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Annual Advising Awards

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The Annual Advising Awards recognize individuals who work with, for, and in favor of students in an academic advising capacity, and those who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the profession of academic advising. These awards are available to all individuals at Idaho State University.

Please join us for the ACIS Annual Advisor Awards Ceremony to be held Thursday, June 1 2023 from 2:30 to 4pm in the ISU REND Suites A, B, & C. Light refreshments will be served.

Award Categories:

Outstanding New Advisor Award - for advisors in their current role for three or fewer years

Outstanding Advising - Primary Role Award

Outstanding Advising - Faculty Advisor Award

Advocate in Advising: Friend to the Community Award 

The Process:

For all awards, the nominator needs only to complete the "Nomination Form." Nominators do not need to be members of AC@IS. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please use

Nomination Timeline: Nominations will reopen in February 2024

Please feel free to send any supplemental materials, including letters of recommendation, resumes, and the like to advcommunity@isu.edu.

The Awards Committee will review all the nominations and make the selections before the End of Year Celebration. Awards will be presented at the End of Year Celebration. Winning nominations will also submitted to NACADA for consideration in the national awards. 

Please see Examples of Nominations for Awards for ideas on how to write your nomination.


Past Recipients:

Congratulations to our past AC@IS Award Winners! 

Outstanding New Advisor Award:
Dylan Koenig, Academic Advisor, Office of Academic Advising

Outstanding Advising - Primary Role Award:
Maurice Pittman, Advisor/Counselor, TRIO Access and Opportunity Programs

Outstanding Advising - Faculty Advisor Award:
Dr. Thomas Klein, Professor of English and Director of English Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts and Letters

Advocate in Advising: Friend to the Community Award: 
Rachael Johnston, Administrative Assistant I, Global Studies & Languages