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September 6, 2022

Advisor Forum presents September Charlie Award

Submitted by Beth Stuewe

The K-State Advisor Forum has selected Abbey Nutsch, teaching associate professor and chair of the food science undergraduate program, for the September Charlie Award.

Nutsch was nominated for the award by her colleague Deanna Retzlaff because of her work for students and the food science program.

Retzlaff writes, "Dr. Nutsch enjoys interacting with each of her advisees. She devotes extra time to each student to provide them with an individual road map to complete their educational goals. Her personal touch and extra time spent mentoring the students have provided a very positive experience. Many students have commented that their experience at K-State would have been much less positive and productive if it were not for the extraordinary efforts of Dr. Nutsch to advise and mentor them through their educational journey.

"Dr. Nutsch has also taken a leadership role in compiling and assessing current student and alumni feedback to determine how the food science and K-State experience can be improved. She proactively addresses shortfalls and suggests new ideas to help better serve both our on-campus and online students. She provides programmatic leadership for our faculty as well as for the students."

Retzlaff adds, "Dr. Nutsch has a genuine concern for each student and their success in their educational and professional goals. She is caring, compassionate, and has each student's best interest at heart."

The Advisor Forum thanks Nutsch for the work she has done for students and congratulates her on this award.

For more information on the Charlie Award or to learn how to nominate someone, please visit the Recognition page on the Office of Student Success website. Nominations are accepted year-round and can be received from anyone across campus. Once a nomination is received, it remains an active nomination for one full year. One award will be given out at the beginning of each month. The Advisor Forum Committee will make the decision and deliver awards.

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