Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker, academic advisor for the College of Information Science and Technology (CIST), was recently named November's “Awesome Advisor” by the Academic Advising Council (AAC). The award was presented to Vanessa at the monthly AAC meeting on Nov. 22, 2019.
Her nominator said, “Vanessa volunteered to write a nomination letter on behalf of UNO, and I am so thankful for her work to elevate advising at UNO. Without her, we would not have been able to nominate our two 2019 Advisors of the Year for a NACADA Region 6 award. ”
For being nominated as the AAC Awesome Advisor, Vanessa 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
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! 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
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 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.