Lawrence K. Crowe Undergraduate Advisor AwardOutstanding Contributions in Undergraduate Advising
2016 Award WinnerDr. Michael Carlson, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
One of the letters supporting Dr. Carlson’s nomination noted, “He takes time to become acquainted with each student and relates to them as individuals, which has resulted in highly effective advisor-student relationships.” Dr. Carlson began advising undergraduate students in the Pre-Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Vet), Veterinary Science and Veterinary Technology programs in 2008. In his role as undergraduate program coordinator, he oversees undergraduate student advising, assists SVMBS undergraduate advisors, coordinates New Student Enrollment advising and serves as liaison for Pre-Vet advisors within and outside of UNL.
The nomination packet for the Lawrence K. Crowe Undergraduate Advisor Award must include all the following items to be considered.
- Nominator's Letter
A letter of nomination from the nominator stating the advising contributions and the student impact resulting from the undergraduate advising program carried out by the nominee (not to exceed two pages doubled-spaced).
- Nominee's Philosophy and Approach
A statement from the nominee explaining their advising philosophy and approach to undergraduate student advising (not to exceed two pages doubled-spaced).
- Narrative Items
A description of the nominee's involvement in student activities, undergraduate research, and/or internships as well as in any leadership roles (i.e., CASNR Week, CASNR Open House, faculty leader for student study tours, judging team coaching, faculty mentor, New Student Enrollment, and student organization activities with community service or fund raising).
A statement of the nominee's self-development efforts and creative activities relating to their student advising program. This should also include any efforts by the nominee to assess and/or evaluate the effectiveness of their undergraduate advising program.
A brief history of nominee's advising activities (i.e., number of undergraduate student advisees; involvement as an advisor to student organizations/clubs, fraternities, sororities, honoraries; committee service relating to academic advising; curriculum development; and, student retention).
Letters of recommendation and support. A maximum of nine letters total (i.e., three letters from each group) can be included in the nomination packet. Letters may be from: faculty, staff and/or administration or current or former student advisees/alumni.
- Submission deadline is Friday, August 12, 2016, to Meg Kester, CASNR Dean’s Office, 103 Ag Hall 0702 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Selection Committee
As of 2007, the past three year faculty winners of the Lawrence K. Crowe Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award comprises the College Student Advising Improvement Committee. This committee will review the applications for the Lawrence K. Crowe Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award each year and submit a recommendation for the faculty award winner to the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
|2016||Dr. Michael Carlson||School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences|
|2015||Sarah Winn||School of Natural Resources|
|2014||Rosalee Swartz||Agricultural Economics|
|2013||Bryan Reiling||Animal Science|
|2011||Walter Schacht||Agronomy and Horticulture|
|2010||Steven J. Jones||Animal Science|
|2009||Garald Horst||Agronomy and Horticulture|
|2008||Darrell R. Mark||Agricultural Economics|
|2006||Susan Cuppett||Food Science and Technology|
|2005||Phillip Miller||Animal Science|
|2004||Lloyd Bell||Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication|
|2003||Dennis Brink||Animal Science|
|1997||Osmund Gilbertson||Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication|
|1996||George Pfeiffer||Agricultural Economics|
|1995||Larry Larson||Animal Science|
|1994||Keith Gilster||Animal Science|
|1993||Jack Schinstock||Biological Systems Engineering|
|1992||Norman Schneider||Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|1991||Ronald Case||Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife|
|1990||Earl Dickinson||Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|1988||Ted Doane||Animal Science|
|1987||Ronald Hanson||Agricultural Economics|
|1985||Ernie Peo, Jr.||Animal Science|
|1984||Charles Adam||Animal Science|
|1983||Howard Wiegers||Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife|