Dr. Randel M. Price, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Chair, at Christian Brothers University (CBU) was awarded the Region III Outstanding Faculty Advisor for the state of Tennessee by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Also honored by NACADA was Dr. James T. Allen, Assistant Professor, Management/Marketing/Economics, who received the Certificate of Merit of Faculty Academic Advising. The awards were presented at the Region III Conference recently held in Greenville, South Carolina.
Well respected by students and faculty, both Price and Allen extend their efforts beyond the classroom. These educators exemplify what it means to serve as a resource to students seeking to pursue their educational goals. “As an academic advisor you have the opportunity to focus on the individual student and these interactions are often the most rewarding,” says Price. “When I consider the amazing job my CBU colleagues do at advising, it’s a bit intimidating to think that I’m the one receiving an award!”
As recipients of these NACADA awards, their commitment to higher education and the long-term success of CBU students is celebrated and serves as a testimony of their efforts. “Academic advising is possibly the most rewarding aspect of my job as it is typically the only time where one-on-one mentoring takes place,” states Allen “Receiving this award from NACADA means a lot to me; it’s nice to know that people recognize the dedication I have toward guiding students through their college experience.”
NACADA, started in 1977, promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. It is comprised of 10,000 members representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and several other international countries. Members represent higher education institutions across the spectrum of Carnegie classifications and include professional advisors/counselors, faculty, administrators and students whose responsibilities include academic advising.