Created in 2013, the Faculty Advising Award honors exceptional achievement in the advising of undergraduate students and expresses the gratitude and appreciation of the college. The recipient shall be honored with a recognition memento and a monetary award at the Wilson Awards Banquet held each spring.
This award is given in recognition of outstanding advising undertaken by faculty members to enhance the student’s experience at Penn State. The contribution may represent any facet of strong academic advising, including educational planning, exposure to research opportunities, identification of internships, or many other related topics. The achievement for which the candidate is to be honored shall have occurred or culminated during the five years preceding the nomination for the award.
Annually in September, the Dean will invite nominations for the Faculty Advising Award from each department and institute. Reminders are sent in November.
Each department and institute may submit one nomination (submitted by the department head or director) and the nomination packet should include:
- Letters of nomination from students or fellow faculty describing in sufficient detail the contribution by the faculty member to enhance the students’ advising experience
- Recent high-resolution color photograph suitable for the program in jpeg format
The nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Diane Ault (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than February 15.
Members of the college faculty, as defined by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Constitution, are eligible.
Nominations are solicited from departments and institutes (typically there is a limit of one nomination per category per department or institute; see the Nomination Procedure guidance under each award). Department heads and institute directors are able to provide new nominations or request reconsideration of last year’s nominees. A selection committee, comprising the deans of the college, reviews and discusses the nominations and selects the recipient in each category.
- 2021: Maureen Feineman and Eugene Morgan
- 2020: William Groves
- 2019: Jon M. Nese
- 2018: Luis Ayala
- 2017: R. Allen Kimel
- 2016: Peter Heaney
- 2015: Yvette Richardson
- 2014: Mark Klima
- 2013: Brandi N. Robinson