Outstanding Advisor Awards

Now accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Outstanding Advisor Awards.  Deadline to submit a nomination is March 30, 2017 before 5 p.m.

Email your nominations to Kathy Dunbar, kdunbar@csufresno.edu or submit forms in person to the Joyal Administration Building Rm 224.

Nomination Information Sheet

Student Nomination Form

Colleague Nomination Form


Faculty and staff recipients of the eleventh annual Outstanding Advisor Awards were recognized at a reception in the University Dining Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2016. They were selected from a strong group of 25 candidates nominated by students and colleagues, and announced by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lynnette Zelezny and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Frank Lamas.

Each of the following award recipients received an engraved trophy, a certificate, and a $1,000 stipend for professional development:

  • Kathy Dunbar – University Advising Center
  • Moaaz Gill – Advising and Resources Center for the College of Science and Mathematics
  • Dr. Catherine Jackson - Kinesiology
  • Dr. Buphinder Singh – Physical Therapy

 Advisor Award 2015-2016


These four went above and beyond typical advising duties to inspire many students to reach for higher goals, believe in themselves, and develop a love for their respective areas of study or service. They are an inspiration to both students and colleagues alike. Congratulations!

Congratulations to these outstanding advisors and to the other faculty and staff advisors who received at least three nominations from colleagues and students and were honored with a certificate of recognition.

The prestigious Outstanding Advisor Awards are awarded annually to faculty and staff advisors who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. Award recipients will be selected by the Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and receive $1,000 of professional development funding. The award ceremony is held in May every year.