Utah Valley University
Academic Advisement Awards Program

We honor individuals making significant contributions to advisement within their positions at UVU.

2020 UVU Outstanding Advising Awards

Due to the need to cancel the 2020 UVU Advisement Conference and all of the other adjustments that have had to happen in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadlines for the annual Outstanding Advising Awards have also been adjustedThe new deadline for nominations is Friday, May 29, 2020.  Winners will be formally recognized in the Summer of 2020. In addition to receiving a plaque, winners will also receive a cash award.

Award Categories

Outstanding Academic Advisor- $1,000

For individuals who have been employed as an academic advisor or academic counselor for more than three consicutive years by the submission deadline in any of the college/schools/advising centers listed below.

Outstanding New Advisor of the Year- $1,000

For indivuduals who have been employed as an academic advisor or academic counselor for fewer than three consecutive years by the submission deadline in any of the college/schoos/centers listed below.

Eligibile Colleges/Schools/Centers

  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • College of Health and Public Services
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Science
  • First-Year Advising Center
  • School of Education
  • School of the Arts
  • University College
  • Woodbury School of Business

Outstanding Specialty Advisor- $500

For full-time UVU employees who have a student advising or counseling related function and regularly collaborate with advisors in the college/schools/centers listed above.

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

 

Those nominated for the Outstanding Academic Advisor or Outstanding New Academic Advisor award will be contacted by the Office of University Advising and invited to accept the nomination by submitting a professional portfolio for consideration. Portfolio guidelines and examples are available from the Office of University Advising.

Winners of these awards will be selected according to the same criteria as the NACADA Global Awards (Academic Advising-Primary Role) https://nacada.ksu.edu/Programs/Awards.aspx and will subsequently be nominated for both NACADA Regional and Annual awards by the Office of University Advising.

Previous winners of any of these awards are not eligible to be nominated again for five years for any of the awards.

Nomination & Submission Procedures

Submitted by the nominator

Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020

Nomination Letter

  • submitted to Kim Truesdell (kimt@uvu.edu)
  • no more than two (one double-sided) pages
  • should highlight a few examples from the award criteria

Submitted by the nominee

Deadline: coming soon

  • Stay tuned for more information

Champion of Academic Advising

Eligibility

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 Advising and institutional academic advising leadership.

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

Legacy of Academic Advising

Eligibility

The Office of University Advising recognizes individuals in the UVU community who have made a significant impact while employed 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.

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