The best part of being an advisor is being there from beginning to end
as a student pursues their degree. In
the beginning, you’re there getting them admitted and settled in. In the middle, you can start to see the change
from student to professional, and then at the end, you watch them graduate.
Advising is a very rewarding profession!
I have been an advisor for over 12 years, with the majority of those
years here at GSU. I have advised both
undergraduate and graduate students, and currently advise for the Counseling
programs. In 2013, I was awarded a Faculty Excellence Award at GSU, and was the
first advisor to receive this prestigious honor. This same year, I was also awarded an
Outstanding Advisor Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advisors’
For the past 5 years I have coordinated blood drives for the American Red
Cross at my church. In 2014 I worked
with our local chapter to create a Catholic community blood drive for several
local churches, with the purpose of garnering more turnouts and making it less
work for each parish. In addition, my
dog Tempe is a therapy dog, and we go to the local hospital and visit patients to
try and bring them a bit of joy while they are recuperating. She loves all the attention!