I would like to recognize two members of the A&S community on their recent accomplishments. First, I am proud to announce that A&S academic advisor Jessica Baer was selected as a NACADA Outstanding Advising Award winner in the Primary Advising category. The award is part of the National Academic Advising Association’s annual awards program which honors advisors for their dedication to student success. She had been previously honored as a Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisor at UK earlier in the year.
I am also pleased to note that Rachel Philbrick, a graduate student in Classics, was the recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the United State Department of Education. This competitive fellowship is given to only 33 graduate students who are pursuing degrees in the social sciences, arts, and humanities who demonstrate outstanding academic ability. Upon completion of her degree, Ms. Philbrick will continue her studies in a doctoral program where she plans to become a professor.
Congratulations to both on their exceptional achievements!