Georgia Southern Faculty, Staff Advisors Win National Honors

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Georgia Southern University faculty and staff members Christy Mroczek and Lan-Anh Vo, respectively, have been honored by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) with Certificate of Merit Awards.

Mroczek, senior lecturer in the Department of Writing and Linguistics and internships coordinator, earned the Certificate of Merit in the Faculty Advising category and Vo, academic advisor in the Waters College of Health Professions, earned the Certificate of Merit in the Outstanding New Advisor Award — Primary Advising Role.  

“I’m extremely proud of the commitment demonstrated by Georgia Southern faculty and staff to advise and mentor our students,” stated Associate Provost Christine Ludowise, Ph.D. “Our commitment to students and their success is at the heart of what we do in advising, and we seek to find the best ways to support students through their educational journey at Georgia Southern.  Having two National Certificate of Merit Award recipients is a great honor for Georgia Southern, and the competitive nature of the awards process provides us great feedback on the advising we provide.”

Criteria and scoring for NACADA awards are based on a culmination of the winners’ innovative approaches to effective academic advising, creativity in the delivery of academic advising services, ability to address problems, institutional commitment, impact of advising and the transferability of practices.

Mroczek and Vo will be honored at the NACADA Awards Ceremony at the organization’s national conference in Louisville, Kentucky, this fall.