Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising
To celebrate RIT’s academic advisors, the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising recognizes advisors who have demonstrated exceptional academic advising of students and outstanding support of students and their success.
The annual award was developed and implemented by the University Advising Office and the RIT Advisors’ Council.
All professional full-time and part-time staff academic advisors and NTID counselor/advisors, within the Division of Academic Affairs, with a minimum of one full year of RIT advising experience.
Nominees for this award are classified as either a new or experienced advisor:
- New Advisor category recognizes RIT academic advisors with 1-3 years of RIT academic advising experience.
- Experienced Advisor category recognizes RIT academic advisors with more than 3 years of RIT academic advising experience.
In addition to successfully performing all aspects of their overall duties and responsibilities, nominees will demonstrate excellence in the following:
- Supporting student success through a blended approach of developmental and prescriptive advising techniques
- Embracing and championing the diverse cultures, experiences, and points of view of all students
- Pursuing continual professional growth and development
- Modeling and promoting teamwork and collaboration with all constituents (advisees, peers, campus partners, etc.)
- Employing innovative and creative advising practices
Award recipients will be honored at the Provost’s Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship awards. The award ceremony will be on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
New Advisor: Nate Rohman, College of Art and Design
Experienced Advisor: Lynn Wildman, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
New Advisor: Medina Orana, RIT Kosovo
Experienced Advisor: Ashley Jackson, College of Health Sciences and Technology
New Advisor: Jenna Samuel, RIT Dubai
Experienced Advisor: Lindsay Kukla D’Alleva, College of Science
Pradip Ananda, University Exploration
Lindsay Vallone, College of Engineering Technology
Paul Muenzer, College of Art and Design
Gary Cole, College of Health Sciences and Technology
Brittany Rourke, College of Engineering Technology
Michelle Firnstein, School of Individualized Study
Megan Fritts, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Veronika Talbot, National Technical Institute for the Deaf