2008 Award Winners
|Dr. Jeanne Funk|
Dr. Jeanne Funk, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology. She began teaching as an
adjunct faculty member in 1983, was named assistant professor in 1996, associate professor
in 1998, professor in 2001, and
became the first woman named a Distinguished University Professor in 2006. She has
been advising students for 25 years.
|Kim Pollauf, interim director of student services in University College. She joined the staff
former Community and Technical College as a project coordinator in 1991 and became
an adviser in University College in 1992.
Pollauf was named coordinator of the PASS Program in University College in 1999, transfer
credit and graduation specialist in
2000, and interim director of student services last year.
“Kim Pollauf is the reason I stayed with UT to complete my degree,” wrote one nominator. “I believe that Kim actually cares about me and my future, and I know this feeling is spread among all her students.” Another wrote, “Ever since the first time I sat with her for advising, I felt as if she understood and knew where I was at in life.”
“Academic advisers enable students to understand their interests, talents and preferences and how they relate to academic programs of study and careers available in the wider world,” Pollauf said. “It is so satisfying to know that you have played a small part in helping someone on a journey of self-discovery, growth and possibly the achievement of a dream. How many people are ever lucky enough to get paid for that?”