The Excellence in Advising award was established in 1988 to recognize outstanding advising in Wake Forest College, especially at the undergraduate lower division level. Supported by the Office of the Dean of the College, the award is both honorary and monetary.

Nominations are solicited from all College faculty, staff, and students with the award limited to faculty and staff advising in the College.

This award is given during the May faculty meeting.

The 2023 winner of the Award for Excellence in Advising

Dr. Alisa Russell
Assistant Professor of English

The Excellence in Advising Award Winners

Academic YearWinnerDepartment
2022-2023Alisa RussellEnglish
2021-2022Brian CalhounEducation
2020-2021T.H.M. Gellar-GoadClassics
A.J. MazarisWomen's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
2019-2020Leah RoyTheatre & Dance
2018-2019Elizabeth Anthony French Studies
Sam GladdingCounseling
2017-2018Alyssa Howards German & Russian
Eric JonesAnthropology
2015-2016Katy Harriger Politics & International Affairs
Mary Pendergraft Classics
2014-2015Betsy ChapmanParent Programs
Al RivesChemistry
2013-2014Mary T. GerardyCampus Life
Luis GonzalezSpanish
2012-2013Brook DavisTheatre & Dance
Tom PhillipsScholars Program
2011-2012Rosalind TedfordZSR Library
Hubert WomackZSR Library
2010-2011Paul ThackerAnthropology
2009-2010Nina Lucas Theatre & Dance
Ross GriffithInstitutional Research
2008-2009Wayne SliverBiology
2007-2008Sharon WoodardHealth & Exercise Science
2006-2007Christa Colyer Chemistry
2005-2006Perry Patterson Economics
2004-2005Robert Swofford Chemistry
Thomas McGoheyEnglish
2003-2004Helga WelshPolitics & International Affairs
Leah McCoyEducation
2002-2003James PowellClassics
Kathy Smith Politics & International Affairs
2001-2002Elmer Hayashi Mathematics & Statistics
Anne BoyleEnglish
2000-2001Helen AkincBusiness & Accounting
1999-2000Hugo C. LanaBiology
1998-1999Mary Lynn RedmondEducation
1997-1998Leo EllisonHealth & Exercise Science
1996-1997Jean Kimmer Registrar's Office
1995-1996James BarefieldHistory
Harry TitusArt
1994-1995Lerry West German & Russian
Phil FalkenbergPsychology