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Oct. 20, 2011 Volume 33, No. 9

Schaffer earns Advising Shout Out Award


Shout Out megaphone goes along with reward

Jennifer Schaffer, of Academic Exploration and Advising Services, was named the Advisors Forum 2011 October Advising Shout Out Award winner. Schaffer was nominated by one of the students she advises.

“It is always nice to get recognized for the work you do,” Schaffer said. “It is especially nice when a student nominates you for an award. I know that my colleagues go above and beyond to help students every day and I wish I could recognize all of them, too. I feel lucky to work with great advising colleagues campus-wide who are so student-centered.”

The Advising Shout Out Award, which is presented twice a semester, is a way to recognize undergraduate advising success stories throughout the year. Award winners receive a gift card and are recognized at the Advisors Forum meeting. They also sign the traveling Advising Shout Out megaphone, which is kept in their office until the next award is presented.

Other nominees for October’s award were Brian Booton, Larry Brown, Aaron Cook, Niki Harris, Jason Hubbart, Jenny Morton, Jarrod Pantaleo, Patrick Patterson, Adrienne Vaughn, Laura Verkamp and Shawn Wallace.

The Advising Shout Out selection committee consists of five members, including at least one MU student.

The first Shout Out award was presented in December 2010.

Previous recipients include Jessica Jennrich (Women’s and Gender Studies) in Decemeber 2010, Pat Sternberg (School of Journalism) in March 2011 and Urksa Lenart (School of Journalism) in May 2011.

-Josh Murray