A cultural potluck on 11/20/18

Join the ACADAOS Equity & Inclusion committee for our inaugural event:


A cultural potluck on 11/20/18


This potluck is a celebration of cultural diversity and all are welcome!


We are encouraging any who wish to share a dish to bring one with cultural or personal significance along with the recipe to share.  In an effort to promote dialog and understanding about how something even as simple as the food we eat impacts our world view, we would love it if everyone would be willing to spend a little time sharing stories about how their traditional fare (What makes it unique? How is it served/eaten? When is it prepared?  Etc)


We will also use some time to let you know a little about the Equity and Inclusion Committee’s plans for events and trainings for the Spring semester.


Please plan to join us:


What is the Equity and Inclusion Committee? 

This committee is new this year!  Its focus is on helping advisors develop an understanding of the variety of cultures and experiences that both separate and unite us.  We also want to help you enhance your skills and a level of comfort for facilitating productive discussions around difference in an effort to create a more open university community.  We recognize that at some point everyone has struggled with feeling understood and accepted somewhere that we expected to fit in; your participation in Equity and Inclusion trainings and events demonstrates your commitment not only to welcoming diverse students and staff to the university, but also to helping create a sense that everyone belongs here.

Zayd Abukar Authors “Academic Advisors: the Secret Key to College Success”

A belated congratulations to Zayd Abukar, Academic Advisor & Staff Assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, for publishing an article in the Columbus African American News Journal on the role academic advisors play in college student success!

Link to the full article: https://www.caanj.com/single-post/2017/05/24/Academic-Advisors-the-Secret-Key-to-College-Success


The Academic Advising Association of Ohio State (ACADAOS) annually nominates at least one Advisor and one Advisor Administrator for the Excellence in Advising Awards at both the regional and national level. The nominees are the previous year’s ACADAOS Outstanding Advisor and Outstanding Advising Adminstrator Award winners.

The Excellence in Advising Awards annually recognize individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration.

All recipients of national awards are honored at the Awards Ceremony held during the Annual Conference. They also receive a complimentary basic registration for the Annual Conference, a recognition plaque and a one-year membership in NACADA.

All recipients of regional awards are recognized at the Region V Annual Conference during a luncheon. They also receive funding for their conference registration and a recognition plaque.

More about the NACADA Region V Awards

More about the NACADA National Awards

NACADA Award Recipients

2017 NACADA CIGD Service Award- Sarah Howard

2016 Excellence in Advising- Advising Administrator Award for NACADA (Region V)- Melinda McDonald

2015 Excellence in Advising- Primary Role Award for NACADA (Region V)- Peter Spreitzer

2015 Excellence in Advising- Advising Administrator Award for NACADA (Region V)- Suzanne Dantuono

2015 Outstanding Advising Award (National)- Danielle Whitaker

Congrats to the 2015-2016 PDP Winners!


Congratulations the winners of the 2015-2016 Professional Development Program! All advisors listed below reached at least 275 points in Tier 3 of the PDP and received a $25 Visa gift card at the annual ACADAOS Kickoff event on Friday, September 9th, 2016. Three lucky people also won the grand prize drawing for a $200 gift card!

Katie Bush-Glenn
Margo Coates
Amanda Crall
Diana DeVol Bevilacqua
Leslie Dowler
Stephanie Elliott
Sarah Howard
Ruth Ann Karl
Jamie Paulson – $200 gift card winner!
Joanna Spanos
Cory Shain
Gabe Tippery – $200 gift card winner!
Lindsay Tolchin – $200 gift card winner!

Hopefully this serves as an incentive for all advisors to participate in year three of the Professional Development Program, which is now live in Carmen for all members of ACADAOS who have renewed their membership for the 2016-2017 academic year!