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Winners Announced in University-Wide Academic Advising Awards Program

Old Dominion's Office of Academic Enhancement has announced four winners in its annual academic advising awards program. All are graduates of ODU's Master Advisor Certificate program.

The 2012 winners are:

• New Advisor (less than three years) - Katie Ferrara, college advisor, College of Health Sciences;

• Advisor - Primary Role - Tammey Johnson, program advisor, Interdisciplinary Studies-Teacher Preparation Program, College of Arts and Letters;

• Faculty Advisor -Ed Gomez, associate professor of recreation and tourism studies, Darden College of Education; and

• Advising Administrator - Daniela Cigularova, assistant director, Virginia Beach Higher Education Center.

"All of the winners received kudos from students, faculty and administrators that highlighted the power of excellence in advising for student success," said Sandra Waters, assistant dean for Advising and Transfer Programs.

To be eligible for nomination, advisors must successfully complete the ODU Master Advisor Certificate program. For more information about the program go to

Each of the winners will receive funds to attend the Region 2 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference in New Brunswick, N.J., March 14-16.

They will be nominated for the same awards at the Region 2 level, and if they win at that level, nominated for a national award.

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