Pete Giordano and Will Smith, advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded national certificates of merit by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.
Pete Giordano was awarded a certificate of merit for Outstanding New Advisor. Pete advises students in four departments and programs in the College: American Studies, French and Italian, History, and Political and Civic Engagement (PACE).
“I have never had such an incredible advisor,” said Emily Vente, an IU student who nominated Pete for the College Advisor of the Year Award. “Pete's door is always open and he always has the exact advice students need. He goes above and beyond to be involved in History activities with us and always has a smiling face and an encouraging comment (or three).”
Will Smith, an assistant director for advising in the College, was awarded a certificate of merit for Outstanding Advising Administrator. Will supervises a team of thirteen advisors and leads the College’s Advisor Appreciation and Recognition Working Group and the Advisor Reading Group.