Lindsey Forbes, an academic advisor at the University Advising Center, was selected as the Outstanding New Advisor award winner as part of the 2019 Global Awards Program for Academic Advising. This award will be presented by NACADA: The Global Network for Academic Advising at its annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky through October 20-23.
The NACADA Outstanding New Advisor Award recognizes advisors with significant impact on students and colleagues. NACADA strives to promote quality in advising through professional and educational development.
Forbes serves as a professional advisor for students majoring in neuroscience. She has been an advisor since November 2017. Before beginning her career in professional advising, Forbes was the Graduate Assistant for the College of Science in Recruitment, Retention, and Advising. During her time in this position, she oversaw the Golden Scholars program for First Generation Students within the College of Science.
"I got to develop programming and mentor students, which I really enjoyed," Forbes said. "That had a huge impact on me because I realized that's where you're making a big difference and able to build connections with students."
In the future, Forbes aims to continue efforts to enhance ScienceFIT and develop an interdisciplinary approach between student services and student success.