AUSTIN, Texas – Two academic advisors in the College of Liberal Arts who have had an effective, positive influence on the educational experience of university students, will be honored with the Texas Exes James W. Vick Awards for Academic Advising. A luncheon ceremony will be held in the Alumni Center on March 24 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Former recipients of the award as well as Dr. James Vick will be in attendance. The 2011 recipients are:
Calina Coakwell: Senior Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts
Richard Ribb: Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts
Susan Gamel Holzaepfel: Academic Advisor, College of Education
Jennifer McHam: Academic Advisor, College of Education
Brent Winkelman: Academic Advising Coordinator, Red McCombs School of Business
These unique awards are student nominated and student selected. Each recipient will receive a certificate and a check for $500 funded through the President’s Office at the awards ceremony. Academic advisors play an important role in students’ lives by not only helping them to navigate complicated degree plans, but also helping with social and life issues.