One academic advisor from Salt Lake Community College recently earned recognition for his ability to help students.
Héctor Cando, an academic advisor for the School of Applied Technology, received the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Advising for the Primary Advising category. The award is given out by the National Association of Academic Advisors, aka NACADA.
Cando is one of just 11 total applicants across the country that were chosen for the award this year.
NACADA uses a two-part process to determine which advisors will receive an award.
“We have an awards review committee that evaluates awards for each category based on set criteria,” says NACADA special programs coordinator Farrah Turner. “Award winners are selected based on the quality of the award nomination packet.”
Some of the factors that NACADA uses to rate each nominee include strong interpersonal skills, caring and helpful attitudes toward advisees, meeting advisees in informal settings, being available and meeting frequently.
Cando will be honored and presented with his award this October during the NACADA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.