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

2016 Banquet Photos

NACADA Region V Excellence in Advising Awards!

It is with great pleasure to announce that Peter Spreitzer (Academic Counselor, University Exploration) and Suzanne Dantuono (Director of Advising, College of Engineering) were both awarded Excellence in Advising awards on January 8th for the NACADA Great Lakes Region V.

As co-winners of the 2014-2015 ACADAOS Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award (along with Shannon Peltier, School of Health and Rehab Sciences), Peter was nominated for the Advising Primary Role Award and Suzanne was nominated for the Advising Administrator Award. OSU was the only institution in Region V with two winners…way to go Peter and Suzanne!

Both Peter and Suzanne will be recognized at the Region V Conference in Toronto.

Peter and Suzanne are tremendous assets to the OSU advising community and the profession at large. As noted by one of Peter’s advisees, “Peter is an outstanding advisor. I’m really happy that he was assigned to me. I’m 100% sure that my experience at OSU would be completely different, if I didn’t have him to lean on.”

And similarly with Suzanne, some of her staff noted that she is “encouraging, supportive, and accessible, as well as reliable, diligent, and driven. Suzanne is a true leader in our office and college, willing to take on any challenge.”

ACADAOS would like to thank Peter and Suzanne for their great work and contributions to student success and the quality of the advising experience at OSU. Keep up the great work!

Brad Fittes and Melissa Basford

Awards and Recognition Committee, ACADAOS

2015 Banquet Photos

Staff Awards

Did you know that each year The Ohio State University recognizes excellence in teaching, service, diversity enhancement, and scholarship through a variety of awards programs. Faculty and staff are honored for their distinguished contributions to the betterment of the university community in several areas. There are several awards offered at Ohio State for which advisors are eligible. Here are a few you might want to check out!

Distinguished Staff Awards – This award recognizes 12 staff members for exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and service to the university community.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award – Recognizing individuals or groups who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity at the university and to exceeding expectations in implementing the Diversity Action Plan.

College specific awards:

ASC Outstanding Staff Awards

Fisher College of Business Staff Recognition

College of Engineering Staff Awards