Outstanding AdvisEr Award
- 2013 Christina Hennen,
- 2012 Michelle Rose,
Dr. Linda L. Smith
- 2011 Dr. Christine Hinko,
Dr. Robert Detwiler
- 2010 Dr.Christina Fitzgerald,
Kathy Helmick, Wiona Altic Porath
- 2009 Chanda Filipek,
Dr. David Wilson
- 2008 Dr. Jeanne (Funk) Brockmyer, Kim Pollauf
- 2007 Patricia Beckett,
- 2006 Patricia Komuniecki,
Deborah J. Sobczak
- 2005 Cora Allen, Alice Skeens
- 2004 Deborah Jones, Elliot Tramer
- 2003 Marie Johnson-Ham,
Nancy Lapp, Sharon Schnarre
- 2002 Julie Fischer-Kinney,
- 2001 Lisa Bollman,
- 2000 Raymond F. Jackson,
William P. Mies
- 1999 Mary G. Ormson,
- 1998 Michael Phillips,
- 1997 Martha Carroll
- 1996 Patricia Hoover,
- 1995 Ted McHugh,
Barb Roberston (Snavely)
- 1994 Steven Kramer
- 1993 Krzysztof Cios,
- 1992 Jon Steingass, Dorothy Petee
- 1991 Mary Sue Cave, Dottie Welch
- 1990 Thelma Fernades
- 1989 Fred Andrews
- 1988 Robert Schlembach
- 1987 Al Grande
- 1986 Jim Larson
- Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to nominate faculty and staff who exemplify excellence in academic advising.
- Completed nomination forms must be electronically submitted online no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013 to be considered in this year's competition.
- Winners are eligible to win $1,500.
- Nomination Form
Johnson-Ham, academic adviser in the Student Success Center. She joined the University in 1985. While working as a records
at the former Community and Technical College, she received a bachelor of science degree in human services in 1990. That year,
Johnson-Ham became a test monitor and later an office assistant 2 in the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned a master
liberal studies degree with an emphasis on guidance and counseling in 1998 and began advising students in 1999.
"Marie always makes herself available to speak to students who are in need of advice on classes, careers and future goals. She gives plain details that are clear, understandable and very useful. When you have an experienced adviser to help you, college is less scary and that makes me feel comfortable and less stressed," wrote one nominator. Another noted, "Marie is the type of asset the University looks for and it's a privilege to have her around. She represents the University to parents and students, as well as her colleagues, and she does the job well enough that parents and students are always sending her thank-you letters."
"I believe the role of an academic adviser is to empower their students with information and knowledge of how to accomplish their educational goals," Johnson-Ham said. "An adviser should be caring and empathetic; warm and friendly; nonjudgmental; knowledgeable; motivating and stimulating; a mentor who provides guidance through students' academic careers."
coordinator of undergraduate advising in the College of Business Administration. She started working at UT in 1976 in the
Division of Continuing Education. She became an adviser in International Student Services in 1979 and moved to the College
Business Administration to advise undergraduates in 1983. She was promoted to coordinator of the college's undergraduate
advising in 1991. She also has taught as an adjunct instructor.