Outstanding FY Academic Advisor Award


To recognize one academic advisor for his/her outstanding contributions to freshmen and the advancement of academic advising efforts at Morgan State University.


Any staff member, from the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) and the Office of Student Success and Retention (OSSR) departments, whose responsibility includes the academic advisement of freshmen students at Morgan State University. An individual cannot receive this award for two consecutive semesters.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Is student-oriented. Has an interest in and concern for advisees as individuals 
  • Uses an proactive advising approach versus simple course registration
  • Provides accurate advisement to advisees (i.e. course selection, academic regulations, and institutional policies etc.)
  • Refers advisees to the appropriate campus resources
  • Maintains consistent contact with advisees
  • Is available to advisees, staff, and faculty
  • Collaborates with faculty and other staff to provide holistic support to advisees
  • Maintains accurate recordkeeping of all advisement sessions in Starfish
  • Engages in professional development offered by the institution and/or external entities

Nomination Procedure:

Students are invited to nominate candidates for the Outstanding FY Academic Advisor Award. All nominators must submit an online nomination form.

• Complete the online nomination form 
• The nominee will be contacted to submit a one page personal statement on academic advising to fy_advising@morgan.edu

Deadline for Nominations:

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Outstanding FY Academic Advisor will begin in April 2019.

Selection Process:

A selection committee consisting of a faculty member, a Student Affairs representative, students, and a representative from the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success will review the nominations and supporting materials in order to select the Outstanding FY Academic Advising Award recipient

2017-2018 Award Recipient

Mr. Devin Brown

Office of Student Success and Retention 

 College of Liberal Arts

Devin Brown


2016-2017 Award Recipient

Mr. Derrell Brown 

Center for Academic Success and Achievement

Derrell Brown