Advisor of the month

Advisor of the Month for November: Dana McGuire

"I enjoy almost every aspect of advising. I love that a big part of my job is building strong, trusting, and supportive relationships with my students."

Dana McGuire, November 2019, Advisor of the Month, Advising Matters at Virginia Tech.

The goal of the Advisor of the Month program is to recognize outstanding academic advisors. Recognition is based on evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor to include:

  • Quality of information and advice
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Implementation of a "support and challenge" environment
  • Accessibility

Advisor of the Month is open to all undergraduate academic advisors within an academic college. Nominations may include individuals, teams, or groups. Students and faculty/staff are able to nominate an advisor. Self-nominations are also welcome. An advisor may only be nominated once an academic year.

Nominations are closed for the 2019-20 year.