By Beverly Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education

Advising-winnersPULLMAN, Wash. – Two at Washington State University recently won regional “Excellence in Advising” awards from the Northwest Region 8 division of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Mary Sánchez Lanier won the top award in the faculty academic advisor category. Justine Rupp won a certificate of merit in the advising administrator role.

Sanchez-Lanier is a WSU assistant vice provost and associate director and clinical associate professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Rupp is an academic coordinator senior in the School of Biological Sciences.

“Mary and Justine represent the best of academic advising at WSU,” said Yung-Hwa Anna Chow, co-chair of the awards committee of the WSU Academic Advising Association (WSU ACADA). “To be recognized at the regional level means they are also among the very best in an eight-state or -province district.”

Region 8 consists of Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Yukon Territory and Washington.

In the fall, Sánchez Lanier and Rupp were two of five recipients of WSU ACADA’s Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising awards. Read more in an earlier article.

Find a list of past award winners here.