Two Washington State University advisors — Morann Johnson and Sisouvanh “Sis” Keopanapay — received Outstanding Achievement in Academic Advising awards from the WSU Academic Advising Association.

Johnson received an award in the “new advisor” category and Keopanapay in the “primary role” category.

These award winners advise hundreds of undergraduates annually. They are credited with showing valuable investment in their students, working well with faculty and staff to ensure that students achieve their full potential, and going above and beyond expectations.

Johnson is an academic advisor/coordinator for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

She began her career at WSU in 2002 as the assistant director of facilities for the ALIVE! summer orientation program. She left WSU for 10 years to teach kindergarten in Fall City, Wash. and returned to WSU for her current position in 2015. A WSU alumnus, Johnson, graduated with a bachelor of arts in human development in 2001 and a master’s degree in educational leadership in 2003.

Keopanapay is the senior academic advisor and internship coordinator in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Keopanapay graduated from Seattle University with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. She worked for the University of Washington and as a coordinator for a healthcare company before coming to WSU in 2006.

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