ATU’s Tomlin Wins Statewide Advising Award

Arkansas Tech University’s Scott Tomlin is the 2017 recipient of the Arkansas Academic Advising Network (ArkAAN) award for outstanding academic advising in a primary advising role.

Tomlin serves as assistant director and as an academic advisor in the Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center at ATU. He has worked in the center since 2014 after previously serving on the staffs in the ATU Department of Art and the ATU Office of the Registrar.

Marika Lederman, director of the Sturgis Academic Advising Center at ATU, nominated Tomlin for the award. She pointed to Tomlin’s work with students facing academic suspension as one of the areas in which he has distinguished himself.

“He spends countless hours working with these students to make sure they can be successful,” said Lederman. “He helps them recognize what issues they had in past semesters and helps them determine how to overcome those issues. He never rushes anyone through his office, and each student who leaves knows they can come back to him with anything. These students are successful because of all the attention Scott gives them. In my opinion, student success happens when these students have someone like Scott helping them.”

Learn more about the Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center at ATU.

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