Dean’s Award for Excellence in Advising and Student Support


The College of Agriculture established the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Advising and Student Support to recognize and reward the efforts of staff in support of academic advising and other student services. The college values this important service provided by staff to our students and feels that it plays an important role in student success.

The Award

One recipient will receive a certificate and cash award of $1,000. The award is taxable according to IRS guidelines.


All staff with advising or student support responsibilities are eligible. Recipients of this award will not be eligible for this award for the next two years, but will become eligible again after two years.

Criteria for Evaluation of the Award

The recipient of the award will have demonstrated excellence in advising and support of students. Evidence will include information on student success in achieving academic and professional goals and innovative approaches to meeting student needs.


The award will be presented at the annual College of Agriculture awards program in December.


The following information should be provided for each candidate who is nominated.

  • Letter of nomination from a faculty member providing a complete explanation of how the nominee has excelled in responsibilities associated with advising and support of College of Agriculture students. The letter should address the nominee’s experiences with students and their professional development, examples of innovative approaches to advising and student support, a list of student organizations advised, advising-related awards, advising-related committees, and advising-related professional development activities. Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • A brief curriculum vita documenting academic credentials, advising-related awards and recognition (local, regional and national), and overall experience in advising and support of students.

Nomination Form