James Shattuck of Rocky Hill, an associate professor of chemistry and associate dean of student academic service in the University of Hartford's College of Arts and Sciences, won an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association.
The National Academic Advising Association promotes quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to ensure the educational development of students. The group's annual Outstanding Advising Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration. Shattuck and the other recipients will be honored during the association's annual conference in October.
Suzanne Anderson McNeil, assistant vice president for student health and wellness at the University of Hartford said in her letter supporting Shattuck's nomination, "I admire Jim for his ability to connect with his students and staff members with ease. It's apparent he loves what he does-and that is contagious."
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