Outstanding AdvisEr Award
- 2014 Adrienne Aguilar and
Dr. Lynn Bachelor
- 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
|Dr. Patricia Komuniecki|
|Dr. Patricia Komuniecki, professor and chair of biological sciences. She has been advising,
teaching and conducting research with undergraduates since her appointment in 1985.
She also has been the director of the
UT-University of Salford (England) Exchange Program since 1991.
“ Dr. Komuniecki has encouraged me to improve myself both academically and personally. She challenges her students to aspire to their maximum potential and keeps close communication with them throughout their time at The University of Toledo,” wrote one nominator. “She is responsive, caring and supportive when her students are in need.” Another wrote, “Coming from high school, I was not heavily recruited academically, but Dr. Komuniecki never doubted my dreams or the abilities to achieve them. Equally important, Dr. Komuniecki has always been realistic.”
“ I love working with undergraduate students and try to take a personal interest in biology majors from recruitment to graduation and beyond,” Komuniecki said. “I believe my role as an adviser is to help students navigate their way during their undergraduate years through the maze of course selection, degree audit, co-curricular activities and make sure that they are on track for graduation.”
|Deborah J. Sobczak|
J. Sobczak, coordinator of advising and student affairs in the College of Pharmacy.
She joined the University in 1995 and is a
member of the National Academic Advising Association and a past president of UT’s
Intercollegiate Committee on Advising.
“ Deb successfully coordinates the college preprofessional advising program, serving more than 600 preprofessional students. Our students flock to Deb whenever they need advice,” wrote one nominator. “As a tribute to Deb’s standing among students, she was honored in 2002 with the Kappa Psi Faculty of the Year Award for ‘outstanding commitment, involvement and advancement of the students in the College of Pharmacy.’ This was the first time this award has been presented to an individual who is not a faculty member.”
“ I think all academic advisers need to be a combination of student handbook, university catalog, schedule book of courses, college program of study checklist and ‘chicken soup’ book,” Sobczak said. “The sheer number of preprofessional students always presents me with a challenge to make sure each one feels unique, special and part of the pharmacy ‘family.’ I work diligently to learn students’ names and make an effort to attend student events and meetings.”