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Adviser Appreciation Day

April 25, 2023

The WVU Academic Advising Council and the Office of the Provost are proud to sponsor the second annual "appreciation day” to honor our academic advisers on all WVU campuses. Join us as we extend our thanks to those who help ensure WVU students are successful in the classroom and beyond.

Show Your Appreciation In Person

Visit an Appreciation Station at...

The Mountainlair
Evansdale Crossing
Pylons at HSC
Potomac State College
WVU Tech Campus

Other Ways to Show Your Appreciation

Post a Public Message

Use our Kudoboard to share a note of thanks to those academic advisers who have had an impact on your success

Post to our Kudoboard

Send a Private Message

Students and colleagues can email academic advisers a private message or use the downloadable eCard graphic below to express their gratitude.

WVU employees can use the GoBeyond system to express their appreciation. (See the Thank You cards or the Appreciation cards under WVU Values!)

Share Our Graphics

Download the graphics below and use them throughout the day (or year!) to show our academic advisers how much you appreciate them!

By the Numbers

66,900: The number of notes WVU advisers have added or updated in DegreeWorks, April 2021 – December 2021.

21,216: The number of advising appointments logged into Navigate* in Fall 2021.

9,492: The number of advising hours logged into Navigate* in Fall 2021.

*The actual number is likely higher since not all units on campus utilize Navigate, WVU’s student success management system, the same way.

In Their Own Words

  • “She not only checks in with my classes, she checks in with me.”
    (2022)
  • “She cares deeply about her students as people and spends time getting to know them on a personal level. Her work is exceptional but her heart for her work is even more impressive.”
    (2022)
  • “She is caring and unbelievably personable so talking to her is always easy. I don't know what I would have done without her encouragement and guidance.”
    (2022)
  • “I cannot express how thankful I am for him, he made a hectic transition in a hectic time go smoothly, he never got annoyed of me asking the same questions either.”
    (2022)
  • “Not only was he a tremendous help with my studies, but he also had a wealth of knowledge about the other fields I pursued and the resources that would be available to me in my other programs. I would not have been able to complete such a rigorous curriculum had it not been for my adviser’s advice and support.”
    (2022)
  • “He advocated for myself and others to the registrar and global studies office to get the situation figured out. It took nearly a year from the point I left for the credit issues to be resolved. He then went on to advise me and help in my application and acceptance into law school. ”
    (2022)
  • “Throughout my undergraduate career, my adviser was always readily available to talk through issues in person or email. Seriously, he is always available for his students and you can clearly see the effort he puts into his job and helping students grow.”
    (2022)
  • “I have always felt that I can trust my adviser with advice in both personal and professional avenues of my collegiate career. He goes above and beyond in his recommendations for success and will investigate the issue until it is resolved. He is a caring mentor who I have always felt comfortable to reach out to.”
    (2022)
  • “I have found myself in some incredibly difficult situations and she has never hesitated to help me, both academically and personally.”
    (2022)
  • “She is very caring. I know that she wants me to succeed and that it’s not just a job for her. I really appreciate all that she has helped me with and the time she has invested to make sure I succeed at WVU and at life!”
    (2022)
  • “I am a first-generation student, and my freshman year I was really struggling with what I wanted to do in life. She was very patient with me and met with me several times. She gave me all the options that could go with my interests, and she helped my find my major that I am completely in love with. I would feel lost without her.”
    (2022)
  • “I could not list how many times she has shown up for me. I truly believe that no one else has gone above and beyond for her students like my adviser has.”
    (2022)
  • “I wouldn’t be where I am now if it had not been for her. She treats all her students with love, gentleness but can be firm, knowing that her students had the potential to achieve their goals at WVU.”
    (2022)
  • “She made something that was causing me anxiety feel more manageable.”
    (2022)
  • “She had a huge and amazing impact on my decision to take a development year and ever since making that decision, I have felt so much relief, and I am very confident in my current plans thanks to my adviser.”
    (2022)
  • “My advisor has always supported me in my decisions but also gives me important advice and guidance that has helped me to succeed and achieve everything I have wanted to in my time here.”
    (2022)
  • “My adviser applauded me for my success so far and encouraged me to continue challenging myself.”
    (2021)
  • “She actually listened to me, and we made decisions together.”
    (2021)
  • “My adviser knows me by first name.”
    (2021)
  • “As a transfer student, my adviser helped me become acclimated to the big and fast-paced WVU environment.”
    (2021)
  • “He invested himself in my goals and helped me carve a path to achieve them.”
    (2021)
  • “My adviser really made me love my new major and feel right at home within my new little family!”
    (2021)
  • “He made sure I was doing well as a human being and not just as a student.”
    (2021)
  • “She knows how to help me when I am struggling.”
    (2021)
  • “He did not tell me what to do, but he provided options for me and led me in the right direction.”
    (2021)
  • “She will be the person I thank on my graduation cap!”
    (2021)

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Honoring Excellence in Advising

Nicholas Evans Award Recipeient on the WVU Football Field

The 2021-2022 recipients of the Nicholas Evans Excellence in Advising Awards will be announced at the annual Advising Celebration on WVU Adviser Appreciation Day (Tuesday, ) at 3:00 p.m. This hybrid event will be held at the Erickson Alumni Center, but also broadcasted virtually (RSVP for the virtual link below).

The awards are given each spring to recognize exceptional advising and mentoring provided by faculty and professional advisers at WVU each academic year. 

Learn More About the Awards RSVP for the Advising Celebration