Outstanding Advisor Awards

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Outstanding Advisor Awards are closed.  Thank you for your nominations!

The Outstanding Advisor Awards are awarded annually to faculty and staff advisors who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. The recipients will be honored at a Reception on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the University Dining Hall.

Faculty, staff, administrators, and current students are eligible to nominate individuals for this award. The nomination process is easy!  A minimum of three nominations, including one from a student, are needed to be considered eligible for nomination. Those receiving less than three will be sent a notification of nomination after the reception.


Faculty and staff recipients of the 14th annual Outstanding Advisor Awards were recognized at a reception in the University Dining Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2018. They were selected from a record number of 30 highly qualified candidates nominated by students and colleagues, and announced by Interim Provost and Vice Preseident for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Harper 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: 

  • Russell Gross – TRiO SSS Veterans
  • Angelica Robles-Trinh – Educational Opportunity Program
  • Dr. Steven Rocca – Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education
  • Dr. Jennifer Roos – Physical Therapy 

These four went above and beyond typical advising duties to inspire many students to reach for higher goals and believe in themselves by creating a welcoming and friendly space for conversation. They are an inspiration to students and colleagues alike. Congratulations!

 Advisor Award 2018-2019