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July 2, 2020

Advisor Forum presents July Charlie Award

Submitted by Beth Stuewe

The K-State Advisor Forum announces Jason Walls, undergraduate academic advisor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, as the recipient of the July Charlie award.

Walls was nominated by Michael Young, head of the psychological science, who said "Walls has been amazing since Day 1…With so many units being thinly staffed, departments are significantly improved by the flexibility of people like Walls."

As an advisor, Walls "goes well beyond simply telling students which classes to take and what careers they could pursue. The sensitivity that he displays in these interactions has been a model for the department," Young said. Other advisors and faculty regularly seek out Wall's help with particularly challenging student issues, and "he is very familiar with the network of mental health professionals at the university."

"Walls has a can-do attitude when it comes to non-advising duties — he recognizes that creating a great atmosphere for students includes helping his colleagues to achieve the university's mission. He meets with all prospective students interested in psychology as a major, staffs outreach booths, and is our liaison to other campus organizations" Young said. "When I need extra help on a special project, he is a reliable resource. He is helping with my departmental marketing efforts, alumni relations and office needs."

On top of everything, Walls has high ratings from the nearly 210 students who completed the 2018 Academic Advising Survey, rating him higher than the college and university's quite high averages of 4.6, proving that students appreciate his efforts as much as the staff and faculty.

The Advisor Forum thanks Jason for the work he has done for students in the Department of Psychological Science and congratulate him 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.