02/22/2024

Nominations for Waldorf’s Viking Awards are now open! Nominate an online student, professor, or support staff member who strives for professional and personal excellence by March 29, 2024.

The Viking Outstanding Online Student Award, Viking Outstanding Online Professor Award, and Viking Outstanding Online Support Staff Award recognize the hard work and dedication of our online Warriors and the impact they have that extends beyond Waldorf courses.

At Waldorf, the Viking represents more than its traditional meaning. It's a symbol for discovery, inspiration, and the courage to trail blaze through uncharted territory in search of a brighter future. It's these virtues that propelled Waldorf into 100 years of academic excellence and will guide us for 100 more.

"All hail to thee, O Waldorf, thy praises we will sing...We love our Waldorf College, the school of Vikings bold..." - Alma Mater, Waldorf University

 

To Nominate a Candidate:

  1. Students, professors, support staff personnel, or administrators must submit a 150-250 word letter of nomination on behalf of their candidate
  2. Nomination letters must be submitted to Tony Wical at tony.wical@waldorf.edu
  3. All nominations must be submitted on or before March 29, 2024

Viking Award Requirements:

Viking Outstanding Online Student Award

  1. Must be a full-time online student at Waldorf University
  2. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and no Academic Integrity Violations
  3. Cannot have previously received the Viking Outstanding Student Award
  4. Up to three students can receive the award each year: one A-track student, one B-track student, and one graduate student
  5. Nominations must demonstrate the student’s performance, achievement, and/or impact on Waldorf University or their local community, beyond the requirements of the course

Viking Outstanding Online Professor Award

  1. Must have taught at least 21 credits over the most recent academic year
  2. Must have at least two years of experience teaching online for Waldorf University
  3. Must have received positive student evaluations in multiple terms
  4. Must be nominated by a student, professor, support staff personnel, or administrator
  5. Recipients are not eligible to receive the award within three years of previously earning the award

Viking Outstanding Online Support Staff Award

  1. Must work only for Waldorf University
  2. Must have at least two years of experience working online for Waldorf University
  3. Must have received positive student feedback over the past academic year
  4. Must be nominated by a student, professor, support staff personnel, or administrator
  5. Recipients are not eligible to receive the award within three years of previously earning the award