WSU advisors receive regional awards

nacada-awardsPULLMAN, Wash. – Alicia Petersen and Patrick Carter from Washington State University were recently rewarded for their academic advising efforts by the Region 8 chapter of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Petersen, an advisor in the Center for Advising and Career Development (CACD), received the Excellence in Advising-New Advisor Award. It is based on early development and qualities and practices that indicate future advising excellence. She has been with CACD since summer 2012; CACD is part of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Education.

Carter, an associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences, received the Faculty Academic Advisor Award-Certificate of Merit. It honors an excellent record in academic advising along with documented success of advisees and laudable professional practices. In addition to advising pre-veterinary medicine students for nearly two decades, Carter also mentors students in his research lab.

The mission of NACADA is to encourage student success through advising resources such as networking and professional development.

Previously, Carter and Petersen were named top advisors in their categories by the local professional advising organization, WSU ACADA (Academic Advising Association). They join several others in the WSU chapter who have earned top advising awards at the regional and national levels.

Schools in states and provinces in the Pacific Northwest are members of Region 8. Those include British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington.



Brooke Whiting, WSU ACADA awards chair, 509-335-7632

Jared Brickman, communications assistant, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-8070,