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Staff member receives Administrators’ Institute Scholarship

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Andrea Hein

Andrea Hein, assistant director of advising at the NDSU Career and Advising Center, has been selected to receive an Administrators' Institute Scholarship from the National Academic Advising Association. The institute is scheduled for Feb. 6-8 in New Orleans.

“Attending the institute will provide me with an invaluable opportunity to engage with advising administrators and leaders from across the country and many types of institutions,” Hein said. “I am looking forward to having the chance to learn about and discuss the advising successes, challenges and needs of our campuses while identifying strategies that we could look to implement at NDSU. I hope to bring back what I learn to continue to elevate the role that academic advising can play in supporting student success.”

Laura Oster-Aaland, vice provost for student affairs and enrollment management and interim director of the Career and Advising Center, said, “Andrea’s selection is a reflection of her commitment to advancing innovative strategies to address students’ needs on campus. The skills she learns at the institute will advance the idea of holistic advising on our campus and allow her to network with leaders in academic advising around the country. Andrea’s selection for this highly competitive award is a demonstration of her competence in the area of advising and reflects positively on NDSU.”

Selection committee members were impressed with the level of potential leadership Hein demonstrated in her application materials.

“Your dedication to the advising program at your institution will help students succeed – a major goal of our organization,” Brandan Lowden, chair of the awards committee, and Dawn Krause, NACADA executive office liaison, said in a letter acknowledging Hein’s scholarship.

NACADA is an association of professional advisers, counselors, faculty, administrators and students working to enhance the educational development of students. The group has more than 13,000 members from across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and several other countries. 

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