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    Topic Index: Advising Awards


This page highlights some of the academic advising awards, both local and national, that have been won by Penn State advisers and advising programs.


Excellence In Advising Awards

These awards were established by the Undergraduate Student Government's Academic Assembly, with support from the Office of Undergraduate Education, to encourage and reward advising excellence. Awards are given in two categories: faculty members and professional academic advisers. All current, full-time employees with at least two years of University service who fit into one of these categories are eligible. Nominees are evaluated on their impact in the following categories: general advising, academic guidance, career guidance, enthusiasm, and assistance in decision making.
College of Agricultural Sciences: Alumni Society Excellence in Academic Advising Award
College of Arts and Architecture: Award for Excellence in Academic Advising
The Smeal College of Business: Dillwyn P. Paiste, III and Fred Brand, Jr. Awards for Excellence in Teaching & Advising
College of Communications: Deans' Excellence Award
College of Engineering: PSES Outstanding Advising Awards
  • 1962–2001: see College of Engineering Outstanding Advising Award Recipients
  • 2002  Mary L. Frecker, John Hannan, Sanjay B. Joshi, and Ronald Land
  • 2003  Sven Bilén and M. Kevin Parfitt
  • 2004  Charles Croskey, Daniel Haworth, Ross Kester, Themis Matsoukas, and Russell F. Messier
  • 2005  William Haering, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, and Daniel Linzell
  • 2006  Eric Mockensturm
  • 2007  Edward C. Smith
  • 2008  Gita Talmage
  • 2009  Moses Ling and Christine Masters
  • 2010  Paul Heinemann and Christine Masters
  • 2011  Irene Ferrara, Soundar R. T. Kumara, Melissa Marshall, and M. Kevin Parfitt
  • 2012  Leland Engel, Patrick Reed, Margaret J. Slattery, and Terry Speicher
  • 2013  Moses Ling, Albert Segall, and Venkataraman Shankar

Schreyer Honors College: Excellence in Honors Advising Award
  • 2000  John Lowe, professor of chemistry
  • 2001  H. Joseph Sommer III, professor of mechanical engineering
  • 2002  John Franceschina, professor of theatre arts
  • 2003  Wayne Curtis, professor of chemical engineering
  • 2004  Kathryn Hood, professor of human development and family studies
  • 2005  Mark Dirsmith, professor of accounting
  • 2006  Scott Wing, associate professor of architecture
  • 2007  Sydney Aboul-Hosn, senior lecturer in comparative literature
  • 2008  Lester Griel, professor of veterinary science
  • 2009  Themis Matsoukas, professor of chemical engineering
  • 2010  C.-P. David Tu, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 2011  Rick Robinett, professor of physics
  • 2012  David Gilmour, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Awards and Recognition
  • Terry Musser, NACADA Scholarship, 1997
  • Navigating the First Year: A Model for Advising Exploratory Students, Outstanding Institutional Program Award, 1998
  • Robert B. Campbell, Outstanding Advisor Award, 1998
  • Linda Campitelli, Edward J. Danis, Michael J. Leonard, commission-sponsored conference sessions, 1999
  • Laura S. Brown, Outstanding Advisor Award, 2000
  • The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal, Outstanding Publication Award (electronic category), 2000
  • The Penn State Adviser, Advisor Publication Award, 2001
  • Advising Handbook (Penn State Erie, The Behrend College), Advisor Publication Certificate of Merit, 2002
  • Eric R. White, The Virginia N. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising, 2002
  • Ruth B. Hussey, Outstanding Advisor Award, 2003
  • Terry Musser, Research Grant, 2003
  • The Academic Review, Outstanding Advising Program Award, 2004
  • Michael J. Leonard, Service to Commission Award, Technology in Advising Commission, 2004
  • Jen Slusser, Gail Good, and Joy Sottile, Penn State Altoona, Best of Region 2 advising presentation, 2005
  • Terry Musser, Service to NACADA Region 2, 2005
  • Terry Musser, Outstanding Advising Award–Primary Role category, 2005
  • Shaun R. Harper, assistant professor and research associate, NACADA research grant, 2006
  • Janet Schulenberg, Outstanding New Adviser Certificate of Merit, 2007
  • Judith Goetz, Service to Commission Award, Advising Graduate and Professional Students Commission, 2007
  • Samuel D. Museus, doctoral student/research assistant, NACADA research grant, 2007
  • Sean Bridgen, Outstanding Advising - Primary Role Category - Certificate of Merit, 2010
  • Linda Higginson, Outstanding Advisor Program - Certificate of Merit, 2012
  • Terry Musser, Service to NACADA Winner, 2012
  • Matthew Rupert, Excellence in Advising - Primary Role, Mid-Atlantic Region, 2012
  • Nancy Dreschel, Excellence in Advising - Faculty Advisor, Mid-Atlantic Region, 2013



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