The Dean's Office Award for Advising Excellence was established in 1994 to recognize
a faculty member who has achieved distinction as an effective, caring mentor for students
progressing through one of our programs. The award consists of a plaque and a cash
award of $250.
When students file to graduate in the College office, they are asked to complete a
survey on the quality of advising they have received during their academic career.
They are also asked to acknowledge any faculty members who have had a particularly
influential impact on their academic experience.
This year's recipient of the Dean's Award for Advising Excellence certainly fulfills
the criteria for the award.
Among the comments made by students were: "He was helpful and available whenever I needed him"; "With him, advising was a joy" ; and "He is a great teacher and person" . I am very pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Dean's Office Award
for Advising Excellence is Dr. Charles Biggers of the Dept. of Biology.