Texas Tech Officials Begin Soliciting Nominations for President’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 14, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Academic advisors who go the extra mile to assure quality service to student registration processes and degree planning have become the focus of a campus-wide program to recognize their commitment to Texas Tech students.

University officials have kicked off their search for the finest advisors on campus with the new President’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

“Anyone may initiate a nomination for the President’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award simply by writing a letter of nomination,” said Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, faculty assistant to Texas Tech President Jon Whitmore. “For example, a student might write a letter of nomination and give that letter to the advisor or to the advisor’s supervisor. Likewise, faculty or staff members might want to recommend an advisor that they’ve worked with, as well.”

Both faculty and staff advisors are eligible for the award, which is intended to encourage, recognize and reward excellence in academic advising. A maximum of two individual awards will be offered with a cash prize of $1,000 each. One team award will be offered with a cash prize of $5,000 to be divided equally among team members.

Nomination packets should be submitted to the Provost’s Office by March 31.

For more information, or to download a nomination form, visit: http://www.ttu.edu/administration/president/advisingaward.php

- 30 -

CONTACT: Dr. Mary Jane Hurst, faculty assistant to the president,
(806) 742-2121, or maryjane.hurst@ttu.edu.