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Two from COSAM receive NACADA Excellence in Advising Awards

Published: 04/28/2014

The National Academic Advising Association selected Elizabeth Yarbrough, Ph.D., and Kathryn Milly West for 2014 Region 4: Excellence in Advising awards. The awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students.

Yarbrough, who is the director of student services for COSAM, is the recipient of the NACADA Region 4 Excellence in Advising:  Advising Administration award. She also received the Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award - Academic Advising Administrator, which is a national recognition.

West, who has been the coordinator of the Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Science degree programs since 1996, is the recipient of both the 2014 Region 4 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Role Award, and the national Outstanding Advising Award - Faculty Academic Advising Winner. The Faculty Academic Advising category includes those individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students. She will be honored and presented with the national award in Minneapolis during the NACADA Annual Conference this fall.

Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing the service to higher education. The awards were announced at the NACADA regional conference in April in Savannah, Ga. COSAM congratulates these two outstanding advisors and thanks them for their dedication to Auburn students.

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