Faculty, Staff and Peer Advisors Awarded for Their Outstanding Contributions
2022 Eleanor and Harry Walker Academic Advising Awards recipients announced
Four advisors at UC Davis are being recognized for all the ways they support student success in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The recipients of the 2022 Eleanor and Harry Walker Academic Advising Awards are:
- Lisa Brown, academic student advisor with the Department of Plant Sciences
- Jemi Okolo, academic advisor with Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
- Gwen Arnold, lead faculty advisor with Department of Environmental Science and Policy
- Elizabeth Dui, peer advisor with Department of Nutrition
“Faculty, staff, and peer advisors provide a critical network of support for our students, guiding them along the path toward graduation,” said Sue Ebeler, associate dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs, who oversaw the Walker Advising Awards committee. “Along the way, advisors support students in meeting academic requirements to complete their degrees, as well as connecting students to a diverse array of campus resources. Advisors help to create a rich and engaging environment for our students to thrive academically, professionally and personally.”
The Eleanor and Harry Walker Award Fund was established to support and recognize excellence in advising at UC Davis and CA&ES. It’s named after the late Harry Walker, who was a professor with the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources for more than 40 years. Walker and his wife, Eleanor, created the award to celebrate excellence and innovation in academic advising because of the important role it plays in helping students succeed.
A reception to honor the recipients will be held May 20. RSVP here.
Susan Ebeler, Undergraduate Academic Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org