2012 Excellence in Academic Advising—Nancy Dreschel

Nancy Dreschel

Nancy Dreschel, ’07 Ph.D. HHD, has taught courses in small-animal sciences at Penn State since 2004 and is the adviser for the Small and Exotic Animal Club. She’s also a member of the eXtension Companion Animal Group, which provides online material on careers related to veterinary medicine and companion-animal entrepreneurship, and she speaks to student clubs, organizations, and classes about veterinary medicine and companion-animal research.

Drawing on her varied personal experiences, she helps students find internships, careers, research assistantships, and other options that best suit their interests and career goals. Her students have pursued careers in industry or veterinary and graduate school. Students felt strongly about the support they’ve received:

“It is those most admirable advisers that make it their goal to help their students succeed beyond their college career. I am so fortunate and privileged to have Dr. Dreschel as my adviser. Not only do her abilities to advise succeed, but her persistent encouragement, and pleasant personality have made my college career all the more meaningful.”
—Seth Bishop, sophomore in animal sciences

“It’s an honor to have Dr. Dreschel as my academic adviser because of the care and dedication she has when helping me with my course schedule, my career goals, and my future plans.”
—Sarah Dorward, senior in animal sciences

Just a few of the reasons why Dreschel was chosen to receive the 2012 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.