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Nominate the Advisor Who Changed Your Life

2017 Freedman Outstanding Advisor Awards, l-r, Anissa Radford, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and Lorraine Garkovich, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
2017 Freedman Outstanding Advisor Awards, l-r, Anissa Radford, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and Lorraine Garkovich, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2017)  The skill of an exceptional advisor can never be underestimated when evaluating a student’s successful collegiate career.

Advising is integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of higher education. Through advising, students learn to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and to prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community.

The University of Kentucky Advising Network recognizes these dedicated professionals every year with the Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisor Award. The award is designed to recognize outstanding service in the field of undergraduate advising for both faculty and professional advisors. 

Nominations for the Freedman Award are now being accepted from students, faculty and staff for the 2018 award. Nominations are accepted online on the UK Advising Network website. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 29.

The recipients of the Freedman Award will receive a $500 travel grant from UK Student and Academic Support, a unit of the UK Division of Student and Academic Life, and will be recognized at a luncheon in February 2018.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the nominating process. Nominees can also be selected from special programs outside of UK's colleges, such as CARES (Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services) or Education Abroad. Enter only one nominee for each category (faculty or professional advisor).

The advisor award is named for Ken Freedman, who served as a professional advisor at UK for 15 years prior to his death in 2001. Freedman was one of the founders of the UK Advising Network in 1986 and instrumental in advising leadership on campus in the 1990s.

View a list of past recipients on the Advising Network website.  

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