Dr. Nann Fangue Awarded Global Academic Advising Honors

Posted: 11.15.2017

Nann Fangue earned a certificate of merit in the category of "outstanding advising-faculty role" from the NACADA Global Awards Program.


Photo credit: Honored advisors, from left: Beth Floyd, Nann Fangue, Julie Zech, Melissa Whaley and David Spight. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo)

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Five members of UC Davis’ academic advising community are among the honorees in the NACADA Global Awards Program for 2017. NACADA, “the global community for academic advising,” presents the awards in recognition of significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising within higher education around the world. 

Beth Floyd, director of undergraduate education and advising in the College of Letters and Science, was named a winner in the category of “outstanding advising administrator.”

Three other advisors earned certificates of merit:

  • Nann Fangue, associate professor, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, in the category of “outstanding advising-faculty role.”
  • Melissa Whaley, academic advisor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, in the category of “outstanding advising-primary role.”
  • Julie Zech, academic advisor, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, in the category of “outstanding new advisor-primary role.”

David Spight, director of undergraduate affairs in the College of Engineering, was named to the 2017-19 Emerging Leader and Mentor Class, as a mentor.

Brett McFarlane, director of academic advising, Undergraduate Education, said: “We are thrilled to have five UC Davis advising professionals and faculty recognized for their accomplishments on the global advising stage.”

UC Davis has had one other NACADA Global Award winner: Professor Ed DePeters, Department of Animal Science, last year. No other UC has had as many as five award recipients in one year dating back to 1992

“These prestigious honors are a testament to the extraordinary work happening on our campus,” McFarlane said.

Written by: Dateline Staff Dave Jones, editor, can be reached at 530-752-6556 or dljones@ucdavis.edu. Content provider Cody Kitaura can be reached at 530-752-1932 or kitaura@ucdavis.edu.