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Students invited to thank their academic advisers

April 16, 2015

Advising! MattersNIU’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost will host the second annual Academic Adviser Appreciation Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7.

Special remarks begin at 12:15 p.m.

This event in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center will recognize the important role that academic advising plays in student career success at NIU.

Charlie Nutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association, calls academic advising “the very core of successful institutional efforts to educate and retain students. Academic advisers offer students the personal connection to the institution that is vital to student retention and student success.”

Michelle Pickett, director of the Academic Advising Center at NIU, is coordinating this event.

“We are very excited about this program because it gives the university community an opportunity to recognize and praise the work professional and faculty academic advisers do for our students across disciplines, majors and minors,” Pickett said.

The academic advising community is calling on all students to make pledges of gratitude and say “thank you” to the academic adviser(s) who have been instrumental in the pursuit of their career paths.

Students can submit statements of appreciation note online through Monday, May 4. All submissions will be compiled and prepared for sharing at the Academic Adviser Appreciation Luncheon.

For more information, call (815) 753-2573 or email [email protected].