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January 8, 2020

Advisor Forum presents January Charlie Award

Submitted by Katelin Christianer-Donkers

The K-State Advisor Forum announces Cherie Hodgson, undergraduate academic coordinator for the agricultural economics department, as the recipient of the January Charlie Award.

Hodgson was nominated by her colleague, Christine Wilson, for the support and assistance she shows to her students and the agricultural economics department.

As an advisor, Hodgson goes the extra mile to ensure her students and colleagues have all the resources they need. "Hodgson is a critical member of our undergraduate program in the Department of Agricultural Economics," Wilson said in her nomination. "The support she provides to me as the program director, to our faculty in advising, and to our students is second to none. When faculty are away, Hodgson assists their students, when faculty have questions or need resources, Hodgson provides the answer."

Wilson said Hodgson also cares deeply for the students. 

"When new freshmen cry and want to quit and go home, she listens, provides them encouragement, and sets up individual weekly meetings with them to help them get through the early rough patch," she said in the nomination. "Hodgson's positive impact on advising is significant; her quality of work is outstanding. She is awesome and she does an awesome job!"

Wilson's nomination shows that Hodgson is truly an advocate for academic advising. Hodgson's dedication to the position and advising really demonstrate the characteristics of Charlie Awardee.

"Hodgson has spent a significant portion of her career advocating for and promoting advising at K-State," Wilson said. "She has been advising and working in student services for more than 20 years, maybe even more than 30.” 

The Advisor Forum committee thanks Hodgson for the work she has done for students, staff and faculty alike and congratulate her on this award.

As a reminder, to nominate someone for the Charlie Award, fill out the short online form. Once your nomination is complete, it will remain an active nomination for one full academic year. Nominations can be completed at any time and can be submitted by anyone on campus. One award will be given out at the beginning of each month. The Advisor Forum Committee will make the decision and deliver awards.

Contact Beth Stuewe, Advisor Forum co-social chair, at bas9995@k-state.edu, with any questions about the award.