This award recognizes faculty and staff with outstanding skills in undergraduate academic advising, career planning, and personal counseling. Advisers in the college are nominated by alumni, faculty, students, and administrators.

Since 1986, the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society has annually recognized faculty and staff with outstanding skills in academic advising, career planning, and personal counseling. Once again, the Society is accepting nominations from alumni, faculty, and students for its Excellence in Academic Advising Award. Nominations can be submitted by alumni, faculty, students, and administrators by Friday, April 9, 2021.

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Nomination Guidelines

Nomination guidelines for the Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

2020 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Tammy Shannon, Academic Advising Coordinator, Environmental Resource Management

2019 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Ben McGraw, Associate Professor, Turfgrass Science

2018 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Dianne Petrunak, Academic Adviser for the Department of Plant Science

2017 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Tarrah Geszvain, Advising Coordinator, Plant Sciences and Landscape Contracting Majors, Department of Plant Science

2016 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Dr. Daniel Foster, Agricultural Teacher Educator, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

2015 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Nüket Acar, DVM, MS, PhD, Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Advisor

2014 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Jana Peters, advising coordinator and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Animal Science

2013 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Robert Van Saun, Extension Veterinarian, Professor of Veterinary Science

2012 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Nancy Dreschel, Department of Animal Science

2011 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

John C. Ewing, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

2010 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Philip J. Clauer, Department of Poultry Science

2009 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Gabriella A. Varga, Department of Dairy and Animal Science

2008 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Paul H. Heinemann, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2007 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Daniel D. Fritton, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

2006 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Dennis Scanlon, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

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