Katie Hansen, academic advisor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been named Academic Advisor of the Year.
Academic advising is recognized as at “the very core of successful institutional efforts to educate and retain students” (Tinto, 1987). It may be the “single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience” (Light, 2001).
The Advisor of the Year award was created to recognize and honor advisors for their:
- Contribution and service to students and academic advising on campus
- Advocacy and collaboration for students and academic advising best practices
- Initiative and attitude in improving academic advising
Katie’s nominator described her as someone who exudes exceptional service, leadership and accomplishment; assuring she is always going the extra mile for her students. One student in particular said, “Every time I go to academic advising with Katie, she always is upbeat and helpful. No matter how discouraged I felt, she always motivated me."
Katie was recently featured for her dedication to her work and to UNO students during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.