Advisor Awards

The Excellence in Advising Awards are given to Mortar Board chapter advisors who have demonstrated a commitment to Mortar Board's purpose and have gone above and beyond in their work with a collegiate chapter. Current collegiate members must submit nominations on or before March 31 each year. The selection committee reviews nominations, and recipients are announced annually.


Excellence in Advising Award

The Excellence in Advising Awards are given to Mortar Board chapter advisors who have demonstrated a commitment to the purpose of Mortar Board and who have gone above and beyond in their work with a collegiate chapter. Nominations are to be submitted from current collegiate members and are due on or before March 31 of each year. Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee, and recipients are announced annually.

2020-2021 recipients

2021
University of Puget Sound – Rev. David Wright Purdue
University – Margie Jones
University of San Diego – Dr. Perla Myers

2020
Lyon College – Dr. Irosha Nawarathne Northern Illinois
University – Dr. Denise Rode
The College of William & Mary – Dr. Nancy Everson

2010-2019 recipients

2019
University of Montana – Chelsey Porter
University of Washington – Margot Smith

2018
Carleton College – Cathy Carlson
University of Vermont – Maggie Rosa

2017
Berea College – Mark Nigro
Kansas State University – Dr. Tracey Lee
The Pennsylvania State University – Dr. Allie Goldstein
San Diego State University – Cassandra Conboy Neel

2016
University of Kansas – Dr. Jennifer Weghorst
University of Mary Washington – Dr. Abbie M. Tomba
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Jenna Vitosh
Texas Tech University – Dr. Jerry Stevens

2015
Florida State University – Katie Cloud
University of North Dakota – Kristi Okerlund
Texas Tech University – Dr. Aliza Wong

2014
University of Missouri-Kansas City – Dr. Will Self
University of Nebraska at Kearney – Amber Messersmith
The Ohio State University – Dr. Louise Douce
Texas Tech University – Dr. Francisco Delgadillo

2013
The University of Alabama – Glenda Guyton
The University of Vermont – Maggie Rosa
University of Washington – Margot Smith

2012
Illinois State University – Dr. Shawn Hitchcock
Purdue University – Roger Stewart

2011
Rhodes College – Regina Simmons

2010
The University of Alabama – Susan Herndon Caples
Carnegie Mellon University – Dr. Sharon M. Carver
University of California, Los Angeles – Pamela R. Cysner
Colorado State University – Dr. David P. Gilkey
Purdue University – Betsy Marti

2000-2009 recipients

2009
University of South Alabama – Sally Cobb
San Diego State University – Dr. Jane K. Smith
University of Wyoming – Dr. David Whitman

2008
University of Louisiana at Monroe – Dr. Martha Anderson
University of Maryland – Kirsten Freeman Fox
Tulane University – Charlotte Maheu

2007
Hope College – Dr. Dianne Portfleet
University of Nebraska – Lincoln – Dr. Jason Vogel
University of Redlands – Amy Wilms

2006
University of North Dakota – Dr. Greg Patton
State University of New York at Buffalo – Julie Smith
Wichita State University – Dr. Charles Koeber
William Jewell College – Mary Sallee

2005
University of Florida – Mike Mironack
Grove City College – Dr. Ralph Carlson
University of Nebraska-Kearney – Dr. Kenya S. Taylor
Oklahoma State University – Cathy Bird
University of South Alabama – Dr. Dennis Fell

2004
Lake Erie College – Sharan McPadden
University of North Dakota – Jim Haskins
Texas Tech University – Susan Talkamit
University of Tulsa – Penny Pricer
University of Utah – Lori McDonald

2003
University of Alabama – Susan Halliday
University of Florida – Lohse Beeland
Florida State University – Annelise Leysieffer
Indiana State University – Tracy Lungrin
Kent State University – Nancy Mitchell
Northern Illinois University – Daniel Turner
Pomona College – Neil Gerard
San Diego State University – Dr. Jane K. Smith
Texas Tech University – Dominick Casadonte
University of Wyoming – Dr. Sally Steadman

2002
Cornell College – Carol Lacy-Salazar
Illinois State University – Sandra Little
Kansas State University – Candice Hironaka Pitts
Louisiana State University – Michelle Lowery
Oregon State University – Jon Down
Purdue University – Dr. Jon Teaford
University of Wyoming – Charlotte Davis

2001
Converse College – Jeff Poelvoorde
Colorado State University – Tom Field
Idaho State University – Alice Ronald
Kansas State University – Mike Brown
University of Maryland – RJ Holmes
Mississippi College – Carolyn Hand
North Dakota State University – Mark Meister
The Ohio State University – Richard Hollingsworth
Purdue University – Pablo Malavenda
University of San Diego – Judith Lewis Logue

2000
Augustana College – Ellen Hay
Carnegie Mellon University – Lisa DeFrank Cole
Converse College – Melissa Walker
University of Delaware – Carolyn Manning
Fort Hays State University – Shala Bannister
Oregon State University – Leonard Friedman
University of Pittsburgh – Gilbert Pielin
University of Puget Sound – Rosa Beth Gibson
Washington State University – Sue Hinz

Excellence in Advising with Distinction Award

When an advisor has served “over the top” for their chapter, and when that is advisor is nominated year after year for the Excellence in Advising Award, the National Council takes note. The Excellence in Advising Award with Distinction was created to say to advisors, “your longstanding advising and leadership have stood the test of time.” The Excellence in Advising with Distinction is presented to an advisor who has already received the Excellence in Advising Award at least once and whose exceptional service has uplifted their chapter to lasting excellence.

Excellence in Advising with Distinction Award Recipients

2015
Washington State University – Susan C. Hinz

2013
Hope College – Dr. Dianne Portfleet
University of South Alabama – Dr. Sally Steadman

2012
Kansas State University – Candice Hironaka Pitts
University of San Diego – Judith Lewis Logue
San Diego State University – Jane Kirby Smith