CLASS Advisors Sweep UNT's Counselor and Advisor Network Awards | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
September 28, 2022

CLASS Advisors Sweep UNT's Counselor and Advisor Network Awards

The University of North Texas Counselor and Advisor Network (UCAN) recognized the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Advising advisors for its top awards. The four honorees swept each of the Outstanding Advising Administrator categories, namely Advising Administrator, New Advisor, Faculty Advisor, and Primary Advisory.

The honor recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration.

Laurie Carroll earned the Primary Advisory honor, Melissa Nelson earned the Faculty Advisor merit, while Abigail Reeves was bestowed the New Advisor title, rounding out the quartet is Jennifer Palcich who received the Advising Administrator nod.

"The award winners are exemplary of the amazing advising teams in CLASS that focus on helping students achieve their educational, personal, and career goals", said Jean Schaake, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Carroll advises all Integrative Studies and Social Science majors, Nelson serves as lecturer and faculty advisor for the department of anthropology, Reeves advises all majors in the Social Sciences, and Palcich is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and oversees the CLASS Ambassadors.

"CLASS advisors build a relationship with students rather than dispensing prescriptive advice", said Schaake. CLASS advisors are structured in teams of Social Science, Humanities, Communication, Performance and Media Arts, Integrative Studies, Social Science, and FTIC which are led by four assistant deans. "These advisors have a passion for providing differentiated advising for each of the years in the student life cycle. Not only are the teams supportive of each other, but they also participate in professional development both locally and nationally to hone their skills," praised Schaake.

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About CLASS Advising: The office mission is to advise, teach, and empower students to define, clarify and achieve academic and personal goals through professional and caring service.

About University Counselor and Advisory Network UCAN members are dynamic professionals, communicators, and mediators between students, faculty, and the administration. As academic advisors and counselors, we help guide students through their college career by actively listening to their beliefs, values, and expectations in order to provide options and resources to support their goals.