a Parent of the Year by using one of the following ways to illustrate what your parent has done to support you and influence your life. You may choose to:

  • Create a Youtube video
  • Write a song
  • Write a short essay (500 words or less)
  • Create an art piece
You will also need to include the name of the nominee(s), and a contact phone number.
Nominations can be turned in to Britta Gibson in the Student Union, room 319, or they may be e-mailed to: 

To be eligible to win, all nominees must be registered to attend Family Weekend (October 2-4) and the Parent of the Year Luncheon (Oct. 3 - 12:30-2pm).

The Parent of the Year will receive a crystal award and will be featured in an upcoming edition of The Norse Parent Newsletter. The student who nominates the winning Parent of the Year will receive a $250 book scholarship.

Nominations for the 2015-2016 award are now open! E-mail for details!

Congratulations to Our 2014-2015 Parent of the Year, Nichole Beal!

2012-13 Parent of the Year

More Information

For more information, contact the Associate Director of New Student Orientation and Parent Programs at or (859) 572-7625.