Advisor of the Month is a peer nominated award in which staff on campus who have academic advising roles can give their advising peers recognition for their ability to go above and beyond in their roles and in the support they provide to students.
The beginning of a new academic year is always a little hectic. For our advisor of the month, they were tackling these new semester issues, not only for one department but for two!
Though Emily had transitioned to a new role, this did not keep her from training a new advisor in her former department, supporting students and staff through managing permission codes and reports, and continuing to meet with students throughout new student orientation – both in her new department and old. Nominators shared how important it was to Emily to ensure that her former students were cared for and that she worked hard to make sure there was a warm handoff and smooth transition for everyone.
As the semester started, Emily balanced learning new curriculum within her new department, and teaching a seminar course in her old department – guiding the new advisor on how to teach the course in the future. She served on two hiring committees for her former department and took the lead in training these new advisors. One nominator shared, “Emily has been the real MVP in our college in September”. Folks shared how she is a phenomenal and positive mentor to new advisors, staff in their college, and students, too.
Emily shared the following about her role as an advisor:
“I love advising and having the opportunity to work with students. Making connections with students and watching them overcome challenges and difficulties to achieve and fulfill their academic goals is the most rewarding experience as an advisor.”
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