Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards

Call for Nominations [.doc format]

Nomination Form [.doc format] 

Fall 2014 Advising Awards deadline for nomination packets is Tuesday, December 2nd at 5pm.

Questions? Contact Michelle Koehler, Academic Advising Services Coordinator.

Since 2002, the Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards have recognized the accomplishments and commitment of those dedicated to helping students succeed through academic advising. Since the establishment of the original award, three more have been added to acknowledge those distinguished professionals whose advising responsibilities may not be their only role with the university. Individuals who have previously won awards cannot be nominated for the award that they have previously won, however, they can be nominated within a new category.

The awards and criteria have been modeled to reflect the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) awards and Council for the Advancement of Standards for exemplary advising practices. Academic Advising Services' hope is that winners of NC State’s award winners will be carried forth in nomination to the NACADA awards. The NC State awards and their criteria are as follows:

The Barbara Soloman Advising Award

The Barbara Soloman Advising award is given in recognition of dedicated service to students from a *primary role advisor (*meaning advising should make up 50% or more of the individual's job duties).   The winner of this award will be a professional advisor who contributes to student success by going the extra mile to provide involved, holistic and developmentally sensitive guidance.   Advising load, personal philosophy of advising, commitment to advocacy for students, and evidence of student success and learning will be considered for this award. 

Previous winners of the Barbara Soloman Advising award are: Joyce Hatch, Phil Dail, Andrea Irby, Mary Alice Tetro, Cecilia Townsend, Mindy Sopher, Jacqui Hawkins-Morton, Betsy Alexieff, Sandy Stallings, Brian Koehler, and Martha Wicker.

The New Advisor Award

The New Advisor award is given in recognition of either a faculty advisor or primary role advisor who has been employed as an advisor for fewer than three years. Advising should make up 50% or more of the individual's job duties. The winner will be someone who shows evidence of a strong commitment to promoting student success through developing relationships with students, becoming aware of policies and procedures, referring students to resources for assistance, and commitment to professional development as an advisor. Advising load, personal philosophy of advising, commitment to advocacy for students, and evidence of student success and learning will be considered for this award. 

Previous winners of the New Advisor award are: Jenny Ellerbe, Anita Flick, Jennie LaMonte, Jill Anderson, Heather Duhart, Kimberly Franklin, Jennah Jones. and Christina Hobbs.

The Faculty Advisor Award

The Faculty Advisor award is given in recognition of an advisor whose primary responsibility is as a teaching/researching faculty member.   The winner of this award will exhibit a strong commitment to student success through availability to advisees, commitment to guiding students in career and academic paths, and awareness of policies and procedures.   Advising load, personal philosophy of advising, commitment to advocacy for students, and evidence of student success and learning will be considered for this award.

Previous winners of the Faculty Advisor award are: Risa Ellovich, Debra Laefer, Clarence Smith, Michael Pause, Sandra Paur, Lisa Bullard, Candace Goode Vick, Jim Alchediak, John Morillo, and Seth Murray.

The New Faculty Advisor Award

The New Faculty Advisor award is given to honor an academic advisor who has shown exemplary service, but has worked as an advisor for three or fewer years.  The nominee’s primary responsibilities should include teaching and/or research, but a portion of the nominee’s time should also be dedicated to providing academic advising services to students.

Previous winners of the New Faculty Advisor award are: Jacqueline B. Golden, Anita Villa-Parrish, and Joseph Palis.

The Advising Administrator Award

Finally, the Advising Administrator award is given in recognition of an administrator who has oversight of an advising unit.   Nominees must have served as an advising administrator for at least three years prior to their nomination. The winner of this award will show advocacy for advisors in their charge, a commitment to understanding the advising process and student learning, and a commitment to using assessment to continuously improve their unit’s advising process.   Administrator’s personal philosophy of advising, knowledge of advising and student learning and development literature, articulation of appropriate advising vision, and evidence of results-based improvements will be considered for this award. 

Previous winners of the Advising Administrator award are: Phillip Moses, Marcia Gumpertz, Sandy Stallings, Shannon Carey, Carrie Leger, Keri Bowman, Karen Young, Roxanna McGrawMeredith Fosque, and Kim Outing.

2013-14 NC State Advising Award Winners

New Advisor - Roy Stamper (English Department)

New Faculty Advisor-Dr. Cheryl Cass (Materials Science and Engineering)

Faculty Advisor-Linda Williams (Social Work Department)

Advising Administrator-Dr. Lauren Brown (Poole College of Management)

Barbara Soloman Advising Award-Jill Anderson (Life Sciences First Year Program)


2013-14 Selection Committee

Betsy Alexieff (College of Sciences)

*Morgan Carter (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, *student representative)

Erin Dixon (Poole College of Management)

Susan Grant (University Housing)

Janell Moretz (College of Natural Resources)

Dr. Seth Murray (College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Dr. Mary Clare Robbins (College of Engineering)

Stacy Telligman (Office of International Services)

Martha Wicker (First Year College/Academic Advising Services)