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Franklin wins national advising award

Released: 05/24/2006

Sandra Franklin, radiologic technology instructor at LSU Alexandria, has been selected as a 2006 Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipient from the National Academic Advising Association.

Franklin is one of 17 faculty advisers nationwide to be honored with this award in the Faculty Academic Advising category. She will accept the award during the annual NACADA National Conference in October in Indianapolis, Ind.

A native of Boyce, Franklin currently resides in Alexandria. She earned a Bachelor of Science in radiology from Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe.

The Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding advising administration. The Faculty Academic Advising Category includes individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.

Each year since 1983, NACADA has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA’s goal is to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to enhance the educational development of students.

Its 9,000 members consist of faculty, professional advisers, administrators, counselors and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal and vocational needs of students. In addition, NACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.