On behalf of Vice Chancellor Koshland and the Advising Council we are pleased to announce our Excellence in Advising award recipients for 2015. These awards recognize exceptional performance and innovation in advising and are presented to individuals and teams who are making a significant positive impact on the students and programs they support. Both individually and collectively they represent our best and brightest. We honor their commitment to providing authentically student-centered, inclusive and transformational advising, their focus on collaboration, and their ability to create and innovate. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals and teams:

Outstanding New Advisor
B. Yuki Burton, Educational Opportunity Program

Outstanding Advisors
Leah Flanagan, Department of History
Carina Galicia, College of Natural Resources
Omar Ramirez, College of Environmental Design
Rocio Sanchez, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Outstanding Advising Administrators
Belén Flores, Department of Linguistics
Julian Ledesma, Center for Educational Equity and Excellence

Outstanding Advising Teams
College of Environmental Design Undergraduate Advising
Rhommel Canare
Victoria Dam
Maria Dawson
Bianca Doerschlag
Susan Hagstrom
Amy Honigman
Talitha Mcadams
Anna Nguyen
Myrna Ortiz
Omar Ramirez
Nancy Trinh

Berkeley International Office
Amy Azuma
Catherine Berberich
Heidi Church
Tatiana Djordjevic
Vanina Granell
Amy Griggs
Minh An Nguyen
Isela Pena-Rager
Erin Skelly

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Sean Burns
Leah Carroll
Mary Crabb
Stefanie Ebeling
Alicia Hayes
Roxy Shooshani

In addition to these awards, three special acknowledgements are being made to the following members of the advising community.

Service Award Recipients
Amber Dillon, for her commitment to the Advancing Practice professional development program
David Robinson, for his generous support of the advising community

Advising Hero Award Recipient
Mary Howell, for her exceptional leadership and dedication to students, staff and faculty