Chris Scott, an academic advisor in the Biology Department within the College of Arts & Sciences, was recently named June's “Awesome Advisor” by the Academic Advising Council (AAC). The award was presented to Chris at the monthly AAC meeting on June 20, 2019. Chris was nominated by his peers for his dedication to student success.
His nominator said, “Chris is one of the best advisors I’ve had the pleasure to work beside. He is thorough throughout the entire advisement of his students, taking the time to prepare as much as possible, and making sure he gives students as much detail as they need and as he is able, whether working with them in person, over the phone or over email. He advocates for students, and takes up causes that he sees affecting them, with whomever necessary to create positive change. He is a strong advisor, and a valued contributor of ideas to the advising community. I am thankful for Chris as a colleague and always know that any student he works with is going to be well taken care of. Chris deserves to be recognized for his positive contributions to UNO!”
For being nominated as the AAC Awesome Advisor, Chris will receive a certificate and gift card to the UNO book store.
If you know one of your colleagues has gone above and beyond in their exceptional service to students, their colleagues and/or the university, nominate them for the Awesome Advisor Award.
About the "Awesome Advisor" Award
Each month, one advisor will be selected at random from the nominations to receive the award at the Academic Advising Council meeting. All nominees will be recognized by AAC for their work.
Nominees must be at least .5 FTE whose primary role is academic advising. Once selected, advisors would not be eligible to receive the award again for one calendar year, although they can still be nominated in recognition of their work.
About the Academic Advising Council (AAC)
Monthly forums keep advisors up-to-date on topics ranging from best practices in advising to technology and program updates. The group, which formally launched in 2011, welcomes not just advisors to its meetings, but also many other professionals on campus who support UNO students.
The Academic Advising Council meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 P.M. Meetings are open to the public and locations are posted below, and on the UNO calendar.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.