George Magner Award for Staff

Nomination for the Twenty Third Annual
For Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising
Spring 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00 PM (Noon)


The University Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards Committee will select one outstanding staff advisor to receive the George Magner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising. The recipient will receive a plaque and monetary award of $1000.

Eligibility: Any staff member whose responsibility is to provide academic advising services to undergraduate students at the University of Houston may be nominated for this award. Self-nominations are also accepted. Previous recipients are eligible for nomination in the sixth academic year following a prior award.


- Download the Award Nomination Form -
(MS Word .doc)
Use a separate form for each nominee.


Nomination Procedure: Submit a letter of recommendation not to exceed two pages.  Please provide evidence of the following criteria in your letter:

  • Excellence in student advising
  • Contributions to the improvement of the quality of academic advising either within the unit and/or campus wide
  • Demonstration of a concerned attitude toward students
  • Mastery of institutional regulations, policies and procedures
  • Mastery and utilization of appropriate information and referral sources
  • Participation in and support of advisor development programs
  • Commitment to accessibility of advisors to students
  • Excellence in creating or maintaining advising structures and procedures, using advising technology, communication, or other special skills

Nominations may be supported by as many as four letters of recommendation (a student letter is strongly encouraged) and other supporting material such as résumé or Curriculum Vitae. Save nomination form and any letters in the following order as one .pdf document (labeled by last name of nominee).

  1. Nomination form
  2. Nomination letter, not to exceed two pages
  3. Letters of recommendation (up to 4)
  4. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae


Send the nomination packet by email to:

Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00 PM (Noon)


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