Dr. Liane Connelly, associate professor of nursing at Fort Hays State University, has been awarded an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in the faculty academic advising category of the national awards program created by the National Academic Advising Association.
This award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic advising of students. The faculty academic advising category recognizes individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching, with additional academic advising duties. Connelly is one of 13 faculty advisors honored with the award this year.
Each year since 1983, NACADA, in cooperation with ACT Inc., has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The goal of NACADA is to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership in order to enhance the educational development of students.
NACADA membership consists of more than 6,500 faculty, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students. In addition, NACADA represents academic advisors and serves as an advocate for academic advising.
Connelly will be presented with the award at the annual NACADA national conference in Salt Lake City in October.