Barb Boyette, assistant academic dean for academic support, is among 10 educators chosen to receive the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award.
Presented by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina and Cengage Learning, the award honors college faculty, administrators, staff and students for outstanding work on behalf of first-year students and for the impact their efforts have on their institutions.
“Barb is a dynamo of energy and efficiency and encourages new ideas and new approaches,” wrote Steve Shapiro, professor of physics and director of academic advising, in nominating her for the award. “With these qualities, Barb has been able to ensure that all FY students receive excellent and consistent support.”
The award recipients, chosen from 97 nominations, will be formally recognized Feb. 16 at the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience in San Diego, Calif.