Athens, Ga. – Katie D. Hein, an academic professional in the College of Public Health, and Timothy R. Hoover, a faculty member in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, will receive the University of Georgia 2007 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award.
The award is presented each spring to recognize faculty and staff members for excellence in advising undergraduate students on selection of classes and course of study, assisting them with academic problems and providing guidance on related matters, including decisions about graduate school and careers.
Hein, an academic professional in the department of health promotion and behavior, has been an academic advisor for undergraduates majoring in health promotion for 14 years. She advises every undergraduate in the department – about 130 students – each term. Hein holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in health education from UGA.
Hoover, associate head and associate professor in the department of microbiology, won the award for a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. He advises about 60 students each term and also serves as the undergraduate coordinator for the department. Hoover received the UGA Career Services Center’s Faculty Recognition Certificate in 2001 and 2006. A UGA faculty member since 1991, Hoover teaches primarily in the areas of microbiology and biochemistry.
Hein and Hoover will receive a cash award and plaque and will be recognized at Honors Day and the Faculty Recognition Banquet.
Nominations for the advisor award are solicited from deans of UGA’s schools and colleges and the director of the Honors Program. Winners are chosen by a committee that is composed of a majority of students and also includes previous winners and advisor administrators.
In addition to Hein and Hoover, the selection committee chose one advisor to receive a Certificate of Recognition. The recipient is Sharon Shannon of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.