Last fall the campus community submitted nominations for the annual MSU Academic Advising Awards, recognizing outstanding advisors who demonstrate exemplary commitment to their work, who empower, encourage, and support students, and who respond to others in ways that nurture and teach.
This year the three award recipients were honored with celebrations hosted by their home departments after the original Feb. 16 recognition event was postponed. Nominators as well as colleagues and students were present to celebrate the occasion with kind words and MSU Bakery cupcakes. Yukari Nishizawa-Brennen received the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Jeane Stebleton received the 2022 Outstanding Established Advisor Award, and Chamara Kwakye received the 2022 Outstanding New Advisor Award.
Jeane Stebleton, pictured above (center) with her nominator, Michael Everett, and Assistant Dean for University Advising Ebony Green. The Outstanding Established Advisor Award recognizes an established professional advisor who has contributed to the MSU community for more than three years. Jeane is an advisor within the Department of Community Sustainability in the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Chamara Kwakye, pictured above with Assistant Dean for University Advising Ebony Green. The Outstanding New Advisor Award recognizes an advisor who has been in the field of advising for three years or less. Chamara is an advisor within the Department of African American and African Studies in the College of Arts & Letters. She was nominated by Ruth Brown.