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Outstanding Academic Advisors Selected

Danny King
Danny King Ginger Lauderback
Ginger Lauderback Jay Bradley
Jay Bradley


March 21, 2012

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Jaguar Academic Advising Association President Josh Morrison recently announced winners of the 2012 Advisor of the Year Award at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Awards were presented in three categories: Academic Advisor-Primary Role, Faculty Academic Advisor and Advising Administrator.

Award category descriptions and this year’s winners are:

Academic Advisor-Primary Role: An individual whose primary role is providing academic advising services to students.
Winner: Ginger Lauderback, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Advising Administrator Award: An individual who serves students directly but whose primary role is that of director or administrator of an academic advising program or unit.
Winner: Danny King, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, New Student Academic Advising Center
Faculty Advisor Award: An individual whose primary role is teaching and/or research but who also provides academic advising services to students.
Winner: Jay Bradley, IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

“Providing strong academic advising is central to engaging students along the road to success,” Morrison said. “Each of these three advisors has demonstrated a commitment to empowering IUPUI students for success. Each was nominated by a current IUPUI student, indicating their level of involvement and interest in the lives and future success of every IUPUI undergraduate.

“I am proud to recognize them on behalf of JACADA, the professional organization for advisors on our campus.”

JACADA will honor the award-winning advisors during the 2012 JACADA Mini-Conference on May 18, 2012, at the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex.

The award selection committee, composed of faculty, advisors and advising administrators from across the IUPUI campus, received and reviewed information for more than three dozen applicants. Committee members met multiple times to narrow the field and evaluate candidates based on campus and National Academic Advising Association standards.