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Two CLASS Employees Earn NACADA Recognition

May 02, 2019

One staff member and one faculty member in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences received honors from NACADA – an international organization supporting quality academic advising in higher education institutions. Leonard Garrison, a professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, received the Faculty Excellence in Advising Award at the NACADA Region 8 Conference. In addition, Kristi Overfelt, director of student services for CLASS, was selected as one of only ten internationally to serve as a mentor for the 2019-2021 Class of Emerging Leaders for NACADA. The purpose of the Emerging Leader Program is to provide an intentional and focused mentoring experience to those who are interested in becoming more involved in the association. Congratulations to both Leonard and Kristi for these well-deserved honors.

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