Academic advisers give awards to two

February 10, 2010

Sharon Kraebber (left) and Chandra Holloway

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Two academic advisors whose work makes a lasting impression on students and colleagues were recently honored with annual awards given by the Purdue Academic Advising Association.

Outstanding Advisor: Sharon Kraebber, Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Kraebber, head advisor in the College of Technology’s Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, has been an academic advisor in OLS since 1997. In her current role as lead advisor, she monitors 500 OLS majors on the West Lafayette campus and coordinates degree audits for West Lafayette students and those from the eight statewide technology sites, and oversees the more than 100 students involved in summer internships, among other duties. She has a special interest in working with Purdue athletes and helping them adjust to academic life.

In addition to her academic responsibilities, Kraebber has been active in PACADA, serving as treasurer and on the Campus Affairs and the Membership Records committees.

“Being selected as the PACADA Outstanding Advisor by my Purdue colleagues validates me as an advising professional. I have a passion for Purdue and academic advising. Working with students and assisting them in reaching their academic, career and personal goals bring me much joy and satisfaction,” Kraebber said.

Outstanding New Professional: Chandra Holloway, Undergraduate Studies Program
Holloway, who joined the Purdue advising community in 2007, advises 150 undeclared students, coordinates and teaches exploratory classes, and participates in recruiting events. She is also a faculty fellow at McCutcheon Hall.

Her nominators cited her dedication to Purdue advising and the greater University community, noting her willingness to get involved quickly. She has attended national conferences and serves on the PACADA Campus Affairs Committee.

“What I value most as an advisor is having the opportunity to help students be successful in their college career and beyond. To me, student success is a broad term that can describe having a strong academic performance as well as taking risks and discovering more about yourself,” Holloway says. “I admire all students who challenge themselves and grow from their experiences. My students have had a positive impact on me and I have grown as an academic advisor because of my interactions with them.  In turn, I hope that I have been a positive influence in their lives as well.”
The awardees' names will be added to the plaques for their respective awards.