COSAM News Articles 2019 May COSAM Advisor Wins NACADA’s Outstanding New Advisors Award

COSAM Advisor Wins NACADA’s Outstanding New Advisors Award

Published: 05/21/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

Katy Crider, Auburn University’s Outstanding New Advisor of the Year, is the recipient of an Outstanding New Advisors Award – Primary Advising Role by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

“I am incredibly proud of Katy and everything she has accomplished for COSAM,” said Director of Student Services Dr. Beth Yarbrough.

Crider received both her bachelor and master’s degrees from Auburn University in Communications. She has been working with students as an academic advisor since 2016 where she developed an Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) and organized the college’s first research fair in 2018.

Katy advises students in COSAM on topics including curriculum choices, course scheduling, registration, and graduation among other policies and resources. She assists with student orientations and is the faculty advisor for the COSAM Research Ambassadors Program, a team of students that help their peers with insight about research.

Crider was part of a new study abroad program this spring, Pre-Health Shadowing and Service in the Dominican Republic, which will take place again in 2020. She co-led 15 Pre-Health students during a study abroad experience to Seville, Spain and Tangier, Morocco, in 2018.

Crider will receive the award at the organization’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, in October.




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