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Winners to be honored in April ceremony
WSU ACADA announces Outstanding Academic Advisor awards
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash. - The WSU ACADA Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising awards. The awards were presented this year in three categories.
Leisa Schmidt, from the Center for Advising and Career Development, received the award for those whose primary role is to advise students in the New Advisor category. Val Fisher, a pre-health advisor in the University College, received the award as a seasoned advisor in the Primary Role. Jackie McReynolds, a senior instructor and academic coordinator for the human development program at the Vancouver campus, won in the category of Faculty Advisor.
Each winner will receive a plaque and will be honored at the University College’s awards ceremony in April.
WSU ACADA awards committee chair Karla Makus made the award announcements, saying the group considered 19 nominees.
"Please congratulate these outstanding individuals at our institution who are being recognized for their excellence in academic advising,” said Makus.
This is the fourth year the WSU ACADA group has presented the awards. Schmidt, Fisher and McReynolds will be entered for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) advising awards at the regional and national levels.
WSU ACADA is the primary organized group of professional and faculty advisors and student support personnel at WSU. It aims to increase advising effectiveness by strengthening communication on academic advising issues. WSU ACADA president is Gloria Tong, director of enrollment and advising in the College of Business.