Outstanding AdvisEr Award
- 2013 Christina Hennen,
Dr. Kristen Keith
- 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 Friday, February 21, 2014 to be considered in this year's competition.
- Winners are eligible to win $1,500.
- Nomination Form
|Cora Allen, counselor in the Student Development Program in University College. She has been advising UT students since
1972. She has served on several University committees over the years and was honored with one of the Outstanding Women Awards
1996. Allen is an alumna of UT, receiving an associate degree in social services technology in 1972.
"I have known Mrs. Allen for over 30 years, and she is one truly remarkable woman. Her knowledge of University policies and procedures is phenomenal," wrote one nominator. "Students love her. She is willing to help anyone who needs it. I have seen her give students money, food, clothing, transportation to class and even home if necessary." Another wrote, "Mrs. Allen is dedicated to helping students in every way, shape and form. She loves her job and does everything she can to make students succeed."
"I strongly believe in advising the whole student, both academically and on a personal level," Allen said. "I believe that an adviser should be honest, trustworthy, nonjudgmental, knowledgeable and open-minded. I love my job and I love making a difference in my students' lives by showing them that someone cares about them."
|Dr. Alice Skeens|
Alice Skeens, associate professor of psychology. She started teaching at UT as an instructor in 1963 in the former Community
Technical College and four years later moved to the College of Arts and Sciences, where she was an assistant professor and
undergraduate adviser. In 1982, she was promoted to associate professor. Skeens served as assistant to the president from
1997, and then returned to full-time teaching.
"Dr. Skeens is always willing to put the student first," wrote one nominator. "She helped me a great deal throughout my four years at UT. She is an extremely busy individual; she is on several committees, but she always took time to answer my questions."
"I believe that advising is much more than scheduling and making sure students stay on track for graduation," Skeens said. "I believe it involves caring for students, taking time to listen to their problems, suggesting possible solutions, calling the appropriate person for them and arranging an appointment if you refer them, discussing career goals and alternatives, and recommending them for graduate school or employment. My greatest rewards are thank-you notes from students, seeing my students succeed in their chosen careers, and seeing them happy."