The Dean's Office Award for Advising Excellence was established in 1994 to recognize
a faculty member who has achieved distinction as an effective, caring mentor for students
progressing through one of our programs. The award consists of a plaque and a cash
award. When students file to graduate, they are asked to complete an evaluation of
the advising they have received during their academic career, and to nominate their
advisor for this award, if they so wish.
This year's recipient of the Dean's Award for Advising Excellence has consistently
received the highest of praise from advisees, with one student writing "I’ve never
had a professor show so much interest in the well-being of students, and encourage
students to go above and beyond what is expected of them."
The recipient of the Dean's Office Award for Advising Excellence is Dr. Beverly Bond of the Department of History and the African and African American Studies Program.