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USU Advisors Nationally Recognized, Named Advisors of the Year

Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018


Tressa Haderlie accepting her award from Kelly Medley

Tressa Haderlie (left) accepts her award from NACADA from Kelly Medley(right), Region 10 Chair.


Heather Humphreys receiving her award from Kelly Medley

Heather Humphreys (left) accepts her award from NACADA from Kelly Medley(right), Region 10 Chair.


Utah State University advisors Tressa Haderlie, Heather Humphreys, Tonya Jewell and Leslie Buxton have been recognized for their outstanding work in advising. Haderlie and Humphreys were recognized at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 10 Conference. Jewell and Buxton were named USU Advisors of the Year. The NACADA is the nation’s leading organization for academic advising.

2018 awards for advising:

NACADA Certificate of Merit and Region 10 Excellence in Advising- Primary Role Certificate of Merit: Tressa Haderlie, Utah State University, Psychology.

NACADA Certificate of Merit and Region 10 New Advisor of the Year Winner: Heather Humphreys, Utah State University, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.

USU Advisor of the Year, Professional:Tonya Jewell, Utah State University, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.

USU Advisor of the Year, New Advisor: Leslie Buxton, Utah State University, College of Engineering. 

Explaining her advising philosophy, Haderlie gave credit to her degree in psychology and focus on helping students progress.

“I love to see my students succeed, especially when they didn’t think they could,” she said. “With my background in psychology, I get to see and use my training in a really dynamic setting.”

The USU Advisors of the Year were selected by Vice Provost Janet Anderson, Director of University Advising Mykel Beorchia and a committee of previous award winners.

“The best part of being an academic advisor is creating and celebrating personal relationships based on valuing each student individually,” said Jewell. “Utah State provides training and support for advisors who strive to be the lifelong learners we implore our students to be. “ 

The NACADA provides training, networking and funding for support of academic advising members. The association has over 11,000 members with 10 Regional Conferences.

University Advising offers professional development and training to advisors in all USU campuses and departments. Contact University Advising for more information.

Contact: Mykel Beorchia, Director of University Advising 435-797-3394   or Mykel.beorchia@usu.edu





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