Winthrop University: CAS Student Services - Outstanding Advisor Award
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The Lynn Harand Outstanding Advisor Award

Each year at the Opening Faculty Assembly of the College, the Dean presents The Lynn Harand Outstanding Advisor Award to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary advising skills during the past year. All nominations are student-initiated via the link below.

Advising strengths may include, but are not necessarily limited to the areas listed below:  

  • Availability to advisees
  • Mastery of degree requirements
  • Preparation for advising sessions
  • Frequency of contact with advisees
  • Use of appropriate information sources
  • Referral to campus services when necessary
  • Willingness to listen and ability to understand
  • Readiness to act as an advocate when appropriate
  • Knowledge of University regulations, policies and procedures
  • Monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals
  • Ability to engage in developmental advising (career and life planning) versus simply course scheduling

A link to the nomination form will be posted here each spring (Deadline to nominate: March 31)


Past winners of this award:

2019 Dr. Sarah Reiland, Psychology
Dr. Margaret Gillikin, Interdisciplinary Studies
2017 Dr. Darren Ritzer, Psychology
2016 Dr. Guy Reel, Mass Communications
2015 Dr. Wendy Sellers, Social Work
2014 Dr. Kristi Westover, Biology
2013 Dr. Frank Pullano, Mathematics
2012 Ms. Cassandra M. Bell, Biology
2011 Dr. Janice Chism, Biology
2010 Dr. Sue Lyman, Social Work  
2009 Dr. Jon Marx, Sociology
2008 Dr. Merry Sleigh, Psychology  
2007 Dr. Karen Kedrowski, Political Science 
2006 Dr. Cécile Leung, World Languages  
2005 Dr. Cheryl Fortner-Wood, Psychology 
2004 Dr. Peter Judge, Philosophy and Religious Studies  
2003 Dr. Debra Boyd, English  
2002 Dr. Roger Baumgarte, Psychology  
2001 Dr. Ralph Gustafson, Biology  
2000 Dr. Janice Wells, Social Work  
1999 Dr. Donna Webster, Psychology  
1998 Dr. Gordon Ross, English 
1997 Dr. Martin Hope, Social Work
1996 Dr. Judith Barban, World Languages


Last Updated: 8/1/19