Awards & Presentations

Awards

2017

  • Excellence in Advising Program by the Region 4 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Florida State’s Advising First Center for College Life Coaching received the 1st Award of the Region 4 Excellence in Advising- Advising Program from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

2013

  • High Tech/High Touch Campus Program from the Association of Public Land Grant Colleges and Universities

2004

  • Outstanding Institutional Advising Program by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

 

Webinars

2018

NACADA November Webinar

Academic Advising and First-Year Students: The Power of Purpose and Movement towards Self-Efficacy
Rolando Torres & Hannah Byrd 

Presentations

2020

Black Student Athlete Summit - Austin, TX

Assisting Student-Athletes Through Transition
Sherrina Lofton

2019

FLACADA–Boca Raton, FL

Fighting Against the Current: Teaching Sinking Staff How to Swim
Shae Roberts, Rose-May Frazier, Samuel Lloyd

Setting the Mood: Creating Effective Advising Environments
Lindsay Schiller and Tracy Turner

"Is This an Easy Class?" Decisiveness and Decision Fatigue in the University
Lauren Dimmer, Sona Antonyan, and Ryan Chin Hing

Role Strain in Academic Advising: Recognizing Your Emotional Limits
Sherrina Lofton, Erin Keller

Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession (ACTP) – Orlando, FL

Hocus Pocus with a Coach’s Focus: Finding the Best Avenues to Connect with Gen Z Students
Shae Roberts, Ivan Myers

NACADA Region 4 Conference – Mobile, AL

Oh Wait, I CAN Do This: Changing the Culture from Academic Probation to Academic Recovery
Ashley Enos, Stephanie Hong (presented with William Hogan and Allison Young)

Guide to Decide: Implementing High Impact Practices for Exploratory Students in the Classroom & Beyond
Dawn Matthews, CyNedra Flanagan

Are You FERPAing Kidding Me?
Delilah Thomas, Jessica Spring

Advising is a Joke: How the Theory and Philosophy of Humor Can Influence Developmental Advising Practices
John Strickland  * Received Best in Region Award*

Watch Out, Here We Grow: Developing and Understanding the Application of Growth Mindset
Ashlyn Burr, Erin Keller

Elephant in the Room: Labor Management and Advisor Turnover
Chris Lau

Not Your Side-chick: Backup Majors Have Feelings Too
Kristen Young, Zoey Zeitlin

Challenges and Opportunities in Flipping Advisor Training
Samuel Lloyd

Setting the Mood: Creating Effective Advising Environments (Poster)
Tracy Turner, Lindsay Schiller

Bring Your Own Pen; A Tangible Reminder for Student Preparedness (Poster)
Rachel Ward

HIPs in the States– Bowling Green, KY

Guide to Decide: Implementing High Impact Practices for Exploratory Students in the Classroom & Beyond
Dawn Matthews, CyNedra Flanagan

 

2018

NASPA Annual Conference- Philadelphia, PA 
Advising Myself: Can I Really Balance Work, Personal Life, and Going Back to School? 
Rose May Frazier, Dawn Matthews (presented with David Kenton, Deonte Brown & Derrick Pollock) 

NACADA Region 4 Conference – Pine Mountain, GA 

Breaking the Ice: Team Building Strategies for Students and Staff
Zoey Zeitlin and Bernard Shuford

Good Grief: Cultivating Student Success by Getting to the Root of Loss 
Emily Manning, LaShae Roberts, Justin Hall, Rachel McPherson

Their "Other Mother": Other mothering in Academic Advising 
CyNedra Flanagan (presented with Jasmyn Pollock) 

Developing & Coaching a Culture of Leaders: The Power of Connection (Pre-Conference workshop) 
Sarah Lovins, Rolando Torres & Hannah Byrd

Tailor Made: Customizing Student Strategies for Success (Conference Poster session) 
Tracy Turner, Kyle Roark, Chris Lau 

FLACADA State Conference – Miami, FL
Road to the Right Major: Strategies for Advising Exploratory Students
Elisa Kuchvalek, Andrea Inman 

 

2017

FSU Mentoring Institute – Tallahassee, FL
The Power of Purpose: Coaching Students Toward Self Efficacy
Erica Cucinella, Rolando Torres, Hannah Byrd

NACADA National Conference – St. Louis, MO
The Power of Purpose: Coaching Students Toward Self Efficacy
Erica Cucinella, Rolando Torres, Hannah Byrd

Advising Myself-Can I really Balance Work, Personal Life, and Going Back to School?
Dawn Matthews, Rose-May (presented with David Kenton, Deonte Brown & Derrick Pollock)

#HowWeEmpower: Bridging Social Justice and Academics
Alicia Weaver, Mary Correia, Samantha Spiers 

Opening the Gate to Students Affairs Through Academic Advising
D’Evelyn Wymore, Delilah Thomas

NACADA Region 4 Conference – Jackson, MS
More than Tissues: Advising, Mental Health, and Best Practices
Kenneth Range, Delilah Thomas, and Alicia Weaver

¡Si, se puede! Empowering Latino Students for Success
Sabrina Smith, Kelsie Patton, and Caitlin Tidwell

Making the Most of an Accelerated Semester: Providing Students with Options (Conference Poster session)
Stacey Acad and Schanell Hylton 

Hook, Line, and Sink: Reeling Transfer Students to Success
Caroline Cox and Tracey Turner

“Please help me find….myself!” Assisting Students in Their Journey to Self-Discovery
Rolando Torres and Hannah Byrd 

 

2016        

NACADA Region 4 Conference- Orlando, FL 
Appreciative, Proactive, and Effective: A Collaborative Coaching Model for Organized Meetings, Empowered Students and Increased Retention 
Samuel Lloyd, LaShae Roberts

#BlackGirlMagic: The Role of Advisors in Supporting the Successes of Black Women 
Dawn Matthews, Ky’Eisha Penn, Kelsie Patton, Sabrina Smith*Received Best in Region Award

Igniting the Flame: Advisor Resilience and Burnout Prevention
Caroline Cox, Sandi Dedrick, Melanie Presnell

It’s Not You, It’s Me: Tips to Effectively Break Up with Your Major
Jill Flees, Katie Grissom

Mean Tweets: Overcoming Stereotypes Surrounding Liberal Arts Majors
Ashley Enos, Emily Manning, Hannah Recinella

Outside Ivory Towers: Collegiate Advising for High School Students 
Jenna Howard, Korey Lowry, Roly Torres, D’Evelyn Wymore

Programming: The Thrill Ride to Connection
 Wisley Dorce, Samantha Howard

Work Hard, Play Hard: Integrating Social Engagement within the Advising Community
Lynn Helton, Nancy Minev, Samantha Spiers

 

2015

NACADA Region 4 Conference – Auburn, AL
Academic Advising in the 21st Century – Serving Our Veterans 
Michael Fitzgerald, Meredith McMackin, Ky’Eisha Penn, Arlin Robinson

Inno-vising
(preconference workshop)Meghan Schwab, Misti Steward

Measuring the Magic: Quantifying Developmental Advising
Jill Flees, Danyele Martin, Kathleen Shea Smith

Re-Defining Global Citizenship: A Guide for Advising and Supporting International Students
Dawn Matthews, Brooke Taddonio, Caitlin Tidwell 

FLACADA State Conference – Miami, FL
Work Hard, Play Hard: Integrating Social Engagement within the Advising Community 
Samantha Spiers, Mary Correia, Nancy Minev*Received Best in State Award

NACADA Annual Conference – Las Vegas, NV
Advising for the New Career Path
Meghan Schwab, Misti Steward 

First Generation College Students – Practice and Research of Successful Retention Strategies
Rose-May Frazier (presented with David Kenton, Justina Jones, Asha Brewer)

Measuring the Magic: Quantifying Developmental Advising
Jill Flees, Danyele Martin, Kathleen Shea Smith 

Re-Defining Global Citizenship: A Guide for Advising and Supporting International Students
Dawn Matthews, Brooke Taddonio, Caitlin Tidwell 

 

2014

NACADA Region 4 Conference – Savannah, GA
Advising Greatly: Exploring Vulnerability and Shame Within Academia
Jenna Howard, Kathleen Shea Smith, Roly Torres, Allison Torma

NACADA Annual Conference – Minneapolis, MN
Advising Greatly: Exploring Vulnerability and Shame Within Academia
Kathleen Shea Smith, Roly Torres, Allison Torma

 

2013

NACADA Region 4 Conference – Biloxi, MS
Filling the “God-Shaped” Hole:  Talking to Students about their Faith
Chanelle Johnson, Erin Straszewski 

For Better or Worse?  Exploring Romantic Relationships and the Effect on Student Decision-Making, Satisfaction and Retention
Alicia Cobb, Samantha Howard

From Coach to Advisor and Advisor to Coach:  An Integrated Approach to Supporting Students 
Eric Crosier, Erin Straszewski

Help Me Help You!  Deconstructing Why First-Generation Minority College Students Avoid Seeking Help
Louis Macias*Received Best in Region Award

Lighting the Path for Student Success:  How to Motivate like a Sport Coach
Abby Rhodes, John Keenan, Danyele Martin, Jordan Perry

Supporting First Year Students with Accelerated Credit
Alicia Cobb, Kristen Karpinski 

Student to CEO:  Holistically Empowering Students through Coaching
John Keenan, Jen Santoro, Kasey Lovingood

The Invisible Middle Child:  Helping Students Overcome the Sophomore Slump and Declare their Major with Confidence
Katie Grissom, Melissa Ludlam, Tanya Perry, Nikki Raimondi

FLACADA State Conference – Tallahassee, FL
Bright Futures for All? Perceptions of Students Who Lost Their Merit-Based Funding
Casey Flanigan, Karey Fowler, Kathleen Shea Smith

Filling the God-shaped Hole: Talking to Students about Their Faith
Linda Burns, Erin Straszewski, Chanelle Johnson

Help Me Help You! Deconstructing the Help-Seeking Behavior of First-Generation Minority College Students
Louis Macias

Teachable Moments: Developmental Advising for First-Generation Students with Learning Outcomes
DeOnte Brown, Jenai Kelley 

NACADA Annual Conference – Salt Lake City, UTRealizing Our Potential: The Next Step in a Unified Theory of Advising
John Keenan

Retention in Action: Addressing the Needs of the Inner Student Using Collaborative Coaching Techniques
Jennifer Santoro, Kathleen Shea Smith

 

2012

FSU Mentoring Institute – Tallahassee, FL
Collaboration in Action: Mentoring Millennials Utilizing Success Coaching Techniques
Kathleen Shea Smith, Jen Santoro

NACADA Region 4 Conference - Miami, FL
Riddle Me This: How Can Effective Questioning Enhance Student-Advisor Relationships
Alicia Cobb, Kristen Karpinski, Louis Macias, LaShae Roberts

Building a Veteran Friendly Campus
Kyle Barber, Lisa Glover, Dennis Hutchinson, Meredith McMackin, Lara Musser, Ed Oaksford, Nikki Raimondi

Myths about Majors and Careers:  High-Demand Careers and Alternative Routes to Get There
Chevonne Brown, Nina Flanagan, Chanelle Johnson, Bernard Shuford

What’s in a Name?  Assessing and Advising for a “Back-up Plan”
Linda Burns, Holly Hunt, Mandi Johnson

NACADA Annual Conference – Nashville, TNSuccess Coaching: Developmental Advising in Action
Alicia Cobb, Nikki Raimondi, Kathleen Shea Smith, Carly Taylor

Working Smarter Not Harder:  A Collaborative Tool For Exploratory Students
Eric Crosier (presented with Kathy Dorsett)

 

2011 

NACADA Region 4 Conference - Birmingham, AL
Research in Advising
Kathleen Shea Smith

Conversations, Clarification and Collages:  Innovative Workshops for Undecided Students
 Dustin Atkinson, Kathleen Shea Smith, Eric Crosier*Received Best in Region Award

NACADA Annual Conference - Denver, CO
Conversations, Clarification and Collages: Innovative Workshops for Undecided Students 
Dustin Atkinson, Kathleen Shea Smith, Eric Crosier

Exploration at High Altitudes: Maximizing Resources to Create or Strengthen Programs for Your Undeclared/Exploratory Population 
Kathleen Shea Smith (presented with Art Esposito)

Going the Extra Mile: Utilizing Success Coaching as a Developmental Advising Tool
Linda Burns, Sarah Mahler, Kathleen Shea Smith

HOT TOPIC: Round Table Discussion of Exemplary Undeclared/Exploratory Programs
Kathleen Shea Smith

 

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