Jill Moreland, program director and advisor chair for the Division of Applied Social Sciences, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11.
Moreland advises 70 undergraduate students in the Agribusiness Management (58) and Agriculture (12) degree programs. Since she began advising undergraduate students in 2015, Moreland has been consistently awarded higher marks than the department and college averages for advising. Moreland advises all Agribusiness Management freshmen who she meets during Summer Welcome.
“In addition to guiding students through the program requirements for the two degrees (Agribusiness Management and Agriculture), she provides critically important mentorship to help students set goals, identify career interests, make the most of their experiences and plan for the future,” said Joe Parcell, director, Division of Applied Social Sciences. “CAFNR’s priority is to graduate ‘total students’ – those who are well-rounded and caring and who have a passion for positively impacting agriculture and people’s lives. From shouldering many advisees to outscoring the college on advising evaluations to shepherding advisees from the role of student to colleague, Jill embodies excellence in all facets of undergraduate advising, and she’s committed to aiding her advisees as they develop into ‘total students.’”