Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Arts and Sciences Academic Advisor at A&M-Kingsville Awarded at Statewide Conference

KINGSVILLE - February 25, 2009

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

Pamela K. Rauch, academic advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recognized for her work by the state’s leading academic advising agency.

The Texas Academic Advising Network (TEXAAN) held its annual conference February 18-20 in Houston, where Rauch was given the Academic Advising-Primary Role Award for her work in directly delivering advising services to students.
Rauch was nominated for the award by her supervisor Janis E. Bryant, executive assistant to the dean of arts and sciences, along with the other advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“It’s nice to be rewarded for something you enjoy doing,” said Rauch. “But most importantly, it means a great deal knowing that I have the support of my colleagues in the dean’s office.”

A graduate of Texas A&M-Kingsville, Rauch has been an advisor at the university for the last three years. Her day-to-day work varies, she said, but during registration, Rauch is booked solid with student appointments and walk-ins for advisement. Summer semesters are filled with preparation for Hoggie Days events, and mid-semester is the time to update student files and records.

“I enjoy being an advisor because it allows me the opportunity to work with students,” said Rauch. “Not only is it challenging, but it also is rewarding to help students successfully achieve their educational goals.

“I welcome the challenge and enjoy watching students benefit from their hard work and dedication.”

TEXAAN serves academic advisors at institutions of higher learning by providing a communication network; assisting in implementing professional standards; serving as a liaison to Texas professional, governing and educational bodies and agencies; and maintaining active affiliation with the National Academic Advising Association both regionally and nationally. During their annual conference, TEXAAN provides professional development activities and distributes three awards:  the Academic Advising-Primary Role Award, the Faculty Academic Advising Award and the Academic Advising Administrator Award.

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