Each Spring, Western Oregon University recognizes one faculty advisor and one staff advisor, nominated by the WOU community, for excellence in academic advising.
Faculty Advisor of the Year
|2022||Dr. Michael Phillips||Theatre Arts|
|2021||Dr. James Reddan||Music|
|2020||Dr. Margaret Manoogian||Gerontology|
|2019||Dr. Brooke Nott||Psychology|
|2017||Dr. Jaime Cloud||Psychology|
|2016||Ms. Kara Gournaris||ASL/English Interpreting|
|2015||Dr. Gavin Keulks||English|
|2014||Dr. Arlene Courtney||Chemistry|
|2013||Dr. Lauren Roscoe||Psychology/Gerontology|
|2012||Dr. Karie Mize||College of Education|
|2011||Dr. Stephen Taylor||Earth Science|
|2010||Dr. Bryan Dutton||Biology|
|2009||Dr. Marita Cardinal||Heath/PE|
|2008||Dr. Kevin Walczyk||Music|
|2007||Dr. Michael LeMaster||Biology|
|2006||Dr. Tamina Toray||Psychology|
|2005||Dr. Mark Henkels||Political Science|
|2004||Dr. Kimberly Jensen||History|
|2003||Dr. Robert Martin||Communication Studies|
Staff Advisor of the Year
|2022||Adrian Trujillo||Student Success and Advising|
|2020||Melissa Hinzman||Student Success and Advising|
This workshop reviews preparing for an advising session, including how to find advisee lists and schedule appointments, discussions about academic standing, effective use of Degree Tracks for major and general education advising, and how to guide students through graduation requirements or into a new major.
The handouts below are referenced in the workshop and provide useful information for advising students.
Recorded session of a training sessions offered by Student Success and Advising at WOU in partnership with the Business Office and the Financial Aid office in Spring 2021.
Representatives from the Business Office and Financial Aid office shared key information about their offices that will help advisors support students, where to direct students for specific questions and services, answered common questions related to paying for college and did participant Q&A.
Stay tuned for future trainings.