Freedman received the award by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region V. NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students. The Excellence in Advising – New Advisor award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three or fewer years.
Freedman has been a member of IUPUI staff for slightly more than a year, but she has been advising students in various capacities for five years. When asked what Freedman found as the most rewarding part of advising she replied, “Despite the large size of IUPUI, I enjoy making connections and some long-term relationships with the students I advise.” Freedman is passionate about what she does, and because of that, she is able to build students into professionals.
Before Freedman came to IUPUI, she worked with several other institutions including Ivy Tech, Butler University, and DePauw University. At Ivy Tech Freedman was a career resource assistant, Career Services (April 2010 – June 2010). Freedman served Butler University as a student employment coordinator in Career Services (2012 – 2013), as well as an assistant instructor for a career planning strategies course. And, at DePauw University, Freedman was a career advisor. Aside from this, Freedman has been involved as a tutor, intern, and service assistant at a variety of organizations that have carried her to where she is today.
NACADA’s vision is to recognize that effective academic advising is at the core of student success, aspires to be the premier global association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education. Freedman will be attending NACADA’s Region V conference in April 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
Congratulations to James Eckerty and Carolyn Gentle-Genitty for being named NACADA Award Winners!
James was awarded a NACADA Outstanding Advising Award in the Primary Advising Category for his amazing work with students at IUPUI. In 2014, James was awarded the JACADA Outstanding Advisor Award.
Carolyn was awarded a NACADA Certificate of Merit in the Faculty Advising Category for her outstanding leadership and work with students. In 2014, Carolyn was awarded the JACADA Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.
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