Deborah Reece, an advisor in Utah State University’s Advising and Transfer Services office, received an award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Rocky Mountain Region 10 as part of the first 2008 scholarship program for academic advising. She received the award at a three-day event held in Park City Utah, May 21-23.
Reece has been an academic advisor at Utah State for nine years, and was the recipient of a Certificate of Merit in the category of Professional Advising at the National NACADA Conference in the fall of 2007. She has presented twice at the NACADA conference where she spoke about advising as a tool to keep track of student’s progress, and also on advising athletes.
Stephanie Hamblin, director of university advising, said Reece is an outstanding advisor and has been very involved with NACADA.
“Debora has done so much to promote advising both here at Utah State and across the region,” said Hamblin.
The National Academic Advising Association was chartered as a non-profit organization in 1979 to promote quality academic advising and professional development to ensure educational development of students. NACADA has grown to more than 10,000 members, including faculty members, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in the academic and student affairs.