Student Government Association Award for Excellence in Advising


The Penn State Mont Alto campus places a high value on excellence in academic advising among its faculty. Appropriately each year the Student Government Association recognizes one outstanding academic advisor.

  • Students are asked to nominate outstanding advisors, as defined by the criteria listed below.


  • Advisor must teach at least four (4) sections per year at Penn State Mont Alto.
  • Advisor must be nominated by a student currently enrolled atPenn State Mont Alto.

The Award

$500 stipend and a framed certificate

Nomination Process & Criteria

Submit your nomination below.  Nominations will consist of the equivalent of up to a two (2) page typewritten paper discussing reasons the student believes the instructor is deserving of this teaching award. The nomination should address the following points:

  1. The ability of the advisor to clarify difficult concepts.
  2. The advisor’s respect for the students as individuals.
  3. The advisor’s knowledge of the subject.
  4. The advisor’s preparation for advising.
  5. The advisor’s skill in encouraging students to participate in discussions about academic planning.
  6. Other strengths that set this advisor apart from other faculty.


March 2nd

Past Recipients

2016       Jennifer Reilly
2013       John Henry
2012       Elizabeth Brantley
2011       Craig Houghton
2009       Siegfried Herzog
2008       Elizabeth Hill
2007       Jacqueline Schwab
2006       Lauraine Hawkins
2005       John Henry
2004       Elizabeth Brantley
2003       Elizabeth Hill
2002       Morgan Jenkins
2001       Lauraine Hawkins
2000       James Donovan
1998       Jacqueline Schwab
1997       Lauraine Hawkins
1996       Lauraine Hawkins
1994       Janet DeLany
1993       Robin Yaure

Nomination Form

Please use this resizable area to write a detailed nomination - up to a two-page equivalent.
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