HAYS, KS -- Going beyond the call of duty is one way to describe Sharon Barton, associate professor of teacher education at Fort Hays State University.
Barton has been selected by the National Academic Advising Association for an Outstanding Advisor Certificate of Merit in the "advising secondary role" category.
The outstanding advisor award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students. The "Advising Secondary Role" category includes those individuals who serve as advisors, such as faculty or administrators, but whose primary role at the institution is something other than the direct delivery of advising services to students. Barton is one of 12 advisors honored nationwide with this award this year.
Since 1983, the National Academic Advising Association, in cooperation with ACT, Inc., has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA has more than 6,000 members, including faculty, professional advisors, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students.
Barton will be honored and presented with the award at the annual NACADA National Conference held Oct. 13, 2001, in Ottawa, Ontario.