Vick Award for Academic Advising nominations have begun

Nominations for the Vick Award for Academic Advising will open Monday, Oct. 24 and close Friday, Nov. 25.  The student selection committee will meet during the last week of classes to decide the recipients, and they will announce the news to the recipients early in the spring semester.  The awards luncheon is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 20.

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The Texas Exes' James W Vick Awards for Academic Advising

(Only undergraduate students may nominate)

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Texas Exes' James W. Vick Awards for Academic Advising. These $500 awards are provided annually for five undergraduate academic advisors from across the campus to promote quality advising at The University of Texas by publicly recognizing advisors who have had an effective, positive influence on the educational experience of university students. Recipients are selected by students and coordinated through the Texas Exes. For more information, contact Katie Lauck at (512) 232-5866 .

The persons selected should demonstrate enthusiasm and knowledge in applying university degree requirements and policies in order to effectively match undergraduate students' interests and abilities to a balanced schedule. The nominees should maintain  a sense of approachability through a non-judgemental atmosphere, therein making a positive difference in students' university experience.

Please be thorough and specific in your nomination statement. The selection committee places heavy emphasis on this information.