InsideODU: News for Faculty and Staff
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Advising Awards

Two administrators and one instructional faculty member received advising awards at the Faculty Awards and Retirement Dinner on May 1.

New Advisor of the Year Award

Brooke Brown, assistant coordinator of the Transfer Student Resource Center, University College, received an M.S. in education in 2008 from Old Dominion and a B.A. in sociology in 2006 from Randolph-Macon College. She has been a counselor in the Career and Transfer Resource Center at Tidewater Community College.

Advisor of the Year Award Primary Role

Connie Morgan received an M.B.A. in 2007 from St. Leo University and a B.A. in sociology in 2002 from Christopher Newport University. Since 2005, she has been site director/ transfer advisor at the Peninsula Higher Education Center. She has also been an adjunct instructor and an academic planning specialist/advisor for Thomas Nelson Community College.

Faculty Advisor of the Year Award

Thomas Socha has taught at Old Dominion since 1989 and serves as graduate program director of the universitys new M.A. in Lifespan and Digital Communication program. He has twice received the Most Inspirational Faculty Award, in 1997 and in 2004. He was awarded the designation of University Professor in the inaugural class of 1998 for his excellence in teaching effectiveness. He was a 1999 and a 2002 ODU nominee for the SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award and he received the 2002 SCHEV Distinguished Faculty Achievement Certificate.

President Broderick presents the New Advisor of the Year Award to Brooke Brown.

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