Utah Valley University
Academic Advisement Awards Program

UVU Advising Awards

Outstanding Advising Awards

We honor individuals making significant contributions within their advising and counseling positions at UVU. Winners will be formally recognized at the Annual (Virtual) UVU Advisement Conference on June 4, 2021. In addition to receiving a marble plaque, winners will receive a $1,000 cash award!

Outstanding Academic Advisor 

For individuals who have been employed as an academic advisor or academic counselor in any of the academic colleges/schools or the First-Year Advising Center for at least three consecutive years by the submission deadline.

Outstanding New Advisor of the Year

For indivuduals who have been employed as an academic advisor or academic counselor in any of the academic colleges/schools or the First-Year Advising Center for fewer than three consecutive years by the submission deadline.

Outstanding Specialty Advisor

For full-time UVU employees in any division of the university who have a student advising or counseling related function.

Contact Wade Oliver (wade.oliver@uvu.edu) with any questions about eligibility.

 

Other Awards

Champion of Academic Advising

The Office of University Advising recognizes those in the UVU community whose actions demonstrate commitment, advocacy, and actions in support of the UVU advising program. Those recognized with this honor are selected by the Office of University Advsing and institutional academic advising leadership.

This award does not require a formal nomination but suggestions are welcome.

 

Legacy of Academic Advising

The Office of University Advising recognizes individuals in the UVU community who have made a significant impact while emlployed as an exemplary Academic Advisor and/or provided exemplary support for the academic advising program for a considerable number of years. Those recognized with this honor are selected by the Office of University Advising and institutional academic advising leadership.

This award does not require a formal nomination but suggestions are welcome.

Nomination & Submission Procedures

Nominate a colleague or nominate yourself!

Nominations may be made by submitting a Nomination Letter via email to advising@uvu.edu. The letter should include examples of the nominee's exemplary work, and be no more than two pages single-spaced (one sheet front and back) - Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021.

 

Nominees for these awards will be invited to accept the nomination by submitting a professional portfolio to the Office of University Advising for consideration. 

Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021. 

 

Portfolio guidelines will be provided to nominees and portfolio examples are available from the Office of University Advising. Winners of these awards will be selected using the same criteria as the NACADA Global Awards (Academic Advising-Primary Role) https://nacada.ksu.edu/Programs/Awards.aspx. Email wade.oliver@uvu.edu with any questions.

 

Nominees must not have previousely received any Outstanding Advising Award within the past five years.

Past Awards

2020 Awardees

Dana Walker

Advisor of the Year

Andrea Calaway

New Advisor of the Year

Sue Stephenson

Specialty Advisor of the Year

The Registrar's Office

Champion of Advising

2019 Awardees

Kristie Dockstader

Academic Advisor of the Year

Allyson Derocher

New Advisor of the Year

Leslie Hudson

Legacy Award

Doug Palmer

Champion of Advising Award

2018 Awardees

Denise Fullmer

Academic Advisor of the Year

Janiece Seegmiller

New Advisor of the Year

Diane Johnson

Legacy Award

Automation & Integration Svcs

Champion of Advising Award

2017 Awardees

Advisors of the Year

Kristin Anderson & Lisa Giguere

Specialty Advisors of the Year

Christina Fife & Gayla Cannon

Advisement Legacy Award

Amy Ostler & Lorraine Gunn

Administrator of the Year

Veronica O'Brien

2016 Awardees

Kristine Farnsworth & Shalece Nutall

Advisors of the Year

Kristen Nuesmeyer

Specialty Advisor of the Year

Liz Childs & Margaret Bellon

Advisement Legacy Award

Jan Klingman

Administrator of the Year

2015 Awardees

Andrew Gifford & Terrell Wyche

Academic Advisors of the Year

Mindy Swenson

Support Advisor of the Year

Kaye Fugal

Specialty Advisor of the Year

Peter Sproul

Administrator of the Year

2014 Awardees

Polly Clauson & Doug Watson

Academic Advisors of the Year

Chelsey Darrington

Support Advisor of the Year

Tiffany Nez

Specialty Advisor of the Year

Michael Snapp

Administrator of the Year

2013 Awardees

 Allison Hurst & Lisa Williamson

Academic Advisors of the Year

Sue Stephenson

Support Advisor of the Year

Veronica O'Brien

Specialty Advisor of the Year

Liz Childs

Administrator of the Year

2012 Awardees

Fred Orchard & Tara Ivie

Academic Advisors of the Year

Heather Park

Support Advisor of the Year

Adam Black

Administrator of the Year

2011 Awardees

Tom Liljegren & Lexi Powell

Academic Advisors of the Year

Jordan Doman

Support Advisor of the Year

Annette Pukahi

Specialty Advisor of the Year

Chad Ostler

Administrator of the Year

2010 Awardees

Erin Donahoe-Rankin & Thayne Dickey

Academic Advisors of the Year

Pat Nelson

Support Advisor of the Year

Raynette Atkinson

Specialty Advisor of the Year

Thomas Melville

Administrator of the Year

2009 Awardees

John Macfarlane & Diana Johnsen

Primary Advisors of the Year

Gary Gardner & Robert Williams

Support Advisors of the Year

Toni Harris

Administrator of the Year

2008 Awardees

Yudi Lewis & Shalece Nuttall

Primary Advisors of the Year

Stacy Smither & Connie Whaley

Support Advisors of the Year

Mikki O' Connor

Administrator of the Year

2007 Awardees

Laura Shelley

New Advisor of the Year

Lee Hinckley

Advisor of the Year

Dana Walker

Support Advisor of the Year

Karen Whelan-Berry

Faculty Advisor of the Year