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Ada B. Thomas Outstanding
Faculty/Staff Advisor Award
Nomination Process Nominations will be accepted from USC Columbia students, faculty, staff or alumni. Since this award recognizes quality advising, nominations from students are particularly welcomed. Two awards will be given each year, one to a faculty member and one to a staff member. A nomination form should be submitted to the Office of the Provost by December 18, 2013. Nominees will then be contacted by the Office of the Provost and asked to submit the materials below.

Criteria for Selection
  1. Advisor is a full-time faculty/staff person who advises undergraduate students.
  2. Advisor demonstrates concern for students.
  3. Advisor is knowledgeable of academic requirements, alternatives, and procedures.
  4. Advisor knows how, when, and where to refer students for additional assistance.
  5. Advisor engages in activities to improve advising skills and to remain current with policies and procedures.
Required Materials for Nominee's file:
  1. A resume/vita (maximum of 3 pages) which includes advising experience
  2. A narrative (maximum of 3 pages) which includes advising philosophy
  3. A letter from the supervisor or department head
  4. Letters of support (from students, colleagues, alums, etc.) - maximum of three
Submission Deadline:

Nominee’s files are due to the Office of the Provost by February 3, 2014. The selection committee uses the award criteria to select the winner. The winner will be announced at the Spring Faculty Awards Ceremony.

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Award Recipients

Year Faculty Recipients Year Staff Recipients
2013 John Kupfer, Geography 2013 Patricia Armstrong, Criminology & Criminal Justice
2012 Wayne Outten, Chemistry 2012

Stephanie Bradley, HRSM

2011 Thomas J. Hilbish, Biological Sciences 2011 Lauren Welch, HRSM
2010 Nina Levine, English 2010 Jim Burns, Honors College
2009 John M. Grady, Hospitality, Retail, and
Sport Management
2009 Melissa Lowe
2008 Thomas L. Leatherman, Anthropology 2008 Leslie WIngard, Public Health
 
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