May 6 reception to honor academic advisers

Advising! MattersNIU’s Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost will host the third annual Academic Adviser Appreciation Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 6.

The event, which recognizes the important role that academic advising plays in student career success at NIU, takes place inside Ellington’s on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center. Special remarks begin at 12:15 p.m.

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

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

“We are very excited about this program,” Pickett said, “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.”

The academic advising community is calling on all students to make a pledge of gratitude and say “thank you” to the Academic Advisor(s) that have been instrumental in the pursuit of their career path.

Students can submit statements of appreciation online through Thursday, May 5. All submissions will be compiled and prepared for sharing at the luncheon.

For more information, call (815) 753-2573 or email ccarls@niu.edu.

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