Professor Given National Award

Bruce Toews receives award for advising

By: Becky Beddoe

Bruce Toews

Bruce Toews, associate professor of business at Walla Walla College, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipient in the 2007 National Awards Program for Academic Advising.  This award is given by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in the Faculty Academic Advising category.

Toews is one of eleven faculty advisors across the United States honored with the award in this category this year.  Toews has been a member of WWC’s faculty since 1994.  

“It is a great honor to join the long list of WWC faculty who have earned this distinction in previous years,” says Toews.  “The award reminds us all of the awesome responsibility that academic advisors have to guide the students who have been entrusted to our care.”

This award is presented each year to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration.  

The Faculty Academic Advising category of the award includes those individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.  

 “Virtually universally, students welcome Professor Toews' advice. He has such a comfortable, thoughtful, and caring style,” says Clarence Anderson, chair of the school of business at WWC.  “In addition to being very accessible, he rarely misses anything.  This is certainly a well-deserved award.”  

Toews will be presented with his award in Baltimore, Maryland, during the annual NACADA National Conference in October.  In addition, Toews will be recognized both in a special awards booklet given to all conference attendees and on posters displayed in the conference exhibits area.

For a full list of this year’s winners, and a list of all winners going back to 1984, visit the NACADA website.

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