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Distinguished Advising Award

The College of Charleston Distinguished Advising Award is presented to a roster faculty member during the spring semester. The Distinguished Advising Award honors those roster faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to students in the area of academic advising. A recommendation is made to the Provost by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Provost and comprised of five former recipients and the Director of the Academic Advising and Planning Center. The award is a framed certificate and a cash award. 

  • Established:  1994
  • Number of recipients annually:  one
  • Committee Chair:  Dr. John Creed
  • Award:  $1500 and a framed certificate

Nominations

The Distinguished Advising Award will be given to a roster faculty member who has demonstrated a dedication to students in the advising area. Nominators must be a faculty member(s) and letters of nomination should include a description of the nominee’s advising service and the reasons why they should be selected. Nominations should be seconded by at least one additional faculty member, who may co-author the primary nomination letter or write a separate letter of support. Letters of support should be collected and submitted with the original nomination; up to three letters of support may be submitted. Any roster faculty member may be nominated, and selections will be made by a committee comprised of former recipients and the Director of the Academic Advising and Planning Center. The committee will seek additional materials from the nominees, including a narrative (up to 1500 words), addressing their advising approach and contributions, a current CV, and up to three samples of advising materials or publications developed by the nominee. The College’s recipient of the faculty Distinguished Advising Award will be nominated the following spring, if appropriate, for regional or national recognition through the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding Advising Award in NACADA’s faculty advising category.

All letters of nomination must also include: 

  • the name, title and department of the person being proposed for the award; 
  • the name, address and phone number of the nominator; and
  • the name of the award.  

Deadline:  5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CLICK HERE: Submit a nomination for the Distinguished Advising Award.

Technical e-form questions?  Please email Megan Gould (gouldme1@cofc.edu) for assistance.


Award Recipients

1994
Frances Courson - Education
Caroline C. Hunt - English
1995
Malcolm C. Clark - History
Lynn L. Cherry - Communication
1996
Trisha Folds-Bennett - Psychology
Deborah A. Miller - Phys Ed and Health
Linda M. Plunkett - Accounting
1997
Rose Hamm Rowland - Math/Honors Program
Martha W. Runey - Biology
1998
Rebecca B. Herring - Accounting
Christine A. Hope - Sociology and Anthropology
Susan J. Morrison - Biology
1999
Elizabeth M. Martin - Chemistry
Penelope J. McKeever - School of Business & Economics
2000
Marion T. Doig - Chemistry and Biochem
Marsha E. Hass - Accounting and Legal Studies
David S. Mann- Political Science
2001
William V. Moore - Political Science
Dinesh G. Sarvate - Math
David W. Maves - Music
2002
Willette S. Burnham - Intercultural Programs
Larry A. Carlson - English
James P. Deavor - Chemistry
2003
Deanna M. Caveny - Math
Norris W. Preyer, Jr. - Physics and Astronomy
2004
Charles K. Biernbaum - Biology
Ann S. Stein - Sociology and Anthropology
2005
Joyce Kille-Marino - Biology
Michael Marcell - Psychology
2006
Gary Asleson - Chemistry
Agnes Ayme-Southgate - Biology
2007
Thomas Kunkle - Mathematics
2008
Carol Ann Davis - English
Brenda Sanders - Sociology and Anthropology
2009
Diane Cudahy - Teacher Education
Elizabeth Jurisich - Mathematics
Duncan Munro - Biology
2010
Gorka Sancho - Biology
Catherine Thomas
- English
2011
Julia L. Eichelberger - English
Bernard E. Powers, Jr. - History
2012
Scott Peeples - English
Jeffrey L. Wragg - Physics and Astronomy
2013
Genevieve H. Hay - Teacher Education
2014
Dee Dee Joyce - Sociology and Anthropology
2015
John C. Creed - Political Science
2016
Susan Balinsky - Public Health
2017 
Erin K. Beutel - Geology and Environmental Geosciences
2018
Jesslyn R. Collins-Frohlich - English