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Martin receives national advising award

Submitted by Carla Browning
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Wanda Martin

Wanda Martin, associate dean of enrollment management and director of UAF's Academic Advising Center has been selected as the recipient of the 2005 Gail Rola Memorial Award from the National Academic Advising Association. Martin was also recently selected to receive an outstanding advising award in the academic advising administrator category as part of the 2005 National Awards Program for Academic Advising.

The award was created by advising colleagues to honor and celebrate the life of Gail Rola, a former advising administrator, who led with passion and creativity. Recognizing both outstanding leadership and the ability to administer that leadership with heart and with care, this award is given to an eligible Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Advising Administrator category.

Each year, since 1983, NACADA has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.

Martin came to UAF in 1984 as an advisement coordinator and director of student services for what is now the Tanana Valley Campus and moved to UAF in 1987 to establish the Academic Advising Center. She was promoted to associate dean of enrollment management in 2003. She will be honored and presented with award in Las Vegas, Nevada during the annual NACADA National Conference in October.

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