The Curtis P. Lawrence Award for Excellence in Advising Award

  • Academic Advising and Transfer Center Staff

  • Excellence in Advising Awards 2019

  • Excellence in Advising Awards 2019

  • Excellence in Advising Awards 2019

  • Excellence in Advising Awards 2019

  • Excellence in Advising Awards 2019

In recognition of outstanding academic advising, two Missouri State University Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising awards will be presented during the spring semester 2020. One will honor a faculty advisor, and one will honor an advisor who is a member of the professional staff. Each recipient will receive a $1500 cash award, presented at a reception to honor all Master Advisors. The selection committee may also choose to give out one to four Certificates of Merit to other outstanding nominees.

2020 Award Winners:

  • Excellence in Advising Graduate Student, Kathryn Vlietstra, Education Advisement Center
  • Excellence in Advising Staff, Kimmy Walker, Academic Advising and Transfer Center
  • Excellence in Advising Faculty, Dr. Gary Meints, Chemistry

Qualifications for Nomination:

  1. Nominee must have a minimum of two years of service to Missouri State at the time of nomination as a full-time employee with on-going academic advising responsibilities and currently assigned advisees.
  2. Nominee must be a current Master Advisor.
  3. Nominee must not have received the award in the previous three years.

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Knowledge of campus information and resources and use of that knowledge in helping students.
  2. Knowledge of major and career-related information and academic policies and use of that knowledge in assisting students.
  3. Demonstration of advising as a priority activity.
  4. Use of innovative advising techniques and/or development of advising materials or systems.
  5. Effective documentation of advising sessions through “Advising Notes.”
  6. Reasonable accessibility to advisees and effective use of available time with advisees.
  7. Efforts to create positive relationships with students.
  8. Support for the needs of diverse students and for initiatives devoted to accessibility and inclusion.
  9. Support of advisor training and development programs and efforts to improve advising services at Missouri State University.

Questions regarding the Curtis P. Lawrence Excellence in Advising Awards and the Master Advisor Program should be addressed to:

Ross Hawkins
Director of the Academic Advising and Transfer Center
University Hall, Room 109
417-836-5258
RossHawkins@MissouriState.edu