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March 14, 2022

Stuewe to receive Certificate of Merit from NACADA

Submitted by Ashley Nietfeld

Beth Stuewe, DirectLink coordinator and academic advisor for Kansas State University Global Campus, has been chosen to receive the Certificate of Merit Excellence in Advising — Advisor Primary Role from Region 7 of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising.

This recognition is given to individuals whose primary role is advising and who demonstrate qualities and practices that make significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.

Stuewe joined Global Campus in 2017 to coordinate the newly launched DirectLink, a dual-advising program between K-State and the 19 Kansas community colleges. Under her leadership, the program has grown to accommodate an increasing number of students and programs. In addition, Stuewe serves as the advisor to online students in the social science degree program.

"I would not be where I am today, or feel as prepared as I do for the future, without Beth's guidance and support," said Laura Duncan, an advisee of Stuewe's who contributed to the nomination. "Beth has shown me that academic advising is an instrumental part of any college student's journey, and I have recently been inspired by her to possibly pursue a career in collegiate academic advising post-graduate school."

Stuewe is active in several organizations within the field of academic advising, including NACADA, the Kansas Academic Advising Network, or KAAN, and the K-State Advisor Forum. She has served as social chair for the K-State Advisor Forum since 2018, in addition to serving on the group's Advisor Onboarding and Professional Development Committee and the Mentoring Committee. Also at K-State, Stuewe participated in the Academic Advising Institute Planning Committee, the Advising Committee, the Summer School Advisory Council and was the co-chair of the Advising Syllabus Committee.

Stuewe served as the 2014-2015 chair of the KAAN Steering Committee. She has been chosen as a presenter at NACADA regional and national conferences eight times, in addition to presenting at a Higher Learning Commission Conference, two Kansas Academic Advising Network Conferences and two K-State Advising Institute Conferences.

"Beth is a true advocate for students and for the academic advising profession," said Pamela Erickson, director of student success and advising at Global Campus. "She is passionate about K-State's advising practices and is willing to volunteer and serve in multiple capacities to make improvements and ensure students have an excellent experience."

Stuewe received the Kansas State University Charlie Award in 2021 and the College of Human Ecology Council Faculty of the Year Award in 2011. She will accept the Excellence in Advising Certificate of Merit at the NACADA Region 7 Conference on March 16 in Lawrence.