April 2021 Advisor of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things our advising colleagues have done this past month! Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students in your areas and OSU!

  • Sesan Badejo
    • In April, Sesan thoughtfully reviewed all applications to the Exploration Learning Community — no small task. Overall, Sesan is a phenomenal ambassador of the highest values aspired to in higher education.”
  • Lindsay McGory
    • Lindsay coordinates Business Survey 2, and has done a fantastic job this semester, as always! She is thoughtful and strategic in her planning of the course curriculum and assignments, while also welcoming and incorporating feedback and suggestions from the other instructors and student peer advisors. Lindsay facilitates an environment in and outside of the classroom that enables the course to evolve and grow to meet the needs of our students. Lindsay makes all components of this class enjoyable and rewarding for everyone involved – instructors, peer advisors, and students!”
  • Pete Rex
    • As our Senior Lead Advisor, Pete does an amazing job trying to navigate multiple roles. His promptness and critical thinking serve as a huge asset for the team. EHE is lucky to have a dedicated leader like Pete.”

March 2021 Advisor of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things our advising colleagues have done this past month! Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students in your areas and OSU!

  • Mary Bailey, Matt DeBlieck, Stephanie Elliott, & Ryan Mouncey
    • “I wanted to nominate the Awards and Recognition Committee for being so wonderful this year! They have all worked so hard and contributed many great ideas, and I really appreciate the support. I was nervous about how these meetings would go over Zoom, but I think we’ve all connected really well and managed to have some fun, too!”
  • Caitlin Burden, Anita Simpson, & James Sutherland
    • “When one of our staffers was out for many weeks, Anita, Caitlin and James pitched in and helped out with the workload. Awesome team members! Much appreciated!”
  • Ada Keohane
    • “I am pleased to have this opportunity to nominate Ada for the Adviser of the Month! I am a new adviser at the Ohio State University, and I had the pleasure of shadowing Ada for almost 3 weeks. I can state with confidence that they possess talents and characteristics that would make them Adviser of the Month. Ada is optimistic and positive. What truly makes Ada an amazing adviser is their ability to bring out that optimism in the students. One characteristic I would like to emphasize on that Ada possesses is their compassionate nature that allows them to naturally work well with students. Every single student appointment I sat in, the students left with lots of information and confidence on what to do next. Ada truly wants everyone to succeed and supports them in their goals. I found this very useful in our area of working as an adviser. Ada is also very resourceful when it comes to finding new ways to support students. They have shared helpful cheat sheets as well as a calculator they created that is very easy to use. I appreciate Ada’s willingness to share what they have created as well as best practices that have worked for them.”
  • Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona
    • “Dr. Rodriguez-Saona is an advisor that every student hopes for. He is incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and passionate in what he does. He has helped me in so many ways in the past few years, from helping my product development team to walking me through scheduling challenges. Overall, an incredible advisor, professor, and person!”
  • Melissa Solinger
    • “Melissa has been instrumental in helping the College of Education and Human Ecology revamp and modernize their honors program. Starting in early 2020, Melissa volunteered to gather information and feedback over several months from current EHE honors students and other honors programs across campus to help shape the vision of the EHE honors program moving forward. Melissa has worked countless extra hours researching and developing new learning and experiential opportunities for EHE honors students and has played a critical role in contributing to the formal proposal for the new EHE honors program. With all of the challenges that working remotely during a pandemic has posed for all of us in the advising community, Melissa has gone above and beyond to ensure that EHE could “stay the course” with its original plans and timeline for changes in the honors program and ultimately to improve the experience for EHE honors students. We appreciate all she does for EHE students and the EHE Office of Academic Affairs!”

February 2021 Advisor of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things our advising colleagues have done this past month! Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students in your areas and OSU!

Julianne Hensel Julianne coordinates the Honors Status application process for Fisher College of Business. This year, to combat typical student questions/issues and to be more visible in the virtual environment, Julianne created several videos to add to her Carmen page. Additionally, she held office hours specifically for Honors Status questions. These two actions resulted in fewer problems and a smoother overall application review process. Great work, Julianne!


CA Wade Two words “ROCK STAR.” Wade consistently thinks of more efficient ways to help advisors make our jobs easier. His quick wit and dry humor help to brighten the darkest of days. He is an asset to Computer Science and Engineering and The College of Engineering. His management of a roster of nearly 700 students is enviable and baffling. His ability to simplify and explain curricula to students, faculty, and staff is pure wizardry.

ACADAOS Election 2021

The annual election process for ACADAOS is upon us.  In addition to officer positions, committee chair positions are a part of the election process. ACADAOS welcomes and encourages nominations from advisors across all campuses with any length of experience in advising!

Officer position duties are listed on page three of the ACADAOS constitution. You may also review the committee mission statements.

You can sign up to run for an elected position or recommend an advising colleague! To submit a nomination, please click on the link below. You will be asked to submit a rationale for your nomination. If you’re signing up to run for a position, this will be your campaign statement; if you’re recommending someone else for the role, please include a brief statement about why you’re making the recommendation, and we’ll reach out to that advisor for their acceptance and an official campaign statement!

Link:  https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0dk3eKJtSkMereC

Deadline for nominations: April 2, 2021

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Membership & Recruitment Committee Chair, Mohamad Saab.15@osu.edu.

January 2021 Advisor of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things one of our advising colleagues has done this past month! Thank you to Alisa Paulsen for all of your hard work and dedication to the Department of Psychology and to OSU!

Alisa Paulsen Alisa always does a great job keeping us organized and connected to one another, and that hasn’t changed in the pandemic. However what’s even more helpful these days is how she makes us feel appreciated and cared for. She really goes out of her way to acknowledge our hard work and accomplishments and to celebrate personal and professional milestones. It’s a pleasure having her as a supervisor 🙂