Anne Connor, a senior academic advisor for the Excelsior College School of Liberal Arts, has been named a 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Advising Award by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), in the academic advising-primary role category. She is one of only eight advisors nationwide to receive the award this year and Excelsior’s fourth winner since 1991.
“This honor means so much because it recognizes the hard work of academic advisors and their essential role in the success of students,” said Anne Connor. “It is inspiring to know that my work has made a difference in some small way in helping our learners achieve their degree goals.”
The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. Nominations are evaluated on the evidence of qualities and practices, including student success rate, availability, frequency of contact, monitoring, and participation in and support of advisor development programs, among a host of others. Ms. Connor will be recognized at NACADA’s 37th annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6 – 9, 2013.
“Anne has been inducted into a select and celebrated community of Excelsior academic advisors honored for excellence in service to our adult learners,” said Dr. Scott Dalrymple, dean, Excelsior College School of Liberal Arts. “This award is a proud moment for Anne, her family, and the entire institution.”
Connor joined Excelsior in 1984 as an advisor within the School of Liberal Arts. She has also spent time with the School of Business and Technology and School of Nursing. Connor earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Union College and a Master of Arts in History/Political Science from the College of St. Rose.
Established in 1983, the nonprofit Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA’s membership stands at over 10,000 and consists of faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, counselors, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students.