Hurley Named Advisor of the Year

Posted: April 20, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As the culminating event of Academic Advising Awareness Week, Michael Hurley, undergraduate faculty advisor in the Department of Psychology, was named Advisor of the Year. Hurley was selected for the honor from among 97 nominations from 35 different academic departments.

The final selection was made by a committee that looked for an advisor who offers a caring, helpful attitude toward students; is available to students, faculty, or staff; makes appropriate referrals; has knowledge of Mason’s regulations, policies, and procedures; supports student development through advising; and represents the spirit of Mason. Committee members were Brian Selinsky, Registrar’s Office; Mark Kidd, Student Activities and Programs; and Debbie Bohn, Academic Advising Center.

“I am particularly honored to have been selected for this award because I know how many really good advisors there are at George Mason,” Hurley says. “I think that Mason places real emphasis on the importance of advising, and it’s clear from the large number of nominations for this award that our students recognize and appreciate the quality of advising that’s been provided to them.”

Hurley has been an advisor in the Department of Psychology since December 1993. He has a master’s degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary and a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Miami.

Academic Advising Awareness Week, April 4-8, was sponsored by the Academic Advising Center, Student Academic Affairs and Advising, and the Office of the Provost. The award was given at the annual advising roundtable luncheon by Provost Peter Stearns.

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