Students often arrive at Janis Bolling’s door anxious about the academic pressures of college: class scheduling, coursework, and graduation. After an advising session with her, however, the stress subsides.
“I hear, ‘I feel so much better now. I don’t feel so anxious. I understand,’” she says. “Advising helps alleviate the stress.”
Bolling is the recipient of the IU College of Arts and Sciences 2018 Advisor of the Year Award, and she credits her advisees and colleagues for giving her work meaning.