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2010 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Posted: April 13, 2010

Philip J. Clauer, Department of Poultry Science

Phillip J. Clauer has mentored many Animal Sciences students, including several with minors in Poultry and Avian Science. He also has supervised Schreyer Honors College thesis work and has coached nationally recognized agricultural clubs. In 2006 he was named Club Advisor of the Year.

"Phil is an outstanding advisor and a marvelous undergraduate recruiter. I have not met anyone during my professional career who is more passionate about serving students," said Robert Elkin, professor and head of the Department of Poultry Science. "He cares deeply about helping our students become successful in the classroom and in life."

And Clauer's students are successful; all of his advisees are required to have a resume on file and are strongly encouraged to apply for practical experience or internships. He coordinates the Animal Sciences major's for-credit internship program, which enrolls as many as 20 students annually. More than 50 non-poultry science students come to Clauer for advise on procuring an internship annually.

"His vast knowledge of the poultry industry and connection with enployers is invaluable," said Jana Peters, advising corrdinator of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science. "He is really adept at developimng the complete college graduate, one who is ready to hit the ground running after earning their degree."