Shari Freyermuth, assistant dean for academic programs and associate teaching professor of biochemistry, was recently awarded a 2015 Excellence in Advising Award from MU’s Advisors Forum. Freyermuth is the ninth CAFNR faculty advisor to receive the award.
Each year MU recognizes a faculty and staff member who possess qualities of a remarkable undergraduate student advisor. Freyermuth was the recipient of the faculty advisor award due to her evidence of effective advising qualities and practices.
“I love working with our outstanding CAFNR students as well as my colleagues in the College. My job is never boring and I learn something new every day,” said Freyermuth.
The selection committee, which consists of five outside reviewers, has several qualities that they look for during their selection process, some of which include: demonstration of a caring attitude towards students, monitoring of student progress toward academic life goals, availability to students and other advisors, frequency of contact with students, enhancing programs for the direct benefit of students, and more.
“I was very honored to receive the award. We have really great faculty advisors on campus, so it is quite an honor to be singled out amongst my colleagues. There are many faculty on campus and in our college who work hard for student success,” said Freyermuth.
Each advising award is supported by the Advisors Forum, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Total Person Program and the Office of the Provost. Due to their efforts, they honor each recipient with a $1,000 award and a plaque. Freyermuth was presented with her award at the Advisors Forum reception April 15.