Undergraduate Academic Affairs

February 28, 2010

UW Advisers recognized for their work and lead presentations at NACADA conference

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UAA News

The Region 8 National Academic Advising Association conference was recently held in Seattle and University of Washington advisers received recognition for their work and shared their expertise with their regional colleagues.


Congratulations to Joyce Fagel, academic adviser in Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ Gateway Center, who is a 2010 Academic Advising award winner and to Jim Scott, lead academic counselor in the Gateway Center, who was named a 2010 Academic Adviser Certificate of Merit winner.

Noell Bernard, adviser in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Tacoma, was named a 2010 New Adviser Certificate of Merit.

Conference workshops presented by UW advisers

Below are the UW advisers who led workshops at the conference:

  • Tim McCoy, adviser in the Gateway Center: “Holistic and Learning-Centered Academic Advising: Artfully Advising the Whole Student”
  • Kassra Oskooii, academic counselor intern in undergraduate advising, Patrick Pineda, senior academic counselor in economics, and Candice Garza, graduate student in intercollegiate athletics leadership: “Developing an Academic Advising Internship: Investing in the Future of Advising”
  • Raven Avery, academic adviser in computer science and engineering, Cynthia Anderson, academic counselor in comparative history of ideas, Amy Fox, lead academic counselor in the Gateway Center, Becky Corriell, program manager in First Year Programs, and Michelle Townsend, student services coordinator in the School of Oceanography: “Counseling in the Classroom: Adviser-led seminars for new, pre-major, and upper-division students”
  • Adam Shinn, senior academic counselor in the Foster School of Business, and Jessica Rush, academic counselor in Foster School of Business: “Cultivating a Fruitful First Year Experience”
  • Noell Bernard, academic adviser in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma: “A History of Feminization: Academic Advising as a Feminized Field”
  • Sarah Garner, academic and program coordinator in physics/astronomy: “Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields: Advising/Mentoring and Research Engagement”
  • Meera Roy, director of academic services in political science: “Introducing Freshmen to Disciplinarity at Orientation: The Example of SLink”